1960–61 FA Cup

The 1960–61 FA Cup was the 80th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Tottenham Hotspur won the competition for the third time, beating Leicester City 2–0 in the final at Wembley. In doing so, they became the first team to win the Double since Aston Villa in 1897.

Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.

1960–61 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsWolverhampton Wanderers
ChampionsTottenham Hotspur
(3rd title)
Runners-upLeicester City


Round Date
Preliminary Round Saturday 27 August 1960
First Round Qualifying Saturday 10 September 1960
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 24 September 1960
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 8 October 1960
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 22 October 1960
First Round Proper Saturday 5 November 1960
Second Round Proper Saturday 26 November 1960
Third Round Proper Saturday 7 January 1961
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 28 January 1961
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 18 February 1961
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 4 March 1961
Semi-Finals Saturday 18 March 1961
Final Saturday 6 May 1961


First Round Proper

At this stage clubs from the Football League Third and Fourth Divisions joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 5 November 1960. Eleven were drawn and went to replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Ashford Town 1–2 Gillingham 5 November 1960
2 Chester 0–1 Carlisle United 5 November 1960
3 Chesterfield 3–3 Doncaster Rovers 5 November 1960
Replay Doncaster Rovers 0–1 Chesterfield 9 November 1960
4 Darlington 2–0 Grimsby Town 5 November 1960
5 Bristol City 11–0 Chichester City 5 November 1960
6 Sutton United 2–2 Romford 5 November 1960
Replay Romford 5–0 Sutton United 9 November 1960
7 Watford 2–2 Brentford 5 November 1960
Replay Brentford 0–2 Watford 8 November 1960
8 Weymouth 1–3 Torquay United 5 November 1960
9 Reading 6–2 Millwall 5 November 1960
10 Walsall 0–1 Yeovil Town 5 November 1960
11 Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Rochdale 5 November 1960
Replay Rochdale 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 8 November 1960
12 Swindon Town 2–2 Bath City 5 November 1960
Replay Bath City 4–6 Swindon Town 9 November 1960
13 Shrewsbury Town 4–1 Newport County 5 November 1960
14 Bishop Auckland 3–2 Bridlington Town 5 November 1960
15 Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Bury 5 November 1960
16 Stockport County 1–0 Workington 5 November 1960
17 Dover 1–4 Peterborough United 5 November 1960
18 Wycombe Wanderers 1–2 Kettering Town 5 November 1960
19 Queens Park Rangers 3–2 Walthamstow Avenue 5 November 1960
20 Bangor City 1–0 Wrexham 5 November 1960
21 Accrington Stanley 2–1 Barrow 5 November 1960
22 Northampton Town 2–1 Hastings United 5 November 1960
23 Rhyl 0–1 Oldham Athletic 5 November 1960
24 Bradford City 0–0 Scarborough 5 November 1960
Replay Scarborough 1–2 Bradford City 9 November 1960
25 Hull City 3–0 Sutton Town 5 November 1960
26 Crystal Palace 6–2 Hitchin Town 5 November 1960
27 Worcester City 1–4 Coventry City 5 November 1960
28 Exeter City 1–1 Bournemouth 5 November 1960
Replay Bournemouth 3–1 Exeter City 9 November 1960
29 Mansfield Town 3–1 Blyth Spartans 5 November 1960
30 Halifax Town 5–1 Hartlepools United 5 November 1960
31 Southport 7–2 Macclesfield Town 5 November 1960
32 Clacton Town 1–3 Southend United 5 November 1960
33 York City 0–0 Bradford Park Avenue 5 November 1960
Replay Bradford Park Avenue 0–2 York City 9 November 1960
34 Aldershot 2–0 Notts County 5 November 1960
35 Gateshead 0–0 Barnsley 5 November 1960
Replay Barnsley 2–0 Gateshead 9 November 1960
36 Colchester United 5–0 Maidenhead United 5 November 1960
37 Chelmsford City 2–3 Port Vale 5 November 1960
38 Hendon 2–2 Oxford United 5 November 1960
Replay Oxford United 3–2 Hendon 9 November 1960
39 Bridgwater Town 3–0 Hereford United 5 November 1960
40 Loughborough United 0–0 King's Lynn 5 November 1960
Replay King's Lynn 3–0 Loughborough United 9 November 1960

