spurs europe facts and oddities

what has come out of our european matches ??
here are some of the facts and figures ...

 
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  2016-17
Tottenham twice broke their home attendance record with crowds of 85,011 against AS Monaco and against Bayer 04 Leverkusen 85,215 with the club playing their home games in the competition at Wembley.
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EUROPA LEAGUE  2015-16
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EUROPA LEAGUE  2014-15

Tottenham's home win over Asteras Tripolis on 23.10.2014 was the club's 100th victory in European competition.

Tottenham's away win over Asteras Tripolis was the Greek side's first home defeat in European competition.
When Besiktas beat Spurs on 11.12.2014, it was Tottenham's first defeat ina  group stage match after 18 unbeaten matches.
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EUROPA LEAGUE  2013-14
Jermain Defoe's goal away to FC Sheriff on 24th October 2013 equalled the 22 in total scored by Martin Chivers for the club in European competition.

His 23rd took the record in the return game at White Hart Lane on 7th November 2013.

Brad Friedel became the oldest player to take part in a match in the UEFA Cup/Europa League at the age of 42.
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EUROPA LEAGUE  2012-13
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EUROPA LEAGUE  2011-12
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  2010-11
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UEFA Cup 2008-09
Dean Parrett became the youngest Spurs player to start a game for the club in Europe playing away at Shakhtar Donetsk on 19.02.2009. 

Aged just 17 years and 95 days.

The youngest Spurs player to play in a European match is John Bostock who came on as a substitute v Dinamo Zagreb on 6th November 2008 aged 16 years 295 days.

Pascal Chimbonda wore 97 shirt v Shakhtar Donetsk (away) on 19th February 2009

This is the highest shirt number ever worn by a Spurs player.

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UEFA Cup 2007-08
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UEFA Cup 2006-07
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UEFA Cup 1999-2000
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InterToto Cup 1995
Tottenham played their home games at Brighton and Hove Albion's Goldstone Ground and received a ban from European competition from UEFA for this and playing weakened teams in the competition, but this was over-turned on appeal.
The squad for these matches was made up of young players and loanees including Mark Newson of Barnet, Charlton Athletic midfielder Alan Pardew, St. Mirren's David Byrne and Ian Sampson of Northampton Town. 
The competition saw Tottenham's biggest European defeat, according to UEFA and FIFA, when the makeshift side lost to a full strength 1FC Koln side 0-8 in Germany.  Spurs do not regard it as a first team match.
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Cup Winners Cup 1999-2000
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UEFA Cup 1984-1985
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UEFA Cup 1983-1984
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Cup Winners Cup 1982-1983
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Cup Winners Cup 1981-1982
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UEFA Cup 1973-1974
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UEFA Cup 1972-1973
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UEFA Cup 1971-1972
On the way to winning the trophy, Spurs kept a club European record of six consecutive clean sheets.
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Cup Winners Cup 1967-1968
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Cup Winners Cup 1963-1964
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Cup Winners Cup 1962-1963
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European Cup 1961-1962
At the time, Frank Saul was the youngest Spurs player in Europe to start a game at Feyenoord (away) (scored twice) on 01.11.1961.  Aged 18 years and 70 days. 
His record stood for 38 years (see 2008-09)
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