Welcome to Spurs Shirts.
Tottenham Hotspur was formed by a group of teenagers in 1882 under the original name of Hotspur FC. The name was then changed in 1884 as there was also an older team with the name of Hotspur FC. The first definitive team shirts were blue and white in homage to the Blackburn Rovers who they were inspired by.
The navy shorts were first seen in 1890 when the team first played to a paying crowd. However, these were teamed with red shirts as opposed to the white that we see today. They then moved onto a brown and gold strip in the beginnings of their professional career before adopting the white and navy strips. There is some argument regarding the date when they first chose to wear the traditional white, but the consensus is that it is sometime between 1898 and 1900.
Tottenham Hotspur are now a highly regarded team who are also famed for their white shirts. Take a look at some of the Spurs shirts which are available to buy whether it is an older, retro version or a brand new Tottenham shirt.
Retro Spurs Shirts
Long term Spurs fans may want to remember and honour some of their favourite famous players like 1961 captain Danny Blanchflower (1954-1964) or Glenn Hoddle (1975–1987). The older ‘retro’ shirts can be purchased with their favourite player’s name and/or number on the back. The older shirts may also have small differences in their logo; the first logo was just the image of a cockerel whereas now the cockerel stands on a football and has cleaner lines.
Some fans may want to reminisce about their favourite team such as the legendary 1970’s team. They took Spurs to victory in two European competitions, earning them their place in history as the first British team to do so. There are also shirts which remind fans of Spurs’ victories such as the 1981 FA Cup final or the 1984 UEFA Cup final. There are home and away shirts as well as keeper shirts available depending on what you wish to celebrate.
New Spurs Shirts
The newest Tottenham shirts available are the 2011/2012 season shirts. Anticipation of the newest team kit is always widespread and most diehard fans of Spurs will want to have the latest shirt or kit to wear to Spurs matches. The home kits over the last few decades have been designed with the traditional Spurs white shirt and navy shorts combo.
This season’s home kit is no different and the only real difference is the sponsor and the manufacturer. The away kits often change colour significantly with this year’s kit designed in purple as opposed to the light blue or yellow seen in the past. There are also kits available for those supporting the latest goalkeeper. This season’s keeper kit is light green in colour.
There is also the option of purchasing a signed shirt for sentimental value. It will also be valuable in the long term but it makes a great piece of fan memorabilia and can be framed, worn or given as a gift.