Second Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 26 November 1960, with three matches taking place later. Seven matches were drawn, with replays taking place later the same week. However, the Darlington–Hull City match went to another three replays after this before the match finished in Hull City's favour.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chesterfield 4–4 Oldham Athletic 26 November 1960
Replay Oldham Athletic 0–3 Chesterfield 29 November 1960
2 Darlington 1–1 Hull City 26 November 1960
Replay Hull City 1–1 Darlington 28 November 1960
Replay Darlington 1–1 Hull City 5 December 1960
Replay Hull City 0–0 Darlington 12 December 1960
Replay Darlington 0–3 Hull City 15 December 1960
3 Bournemouth 3–1 Yeovil Town 26 November 1960
4 Reading 4–2 Kettering Town 26 November 1960
5 Gillingham 3–2 Southend United 26 November 1960
6 Swindon Town 0–1 Shrewsbury Town 26 November 1960
7 Tranmere Rovers 1–1 York City 30 November 1960
Replay York City 2–1 Tranmere Rovers 5 December 1960
8 Stockport County 2–0 Bishop Auckland 26 November 1960
9 Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Coventry City 26 November 1960
10 Bangor City 1–1 Southport 26 November 1960
Replay Southport 3–1 Bangor City 29 November 1960
11 Accrington Stanley 3–0 Mansfield Town 30 November 1960
12 King's Lynn 2–2 Bristol City 26 November 1960
Replay Bristol City 3–0 King's Lynn 29 November 1960
13 Bradford City 1–2 Barnsley 26 November 1960
14 Crystal Palace 0–0 Watford 26 November 1960
Replay Watford 1–0 Crystal Palace 29 November 1960
15 Port Vale 2–1 Carlisle United 26 November 1960
16 Halifax Town 2–2 Crewe Alexandra 29 November 1960
Replay Crewe Alexandra 3–0 Halifax Town 5 December 1960
17 Torquay United 1–3 Peterborough United 26 November 1960
18 Aldershot 3–1 Colchester United 26 November 1960
19 Romford 1–5 Northampton Town 26 November 1960
20 Oxford United 2–1 Bridgwater Town 26 November 1960

Third Round Proper

The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 7 January 1961. Nine matches were drawn and went to replays, with two of these requiring a second replay.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Chesterfield 0–0 Blackburn Rovers 7 January 1961
Replay Blackburn Rovers 3–0 Chesterfield 11 January 1961
2 Burnley 1–0 Bournemouth 7 January 1961
3 Liverpool 3–2 Coventry City 7 January 1961
4 Preston North End 1–1 Accrington Stanley 7 January 1961
Replay Accrington Stanley 0–4 Preston North End 9 January 1961
5 Southampton 7–1 Ipswich Town 7 January 1961
6 Reading 1–1 Barnsley 7 January 1961
Replay Barnsley 3–1 Reading 11 January 1961
7 Gillingham 2–6 Leyton Orient 7 January 1961
8 Leicester City 3–1 Oxford United 7 January 1961
9 Nottingham Forest 0–2 Birmingham City 7 January 1961
10 Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Leeds United 7 January 1961
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Huddersfield Town 7 January 1961
Replay Huddersfield Town 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 January 1961
12 Sunderland 2–1 Arsenal 7 January 1961
13 Lincoln City 3–1 West Bromwich Albion 7 January 1961
14 Luton Town 4–0 Northampton Town 7 January 1961
15 Everton 0–1 Sheffield United 7 January 1961
16 Stockport County 3–1 Southport 7 January 1961
17 Newcastle United 5–0 Fulham 7 January 1961
18 Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 Charlton Athletic 7 January 1961
19 Bristol Rovers 1–1 Aston Villa 7 January 1961
Replay Aston Villa 4–0 Bristol Rovers 9 January 1961
20 Portsmouth 1–2 Peterborough United 7 January 1961
21 West Ham United 2–2 Stoke City 7 January 1961
Replay Stoke City 1–0 West Ham United 11 January 1961
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 Derby County 7 January 1961
23 Manchester United 3–0 Middlesbrough 7 January 1961
24 Plymouth Argyle 0–1 Bristol City 7 January 1961
25 Hull City 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 7 January 1961
26 Chelsea 1–2 Crewe Alexandra 7 January 1961
27 Scunthorpe United 6–2 Blackpool 7 January 1961
28 Cardiff City 1–1 Manchester City 7 January 1961
Replay Manchester City 0–0 Cardiff City 11 January 1961
Replay Cardiff City 0–2 Manchester City 16 January 1961
29 Swansea Town 3–0 Port Vale 7 January 1961
30 York City 1–1 Norwich City 7 January 1961
Replay Norwich City 1–0 York City 11 January 1961
31 Rotherham United 1–0 Watford 7 January 1961
32 Aldershot 1–1 Shrewsbury Town 7 January 1961
Replay Shrewsbury Town 2–2 Aldershot 11 January 1961
Replay Aldershot 2–0 Shrewsbury Town 16 January 1961

