History of the Tottenham Hotspur Home Shirt
The white and blue colour scheme worn by the team during their games is an icon of the club, and so it should be, the colour scheme has been in place since the 1898/99 season. However, did you know, that prior to adopting this colour scheme the club was associated with a multitude of other colours? Below we list other colours to have adorned the Tottenham home shirt and during which years.
- 1883-84 – Navy blue featuring a scarlet shield and the letter H, teamed with white bottoms
- 1984-88 – Blue and white quartered kit similar in style to the Blackburn Rovers kit
- 1988-90 – Red top with blue bottoms
- 1895-98 – The first team kit as a professional club was chocolate brown and gold coloured
- 1898 onwards – in 1898 the club introduced the now iconic white top and blue bottoms combination.
It is true to say that despite the consistent colour palette, the manufacturers have been innovative in launching new and modern designs. Anticipation for the launch of every new Spurs home shirt is huge, with fans speculating over what the design will be.
Below we will list a few of our favourite jersey designs from seasons past. We would love it if you would find us over on social media and tell us why you agree or disagree with our choices, why not also tell us your favourite designs and maybe even upload some pictures for us and other fans to see.
- 1983/84: Subtle vertical stripe design, v-shaped neckline with two thin blue bands around the collar and sleeve cuffs, centrally placed crest.
- 1989/91: White with subtle all-over abstract graphic, navy chevrons on the sleeves, raglan sleeve piping, neckline detail.
- 2005/06: Crew neck with solid navy blue sleeves and flank inserts.
- 2011/12: Classic jersey with shallow v-shaped neckline and collar. Navy logos and badges to create a pure, clean look.
- 2015/16: Blue v-neck collar. The stand-out element of this jersey is the sash from left shoulder to right hip made up in transcending thicknesses of navy stripe.
Personalising the Tottenham Home Kit
When you shop with us at Soccer Box you have multiple options when shopping for the Spurs kit. The most popular item in the kit collection is, of course, the Spurs football shirt. When purchasing the latest jersey, you can choose from both junior and adult sizes. Kids sizes start at x-small boys that fits a child age 6-8 years. If you are shopping for a younger child take a look at the little boys kit, which is a full, official Nike kit that includes the top, bottoms and socks.
If it is an adult jersey you are shopping for you can choose between the classic stadium or replica top, or the Nike Vapor option. The authentic Spurs Nike Vapor home football shirt is an exact copy of the jerseys worn by your favourite players and is designed with advanced performance technology including zonal moisture management and a closer fit.
The stadium version of the jersey is manufactured by Nike and includes the same colour scheme and visual design as the Vapor shirt, however it is made with the comfort of football fans and amateur soccer players in mind. Signature Nike Dri-Fit moisture management and mesh inserts will keep you feeling cool and comfortable, a more relaxed fit is perfect for everyday wear and the embroidered crest will withstand repeated washing and wearing throughout the current football season.
In addition to the jersey we also stock the coordinating gear in a full range of youth and adult sizes. Mix and match by purchasing just the jersey or the top and bottoms or the full kit to suit your tastes and requirements. You may even like to mix and match with other pieces of team kit such as the away kit that we also stock, take a look and pick out the pieces of gear that best suit you.
We can also offer you the option to add Premier League printing to your top. We only use official lettering to ensure that your jersey looks fantastic. Each top is printed to order and we carry a full alphabet so feel free to choose the name and squad number of your favourite Spurs footballer or your own name, please do check spellings before completing your purchase as mistakes cannot be rectified after printing. You can also add the official EPL sleeve patches to your jersey to complete the match day look.
Tottenham Hotspur Home Ground
When the football club was first created, they didn’t have a ground, and they played their matches on public ground at Tottenham Marshes. As their popularity grew, they rented a pitch at Northumberland Park to enable them to charge an admission fee. Spurs quickly outgrew this space and moved into their long-term residence of White Hart Lane.
This was a much-loved stadium that underwent many renovations over the course of its 118-year occupancy. The highest recorded attendance was 75,038 for an FA Cup game in 1938. Due to demand and new regulations regarding a requirement for all-seater stadiums the capacity of the ground fluctuated. For the final full season that Spurs played at White Hart Lane the ground held 36,240 supporters.
In 2008 the board put forward plans for a new stadium that would sit on the current land of White Hart Lane. After many delays in the planning process in 2017 the grounds were knocked down and construction began on the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. During construction the team played their fixtures at Wembley Stadium and moved into the new ground during the 2018/19 season.
- Opened: April 2019
- Capacity: 62,062
- Cost to build: £800million
- Largest single tier football stand in England
Shopping for the Spurs Football Kit
Now is the time to purchase your kit, make us your first stop. We are supplied by Nike and only stock the official football kit. If you are looking to bag a bargain take a look the Spurs offers section where we have limited stock of older season kit, but hurry products and sizes are limited, and stock will not be replenished.
Shopping for the Spurs kit is easy at Soccer Box. Place your order using our secure checkout, we have worldwide delivery options to suit all requirements, and customer service, should you need to speak to us, is excellent. Don’t delay and order all your Tottenham home kit while supplies last.