Test your knowledge on football trivia with these 35+ questions

Test out your knowledge with this trivia about soccer! From the history of football to the current day, these 100 football trivia questions covers it all.

Football is a global sport, with teams from all over the world competing for national and international honours. Across the world, there are thousands of leagues that have embraced the beautiful game. There is a multitude of players that have come together for this sport, but some have left an everlasting legacy.

There are some games that have made enough memories to last a lifetime but do you have what it takes to remember the facts behind the game? Test your trivia knowledge with this one hundred question quiz.

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List of football trivia questions to test out your love for the sport

1. When FIFA first introduced their world rankings in 1993, the national football team of which country was ranked at the top?

2. Which English football team has a name that starts with five consonants?

3. If the Queen supported the team who were based closest to Buckingham Palace, which team would this be?

4. In which city is the football team Galatasaray based?

5. "Revealingly" is an anagram of which former England footballer? 

6. At the end of the film Escape To Victory, what was the final score in the match between the Allied prisoners of war team and the German team?

7. Which footballer became the first to win back-to-back European trebles when he won the Spanish league, the Spanish cup and the Champions League in 2009 and the Italian league, the Italian cup and the Champions League in 2010?

8. In 1990, which country's football team became the first ever to fail to score in a World Cup final?

9. In 2006, which German became the first footballer to be sent off in a Champions League final?

10. In 2009, who became the first Asian footballer to play in a Champions League Final?

11. In 1998, which German became the first outfield player to play in five World Cups, after playing in every tournament since 1982?

12. Which two French teams take part in the football match known as the Côte d'Azur derby? 

13. In Italian football, which two teams take part in the "Derby della Capitale"? 

14. Which two countries jointly hosted the 2002 World Cup? 

15. The Monty Python sketch called the Philosophers' Football Match featured a football match between philosophers from which two countries?

16. Manchester United were the first English football team to reach a European Cup Final, but who was the second English team to do this?

17. Maritimo, Boavista and Braga are football clubs based in which country?

18. In the UK, what was originally given to every player taking part in an international football match, leading to the name of this item being commonly used to refer to an international appearance?

19. Which famous actress played Jules Paxton in the film Bend It Like Beckham?

20. What connects the number 10 shirts of Brescia, Napoli and New York Cosmos?

21. In which district of Milan would you find the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza?

22. In April 2011, Mohamed Al Fayed told Fulham fans that they could "go to hell" if they did not appreciate a statue of which famous person that had recently been unveiled at Craven Cottage?

23. What was groundbreaking about the 1994 World Cup matches that were held in the Pontiac Silverdome?

24. The Bill Shankly Kop is the full name of a stand at which football team's stadium?

25. In 2007, what became the first stadium to have hosted a FIFA World Cup final and a Rugby World Cup final?

26. The national football team of Azerbaijan play their home matches at a stadium called the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium. For what particular role is Tofiq Bahramov best remembered in England?

27. In a 1994 match against Russia, which 42-year-old Cameroon player became the oldest ever footballer to score in a World Cup match?

28. What are the plastic horns called that produce loud monotone notes and that first came to worldwide attention when they were played by spectators at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?

29. Which Englishman was the first footballer to score in an F.A. Cup final, a League Cup final, a UEFA Cup final and a Champions League final?

30. Which former footballer played Big Chris in the film Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels?

31. Which footballer was FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003?

32. In 2006, Mars Bars were sold with special packaging to support the England football team in the World Cup. Which one word appeared in place of the usual "Mars" as the main word on this packaging?

33. Which famous European football club was founded in 1900 and were named after a hero in Greek mythology who fought in the Trojan War?

34. Which football manager once said, "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that"?

35. Who worked as Bobby Robson's interpreter at both Sporting Lisbon and Porto before going on to become one of the most successful managers in the world?

Answers

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1. Germany

2. Crystal Palace

3. Chelsea

4. Istanbul

5. Gary Neville

6. 4-4

7. Samuel Eto'o 

8. Argentina

9. Jens Lehman

10. Park Ji Sung
11. Lothar Matthäus 

12. Monaco and Nice

13. Roma and Lazio
14. South Korea and Japan

15. Greece and Germany

16. Leeds Utd

17. Portugal

18. A Cap

19. Keira Knightley 

20. They have retired their no 10 shirts. Pele, Maradona and Baggio

21. San Siro

22. Michael Jackson

23. They were the first World Cup matches to be held indoors

24. Preston North End's

25. The Stade de France 

26. He was the linesman who helped award England a controversial goal in the 1966 World Cup final 

27. Roger Milla

28. Vuvuzelas

29. Steven Gerrard  

30. Vinnie Jones

31. Zidane

32. Believe

33. Ajax

34. Bill Shankly

35. Jose Mourinho

Did you get it all right? If yes, then you are a proper football fan! This is the perfect way to get ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup!

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