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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 2016/17, Tottenham continued that tradition, with Premier League Young Player of the Season, Dele Alli, playing some great football and Harry Kane, with 35 goals, winning the Premier League's Golden Boot for the second consecutive season.

"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 2016/17, Tottenham Hotspur finished 2nd in the Premier League and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Spurs finished in their highest ever Premier League position and will be hoping to go one more step further this season. Under manager, the Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have put together a fantastic team to watch and will be challenging at the top 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 also have steel in midfield with Victor Wanyama and a strong defence. Can they improve on last season’s 2nd position?

Prediction 2018/19: 4th

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. 

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evian1013
05/12/2018
KR
108
points

My favorite player is Son because he is Korean.


evian1013
05/12/2018 06:37
South Korea
Chelsea
108

My favorite player is Son because he is Korean.

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quanmessi
29/11/2018
VN
203
points

A long time ago, i am not a football fan . then, i become real madrid's fan . But this time i am Tottenham hotspur's fan


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quanmessi
29/11/2018 12:52
Vietnam
Manchester United
203

A long time ago, i am not a football fan . then, i become real madrid's fan . But this time i am Tottenham hotspur's fan

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luongtx
14/11/2018
VN
23
points

where is the video around video guide section?


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luongtx
14/11/2018 12:24
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
23

where is the video around video guide section?

Rich's picture
Rich
19/11/2018
ES
370
points

Hi Luongtx,

You can find this club video in our 'watch section' which you can find by clicking 'skills' at the top of the page. Here's the link to the Tottenham page:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/watch/club-guides/featured-club-tottenham-hotspur

Hope you find it useful,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
19/11/2018 08:11
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Luongtx,

You can find this club video in our 'watch section' which you can find by clicking 'skills' at the top of the page. Here's the link to the Tottenham page:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/watch/club-guides/featured-club-tottenham-hotspur

Hope you find it useful,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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lionbee
27/07/2018
TR
17
points

I m not fan it but they r very perfect.


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lionbee
27/07/2018 18:34
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
17

I m not fan it but they r very perfect.

lionbee's picture
lionbee
27/07/2018
TR
17
points

It is very easy


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lionbee
27/07/2018 18:29
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
17

It is very easy

an_olga
17/07/2018
RU
87
points

My favourite player is Son Heung Min because he is a very good striker.


an_olga
17/07/2018 14:48
Russia
Manchester United
87

My favourite player is Son Heung Min because he is a very good striker.

milos
16/05/2018
RS
1976
points

I am not a fan of Tottenham,but I like how they play football.Every season they keep atacking football and that is realy exciting.Harry Kane is always in the top three scorer.They play football to score one more goal than their opponent.Young player who play for Tottenham are very talented,and every season one of them have great performance.


milos
16/05/2018 06:50
Serbia
Manchester United
1976

I am not a fan of Tottenham,but I like how they play football.Every season they keep atacking football and that is realy exciting.Harry Kane is always in the top three scorer.They play football to score one more goal than their opponent.Young player who play for Tottenham are very talented,and every season one of them have great performance.

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shiaulis
27/04/2018
UA
8
points

I watching for this wonderful team more than 7 years and I so exited that how powerful and young they are!


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shiaulis
27/04/2018 20:05
Ukraine
Tottenham Hotspur
8

I watching for this wonderful team more than 7 years and I so exited that how powerful and young they are!

FX Priour
13/04/2018
FR
7
points

Spurs are interesting not only because of their brilliant attacking style of play, but also because of their stability these days. They don't spend too much on new transfers, but manage to keep their great players for several years, thus building true team spirit, which ultimately pays off.
 


FX Priour
13/04/2018 11:44
France
Tottenham Hotspur
7

Spurs are interesting not only because of their brilliant attacking style of play, but also because of their stability these days. They don't spend too much on new transfers, but manage to keep their great players for several years, thus building true team spirit, which ultimately pays off.
 

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Alexalex
10/04/2018
UA
21
points

Hi!


