Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Everton F.C. & Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Current Squad and Their Honours By Supporters

Everton F.C. &

Tottenham Hotspur F.C Playing Style and Their Historical Achievement-

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has made a surprise approach to sign Everton defender Phil Neville, the Daily Mail said. 

Talks between the clubs are at an “advanced” stage and Redknapp is confident of landing the former England player, the Mail said. Neville, 33, has 18 months left on his contract and because of his age Spurs’ offer only extends that far, the newspaper said. 

A fee of about 1.5 million pounds ($2.3 million) has been proposed, although Everton manager David Moyes may be prepared to take a player exchange with Roman Pavlyuchenko and David Bentley being considered, the Mail said. 

Beckham Pay Cut
David Beckham has offered to accept a cut on his 100,000 pounds-per-week salary in order to make a loan move to Tottenham from the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Daily Mirror said. 

Beckham, 35, will begin training with Spurs today after a loan agreement between the teams couldn’t be reached. Tottenham wants the former England captain to play for the club until mid- March instead of just training until Feb. 10, the Mirror said.
Everton's crest
Full name Everton Football Club
Nickname(s) The Toffees, The Blues, The School of Science, The People's Club
Founded 1878 as St Domingo's F.C.
Ground Goodison Park
(Capacity: 40,157)
Chairman Bill Kenwright
Manager David Moyes
League Premier League
2009–10 Premier League, 8th

Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Current season
 Everton Football Club are an English professional football club from the city of Liverpool. The club competes in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. They have competed in the top division for a record 108 seasons, they have played more top-flight league games than any other English team and have won the League Championship nine times—the fourth highest of any team. Everton have remained in the top division since 1954, and were founder members of the Premier League in 1992.

Formed in 1878, Everton were founding members of The Football League in 1888 and won their first league championship two seasons later. Following four league titles and two FA Cup wins, Everton experienced a lull in the immediate post World War Two period until a revival in the 1960s, winning two league championships and an FA Cup. The mid-1980s represented their most recent period of success, with two League Championship successes, an FA Cup, and the 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup—their first continental trophy. The club's most recent major trophy was the 1995 FA Cup.

The club's supporters are known as Evertonians. Everton have a large fanbase and regularly attract high attendances, averaging over 36,000 people per game: 95% of stadium capacity. Everton have a notable rivalry with neighbours Liverpool F.C. and the two sides regularly contest the Merseyside Derby. Liverpool F.C. were formed in 1892 by a breakaway group consisting of Everton's former president and a few players. The dispute also resulted in Everton leaving Anfield, their home ground at the time. The club have been based at their current home ground, Goodison Park, since 1892. Plans to move to a new 50,000 seater expandable stadium in Kirkby on the Liverpool city border were blocked by a public enquiry in 2009.

The club's home colours have traditionally been royal blue and white, with notable footballers donning the Everton shirt. The most famous is Dixie Dean, who scored a record 60 league goals in the 1927–28 season. Since 2000, the club has annually recognised notable former players, nominating an "Everton Giant" at the beginning of each season.

The Everton board finally ran out of patience with Smith and he was sacked in March 2002 after an FA Cup exit at Middlesbrough, with Everton in real danger of relegation. The current manager, David Moyes, was his replacement and delivered Everton to a safe finish in fifteenth place. In 2002–03 Everton finished seventh, their highest finish since 1996. A fourth place finish in 2004–05, qualified Everton for the Champions League qualifying round. The team failed to make it through to the Champions League group stage and were then eliminated from the UEFA Cup. Everton qualified for the 2007–08 and 2008–09 UEFA Cup competitions and they were runners-up in the 2009 FA Cup Final.

Moyes has broken the club record for highest transfer fee paid on four occasions, signing James Beattie for £6 million in January 2005, Andy Johnson for £8.6 million in summer 2006, Yakubu for £11.25 million in summer 2007, and Marouane Fellaini for £15 million in September 2008. It was under David Moyes's management that Wayne Rooney broke into the first team, before being sold to Manchester United for a club record fee of £27 million.


