Hotspur Football Club was founded in 1882 by men from the local grammar school and Cricket Club. The team soon amended this name to the famous Tottenham Hotspur that we know today in order to distinguish itself from another team - London Hotspur.
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In 1899 Spurs made the move to the ground which is now known as White Hart Lane. At the end of the 1899/00 season Tottenham were crowned Southern League Champions and followed this up by winning the FA Cup in 1901 - the only time since the formation of the Football League that a non-League club has won the Cup. Spurs went on to enjoy a famous run of FA Cup triumphs in years that ended in '1': 1901, 1921, 1961, 1981 and 1991.
In 1949 Arthur Rowe was appointed as manager and developed the famous 'push and run' style of football. This was so successful and innovative that Spurs won the Second Division Championship in 1949/50 and immediately followed this with the First Division title in 1950/51, thus becoming the first team to win the First and Second Division in successive seasons.
Tottenham Hotspur's European Success
When former player Bill Nicholson took over as manager Tottenham Hotspur went onto even greater success. Nicholson led Spurs to the League and FA Cup Double in 1960/61, becoming the first team to achieve this feat in the 20th Century. In 1963 Spurs became to first British club to win a European trophy, the Cup Winners' Cup, beating Atletico Madrid 5-1 in Rotterdam. These achievements were hardly surprising considering the talent in the team, players such as Jimmy Greaves, Danny Blanchflower, Dave MacKay and Cliff Jones.
In Europe, Tottenham followed up the Cup Winners' Cup success with two EUFA Cup triumphs in 1972 and 1984.