Welcome to our quiz on all things Tottenham Hotspur where you can put your knowledge to the test. Read on to see how much you know about our great club and remember.
The Tottenham Hotspur Quiz: November 2019
All answers are correct as of November 2019.
The current manager of Tottenham Hotspur FC is Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian came to the club from Southampton in 2014 having previously managed Espanyol.
The motto Audere Est Facere literally translates as ‘To Dare is To Do’. It’s been worn on the shirts with pride for many years and it rather sums up our attacking style of football.
As of November 2019. Spurs’ main goalkeeper is Hugo Lloris who was signed from Lyon in 2012. Lloris is also the club captain but at the time of writing, the French international is currently injured.
His deputy is Paulo Gazzaniga while Tottenham have also re-signed Michel Vorm as further cover.
Tottenham Hotspur football club are currently owned by the ENIC Group and their Chairman is Daniel Levy. ENIC stands for the English National Investment Company and they are a private investment trust who were floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1997.
Tottenham Hotspur were originally founded in 1882 as Hotspur Football Club by a group of local schoolboys from the Tottenham area.
The name ‘Hotspur’ derives from a character called Harry Hotspur who was made legendary by William Shakespeare. Hotspur’s real name was Sir Henry Percy and his family once owned land in the area – including grounds in Northumberland Park where the club is situated.
Tottenham’s home colours are white shirts with dark blue shorts and this combination has been in existence for many years. For European games, an all white kit will be in evidence while for away and third kits, many different colours have been used in recent years.
The term COYS is an acronym. It simply translates as Come on You Spurs and you will frequently see the shortened version used as Hashtags on Social Media – i.e. #coys
There are different answers to this question depending on which source you use. However, according to the Forbes website, Tottenham Hotspur were valued at $1.6 billion (£1.24 billion) as of May 2019.
The record for number of appearances in a Spurs shirt is held by Steve Perryman. In a career spanning 17 years between 1969 and 1986, our former captain made no fewer than 845 senior appearances for the club.
Spurs can proudly boast a host of trophies both domestically and in Europe. In England, Tottenham have won the First Division title twice and the club has lifted the FA Cup on eight separate occasions.
Tottenham have also won the League Cup four times and have claimed the Charity Shield on eight occasions. To round off the list of domestic achievements, the club has won the old second division twice.
Moving into Europe, Tottenham Hotspur were the first British side to win a major European trophy when they beat Atletico Madrid in the Cup Winners Cup Final of 1963. Since then, we have won the UEFA Cup twice – in 1982 and 1984.
A question such as this could be open to debate but the vast majority of Spurs fans would say that their biggest rivals are Arsenal. Situated just a few miles down the road in North London, the Gunners are the team that we all want to beat.
When Tottenham’s new stadium opened in April 2019, one of the highlights saw Wynne Evans sign a rousing version of Glory Glory. A Spurs fan, Evans is better known as the Tenor who stars in the Go Compare Insurance Ads.
Additional performances were given by the local Gladesmore Community School and X Factor contestant Lanya Matthews.
This may be seen as a trick question as Spurs have yet to win the Premier League since it was formed at the start of the 1992/93 football season. Their last win in the top flight came when the club won the old First Division Title in 1960/61.
Spurs logo is currently a cockerel standing on a football with the club’s motto – Audere Est Facere – written underneath. It’s altered slightly over the years but the cockerel has been the permanent fixture among the subtle changes.
Spurs were originally founded back in 1882 by a group of schoolboys who attended the Tottenham Grammar School and the Saint John’s Middle Class School. The names cited as being chiefly responsible for the set up were Robert Buckle, Sam Casey and John Anderson.
At the time of writing – November 2019 – Spurs’ ordinary shares were worth 39.25p.
In March 2019, Spurs announced that they would be freezing ticket prices for the 2019/20 season. That meant that in the South Stand, the figures ranged from £875 to £2000 depending on the seat and the package taken.
The cheapest tickets could be found in the North Stand and these ranged from £795.00 to £995.00. In both the East and West Stands, figures stood between £995.00 to £1795.00.
Please note that these figures are for adults and they can be reduced for concessions – seniors and juniors.
After long delays, Spurs’ new stadium finally opened on April 3, 2019. The occasion was marked by a home fixture against Crystal Palace which Tottenham won by two goals to nil.
The official name of the new ground is Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Some fans refer to it as the new White Hart Lane but technically that is incorrect. However, it should be noted that naming rights to the stadium are up for grabs so the confirmed name may be changing in the not too distant future.