Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English football club, which has its headquarters in London's Tottenham. It was founded in 1882 as Hotspur Football Club. Its nicknames include the Spurs and the Lilywhites. The colors of the club are white and clubs grenade. The motto of the club is latin “Audere est Facere” which translates into “To Dare Is to Do”. The club has many devoted fans, mainly in the northern part of London, as well as outside the city and around the world. The main success of the club is winning the championship of England twice, eight times the FA Cup, also the club won the European Cup Winners' Cup and won twice the UEFA Cup competitions.
Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901. Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was the first football club in England, which in the twentieth century won the championship and the national cup in a single season – it was in 1961. After a successful defense of the FA Cup in 1962, the next year it became the first British club to triumph in the UEFA competition – the European Cup Winners' Cup. In 1967 Tottenham won for the third time the FA Cup.Thre years later it won the League Cup twice and was the winner of the UEFA Cup in 1972, which made it the first British club that has two most important European trophies. Later it won many trophies such as FA Cup, Community Shield and the UEFA Cup. In 1990 Tottenham Hotspur Football Club triumphed again in the FA Cup and the League Cup.
Tottenham's arch-rivals is the Arsenal Football Club team. Matches against Arsenal are for fans of Tottenham one of the most important matches of the season. The first meeting between these teams took place on 11 December 1887. The matches between Arsenal Football Club and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are mostly won by the Arsenal.
One of the most famous players of the club is Steve Perryman – he appeared 854 times between the years 1969 and 1986. Most goals scored Jimmy Greaves. In recent years, the best players in the club were Christian Eriksen, Gareth Bale, Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Michael Dawson, Aaron Lennon. Also Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has the second highest number of players to represent England and second highest number of goals scored by players representing England. It holds also the fifth place of all time major honours won by English football clubs.
Tottenham firstly played their matches at Tottenham Marshes. White Hart Lane is now the stadium of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The club moved its headquarters here in 1899. The first match at the new facility was performed in September this year, beating 4: 1 the Notts County team. In 1923 the stadium housed already 50,000 fans. Since 1910. The club have displayed a bronze cast of a cockerel on its stadium, it was made by a former player. Even now it is located above the stadium and a cockerel is the symbol of the club Tottenham Hotspur. Address the stadium is Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road.