Welcome to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the home of Spurs


The club was formed in 1882 when boys from Hotspur Cricket Club formed Hotspur FC so that they could play a sport during the winter. The name was changed to Tottenham Hotspur in 1884 to avoid any confusion with another club, London Hotspur. 

Tottenham Hotspur became the only non-league team to win the FA Cup following the formation of the Football League in 1888 when they won it in 1901.

The club’s home stadium, White Hart Lane, was originally a disused nursery. The landlord realised the increased revenues he could enjoy if Spurs played their matches behind his pub and the club moved in.

The 10,000th Premier League goal was scored by Tottenham Hotspur’s Les Ferdinand in a 4-0 win against Fulham in December 2001.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt became the first Premier League substitute when he replaced Ian Walker in the first game of the 1992 campaign. 

Spurs were the first team to ever win the UEFA Cup, which was established in 1971.

On the very day that Spurs lost their place to Arsenal in the First Division, the club’s pet parrot collapsed and died. The parrot had been a gift from a ship’s captain as the team returned from a 1908 tour of Argentina and Uruguay. Some say the phrase ‘as sick as a parrot’ originated from here.

Tottenham Hotspur were the first British club to win a major European trophy. They lifted the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963.

Former captain Ledley King holds the record for the fastest goal ever in the Premier League. The defender scored for Spurs in just 9.9 seconds against Bradford City.

Diego Maradona once pulled on a Tottenham Hotspur shirt. The legendary Argentinian wore the number ten shirt for Spurs in Ossie Ardiles’ testimonial against Inter Milan in 1986. Tottenham won the game 2-1.