Great moments from the last 132 years
08 September 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Friday marked 132 years since the Club was founded – and to celebrate, you’ve been sending us your most memorable moments from our history on Social Media over the weekend.
From great goals to excellent tackles to defining moments in general, supporters’ suggestions came flooding in on our official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
We’ve collated the top 10 most talked about moments in the above gallery.
In addition, we’ve picked out some of the best personal recollections from fans who wrote in over the last few days...
Brian Edward Zietman
Tottenham vs Stoke, 1963-64 season. Stanley Matthews (50 years old) did a beautiful swerve avoiding Dave Mackay's sliding tackle. Dave Mackay got up with a big smile on his face and started clapping. Sir Stanley was given a standing ovation by a highly appreciative WHL crowd.
In a time when European football didn't define whether our season was successful or not - winning the Worthington Cup final 1998-99. We beat Leicester City 1-0 in the final thanks to Allan Nielsen, who scored a dramatic goal in the last minute of normal time! Legend! The first cup final I had been to as a Spurs supporter at the grand old age of 15... a day I'll never forget!
There are millions really but three things stick in my mind. Not sure of the year but my first visit to watch Spurs at WHL. The only game I ever went to with my late dad versus Sheffield United (Tony Currie) and our team included Chivers, Gilzean, England and Jennings. Also Gazza’s free kick at Wembley and the realisation that we were playing Real Madrid in the Champions League.
I'm only 32 but for me, beating Inter 3-1 at White Hart Lane was the finest achievement I've seen us manage. In the Champions League "Big 4" era it was great for us to even break the monotony and get into the competition in the first place, but to hand the mighty reigning European Champions a convincing defeat was stunning; it showed the wider football world just what Tottenham Hotspur could do.
Chris Waddle's goal vs Southampton at The Dell in the 1988-89 season on a waterlogged pitch in the rain, chipping the goalkeeper from 40m out – genius.
The Double. The crowds between Edmonton Town Hall and Tottenham Town Hall were massive for the parade. I was riding behind the bus on my bike.
Memories? Where do I start? Well the many trophies, all the "firsts" – first double last century, first British team to win a Euro trophy, first ever club to win the UEFA Cup. Then the memories of Cliff Jones on a run towards goal and Jimmy Greaves – never will there be a greater goal maker or goal snatcher. Dave Mackay, what a man and a half! He was the power in the team that it has never been possible to replace. Pat Jennings, what a goalkeeper – the world’s best ever. I could go on for hours about this great club. We’ve also had a few real sad moments, the saddest was the tragic loss of John White. Every July when it rains heavy I always think of John. I met him as a kid and he was a true gentleman.
29/12/79 Spurs vs Stoke. My dad took me to my first game at WHL with John Pratt scoring the winner.
Ricky Villa in the 1981 FA Cup Final. I remember jumping around the living room with my mum and waiting up for my dad to get back from Wembley. Happy days x