Fourth Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 28 January 1961, with three games postponed until 1 February. Six matches were drawn and went to replays, which were all played in the following midweek match, and one of these was then replayed a second time. Tottenham Hotspur and Crewe Alexandra were drawn together for the second consecutive season in the fourt round, with Tottenham having beaten Crewe 13–2 in a replay the one year earlier.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Liverpool 0–2 Sunderland 28 January 1961
2 Southampton 0–1 Leyton Orient 28 January 1961
3 Leicester City 5–1 Bristol City 31 January 1961
4 Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Manchester United 28 January 1961
Replay Manchester United 2–7 Sheffield Wednesday 1 February 1961
5 Bolton Wanderers 3–3 Blackburn Rovers 28 January 1961
Replay Blackburn Rovers 4–0 Bolton Wanderers 1 February 1961
6 Luton Town 3–1 Manchester City 1 February 1961
7 Sheffield United 3–1 Lincoln City 28 January 1961
8 Newcastle United 4–0 Stockport County 1 February 1961
9 Tottenham Hotspur 5–1 Crewe Alexandra 28 January 1961
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 3–3 Burnley 28 January 1961
Replay Burnley 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion 31 January 1961
11 Scunthorpe United 1–4 Norwich City 28 January 1961
12 Huddersfield Town 1–1 Barnsley 1 February 1961
Replay Barnsley 1–0 Huddersfield Town 6 February 1961
13 Swansea Town 2–1 Preston North End 28 January 1961
14 Stoke City 0–0 Aldershot 28 January 1961
Replay Aldershot 0–0 Stoke City 1 February 1961
Replay Stoke City 3–0 Aldershot 6 February 1961
15 Peterborough United 1–1 Aston Villa 28 January 1961
Replay Aston Villa 2–1 Peterborough United 1 February 1961
16 Birmingham City 4–0 Rotherham United 28 January 1961

Fifth Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 18 February 1961. One match went to a replay in the following mid-week fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Burnley 4–0 Swansea Town 18 February 1961
2 Aston Villa 0–2 Tottenham Hotspur 18 February 1961
3 Sheffield United 2–1 Blackburn Rovers 18 February 1961
4 Newcastle United 3–1 Stoke City 18 February 1961
5 Barnsley 1–0 Luton Town 18 February 1961
6 Norwich City 0–1 Sunderland 18 February 1961
7 Birmingham City 1–1 Leicester City 18 February 1961
Replay Leicester City 2–1 Birmingham City 22 February 1961
8 Leyton Orient 0–2 Sheffield Wednesday 18 February 1961

Sixth Round Proper

The four Sixth Round ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 4 March 1961. Three of the four matches went to replays in the midweek fixtures before being settled.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Leicester City 0–0 Barnsley 4 March 1961
Replay Barnsley 1–2 Leicester City 8 March 1961
2 Sheffield Wednesday 0–0 Burnley 4 March 1961
Replay Burnley 2–0 Sheffield Wednesday 7 March 1961
3 Sunderland 1–1 Tottenham Hotspur 4 March 1961
Replay Tottenham Hotspur 5–0 Sunderland 8 March 1961
4 Newcastle United 1–3 Sheffield United 4 March 1961


The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 18 March 1961 with the Leicester City–Sheffield United game requiring two replays. This series of games marked the first time since 1928 that a semi-final had required a second replay, and the first time ever in the FA Cup that a semi-final had failed to produce a goal after a replay. United had the ball in the net through Derek Pace in the first game and although the player insisted that it hit his shoulder, the referee disallowed for handball.[1] Leicester eventually won the tie and so went on to meet Tottenham in the final at Wembley.

Leicester City0–0Sheffield United
Sheffield United0–0
Leicester City
Second Replay
Leicester City2–0Sheffield United
Walsh Goal 47'
Leek Goal 58'
Tottenham Hotspur3–0Burnley
Smith Goal 25' Goal 50'
Jones Goal 89'


The 1961 FA Cup Final took place on 6 May 1961 at Wembley Stadium and was won by Tottenham Hotspur who defeated Leicester City, by a 2–0 scoreline. In doing so, Tottenham became the first team to complete the League and FA Cup Double since Aston Villa in 1897.

