The Giant Killers

Every F A cup giant killing since 1888

        TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Tottenham can proudly boast being the only club since the formation of the League to have won the cup from outside its membership when, in 1901, they won the trophy for the first time. Membership of the League soon followed in 1908 with Spurs joining the elite division the following year. The next forty years saw Spurs moving between the top two divisions, securing a second F A cup success in 1921 but since promotion in 1950 they've established themselves as a traditional top flight club, being crowned champions twice in 1951 and 1961. The latter of those two titles made up half of the coveted League and cup double and further F A cup wins have followed in 1962, 67, 81, 82 and most recently when the unfortunate Des Walker of Nottingham Forest headed into his own net to secure Spurs the trophy in 1991. Tottenham's rise to become one of England's biggest clubs has ensured that they are rarely thought of in the giant killers mould but their defeat of Everton in 1904 remains among the biggest shocks in the history of the competition.


Magic Moments

1899

2-1 vs Sunderland


Second round: 11th February 1899

Scorers: Tom Bradshaw, John Cameron

Attendance: 14,500

Ranked at the time: 7

1901

4-2 @ Preston North End


First round replay: 13th February 1901

Scorers: Sandy Brown-3, John Cameron

Attendance: 6,000

Ranked at the time: 16

1901

2-1 vs Bury

Second round: 23rd February 1901

Attendance: 20,250

Scorers: Sandy Brown {2}

Attendance: 25,000

Ranked at the time: 6

1901

4-0 vs West Bromwich Albion

Semi final: 8th March 1901 @ Villa Park, Aston

Scorers: Sandy Brown-4

Attendance: 46,000

Ranked at the time: 13

1901

3-1 vs Sheffield United

The 1901 F A Cup Final replay

@ Burnden Park, Bolton: 27th April 1901

Attendance - 20,470

Scorers: John Cameron, Tom Smith, Sandy Brown

Ranked at the time: 15

Team: George Clawley, Harry Erentz, Sandy Tait, Tom Morris, Ted Hughes, Jack Jones, Tom Smith, John Cameron, Sandy Brown, David Copeland, John Kirwan: Player/manager John Cameron

1903

2-0 @ West Bromwich Albion


First round replay: February 11th 1903

Scorers: William Dryburgh {pen}, Vivian Woodward

Attendance: 35,000

Ranked at the time: 9

1904

2-1 at Everton


First round: 6th February 1904

Scorers: Vivian Woodward, own goal

Attendance: 20,000

Ranked at the time: 4


1904

1-0 @ Aston Villa


Second round: 25th February 1904

Scorer: J 'Bristol' Jones

Ranked at the time: 11

1905

1-0 vs Middlesbrough


First round replay: Thursday 9th February 1905

Scorer: Charlie O'Hagan

Ranked at the time: 27

1907

2-1 vs Blackburn Rovers


Second round second replay @ Villa Park, Birmingham: 11th February 1907

Attendance:

Scorers: Joe Walton, Jimmy Ried

Ranked at the time: 27

1909

4-3 @ Manchester City


First round: 16th January 1909

Attendance: 20,000

Scorers: Billy Minter {2}, Bobby Steel, Tom Morris {penalty}  

Ranked at the time: 79

Today: Outside the top 600

1936

1-0 vs Huddersfield Town
 
Fourth Round: Saturday, January 25th 1936
 
Attendance: 64,149
 
Scorer: Leslie Howe

Ranked at the time: 110
 
Team: 1:?, 2:Fred Channell, 3:?, 4:Leslie Howe, 5:Arthur Rowe, 6:?, 7:?, 8:?, 9:Morrison, 10:G W Hall, 11:Willie Evans

 1937

5-0 @ Portsmouth

Third round: Saturday January 16th 1937

Attendance: 32,665   

Scorers: John Morrison {3}, Arthur Duncan, Les Miller  

Ranked at the time: 40

Team: 1:Hall, 2:Ralph Ward, 3:Bill Whatley, 4:Vic Buckingham, 5:Arthur Rowe, 6:F Grice, 7:Jimmy McCormick, 8:Joe Meek, 9:John Morrison, 10:Andy Duncan, 11:Les Miller 
 
1937
 
4-3 Everton
 
Fifth round replay: Monday February 22nd 1937
Attendance: 46.972   

Scorers: John Morrison {3} {image left} Joe Meek 

Ranked at the time: 184
 
Team: 1:Hall, 2:Ralph Ward, 3:Bill Whatley, 4:Vic Buckingham, 5:Arthur Rowe, 6:F Grice, 7:Jimmy McCormick, 8:Joe Meek, 9:John Morrison, 10:Andy Duncan, 11:Les Miller
 
 
2-0 at Bolton Wanderers

Third Round: Saturday January 10th 1948

Attendance: 37,075       

Scorers: Len Duquemin {2} After Extra Time 

Ranked at the time: 244

Team:1:Ted Ditchburn, 2:Sam Tickridge, 3:Vic Buckingham, 4:Bill Nicholson, 5:Johnny Woodward, 6:Ron Burgess, 7:Freddie Cox, 8:Johnny Jordant, 9:Len Duquemin, 10:Eddie Baily, 11:Les Stevens

 
1-0 @ Stoke City

Third Round: Saturday January 7th 1950

Attendance: 47,000      

Scorer:  Eddie Bailey

Ranked at the time: 305

 Team: 1:Ted Ditchburn, 2:Alf Ramsey, 3:Charlie Withers, 4:Bill Nicholson, 5:Harry Clarke, 6:Ron Burges, 7:Sonny Walters, 8:Billy Rees, 9:Len Duquemin, 10:Eddie Bailey, 11:Les Medley {Manager: Arthur Rowe}
 
1950
 
5-1 vs Sunderland
 
Fourth Round: Saturday January 28th 1950

Attendance: 66,246     

Scorers: Sonny Walters {2}, Les Bennett {2}, Les Medley

Ranked at the time: 173

Team:1:Ted Ditchburn, 2:Alf Ramsey, 3:Charlie Withers, 4:Bill Nicholson, 5:Harry Clarke, 6:Ron Burgess, 7:Sonny Walters, 8:Les Bennett, 9:Billy Rees, 10:Eddie Bailey, 11:Les Medley {Manager: Arthur Rowe}