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Football Quiz I

  1. As of December 2018, name the four football managers to manage in the Premier League at the age of over 70?
  2. Which two clubs play in the M23 derby?
  3. In the 2018/19 Premier League, starting with the lowest, which three clubs had the smallest stadium capacities?
  4. Which British team defeated Barcelona both home and away in a 1966/67 European Cup competition and also reached the semi-final of the 1984 European Cup?
  5. Who once said: "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win."?
  6. If it was Naranjito in 1982, and Juanito in 1970, what was it in 1966?
  7. Billy Wright, the first footballer in the world to earn 100 international caps, spent his whole career at which football club?
  8. Three teams have sat at the top of the Premier League only to be relegated in the same season; can you name them?
  9. Name the top Premier League goalscorer to never have been capped for his country? (Hint: he now has a son named Tyrese playing for Stoke City)
  10. Four Manchester United players have won the European Footballer of the Year award; can you name them?
  11. What was introduced for the first time by trainer Donald Colman in the 1920s at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen?
  12. As of 2017, which European football club has supplied a player in the starting line-up of every World Cup final since 1982?
  13. What's different about the recently launched limited edition Subbuteo table football set featuring Arsenal and Chelsea teams?
  14. England first entered the Football World Cup in 1950; how many tournaments have they failed to qualify for since then?
  15. Name the football club with which Jose Mourinho first became a top-tier manager?
  16. Jamie Carragher made his first team debut for Liverpool under which manager?
  17. Ryan Giggs is the new Wales football manager, but in which sport was his father Danny Wilson a Welsh international?
  18. Which Russian footballer, nicknamed the "Black Panther", is widely regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the sport?
  19. Which adhesive manufacturer sponsors two English association football leagues at levels 7–8 of the English football league system?
  20. Can you name the only footballer born before 1960 to score a Premier League hat-trick (Hint: The Premier League was founded in 1992)?
  21. Which retail billionaire became owner of Newcastle United in 2007?
  22. In 2005, which two Newcastle United team-mates were sent off for fighting against each other in United's Premiership match with Aston Villa?

Answers:

  1. Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Robson, Roy Hodgson and Neil Warnock
  2. Brighton and Crystal Palace
  3. Bournemouth (Vitalty Stadium -11,464), Burnley (Turf Moor - 21,401) and Watford (Vicarage Road - 23,700)
  4. Dundee United
  5. Gary Lineker
  6. World Cup Willie (World Cup host mascots)
  7. Wolverhampton Wanderers
  8. Charlton (1998/99), Bolton (2011/12), and Hull City (2016/17)
  9. Kevin Campbell
  10. Denis Law (1964), Bobby Charlton (1966), George Best (1968), and Cristiano Ronaldo (2008)
  11. Dugouts (also, in 1978, Pittodrie became the second all-seated stadium in Great Britain)
  12. Bayern Munich
  13. The figures are female
  14. Three (1974 (West Germany), 1978 (Argentina) and 1994 (United States))
  15. Benfica
  16. Roy Evans (in 1997)
  17. Rugby League
  18. Lev Yashin
  19. Evo-Stik
  20. Gordon Strachan
  21. Mike Ashley (owner of Sports Direct)
  22. Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer



Footbal Quiz II

  1. Dubbed the longest away trip in English football, which two teams played four times during the 2009/10 season?
  2. Which footballer was captain of Italy until his international retirement in 2017?
  3. Which Chelsea footballer played every minute of the season for the club when they won the domestic league in 2017?
  4. In 1997, which player was the first to score a hat-trick of headers in the Premier League?
  5. In the Northern Ireland Football League, name Belfast's 'Big Two' clubs?
  6. Who once said: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea"?
  7. Which English club went 32 consecutive league games without a win in both the Premier League and Championship between September 2007 and September 2008?
  8. Sir Stanley Matthews's ashes were buried beneath the centre circle of which football club's ground in 2000?
  9. Tynecastle Park is the football stadium of which football club?
  10. Who was appointed team captain of Aston Villa for the 2017–18 season?
  11. The 2015/16 season was the first time which club recorded a positive goal difference in a top-flight season since 1988?
  12. Which country did both Bobby Charlton in 1970, and then Terry Butcher in 1990, play their last match against?
  13. Harry Kane was the first English player to win the Premier League Golden Boot since which other English footballer?
  14. As of 2018, name the largest football stadium in Essex?
  15. The Stadio Giuseppe Meazzaian in Milan is better known by what name?
  16. Which England international scored the only goal of his whole club career against Southampton at The Dell in October 1967?
  17. In 1970, in which country was England captain Bobby Moore accused (and later, totally exonerated) of the theft of a bracelet from a jewellers?
  18. Which player holds the record as the youngest player to play in a World Cup finals tournament? (Hint: he also helped his country win the last ever British Home Championship in 1984)
  19. Can you name the English football clubs from the following nicknames: (a)Railwaymen, (b)the shakers, (c)the pirates, and (d)the throstles?
  20. There are many professional football clubs that have taken a Beatles song as their nickname; Villarreal in Spain are the most famous. Which Beatles' song do they take their nickname from?

Answers:

  1. Newcastle and Plymouth
  2. Gianluigi Buffon
  3. Cesar Azpilicueta
  4. Duncan Ferguson (for Everton against Bolton Wanderers)
  5. Linfield FC and Glentoran
  6. Eric Cantona
  7. Derby County





  8. Stoke City's (the Britannia Stadium)
  9. Hearts (Heart of Midlothian)
  10. John Terry
  11. West Ham United
  12. West Germany
  13. Kevin Phillips (Sunderland, 1999-2000)
  14. Roots Hall (home of Southend United, but with plans to be replaced in the near future)
  15. San Siro
  16. Peter Shilton
  17. Colombia
  18. Norman Whiteside
  19. (a)Crewe Alexandra, (b)Bury FC, (c)Bristol Rovers, and (d)West Bromwich Albion
  20. Yellow Submarine (their nickname is El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine))


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