Top 10 Facts About Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Boys from the Hotspur Cricket Club started Hotspur FC in 1882 so they could play sports in the off-season.

The only non-league team to win the FA Cup was Tottenham Hotspur.

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The club’s home stadium, White Hart Lane, was originally a disused nursery.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Les Ferdinand scored his 10,000th Premier League goal in December 2001 in a 4–0 win against Fulham.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt became the first Premier League substitute

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Spurs were the first team to ever win the UEFA Cup, which was established in 1971.

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The club's pet parrot collapsed and passed away on the exact day that Spurs were eliminated by Arsenal from the First Division

When the team returned from a 1908 tour of Argentina and Uruguay, the ship's captain had given them a parrot as a gift.

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Tottenham Hotspur were the first British club to win a major European trophy.

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Former captain Ledley King holds the record for the fastest goal ever in the Premier League.