the spurs almanac

december 26th

          Results
          (match reports accessible by clicking on opponent's name, where available)

1884 Grove H Friendly Unknown
1885 Edmonton Independent A Friendly 2 - 1
1888 Orion Gymnasium H Friendly Unknown
1892 Edmonton H Friendly Unknown
1893 Southampton St. Mary's A Friendly 0 - 1
1894 West Liverpool H Friendly 3 - 0
1895 Accrington H Friendly 3 - 0
1896 3rd Grenadier Guards H Friendly 2 - 3
1896 Vampires H Friendly 4 - 0
1898 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 1
1899 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 3
1900 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 3
1901 Southampton A Southern League 0 - 1
1902 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 0
1903 Southampton A Southern League 0 - 1
1904 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 1
1905 Southampton A Southern League 0 - 1
1906 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 2
1907 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 1
1908 Oldham Athletic H Second Division 3 - 0
1910 Nottingham Forest H First Division 1 - 4
1911 Woolwich Arsenal A First Division 1 - 3
1912 Manchester City H First Division 4 - 0
1913 Middlesbrough H First Division 0 - 1
1914 Sheffield Wednesday H First Division 6 - 1
1916 Brentford H (at Homerton) London Combination 5 - 2
1917 Millwall H (at Homerton) London Combination 0 - 1
1918 Queens Park Rangers H (at Homerton) London Combination 0 - 0
1919 Hull City A Second Division 3 - 1
1921 Bradford City H First Division 1 - 0
1922 Sheffield United A First Division 0 - 2
1923 Huddersfield Town A First Division 1 - 2
1925 Birmingham H First Division 2 - 1
1927 Bolton Wanderers A First Division 1 - 4
1928 Reading A Second Division 3 - 4
1929 Southampton A Second Division 0 - 1
1930 Southampton A Second Division 3 - 0
1931 Charlton Athletic A Second Division 5 - 2
1932 Bradford Park Avenue A Second Division 3 - 3
1933 Huddersfield Town A First Division 0 - 2
1934 Grimsby Town H First Division 2 - 1
1935 Plymouth Argyle A Second Division 1 - 2
1936 West Ham United H Second Division 2 - 3
1938 Burnley A Second Division 0 - 1
1939 West Ham United H Football League South Group A 0 - 1
1942 Brentford A Football League South 1 - 2
1945 Derby County A Football League South 0 - 2
1946 Coventry City H Second Division 0 - 0
1949 Chesterfield H Second Division 1 - 0
1950 Derby County H First Division 2 - 1
1951 Charlton Athletic H First Division 2 - 3
1953 Portsmouth A First Division 1 - 1
1954 Bolton Wanderers H First Division 2 - 0
1955 West Bromwich Albion H First Division 4 - 1
1956 Everton A First Division 1 - 1
1957 Wolverhampton Wanderers H First Division 1 - 0
1958 West Ham United H First Division 1 - 4
1959 Leeds United A First Division 4 - 2
1960 West Ham United A First Division 3 - 0
1961 Chelsea A First Division 2 - 0
1962 Ipswich Town H First Division 5 - 0
1963 West Bromwich Albion A First Division 4 - 4
1964 Nottingham Forest A First Division 2 - 1
1966 West Bromwich Albion A First Division 0 - 3
1967 Fulham H First Division 2 - 2
1969 Crystal Palace H First Division 2 - 0
1972 West Ham United A First Division 2 - 2
1973 Queens Park Rangers H First Division 0 - 0
1974 West Ham United A First Division 1 - 1
1975 Birmingham City H First Division 1 - 3
1977 Millwall A Second Division 3 - 1
1978 Queens Park Rangers A First Division 2 - 2
1979 Arsenal  A First Division 0 - 1
1980 Southampton H First Division 4 - 4
1983 Arsenal  H First Division 2 - 4
1984 West Ham United H First Division 2 - 2
1985 West Ham United H First Division 1 - 0
1986 West Ham United H First Division 4 - 0
1987 Southampton A First Division 1 - 2
1988 Luton Town H First Division 0 - 0
1989 Millwall H First Division 3 - 1
1990 Coventry City A First Division 0 - 2
1991 Nottingham Forest H First Division 1 - 2
1992 Norwich City A Premier League 0 - 0
1994 Norwich City A Premier League 2 - 0
1995 Southampton A Premier League 0 - 0
1996 Southampton H Premier League 3 - 1
1997 Aston Villa A Premier League 1 - 4
1998 Coventry City A Premier League 1 - 1
1999 Watford H Premier League 4 - 0
2001 Southampton A Premier League 0 - 1
2002 Charlton Athletic H Premier League 2 - 2
2003 Portsmouth A Premier League 0 - 2
2004 Norwich City A Premier League 2 - 0
2005 Birmingham City H Premier League 2 - 0
2006 Aston Villa H Premier League 2 - 1
2007 Fulham H Premier League 5 - 1
2008 Fulham H Premier League 0 - 0
2009 Fulham A Premier League 0 - 0
2010 Aston Villa A Premier League 2 - 1
2012 Aston Villa A Premier League 4 - 0
2013 West Bromwich Albion H Premier League 1 - 1
2014 Leicester City A Premier League 2 - 1
2015 Norwich City A Premier League 3 - 0

 

          Notable Dates

1888

First match where Tottenham charged entry.

