After finishing second to Liverpool in the League in 1922, Spurs
experienced a steady decline, culminating in 1928's relegation. Spurs
were unable to advance beyond the quarter finals of the FA Cup, getting
that far three years running 1935-1938. On September 3 1939, as Neville
Chamberlain declared war, Spurs were seventh in the Second Division.
League Football was abandoned for the "duration".
Following the war, football was an extremely popular interest
attracting thousands of supporters each week-end. By 1949 Arthur Rowe
was manager at the club and developed the “push and run” tactical style
of play. This involved quickly laying the ball off to a team-mate and
running past the marking tackler to collect the return pass. It proved
an effective way to move the ball at pace with players' positions and
responsibility being totally fluid. Rising to the top of the Second
Division, Tottenham ran away with their first ever league title, winning
the First Division Championship in 1951. Playing heroes included Alf
Ramsey, Ronnie Burgess, Ted Ditchburn, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters and
Bill Nicholson and Danny Blanchflower.
The 1960s and 1970s
Nicholson had joined Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice in 1936. The
following 68 years saw him serve the club in every capacity from boot
room to president. In his first game as manager on 11 October 1958,
Spurs beat Everton 10-4. This was their record win at the time and a
sign of things to come. He subsequently guided Tottenham to major trophy
success three seasons in a row in the early 1960s: the double in 1961,
the FA Cup and European Cup Semi-final in 1962, and the Cup Winners' Cup
in 1963. Key players included Danny Blanchflower, John White, Dave
Mackay, Cliff Jones and Jimmy Greaves.
After 1964, the "Double" side began to disintegrate due to age,
injuries and transfers. Nicholson rebuilt a second successful team with
imports like Alan Gilzean, Mike England, Alan Mullery, Terry Venables,
Joe Kinnear and Cyril Knowles. They beat Chelsea to win the 1967 FA Cup
Final and finished third in the league.
Nicholson added the League Cup (1971 and 1973) and the UEFA Cup
1971-72 to Tottenham's illustrious history before he resigned at the
start of the 1974-75 season due to both a poor start, and his disgust at
seeing rioting fans in Rotterdam in a UEFA Cup final, which Spurs lost.
Nicholson had won 8 major trophies in 16 years and his spell in
charge was without doubt the most glorious period in the club's history.
However, what he left behind was an ageing squad and Spurs could no
longer claim to be a true force in English football. Nicholson wished to
select his replacement and lined up a 'dream team' of Johnny Giles and
Danny Blanchflower to take over, but the Spurs board ignored his advice
and appointed ex Arsenal player Terry Neill, who narrowly avoided
relegation at the end of 1974-5. Never accepted by the fans, Neill left
the club in 1976 and was replaced by his assistant Keith Burkinshaw that
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Tottenham slipped out of the First Division at the end of the 1976-77
season, after 27 years in the top flight. This was soon followed by the
unwise sale of their Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Pat
Jennings to arch rivals Arsenal, a move that shocked the club's fans and
proved to be a serious error. Jennings played on for another eight years
for Spurs' rivals, while Tottenham took until 1981 to replace him with a
goalkeeper of genuine class in Ray Clemence from Liverpool.
Despite relegation, the board kept faith with Burkinshaw and the team
immediately won promotion to the top flight, although they came mighty
close to missing out. A sudden loss of form at the end of the season
meant the club needed a point in the last game at Southampton. To great
relief, the game ended 0-0 and Tottenham won promotion. In the summer of
1978 Burkinshaw rocked the football world by signing two Argentinian
World Cup stars Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa which was the kind of
transfer coup never seen before in British football. But it took time
for a new team to be forged into a successful unit.
Spurs opened the 1980's on a high with an FA Cup replay win over
Manchester City, 3-2, thanks to Ricky Villa's memorable solo goal. They
repeated against QPR the next season in another reason and were in
contention for four domestic trophies, including the First Division
title in which they threatened Liverpool at Easter but ended up fourth.
Liverpool also denied Spurs in the League Cup Final in extra time and
Barcelona won at home in the Cup Winners' Cup semis after a 1-1 draw at
Key players such as Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks, Glenn Hoddle,
Osvaldo Ardiles, and long-serving Steve Perryman inspired Tottenham to
UEFA Cup glory in 1984, but several weeks before this victory Burkinshaw
announced he would be leaving at the end of that season. Spurs had lost
a manager who won three trophies in four seasons and managed a
remarkable run at the top that made Spurs a major club.
