ON THIS DAY...
To mark the fact that 2007 is the year of our 125th anniversary, each day we will post an event significant to the date...
To mark the fact that 2007 is the year of our 125th anniversary, each day we will post an event significant to the date...
24th – On this day in 1962 we notched up our 2,000th goal in the First Division during a 6-2 victory over Manchester United.
23rd – On this day in 2004 a truly sad day as the great Bill Nicholson dies, aged 85.
22nd – On this day in 1938 Alan Gilzean was born at Coupar Angus. He scored 133 goals in 439 senior appearances for the club between 1964 and 1974.
21st – On this day in 1944 we bounced back from our one and only defeat of the 1944/1945 season to trounce Luton Town 9-1. We went on to retain the wartime league title won in 1943/1944.
20th – On this day in 1883 Bobby Buckle became our first ever recorded goalscorer in a 1-3 defeat by Grange Park, three days after his 15th birthday.
19th – On this day in 1946 Ronnie Burgess gained his first official cap for Wales, against Scotland, this after making ten appearances as a wartime international.
18th – On this day in 1958 former England amateur international George Robb made the last of his 200 senior appearances in a Spurs shirt, against Leicester City.
17th – On this day in 1885 we played our first competitive match versus St. Albans in the London Association Cup, which we won 5-2. Scorers on the Tottenham Marshes were Mason and Amos two each plus Harston.
16th – On this day in 1920 a crowd numbering 76,000 watched our First Division game at Chelsea, then a competition record and still the biggest for any of our League fixtures.
15th – On this day in 1927 we gained our 500th point in the First Division with a 1-1 home draw against Blackburn Rovers.
14th – On this day in 1967 we played our 2,000th Football League fixture, against Coventry City at Highfield Road.
13th – On this day in 1894 we played our first ever match in the FA Cup, defeating West Herts 3-2 at Northumberland Park.
12th – On this day in 1996 Justin Edinburgh became our 1,000th used substitute in League football when he replaced Andy Sinton in the home game with Aston Villa.
11th – On this day in 1958 Everton were defeated 10-4 at White Hart Lane on the day that Bill Nicholson succeeded Jimmy Anderson as Spurs manager.
10th – On this day in 1959 Film star Jayne Mansfield was the first female allowed into the directors box at White Hart Lane for the home game against Wolves.
9th – On this day in 1968 Cliff Jones made the last of his 378 senior appearances in a Spurs shirt, scoring 159 goals, prior to his transfer to Fulham.
8th – On this day in 1960 centre forward Bobby Smith scored on his England debut against Northern Ireland. He netted seven goals in his first five appearances for the national side.
7th – On this day in 1901 a banquet was held at Kings Hall restaurant, Holborn, to celebrate our FA Cup win as a non-league club.
6th – On this day in 1983 we became the first football club to float our shares on the London Stock Exchange. The issue was four and a half times oversubscribed with 12,859 applicants.
5th – On this day in 1945 goalkeeper Roy Brown was born. He made his only senior appearance for us against Blackpool in 1966.
4th – On this day in 1919 Jimmy Dimmock made the first of his 400 League appearances for the Club. He was also the first player to reach the landmark of 100 League goals in a Spurs shirt.
3rd – On this day in 1987 we won the 14th and last of our best ever run of consecutive home League wins, a 2-0 scoreline against Sheffield Wednesday.
2nd – On this day in 1983 our 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest was the first Football League game to be shown live in full on British television.
1st – On this day in 1937 George Hunt, our former England striker, left us to sign for Arsenal.
30th – On this day in 1882 we played our first ever game, losing to Radicals by a two goal margin. The exact scoreline is not recorded.
29th – On this day in 1953 the official opening of our floodlights was celebrated with a 5-3 win over French outfit Racing Club de Paris.
28th – On this day in 1955 Alf Stokes became the first Spur to gain an England Under-23 cap when he faced Denmark.
27th – On this day in 1969 Steve Perryman made the first of his Club record 655 League appearances, against Sunderland at White Hart Lane.
26th - On this day in 1908 Max Seeburg, a native of Leipzig, became one of the earliest overseas players to feature in the Football League when he turned out for us in a Second Division fixture against Hull City.
25th - On this day in 1909 we recorded our first victory in the top flight, a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, this after one draw and three defeats.
24th – On this day in 1900 the Spurs players were presented with their Southern League Championship medals at a dinner held at Stanstead House, Lower Tottenham.
23rd – On this day in 1922 various incidents during our home match with Arsenal resulted in a special FA commission two weeks later. Our spectators were warned of possible ground closure if the scenes were repeated.
22nd – On this day in 1971 Alan Mullery lifted the Anglo-Italian League Cup Winners’ Cup following a 2-0 win over AC Torino at White Hart Lane. We won the tie 3-0 on aggregate.
21st – On this day in 1901 the first international match was staged at Tottenham Hotspur, between “England Amateurs” and a touring German side, resulting in a 12-0 win for England.
20th – On this day in 1961 a 2-4 first leg deficit was overturned against Polish club Gornik Zabre with an 8-1 win in our first home match in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup.
19th – On this day in 1998 Hans Segers became our oldest debutant aged 36 years 324 days in a league game against Southampton.
18th – On this day in 1952 our first ever FA Youth Cup tie resulted in a 4-0 win over Welwyn Garden City. The match was staged at our Cheshunt training ground just a fortnight after it hosted its first game.
17th – On this day in 1900 Frank Scott Walford, one of our former players, refereed a benefit game between Millwall Athletic and Spurs.
16th – On this day in 1933 we drew 1-1 with Arsenal in the last match of our record undefeated home run of 34 games, stretching back to January, 1932.