Everton's second home colours
Everton's first home colours
During the first decades of their history, Everton had several different kit colours. The team originally played in white and then blue and white stripes, but as new players arriving at the club wore their old team's shirts during matches, confusion soon ensued. It was decided that the shirts would be dyed black, both to save on expenses and to instill a more professional look. The result, however, appeared morbid so a scarlet sash was added.

When the club moved to Goodison Park in 1892, the colours were salmon pink and dark blue striped shirts with dark blue shorts then switching to ruby shirts with blue trim and dark blue shorts. The famous royal blue jerseys with white shorts were first used in the 1901–02 season. The club played in sky blue in 1906, however the fans protested and the colour reverted to royal blue. Occasionally Everton have played in lighter shades than royal blue (such as 1930–31 and 1997–98) but these have proved unpopular with fans.

Everton's traditional away colours were white shirts with black shorts, but from 1968 amber shirts and royal blue shorts became common. Various editions appeared throughout the 70s and 80s. Recently however black, white, grey and yellow away shirts have been used. The away shirt for the current season, commencing August 2010, is a remarkable "lightning" pink.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1974–79 Umbro none
1979–83 Hafnia
1983–85 Le Coq Sportif
1985–86 NEC
1986–95 Umbro
1995–97 Danka
1997–00 One 2 One
2000–02 Puma
2002–04 Kejian
2004–09 Umbro Chang
2009– Le Coq Sportif
The home kit today remains royal blue shirts, white shorts and white socks although when playing teams away who also wear white shorts Everton typically wear all blue. Everton's goalkeepers will wear a lime green shirt with light grey shorts and socks at home and all black away.


Monochrome Everton crest – featured on away and third kits
At the end of the 1937–38 season, Everton secretary Theo Kelly, who later became the club's first manager, wanted to design a club necktie. It was agreed that the colour be blue and Kelly was given the task of designing a crest to be featured on the necktie. Kelly worked on it for four months, until deciding on a reproduction of Prince Rupert's Tower, which stands in the heart of the Everton district.

The Tower has been inextricably linked with the Everton area since its construction in 1787. It was originally used as a bridewell to incarcerate mainly drunks and minor criminals, and it still stands today on Everton Brow in Netherfield Road. The tower was accompanied by two laurel wreaths on either side and, according to the College of Arms in London, Kelly chose to include the laurels as they were the sign of winners. The crest was accompanied by the club motto, "Nil Satis Nisi Optimum", meaning "Nothing but the best is good enough".

The ties were first worn by Kelly and the Everton chairman, Mr. E. Green, on the first day of the 1938–39 season.

The evolution of the Everton crest featured on kits, from left to right:
1922-30  · 1966, 1972-76  · 1976-78  ·· 1978-82
1982-83  · 1983-91  · 1991-2000  · 2000-present
The club rarely incorporated a badge of any description on its shirts. An interwoven "EFC" design was adopted between 1922 and 1930 before the club reverted to plain royal blue shirts, until 1972 when bold "EFC" lettering was added. The crest designed by Kelly was first used on the team's shirts in 1978 and has remained there ever since, undergoing gradual change to become the version used today.


Goodison Park
Everton originally played in the southeast corner of Stanley Park, which is the site for the new Liverpool F.C. stadium, with the first official match taking place in 1879. In 1882, a man named J. Cruitt donated land at Priory Road which became the club's home before they moved to Anfield, which was Everton's home until 1892. At this time, a dispute of how the club was to be owned and run emerged with Anfield's owner and Everton's chairman, John Houlding. 

A dispute between Houlding and the club's committee over how the club should be run, led to Houlding attempting to gain full control of the club by registering the company, "Everton F.C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd". In response, Everton left Anfield for a new ground, Goodison Park, where the club have played ever since. Houlding attempted to take over Everton's name, colours, fixtures and league position, but was denied by The Football Association. Instead, Houlding formed a new club, Liverpool F.C..


