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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Spurs: most prolific English scorers in European competition

Tottenham's first entry into European competition was in 1961/62 in the European Cup and it didn't take us long to show British clubs how to win in Europe.

We lifted the European Cup Winner Cup in 1963 and have followed that with 2 UEFA Cup victories (now UEFA Europa League) in 1972 and 1984. Other British clubs have followed in our footsteps of course.

1963 European Cup Winners Cup Final 
Venue: Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Spurs: most prolific English scorers in European competitionAttendance: 49,000
Tottenham 5 Atlético Madrid 1
Jimmy Greaves 16, 80
John White 35
Enrique Collar 47 (pen) (Atlético Madrid)
Terry Dyson 67, 85
Scoring sequence: 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1

SpursXI
Bill Brown
Peter Baker
Maurice Norman
Ron Henry
Danny Blanchflower (c)
Tony Marchi
Cliff Jones
John White
Bobby Smith
Jimmy Greaves
Terry Dyson
Bill Nicholson (Manager)

This season we are once again in the UEFA Europa League and this is our 14th season of competition in it's various guises. We have played 130 games, winning 74, drawing 34 and losing 22. We have a positive goal difference of 155 having scored 263 goals, conceding 108.


  • The first British club to win a major European competition - European Cup Winners Cup (1963)
  • The first British club to win two different European Trophies - European Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Cup.
  • British record of eight consecutive victories in major European competition
  • Most matches played in the UEFA Cup/ Europa League by a British club
  • The first ever English club to win the UEFA Cup (1972)
  • The first team to score two or more goals in every UEFA Champions League group game (2010–11)
  • Most prolific goal scorers out of any English team in European football competition

We have only been in the UEFA Champions League once and we have to set a new record when we do!

Our leading scorers against French sides in Ruropean competition are Jimmy Greaves and Gareth Bale with two each. Of our current players Mousa Dembele and Erik Mamela have one gpal each.

Our record UEFA Cup win was 9–0 vs Keflavík (Iceland) on 28 September 1971 (aggregate 15–1, including 1–6 win away on 14 Sep 1971).

Don't think we'll be beating that record but there is a chance for goalscorers to make their mark.

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