15th – On this day in 1951 a new Club record was set for our best ever away win in the Football League, a 6-1 victory at Stoke City, a feat equalled at West Ham in 1962.
14th – On this day in 1966 West Ham United defeated us 1-0 in our first ever Football League Cup tie.
13th – On this day in 1927 Club director Morton Cadman, a Spurs player back in the 1890’s, was elected to the Football League Management Committee.
12th – On this day in 1931 Jimmy Brain, subject of the first north London transfer between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, made his senior debut in our colours at Manchester United.
11th – On this day in 1909 the old West Stand was officially opened for our first home game in the top flight, a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
10th – On this day in 1960 our under-18 side ran up their best ever win in The FA Youth Cup with a 15-0 scoreline against Terrington Lads, a King’s Lynn based youth club team.
9th - On this day in 1899 we staged our first competitive match at White Hart Lane. Queens Park Rangers were defeated 1-0 in a Southern League game, watched by a crowd numbering 11,000.
8th - On this day in 1933 the Weekly Herald reported that a trawler named “The Spurs” is to make its maiden voyage from Grimsby the following week. The vessel cost £20,000.
7th – On this day in 1985 goalkeeper Ray Clemence played the 1,000th senior game of his career in our 5-1 home win over Newcastle United.
6th – On this day in 1913 Arsenal move north and play their first match at Highbury.
5th – On this day in 1882 we take our first subscriptions of 6d per member. Within a week 11 boys had signed up to play for Hotspur FC.
4th – On this day in 1899 we played our first ever match at White Hart Lane against Notts County. We won the match 4-1.
3rd – On this day in 1925 our Reserve Team hosted touring Spanish club Real Madrid in a friendly fixture at White Hart Lane, winning 4-2.
2nd – On this day in 1939 Johnny Morrison scored a hat-trick for us in a 4-3 win at West Bromwich Albion. It is to no avail as war was declared the following day and the match scrubbed from the official records.
1st – On this day in 1908 we played our first ever Football League match, against Wolves at White Hart Lane. We won 3-0. Club director and England international forward Vivian Woodward nets our first goal.
31st - On this day in 1946 we fielded nine products of our pre-war Northfleet United nursery team in a Second Division fixture with Birmingham.
30th - On this day in 1953 Billy Harston, a player from our amateur days, passed away at his Tottenham home, aged 86. He had served on our matchday staff for many years.
29th - On this day in 1930 Alec Lindsay joined Thames after 13 years service with us. He made 243 appearances in our colours, netting 54 goals.
28th - On this day in 1987 Tony Galvin left for Sheffield Wednesday. Since joining us from Goole Town in 1978 he had scored 31 goals in 273 games.
27th - On this day in 1938 England full back Bert Sproston made his debut for us at Southampton. Within three months he had returned north, reportedly suffering from homesickness.
26th - On this day in 1933 we used numbers on our players’ shirts for the first time when Watford visit for a London Combination fixture. It was another five years and more before our senior side donned numbers, coincidentally in a home Cup tie with Watford.
25th - On this day in 1947 our Reserve Team recorded their best ever scoreline in the Football Combination with a 13-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Johnny Jordan led the goal rush with four.
24th – On this day in 1994 White Hart Lane staged a game for the first time as an all-seater stadium in a match against Everton.
23rd - On this day in 1970 Jimmy Anderson passed away. He served the Club for 50 years from 1908 including spells as coach, trainer and manager.
22nd - On this day in 1908 we won our second British Baseball Cup final in three years with a victory by six runs to five against Leyton.
21st - On this day in 1983 a long overdue testimonial match is staged for Bill Nicholson, against West Ham.
20th - On this day in 1960 we opened the double season with a 2-0 home win over Everton. We took maximum points from our first 11 games, a record for the top flight.
19th - On this day in 1966 another Welshman, Mike England signed from Blackburn Rovers. He made 397 appearances in nine years at the Club, netting 18 goals. He later managed the Welsh national team.
18th - On this day in 1956 Terry Medwin made his debut against Preston North End. Capped 30 times by Wales, he scored 72 goals in 215 senior outings for us.
17th - On this day in 1986 Scottish international defender Richard Gough signed from Dundee United. He captained our 1987 FA Cup final side before returning north of the border to Rangers.
16th - On this day in 1921 the Red House, on the right hand side of the Club entrance, was acquired and transformed into the Club offices.
15th - On this day in 1931 Johnny Morrison signed amateur forms for the Club. He went on to score 130 goals in 187 senior games for us between 1933 and 1945.
14th – On this day in 2004 Noureddine Naybet became our oldest outfield debutant at 34 years 186 days v Liverpool.
13th - On this day in 1934 as part of our pre-season preparations we faced a North Middlesex XI cricket team.
12th - On this day in 1930 a trio of local talent, Wally Alsford, Fred Channell and Les Howe were all assigned to our professional staff.
11th - On this day in 1938 Ron Burgess signed professional forms for the Club. Including wartime games he played 458 times for us, netting 56 goals. He left to manage Swansea Town in 1954.
10th - On this day in 1984 Clive Allen signed from Queens Park Rangers. He went on to notch 84 goals in 135 games, including a Club record 49 during season 1986/1987.
9th - On this day in 1969 we made our earliest start to a campaign in the old First Division when we faced Leeds United at Elland Road.
8th - On this day in 1946 Ralph Ward joined Crewe Alexandra after 10 years on our books. He later had a spell as manager of the Cheshire club.
7th - On this day in 1980 the deal to sign Garth Crooks was completed. He formed a prolific partnership with Steve Archibald.
6th - On this day in 1900 the Club's fourth annual military tournament was staged at White Hart Lane. Inclement weather washed out the proposed first penalty kick competition to be staged at the ground.