Proposed new stadium-

There have been indications since 1996 that Everton will move to a new stadium. The original plan was for a new 60,000-seat stadium to be built, but in 2000 a proposal was submitted to build a 55,000 seat stadium as part of the King's Dock regeneration. This was unsuccessful as Everton failed to generate the £30 million needed for a half stake in the stadium project, with the city council rejecting the proposal in 2003. Late in 2004, driven by Liverpool Council and the Northwest Development Corporation, the club entered talks with Liverpool F.C. about sharing a proposed stadium on Stanley Park. Negotiations broke down as Everton failed to raise 50% of the costs. On 11 January 2005, Liverpool announced that ground-sharing was not a possibility, proceeding to plan their own Stanley Park Stadium.

On 16 June 2006, it was announced that Everton had entered into talks with Knowsley Council and Tesco over the possibility of building a new 55,000 seat stadium, expandable to over 60,000, in Kirkby. The club took the unusual move of giving its supporters a say in the club's future by holding a ballot on the proposal, finding a split of 59% to 41% in favour. Opponents to the plan included other local councils concerned by the effect of a large Tesco store being built as part of the development, and a group of fans demanding that Everton should remain within the city boundaries of Liverpool.

Following a public inquiry into the project, central government rejected the proposal. Local and regional politicians are attempting to put together an amended rescue plan. Liverpool City Council have called a meeting with Everton F.C. with a view to assess some suitable sites they have short listed within the city boundary.

The Football Association's bid for the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup includes a bid from the city of Liverpool to host some games. Everton have stated that without a new stadium the club would not be able to host such matches.

Everton F.C. supporters-

The 2004/05 Premier League survey which asked almost 1400 Everton fans various questions found that 40% of matchday fans live within 10 miles of Goodison Park. All together 77% of Everton fans lived less than 49 miles away from the stadium. The 2007/08 found that on average Everton fans live 44 miles away from Goodison Park, 3 miles less than the average and a huge difference compared with rivals Liverpool and Manchester United who where 82 and 78 miles respectively from their stadium. 

Everton draws the vast majority of support from Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales. Although no conclusive studies have been undertaken, its often considered that the heart land of Everton support comes from the north of the city in areas such as Anfield, Bootle, Croxteth, Everton, Kirkdale, Vauxhall and Walton. Fans can tag their location on the Everton Fan Map on the official club website.

The 2003/04 Premier league survey found that 71% of Everton fans earn under £30,000 a year. The lowest average income in the league. Chelsea meanwhile had the lowest amount with only 41% of fans earning below £30,000 per year. While the 2002/03 report found Everton had the highest number of season ticket holders from the two lowest social classifications with 16%, 1% more than Sunderland.
In February 2009, Everton F. C. became the first club to have an official fan page on social networking site facebook, which publishes important club news and even in match score updates. The page allows users to interact by uploading photographs and commenting on posts. As of January 2011, there are over 112,000 fans.


 Current squad:

As of 6 January 2011.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Position Player
1 Slovakia GK Ján Mucha
2 England DF Tony Hibbert
3 England DF Leighton Baines
5 Netherlands DF John Heitinga
6 England DF Phil Jagielka
7 Russia MF Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
8 France FW Louis Saha
10 Spain MF Mikel Arteta (vice-captain)
12 Scotland GK Iain Turner
14 England FW James Vaughan
15 France DF Sylvain Distin
16 England FW Jermaine Beckford
17 Australia MF Tim Cahill
18 England MF Phil Neville (captain)
19 France FW Magaye Gueye

