Question of the Day August 2017

    

  • 31st August 2017:
    Q: Which six AC Milan players won the European Ballon d’Or?

    A:Gianni Rivera (1969), Ruud Gullit (1987), Marco van Basten (1988, 1989 & 1992), George Weah (1995), Andriy Shevchenko (2004) and Kaka (2007).

    Footballer of the Year Awards 1947-48 to 2016-17.
  • 30th August 2017:
    Q: Who were the last four English Manchester City Players of the Year?

    A:Shaun Wright-Phillips (2004), Michael Brown (1998), Tony Coton (1994) and Garry Flitcroft (1993).

    Manchester City FC Player of the Year 1967-2017.
  • 29th August 2017:
    Q: Who is the only England player to score more than one goal against Malta?

    A:Martin Chivers scored two goals in England’s 5-0 win against Malta in May 1971.

    England v Malta Full International Record & Statistics 1971-2017.
  • 28th August 2017:
    Q: Which three Russians won European Cup / Champions League Medals?

    A:Igor Dobrovolski (Marseille 1993), Vladimir But (Borussia Dortmund 1997) and Dmitri Alenichev (FC Porto 2004).

    UEFA European Cup & UEFA Champions League Medal Winners 1956 to 2017.
  • 27th August 2017:
    Q: Who were the last four Burnley FC players to win England Caps?

    A:Michael Keane (2017), Tom Heaton (2017), Martin Dobson (1974) and Ralph Coates (1971).

    England Players by Club Affiliation 1872-2017.
  • 26th August 2017:
    Q: Which five sponsors have appeared on Manchester United’s Premier League shirts?

    A:Sharp (1992-2000), Vodafone (2000-2006), AIG (2006-2010), Aon (2010-2014) and Chevrolet (2014-2018).

    Premier League Shirt Sponsors 1992-93 to 2017-18.
  • 25th August 2017:
    Q: Which five managers were in charge of England for the most matches?

    A:Walter Winterbottom (139), Alf Ramsey (113), Bobby Robson (95), Sven-Goran Eriksson (67) and Roy Hodgson (56).

    England Manager’s Records & Statistics 1872-2017.
  • 24th August 2017:
    Q: Which three clubs made European Cup / Champions League Finals more than once but failed to win?

    A:Atlético Madrid (1974, 2014 & 2016), Reims (1956 & 1959) and Valencia (2000 & 2001).

    UEFA European Cup & UEFA Champions League Finals 1955-56 to 2016-17.
  • 23rd August 2017:
    Q: Which club has lost the most Football League Cup Finals?

    A:Arsenal FC have lost five Football League Cup Finals. Liverpool FC, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have lost four each.

    Football League Cup Final Statistics 1960-61 to 2016-17.
  • 22nd August 2017:
    Q: Which three Paris Saint-Germain players were selected for FIFPro World XIs?

    A:Thiago Silva (2013, 2014 & 2015), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2013) and David Luiz (2014).

    FIFA FIFPro World XI 2005-2016.
  • 21st August 2017:
    Q: Which four Manchester City players were Top Flight Highest Goalscorers?

    A:Frank Roberts (1924-25, 31 goals), Francis Lee (1971-72, 33 goals), Carlos Tevez (2010-11, 20 goals) and Sergio Agüero (2014-15, 26 goals).

    Top Flight Highest Goalscorers Season by Season 1888-89 to 2016-17.
  • 20th August 2017:
    Q: Which seven managers won the FA Cup with Chelsea FC?

    A: Dave Sexton (1970), Ruud Gullit (1997), Gianluca Vialli (2000), José Mourinho (2007), Guus Hiddink (2009), Carlo Ancelotti (2010) and Roberto di Matteo (2012).

    FA Cup Winning Managers 1871-72 to 2016-17.
  • 19th August 2017:
    Q: How many players have been transferred between Ajax & Tottenham Hotspur?

    A:Five: Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez, Edgar Davids and Ally Dick.

    Tottenham Hotspur Player Transfer History & Statistics 1908-09 to 2017-18.
  • 18th August 2017:
    Q: Which four players won full international caps for England while under contract with French clubs?

    A:Chris Waddle & Trevor Steven (with Marseilles) and Glenn Hoddle & Mark Hateley (with AS Monaco).

    England Players Affiliated with Foreign Clubs 1959 to 2017.
  • 17th August 2017:
    Q: Which three players scored Premier League hat-tricks with Fulham FC?

    A:Andrew Johnson (6-0 v Queens Park Rangers, 2nd October 2011), Clint Dempsey (5-2 v Newcastle United, 20th January 2012) & Pavel Pogrebnyak (5-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 4th March 2012).