5th - On this day in 1967 a 91,708 crowd watched a friendly match at Hampden Park between Spurs and Celtic as part of the Queens Park centenary celebrations.
4th - On this day in 1984 goal scoring hero of the 1978 World Cup Finals Mario Kempes turned out for us in a friendly match at Enfield, alongside compatriot Ossie Ardiles.
3rd - On this day in 1982, 16 year old winger Richard Cooke made his First Team debut in a 5-0 friendly win at Scunthorpe United.
2nd - On this day in 1948 White Hart Lane played host to an Olympic Games second round match in which Sweden defeat Austria 3-0.
1st - On this day in 1987 we played our first ever match in Finland, against the Lansi Uudenmaan XI at Karjaala. Shaun Close scored four of our goals in a 7-2 scoreline.
31st - On this day in 1968 we had our first ever July start to a pre-season campaign. Rangers were defeated 3-1 at White Hart Lane before a 37,998 crowd. Peter Collins netted twice and Alan Mullery the other.
30th - On this day in 1964 Jurgen Klinsmann was born. He first signed for us the day before his 30th birthday. He ended his career at the 1998 World Cup Finals with a tally of 47 goals in 108 internationals for Germany.
29th - On this day in 1998 Hans Segers signed on as player/goalkeeping coach. He was later to become our oldest League debutant.
28th - On this day in 1992 Midfielder Paul Stewart, subject of our first £1 million plus payment in 1988 when signed as a striker from Manchester City, was transferred to Liverpool.
27th - On this day in 1922 a boxing exhibition, including serious bouts, was staged at White Hart Lane.
26th - On this day in 1988 Danningelanda, a small Swedish village, was the venue for the first appearance in a Spurs shirt by new recruits Paul Stewart and Paul Gascoigne.
25th - On this day in 1982 Gary Mabbutt was signed from Bristol Rovers for a reputed £105,000 fee. He is third in our all time list of appearances with 611 in League and major Cup competitions, scoring 38 goals.
24th - On this day in 1968 Dave Mackay was transferred to Derby. He had twice come back from a broken leg to skipper the 1967 FA Cup winning team.
23rd - On this day in 1928 the 30th and reportedly shortest ever shareholders AGM, was held at the Club, lasting 25 minutes.
22nd - On this day in 1943 Charles David Roberts, the longest serving Club chairman in our history, passed away. He first became involved with the Club in 1897 and was chairman from November, 1898 until his death.
21st - On this day in 1964 John White, our Scottish international forward, was struck down by lightning at Crews Hill golf club, aged 27.
20th - On this day in 1909 a £10 signing on fee was paid to Walter Tull, the first black player to feature in our League side.
19th - On this day in 1947 Harry Erentz, a member of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, passed away at his home town of Dundee. His family was originally of Danish extraction.
18th - On this day in 1997 David Ginola made his Spurs debut on tour at the Norwegian town of Fredrikstad, two days after signing from Newcastle.
17th - On this day in 1924 Len Duquemin was born at Guernsey. Nicknamed 'The Duke' he scored 134 goals in 307 games for us between 1947 and 1957.
16th – On this day in 1952 the freehold of our training ground at the time Brookfield Lane in Cheshunt is secured with a payment in excess of £11,000.
15th – On this day in 1898 the Weekly Herald reported that white and navy were adopted as our Club colours.
14th - On this day in 1976 Keith Burkinshaw was appointed manager in succession to Terry Neill. He guided the Club to FA Cup success in 1981 and 1982 plus the UEFA Cup in 1984.
13th - On this day in 1944 Cyril Knowles was born at Fitzwilliam. Signed from Middlesbrough in 1964 he went on to play 506 games for us, scoring 17 goals. He also gained four Full caps for England.
12th - On this day in 1949 Jake Farley signed from Chelmsford City, one of several players snapped up by manager Arthur Rowe from his former club.
11th - On this day in 1995 striker John Hendry departed for Motherwell having notched five goals in 20 appearances during his five years on our books. Two of his goals came at Highbury in a 3-1 win in 1993.
10th - On this day in 1978, we stun the football world with the signings of World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa for a reported combined fee of £700,000.
9th - On this day in 1918 Finlay Weir, serving with the Tottenham Royal Engineers, was killed in action. He made 101 peacetime appearances for us, scoring twice.
8th - On this day in 1935 an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, held in the billiards room at the Club offices, authorises the directorate to borrow up to £50,000 rather than the limit at the time of £25,000!
7th - On this day in 1988 the transfer of Paul Gascoigne from Newcastle is completed for a reputed £2 million fee. He notched 33 goals in 112 senior games in our colours until joining Lazio in May, 1992.
6th - On this day in 1987 Dutch international Johnny Metgod signed for us from Nottingham Forest.
5th - On this day in 1930 full back Matt Forster, plucked from Newburn-on-Tyne in 1919, joined Reading after 244 senior appearances for us.
4th - On this day in 1956 Taffy O'Callaghan passed away. He played 283 games for us, including a spell as a wartime guest, netted 102 goals and after the war served on the Fulham training staff.
3rd - On this day in 1931 Dickie Dowsett was born. He scored in his one and only First Division match for us, at Aston Villa in August, 1954, the only Spur to do so.
2nd - On this day in 1950 Eddie Baily won his first Full cap for England, against Spain at the World Cup Finals in Brazil.
1st - On this day in 1969 Terry Naylor turned professional. The full back, affectionately nicknamed 'Meathook', scored one goal in 304 senior outings for the Club.
30th - On this day in 1936 the Club AGM revealed that assets of £121,802 made Spurs the richest Club in the country. We were in the second division at the time.
29th - On this day in 1908 after several failed attempts we gained membership of the Football League. Stoke resigned and we pipped Lincoln City on a third ballot. The management committee voted 5-3 in our favour.