Position Player
20 South Africa MF Steven Pienaar
21 England MF Leon Osman
22 Nigeria FW Yakubu Aiyegbeni
23 Republic of Ireland DF Séamus Coleman
24 United States GK Tim Howard
25 Belgium MF Marouane Fellaini
26 England MF Jack Rodwell
28 Nigeria FW Victor Anichebe
29 Portugal FW João Silva
30 Germany DF Shkodran Mustafi
32 England MF Ross Barkley
34 Republic of Ireland DF Shane Duffy
37 England FW Jose Baxter
38 England MF James Wallace


Out on loan-

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Position Player
4 Nigeria DF Joseph Yobo (at Fenerbahçe)
35 England FW Kieran Agard (at Peterborough United)


FA Youth Cup:
  • Winners: (3) – 1965, 1984, 1998
  • Runners-up: (4) – 1961, 1977, 1983, 2002
Lancashire Senior Cup:
  • Winners: (6) – 1894, 1897, 1910, 1935, 1940, 1964
Liverpool Senior Cup:
  • Winners: (45) – 1884, 1886, 1887, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910 (shared), 1911, 1912 (shared), 1914, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1934 (shared), 1936 (shared), 1938, 1940, 1945, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 (shared), 1959, 1960, 1961, 1982 (shared), 1983, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007


European Cup Winners' Cup
  • Winners: (1) – 1985

Relationships with other clubs-

Everton have a link with Republic of Ireland football academy Ballyoulster United based in Celbridge,Ontario Soccer Association, and the Football Association of Thailand where they have a competition named the Chang-Everton cup which local schoolboys compete for. The club also have a football academy in Limassol, Cyprus and a partnership agreement with American club Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Since 2006, Everton have played an annual friendly with Preston North End, a team with strong ties to manager David Moyes. Canada's
The club also owned and operated a professional basketball team, by the name of Everton Tigers, who compete in the elite British Basketball League. The team was launched in the summer of 2007 as part of the clubs' Community programme, and play their home games at the Greenbank Sports Academy. The team was an amalgam of the Toxteth Tigers community youth programme which started in 1968. The team quickly became one of the most successful in the league winning the BBL Cup in 2009 and the play offs in 2010. However Everton withdrew funding before the 2010/11 season and the team was re launched as the Mersey Tigers.

Everton also have links with Chilean team Everton de Viña del Mar who were named after the English club.Copa Hermandad at Goodison Park to mark the centenary of the Chilean team, an occasion organised by The Ruleteros Society, a society founded to promote connections between the two clubs. Other Evertons exist in Rosario in Colonia Department, Uruguay, La Plata, and Río Cuarto in Argentina, Elk Grove, California in the United States, and in Cork, Ireland. On August 4, 2010, the two Evertons played each other in a friendly named the


Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Most Popular Soccer Club In The World-

"It's an empty feeling," said Fredericks, who also serves on the IOC executive board. "You can't take your kids back to where you competed. I haven't been back to the Atlanta stadium. The track's not there. I ran my fastest time there in the 200 (19.68 seconds). I would love to go back and relive those emotions."

Fredericks acknowledged that his hopes for the London stadium were his "selfish view" and that he understood financial considerations must also be taken into account.

"I don't want to have a situation where whoever is taking over the stadium cannot maintain it," he said. "Obviously we were struck by the economic crisis. I think London organizers want to make sure what is best for the Olympic stadium."

The Olympic legacy body is expected to announce by the end of the month whether West Ham or Tottenham is its preferred bidder, with a final deal signed by late March.

London's bid team, led by two-time Olympic 1,500-meter gold medalist Sebastian Coe, promised a long-term track and field legacy for the stadium when the city was awarded the games in Singapore in 2005.

Last month, a group of 16 British Olympic and Paralympic athletes -- including former champions Kelly Holmes, Daley Thompson and Sally Gunnell -- signed an open letter urging authorities to keep the track.

In London on Wednesday, Tottenham said it would tear down the Olympic stadium and build a new 60,000-capacity venue in its place without a track. The club said it would redevelop the crumbling Crystal Palace athletics stadium in south London instead.

Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur.svg
Full name Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Nickname(s) Spurs, Lilywhites
Founded 1882 as Hotspur F.C.
Ground White Hart Lane
(Capacity: 36,310)
Owner ENIC International Ltd.
Chairman Daniel Levy
Manager Harry Redknapp
League Premier League
2009–10 Premier League, 4th

Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (locally /ˈtɒʔnəm/), commonly referred to as Spurs, are an English professional football club based in Tottenham, North London, which currently plays in the Premier League. The club's home stadium is White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur were the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. In 1963 they became the first British club to win a major European trophy—the European Cup Winners' Cup. In the 1970s, they won the League Cup on two occasions and were the inaugural winners of the UEFA Cup in 1972 (becoming the first British club to win two different major European trophies).

In the 1980s Spurs won several trophies: the FA Cup twice, FA Community Shield and the UEFA Cup 1983–84. In the 1990s, they won the FA Cup and the League Cup. In 2008 they won the League Cup once more, meaning that they have won a trophy in each of the last six decades—an achievement only matched by Manchester United.

The club's Latin motto is Audere est Facere (lit: "To Dare Is to Do"), and its emblem is a gamecock standing upon a football. The club has a long-standing rivalry with near neighbours Arsenal, and matches between the two teams are known as the North London derby.


White Hart Lane:

Aerial image of White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane was originally a disused nursery owned by the brewery Charringtons and located behind a public house. The landlord realised the increased revenues he could enjoy if Tottenham played their matches behind his pub and the club moved in. They brought with them the stand they used at Northumberland Park which gave shelter to 2,500 fans. Notts County were the first visitors to 'the Lane' in a friendly watched by 5,000 people and bringing in £115 in receipts, Spurs won 4–1. QPR became the first competitive visitors to the ground and 11,000 people saw them lose 1–0 to Tottenham.

Northumberland Development Project-

The club stated in 2007 that it would announce it was considering options for increasing stadium capacity involving redevelopment of the current site or a move to a new site. Tottenham Hotspur advised in its 2007/8 Interim Financial Statement that the preferred option would be announced in the first half of 2008, but delayed this decision until the autumn. In October 2008, the club announced that, if approved, it was planning to build the new stadium just to the north of the existing stadium at White Hart Lane, with the southern half of the new stadium's pitch located on the northwest corner of the Lane.

The unique design of the build would allow the new stadium to be built adjacent to White Hart Lane as the old facility continues to be used for the team. During the summer after two thirds of the new stadium was complete, the northern and western stands would be demolished and a new pitch laid. The rest of the stadium would be built in the years to follow. Club chairman Daniel Levy announced in November 2009 that the new stadium will not adopt the White Hart Lane name, but will instead be named after a sponsor.

The club first submitted a planning application in October 2009, however following adverse reaction the application was withdrawn in favour of a substantially revised planning application in May 2010. Planning permission from Haringey Council to build a larger stadium and other associated developments utilising both the current White Hart Lane site and adjacent land which the club had purchased was evntually obtained in September 2010. The Mayor of London gave his approval to the plans to redevelop the stadium on 25 November 2010. As an intervention by the UK Government was now considered unlikely, the Club decision to proceed or not is still awaited.


Olympic Stadium-

Back in 2006 the club had also considered a move to a new site. One possibility for the club was the use the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Olympics. As this would have involved a move out of the Tottenham area and because the stadium was required to retain a running track, in October 2006 the plan was reported to have been dropped. However, on 1 October 2010 Chairman Daniel Levy advised that the club had registered an interest in bidding for the stadium in conjunction with AEG (Europe) to keep its options open whilst there remained uncertainties about the success of the Northumberland Development Project.

On 12 November 2010 the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) announced that the Tottenham Hotspur / AEG consortium had been shortlisted as one of the two preferred bidders to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Olympics.


