Got your quizzing dream team assembled, but don’t have all the sporting trivia to match? Want to challenge your squad of family, friends or colleagues to an epic English football quiz? As avid footie supporters ourselves, we just had to take aim and help you score the ultimate list of English football quiz questions and answers.
Perfectly prepared for a virtual (or real) pub quiz on Zoom, Skype or House Party, just challenge your contestants with these 100 questions on the Premier League, old First Division, and other English leagues, neatly organised into ten cracking rounds of ten questions. And, if it’s all a bit difficult for them, consider running one of the rounds as a Picture Round, downloading a few free images to accompany your ultimate quiz.
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General Knowledge English Football Quiz Questions and Answers
You have to start it with an easy opening round, and we hope we’ve delivered! From Team England to Premier League clubs and FA Cup Finals, let’s see how your participants fare!
1. Who set a since broken record of 48 goals for England (a rather crisp tally if you ask us)?
2. In 1979 who became the first British footballer to command a £1 million transfer fee, when he moved from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest?
3. Making his England debut in 2001, who received 107 caps for England but never scored?
4. In what year did Brian Moore say ‘It’s up for grabs now’?
5. Who won the last ever FA Cup final replay?
6. Which team in 1980 became champions of Europe more times than they had been champions of England?
7. Which was the first club to win the Premier League not from a city?
8. In the summer of 1995, Liverpool signed which striker to set an English transfer fee record?
9. Which team won the first ever English Premier League trophy?
10. How did Billie the horse become famous in 1923?
General Knowledge English Football Quiz Answers
- Gary Lineker
- Trevor Francis
- Ashley Cole
- 1989, just before Michael Thomas scored in the final seconds of the final game of the season for Arsenal against Liverpool at Anfield, to take the title away from their hosts!
- Nottingham Forest
- Blackburn Rovers
- Stan Collymore, for £8.5 million
- Man United
- Because the ‘White Horse Final’ was named after him.
Interesting fact: The first FA Cup Final that was held at Wembley, in 1923, produced an iconic photograph of Billie, a police horse, on the pitch amongst an estimated 300,000 spectators who piled into the ground which was meant to have a capacity of just 125,000. Billie’s rider, George Scorey, was rewarded by the FA with free tickets to subsequent finals, but he had no interest in football and did not attend.
‘What happened’ English Football Quiz Questions and Answers
Whether it’s a few unfortunate happenings or iconic moments in English football, mix up your English Football and Premier League quiz with these wonderful ‘what happened’ questions, sure to have ‘em scratching their heads!
1. What happened to Arsenal’s winning goal scorer, Steve Morrow, at the full-time celebrations of the 1993 League Cup final?
2. In 2003, what happened to Kevin Pressman after 13 seconds?
3. What was the name given to the original World Cup trophy?
4. What did Portsmouth Sunday League footballer Levi Foster do to receive a yellow card when the referee was checking the player’s studs before the game?
5. What was first assembled in January 1963 during one of the worst winters Britain has seen, after five weekends of coupons had been declared void?
6. After scoring for Manchester City against Manchester United, who revealed that his t-shirt had the words “Why always me?”
7. The original World Cup trophy was once stolen, who found it?
8. In 1998, an English one cap wonder transferred from West Ham to Villa, as he and his wife wanted to be closer to where they grew up in Liverpool. They soon realised that Birmingham is still really quite far from Merseyside, so he transferred back to his first club, Everton, without even having kicked a ball. Who is he?
9. Which club, which had the shortest name in the Football League, was expelled from the league due to long standing financial difficulties?
10. Which Englishman scored an own goal and then was sent off for two bookable offences on his debut for Real Madrid?
‘What happened’ English Football Quiz Answers
- Captain Tony Adams picked him up and dropped him, resulting in a dislocated shoulder and hospitalisation.
Did you know? Another cup final celebration gone wrong occurred in the 1978 FA Cup Final when Ipswich’s Roger Osborne, overcome with emotion while celebrating his 77th minute goal against Arsenal, fainted and had to be substituted.
- The Sheffield Wednesday player was sent off, for handling the ball outside of the area against Wolverhampton Wanderers, 13 seconds after the match started.
Bad boys… In 1992 Vinnie Jones was booked after just three seconds, before the ball had even left the centre circle.
- The Jules Rimet Cup. During the second world war, it was hidden in a shoebox under the bed of the Italian FIFA Vice President for fear of it falling into the hands of the Nazis. In 1983 it was stolen from the Brazilian FA and is likely to have been melted down for its 1.8kg of pure gold.
- He accidentally farted in his face. He later admitted to having a curry the night before.
