When did Spurs win the European Cup?
Tottenham Hotspur won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup on the 15th May 1963. Subsequently, they first won the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League) on the 17th May 1972, and again on the 23rd May 1984.
The 1960s were the Golden Years for Spurs football
1963 was a record year for Spurs as they became the first British team to ever win a major European trophy. Tottenham beat Atletico Madrid 5-1 at the Feijenoord Stadium in Rotterdam. Jimmy Greeves scored twice for Spurs, as did Terry Dyson, whilst John White scored once.
Tottenham Hotspur’s next major European success came in 1972. The UEFA Cup finals were two-leg contests. In 1972 they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers to claim the trophy. Spurs won the first leg 2-1 and drew the second leg 1-1 at White Hart Lane. Martin Chivers scored both Spurs goals in the first leg, whilst skipper Alan Mullery scored in the second.
In 1984, Tottenham competed against R.S.C Anderlecht in the UEFA Cup final. The first leg, played in Belgium, ended 1-1. The second leg also finished as a 1-1 draw. After the 90 minutes were up, the game went to penalties and Tottenham came out on top four goals to three. Paul Miller got the Spurs goal in the first leg, whilst Graham Roberts netted during the second.