New manager Peter Shreeves and owner Irving Scholar took over with
Shreeves managing to a third place finish in 1984-85 and slumping the
following season, while Scholar attempted to restore the club's
Luton Town manager David Pleat was appointed the new manager, and for
much of 1986-87 it looked as though it would be a very successful
season. Playing with a five man midfield (Hoddle, Ardiles, Hodge, Allen,
Waddle) backing Clive Allen, Tottenham remained in contention for all
domestic honours. Arsenal stopped Spurs in the League Cup final,
they missed on the first division title, and as favorites for the FA Cup
over newcomers Coventry, stumbled 3-2 in a disappointing end to a great
season. Pleat quit in October 1987 following allegations about his
private life. He returned a decade later, but his short spell in charge
was one of the great 'if only' stories in the club's history. Former
Spurs player Terry Venables was named Pleat's successor, and after two
league seasons, guided the club to third place in 1989-90 and an FA Cup
win in 1991. The new-look Tottenham team included two players who
starred in England's run to the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup –
Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker.
In 1990, a slump in the property market left chairman Scholar on the
verge of bankruptcy. Venables joined forces with businessman Alan Sugar
to take over Tottenham Hotspur PLC and pay off its £20 million debt,
part of which involved the sale of Gascoigne. Venables became chief
executive, with Shreeves again taking charge of first-team duties. His
second spell as team manager lasted just one season, before he was
dismissed in favour of joint coaches Ray Clemence and Doug Livermore.
Tottenham's first Premier League season ended with a mid-table finish
and Venables was removed from the club's board after a legal dispute
with Sugar. Ossie Ardiles became the club's next manager in 1993.
Under Ardiles, Tottenham employed the Famous Five: Teddy
Sheringham and Jurgen Klinnsman up front, Nick Barmby just behind,
Darren Anderton on the right and Ilie Dumitrescu on the left. Klinsmann
was a sensation, scoring freely and becoming a firm fan favourite.
Ultimately these expensive signings made little difference to
Tottenham's form and Ardiles was sacked in September 1994.
During the 1994 close season, Tottenham was found guilty of making
illegal payments to players and given one of the most severe punishments
in English football history: a 12 point deduction, a one year FA Cup
ban, and a £600,000 fine. Sugar protested and the Cup ban and points
deduction were quashed.
Ardiles was replaced by Gerry Francis. He initially turned around the
club's fortunes dramatically. Tottenham climbed to seventh in the
league, and reached the FA Cup semi-finals, an embarrassment for the FA
was averted after Spurs lost 4-1 to eventual winners Everton. Francis
was unable to take the club forward from this point and his judgement in
the transfer market was flawed.
1996-97 saw Tottenham finish in tenth place, and at the end of the
season star striker Teddy Sheringham was sold to Manchester United after
contract negotiations broke down. In November 1997, with Spurs second
from bottom and in danger of relegation, Francis was sacked. Christian
Gross, coach of Swiss champions Grasshoppers, was appointed. He failed
to turn around the club's fortunes, however, and the team battled
against the drop for the remainder of the campaign. Legendary striker
Jürgen Klinsmann was re-signed in January, but initially failed to
recreate the form of his first spell at the club. Four goals in a 6-2
win away to Wimbledon in the penultimate game of the season was,
however, enough to secure survival.
Gross, despite having finished the last season on a high by only
losing one of their last nine games, was sacked just three games into
the following season, and George Graham was soon hired to take over.
Despite heavy criticism from fans due to Graham's previous association
with Arsenal, in his first season as Spurs manager the club secured a
mid-table finish and won the League Cup. In the final against Leicester
City at Wembley, full-back Justin Edinburgh was sent off after an
altercation with Robbie Savage on the hour mark, but Spurs secured a
dramatic victory through Allan Nielsen's diving header in the 93rd
minute of the game. Spurs also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup,
where they were beaten 2-0 by Newcastle after extra-time, after the
referee had not given Spurs a definite penalty for handball in normal
time. To cap a good season, star player David Ginola won both the PFA
Players' Player of the year 1999 and Football Writers' Association
Footballer of the Year 1999 awards.
However, another disappointing league finish followed in 1999-00. In
2001, Sugar's patience broke. He sold his controlling interest to
ENIC Sports PLC, run by Daniel Levy.
Team management passed to Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle who took over
in April 2001 with the team lying thirteenth in the table. His first
game saw defeat to Arsenal in an FA Cup semi-final. The club captain,
Sol Campbell, defected to Arsenal on a Bosman free transfer that summer.
