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Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and play their home games at White Hart Lane. The stadium is in North London and has a capacity of 36236. Tottenham's nickname is 'Spurs' and the team plays in white shirts, navy-blue shorts and white socks. Tottenham are sometimes called 'The Lilywhites' due to the colour of their shirts. The current manager is Mauricio Pochettino, who is the second Argentinian to manage Spurs in the Premier League, the first was Ossie Ardiles. Ardiles managed Spurs in 1993-94 and also made over 200 appearances for the club.

Hugo Lloris is the French number one.

Tottenham are famous for their success in the FA Cup, winning the competition eight times, but their most recent trophy was the League Cup, in 2009. In 1963, they became the first British club to win a European Competition (the European Cup Winners’ Cup), and since then have won the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League) twice. Tottenham have always been famous for playing exciting, attacking football. In 2015/16, Tottenham continued that tradition, with Premier League Young Player of the Season, Dele Alli, playing some great football and Harry Kane, with 25 goals, winning the Premier League's Golden Boot.

"If you don’t win anything, you have had a bad season’’ - Bill Nicholson, ex-Tottenham Manager.

Tottenham’s ground is in North London, so lots of Spurs fans come from this area and the regions around it. There are many other clubs in London, and Tottenham have strong rivalries with Chelsea and West Ham United, but their closest and strongest rival is North London neighbours, Arsenal.

Tottenham's name comes from the name of a 14th-century Tottenham man, Sir Harry Hotspur, who featured in one of Shakespeare’s plays, Henry the Fourth. He was a soldier, and a very fierce fighter. So, the team from Tottenham adopted this name and became Tottenham Hotspur, which is shortened to ‘Spurs’.

Christian Eriksen is a free kick expert.

In 2015/16, Tottenham Hotspur finished 3rd in the Premier League and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Spurs finished in their highest ever Premier League position but it could have been much, much more. With just a few matches left, Spurs were battling with Leicester for the Premier League title. After a disappointing end to the season, Tottenham slipped behind Arsenal but they can look back at the season with pride and some brilliant football. Under manager, the Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs fans will hope their team can challenge for the title again this season. With players like the England international Harry Kane, French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Danish international Christian Eriksen, Spurs have some of the most exciting players in the Premier League and they have added Victor Wanyama from Southampton and bought Vincent Janssen to help Kane in attack. Can they improve on last season’s 3rd position?

Prediction 2016/17: 8th

Key player: Harry Kane

Did you know….?

'Spurs' are metal objects that attach to the boots of horse riders.

Learn about Tottenham Hotspur

The following activities will help you learn about Tottenham Hotspur football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Tottenham's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

White Hart Lane is the home of Tottenham Hotspur, Getty

Audere est Facere

This is Spurs' motto. It means To Dare Is to Do. 

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about Spurs?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Tottenham Hotspur. Watch the Tottenham Hotspur club video and learn more about Spurs. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is a little difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to Tottenham Hotspur.

In this video, John Dykes talks about Tottenham's White Hart Lane Stadium. 

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anhduongspurs
30/05/2017
VN
317
points

I LOVE SPURS


anhduongspurs
30/05/2017 12:35
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
317

I LOVE SPURS

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haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

"Lilywhite" and "navy blue' are new words for me. These two colours remind me the horizontal striped shirt white and dark blue of fishermen. It's a lovely design.
I like their kit, that what I call an elegant clothing.


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haydi
30/04/2017 23:59
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

"Lilywhite" and "navy blue' are new words for me. These two colours remind me the horizontal striped shirt white and dark blue of fishermen. It's a lovely design.
I like their kit, that what I call an elegant clothing.

Azizius
01/02/2017
UZ
23
points

Tottenham is great but I I support arcenal


Azizius
01/02/2017 11:26
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
23

Tottenham is great but I I support arcenal

Azizius
01/02/2017
UZ
23
points

I like their fans. They r great supporters


Azizius
01/02/2017 11:24
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
23

I like their fans. They r great supporters

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Mehmed92
28/01/2017
BA
113
points

Tottenham Hotspur is good team.


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Mehmed92
28/01/2017 21:10
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Tottenham Hotspur is good team.

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Caco
28/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
28/01/2017 14:06
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

Minjo's picture
Minjo
26/01/2017
BA
28
points

great


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Minjo
26/01/2017 14:24
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
28

great

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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017
AL
314
points

spuuuuuuurs <3 <3 <3


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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017 14:07
Albania
Tottenham Hotspur
314

spuuuuuuurs <3 <3 <3

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

Tottenham Hotspur


Almir10
24/01/2017 20:59
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

Tottenham Hotspur

Komobius
10/01/2017
UA
47
points

Hello everybody! I don't support Tottenham Hotspur, but sometimes I do follow them...


Komobius
10/01/2017 11:44
Ukraine
Manchester United
47

Hello everybody! I don't support Tottenham Hotspur, but sometimes I do follow them...