Tottenham Hotspur2 – 0Leicester City
Smith Goal 66'
Dyson Goal 75'
Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City


  1. ^ A Complete Record of Sheffield United Football Club 1889-1999 compiled and written by Denis Clareburgh & Andrew Kirkham. Published by Sheffield United FC
1960–61 Birmingham City F.C. season

The 1960–61 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 58th in the Football League and their 34th in the First Division. They finished in 19th position in the 22-team division for the second consecutive season. They entered the 1960–61 FA Cup in the third round proper and lost to Leicester City in the fifth round after a replay, and entered the inaugural season of the Football League Cup in the second round, losing to Plymouth Argyle in the third, again after a replay. In the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Birmingham beat Inter Milan both at home and away in the semi-final to reach their second consecutive final, but the competition schedule meant that the match itself was played in September and October 1962, well into the 1961–62 playing season.Manager Gil Merrick, appointed to succeed Pat Beasley at the end of the 1959–60 season, brought in former Spanish international winger Emilio Aldecoa – the first Spaniard to play in the Football League – as coach. Twenty-four players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were twelve different goalscorers. Full back Brian Farmer played in 54 of the 55 first-team matches over the season, and Jimmy Harris finished as leading goalscorer with 17 goals in all competitions; in the league, Harris and Mike Hellawell were joint top scorers, each with 10 goals.

1960–61 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The FA Cup 1960–61 is the 80th season of the world's oldest football knockout competition; The Football Association Challenge Cup, often abbreviated to the FA Cup, or FACC, for short. The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down the English football league system meant that the competition started with a number of preliminary and qualifying rounds. The 30 victorious teams from the Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper.

1961 FA Cup Final

The 1961 FA Cup Final was the 80th final of the FA Cup. It took place on 6 May 1961 at Wembley Stadium and was contested between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City.

Tottenham won the match 2–0, with Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson scoring the goals. Having already won the League, Spurs became the first club to achieve the Double since Aston Villa in 1897.

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Bill Brown (goalkeeper)

William Dallas Fyfe Brown (8 October 1931 – 30 November 2004) was a Scottish football goalkeeper.

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Bill Hopper (footballer)

William Hopper (born 20 February 1938) is an English former footballer who played as a centre forward in the Football League for Halifax Town, Workington and Darlington, and in non-league football for several clubs in the north-east of England.

Bill Nicholson (footballer)

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Crystal Palace F.C.

Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football club based in Selhurst, South London, that competes in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. They were founded in 1905 at the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building and played their home games at the FA Cup Final stadium situated inside the historic Palace grounds. The club were forced to leave the Palace in 1915 due to the outbreak of the First World War, and played at Herne Hill Velodrome and the Nest until 1924, when they moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.

Palace were elected to the Football League in 1920 and have overall spent the majority of their time competing in the top two leagues of English football. Since 1964, they have only dropped below the second tier once, for three seasons between 1974 and 1977. Palace enjoyed a successful period in the top flight in the late 1980s and early 1990s, during which they achieved their highest ever league finish in 1990–91 of third place in the First Division, now known as the Premier League, and were only denied a place in Europe because of the partial UEFA ban on English clubs at that time following the Heysel Stadium disaster. The club became one of the original founding members of the Premier League. It was also during this period that Palace reached the 1990 FA Cup Final. Palace set two unwanted Premier League records for relegation, in 1992–93 they were relegated on 49 points, which is still a record number of points for a relegated Premier League club and are also the only club ever to be relegated from the Premier League even though they finished fourth from bottom in 1994–95, as it had been decided that at the end of that season the league would be reduced in size from 22 to 20 clubs. The club suffered severe financial problems towards the end of the 1990s and into the 2000s, and went into administration twice in 1999 and 2010. Palace recovered and gained promotion back to the Premier League in 2012–13 where they have remained ever since and they reached another FA Cup final in 2016.

The club's traditional kit colours were originally claret and blue, but in 1973 they decided to change to the red and blue vertical stripes now worn today. Palace have a fierce rivalry with Brighton & Hove Albion, with whom they contest the M23 derby and also share rivalries with fellow South London clubs Millwall and Charlton Athletic.

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He was ranked as the greatest player ever in Spurs history by The Times in 2009.He made one of the best known quotes on football: "The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom."

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David Craig Mackay (14 November 1934 – 2 March 2015) was a Scottish football player and manager. Mackay was best known for a highly successful playing career with Heart of Midlothian, the Double-winning Tottenham Hotspur side of 1961, and winning the league with Derby County as a manager. He also represented Scotland 22 times, and was selected for their 1958 FIFA World Cup squad. Mackay tied with Tony Book of Manchester City for the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year award in 1969 and was later listed by the Football League in their "100 Legends", as well as being an inaugural inductee to both the English and Scottish Football Halls of Fame. He was described, by Tottenham Hotspur, as one of their greatest players and was known as 'the heartbeat' of their most successful ever team.