Club emblem 2006 – Present

Spurs badge 1956 to 1983

Spurs badge 1983–2006
Since the 1901 FA Cup final the Tottenham Hotspur crest has featured a gamecock. Harry Hotspur (from whom the club is said to take its name) was famed for his riding spurs and his fighting cocks were fitted with spurs which can be seen in the crests. In 1909 a former player named William James Scott made a bronze cast of a cockerel standing on a football to be placed on top of the West Stand and since then the cockerel and ball have been the major part of the club's identity.

Between 1956 and 2006 Spurs used a coat of arms featuring a number of landmarks and associations linked to local area. The lions flanking the shield came from the Northumberland family's arms. They owned large areas of Tottenham and Sir Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur) was a family member. The castle alludes to Bruce Castle located 400 yards from the ground and which now houses a museum. The trees are those of Seven Sisters which were planted at Page Green by the Seven Sisters of Tottenham and after whom a railway/tube station and main road are named. The arms featured the Latin motto "Audere Est Facere".

In 1983, to overcome unauthorised "pirate" merchandising, the club's badge was altered by adding the two red heraldic lions and the motto scroll. This device appeared on most Spurs' playing kits for the next 23 years.
To rebrand and modernise the club's image, in 2006 both this club badge and the coat of arms gave way to a professionally designed logo/emblem. This revamp features a leaner/fitter cockerel and an old-time football together with the club name. The club claims that the rebranding kept much of the original meaning of the name, and emphasised its originality.

Shirt sponsors-

  • 1882–1983: No sponsor
  • 1983–1995: Holsten
  • 1995–1999: Hewlett Packard
  • 1999–2002: Holsten
  • 2002–2006: Thomson Holidays
  • 2006–2010: Casino & Poker
  • 2010–2012: Autonomy Corporation (Premier League)
  • 2010–2012: Investec Bank (Champions League, FA Cup, Carling Cup)


Since 2001 the key shareholder has been ENIC International Ltd, an investment company established by the British billionaire Joe Lewis. Daniel Levy, Lewis's partner at ENIC, is Executive Chairman of the club.
By June 2007 ENIC had increased its direct holding to 68% by purchasing all of former chairman Alan Sugar's remaining 14.7% holding. Stelios Haji-Ioannou held a 9.9 per cent stake through Hodram Inc in June 2006, but has since either sold all, or at least 70 per cent, of his holding. 

On 21 August 2009 the club reported that it had issued a further 30 million shares to fund the initial development costs of the new stadium project, and that 27.8 million of these new shares had been purchased by ENIC. The Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2010 indicates that ENIC continues to directly hold 76% of all Ordinary Shares and also 97% of all convertible redeemable preference shares giving it a combined overall 85% (2009: 85%) beneficial interest in Tottenham Hotspur plc. No other shareholder owns at least 3% of shares.


Tottenham have a large fanbase in the United Kingdom, drawn largely from North London and the Home Counties. Five times between 1946 and 1969, Tottenham had the highest average attendance in England. There are also Tottenham supporters' clubs located all over the world. Tottenham were 9th in average attendances for the 2008/9 Premier League season, and 11th for all Premier League seasons.

Tottenham supporters have rivalries with several clubs, mainly within the London area. The fiercest of these is with North London rivals Arsenal. They also share notable rivalries with fellow London clubs Chelsea and West Ham United.

The club, as with many clubs in London, has a large Jewish following and this led to much provocation of an anti-semitic nature against Tottenham supporters. Tottenham supporters, Jewish and non-Jewish, united against this and adopted for themselves the nickname Yids, developing chants to support this. 

Many of the fans view adopting “Yid” as a badge of pride, helping defuse its power as an insult. Today it is mainly used to distinguish fans from other football supporters. Many fans, however, disagree with the use of the name "Yid", and believe it will only attract more racism. A similar situation exists as regards fans of Ajax, from Amsterdam.

