Steve's Footy Trivia Quiz

Latest Questions 23 March 2008   Random Question   Mailing List

People are always trying to show how knowledgeable they are with questions such as "who are the only English team to play in the Scottish league?" and various other (harder!) similar questions. I've compiled a list of all the ones I can remember and I'll hopefully be adding to these. See how you get on and click on the links for the answers. I think I've got all the answers right, but if you know better - mail me! It makes it hard when they keep changing the names of the leagues! For anyone who still hasn't got the easy question above, you'd better bury your head in shame next time you go anywhere near Berwick Rangers' ground!

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Question 1

Name 4 teams out of the 92 in England (Premiership, Championship and Divisions 1-2), who start with the same letter that they end with.... Click for the answer

Question 2

There are 23 different last names for a team out of the 92 in England (e.g. City, United). Name them.... Click for the answer

Question 3

There is only one team out of the 4 divisions in England and the 4 divisions in Scotland that have a 'j' in their name. Name them.... Click for the answer

Question 4

Who was the last player to score a hat-trick at the old Wembley Stadium? Click for the answer

Question 5

Out of the 92 teams, whose ground is at the highest altitude? Click for the answer

Question 6

Name 2 teams in the leagues of England and Scotland who each have the letters A, B, C, D and E in them. Click for the answer

Question 7

Name the 5 Scottish teams who start with the same letter that they end with? Click for the answer

Question 8

Name the only team out of the 92 whose name starts with 5 consonants.... Click for the answer

Question 9

Name 3 players connected with barbecues.... Click for the answer

Question 10

Name 4 players you would find in a greenhouse... Click for the answer

Question 11

Name the 14 sides of the 92 that do not share their last name with any others... Click for the answer

Question 12

Which team in the British first class leagues has the longest name? Click for the answer

Question 13

Who is the only player to score in a Manchester, Merseyside and Glasgow derby? Click for the answer

Question 14

Name 7 players who have 4 FA Cup winner's medals each. Click for the answer

Question 15

Why is Hull City unique? Click for the answer

Question 16

Name the 4 teams out of the 92 in the English leagues that contain all 5 vowels. Click for the answer

Question 17

Fill in the missing gap:
    1979: Sunderland
    1980: ???
    1981: Villa
 
Click for the answer

Question 18

Which side at one time had six past, present and future England captains in the same team, and in which year? Click for the answer

Question 19

Which 8 English cities can have derby matches? Click for the answer

Question 20

Which league football team is closest to the River Mersey? Click for the answer

Question 21

Name the five teams beginning with C that have Won the FA Cup. Click for the answer

Question 22

Which team holds the record for the longest ever free kick? Click for the answer

Question 23

Name the only team out of the 92 that doesn't contain any of the letters in "mackerel"? Click for the answer

Question 24

Name 4 England captains whose surnames start with the same letter as their forenames? Click for the answer

Question 25

Which British team has won the European Cup more times than its own top league? Click for the answer

Question 26

Which player scored a hat-trick for his country, but never scored for his club? Click for the answer

Question 27

Name 3 England captains who have played for Scunthorpe United? Click for the answer

Question 28

Which team in the football league has the smallest ground in England? Click for the answer

Question 29

Which English teams are furthest north, south, east and west? Click for the answer

Question 30

Which is the only team to have played in the Premier League, the old old Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Divisions 3 South and 3 North? Click for the answer

Question 31

How many players can you name who have scored for 5 different Premiership teams. Own goals don't count? (I have 13). Click for the answer

Question 32

Name 8 England players with an "x" in their surname? Click for the answer

Question 33

Name the team with the shortest and the longest one word team name out of the 92? Click for the answer

Question 34

What was used in the 1973 FA Cup Final and never used again? Click for the answer

Question 35

Name a player whose surname is the same as part of the name of his team's home ground. Click for the answer

Question 36

Who is the only player to be substituted in an international match at Wembley to be replaced by his brother? Click for the answer

Question 37

13th September 2003 - York City v Yeovil Town. What was so special about this fixture? Click for the answer

Question 38

Name 4 players who have played for England who each have 3 O's in their surname. Click for the answer