Hoddle turned to more experienced players in the shape of Teddy
Sheringham, Gus Poyet and Christian Ziege for inspiration, and Spurs
played some good football in the opening months of his management.
Season 2001-02 saw Spurs finish in ninth place, as well as reaching the
League Cup final, where they lost to Blackburn Rovers, having been the
favourites after their 5-1 demolition of Chelsea in the previous round.
The only significant outlay prior to the following campaign was £7
million for Robbie Keane, who joined from Leeds United. 2002-03 started
well, with Tottenham in the top six as late as early February. But with
just seven points in the final 10 games, the club finished in tenth
place. Several players publicly criticised Hoddle's management and
communication skills. Six games into the 2003-04 season, Hoddle was
sacked and David Pleat took over on a caretaker basis until a full-time
successor could be found.
In May 2004, Tottenham signed French team manager Jacques Santini as
head coach, with Martin Jol as his assistant and Frank Arnesen as
Sporting Director. Santini quit the club in bizarre circumstances after
just 13 games. He was replaced by Jol. The big Dutchman became a
favourite with the passionate Spurs crowd and secured a ninth place
finish.In the 2005-06 campaign, his first full season, he almost managed
to secure a Champions League place. In the event, Spurs missed out on
the final day of the season, and finished in 5th place, securing a UEFA
Cup place. It was clear progress was being made. When Arnesen defected
to Chelsea, Spurs appointed Damien Comolli as Sporting Director.
During 2005-06 Spurs spent six months in fourth place but ended
fifth. Going into the final game of the season, they led rivals Arsenal
by a point, but were forced to play their match at West Ham with half
the team suffering from Norovirus, a viral form of gastroenteritis,
commonly known as "Winter Vomiting Disease". Spurs lost and were pipped
to a Champions League place, but it was success nevertheless in gaining
a place in the UEFA Cup.
For the 2006-2007 season, Tottenham changed kit sponsors to
Puma and shirt advertisers to Mansion.
Spurs home shirt saw the removal of the blue shoulders, with the away
kit changing from cyan shorts to navy shorts, and the alternate kit
changing from yellow to chocolate brown. Spurs wore an 'all-white' kit
where possible for European fixtures, continuing a long-standing
tradition. A notable signing was Dimitar Berbatov from Bayer Leverkusen,
who managed 23 goals in all competitions .
The season began with Jol losing holding midfielder Michael Carrick
to Manchester United and club captain Ledley King to injury for the best
part of the season. The acquisition of Pascal Chimbonda, Benoit
Assou-Ekotto, Didier Zokora, Berbatov and Steed Malbranque essentially
meant a new side had to gel.
2006-07 was marred by injuries, particularly in defensive areas with
Ledley King, Paul Stalteri, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Young-Pyo Lee, Anthony
Gardner, Jermaine Jenas, Steed Malbranque and Teemu Tainio all suffering
long-term injuries while Didier Zokora, Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane
and Aaron Lennon all suffered injuries causing Jol to rarely have a
settled XI to pick for extended periods.
Premiership form in the first half of the season was erratic,
although there was a rare home win over reigning-champions Chelsea in
November. Away form was poor during the first half of the season but saw
a vast improvement in the second half with just two away losses from
January to the end of the season and just one defeat in their final six
away games, against Chelsea just 36 hours after playing a UEFA Cup tie
The improvement in Spurs' away form, good home performances and an
excellent late season lifted Spurs into fifth position in the final
table and therefore into the UEFA Cup for the second year running.
Tottenham showed definite signs of attractive and effective football as
Martin Jol made his mark on the squad. Spurs reached the FA Cup
quarter-final round but lost to Chelsea 1-2 having drawn 3-3 away. The
League Cup run took them to the semi-finals, where they faced Arsenal.
The home leg ended 2-2, but hopes of glory ended in the away leg losing
3-1 in extra time. In the UEFA Cup, Tottenham progressed to the
quarter-finals, where they faced the cup holders and eventual winners
Sevilla in the quarter finals, and were eliminated from the competition
4-3 on aggregate (2-1 away and 2-2 at home).
The highly effective Berbatov-Keane strike partnership was rewarded
when they were named joint Player of the Month for April, a rare
occurrence in the history of the award.