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Alexalex
10/04/2018 16:48
Ukraine
Tottenham Hotspur
21

Hi!

ibraspurs
21/03/2018
ET
105
points

Spurs is in my blood. whenever I see the motto " TO DARE IS DO" and " THE GAME IS ABOUT GLORY" I feel very energetic. I love spurs because of their fascinating attacking football. I love most of spurs players especially Kane, Erikssen,Dembele and Son. this season spurs will finish 3rd.


ibraspurs
21/03/2018 11:17
Ethiopia
Tottenham Hotspur
105

Spurs is in my blood. whenever I see the motto " TO DARE IS DO" and " THE GAME IS ABOUT GLORY" I feel very energetic. I love spurs because of their fascinating attacking football. I love most of spurs players especially Kane, Erikssen,Dembele and Son. this season spurs will finish 3rd.

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Gussi
04/12/2017
DK
13
points

hi im new


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Gussi
04/12/2017 15:12
Denmark
Tottenham Hotspur
13

hi im new

Rich's picture
Rich
04/12/2017
ES
370
points

Hi Gussi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Are you a big fan of Christian Eriksen?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
04/12/2017 17:10
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Gussi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Are you a big fan of Christian Eriksen?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

nessbenites
15/11/2017
PE
106
points

The Spurs practice a a brilliant attacking football!, for that reason I admire them.


nessbenites
15/11/2017 01:34
Peru
Tottenham Hotspur
106

The Spurs practice a a brilliant attacking football!, for that reason I admire them.

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Saloma
06/10/2017
EG
21
points

Harry kane should be in Real Madrid


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Saloma
06/10/2017 20:20
Egypt
Tottenham Hotspur
21

Harry kane should be in Real Madrid

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Khaldoun83
26/09/2017
DZ
221
points

Despite the Spurs have been playing very well since last season, I do not think that they are going to win Premier League trophy this season.


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Khaldoun83
26/09/2017 15:12
Algeria
Liverpool
221

Despite the Spurs have been playing very well since last season, I do not think that they are going to win Premier League trophy this season.

kirito2001
12/08/2017
VN
180
points

Spurs is a strong club.


kirito2001
12/08/2017 09:15
Vietnam
Manchester United
180

Spurs is a strong club.

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lionbee
27/07/2018
TR
17
points

Galatasaray is stronger than it.


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lionbee
27/07/2018 18:33
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
17

Galatasaray is stronger than it.

anhduongspurs
30/05/2017
VN
1084
points

I LOVE SPURS


anhduongspurs
30/05/2017 12:35
Vietnam
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1084

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

:)

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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

Rich's picture
Rich
29/09/2016
ES
370
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
370

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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vitalikua
13/08/2016
UA
82
points

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


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vitalikua
13/08/2016 20:51
Ukraine
Liverpool
82

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
4662
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
4662

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
GH
4662
points

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


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kwesimanifest
03/06/2016 00:56
Ghana
Manchester United
4662

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

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3696
points

I think they will finish as runner up.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:26
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3696

I think they will finish as runner up.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3696
points

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


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:26
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3696

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

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3696
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
3696

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
2999
points

Best wishes to Bentaleb who is suffering this year.


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elghoul
13/03/2016 13:25
Algeria
Manchester City
2999

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.

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HakanUslu1881
02/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I like their fans and game style.


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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
3557
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
3557

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

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest4662
2assemjuve3696
3aragorn19863557
4Liubomyr3256
5haydi3189
6elghoul2999
7Ahmed Adam Mamado2859
8Alex_from_Ukraine2706
9nikosonris2453
10Buchiy2395
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia64227
2Ukraine26746
3Serbia25779
4Albania20415
5Macedonia19058
6Bosnia and Herzegovina16217
7Spain14587
8Armenia13351
9Kosovo13096
10Bolivia12677
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United114413
2Liverpool67793
3Arsenal65046
4Chelsea64452
5Manchester City32362
6Leicester City10594
7Tottenham Hotspur7010
8Newcastle United6165
9West Ham United4470
10Watford3882

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

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