- The Pools Panel, to decide the outcome of postponed fixtures. On one occasion a player asked his manager for a win bonus after his team had been declared winners; the manager answered that the player had been dropped for the match.
- Mario Balotelli. He says it was a plea to the press to leave him alone
- A dog named Pickles found the Jules Rimet Trophy. It was found wrapped in newspaper by a car wheel in Upper Norwood, South London
- David Unsworth
- Jonathan Woodgate
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Famous English Football Quotes Quiz Questions and Answers
Celebrities say it best. Well, kinda. And, in the case of English footballers, some might have some quotable quotes while others might have more questionable sayings. Get your quizzers to delve into some of the most fun and famous football quotes uttered by Britain’s best.
1. Who said “Football. Bloody hell.”?
2. To the question ‘What would you be if you weren’t a footballer?’, who answered ‘A virgin’?
3. “Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Henry Cooper, Lady Diana, vi har slått dem alle sammen, vi har slått dem alle sammen! (we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!). Maggie Thatcher, can you hear me? Maggie Thatcher… your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!” This was commentary at the final whistle after which team beat England 2-1 in September 1981?
4. Who said “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.”?
5. “I don’t know if I was all that good. I never saw myself play, so how do I know?” was a quote by which Blackpool winger?
6. Which Premier League manager said ‘“Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home.”?
7. Which European Player of the Year, who never played in a World Cup, said “I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars – the rest I just squandered’
8. Who said “Some people are on the pitch!”?
9. Who in the boot room said this: “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.”?
10. Which Welsh striker said “I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country”?
Famous English Football Quotes Quiz Answers
- Sir Alex Ferguson, on Manchester United’s dramatic Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in 1999
- Peter Crouch
He was a funny man… He also said on Chelsea opting to sign Olivier Giroud instead of himself: “I’d go as far as to say they got themselves the division’s second best looking target man.” Very much tongue in cheek.
- Brian Clough
- Stanley Matthews
- Arsene Wenger, responding to Sir Alex Ferguson’s criticism over the manner in which Arsenal won the double in 2002
- George Best
- Kenneth Wolstenholme, in the last minute of extra time of the 1966 World Cup Final just as Geoff Hurst is about to complete his hat-trick
- Bill Shankly
- Ian Rush
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FA Cup Quiz Questions and Answers
The FA Cup (officially the Football Association Challenge Cup) is the globe’s oldest national football contest, first played way back in 1871/72! But, how much do your contestants know about this momentous competition? Let’s test their FA Cup quiz knowledge in this round of ten questions:
1. Which club was the first to win the FA Cup at the Millennium Stadium?
2. When Newcastle lost to Arsenal in 1998, they fielded a player who had also appeared in the cup final 14 years previously. Who was he?
3. In 1991 final between Spurs and Forest, Paul Gascoigne severely broke his leg in a late challenge on which player?
4. True or false: the first FA Cup final was played at Wembley?
5. Which Wimbledon player scored the only goal as they remarkably beat Liverpool in the 1988 final?
6. For the 1990 final replay with Crystal Palace, Manchester United changed their goalkeeper (after the first game ended 3-3). Name either starting Manchester United keepers.
7. Which team lost two finals in a row in the 90’s?
8. Which team wore white Armani suits to the final?
9. Which player became the first to score in four different finals?
10. Who was the first non-British manager to win the FA Cup?
FA Cup Quiz Answers
- Liverpool, with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in 2001
- John Barnes
- Gary Charles
- False. It was played at the Kennington Oval in 1872. Wembley held its first final in 1923
- Lawrie Sanchez
- Jim Leighton and Les Sealey
- Newcastle United, losing to Arsenal in 1998 then Manchester United in 1999
- Liverpool, in 1996, before losing to Manchester United through an Eric Cantona goal
- Didier Drogba
- Ruud Gullit, as Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in 1997, helped by Roberto Di Matteo’s goal after 42 seconds
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What’s in a Name Footballer Quiz Questions and Answers
We love a play on words, and what better sport to attempt a brainteaser than the beautiful game? Stump your contestants with these ten questions containing clues related to the surnames of the footballers featured.
1. Which robotic England player, who held the record for most headed Premier League goals, may need to stoop, bend or squat to greet you?
2. Nicknamed ‘Mr West Ham‘, which honourable player held a record for Premiership appearances for the club?
3. Which World Cup winning keeper would you most bank on?
4. Which Danny, an Australian who played for Swindon and Kilmarnock, really should have made each team unconquerable and indestructible?
