So ends 2010, a year that saw Spurs finally play in the Champions League, an outing at Wembley to forget, some epic comebacks and great derby wins.
2 – Hours before the transfer deadline that Rafael van der Vaart joined Spurs from Real Madrid. Also the number of consecutive league wins over Arsenal
4 – Tottenham’s highest ever Premiership finish, securing a play-off place for the Champions League
5 – Goals created or scored by Gareth Bale against European Champions Inter Milan
10 – Number of games unbeaten at the end of 2010. Also the number of players Tottenham finished their final two matches with. And the number of goals Rafael van der Vaart has scored for Spurs since his summer move.
12 – Spurs players at the World Cup.
15 – Clean sheets in 2010 (but only four in the second half of the year).
16.6 – percentage increase in the price of match-day programmes.
18 – Number of Premier League goals Jermaine Defoe finished with for the 2009/10 season.
19 – Consecutive games Spurs had not won at the home of their rivals Arsenal until their 3-2 win in November. Also the amount of money paid for transfers in 2010 (van der Vaart - £8 million, Sandro - £6 million, Kaboul - £5 million, Gallas – free)
28 – Minutes into Tottenham’s first Champions Campaign when Young Boys went 3-0 up.
29 – Goals in the lilywhites Champions League group games (38 if you include the play-off versus Young Boys)
31 – Yards from which Danny Rose scored the opening goal, and his first goal for Tottenham on his Premier League debut, in the 2-1 win versus Arsenal
50- Years since the famous double-winning side won the League – the last Tottenham team to do so.
52 – The number of games Gareth Bale started in 2010 for Spurs, out of a possible 53 (the one game he missed was the clash against Arsenal in the Carling Cup)
87 – Goals scored at White Hart Lane (29 matches)
96 – Number of goals scored by Tottenham players in competitive fixtures
199 – number short of a full capacity in the game versus Arsenal (attendance 36,041)
1971 – The year Ralph Coates joined Spurs. He passed away on December 17. Bobby Smith, Eddie Bailey, Mel Hopkins, and Pat Welton amongst others passed away.
2011 – Spurs usually win when the year ends in ONE
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