Question 39

Name 3 teams with 3 O's in their title? Click for the answer

Question 40

Name 2 players who have played in 6 derbies. Click for the answer

Question 41

Name 9 players who have played for England since 1966 whose surname ends with the same letter it starts with. Click for the answer

Question 42

Name 3 players to score a hat-trick for three premiership teams? Click for the answer

Question 43

Who is the only scouser to win the FA Cup with Liverpool and Everton? Click for the answer

Question 44

Which is the only English league football ground to have a pub on every corner? Click for the answer

Question 45

Name 4 Premiership players whose names are connected with TV programmes? Click for the answer

Question 46

Name as many players as you can who have scored at least 100 goals in the Premiership. (I have 14). Click for the answer

Question 47

Name 4 player managers who have played in the FA Cup final? Click for the answer

Question 48

Name three players have been relegated with 4 different Premiership clubs? Click for the answer

Question 49

Who has played in The Premiership, Divisions 1, 2 & 3, The Conference, The Champions League and the UEFA cup? Click for the answer

Question 50

Who was the first substitute in an FA Cup Final? Click for the answer

Question 51

Name 3 club sides to win a foreign country's league? Click for the answer

Question 52

Who was the last England manager to lead a side out at the old Wembley Stadium? Click for the answer

Question 53

Who was the only player to captain the winning team in both the Scottish and English FA Cup Finals? Click for the answer

Question 54

What is the largest city never to have had a league team? Click for the answer

Question 55

Name the 2 teams out of the 92 with an 'x' in their name? Click for the answer

Question 56

Which team reached the FA Cup Final at Wembley even though they lost a game (that was not abandoned or replayed) in an earlier round in the same season? Click for the answer

Question 57

Name 2 players with a "z" in their surname who scored FA Cup Final goals in the 80's. Laurie Sanchez was one, who was the other? Click for the answer

Question 58

Who is the only player to score a hat-trick in the Premiership, Championship, League 1, League 2, (or the divisions under their previous names), the League Cup, the FA Cup and for his country? Click for the answer

Question 59

Name as many managers as you can who have played football on the same side as David Beckham? (I have 12). Click for the answer

Question 60

Name 7 teams that have a type of building in their name? Click for the answer

Question 61

Name the seven clubs in the English leagues that have the same amount of letters in their first name and last name? Click for the answer

Question 62

What player has played in the North London, Merseyside, Manchester derbies, has won the Premiership, FA Cup, Champions League and European Championship? Click for the answer

Question 63

Name two players to have won the European Championship, Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League with their respective teams? Click for the answer

Question 64

Who is the ex Aberdeen star who appeared on Top of the Pops twice on the same night? Click for the answer

Question 65

When did Bobby Moore score his last goal? Click for the answer

Question 66

Name 4 players to score in 2 World Cup Finals? Click for the answer

Question 67

Who is the only person to captain England and manage a team in a European Cup Final? Click for the answer

Question 68

Only 1 team in the English & Scottish leagues does not contain any of the letters from the word FOOTBALL. Which one? Click for the answer

Question 69

Only 2 English League teams do not contain any of the letters from the word GOAL. Name them? Click for the answer

Question 70

Only 4 English League teams contain ALL the letters of the word GOAL. Name them? Click for the answer

Question 71

Can you name the 5 England Internationals (since 1960) who's surnames only contain 3 letters? There are 2 from the 60's & 3 more recent. Click for the answer

Question 72

Which is the only one of the English 92 football leagues clubs whose name is made up of 11 different letters of the alphabet with no repeats? Click for the answer

Question 73

Name 4 players who have played for 4 different teams that have won the European Cup though they have never won it themselves? Click for the answer

Question 74

Who was Britain's first 2M player? Click for the answer

Question 75

Which player has played in the, Merseyside derby, North London derby, Milan derby, Munich derby and the North East derby? Click for the answer

Question 76

Which player scored in the last minute against Leicester City in two consecutive Boxing Day fixtures? Click for the answer

Question 77

Name 5 English players who have been transferred for over 7m but have never played for England? Click for the answer

Question 78

Who is the only English player to win two European Cup Winner's medals with different English clubs? Click for the answer

Question 79

Which three Liverpool players (not necessarily current) have won the premiership? Click for the answer