5. Which mariner was famously lobbed from the halfway line in 1995?
6. What would the Leicester City Premiership winning midfielder do were he thirsty?
7. Who was the sage, astute central midfielder who captained Chelsea in the 90’s?
8. Which clever player formed an excellent partnership with Ian Wright at Crystal Palace which lit up their attack?
9. Which English defensive minded player, who started his career at Sporting Lisbon, is simply appalling?
10. Which Welsh great might be found standing on a bundle of hay?
What’s in a Name Footballer Quiz Round Answers
- Peter Crouch
- Mark Noble
- Gordon Banks
- Danny Invincible
- David Seaman
- Danny Drinkwater
- Dennis Wise
- Mark Bright
- Eric Dier
- Gareth Bale
Film and Football Quiz Questions and Answers
Want to play a few good football trivia questions related to the silver screen? Football has long been a starring feature in blockbuster films, and these ten questions are sure to deliver joy to any footballing and movie buff:
1. Which hard man archetype ball cruncher would less try to Snatch the ball from the opposition but rather try to leave his mark?
2. In which Ken Loach film does PE teacher Mr Sugden take tremendous glee in scoring a retaken penalty against his pupils?
3. In The Damned United, which green-jumpered manager did Michael Sheen play?
4. Which bald Chelsea 90s ball playing centre back plays a Swiss doctor who tells the Stephen Hawking character he will not be able to speak again in the Oscar nominated The Theory of Everything?
5. Kiera Knightley made her breakthrough in which 2002 film?
6. The brilliantly handled 2019 documentary about which player had the tagline ‘Glory has a price’?
7. Which American actor was rather rocky in goal in Escape to Victory?
8. What 1939 murder is set at Highbury?
9. Which Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings actor said, who said that dying in films will “probably be my unintended legacy”, is the centre of the Sheffield based film When Saturday Comes?
10. A 2007 Ken Loach film involved which French footballer/actor playing a skewed version of himself?
Film and Football Quiz Answers
- Vinnie Jones
- Brian Clough
- Frank Leboeuf
- Bend It Like Beckham
- Diego Maradona, who handled the ball past Peter Shilton in the 1986 World Cup
- Sylvester Stallone
- The Arsenal Stadium Mystery
- Sean Bean
- Eric Cantona
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Guess the footballer Quiz Questions and Answers
Whether it’s weird or wonderful hairstyles, or obscure trivia about the sport’s tallest players, here’s an awesome quiz round full of clues to help them match the question to the famous footballer; a brilliant English football players quiz round:
1. Who played for Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and then Leeds United again, but never had any interest in football?
2. Who played 400 times in the Premiership, all for Manchester United, and got 85 caps for England?
3. Who scored direct from a corner kick for Preston in 1994/5 and ended his career at PSG in 2013?
4. Which Northern Irish player had 205 appearances for Newcastle, 54 for Villa and 196 for Fulham?
5. Who played for: Wolves, Coventry, Inter Milan, Leeds United, Spurs, Liverpool, Celtic, West Ham, LA Galaxy, Aston Villa and ATK, and no doubt had shirts of all as a child?
6. Who played for Norwich City, Blackburn, Chelsea, and Celtic (amongst others)?
7. Who made his first league appearance at Cambridge, was sold to Manchester United and also played for Coventry (amongst others)?
8. Who played for Manchester United until 2015, West Brom until 2017 and then retired at Stoke in 2019?
9. With over five hundred Premiership appearances, who made his debut at Leicester, and played for Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan, and Aston Villa?
10. Which defender played for, among others, PSG, Newcastle, Manchester City, and Everton?
Guess the footballer Quiz Answers
- David Batty, given his lack of interest in the game, it was probably best that he was one of the two players to miss a penalty, resulting in England being knocked out of the 1998 World Cup
- Gary Neville
- David Beckham
- Aaron Hughes
- Robbie Keane, scoring 251 goals in 278 games as he went along
- Chris Sutton
- Dion Dublin, who invented a musical instrument called the dube
- Darren Fletcher
- Emile Heskey
- Sylvian Distin
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British Footballers who’ve played Abroad Quiz Questions and Answers
While the English Premier League is well known for importing global superstars, sometimes – just sometimes – Britain’s best will move abroad for foreign pastures. But, how much do your contestants know about the players who made it big outside the UK’s borders? Test them with these ten trivia football questions:
1. Which English goalkeeper won NASL (North American Soccer League) goalkeeper of the year after posting the best defensive record in the league, despite being blind in one eye?
2. When Mark Hateley signed for Monaco, his manager Arsène Wenger asked him for suggestions of forwards to sign. Who did Hateley suggest?