1903 Bert Hodgkinson, left back 1930-1932, born.
1908 First ever home match against Oldham Athletic.
1912 Equal biggest winning margin over Manchester City at home.
1914 Bert Bliss scores four goals (the most by a Spurs player in a single match against the Owls) in the equal biggest home margin of victory in front of the smallest crowd for a visit of Sheffield Wednesday.
1916 Ted Bassett scores a hat-trick - the equal highest number of goals against Brentford in a match.

Sid Crowl scores his only Tottenham goal.

1917 Equal highest losing margin against Millwall at home.
1919 Billy Minter plays his last game for Tottenham.
1928 An exciting finish that gave Reading a late victory cause a crush barrier to collapse behind a goal, but luckily nobody was seriously injured.
1929 Tom Evans makes his first appearance at half-back.
1930 Utility player, Les Howe makes his debut.
1931 George Hunt scores a hat-trick to equal the most goals scored against Charlton Athletic in a match.
1933 Len Bolan at outside right and Alan Hall at centre forward make their debuts.
1934 Almer Hall scores twice on his debut as an inside forward equalling the most goals scored against Grimsby Town in a match in the process.
1935 Biggest crowd for a visit by Spurs to Plymouth Argyle = 34,426
1936 Wally Alsford's last match for Tottenham.
1945 Jack Gibbons and Fred Sargent make their last appearances for Tottenham.
1950 Highest attendance for a home match against Derby County = 59,885

Sid McClellan scores his first Spurs goal.

1951 Peter Murphy nets his last Spurs goal in his last game for the club.
1955 Maurice Norman scores his first goal for Tottenham.
1958 Alfie Stokes scores his final goal for Tottenham.
1959 Les Allen nets the first goal in a Tottenham shirt.
1962 A hat-trick by Jimmy Greaves equals the most goal scored in a game against Ipswich Town and helps Spurs to an record equalling home winning margin over the Suffolk club.
1963 Highest number of goals in a match between Spurs and West Bromwich Albion.

The last goal of Bobby Smith's Spurs career scored in this match and his 200th career League goal.

1964 Alan Gilzean scores his first Spurs goal.
1969 Steve Perryman scores the first goal of his Tottenham career.
1974 Martin Peters scores his last Spurs goal.
1979 Ian Hillier, defender 1998-2001, born.
1980 Gary O'Reilly makes his defensive debut.

Garry Brooke scores his first Spurs goal.

1985 The final Tottenham goal of Steve Perryman's career was scored in this match.
1986 Steve Hodge makes his debut scoring once from midfield.

Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper 2012- , born.

1987 Brian Statham makes his debut at full back.

Chris Fairclough scores his first Tottenham goal.

1988 Defender Gudni Bergsson makes his first appearance.
1994 Equal biggest away winning margin against Norwich City.

Souleymane Coulibaly, forward 2011- , born.

1996 Steffen Iversen scores his first goal in a Spurs shirt.
2001 Tottenham's first visit to the New Dell.
2002 Robbie Keane's goal was the 750th Premiership goal of all time.
2003 A Spurs debut for midfielder Johnnie Jackson.

Dean Richards plays the 400th match of his career.

2004

This win was Tottenham's 1,000th league win in post-war times.

Michael Brown scores his last goal for Spurs.

2005

Tottenham goalkeeping legend Ted Ditchburn, 1939-1954, died.

Jermain Defoe scores the 14,000th goal in Premiership history.

2006 Jermain Defoe's second goal of the match was his 50th for Tottenham.
2007 Robbie Keane's second goal of the match was his 100th career Premier League goal.

The second goal of the game for Spurs was the 200th scored against Fulham in competitive matches.

2012 Gareth Bale scores his first Premier League hat-trick as Spurs equal their biggest away win against Aston Villa.

Jermain Defoe makes his 400th career league appearance.

2014 Harry Kane makes his 50th career appearance for Spurs.
2015 Harry Kane scores his 26th and 27th Premier League goals of the calendar year to beat Teddy Sheringham's record.

Information gathered from "Spurs - A Day-To-Day Life" by Graham Betts,  Spurs Handbooks and 
"Spurs - A Complete Record" and "The Spurs Alphabet" both by Bob Goodwin and other sources.

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