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  1. England first entered the Football World Cup in 1950; how many tournaments have they failed to qualify for since then?
  2. Name the football club with which Jose Mourinho first became a top-tier manager?
  3. Jamie Carragher made his first team debut for Liverpool under which manager?
  4. Ryan Giggs is the new Wales football manager, but in which sport was his father Danny Wilson a Welsh international?
  5. Can you name the only footballer born before 1960 to score a Premier League hat-trick (Hint: The Premier League was founded in 1992)?
  6. Which retail billionaire became owner of Newcastle United in 2007?
  7. In 2005, which two Newcastle United teammates were sent off for fighting against each other in United's Premiership match with Aston Villa?
  8. Which footballer was captain of Italy until his international retirement in 2017?
  9. Which Chelsea footballer played every minute of the season for the club when they won the domestic league in 2017?
  10. In 1997, which player was the first to score a hat-trick of headers in the Premier League?
  11. In the Northern Ireland Football League, name Belfast's 'Big Two' clubs?
  12. Who once said: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea"?
  13. Which English club went 32 consecutive league games without a win in both the Premier League and Championship between September 2007 and September 2008?
  14. Sir Stanley Matthews's ashes were buried beneath the centre circle of which football club's ground in 2000?
  15. Tynecastle Park is the football stadium of which football club?
  16. Who was appointed team captain of Aston Villa for the 2017–18 season?
  17. The 2015/16 season was the first time which club recorded a positive goal difference in a top-flight season since 1988?
  18. In 2016/17, which football team became only the third to be top of the Premier League and relegated in the same season?
  19. Harry Kane was the first English player to win the Premier League Golden Boot since which other English footballer?
  20. As of 2018, name the largest football stadium in Essex?
  21. The Stadio Giuseppe Meazzaian in Milan is better known by what name?
  22. In 1970, in which country was England captain Bobby Moore accused (and later, totally exonerated) of the theft of a bracelet from a jewellers?
  23. Which player holds the record as the youngest player to play in a World Cup and also helped his country win the last ever British Home Championship in 1984?
  24. Can you name the English football clubs from the following nicknames: (a)Railwaymen, (b)the shakers, (c)the pirates, and (d)the throstles?
  25. 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?


  1. Three (1974 (West Germany), 1978 (Argentina) and 1994 (United States))
  2. Benfica
  3. Roy Evans (in 1997)
  4. Rugby League
  5. Gordon Strachan
  6. Mike Ashley (owner of Sports Direct)
  7. Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer
  8. Gianluigi Buffon
  9. Cesar Azpilicueta
  10. Duncan Ferguson (for Everton against Bolton Wanderers)
  11. Linfield FC and Glentoran
  12. Eric Cantona
  13. Derby County
  14. Stoke City's (the Britannia Stadium)
  15. Hearts (Heart of Midlothian)
  16. John Terry
  17. West Ham United
  18. Hull
  19. Kevin Phillips (Sunderland, 1999-2000)
  20. Roots Hall (home of Southend United, but with plans to be replaced in the near future)
  21. San Siro
  22. Colombia
  23. Norman Whiteside
  24. (a)Crewe Alexandra, (b)Bury FC, (c)Bristol Rovers, and (d)West Bromwich Albion
  25. Yellow Submarine (their nickname is El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine))

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