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  1. Which football club was the first to use the suffix 'United'?
  2. The Thames Ironworks Football Club changed their name to what in 1900?
  3. What alternative name for Great Britain is a suffix used by some British clubs?
  4. Which professional British football club has the longest name?

  5. Which professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, are the only English Football League club not to be named after a place?
  6. Which London club was founded in 1886 and took it's name from a munitions factory in Woolwich?
  7. Newell's Old Boys, named after Isaac Newell of Kent, England, is a club based in which country?
  8. Sir Henry Percy inspired the name of which British club?
  9. Which indie rock band takes its name from a South African football club?
  10. Which club based in the north of England was founded in 1899 by Fred Stoker who thought it was a good idea to name his team after a warrior society in ancient Greece?
  11. Can you name the only professional club in British football to have originated from a school team?
  12. What name did an American professional men's soccer club based in Los Angeles take that was derived from being home to the "stars" of Hollywood?
  13. Poet David Dunbar called which town 'Queen of the South'? The title stuck with the professional Scottish club.
  14. Which club named after the Roman word for Ireland was founded by members of Edinburgh's Irish community in 1857?
  15. What club formed in 1877 is thought to have been named after the wife of Edward VII?
  16. Which club, the first ever FA Cup winners in 1872, changed their name in 1864 with reference to playing at various locations in London and never having a home stadium?
  17. Grasshopper are a club from which European city?
  18. Which club are named after the great structure that housed the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park?
  19. What name links a Scottish club and a novel by Walter Scott?
  20. In which part of the world do Lincoln Red Imps play? They got their name after they were they were sponsored by Lincoln resident Reg Brealey.
  21. Alfonso XIII was the patron of many Spanish football clubs which permitted them to use what name?
  22. Colo-Colo is regarded as the most successful club of which South American country?


  1. Sheffield United
  2. West Ham United
  3. Albion
  4. Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club
  5. Port Vale
  6. Arsenal
  7. Argentina
  8. Tottenham Hotspur (Sir Henry Percy was commonly known as 'Harry Hotspur')
  9. Kaizer Chiefs
  10. Blyth Spartans
  11. Hamilton Academical F.C.
  12. Galaxy
  13. Dumfries
  14. Hibernian Football Club, commonly known as Hibs
  15. Crewe Alexandra
  16. Wanderers
  17. Zurich
  18. Crystal Palace
  19. Heart of Midlothian Football Club, commonly known as Hearts
  20. Gibraltar
  21. Real (Spanish for "royal")
  22. Chile