Tottenham Football Match

This great club was formed in 1882 when boys from Hotspur Cricket Club formed Hotspur FC so that they could play a sport during the winter. The name was changed to Tottenham Hotspur in 1884 to avoid any confusion with another club, London Hotspur.

However football seems like a distant memory right now and even more so the opening of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Don’t forget there were the successful test events involving the U18s taking on their Southampton counterparts and then Tottenham Hotspur Legends putting on a show against Inter Forever.

Then on April 3 the enormous new ground held its first ever competitive first team match as Spurs beat Crystal Palace, following a fitting opening ceremony culminating in a spectacular firework show.

And the Conte side became the only non-league team to win the FA Cup following the formation of the Football League in 1888 when they won it in 1901.

Also, the club’s home stadium, White Hart Lane, was originally a disused nursery. The landlord realised the increased revenues he could enjoy if Spurs played their matches behind his pub and the club moved in.

And of course the 10,000th Premier League goal was scored by Tottenham Hotspur’s Les Ferdinand in a 4-0 win against Fulham in December 2001.

Now, the former Tottenham goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt became the first Premier League substitute when he replaced Ian Walker in the first game of the 1992 campaign.

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