Affiliated clubs-

  • Brazil SC Internacional
  • South Africa Supersport United
  • United States San Jose Earthquakes
  • Thailand TOT-CAT F.C.
  • Hong Kong South China AA


Honour Number of wins Years
Football League First Division (champions) 2 1950–51, 1960–61
Football League First Division (runners-up) 4 1921–22, 1951–52, 1956–57, 1962–63
Football League Second Division (champions) 2 1919–20, 1949–50
Football League Second Division (runners-up) 2 1908–09, 1932–33
Southern League (champions) 1 1899–1900
Western League (champions) 1 1903–04
Domestic cups
FA Cup (winners) 8 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991
FA Cup (runners-up) 1 1987
League Cup (winners) 4 1971, 1973, 1999, 2008
League Cup (runners-up) 3 1982, 2002, 2009
FA Charity Shield (winners) 7 (3 shared) 1921, 1951, 1961, 1962, (1967, 1981, 1991)
FA Charity Shield (runners-up) 2 1920, 1982
European cups
UEFA Cup (winners) 2 1972 (inaugural winners), 1984
UEFA Cup (runners-up) 1 1974
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (winners) 1 1963
Anglo-Italian League Cup (winners) 1 1970–71


As of 6 January 2011

First team squad:

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Position Player
1 Brazil GK Heurelho Gomes
2 Scotland DF Alan Hutton
3 Wales MF Gareth Bale
4 France DF Younes Kaboul
5 England MF David Bentley
6 England MF Tom Huddlestone
7 England MF Aaron Lennon
8 England MF Jermaine Jenas
9 Russia FW Roman Pavlyuchenko
10 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane
11 Netherlands MF Rafael van der Vaart
12 Honduras MF Wilson Palacios
13 France DF William Gallas
14 Croatia MF Luka Modrić
15 England FW Peter Crouch

Position Player}
17 Mexico FW Giovani dos Santos
18 England FW Jermain Defoe
19 Cameroon DF Sébastien Bassong
20 England DF Michael Dawson (vice captain)
21 Croatia MF Niko Kranjčar
22 Croatia DF Vedran Ćorluka
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 England MF Jamie O'Hara
26 England DF Ledley King (captain)
30 Brazil MF Sandro
31 England MF Andros Townsend
32 Cameroon DF Benoît Assou-Ekotto
37 Croatia GK Stipe Pletikosa (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
South Africa DF Bongani Khumalo



Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Position Player
27 England GK Ben Alnwick

Position Player
39 England DF Jonathan Woodgate

Out on loan-

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Position Player
16 England DF Kyle Naughton (at Leicester City until January 2011)
25 England MF Danny Rose (on loan at Bristol City until end of 2010–11 season)

Position Player
28 England DF Kyle Walker (on loan at Aston Villa until end of 2010–11 season)

Club Player of Year-

As voted by Members and Season Ticket Holders. (Calendar year until 2005–06 season)
  • 1987 England Gary Mabbutt
  • 1988 England Chris Waddle
  • 1989 Norway Erik Thorstvedt
  • 1990 England Paul Gascoigne
  • 1991 England Paul Allen
  • 1992 England Gary Lineker
  • 1993 England Darren Anderton
  • 1994 Germany Jürgen Klinsmann
  • 1995 England Teddy Sheringham
  • 1996 England Sol Campbell
  • 1997 England Sol Campbell
  • 1998 France David Ginola
  • 1999 Republic of Ireland Stephen Carr
  • 2000 Republic of Ireland Stephen Carr
  • 2001 Scotland Neil Sullivan
  • 2002 Wales Simon Davies
  • 2003 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
  • 2004 England Jermain Defoe
  • 2005–06 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
  • 2006–07 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov
  • 2007–08 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
  • 2008–09 England Aaron Lennon
  • 2009–10 England Michael Dawson

Super-league Formula-

The Spurs car during Donington Park's 2008 round

Tottenham Hotspur has a team in the Superleague Formula race car series where football teams lend their name to cars. The team was operated by GTA Motor Competición in the 2008 season but in the 2009 season Alan Docking Racing is now operating it. The Tottenham Hotspur team has had 3 drivers, Duncan Tappy and Dominik Jackson in 2008 and Craig Dolby in 2009. Tottenham have been on the podium 7 times, including 1 win with Craig Dolby at Circuit Zolder.

