Top 10 Premier League runners up: The clubs that won plenty of points but not the title

8 May

Tottenham are aiming to finish second for the first time since 1963, and victory in talkSPORT’s live match against Southampton will go a long way to sealing that runners up spot.


Since three points for a win wee introduced in England’s top flight in the 1981/82 season, the most points Spurs have won was 77 when the Lilywhites finished third in 1984/85.

That season there were 22 teams in the First Division, though, and a win against Southampton will give Tottenham their best haul over 38 games since three points for a win was introduced.

But even if Spurs make it to 76 points by the season’s end, it still wouldn’t be enough to put them in the top 10 runners up, based on points claimed.

Take a look at the slideshow above to see which clubs rank as the best runners up*.

*Based on total points won over the course of a 38-game season since three points for a win was introduced in 1981/82.

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