Founded: 1882, Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London), Capacity: 62,214
Although Tottenham are not the most successful of English clubs, they have long stood out, not playing the “long ball” or “kick and rush” style that has often been many teams’ sole tactic in the country. The club was founded by grammar school pupils, who picked the club’s name – Hotspur – after a character from Shakespeare’s play Henry IV. The “glory game” was being played at White Hart Lane from the 1950s. And it worked, with Spurs becoming the first English team to win a European title, in 1963. In the 1980s and 1990s, Ardiles, Hoddle, Hateley, Klinsmann and Ginola delighted spectators with their inspired play. The club has a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Arsenal, with head-to-head fixtures known as the North London derby. Their former home White Hart Lane has been demolished to make way for the new stadium at the same site. Since the 1921 FA cup final the Tottenham Hotspur crest has featured a cockerel. In 2006, in order to rebrand and modernize the club’s image, the club badge and coat of arms were replaced by a professionally designed logo/emblem. This revamp displayed a sleeker and more elegant cockerel standing on an old-time football. The club claimed that they dropped their club name and would be using the rebranded logo only on playing kits.