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The Lillywhites



Tottenhams shirt colours have altered quite a bit since the early years when the team turned out in a strip of navy blue. In 1885, three years after the club was formed , the kit changed to light blue and white halves in tribute to Blackburn rovers team that won the FA cup that year for a second time in a row. In 1890 in a move that will surprise modern supporters, the kit chanced again this time to red shirts and navy shorts.


In 1896, a year after going professional and to celebrate the clubs election to the southern league , tottenham adopted a kit of brown and gold stripes, colours then worn by wolverhampton wanders. This kit was worn until 1898 when the famous lillywhite shirts and navy shorts were adopted as a mark of respect for Preston North end who were the dominant team at that time.


From then on the team colours have remained virtually unchanged although in the 1960's spurs played in white shorts in Europe to create an all white strip a testimony to Bill Nicholson's admiration for the mighty Real Madrid. The cockerel badge first appeared on the teams shirts in 1921.


The famous white shirt remained largely unchanged for over a century until 2005 when the club accepted a design which featured navy sleeves.


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