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Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Tottenham Hotspur FC
Football club information
Full nameTottenham Hotspur Football Club
NicknameSpurs, Lilywhites
Founded1882(age 135) (as Hotspur F.C.)
StadiumWhite Hart Lane (capacity : 36310)
OwnerENIC International Ltd.
ChairmanDaniel Levy
ManagerHarry Redknapp
LeaguePremier League
2010 11Premier League, 5th
Current season2011 12_Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C._season

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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (-enˈtɒʔnəmlocal, LSE - TTNM), commonly referred to as Spurs, is an English Premier League football club based in Tottenham, north London. The club's home stadium is White Hart Lane.

Founded in 1882, Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, making it the only non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League. Tottenham was 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 it became the first British club to win a UEFA club competition the European Cup Winners' Cup. In 1967 they won the FA Cup for a third time in the 1960s. In the 1970s Spurs won the League Cup on two occasions and was the inaugural winner of the UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first British club to win two different major European trophies. In the 1980s Spurs won several trophies: the FA Cup twice, FA Community Shield and the UEFA Cup in 1984. In the 1990s the club won the FA Cup and the League Cup. When it won the League Cup once more in 2008, it meant that it had won a major trophy in each of the last six decades an achievement only matched by Manchester United.

The club's Latin motto is Audere est Facere (lit: "To Dare Is to Do"), and its emblem is a cockerel standing upon a football. The club has a long-standing rivalry with near neighbours Arsenal. Matches between the two teams are known as the North London derby.

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