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Football Years Quiz

Name the year in which the following football events happened.


Football Questions

  1. Arsenal leave Highbury after 93 years and Alan Shearer retires.
  2. Celtic become the first British club to win the European Cup.
  3. Wales reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup before losing to Brazil.
  4. Denmark wins the Euros.
  5. Kevin Keegan moves to West German club Hamburger SV.




  6. George Best wins Ballon d'Or as Europe's best player.
  7. David Beckham leaves Manchester United.
  8. Brian Clough spent just forty-four days as manager of Leeds United.
  9. Coventry City suffer relegation after 34 continuous seasons of top-flight football.
  10. The first ever FIFA World Cup.
  11. Paul Gascoigne joins Rangers.
  12. Peter Shilton was given his debut for England against East Germany.
  13. England's World Cup debut. They suffered an infamous 1–0 defeat by the United States.
  14. Everton striker Wayne Rooney signs for Manchester United.
  15. Bobby Charlton made his Manchester United first-team debut.
  16. "The hand of God" goal scored by Argentine footballer Diego Maradona.
  17. Eric Cantona's infamous kung-fu kick.
  18. The last time Everton won the Football League.
  19. Premier League formed.
  20. Yellow and red cards were first introduced to the English league.
  21. Trevor Francis becomes the first million pound player after signing for Nottingham Forest.
  22. Sunderland end 99 years at Roker Park and move to the Stadium of Light.
  23. Greece become surprise winners of the Euro football tournament.
  24. England lose a home match for the first time, 6–3 to Hungary.
  25. Wigan win the FA Cup.

Answers

  1. 2006 - Arsenal leave Highbury after 93 years and Alan Shearer retires.
  2. 1967 - Celtic become the first British club to win the European Cup.
  3. 1958 - Wales reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup before losing to Brazil.
  4. 1992 - Denmark wins the Euros.
  5. 1977 - Kevin Keegan moves to West German club Hamburger SV.
  6. 1968 - George Best wins Ballon d'Or as Europe's best player.
  7. 2003 - David Beckham leaves Manchester United.
  8. 1974 - Brian Clough spent just forty-four days as manager of Leeds United.
  9. 2001 - Coventry City suffer relegation after 34 continuous seasons of top-flight football.
  10. 1930 - The first ever FIFA World Cup.
  11. 1995 - Paul Gascoigne joins Rangers.
  12. 1970 - Peter Shilton was given his debut for England against East Germany.
  13. 1950 - England's World Cup debut. They suffered an infamous 1–0 defeat by the United States.
  14. 2004 - Everton striker Wayne Rooney signs for Manchester United.
  15. 1956 - Bobby Charlton made his Manchester United first-team debut.
  16. 1986 - "The hand of God" goal scored by Argentine footballer Diego Maradona.
  17. 1995 - Eric Cantona's infamous kung-fu kick.
  18. 1987 - The last time Everton won the Football League.
  19. 1992 - Premier League formed.
  20. 1976 - Yellow and red cards were first introduced to the English league.
  21. 1979 - Trevor Francis becomes the first million pound player after signing for Nottingham Forest.
  22. 1997 - Sunderland end 99 years at Roker Park and move to the Stadium of Light.
  23. 2004 - Greece become surprise winners of the Euro football tournament.
  24. 1953 - England lose a home match for the first time, 6–3 to Hungary.
  25. 2013 - Wigan win the FA Cup.