Prior to the 2007-08 season, Tottenham completed their first signing
by buying the highly-rated 17 year old left sided Welsh player Gareth
Bale from Southampton for an initial fee of £5 million which might rise
to £10 million, depending on his and the team's performances. Irishman
Robbie Keane was rewarded on May 28, 2007 with a new five year contract
with the club until 2012. Spurs also completed the signing of Adel
Taarabt on a permanent basis following his loan from RC Lens: the fee
was undisclosed. On 8 June Spurs signed defender Yuri Berchiche from
Athletic Bilbao, to join the Spurs Academy. On June 29, Spurs bought
England forward Darren Bent, from Charlton Athletic, for a reported fee
of £16.5 million, a club record, to be paid over a period of three
years. Another major capture was French central defender and Under-21
captain Younes Kaboul from AJ Auxerre for a fee of about £8 million. On
25 July Spurs announced the signing of 17 year old midfielder Danny Rose
from Leeds United. German
midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng joined from Hertha BSC Berlin on 31
July, for an undisclosed fee.
For the 2007-08 season, Tottenham announced an all-white kit. The
away kit is all navy blue, while the third kit is all yellow. There is
also a shirt to celebrate the club's 125th anniversary, which is white
and sky blue halves and was worn for just one game, against Aston Villa
F.C at home on October 1, 2007, the closest game to the anniversary. The
score was 4-4; Spurs were 4-1 down at half time, but in the last 22
minutes Spurs scored 3 goals with Younes Kaboul scoring in the last
minute. At half-time around 50 of the Spurs legends came onto the pitch
to an ovation.
Regardless of their ambitious off-season transfers (reported not to
be approved by the Dutchman Martin Jol) their season started in
disappointing fashion, with the club near the relegation zone, and a
defeat at home to rivals Arsenal. Martin Jol's position as manager was
seen to be insecure after a well publicised meeting between club
officials and the then-Sevilla boss Juande Ramos whose full name is Juan
de la Cruz Ramos Cano. Chairman Levy then issued a statement publicly
Following continued woeful form, on October 25, during a UEFA Cup
match with Getafe CF it became apparent that the game would be Jol's
last in charge. During ITV4's live coverage of the game, it was reported
that Martin Jol had tendered his resignation before the match which was
accepted by Levy. Subsequently, it became clear that Jol was actually
going to be sacked by Levy following the game, which Jol found out in
the course of the game through the reaction of Spurs fans to a news leak
from someone within the Club. During the Getafe game many Spurs
supporters voiced their support for "Big" Martin Jol. After the match a
board statement confirmed Jol and Chris Hughton had left the club. It
also claimed that the move was at their request. Development coach Clive
Allen and youth team boss Alex Inglethorpe took temporary charge of the
first team. Gus Poyet, the former Spurs midfielder, had been linked to
Ramos in an assistant-boss role.
The media and fans were critical of the Board, Levy in particular, at
the way that events were handled .
Jol was reported to have agreed a severance deal in August (Times Online
22 August 2007)and was subsequently regarded by many as a 'dead man
walking'. Certainly, the widely reported first approach of Ramos by the
board, and subsequent comments of directors in the media did nothing but
publicly undermine the manager and the team from just a couple of games
into the 2007-08 season.
It was confirmed on October 27 that Spaniard Juande Ramos had signed
a contract with Tottenham to become head coach running until season
2010/2011, with Marcos Álvarez also joining him at Tottenham. Ramos
resigned as Sevilla FC coach despite having signed a contract until the
end of the season with the Spanish club and after more than two months
of competition.  Also
announced on October 29 was the appointment of former player Gus Poyet
to the coaching staff as one of two first-team coaches alongside Marcos
Álvarez, working under head coach Ramos. On 18th December 2007,
Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-0 in the quarter-final of the Carling
League Cup with goals from Jermain Defoe and Steed Malbranque, despite
playing for the majority of the game with 10-men against a team that was
unbeaten at home all season. They went on to draw 1-1 with Arsenal in
the first-leg of the Carling Cup semi-final, with a goal from Jermaine
Jenas. The replay at White Hart Lane is on 22nd January.
On 24th December, it was announced that Tottenham had reached an
agreement with Cardiff City for the transfer of Chris Gunter for a
reported fee in the region of £3 million.
Managers and Head Coaches
Tottenham played their first matches at Tottenham Marshes on the
available public pitches and remained there for six years. It was at
this ground that Spurs first played arch rivals Arsenal (then known as
Royal Arsenal). Spurs were winning 2-1 until the match got called off
due to poor light after the away team arrived late.
