Founded in the year 1882, Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club is a football club from the municipal borough of Tottenham in North London. Known as “The Spurs” and “The Lilywhites”, Tottenham has always been regarded as one of the greatest English football clubs. Tottenham’s world-famous and decades long rivalry with opposing local club Arsenal has seen both ups and downs for the team. In more recent years, “The Spurs” have been unable to keep up with the pace of its sworn rivals, Arsenal and Chelsea. Regardless, Tottenham is considered a strong contender for the top ranks of the Premier League each year.
Tottenham’s home field since 1899 has been White Hart Lane, which can seat up to 36 284 people. The stadium may not measure up to England’s grander ones in size, but it has an extensive history which makes it one of the most renowned and respected football venues. The stadium is currently undergoing expansion work. The golden age of the club was in the 1960’s, when supporters of the Lilywhites could enjoy their club’s success at White Hart Lane as Tottenham conquered both England and Europe, winning multiple championships. Present day success has been more moderate, and the latest trophy to land in North London was that of the 2007-2008 English Football League Cup. Sometimes dubbed “Arsenal’s little brother”, Tottenham has won two Premier League championships, eight FA Cups, four English Football League Cups, and one UEFA Europa League title.
The Spurs have made significant progress towards the top of the league with the help of their Argentinian coach, Mauricio Pochettino. In a surprising move, they came close to winning the Premier League championship in the season 2015-2016. The team plays aggressively and focuses on an offensive style, which often leads to matches with many scored goals.
Tottenham has a large fan base both in England and abroad. Like Arsenal and Chelsea, Tottenham has many official fan clubs around the world. Fans of the Spurs are known for being extremely loud and boisterous during matches, and for the impressive club anthems and chants they sing, which create an incredible atmosphere at stadiums. The club anthem of the Tottenham Hotspurs is Barry Manilow’s “Can’t Smile Without You”.