3. Which 20-year-old played in the 2001 Champions League final?
4. Who was the first Scot to win the Champions League?
5. At which club did Roy Hodgson win his first league title?
6. In 1992 Tottenham rejected a £2m bid for their former Barcelona striker, Gary Lineker, shortly before accepting an offer from which Japanese club?
7. Which Welshman scored 93 goals in 155 games for Juventus and was voted, on the club’s centenary in 1997, their greatest ever foreign player?
8. During his time at Perugia, which English one cap wonder befriended then-Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s third son, Al-Saadi Gaddafi, who was also at the club?
9. Who played for three Serie A sides and later ‘managed’ Sampdoria but quit due to other teams’ protests of him lacking the appropriate coaching badges?
10. In 1989, which Englishman became the third most expensive player, at £4.5 million, but declined to take a penalty for that club in the 1991 European Cup Final shootout?
British Footballers who’ve played Abroad Quiz Round Answers
- Gordon Banks
- Glenn Hoddle, who had been on the verge of signing for Gerard Houllier at PSG.
- Owen Hargreaves. For Bayern Munich against Valencia. He was born in Canada to an English father and a Welsh mother. He was the only Englishman to score in the penalty shootout loss to Portugal in 2006.
- Paul Lambert, with Borussia Dortmund in 1997.
Who was next? The next Scottish player to win it was Darren Fletcher who was an unused sub for Manchester United in 2008. Celtic provided the first Scottish men to win the European Cup – all but one of their 15 man squad, known at the Lisbon Lions, were born within ten miles of the ground (with the other being born only 30 miles away).
- Halmstad in Sweden, in 1976
- Gary Lineker joined Grampus Eight. He scored nine goals in 23 games over two injury hit seasons.
- John Charles. His partnership with Omar Sovori and Giampiero Boniperti was called ‘The Holy Trident’
- Jay Bothroyd
- David Platt
- Chris Waddle. Signed for Marseille from Tottenham, he was adored in the south of France and it is said that the French police would allow him to park where he liked, instead keeping his parking tickets as souvenirs.
Football Nicknames Quiz Questions and Answers
From Baby Faces to Baggies, the Toffees to the Tigers, there are some terrific nicknames out there for English Premier League teams. Here are ten first class (or first division?!) quiz questions about football nicknames:
1. Who looked rather Psycho after scoring in the penalty shootout against Spain in Euro ’96?
2. Who was limited to thirty England appearances (and seven goals) because of his Sick Note?
3. Who is The Baby-Faced Assassin?
4. Which club are The Hatters?
5. One Size was remembered more for his nickname than his playing career at Crystal Palace, Wigan, QPR and Watford
6. Which club are called The Addicks?
7. Which festive Dutch Manchester City winger was known simply as Chris?
8. Which club are known as The Baggies?
9. Which Spanish Chelsea full back is called Dave?
10. Who was the Romford Pele?
Football Nicknames Quiz Answers
- Stuart Pearce
- Darren Anderton
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Luton Town
- Fitz Hall
- Charlton Atheltic
- Kiki Musampa
- West Bromwich Albion
- Cesar Azpilicueta
- Ray Parlour
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Testing English Football Quiz Questions and Answers
Last, but definitely not least, we thought we’d lob in a round of fiendish football questions. Here are ten more difficult English football quiz questions, to round off your monumental trivia quiz night!
1. While on the bench for Sutton United in a televised FA Cup game against Arsenal what did reserve keeper Wayne Shaw do which meant he later received a fine?
2. Which Norwich player scored a beautiful volley at Bayern Munich in 1993?
3. Which Dutch striker finished won the Premier League Golden Boot in both 1999 and 2001?
4. Who is the only footballer born before 1960 to score a Premier League hat-trick?
5. What links the following shirts: West Ham’s No. 6, Chelsea’s No. 25, and Man City’s No. 23?
6. Who was the first PFA Premier League Player of the Year?
7. Prior to Harry Kane in the 2020/21 season, who was the first (and only) Premier League player to be top of both the top scorer and top assist charts in the same season?
8. Which Coventry City midfielder was the first Brazilian to get a Premier League goal?
9. Who was the PFA Premier League Player of the Year for the season Manchester United won the treble?
10. Who is the odd one out: Matt Holland, Alan Brazil, Stephen Ireland, Joe Jordan or Jason Scotland?
Testing English Football Quiz Answers
- He ate a pie. A booker maker had offered odds of 8-1 that this would happen and he was said to have intentionally influenced the betting market.
- Jeremy Goss
- Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
- Gordon Strachan
- They have all been retired, for Bobby Moore, Gianfranco Zola, and Marc-Vivien Foe
- Paul McGrath
- Andy Cole
- David Ginola
- Stephen Ireland is the only one to play for the ‘correct’ country
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