28th - On this day in 1941 Bert Middlemiss died. He featured in our first League match in 1908 and when he married in 1915 held a wedding breakfast at Warmington House at the front of the ground!
27th - On this day in 1936 former Spur Fanny Walden umpired a test match between England and All India at Lords. In all, he officiated at 11 tests between 1934 and 1939.
26th - On this day in 1948 Spurs stalwart John Pratt was born. He made 415 senior appearances between 1969 and 1980, scoring 49 goals, and later served on our coaching staff.
25th - On this day in 1950 full back Alf Ramsey (later Sir Alf) became our first player to feature in the World Cup finals when he faced Chile in Rio de Janeiro.
24th - On this day in 1965 equalling our latest end to a season in 1909, we faced a Maccabi Select XI in Tel Aviv.
23rd - On this day in 1989 Gary Lineker signed from Barcelona. He scored 80 goals in 138 games in our colours and won the FWA Footballer of the Year statuette in 1992.
22nd - On this day in 1991 Alan Sugar joined the directorate and steered the Club away from impending bankruptcy.
21st - On this day in 1937, a loss of £4,851 for the 1936/1937 season announced at the Club AGM is blamed on bad weather! Transfer trading totalled £12,217 for new arrivals with £3,630 being recouped in sales.
20th - On this day in 1909 Rosario were defeated 9-0 in the penultimate game of our South American tour.
19th - On this day in 1993 Ossie Ardiles was appointed manager, 18 years all but a day since making his international debut for Argentina.
18th - On this day in 1952 a Quebec FA XI were beaten 8-0 at Montreal, taking our goal tally on the 10 match tour to 85!
17th - On this day in 1966 we defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in Detroit on our North American tour. The two teams drew 1-1 at Chicago 48 hours later.
16th - On this day in 1936 Ted Hughes, a member of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, passed away. He had run the Kings Arms public house at Enfield Highway since 1908.
15th - On this day in 1947 on our tour to France we went down 2-1 to Toulouse. It was our first tour outside the UK or Channel Islands since visiting Malta in 1929.
14th - On this day in 1994 the Club were hit with a 12 point deduction and an FA Cup ban for financial irregularities by a previous administration.
13th - On this day in 1924 the Weekly Herald reported that Spurs, in accordance with the Football League, would continue to charge one shilling (five pence) for division one games for the following season.
12th - On this day in 1986 Pat Jennings made the last of a then world record 119 international appearances for Northern Ireland, against Brazil in the Mexico World Cup finals, on his 41st birthday.
11th - On this day in 1936 goalkeeper Jack Hall was signed from Manchester United. He joined three other Hall's on our books, namely Willie, Almer and Albert.
10th - On this day in 1949 the Spurs Supporters Club was formed by a meeting of approximately 100 people at Denmark Street Hall.
9th - On this day in 1909 in preparation for our first top flight campaign, the Club paid its Football League fee amounting to 15 guineas.
8th - On this day in 1938 Ted Ditchburn signed on as an amateur for us. A good class boxer as a schoolboy he concentrated on football and was farmed out to our nursery side Northfleet United.
7th - On this day in 1947 due to government restrictions on midweek fixtures and a severe winter, we made our latest ever end to a League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Barnsley.
6th - On this day in 1979 a Bermuda Select XI were defeated 3-1 on our way back from the Japan Cup tournament where we defeated Dundee United in the final two days earlier.
5th - On this day in 1909 we faced fellow English club Everton in Palermo on the first leg of our seven match tour of South America.
4th - On this day in 1959 a crowd numbering 100,000 saw our tour game in Leningrad against a Soviet Union Select XI.
3rd - On this day in 1961 a banquet to celebrate the "Double" is held at the Savoy Hotel, London.
2nd - On this day in 1982 FWA Footballer of the Year Steve Perryman gained his only Full cap for England against Iceland in Reykjavik.
1st - On this day in 1935 Spurs captain Arthur Rowe married Miss A Foot of Camberwell at Peckham Registry Office.
31st - On this day in 1963 our tour to South Africa kicked off with a 5-1 defeat of a NSAFL Invitation XI in Cape Town.
30th - On this day in 1912 a tour match against the Olympic Players XI in Budapest ended in a 4-3 victory.
29th - On this day in 1937 the LNER engine named Tottenham Hotspur was unveiled at Hoe Street Station, Walthamstow in a ceremony performed by Club chairman Charles Roberts.
28th - On this day in 1952 we ran up our best ever scoreline with an 18-1 win over Saskatchewan FA XI at Saskatoon. Sid McClellan netted nine of our goals.
27th - On this day in 1982 an early Glenn Hoddle penalty sealed our seventh FA Cup triumph and gave us some reward for a season where we went close on all four fronts.
26th - On this day in 1900 John Cameron, our player/secretary/manager, was presented with the Southern League shield on behalf of the Club. He is also elected to the organisation's management committee.
25th - On this day in 1908 long serving full back Sandy Tait, a member of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, joined neighbours Leyton as player coach.
24th - On this day in 1920 Jabe Darnell, who served the Club as a player and assistant trainer between 1904 and 1947, earned a second benefit match against Arsenal.
23rd - On this day in 1984 Tony Parks was the hero on a night of high drama at White Hart Lane. The UEFA Cup final against Anderlecht ended 2-2 on aggregate then we won the trophy with a 4-3 victory in the penalty shoot-out.
22nd - On this day in 1982 another all London FA Cup final, this time against second division Queens Park Rangers, which ended all square at 1-1.
21st - On this day in 1974 our UEFA Cup Final first leg against Feyenoord at White Hart Lane ended in a 2-2 draw. We lost the second leg in Rotterdam 2-0 eight days later.