Question 80

Which footballer was once brought on in an international match as a replacement for his Dad. Click for the answer

Question 81

Who is the only team to win the FA cup in Yorkshire? Click for the answer

Question 82

Who has held the FA cup for the longest period? Click for the answer

Question 83

Name three players to have won the Champions League, UEFA Cup, Premiership and FA Cup? Click for the answer

Question 84

Which 2 players played in the last FA Cup final and the last England international at the old Wembley? Click for the answer

Question 85

Name the five teams from the Premier league, Championship, League One and League Two whose names end with the letter E? Click for the answer

Question 86

Only five teams from their nation's capital city have won the European Cup/ Champions' League.  Name them? Click for the answer

Question 87

Which team has a football ground in 2 countries? Click for the answer

Question 88

Which player won league championship winners medals in consecutive seasons with three different clubs? Click for the answer

Question 89

Name a player that have had their name on the front and back of their shirts, i.e. the sponsor is the same as their name. Click for the answer

Question 90

Can you name 4 towns/ cities in Scotland that have more than one league team? Click for the answer

Question 91

Excluding Uniteds, name the 3 teams in England and Scotland that have 2 U's in their name. Click for the answer

Question 92

Which British footballer scored a goal at his home ground for the away team and it wasn't an own goal? Click for the answer

Question 93

Who are the only international football team to record an identical scoreline in every match they played in the World Cup? Click for the answer

Question 94

Which British footballer scored in 3 consecutive World Cups against teams from 3 different continents? Click for the answer

Question 95

Italy were the first country to have 2 different teams reach the semi-final of the European Cup, Spain were the first country to have 3 different representatives; Who were the first country to have 4 different representatives? Click for the answer

Question 96

Four teams have won the European Cup and their own domestic league and cup double in the same season.  Can you name them? Click for the answer

Question 97

Which World Cup never had a cup final? Click for the answer

Question 98

In the 1974 World Cup, which team were knocked out of the first round, but were also the only team never to lose a match in the tournament? Click for the answer

 


HELP!!!!

This has got to be the most ridiculous football trivia question of all time. I first heard it several years ago and didn't know the answer. I saw someone phone up 'Soccer AM' claiming that he had made the question up and it was a hoax, yet still it runs and runs... So do you know the answer???

"What enters the field of play in a football match at half-time, but doesn't leave until the match is over? If it's a Saturday match it leaves after the game, but if it's a mid-week game it remains until the next day... and it only happens in the English Premiership, not in Scotland or the lower divisions..."

The best answers I have heard are,

  • The floodlights - as they don't get turned off until after midnight for midweek games.
  • The undersoil heating.
  • The ball - as no-one bothers to retrieve it at big grounds after the game in the week.
  • The ref, as he doesn't leave the town and stays in a local hotel
  • The English Premiership substitutes that warm up on the pitch at half time. They stay with the team and so leave after the game on saturdays and stay with the team in midweek. There are no English Premiership substitutes warming up in Scotland or the lower leagues
  • Raffle tickets which haven't won are thrown onto the pitch at half time (as it is drawn at half time) and they are cleaned up after the match of a Saturday, but are left till the next morning to be cleaned midweek as it is too dark to see after the match
  • Premiership referee... because the field of play is not the field of play until the whistle goes, therefore he cannot enter it because he is already on it. He enters it at half time, goes home after etc, except midweek games when he stays in a local hotel.  The 'premiership' referee excludes Scotland and lower division sides!
  • The urine sample for drug test. It's taken after second half (enters field of play in player's ...)on saturday. It goes straight to the lab. Midweek games are at night, so it goes the next day. In Britain, drug testing is not carried out in any other division except premiership.
  • Something to do with the referee's 2nd half match report record. In the English Premiership he does a separate report for each half. He brings on his book at half time to record all incidents, bookings etc. After a Saturday game it goes straight to the 'powers' that deal with the match reports but on an evening game it doesn't go until the next day.

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A lot of these questions come from other people and whereas I try and check the answers are correct, the nature of the beast is that there will always be someone out there who knows better! Please feel free to email me at steve@tijou.co.uk.  Click to visit my homepage.