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SKoshen11
17/12/2016
KZ
80
points

I support Chelsea, but i really love football Tottenham shows. Great coach, great players, great team.


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SKoshen11
17/12/2016 14:20
Kazakhstan
Chelsea
80

I support Chelsea, but i really love football Tottenham shows. Great coach, great players, great team.

juanjava
09/11/2016
CO
44
points

Its my favorite Premier League Club. It is not the traditional famous club from England


juanjava
09/11/2016 00:18
Colombia
Tottenham Hotspur
44

Its my favorite Premier League Club. It is not the traditional famous club from England

bane84
29/09/2016
RS
33
points

Tottenham is my favorite club. I love this club because playing attacking football. My favotite player is Harry Kane


bane84
29/09/2016 11:48
Serbia
Tottenham Hotspur
33

Tottenham is my favorite club. I love this club because playing attacking football. My favotite player is Harry Kane

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Rich
29/09/2016
ES
178
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English, Bane84!

We will have a new article all about a Tottenham player this afternoon. Check out our homepage later to find out who it is!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 


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Rich
29/09/2016 12:38
Spain
Liverpool
178

Welcome to Premier Skills English, Bane84!

We will have a new article all about a Tottenham player this afternoon. Check out our homepage later to find out who it is!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

 

vitalikua
13/08/2016
UA
78
points

I think, in this season, they will not be in top 4


vitalikua
13/08/2016 20:51
Ukraine
Liverpool
78

I think, in this season, they will not be in top 4

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jeol99
04/06/2016
KR
21
points

Tobi is B E S T defender.
COYS


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jeol99
04/06/2016 17:08
South Korea
Tottenham Hotspur
21

Tobi is B E S T defender.
COYS

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kwesimanifest
03/06/2016
GH
3904
points

My favourite spurs player is Kane. I think he finishes quite well and is a good striker.


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kwesimanifest
03/06/2016 01:15
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

My favourite spurs player is Kane. I think he finishes quite well and is a good striker.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016
GH
3904
points

I love the fact that they play quite some nice football and look positive enough to make top four


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016 00:56
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

I love the fact that they play quite some nice football and look positive enough to make top four

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3557
points

I think they will finish as runner up.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:26
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think they will finish as runner up.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3557
points

I remember the match between Totenham and Chelsea when they won 5-3 last season.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:26
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I remember the match between Totenham and Chelsea when they won 5-3 last season.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3557
points

I think the best players in Totenham are Kane,Eriksen and lloris.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:24
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think the best players in Totenham are Kane,Eriksen and lloris.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

The title race goes on for the Spurs, and they would need all their players who can make a difference.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:24
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

The title race goes on for the Spurs, and they would need all their players who can make a difference.

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elghoul
13/03/2016
DZ
1535
points

Best wishes to Bentaleb who is suffering this year.


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elghoul
13/03/2016 13:25
Algeria
Arsenal
1535

Best wishes to Bentaleb who is suffering this year.

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HakanUslu1881
10/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I am not a fan of Spurs.


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HakanUslu1881
10/03/2016 20:42
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I am not a fan of Spurs.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I like their fans and game style.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016 22:12
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I like their fans and game style.

joto
02/03/2016
AT
271
points

good club


joto
02/03/2016 16:10
Austria
Stoke City
271

good club

nikosonris
23/02/2016
UA
2453
points

I think their defeat in the FA Cup is for the better. They will be more focused on the PL.


nikosonris
23/02/2016 17:06
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I think their defeat in the FA Cup is for the better. They will be more focused on the PL.

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Up and rising! Those lads can make it!


nikosonris
16/02/2016 08:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Up and rising! Those lads can make it!

nikosonris
03/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Now the title race has become even more exciting and intriguing with the Spurs above the Gunners by goal difference. Harry Kane just can't stop scoring.


nikosonris
03/02/2016 09:28
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Now the title race has become even more exciting and intriguing with the Spurs above the Gunners by goal difference. Harry Kane just can't stop scoring.

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Genrilon
30/01/2016
UZ
137
points

Audere est Facere ("To Dare Is to Do"), Spurs topping the group table above Inter Milan in UEFA Champions League and beating another Italian club from Milan to reach quarters, Gareth Bale's fantastic goalscoring season in 2012/13, Harry Kane, Deli Alli.


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Genrilon
30/01/2016 05:50
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

Audere est Facere ("To Dare Is to Do"), Spurs topping the group table above Inter Milan in UEFA Champions League and beating another Italian club from Milan to reach quarters, Gareth Bale's fantastic goalscoring season in 2012/13, Harry Kane, Deli Alli.

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aragorn1986
18/01/2016
ME
3527
points

Spurs are surprisingly very close to the leading teams in the PL. Maybe they can finish third this year.


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aragorn1986
18/01/2016 16:55
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Spurs are surprisingly very close to the leading teams in the PL. Maybe they can finish third this year.

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

They definitely have a chance to claim a TOP 4 position this season!


nikosonris
28/12/2015 09:57
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

They definitely have a chance to claim a TOP 4 position this season!