There were occasions on which fights which broke out on the marshes, in
dispute of the teams that were allowed to use the best pitches. Crowds
were increasing and a new site was needed to accommodate these
In 1898 the club moved from the marshes to Northumberland Park and
charged an admission fee of 3d. They only remained at this ground for a
year as in April 1899 14,000 fans turned up to watch Spurs play Woolwich
Arsenal. The ground was no longer able to cope with the larger crowds
and Tottenham Hotspur were forced to move to a new larger site. They
moved 100 yards down the road to their current ground.
White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane was originally a disused nursery owned by the
brewery, Charringtons, and located behind a public house. The landlord
realised the increased revenues he could enjoy if Tottenham played their
matches behind his pub and the club moved in. They brought with them the
terrace they used at Northumberland Park which gave shelter to 2,500
fans. Notts County were the first visitors to 'the Lane' in a friendly
watched by 5,000 people and bringing in £115 in receipts, Spurs won 4-1.
QPR became the first competitive visitors to the ground and 11,000
people saw them lose 1-0 to Tottenham.
In 1905 Tottenham raised enough money to buy the freehold to the land
and became the permanent owners of the ground. As the club grew new
stands were added. A new main stand was added in 1909, the East stand
was also covered this year and extended further two years later. The
profits from the 1921 FA Cup win were used to build a covered terrace at
the Paxton Road end and the Park Lane end was built at a cost of over
£3,000 some two years later. This increased the WHL capacity to around
58,000 with room for 40,000 under cover. The East Stand development was
finishing in 1934 which increased the capacity to around 80,000
spectators and cost £60,000. The pitch was renovated in 1952 which
uncovered a number of items from the old nursery on the site and one
year later the first floodlights were introduced. These lights were
upgraded in 1957 which required the cockerel to be moved from the West
Stand to the East and then in 1961 floodlight pylons were installed.
The West Stand was replaced by an expensive (and far behind schedule)
new structure and the stadium started its long modernisation process.
Various developments and upgrades were implemented over the years and in
1992 the lower terraces of the south and east stand were converted to
seating and the whole of the North stand followed to become all-seater
the following season. The South Stand re-development was completed in
March 1995 and included the first giant Sony Jumbotron TV screen for
live game coverage and away match screenings. The capacity of the
stadium increased to just over 33,000. In 1997/98 season the Paxton Road
stand had a new upper tier added which included the second Jumbotron
screen and increased capacity to 36,240 and was funded by a rights issue
Tottenham are currently thinking about upgrading the stadium to a
capacity of 52,000. This could mean that the pitch has to be turned
around 90 degrees. It has been suggested that Spurs will make a formal
announcement about the expansion, which will involve the rotation of the
stadium. It has also been said that they may have to "ground share" with
West Ham or possibly use Wembley.
Since the 1901 FA Cup final the Tottenham Hotspur crest has featured
a cockerel. Harry Hotspur (from whom the club is said to take its name)
was famed for his riding spurs and fighting cocks were fitted with spurs
which can be seen in the crests.
In 1909 a former player named William James Scott made a bronze cast of
a cockerel standing on a football to be placed on top of the West Stand
and since then the cockerel and ball have been the major part of the
Between 1956 and 2006 the Spurs used a coat of arms featuring a
number of landmarks and associations linked to local area. The lions
flanking the shield came from the Northumberland family's arms. They
owned large areas of Tottenham and Sir Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur) was a
family member. The castle alludes to Bruce Castle located 400 yards from
the ground and which now houses a museum. The trees are those of Seven
Sisters which were planted at Page Green by the Seven Sisters of
Tottenham and after whom a railway/tube station and main road are named.
The arms featured the Latin motto "Audere Est Facere".
In 1983 to overcome unauthorised "pirate" merchandising the club's
badge was altered by adding the two red lions as heraldic and the motto
scroll. This device appeared on most Spurs' playing kits for the next 23
To rebrand and modernise the club's image, in 2006 both this club
badge and the coat of arms gave way to a professionally-designed
logo/emblem. This revamp
features a leaner/fitter cockerel and an old-time football together with
the club name. The club claims that the rebranding kept much of the
original meaning of the name, and emphasized its originality.
The first Tottenham kit was navy blue shirt and shorts, but after the
first season the club did not have one specific design for many years.
In 1884 the club changed to a kit similar to that of Blackburn Rovers, .
Shortly after moving to Northumberland Road, the kit changed again to
red shirt and blue shorts. Five years later, after becoming a
professional club, they switched to a chocolate and gold striped kit.
