Tottenham Hostpur’s trophy cabinet has always been a major topic for Premier League’s top six. While Spurs were mostly found in the mid-table for most of the 90s, the North London broke into the top club’s discussion in the early 2000s and they were consistently challenged for the top four spots on the Premier League table to earn a spot for European competition.
While they’ve been a top English club for a long time, silverware has always managed to evade Tottenham one way or another. They came close to ending their trophy-less streak in the 2020/21 League Cup final against Manchester City. But, lady luck was not on their side as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Wembley Stadium.
In 2022, they were eliminated from the FA Cup competition at Middlesbrough in the Round of 16. They also got eliminated in the 2022 Carabao Cup semifinals after succumbing to a defeat at the hands of Chelsea. And so the years keep passing without a trophy for Spurs. They will have to try again once more in the 2022/23 campaign.
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When was the last time Tottenham Won A Major Trophy?
Tottenham Hotspur has won silverware in the past, but their most recent trophy was in 2008 when they won the League Cup (now called Carabao Cup) after defeating Chelsea in a 2-1 victory, with Juande Ramos being the manager at the time.
The goals scored by Dimitar Berbatov and Jonathan Woodgate sealed the deal for the Spurs in that match. Tottenham’s roadmap to the final of the game was after defeating Middlesbrough, Blackpool, and Manchester City. They proceeded to beat Arsenal in the semifinals after drawing 1-1 at the Emirates for the first leg before clinching a 5-1 victory in the second leg to bring the tally to 6-2 on aggregate for that stage.
The North London club supporters witness a rise for their club in the 2010s, especially when Mauricio Pochettino became their head coach in 2014, he was able to lead the club to finish second place in the 2016/17 campaign, which was their best place since 1962/1963 season.
Trophies Won By Tottenham
Since its founding, Tottenham Hotspur has won two league titles, eight FA Cups, seven Community Shields, and four League Cups. For European football, they have won one European Cup Winners’ Cup and Two UEFA Cups. But it is important to note that most of these trophies were won before they were reformed into what they are known today. For example, the Spurs won two league titles (First Division) before it was revolutionized into the Premier League in 1992, they won the UEFA Cup before it was changed into Europa League. Aside from that, those are all the trophies in Tottenham’s cabinet.
While Tottenham Hotspur is usually referred to as one of the Big 6 in English football, they are yet to claim a Premier League title since its establishment in 1992.
Tottenham’s last league title was won in 1961 under the reign of Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, who went on to help England come out as champions in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
Have the Spurs come close to winning several times?
The Spurs once again came close to ending their trophy-less streak in the UEFA Champions League final for 2018/19 at the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. But they ended up losing to their Premier League rivals, Liverpool, in a 2-0 defeat. That was also Tottenham’s first appearance in a Champions League final.
Argentine coach Pochettino, who led them to the final, was sacked by the club following a poor start to the 2019/20 Premier League season. Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho was signed to replace the Argentine manager, but he was only appointed for 17 months before he was sacked by the club after failing to meet expectations.
Mourinho, who was able to lift at least three trophies in every club he managed in his managerial career, was brought in as a new hope for Tottenham to win a silverware, but the Portuguese was ultimately sacked days before the club’s most recent shot at a trophy this season in the League Cup final against Manchester City.
Following the departure of the Portuguese manager, Ryan Mason took the reigns as the new manager at the White Hart Lane. But he was also unable to win any silverware for the club.
Fun Facts About Tottenham Hotspur
- Tottenham Hotspur was the first British team to win two different major European titles, won two UEFA Cups, two league titles, four league cup trophies, eight FA Cups, and seven FA Community Shields, and one European Cup Winners’ Cup.
- Tottenham’s White Hart Lane was previously a disused nursery.
- The 10,000th Premier League goal was netted by Tottenham’s Les Ferdinand in their 4-0 victory against Fulham in December 2001.
- Tottenham was the first team to ever win the UEFA Cup, which was founded in 1971.
- Former Tottenham goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt was the first Premier League substitute when he came on to replace Ian Walker in the first game of the 1992 season.
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