Figures are correct to the start of the 2017/18 season. You should refer to ‘To Dare is to Do’ and ‘Is Stat Right’ to explain why other sources may provide varying detail, (1).
Our top scorer in European action is Jermain Defoe with 23. (2). He is followed by Martin Chivers with 22. In joint sixth place is Harry Kane with twelve goals.
To date we have scored 12 hat tricks in Europe. Martin Chivers is the only man to have managed it twice. Of the current staff Harry Kane and Erik Lamela both have one each both in the Europa League. Five came in the UEFA Cup, four in the Europa League, two in the Champions League (Crouch and Bale) and one in the old European Cup when Cliff Jones scored the first one in our second game. Alan Gilzean's hat trick was the first ever in the UEFA Cup competition.
As we are competing in the Champions League this season our scorers to date in that competition are – Crouch 7, Bale and Pavlyuchenko 4 each, Defoe 3, Van der Vaart and Kane 2, Bassong (our first goal), Kaboul, Modric, Alderweireld, Son and Deli one each. We have also been credited with three own goals.
Tottenham’s best winning run in Europe is eight games which we have achieved twice, in 2006/07 and again in 2013/14, while the longest unbeaten run in Europe is 16 games was from December 1967 to November 1972. This run consisted of 12 wins and 4 draws.
To date we have won three ties on the away goals rule and lost twice but in penalty shootouts we have won only one of three.
We have kept a clean sheet on 74 occasions (42 at Home) and failed to score in 37 games
(8 times at home). Our largest win over two legs and the record home win came in 1971/72 when we beat Keflavik of Iceland 9-0 at home, 15-1 over two legs, in the UEFA Cup 1st Round.
We scored six in the first away game and that is one of three occasions we have scored six away from home. The best result was 6-0 away to Drogheda of the Republic of Ireland in 1983/84.
The first competition we took part in was the European Cup (the forerunner of the Champions League) in the 1961/2 season when we reached the semi final. We played eight games, won four, drew one and lost three. On the way we scored 21 goals and conceded 13 (without keeping a clean sheet).
The next competition was the European Cup Winners Cup. We competed in this competition on six occasions, winning it once in 1963. Spurs also reached the semi final (82) and the quarters (92). In total we played 33 won 20 drew 5 and lost 8. We scored 65 and conceded 34.
We competed in the UEFA Cup on nine occasions winning it twice, in its first season, 1972 and then 1984. We were runners up in 74 and reached the semi final 1973, and the quarters in 1985 and 2007. In the process we have played 86, winning 51, drawing 20 and losing 15. In this competition we have a goal difference of 182 – 71.
The next competition we completed in was the Champions League in 2011 when we reached the quarter finals. Our second campaign was last year when we were eliminated in the group stage. To the start of this season we have played 18, won 7, drawn 4 and lost 7. Having scored 31 and conceded 25.
The latest competition we entered was the Europa League in 2012. To date we have competed in this competition six times and our best performance was reaching the quarter finals in 2013. We have played 54 times and won 27, drawn 16 and lost 11. The goal difference is 96-50.
Of the 36 countries we have met Holland have provide the opposition in 17 games, Italy 15, and Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Yugoslavia 10 times each. Spain and Ukraine are the only countries with whom we have a negative win ratio.
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Notes - 1 - Link - To Dare is to Do - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/to-dare-is-to-do
- Is Stat Right? - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/talking-tottenham-is-stat-right
2 - Defoe's European record is @ - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/euro-star-jermain-defoe
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