20th - On this day in 1967 the first all London FA Cup final saw Jimmy Robertson and Frank Saul net in our 2-1 victory over Chelsea.
19th - On this day in 1951 Bill Nicholson scored 19 seconds into his one and only appearance for the England side, against Portugal at Goodison Park.
18th - On this day in 1991 a then record breaking eighth FA Cup final win, again going to extra time before former Spurs Junior Des Walker's own goal settled the issue.
17th - On this day in 1972 the first all English European final - in the first season of the UEFA Cup replacing the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup - saw Alan Mullery add to Martin Chivers' two goal salvo at Molineux to set up a 3-2 aggregate win.
16th - On this day in 1987 Clive Allen scored the 49th goal of a memorable season for him but Coventry City hit back to win The FA Cup final 3-2 after extra time.
15th - On this day in 1963 a stunning 5-1 victory over European Cup-Winners’ Cup holders Atletico Madrid in Rotterdam saw us become the first British club to lift a European trophy.
14th - On this day in 1981 Ricky Villa shrugged off the disappointment of the previous encounter to net one of the best Cup Final goals ever against Manchester City in the replayed final.
13th - On this day in 1990 our Youth team completed a third success in The FA Youth Cup with a 3-2 aggregate win over Middlesbrough.
12th - On this day in 1950 we hosted the visit of German club Borussia Dortmund as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations.
11th - On this day in 1974 a 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield Town, coupled with a 1-0 win in the away leg three days later, secured The FA Youth Cup for the second time. Coventry City had succumbed following two replays in 1970.
10th - On this day in 1929 Arthur Rowe signed professional forms for the Club some five years after first being mentioned as a future prospect.
9th - On this day in 1981 our first FA Cup final for 14 years ended all square with Manchester City’s Tommy Hutchison being credited with our equaliser in a 1-1 scoreline.
8th - On this day in 1979 Mark Falco scored on his league debut at Bolton. "Bilko" went on to net 89 goals in 236 senior appearances for the Club.
7th - On this day in 1946 we staged our first testimonial match for a player. Willie Hall was the beneficiary of a fixture against an FA XI.
6th - On this day in 1961 the completion of the first "Double" of the last century. A 2-0 win over Leicester City at Wembley secured this historic feat.
5th - On this day in 1962 Burnley are defeated 3-1 at Wembley as we retain The FA Cup for another year.
4th - On this day in 1916 we won our first match at Highbury, defeating Arsenal 3-0.
3rd - On this day in 1939 White Hart Lane was selected to host a replay had The FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers been drawn. As it was Portsmouth won 4-1 at the first attempt.
2nd - On this day in 1914 Bill Jacques signed from Coventry City. A goalkeeper he cost a reputed £300 fee and was ever-present in our 1919/1920 second division championship side.
1st - On this day in 1955 winger Johnny Gavin gained the first Republic of Ireland cap by a Spurs player when facing The Netherlands at Dalymount Park.
30th - On this day in 1910 record receipts for a League match at the time of £2,163 are paid to watch our relegation battle with Chelsea. We won 2-1 to maintain our top-flight status.
29th - On this day in 1897 we took part in our first cup final, losing 0-2 to hosts Wellingborough in the Wellingborough & District Charity Cup.
28th - On this day in 1951 a 1-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday secured our first League Championship title.
27th - On this day in 1901 our first FA Cup Final victory, 3-1 against Sheffield United at Burnden Park, Bolton. The only non-league Club to win the trophy since 1888.
26th - On this day in 1902 Sandy Brown, 15-goal hero of our 1901 FA Cup run, played his last Southern League match for us netting twice against Brentford.
25th - On this day in 1942 Tom Morris passed away. He played in our first game at White Hart Lane, our first FA Cup Final and our first Football League match before working on our backroom staff.
24th - On this day in 1920 Jabe Darnell, who served the Club as a player and assistant trainer between 1904 and 1947, earned a second benefit match against Arsenal.
23rd - On this day in 1921 Jimmy Dimmock scored the only goal after 53 minutes to secure our second FA Cup win, in the final against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
22nd - On this day in 1909 John Curtis signed from Gainsborough Trinity. He scored our first ever League goal against Arsenal in April, 1910.
21st - On this day in 1923 Jimmy Cantrell made his final League appearance for the Club. At 40 years, 349 days, he is the oldest player to feature in our league side.
20th - On this day in 1901 a then world record crowd for a football match numbering 110,820 watch our 2-2 draw with Sheffield United in The FA Cup final at the old Crystal Palace.
19th - On this day in 1935 John Cameron, player/secretary/manager of our 1901 FA Cup winning side, passed away at Edinburgh.
18th - On this day in 1908 Norwich City provided the opposition for our final home game in the Southern League.
17th - On this day in 1961 a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at White Hart Lane ensured our second Football League Championship success.
16th - On this day in 1960 Tommy Harmer, nicknamed "The Charmer", made his 222nd and last appearance in our first team.
15th - On this day in 1974 we secured our 2,500th point in the Football League with a goal-less draw at Chelsea.
14th - On this day in 1991 Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker netted early goals in the first FA Cup semi final to be staged at Wembley. We ran out 3-1 winners against Arsenal.
13th - On this day in 1900 a 2-0 win against defending champions Southampton secured the Southern League title.
12th - On this day in 1955 Ron Henry made his Spurs debut. His final appearance came in March, 1977 when he faced Reading reserves, aged 42, due to a player shortage.
11th - On this day in 1959 Dave Mackay gained the first Scottish cap by a Spurs player when facing England. By the end of the year, new arrivals Bill Brown and John White had also played for their country.
10th - On this day in 1974, goals from Martin Peters and Ralph Coates secured a 2-1 win against Lokomotive Leipzig in the semi-finals, first leg of the UEFA Cup. A 2-0 win at home booked our place in the final.
9th - On this day in 1921 four of our players - Bert Bliss, Jimmy Dimmock, Arthur Grimsdell and Bert Smith - turned out for England against Scotland.
8th - On this day in 1975 Glenn Hoddle signed professional forms for the Club. He fell just short of 500 senior appearances during his 12 years in our first team.
7th - On this day in 1914 SH Stewart Casey, one of the founder members of the Club in 1882, passed away. By the end of the month his brother HD Sam Casey - also a founder - had also passed on.
6th - On this day in 1901 Vivian Woodward made his Southern League debut for the Club. The famous amateur forward later captained England at Amateur and Full level as well as the Great Britain Olympic team.
5th - On this day in 1962 we bowed out of our first European campaign having taken holders and eventual winners Benfica right to the wire in the second leg of the semi final. We won 2-1 on the night but went out of the Champions Cup 4-3 on aggregate.
4th - On this day in 1914 winger Fanny Walden maked his England debut against Scotland. In doing so he became the shortest player to play for his country, standing five feet two inches in his stockinged feet.
3rd - On this day in 1982 Ossie Ardiles departed to prepare for Argentina's defence of the World Cup after helping us return to Wembley with a 2-0 semi final win over Leicester City at Villa Park.
2nd - On this day in 1900 we played a benefit match at the Canning Town home of Thames Ironworks in aid of the dependants of Harry Bradshaw, an England international who played for both clubs.
1st - On this day in 1918 was it an April Fool or did the one time Spurs programme seller named Hill really play at left half in the wartime match against Clapton Orient?
31st - On this day in 1917 we ran up our best scoreline during the Great War with a 10-0 thumping of Portsmouth in the London Combination.
30th - On this day in 1922 White Hart Lane hosted its only London Combination representative match, against the London League.
29th - On this day in 1958 another League landmark was achieved against Aston Villa with Bobby Smith netting our 1,000th home goal in Division One.
28th - On this day in 1931 a then Club record of 25,000 programmes are sold for the promotion chasing Second Division encounter with West Bromwich Albion.
27th - On this day in 1926 with Frank Osborne taken ill before the game, Club trainer Billy Minter played in a friendly fixture at Hull City, over six years after his last senior game.
26th - On this day in 1921 Tommy Clay, normally a full back, played the whole match in goal in a 1-0 win at Sunderland, due to an Easter injury crisis.
25th - On this day in 1986 Steve Perryman moved on to Oxford United after nearly 20 years at Tottenham Hotspur, making a Club record 854 senior appearances, including 655 in the Football League.
24th - On this day in 1979 we gained our 1,000th away point in the Football League with a 3-2 victory at Aston Villa. This after being two down with 12 minutes remaining.
23rd - On this day in 1934 The Weekly Herald reported that the mammoth electric clock, on the High Road at the front of the ground, was complete having been illuminated and adorned with the cockerel motif.
22nd - On this day in 1934 White Hart Lane hosted the annual markets match between teams representing Spitalfields and Covent Garden.
21st - On this day in 1999 Allan Nielsen headed the only goal deep into injury time against Leicester City to secure our third Football League Cup triumph.
20th - On this day in 1982 Graham Roberts netted a hat-trick from midfield in a 3-2 home win over his home town club Southampton.
19th - On this day in 1955 Terry Dyson, the only Spur to net a hat-trick in a north London derby match, made his senior debut in our colours against Sheffield United.
18th - On this day in 1905 Herbert Chapman, later to find fame as a manager, made his Southern League debut for us against Brighton & Hove Albion.
17th - On this day in 1921 one of the strangest games ever staged at White Hart Lane saw our second XI face a team of Music Hall Artistes. Two similar matches had been played prior to the Great War.
16th - On this day in 1985 Garth Crooks scored the only goal as we achieved our first win at Anfield since 1912, exactly 73 years to the day since our last victory there.
15th - 15th - On this day in 1987 our 2-0 FA Cup win at Wimbledon is dedicated to full back Danny Thomas whose career had been ended by a serious injury the previous weekend.
14th - On this day in 1929 Ted Harper signed from Sheffield Wednesday on transfer deadline day. He went on to notch, on average, a goal per game in his 63 League appearances for the Club.
13th - On this day in 1936 one six line paragraph in the Weekly Herald, headlined 'On Trial' stated "Spurs are giving a month's trial to an amateur Wm. E. Nicholson, an inside right of Scarborough Working Man's Club. He recently celebrated his 17th birthday. His height is 5ft 8 ins and weight 10st 12 lbs."
12th - On this day in 1936 Ralph Ward signed from Bradford Park Avenue. A tough character - he sparred with Reggie Meen - Ward went on to make 366 senior appearances in 10 years at the Club.
11th - On this day in 1978 we gained our 500th home point in the Second Division with a 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic.
10th – On this day in 1919 the First Division is expanded by two teams and Arsenal are promoted to one of the extra spots at our expense despite them only finishing sixth in the Second Division.
9th - On this day in 1946 Len Duquemin made his senior debut for the Club within a couple of months of joining our groundstaff from his native Guernsey.
8th - On this day in 1961 Sunderland, the only team to take us to a replay during our Double winning Cup run, are defeated 5-0 in a sixth round tie following a 1-1 draw at Roker Park.
7th - On this day in 1908 Billy Minter made his debut in our colours. He went on to serve as assistant trainer, trainer, manager and assistant secretary until his death in 1942.
6th – On this day in 1985 we suffered our one and only home defeat to date in European competition. A Steve Perryman own goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 victory in a UEFA Cup fourth round tie.
5th - On this day in 1938 an FA Cup sixth round tie with Sunderland attracted a record attendance to White Hart Lane of 75,038. The visitors win the match 1-0.
4th - On this day in 1949, 26 year old defender Harry Clarke signed from Newport-based Southern League club Lovells Athletic. He gained a Full England cap and was ever-present in our push and run side of 1949-50-51.
3rd - On this day in 1973 Ralph Coates bagged the only goal of the final against Norwich City to secure the Football League Cup for the second time in three years.
2nd - On this day in 1963 Welsh international Terry Medwin made the last of his 215 senior appearances for the Club, against West Bromwich Albion.
1st - On this day in 1995 "Rocket Ronny" Rosenthal turned the Cup replay at Southampton on its head with a hat-trick, this after coming on as a substitute. We ran out 6-2 winners in extra time.
28th - On this day in 1936 the Football League management committee scrapped the fixture list in a row with the pools promoters. Home teams would be known but visitors would only be announced two days prior to the fixture. The problem was resolved within a few weeks.
27th - On this day in 1971 we won our first League Cup Final with two late goals from Martin Chivers against third Division opponents Aston Villa at Wembley.
26th - On this day in 1921 Sandy Hunter made his senior debut for the Club. Two months later he won an FA Cup winners medal.
25th - On this day in 1904 we recorded a 1-0 win at Aston Villa in a replayed FA Cup tie after the crowd 'invaded' the pitch at White Hart Lane during the original match, causing it to be abandoned.
24th - On this day in 1900 John Kirwan gained the first Irish cap by a Spur. Welshman Jack Jones was our only other player at the time to have been honoured by his country.
23rd - On this day in 1901 we knocked Bury out of The FA Cup, the first time since the Football League incepted in 1888 that the holders had been eliminated by a non league club.
22nd - On this day in 1937 a dramatic FA Cup replay with Everton ended 4-3 to Spurs. Everton had been 3-1 up with 25 minutes remaining.
21st - On this day in 1989 Mohamed Ali Amar, better known as Nayim, made his senior debut for us. He was immortalised in the hearts of Spurs fans for a goal scored in a European final from the halfway line.
20th - On this day in 1982 Scottish winger Ally Dick, aged 16 years 301 days, became our youngest League player ever when he played against Manchester City at White Hart Lane.
19th - On this day in 1995 Jürgen Klinsmann was appointed captain of Germany during his first spell with us. His tally of 38 goals in 68 games were a crucial contribution to our cause in both of his stints at the Club.
18th - On this day in 1958 Cliff Jones was signed from Swansea. The Welsh international winger gave tremendous service with 159 goals in 378 senior appearances during his ten years at the Club.
17th - On this day in 1900 Bristol based club Bedminster were defeated 5-2 as we strove towards our one and only Southern League championship title.
16th - On this day in 1974 Jose Dominguez was born in Lisbon. His gymnastic goal celebrations brightened up White Hart Lane when he opened his scoring account against Sheffield Wednesday in October, 1997.
15th - On this day in 1969 Roger Morgan made his debut in our colours when he played against his former club Queens Park Rangers who included his twin brother Ian in their line-up.
15th - On this day in 1969 Roger Morgan made his debut in our colours when he played against his former club Queens Park Rangers who included his twin brother Ian in their line-up.
14th - On this day in 1974 Neil McNab signed for Spurs from Morton. Aged 16, he was too young to sign professional so instead signed amateur forms. He was the first 16 year old, and the last amateur, in our League side.
13th - On this day in 1915 Centre forward Jimmy Cantrell netted four goals at Middlesbrough but it is not enough as the home side win 7-5. That is one of only seven such scorelines in the history of the League.
12th - On this day in 1944 Jack Rowley, a guest player from Manchester United, netted a Club record seven of our goals in an 8-1 win over Luton Town.
11th - On this day in 1907 for the only time in our history we needed a second replay to decide consecutive FA Cup ties. Having faced Hull City three times in round one we also required a third match to defeat Blackburn Rovers. Since then only three of our ties have gone to a third game.
10th - On this day in 1986 Pat Jennings played for both sides in a Jersey friendly match, keeping the score down to 1-0 at half time. We eventually ran out 7-0 winners.
9th - On this day in 1929 Arthur Grimsdell made his final senior appearance in our colours. Regarded as one the finest players ever to don a Spurs shirt, he captained both Club and country, lifting The FA Cup aloft following our 1921 triumph.
8th - On this day in 1899 Frank Brettell, our first manager, announced he was to leave as the newly formed Portsmouth club had offered him a better salary.
7th - On this day in 1872 Stanley Briggs was born at Stamford Hill. One of the stars of our 1890's amateur team he stood six feet three inches tall. Stanley later emigrated to Canada where he passed away during 1935.
6th - On this day in 1982 the official opening of our current West Stand is performed by Sir Stanley Rous who symbolically cuts the ribbon prior to our 6-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
5th - On this day in 1927 our First Division fixture with Sunderland is broadcast in part on BBC Radio. The Grenadier Guards are in attendance to lead the community singing at White Hart Lane plus two announcers, one to describe the play, the other to provide general and topical patter.
4th - On this day in 1961 Leicester City inflict our first home defeat of the double season with a 3-2 win.
3rd - On this day in 1960 we run up our best ever competitive scoreline with a 13-2 win over Crewe Alexandra. The Fourth Division side are 10-1 down at half time. Legend has it that they arrived at London Euston station on platform 13 and left again from number 2.
2nd - On this day in 1929 Taffy O'Callaghan won his first Welsh cap at the age of 22. He was the first product of our Northfleet United nursery team to gain Full international honours.
1st - On this day in 1896 we played our first match in the FA Cup 1st Round Proper, having previously only competed in the qualifying rounds. We lost 0-5 at Stoke in our first competitive match since turning professional.
31st - On this day in 1954 VJ Woodward, our famous amateur centre forward, passed away. He was the first Spur to gain a Full England cap when he faced Ireland in February, 1903, scoring two goals.
30th - On this day in 1904 we recorded our highest aggregate score in a Southern League fixture with a 7-4 victory against Reading.
29th - On this day in 1910 the three Steel brothers from Newmilns, Alec, Danny and Bobby, all played in our goal-less home fixture with Bradford City.
28th - On this day in 1911 one of four of our Football League fixtures to be abandoned. This one against Oldham was stopped at half time due to fog with the score at 1-1.
27th - On this day in 1900 we lost our first FA Cup tie of the century to Preston North End. Revenge was gained the following year when we defeated the Lancashire club on our way to winning the competition for the first time.
26th - On this day in 1995 Vic Buckingham passed away. He is the only Spur to amass over 200 League appearances for the Club without playing in the top flight. His tally of 204 came between 1935 and 1949.
25th - On this day in 1967, David Ginola was born.
24th - On this day in 1953 Sonny Walters scored our 1,500th League goal at White Hart Lane in a 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday.
23rd - On this day in 2002 we defeated Chelsea 5-1 in the League Cup semi-final 2nd leg. We began the tie 2-1 down from the first leg but goals from Iversen, Sherwood, Sheringham, Davies and Rebrov took us to Cardiff for the final.
22nd - On this day in 1920 Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham. A full back, signed from Southampton in May, 1949, he was the last piece of the jigsaw in our push and run side of 1949-50-51. Knighted in 1967 having managed the England side to World Cup glory.
21st - On this day in 1967 we started a Club record run of 28 League and Cup matches without defeat with a 2-0 home win against Burnley. The sequence came to an end on September 2, following 20 wins and eight draws in 20 League and eight FA Cup matches, with a thumping 1-5 defeat at Turf Moor, Burnley.
20th - On this day in 1962 Phil Beal signed professional forms for the Club having been an apprentice since May, 1960. He went on to make 420 senior appearances in 13 years for us.
19th - On this day in 1994 we won our first and only successful penalty shootout in the FA Cup to date. First Division Peterborough United eventually succumbed to a 5-4 penalty decider at White Hart Lane.
18th - On this day in 1947 goalkeeper Ted Ditchburn, who held the Club appearance record of 418 games until 1975, nominated his favourite game as being our 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United where he received a standing ovation from the 63,000 crowd.
17th - On this day in 1969 new signing Martin Chivers scored on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
16th - On this day in 1914 Tommy Clay signed from Leicester. Each of the full back's 24 senior goals for Spurs came from the penalty spot.
15th - On this day in 1927 Tottenham Hotspur 12 Arsenal 2. Our first ever home fixture against our neighbours’ 'A' team saw goalkeeper Nicholls net one of our goals from the penalty spot.
14th - On this day in 1956 Eddie Baily was transferred to Port Vale after 10 years on our books. He returned in October, 1963 for a further 11-year stint as assistant manager to Bill Nicholson.
13th - On this day in 1923 we suffered one of our biggest FA Cup shocks, when we were held to a goal-less draw by Midland League club Worksop Town. We won the replay, also at White Hart Lane, by a comfortable margin of 9-0.
12th - On this day in 1983 Cecil Poynton passed away. He began a 12-year stint as a player in August, 1922 and served on our backroom staff during the war. Later appointed assistant trainer, senior trainer and then physiotherapist until retiring in 1975.
11th - On this day in 1975 terrace favourite Alfie Conn netted a hat-trick in our 5-2 win at Newcastle. The 3rd goal that afternoon, scored by John Duncan, was our 4,000th in the Football League.
10th - On this day in 1914 we shared ten goals in an FA Cup match with Leicester, our highest scoring draw in the competition.
9th - On this day in 1992 former Club programme editor and historian Leslie Yates passed away. A freelance journalist, Tottenham born and bred, he contributed to the Club publications for many years having seen his first Spurs game in 1923, aged eight.
8th - On this day in 1901 we faced European opposition for the first time when the touring Berlin FC were defeated 9-6 at a snow covered White Hart Lane. It was the first visit to Britain by a German team.
7th - On this day in 1939 following many years of rallying by the Club board, our senior players wore numbered shirts for the first time, in a 7-1 FA Cup victory over Watford.
6th – On this day in 1934 Spurs 'keeper Joe Nicholls was bombarded by fruit and beer bottles by the Villa Park crowd during our 5-1 win there. Villa were warned as to their spectators’ future behaviour. Both teams wore black armbands following the passing of former Spurs player Herbert Chapman.
5th – On this day in 1946 we faced Brentford in the first leg of our only two-legged FA Cup tie, drawing the match 2-2. We lost the return 0-2 five days later. All ties from rounds one to six were played over two matches.
4th – On this day in 1933 three Spurs players - Willie Evans, Dave Levene and Jimmy Brain - formed part of a combined Tottenham Hotspur/Arsenal/Chelsea/West Ham United XI against The Rest of London in an experimental floodlight match at the old White City stadium.
3rd – On this day in 1920 we played our fourth consecutive match with an all English XI. It was nearly 300 games into our League career that we played a League game without a Scottish player in our ranks.
2nd – On this day in 1909 the old Leeds City club made their only visit to White Hart Lane. Former Spurs chairman John Oliver was associated with the Yorkshire outfit. They disbanded in 1919 due to financial irregularities.
1st – On this day in 1900 our first match in the 20th century was a 2-2 draw at Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. Part of a two match mini tour of the north east, we faced Sunderland the following day.