At the end of the 19th century the club switched colours yet again,
to the white shirts and blue shorts for which they are now well known
for wearing, hence the nickname "Lilywhites". This colour choice is
thought to be in homage to Preston North End who had recently done "The
White and navy blue have remained as the club's basic colours ever
since. Soon after the First World War, the cockerel badge was added to
the shirt. In 1939 numbers first appeared on shirt backs, and in 1983
Holsten became the first commercial sponsor logo to appear on the shirt.
When Thomson was chosen as kit sponsor in 2002 there was a very minor
outcry from Tottenham fans as the logo on the front was red, the colour
of their closest rivals, Arsenal.
The present sponsor, Mansion, another red logo company, has attracted no
- 1978-1980: Admiral
- 1980-1985: Le Coq Sportif
- 1985-1991: Hummel
- 1991-1995: Umbro
- 1995-1999: Pony
- 1999-2002: Adidas
- 2002-2006: Kappa
- 2006-: Puma
- 1882-1983: No sponsor
- 1983-1995: Holsten
- 1995-1999: Hewlett Packard
- 1999-2002: Holsten
- 2002-2006: Thomson Holidays
- 2006-: Mansion
Since 2001 the key shareholder has been ENIC, an investment company
established by the British billionaire Joseph Lewis. Daniel Levy,
Lewis's partner at ENIC, is Executive Chairman of the club. In June 2007
ENIC International increased its holding to 66% by purchasing former
chairman Alan Sugar's remaining 12% holding.
It is widely believed by
fans, players and management, that Levy has played a significant part in
the club's turnaround, not least through the acquisition of players and
of former Head Coach, Martin Jol. Stelios Haji-Ioannou has 9 per cent
through Hodram Inc.
Spurs are in the forefront among British football clubs in developing
social and community programmes.
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is unique amongst Premiership
clubs and received the highest level of political support when it was
launched. In recent years
Tottenham has contributed over forty times more to charity than the next
largest Premier League donor. In March 2007 the Club announced a partnership
with the charity SOS Children's Villages UK.
Player fines will go towards this charity’s children’s village in
Rustenburg, South Africa with the funds being used to cover the running
costs as well as in support of a variety of community development
projects in and around Rustenburg.
Tottenham Hotspur ladies
Tottenham's ladies team was founded in 1985 as Broxbourne Ladies.
They started using the Tottenham Hotspur name for the 1991/1992 season
and play in the South-East & London Regional Women's League (the fourth
tier of the game).
Tottenham have 1.4 million fans in Britain, drawn largely from North
London and the Home Counties, with home matches traditionally attracting
very high attendances. In several seasons during the 1950s and 1960s,
Tottenham had the highest average attendance in England.
Tottenham supporters have rivalries with several clubs mainly within
the London area the fiercest of these being with North London rivals
Arsenal, however they also share notable rivalries with fellow Londoners
Chelsea and West Ham United.
- Football League First Division / Premier League 2
Runners-Up (4): 1921-22, 1951-52, 1956-57, 1962-63
- Football League Second Division 2
Runners-Up (2): 1908-09, 1932-33
- Southern League 1
- Western League 1
- Football League North and South 2
- FA Cup 8
- 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991
Runners-Up (1): 1986/87
- Football League Cup 3
- 1970-71, 1972-73, 1998-99
Runners-Up (2): 1981/82, 2001/02
- FA Community Shield 7
- 1920-21, 1951-52, 1961-62, 1962-63,
1967-68*, 1981-82*, 1991-92* (*shared)
- UEFA Cup 2
- 1972 First ever Winners , 1984
Runners-Up (1): 1973-74
- European Cup Winners' Cup 1
- European Cup
Semi-Finalists (1): 1961-62
- Anglo-Italian League Cup 1
Pre Season Tournaments
- Kirin Cup 1
- Peace Cup 1
- Vodacom Challenge 1
Top 10 managers of the
Based on win % in all competitions
|| Arthur Turner
||1942 - 1946
|| David Pleat ¹
||1986 - 1987
|| Juande Ramos
||2007 - Present
|| Bill Nicholson
||1958 - 1974
|| Arthur Rowe
||1949 - 1955
|| Jimmy Anderson
||1955 - 1958
|| Martin Jol ²
||2004 - 2007
|| Doug Livermore
|1992 - 1993
|| Peter Shreeves
||1984 - 1986 & 1991 - 1992
|| Jack Tresadern
||1935 - 1938
* Stats correct