Information About Tottenham Football Club

By: Marcia Henin

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is a professional English football club, also referred to as Spurs. The club was organized in 1882 by grammar school boys and became a professional football club in 1895. Spurs first played in Tottenham Marshes in London, then in Northumberland Park, and finally to the White Hart Lane in the London Borough of Haringey. Tottenham Hotspurs won election to the Second Division of Football League, and were its champions, then winning the First Division Championship.

The club's moto is Audere est Facere (Lat.

"To Dare is to Do"); their home colors are white and away colors are blue. The club emblem features a cockerel standing on a ball. Their sponsors for the season of 2007 were Puma and Mansion. Head coach until season 2011 became Juande Ramos. In the sixties Tottenham won the FA Cup and the European Cup Semi-Final; Tottenham became the first British club to win a European trophy. Among many trophies won by Tottenham in the following years there are the League Cup (1971), the UEFA Cup and many others. Among the club's prizes there are 8 FA Cups, 3 Football League Cups, 7 FA Community Shields. Tottenham club consists of players from many different countries: Canada, Portugal, Finland, France, Ireland etc.

Tottenham have the highest average of people attending their matches; the number of Tottenham fans in Britain amounts to 1.4 million. The matches of Tottenham Hotspur are broadly discussed in TV and newspapers. Internet video sites present Tottanham video matches live online, making them accessible to millions of fans.

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