This Day in History: 2022-12-23

Nr. 372


In the 1960-61 season Tottenham Hotspur became the first English side to win the League and Cup double in the 20th century. Boasting such legends as captain Danny Blanchflower, Dave Mackay and Chff Jones, Spurs always played with flair and won the title by eight points from Sheffield Wednesday. Blanchflower famously said, «The game is about glory…about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.» In the FA Cup final Bill Nicholson’s side had to work hard against Leicester City, but late goals from Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson proved enough to complete a historic double.
Tottenham Hotspur captain Danny Blanchflower shows off the League and FA Cup trophies to a couple of young autograph hunters.