History of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a football club in Tottenham, north London, England. Formed in 1882 as Hotspur Football Club by a group of schoolboys, it was renamed Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in 1884, and is commonly referred to as Spurs. Initially amateur, the club became professional in 1895. Spurs won the FA Cup in 1901, becoming the first non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League. The club has won the FA Cup a further seven times, the Football League twice, the League Cup four times, the UEFA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1963, the first UEFA competition won by an English team. In 1960–61, Tottenham became the first team to complete The Double in the 20th century.

Tottenham played in the Southern League from 1896 until 1908, when they were elected to the Football League Second Division. They won promotion to the First Division the following year, and stayed there until the late 1920s. The club played mostly in the Second Division until the 1950s, when it enjoyed a revival, reaching a peak in the 1960s. Fortunes dipped after the early 1970s, but resurged in the 1980s. Tottenham was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992; they finished in mid-table most seasons, but now rank as one of the top six clubs.

Of the club's thirty-two managers, John Cameron was the first to win a major trophy, the 1901 FA Cup. Peter McWilliam added a second FA Cup win for the club in 1921. Arthur Rowe developed the "push and run" style of play in the 1950s and led the club to its first league title. Bill Nicholson oversaw the Double winning side as well as the most successful period of the club's history, in the 1960s and early 1970s. Later managers include Keith Burkinshaw, the second most successful in terms of major trophies won, with two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup, and Terry Venables, under whom the club won the FA Cup in 1991.

Spurs played their early games on public land at Tottenham Marshes, but by 1888 they were playing on rented ground at Northumberland Park. In 1899, the club moved to White Hart Lane, where a stadium was gradually developed. Spurs remained there until 2017. Its replacement, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, was completed in 2019 on the same site; during its construction, home matches were played at Wembley Stadium.

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Leek started his career with Northampton Town aged 17 despite only playing football for three years. After six years, he earned a move to First Division Leicester City. He had three seasons at Leicester, and scored in every round of the FA Cup en route to the 1961 final. He was dropped from the final and soon moved on to Newcastle United. His stay with Newcastle was brief and he signed for Birmingham City before the end of the year, having had a loan spell in Canada with Montreal Concordia. He played more than 100 games with Birmingham, scoring nearly a goal every other game including two in the 1963 League Cup triumph against rivals Aston Villa. He returned to Northampton, helping them to promotion to the top flight before finishing his professional career with Bradford City. His career took him onto three Welsh non-league sides.

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List of Leicester City F.C. managers

Up until Peter Hodge was hired after World War I, Leicester City F.C. had no official manager. A nominal role of secretary/manager was employed, though the board and the selection committee took control of most team affairs. It was Hodge who instated a system at the club for the manager having complete control over player and staff recruitment, team selection and tactics. Though Hodge was originally also titled "secretary/manager" he has retrospectively been named as the club's first official "manager".Leicester have had a total of 9 permanent secretary/managers and 35 permanent managers (not including caretakers). Former managers Nigel Pearson and Peter Hodge have both had two separate spells at the club, Dave Bassett also had a second spell as caretaker manager after his spell as permanent manager. Listed below is Leicester's complete managerial history.This is the full list with dates of tenure and records while at the club.

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Terry Dyson (born 29 November 1934 in Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England) is a retired footballer who played as a winger.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to as Tottenham () or Spurs, is an English professional football club in Tottenham, London, that competes in the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been the club's home ground since April 2019, replacing their former home of White Hart Lane, which had been demolished to make way for the new stadium on the same site. Their training ground is on Hotspur Way in Bulls Cross in the London Borough of Enfield. The club is owned by ENIC Group. Tottenham have played in a first (home) strip of white shirts and navy blue shorts since the 1898–99 season. The club's emblem is a cockerel standing upon a football, with a Latin motto Audere est Facere ("To Dare Is to Do").

Founded in 1882, Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, the only non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League in 1888. Tottenham were the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. After successfully defending the FA Cup in 1962, in 1963 they became the first British club to win a UEFA club competition – the European Cup Winners' Cup. They were also the inaugural winners of the UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first British club to win two different major European trophies. They have collected at least one major trophy in each of the six decades from the 1950s to 2000s – an achievement only matched by Manchester United. In total, Spurs have won two league titles, eight FA Cups, four League Cups, seven FA Community Shields, one European Cup Winners' Cup and two UEFA Cups. Tottenham were also the runners-up of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League competition. The club has a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Arsenal, with head-to-head fixtures known as the North London derby.

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