Tottenham Hotspurs are one of the oldest clubs in the history of English football. The club, founded in 1888, is based out of London and is also the first English club to complete the domestic double in the 20th century. The Spurs have come a long way, with their appearance in the Final of the Champions League 2019 a feather in their cap. We have a look at the Top 10 Tottenham Hotspurs, which are their best so far.
10. Tottenham Hotspurs vs Sheffield United, 1901 FA Cup Final
Back in the day, the FA Cup used to be as important as was the League. Spurs were the first non-League victors of the FA Cup. They defeated Sheffield United in the replay of the Final at Crystal Palace to achieve the feat.
After Fred Priest of Sheffield United had scored early, John Cameron, Tom Smith and Brown scored to make it 3-1 for Spurs.
9. Tottenham Hotspurs v Leicester City, 1960-61 Fa Cup Final
Spurs became the first team in the 20th century to lift both League and Cup in a single season, defeating Leicester at Wembley.
The season was lit up by club captain Dany Blanchflower who guided Bill Nicolson’s Spurs to a 2-0 victory. Spurs went on to win the Cup next season as well, but fell short of the League, finishing in 3rd.
8. Tottenham Hostspurs v Atlético Madrid, 1962-63 Cup Winners’ Cup Final
The Cup Winners’ Cup was the equivalent of the Champions League for Cup winners from different countries. Tottenham were on fire in the tournament and continued on their merry way in the Final as well as they smashed 5 past a hapless Atlético Madrid, the scoreline 5-1 being the joint highest in a Final till date.
Tottenham finally made their mark in Europe with this victory.
7. AC Milan vs Tottenham Hotspurs, 2010-11 UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Tottenham made the Champions League places for the first time in the 2009-10 season. They went on to feature in the Round of 16 against Milan at the San Siro and prevailed in a feisty encounter thanks to Peter Crouch goal in the 80th minute.
The away goal gave the Whites much needed confidence to hold the dangerous Milan side at home as well a week later to move into the Quarterfinals.
6. Inter Milan v Tottenham Hotspurs, 2010-11 UEFA Champions League
After conceding in just over a minute to Inter skipper Zanetti, Spurs were pegged back by a red card to their skipper Gomes. Whats worse, Eto stabbed home from the spot. However, it was supposed to be Gareth Bale’s day as he drove Spurs back from 3-0 down in 13 minutes to finally lose 4-3. Gareth Bale’s goals that day were probably his best in a Spurs shirt and told the World all about his fighting character. This defeat deserves a mention on this list because Spurs held nerve to win 3-1 and win on aggregate.
5. Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea, 2014-15 Premier League
Harry Kane guided Spurs to one of their most significant victories in the modern era when he scored twice and put on an assist to down Chelsea at White Hart Lane.
On New Year’s Day in 2015, Kane put on a show as did Spurs as a team to win 5-3. This result against a team that was leading the Premier League table and had the best defensive record in the division.
4. Tottenham Hotspurs v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1972 UEFA Cup Final
The UEFA Cup Final in 1972 was an all-English affair, with Wolverhampton squaring off against Tottenham after winning 2-1 at Molineux.
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The Londoners were about their chances and delivered on the day, with Alan Mullery’s goal being the decisive factor in their quest to glory.
3. Tottenham Hotspurs v Arsenal, 2016-17 Premier League
Dele Alli opened the scoring and Harry Kane stabbed home a penalty as Spurs won against arch-rivals Arsenal for the first time since 2008.
The Spurs were on fabulous form as they beat Arsenal at their home, White Hart Lane for the first time in a Premier League game since its inception.
2. Tottenham Hotspurs v AFC Ajax, 2018-19 Champions League Semifinal
Former PSG man Lucas Moura scored an incredible hat-trick at the Johan Cryuff Arena in Amsterdam to brings Ajax’s dreams crashing down and build their own.
They made their place in the Final of the Champions League as they overcame a 0-1 first-leg victory to make amends and win 3-2 in the return leg.
1. Tottenham Hotspurs v Manchester City, 2018-19 Champions League Quarterfinal
Manchester City had pumped in over $150m over the course of the summer in their pursuit of a Champions League crown while Tottenham Hotspurs, led by Mauricio Pochettino had no addition to his squad.
The team not favored, came from behind at the Etihad to win the Champions League Quarterfinal on aggregate thanks to 3 away goals. Sterling’s last-minute goal was disallowed by VAR and hurts Man City fans to the day.