Quiz 59 - General Football - Answers

Ten more general football questions. The first target is five to get to the pass mark and anything above five shows a very good
all-round knowledge of football...and a good memory!

Best of luck....


Assistant referee Ole Hermann Borgan was due to run the line at the Champions League final between Arsenal and Barcelona in May 2006 but the Norwegian was replaced shortly before the Paris match. Why?  
Because photogrphs of him wearing a Barcelona shirt appeared in newspapers.


The 2000 Euro Championship finals were the first to be hosted by two countries - which two countries?
Belgium and Holland


Back in 2006 when this photo was taken the players would emerge from the tunnel of which ground to this view?

The Memorial Ground, home of Bristol Rovers.




Who was England manager at the time of England's humiliating defeat to Iceland at the Euro 2016 finals?
Roy Hodgson - he resigned shortly after the match



In the 2011/12 season which country - Cyprus or Malta - for the first time had a club in the quarter-finals of the Champions League?
Cyprus (Apoel Nicosia)


Who was the first player to make 100 full international appearances for Northern Ireland?
Pat Jennings


Name the 'Preston Plumber' whose picture is printed alongside.

Tom Finney


Name the former World Cup winner (as a player and a coach) who was nicknamed 'The Kaiser'.
Franz Beckenbauer


Local fans of Arsenal and Chelsea usually only have short trips to make for Arsenal v Chelsea matches - but not when those clubs met in the 2019 Europa Cup Final. In which far-off country was that match played?



In May 1996 what brought together Dixie Dean, Bobby Moore, Duncan Edwards, Billy Wright and Danny Blanchflower?

A set of British postage stamps - each player was featured on a stamp in a set issued to mark the holding of Euro 96 in England


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Did You Know.....
In the first 80 or so years after the Football League was founded only two clubs suffered points deductions - now several clubs a season are usually punished this way. To check out all the points deductions - and the reasons for them - 
click on...

Points deductions, demotions and expulsions

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