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Figures are correct to the conclusion 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. Harry Kane is third with 19.
To date we have scored 12 hat tricks in Europe. Martin Chivers and Harry Jane are the only men to have managed it twice. Kane's has scored one in both the Europa League and the Champions League. Of the current staff Erik Lamela also has one in the Europa League. Five came in the UEFA Cup, four in the Europa League, three in the Champions League (Crouch, Kane 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.
We have scored seven times from the penalty spot in matches, Danny Banchflower leads the way with two, (3).
As we competed in the Champions League this season our scorers to date in that competition are – Kane 9, Crouch 7, Son 5, Bale and Pavlyuchenko 4 each, Defoe 3, Dele & Eriksen 2, Van der Vaart, Bassong (our first goal), Kaboul, Modric, Alderweireld, Llorente, N'Koudou one each. We have also been credited with four 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 76 occasions (43 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.
That Keflavik home win saw six different players score. We have had five different scorers on five other occasions.
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 date we have played 26, won 12, drawn 6 and lost 8. Having scored 49 and conceded 33.
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 played in, Holland have provide the opposition in 17 games, Italy 15, Spain and Germany 11 and Belgium, France and Yugoslavia 10 times each. Spain and Ukraine are the only countries with whom we have a negative win ratio.
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Updated March 2018 -Figures correct to the end of the 2017/18 season.
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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
3 - Penalties awarded in games and does not include any taken in a shootout.
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