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Alex_from_Ukraine
10/12/2015
UA
2676
points

I'm not a Spurs' fan, but I think their style is appealing.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
10/12/2015 03:33
Ukraine
Liverpool
2676

I'm not a Spurs' fan, but I think their style is appealing.

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3527
points

If Harry Cane can't pull the whole team to enter the top 4 then I don't know who is going to do that. They have a good streak, but it still isn't the winning team. They have to face their fears and start winning derbies. Otherwise, they'll stay where they are.


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 13:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

If Harry Cane can't pull the whole team to enter the top 4 then I don't know who is going to do that. They have a good streak, but it still isn't the winning team. They have to face their fears and start winning derbies. Otherwise, they'll stay where they are.

nikosonris
21/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I agree with you up to a point, but they've got nice players, besides Hurricane: a goal-keeping magician Hugo Lloris, a constantly solid defender Toby Alderweireld, a rising star in midfield Dele Alli and a wonderful set piece taker Christian Eriksen.


nikosonris
21/12/2015 16:49
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I agree with you up to a point, but they've got nice players, besides Hurricane: a goal-keeping magician Hugo Lloris, a constantly solid defender Toby Alderweireld, a rising star in midfield Dele Alli and a wonderful set piece taker Christian Eriksen.

crazyboy
29/11/2015
AL
128
points

I like it cause play one of best talented player that England have ever seen and this one is Harry Kane


crazyboy
29/11/2015 13:45
Albania
Arsenal
128

I like it cause play one of best talented player that England have ever seen and this one is Harry Kane

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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I like when Arsenal is playing with them,good derby


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:41
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I like when Arsenal is playing with them,good derby

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I do agree! And Harry Kane is nicknamed the Derby King)


nikosonris
24/11/2015 09:50
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I do agree! And Harry Kane is nicknamed the Derby King)

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Sir_Mahdi24
25/10/2015
AF
139
points

I like Spurs"s attacking football..


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Sir_Mahdi24
25/10/2015 20:00
Afghanistan
Arsenal
139

I like Spurs"s attacking football..

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aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3527
points

Tottenham has good players but somehow they just can't get in top 4 for years. Smth. is always missing. Maybe they should try with another manager.


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aragorn1986
25/10/2015 00:13
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Tottenham has good players but somehow they just can't get in top 4 for years. Smth. is always missing. Maybe they should try with another manager.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I think this season will be different (suffice to mention their unbeaten run). They've got everything to get to TOP 4 now Harry Cane regained his goal-scoring capacity.


nikosonris
23/11/2015 10:07
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I think this season will be different (suffice to mention their unbeaten run). They've got everything to get to TOP 4 now Harry Cane regained his goal-scoring capacity.

nikosonris
22/10/2015
UA
2453
points

Great team, great attacking spirit! But I believe years in the last question 'Who was top-scorer for Tottenham in 2012/13' should be changed)


nikosonris
22/10/2015 16:27
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Great team, great attacking spirit! But I believe years in the last question 'Who was top-scorer for Tottenham in 2012/13' should be changed)

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Rich
22/10/2015
ES
178
points

Thanks nikosonris. I think only Adebayor was playing regularly for Spurs in the 2012/13 season! The answer, of course, was Harry Kane. Do you think the amount of goals Kane scored last year was a fluke?


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Rich
22/10/2015 17:29
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks nikosonris. I think only Adebayor was playing regularly for Spurs in the 2012/13 season! The answer, of course, was Harry Kane. Do you think the amount of goals Kane scored last year was a fluke?

nikosonris
27/10/2015
UA
2453
points

Definitely a fluke, considering his poor goal-scoring start to this season( but he is now gradually picking up his steam and I wish him all the best. He is a good player and 'he's one of your own'))


nikosonris
27/10/2015 16:00
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Definitely a fluke, considering his poor goal-scoring start to this season( but he is now gradually picking up his steam and I wish him all the best. He is a good player and 'he's one of your own'))

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Ilove it, I want to be the bestter.


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 23:28
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Ilove it, I want to be the bestter.

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

That team is Of +


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 21:31
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

That team is Of +

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

All right


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 21:28
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

All right

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Very goog!


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 21:25
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Very goog!

Sadoss
19/10/2015
AZ
150
points

Very nice


Sadoss
19/10/2015 10:32
Azerbaijan
Manchester City
150

Very nice

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elghoul
08/10/2015
DZ
1535
points

Bentaleb is my favourite player.He is also the enthousiastic mildfielder of the Algerian football squad.


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elghoul
08/10/2015 15:30
Algeria
Arsenal
1535

Bentaleb is my favourite player.He is also the enthousiastic mildfielder of the Algerian football squad.

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest3904
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1974
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23422
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19576
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16066
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70350
2Arsenal51106
3Liverpool48777
4Chelsea41860
5Manchester City15426
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
9Everton1642
10Watford1639

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