About Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
- Founded: 1882
- Stadium/Capacity: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK / 62,062
- League Champions: 1951, 1961
- FA Cup Winners: 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991
- League Cup Winners: 1971, 1973, 1999, 2008
- European Cup Winners' Cup: 1963
- UEFA Cup: 1972, 1984
- Charity Shield Winners: 1921, 1952, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1982, 1992
In 1882 the Hotspur Football Club was formed by grammar school boys in Tottenham, North London. The school boys were also members of Hotspur Cricket Club and named the club after Sir Henry Percy who was "Harry Hotspur" of Shakespeare's Henry IV, part 1, and who lived locally during the 14th century. In 1884 the club was renamed Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Club. The Club is also known as "Tottenham" or just simply "Spurs".
Tottenham Hotspur was located at White Hart Lane since 1899 until 2017 with a final capacity of 36,284 all seating. In 2016, construction of new stadium was started and was completed in 2019. The first game in the new stadium was in April 3rd vs Crystal Palace featuring a 2-0 win for the home side. The new stadium which is currently called Tottenham Hotspur stadium has an all seater capacity of 62,062 and is considered to be finest new stadium in Europe and perhaps the world. The ground has the capacity to play two major sports being constructed with a dual playing retractable surface for that of professional football and also NFL American football on the lower situated AstroTurf.
Tottenham Hotspur were the first and only non-league club to win the F.A Cup in 1901 and also the first in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960-61 season. In 1963, Spurs became the first British club to win a European trophy - the European Cup Winners' Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur are the record European Cup Competition winners within the London area (The UEFA Cup in 1972 & 1984 and Cup Winners Cup in 1963) and are one of only two Premier League Clubs to win a major trophy during every decade since the 1950’s. Spurs are one of only seven Clubs to compete in every Premier League since it's inception in 1992.
Spurs are well renowned for the attractive football they have played over the years. As Bill Nicholson OBE, the foundation of the modern day Club and the Club’s greatest manager famously said:-
"It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory."