The 2019/20 season in numbers
Tue 04 August 2020, 17:25|Tottenham Hotspur
From kicking-off our campaign back in N17 for the first time in three years with a 3-1 win against Aston Villa in August, 2019, to the final whistle on matchday 38, our 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on 26 July, 2020, the 2019/20 season was the longest we've faced in our history – a 352-day campaign.
Throughout the unparalleled term, one in which Tottenham Hotspur Stadium welcomed in its first full season of action, Jose Mourinho took charge and the Coronavirus pandemic saw football suspended for three months, before action then went behind closed doors – we of course experienced both highs and lows, as is the course of football.
A total of 52 games later with 21 victories, 14 draws, 17 defeats, 87 goals scored and 71 conceded, we concluded the season. It had been a campaign that had started slowly yet, with new impetus, we were able to get ourselves back on track and went on to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League once more. A frustrating spate of injuries may have disrupted our progress but, after the resumption of the season in June, we finished strongly to lift ourselves up to a sixth-placed finish and qualify for another year of European football.
Here is an in-depth look at the numbers behind the season…
47 - Lucas Moura was our most-used player of the year as he made 47 appearances for us. In fact, he was involved in 51 of our 52 matchday squads. Toby Alderweireld and Serge Aurier (both 42) were our next highest appearance makers.
3,768 – Once again, as he did in our 2018/19 campaign, Toby played the most minutes for us this season. Last year, as we reached the Champions League Final, the Belgian defender spent 4,363 minutes on the pitch while this year he managed 3,768 minutes.
20 - Erik Lamela was our most used substitute as he came off the bench on 20 occasions while Lucas was our most substituted player, with the Brazilian exiting the field 19 times.
260 – Captain Hugo Lloris moved into our all-time top five appearance makers in the Premier League as he played his 260th game in the competition when we drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace on the final day of the season. Darren Anderton still leads the way with 299 Premier League games for us.
58 – Hugo also moved into joint-second place in our all-time European appearance makers list after he played his 58th match for us in Europe. He is now just six games behind legendary former captain Steve Perryman (64).
200 - Toby (201), Danny Rose (214), Dele Alli (222), Erik Lamela (222) and Heung-Min Son (229) all breached the 200-appearance milestone for the Club this term.
100 - Lucas and Davinson Sanchez both became centurions at the Club this season having passed the 100-appearance landmark during the campaign.
24 - Harry Kane finished as our top scorer for the sixth season in a row as he fired home 24 goals in just 34 games for us - that tally matched his total for the 2018/19 season. Heung-Min Son wasn’t far behind our number 10 with 18 efforts, while Dele Alli had a tally of nine.
50 – Sonny and Dele joined our 50-goal club in the Premier League this season, becoming the sixth and seventh players respectively to reach the milestone.
20 – With another six goals to his name in the 2019/20 edition of the Champions League, Harry Kane became the quickest player to score 20 goals in European football’s elite club competition. He also became the first Spurs player to score 30 goals in Europe.
200 - Harry breached the 200 club career goals milestone this season – he now sits on 204 goals in 352 appearances.
188 - Harry also moved up to third in the Club’s all-time goalscorers list this season. Now on 188 goals for us, he needs just 19 more to overtake Bobby Smith who lies in second spot with 206 strikes to his name.
143 – Our number 10 also has 143 Premier League goals for us now in just 207 appearances – he is just six goals off a place in the Premier League’s all-time top 10 goalscorers list.
5 – We benefitted from the most own goals in the Premier League this season with five of our goals coming via our opposition.
19.9% - We had 306 shots at goal this season in the Premier League and scored with 61 of those – a conversion rate of 19.9% - which was the third best in the Premier League.
20 - Since the 2015/16 season, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son are two of only three players to have scored 20+ goals with both their right and left foot - the third being Leicester's Jamie Vardy.
3 - Scoring against Manchester City, Wolves and Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Steven Bergwijn became just the second player for us to score in each of their first three home Premier League games, after Rafael van der Vaart managed the feat in the 2010/11 season.
7 - We were awarded seven penalties in the 2019/20 season across all competitions with three different players taking the spot-kicks. All bar one were dispatched at the first time of asking.
- Harry Kane (4/4)
- Dele Alli (1/1)
- Heung-Min Son (1/2) - Sonny’s penalty in our 3-2 victory over Aston Villa was saved, yet he converted the rebound.
4 – All four of our penalties in the Premier League in 2019/20 came away from home – Arsenal, Norwich City, Aston Villa, Burnley.
12 - Heung-Min Son was our top provider as he produced 12 assists for his team-mates in all competitions. Serge Aurier had eight assists to his name while Dele and Erik Lamela tied for third place in the rankings with six each.
4 - Four of Sonny’s assists were clinically dispatched by Harry Kane - the joint-fourth best partnership in the Premier League.
18 - Since his FA Cup debut in 2016, Heung-Min Son has been involved in 18 goals in the competition - more than any other player in that time.
10 - Son also became the fourth Spurs player in Premier League history to record at least 10 goals and 10 assists in a single season in the competition. Jurgen Klinsmann, Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen also achieved the feat.
90.3% - Making 1,694 passes in the Premier League this season, Harry Winks enjoyed a 90.3% success rate – the sixth highest for any player in the competition in 2019/20.
1,978 - Toby Alderweireld made the most passes for us overall with 1,978 – 284 more than any other player in the squad. Toby also made the most passes for us in the 2018/19 season with 2,358.
93 - Serge Aurier made 93 tackles in the Premier League this season – 36 more than any other player for us. That total accounts for the most tackles made in a Spurs shirt in a single campaign in the competition since Mousa Dembele made 104 in the 2015/16 season.
170 - Toby Alderweireld meanwhile made 170 clearances for us – the sixth highest for an individual player in the league and almost 50 more than any other player in our squad.
7 – Seven players wore the Spurs shirt for the first time in the Premier League in the 2019/20 season.
Tanguy Ndombele v Aston Villa – August, 2019
Giovani Lo Celso v Manchester City – August, 2019
Ryan Sessegnon v Everton – November, 2019
Troy Parrott v Burnley – December, 2019 - Academy graduate
Japhet Tanganga v Liverpool – January, 2020 - Academy graduate
Gedson Fernandes v Watford – January, 2020
Steven Bergwijn v Manchester City – February, 2020
Academy graduate Malachi Fagan-Walcott also made his Spurs debut in the 2019/20 season. The defender’s first appearance for the Club came in the Champions League, in our round of 16, second leg meeting with RB Leipzig.
9 - We have now had at least one academy graduate make their Premier League debut for us in each of the last nine seasons.
17 - At 17 years, 10 months and three days, Troy Parrott was our fourth youngest debutant in Premier League history when he came off the bench in December’s 5-0 win over Burnley. He was the youngest debutant in the competition this season.
4 – Four of our new arrivals in 2019/20 scored their first goals for the Club on their first start. Tanguy Ndombele v Aston Villa, Giovani Lo Celso v Crvena zvezda, Ryan Sessegnon v Bayern Munich and Steven Bergwijn v Manchester City.
7 – Seven different players wore the captain’s armband for us in the 2019/20 season.
Hugo Lloris – 27 times
Harry Kane – 16 times
Jan Vertonghen – four times
Eric Dier – two times
Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Ben Davies - all once
2 - We took maximum points from two sides in the Premier League - West Ham United and Aston Villa.
8 - Meanwhile, we were unbeaten against eight other sides in the competition – Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Watford, Bournemouth, Norwich and Burnley.
Points picked up from losing positions
16 - We picked up 16 points from losing positions this season - the fourth highest amount in the Premier League. That tally includes four victories, with three of those coming at home – 3-1 v Aston Villa (H), 2-1 v Brighton (H), 3-2 v Aston Villa (A) and 2-1 v Arsenal (H).
39 – Our home form was the third best in the Premier League as we picked up 39 points from our 19 matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.