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Premier League Quiz I

  1. In which year did the Premier League's first season start? And how many clubs were in this first league?




  2. Name the player that scored the fastest goal in Premier League history in April 2019, netting after just 7.7 seconds for Southampton against Watford?
  3. In 2009, Liverpool were beaten by Sunderland after the decisive Darren Bent goal was incorrectly awarded after being deflected off what object?
  4. How many goals did Manchester United put past Ipswich Town in March 1995 to record the Premier League's biggest ever win? And which player scored five goals in this game?
  5. At the end of the 2018/19 season, which of all the former Premier League clubs was in the lowest position in the Football League?
  6. Who scored the first ever Premier League goal? (Hint: It was for Sheffield United in a 2–1 win against Manchester United)
  7. In 2010 Chelsea beat Wigan Athletic 6-0 away. What was odd about this game? (Hint: The last time it happened in the English top flight was in 1931!)
  8. Which player made 310 consecutive Premier League appearances from August 2004 to October 2012?
  9. As of July 2019, how many outfield players over the age of 40 have played in the Premier League? Can you name them?
  10. Which three teams were relegated from the Premiership at the end of the 2017/2018 season?
  11. During his 26 years with Manchester United how many Premier League titles did Sir Alex Ferguson win?
  12. Which player wore Liverpool's number 7 shirt from 1993 to 1995?
  13. Which manager has won the most amount of promotions to the Premier League?
  14. How many non-British players appeared on the opening day of the inaugural Premier League season in 1992/93: (a)13, (b)23, or (c)33?
  15. Name the only person born before 1960 to score a Premier League hat-trick?
  16. Which football ground is the longest continuously used ground of any of the 49 teams which have played in the Premiership?

Answers:

  1. 1992. 22 clubs.
  2. Shane Long
  3. A beach ball
  4. Nine (Man Utd 9 v 0 Ispwich Town). Andy Cole scored 5.
  5. Oldham Athletic - 14th in League Two





  6. Brian Deane
  7. There were no corners
  8. Brad Friedel (achieved during spells at Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur)
  9. Four. Teddy Sheringham (played at 40 years and 272 days), Ryan Giggs (played at 40 years and 158 days), Kevin Phillips (played at 40 years and 88 days) and Gordon Strachan (played at 40 years and 83 days).
  10. Swansea City, Stoke City, and West Bromwich Albion (bottom)
  11. 13
  12. Nigel Clough
  13. Steve Bruce (promoted on four occasions, two with Birmingham City, two with Hull)
  14. (a)13 non-British players
  15. Gordon Strachan
  16. Turf Moor (home of Burnley, who have played there since moving from their Calder Vale ground in 1883)



Premier League Quiz II

  1. Which team has had the longest unbeaten run at home in the Premier League?
  2. Who was Manchester City's first manager from outside of the UK?
  3. Following the 2003/04 season, Arsenal acquired what nickname as they became the first club to complete a Premier League campaign without losing a single game?
  4. Name the only two Premier League players to score a hat-trick entirely from set pieces?
  5. Where and in which year did Eric Cantona’s kung-fu style kick at the chest of a gobby fan make front page headlines and earn him a nine-month FA ban?




  6. Which club was formed in 1890 as Boscombe St. John's Institute F.C., before adopting their current name in 1972?
  7. When he netted against Cardiff City in October 2018, who became the first player born in or after the year 2000 to score in the Premier League?
  8. How many consecutive league matches did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer win when he first became Manchester United manager?
  9. Who was the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the Premier League?
  10. In October 2005, what did Jose Mourinho call Arsene Wenger in a stinging attack?
  11. As of 2019, six clubs have been promoted to Premier League four times, can you name them?
  12. Which manager has managed more Premier League games than any other manager? And which manager has managed the most teams in the Premier League?
  13. Who said in May 2019: "There's nothing about this United team I like at all. They're just awful."?
  14. Name the only player to score 100 goals for two separate clubs in the Premier League?
  15. Who is the only Englishman to manage the Premier League champions?
  16. In 2017, Huddersfield Town gained promotion to the Premier League with it, and in 1992 Norwich came third in the Premier League also with it; what is 'the it'?

Answers:

  1. Chelsea - 86 Games (March 2004-October 2008)
  2. Sven-Goran Eriksson
  3. The Invincibles
  4. Wayne Rooney and Matt Le Tissier
  5. Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace. The year was 1995.
  6. A.F.C. Bournemouth
  7. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
  8. 6 matches
  9. Matt Le Tissier
  10. Voyeur
  11. Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion, and Norwich City.
  12. Arsene Wenger. Sam Allardyce with 7 (correct as of July, 2019).
  13. Gary Neville (about Manchester United)
  14. Alan Shearer
  15. Ray Harford (manager of Blackburn the year they were the reigning champions after Kenny Dalglish stepped down)
  16. Negative goal difference



Premier League Trivia III

  1. Whose the oldest ever manager to take charge of a Premier League match?
  2. For the 2019/20 season, London has five clubs in the Premier League; name the only one that lies south of the river?
  3. As of the 2019/20 season, only six clubs have spent all 27 seasons in the Premier League, but which two clubs come next by spending 24 seasons out of 27 in the league?




  4. In 2016/17, which club became only the third team to be top of the Premier League and be relegated in the same season?
  5. In the first season of the Premier League, who was the only manager born outside of the United Kingdom?
  6. Which club has totalled the most ever losses in the Premier League?
  7. Name the only player to have scored a hat-trick for three different clubs in the Premier League?
  8. Which two team-mates infamously started fighting in Newcastle’s 3-0 home defeat by Aston Villa in 2005?
  9. Which team has gone the most consecutive league games without a loss at home?
  10. Which player has made the highest number of appearances in the Premier League?
  11. Who is Aston Villa's oldest goalscorer in the Premier League?
  12. When Wayne Rooney scored his first league goal for Everton (in October 2002) how old was he and which keeper did he score against?
  13. The lowest attendance for any Premier League match was just 3,039 in 1993, when Everton visited which club?
  14. In Premier League history, three teams have suffered 29 defeats in a season, can you name them?
  15. What's unique about the run of 32 PL games of Tottenham Hotspur from 9 May 2018 to 27 February 2019?
  16. Can you name the highest-scoring foreign player in Premier League history?
  17. Which club is "dreaming dreams, scheming schemes, and building castles high"?
  18. Which player scored his last Premier League goal for Stoke City, which gave him a final total of 150 Premier League goals?

Answers:

  1. Roy Hodgson (71 years and 276 days on the season's final day in 2019)
  2. Crystal Palace are south of the river
  3. Aston Villa and Newcastle United (next are West Ham(23) and Man City(22))
  4. Hull City
  5. Joe Kinear (born in Dublin)
  6. Everton
  7. Nicolas Anelka
  8. Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer





  9. Chelsea with 86 (Premier League, 20 March 2004 to 26 October 2008)
  10. Gareth Barry (has made 653 PL appearances for Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion. Note: Ryan Giggs – 632, Frank Lampard – 609, and David James - 572)
  11. Peter Schmeichel (when he became the first goalkeeper to score a goal in the PL in 2001)
  12. 16 years old. David Seaman (Arsenal)
  13. Wimbledon (Selhurst Park)
  14. Ipswich Town (1994–95), Sunderland (2005–06), and Derby County (2007–08)
  15. Most consecutive PL games without a draw (32 games)
  16. Thierry Henry (175 goals, all for Arsenal)
  17. West Ham United (first lines of "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles", the club anthem of West Ham United)
  18. Michael Owen



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