Top scorers by season-

Season Player Total Goals Domestic League Domestic Cup Europe
2009–10 England Jermain Defoe 24 18 6 0
2008–09 England Darren Bent 17 12 1 4
2007–08 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
2006–07 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov 23 12 4 7
2005–06 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 16 16 0 0
2004–05 England Jermain Defoe 22 13 9 0
2003–04 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 16 14 2 0
2002–03 England Teddy Sheringham
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
2001–02 Uruguay Gustavo Poyet 14 10 4 0
2000–01 Ukraine Sergei Rebrov 12 9 3 0

European records-

  • The first ever club to win the UEFA Cup (1972)
  • The first team to score two or more goals in every UEFA Champions League group game (2010-11)


 Premiership record-

Tottenham have been members of the Premier League since its creation in 1992-93. Their best finish occurred in the 2009-10 season when they finished 4th and qualified for the UEFA Champions League qualifying stages.
Season Pos P W D L F A Pts

2000–01 12 38 13 10 15 47 54 49
2001–02 9 38 14 8 16 49 53 50
2002–03 10 38 14 8 16 51 62 50
2003–04 14 38 13 6 19 47 57 45
2004–05 9 38 14 10 14 47 41 52
2005–06 5 38 18 11 9 53 38 65
2006–07 5 38 17 9 12 57 54 60
2007–08 11 38 11 13 14 66 61 46
2008–09 8 38 14 9 15 45 45 51
2009–10 4 38 21 7 10 67 41 70
Pos = Position; P = Played; W = Won; D = Drawn; L = Lost; F = Goals For; A = Goals Against; Pts = Points; * = Season Not Yet Finished;


  • 3rd highest English all time average attendance figure
  • 3rd most successful side in all time FA Cup history with eight wins
  • 3rd most successful side in all time League Cup history with four wins and three runners up
  • 3rd most successful English side in UEFA European competitions by trophies won (3)
  • 12th richest club in world as ranked by Forbes
  • 15th highest income in world as ranked by accountancy firm Deloitte
  • 2nd highest number of players to represent England (59)
  • Highest number of goals scored by players representing England (171)
  • 14th (joint) in number of English league titles won
  • 4th in ranking of all time major honours won by football clubs in England (25)

Beckham, a midfielder and the former captain of England’s national team, injured his Achilles’ tendon while at A.C. Milan last March and was out until September.

Tottenham Manager Harry Redknapp said Sunday morning that a loan was not possible after it became “all too complicated with the insurance issues,” and a statement stated that Beckham would instead only train with the club. 

But Redknapp later backtracked by indicating that a deal could still be reached that would allow him to play in the Premier League for the first time since 2003, when he left Manchester United for Real Madrid. 

“Hopefully it could still happen; the situation is ongoing,” Redknapp said after Tottenham beat Charlton, 3-0, in the F.A. Cup. “I was led to believe that insurance was a problem, but apparently, that’s not the case.”

Beckham's announcement in December that he was seeking another loan to Europe took the Galaxy by surprise.

The team issued a statement through the AP within hours of Beckham's comments emerging in December saying that it expected him back in training more than a month before the March 15 season opener at the Seattle Sounders.

On Sunday, Redknapp reflected that by saying: "They wanted him back in early February so that made it difficult to do a playing deal on the basis of three weeks."

Even if Beckham doesn't play, Redknapp said the midfielder can still help his squad as it prepares for a Champions League knockout matchup with Beckham's former club AC Milan and continues its push for a second straight top–four finish in the Premier League.

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