spurs firsts

Some of the firsts that have happened to Tottenham have been lost in the mists of time, so MEHSTG reminds you of them ...

FIRST SPURS MANAGER

Frank Brettell

FIRST EVER CUP FINAL OPPONENTS

Wellingborough Town     29.04.1897   Lost 0-2        Wellingborough Charity Cup

FIRST EVER EUROPEAN FINAL OPPONENTS

Atletico Madrid     15.05.1963       Won 5-1       European Cup-Winners Cup Final (Feyenoord - Rotterdam)

FIRST FA CHARITY SHIELD OPPONENTS

West Bromwich Albion   15.05.1920   at White Hart Lane    Lost 0-2

FIRST SUBSTITUTE FOR THE CLUB USED IN A LEAGUE FIXTURE

Roy Low  11.09.1965  v  Arsenal  (H)  replaced Derek Possee

FIRST EVER SUBSTITUTE USED IN A PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURE

Erik Thorstvedt    15.08.1992  v  Southampton  (A)  replaced Ian Walker

FIRST SPURS SCORER IN A PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURE

Gordon Durie   22.08.1992  v  Crystal Palace  (H)

FIRST EVER PLAYER TO SCORE FIVE GOALS IN ONE HALF OF A PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH

Jermain Defoe    22.11.2009  v  Wigan Athletic  (H)     (51 mins, 54 mins, 58 mins, 69 mins, 87 mins)

FIRST SPURS GOAL-SCORER AT WEMBLEY

Bobby Smith    06.05.1961   v  Leicester City  FA Cup Final  Won 2-0

FIRST FA CUP HAT-TRICK SCORER

Bob Clements  12.12.1896  v  Old St. Stephen's  (H)  Won 4-0

FIRST LEAGUE HAT-TRICK SCORER

Billy Minter  28.03.1910  v  Blackburn Rovers  (H)   Won 4-0

FIRST GOAL-SCORER IN THE DOUBLE SEASON

Bobby Smith  v   Everton (H)    20.08.1960      Won 2-0

FIRST GOAL-SCORER IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

Gordon Durie  22.08.1992  v Crystal Palace (H)

FIRST GOALKEEPER TO SCORE A GOAL

Tiny Joyce   10.04.1914     v  Bolton Wanderers  (H)   Football League Division One  Won 3-0

FIRST OPPONENTS AT WHITE HART LANE

Notts County    04.09.1899    Friendly    Won 4-1

FIRST INTERNATIONAL PLAYER CAPPED

Jack Jones (Wales)

FIRST PLAYER TO BE CAPPED BY ENGLAND

Vivian Woodward

FIRST PLAYER TO BE CAPPED BY SCOTLAND

Dave Mackay

FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE OPPONENTS

Wolverhampton Wanderers  (H)   01.09.1908  Won 3-0

FIRST LEAGUE CUP OPPONENTS

West Ham United (A)  14.09.1966   Lost 0-1

FIRST LEAGUE CUP FINAL OPPONENTS

Aston Villa  27.02.1971   Played at Wembley  Won 2-0

FIRST CLUB TO WIN THE LEAGUE CUP TWICE

03.03.1973  v  Norwich City  Won 1-0  
Previously beat Aston Villa  27.02.1971  Won 2-0 

FIRST PLAYER TO EXCEED 400 LEAGUE APPEARANCES 

Ted Ditchburn

FIRST PLAYER TO REACH 500 LEAGUE APPEARANCES

Steve Perryman

FIRST PLAYER TO SCORE MORE THAN 100 LEAGUE GOALS

Jimmy Dimmock

FIRST PLAYER TO SCORE MORE THAN 200 LEAGUE GOALS

Jimmy Greaves

FIRST FA CUP TIE

13.11.1894   v  West Herts (H)  Won 3-2

FIRST FA CUP FINAL

20.04.1901   v  Sheffield United     Played at the Old Crystal Palace      Drew 1-1

FIRST NON-LEAGUE TEAM TO WIN THE FA CUP

1901   v  Sheffield United    

FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE MATCH

01.09.1908   v   Wolverhampton Wanderers  (H)   Won 3-0

FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

1950-51

FIRST SOUTHERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

1899-1900

FIRST SECOND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

1919-20

FIRST FA YOUTH CUP WIN

1970   v   Coventry City

FIRST TIME MORE THAN 100 GOALS SCORED IN A LEAGUE SEASON

1956-57

FIRST COMPETITIVE MATCH

17.10.1885    v   St. Albans (H)   London Association Cup  Won 5-2

FIRST MEETING WITH ARSENAL

19.11.1887   v Royal Arsenal  (H)  Friendly  Score was 2-1 when the game was abandoned after 75 minutes because of bad light.

FIRST CLUB TO FLOAT SHARES ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE

1983

FIRST CLUB TO TIE RIBBONS ON THE FA CUP

1901

FIRST BRITISH CLUB TO WIN A EUROPEAN TROPHY

v  Atletico Madrid     15.05.1963       Won 5-1       European Cup-Winners Cup Final (Feyenoord - Rotterdam)

COCKEREL FIRST APPEARED ON SHIRTS

1921

FIRST HOME PITCH 

Tottenham Marshes

FIRST GAME AT WHITE HART LANE UNDER FLOODLIGHTS 

29.09.1953  v  Racing Club de Paris (Friendly)  Won 5-3

FIRST EUROPEAN MATCH PLAYED

v  Gornik Zabrze  (Poland)  (A)  13.09.1961  Lost 2-4   European Cup Preliminary Round - 1st leg

FIRST SOUTHERN LEAGUE MATCH

05.09.1896   v  Sheppey United (A)   Drew 3-3

FIRST UEFA CUP FINAL MATCH

Wolverhampton Wanderers  (A)    03.05.1972     UEFA Cup First leg      Won 2-1

FIRST LEAGUE MATCH

24.09.1892   v Polytechnic  Played at Wimbledon   Southern Alliance   Won 2-0

FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE MATCH

01.09.1909  v  Sunderland  (A)  Lost 1-3

FIRST OVERSEAS TOUR MATCH

04.05.1905   v  Homen Wart Club  Played in Vienna   Won 6-0

FIRST UEFA CUP MATCH PLAYED

14.09.1971   v  Keflavik (Iceland)      First Round First Leg      Won  6-1 

FIRST OVERSEAS PLAYER TO PLAY IN THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Max Seeburg    26.09.1908   v  Hull City (A)   Lost 0-1

FIRST EUROPEAN FINAL PLAYED BETWEEN TWO ENGLISH TEAMS

Wolverhampton Wanderers  (A)    03.05.1972     UEFA Cup First leg      Won 2-1

FIRST MATCH PLAYED IN AN INDOOR STADIUM IN THE UK

Blackburn Rovers  (Cardiff Millennium Stadium)    24.02.2002     League Cup Final    Lost 1-2
Roof closed due to heavy rain

FIRST EVER COMPETITIVE MATCH PLAYED UNDER FLOODLIGHTS 

01.10.1951   Southampton Reserves  v  Tottenham Hotspur Reserves  (at The Dell)

FIRST LEAGUE CUP FINAL PLAYED AT THE NEW WEMBLEY STADIUM

Chelsea  24.02.2008     Won 2-1 (after extra time)

FIRST PLAYER TO BE SENT OFF FOR TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Cecil Poynton    17.04.1928    
Stoke City (away)

FIRST EVER CLUB TO PLAY 200 PREMIER LEAGUE LONDON DERBIES

Crystal Palace (home)   11.01.2013   
 

 

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