Tottenham Hotspur FC was founded in 1882 by a group known as grammar-school boys who named it Hotspur. There emerged a battle with the name of the club since there was an older club called Hotspur FC. They resulted in naming the football club Tottenham Hotspurs which was more unique. They managed to compete in a league called the Southern League in 1895 where they attracted a large following. They scooped their first silverware in 1901 an FA cup final where they emerged victorious over a very competitive Sheffield United side which earned them the title of the only non-football league side to ever win the FA Cup. Tottenham Hotspurs got promoted to the Football League in 1908 where they managed to move up to the upper division in their first season.
The club rouse to heights after the world war 3 as they implemented the “push and run” style of play that saw them have an upper hand to their competitors. This style of play become a cliche and a lot of opponents adapted it which made it difficult for Tottenham to grow steadily.
The management of Bill Nicholson
Bill Nicholson was a club legend who was appointed to take over the managerial role in 1958 which was a new era for the football club. This tenure is still remembered up to date since Bill Nicholson become successful as the manager. He helped the club secure a lot of trophies and titles which included:
- A League title in 1961
- Three FA Cups in 1961, 1962 and 1967
- Two League Cups in 1971 and 1973
- One Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963
- The inaugural UEFA Cup in 1972
After staying in the for 16 years, Bill Nicholson managed left the club in 1974 which had an effect on the club. The club and the fans and the club had were left with victory hangovers and it took time for them to get back to winning ways. This misery and a poor run of form were made a thing of the past again with the appointment of Keith Burkinshaw who was the new manager. He brought in some good signings and helped Tottenham Hotspurs win the FA Cup in 1981. The following year saw Keith help the team secure their second UEFA Cup after beating Anderlecht in a gruly penalty shoot out encounter in 1983.
The victory of Argentina in the 1978 World Cup saw two quality signings go to Tottenham Ricky Villa and Osvaldo Ardiles. This marked another era of groundbreaking history which saw the English football accept foreign players which were not acceptable before. Ardiles and Villa become very popular among the fans as they both served a 10 year and 5-year contract with the club. The club later managed to win other titles and trophies in 1990, 1999 and 2008 which were the FA Cup final and League Cup victories consecutively.
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The Premier League Era
The start of the premier league era placed Tottenham as an average team which has seen it grow to one of the most competitive clubs in Europe and England. The club has quality players with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Ali, Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Son among many others.
The lads who have been currently on form are Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane who are currently the leading top scorers for Tottenham 2018/2019 season with 12 and 17 goals consecutively.
Heung-Min Son is of the Asian descent and he has proven to be a top and quality player in the Tottenham squad. He has had a run of consistent performance over the Premier League season for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino has been lucky to have Son on his side since the young lad has helped Tottenham secure spots in the champion league for many seasons now. He shows quality and in-depth play in terms of his dribbling skills, the perfect eye to score goals and his speed. With Tottenham suffering a setback due to the injury of their talisman Harry Kane, Son has managed to fill that empty position. He has a range of versatility since he can still work in the attacker and midfield role. Tottenham is hoping to see Son lead them to a UEFA Champions League final against Ajax.
Harry Kane on the other side, has shown a lot of class and resilience. He has managed to pick up the Golden Boot award for 2015–16 and 2016–17 season. He has shown how lethal he can be in front of goal and the best part is that he has a lot of consistency which is good for him and the club. Though recently he has had an injury setback, Harry Kane will always show class and quality in and out of the field. He has been a leader for both his countryside and club which shows that he stands on the same side as the well-known legends of football.