    Premier League Hat-Tricks 1992-93 to 2016-17.
  • 16th August 2017:
    Q: How many times have West Ham United finished as the highest London club in the Top Flight?

  • 15th August 2017:
    Q: Which eight players affiliated with Norwich City at the time participated in FIFA World Cup Finals?

    A:Martin O’Neill (Northern Ireland 1982), Chris Woods (England 1986), Robert Fleck & Bryan Gunn (both Scotland 1990), Andy Townsend (Ireland 1990), Efan Ekoku (Nigeria 1994), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria 2014) and Leroy Fer (Netherlands 2014).

    Players from English Clubs who have Participated in FIFA World Cup Finals.
  • 14th August 2017:
    Q: Which three Premier League players have represented Albania, Angola and Armenia in internationals?

    A:Lorik Cana (Albania), Manucho (Angola) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia).

    Premier League Foreign Players 1992-93 to 2016-17.
  • 13th August 2017:
    Q: England’s first opponents at Wembley were Scotland in 1924 but who were their second opponents at Wembley?

    A:Argentina in May 1951. Wales first played at Wembley in 1952 and Northern Ireland in 1955.

    England v Argentina Full International Record & Statistics 1951-2005.
  • 12th August 2017:
    Q: Which was the last club to win the FA Cup featuring 11 English players in their starting line-up?

    A:West Ham United in the 1975 Final against Fulham. The Hammer’s substitute and manager were also English.
    FA cup
    FA Cup Winners 1871-72 to 2016-17.
  • 11th August 2017:
    Q: Which four Scottish players have won English Premier League medals?

    A:Brian McClair and Darren Fletcher (both 4 with Man United), Darren Ferguson (1 with Man United) and Colin Hendry (1 with Blackburn Rovers).
    Premier League Medal Winners 1992-93 to 2016-17.
    Premier League Medal Winners 1992-93 to 2016-17.
  • 10th August 2017:
    Q: Which three clubs were Champions of the Football Alliance from season 1889-90 to 1891-92?

    A:Premier League Medal Winners 1992-93 to 2016-17.
    Football Alliance Champions
    Football Alliance 1889-90 to 1891-92.
  • 9th August 2017:
    Q: Which two Leeds United players were Top Flight highest goalscorers?

    A:John Charles (38 goals, 1956-57) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (18 goals, 1998-99).
    Leeds United Highest Goalscorers
    Top Flight Highest Goalscorers Season by Season 1888-89 to 2016-17.
  • 8th August 2017:
    Q: In which year did Brazil start wearing their iconic yellow shirts?

    A:Brazil’s first game with their yellow shirts with green trim was in March 1954. Prior to this, Brazil wore white shirts with blue trim.
    Brazil Kits
    World Football Leagues: Brazil.
  • 7th August 2017:
    Q: Which five Welshmen have scored Premier League Hat-Tricks?

    A:Dean Saunders (Aston Villa 5-0 Swindon Town,12-Feb-94), Mark Hughes (Chelsea 4-1 Leeds United,13-Apr-96), Gary Speed (Everton 7-1 Southampton 16-Nov-96), Robert Earnshaw (Charlton Athletic 1-4 West Bromwich Albion, 19-Mar-05) & Gareth Bale (Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur, 26-Dec-12).
    Premier League Hat-Tricks 1992-93 to 2016-17.
  • 6th August 2017:
    Q: Which seven of the current 47 Asian AFC countries have England played at full international level?

    A:Australia (played 6 times), Japan (played 3 times), Saudi Arabia (played twice), China, Kuwait, Malaysia & South Korea (played once each). England have won 8, drawn 6 and lost 1 of those 15 matches played.
    England Opponents A-Z Statistics and Chronological Order 1872-2017.
  • 5th August 2017:
    Q: Which clubs did Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst & Martin Peters join immediately after leaving West Ham United?

    A:Bobby Moore joined Fulham in March 1974 for £25,000, Geoff Hurst joined Stoke City in August 1972 for £80,000 and Martin Peters joined Tottenham Hotspur in March 1970 for a then British record transfer fee of £200,000 in a deal which also saw Jimmy Greaves move in the opposite direction.

    West Ham United FC Player of the Year 1958-2017.
  • 4th August 2017:
    Q: Which six Football League Clubs have only ever played in the Fourth Flight?

    A: Scarborough, Morecambe, Boston United, Kidderminster Harriers, Maidstone United and Forest Green Rovers.

    Club League History Summary 1888-89 to 2017-18.
  • 3rd August 2017:
    Q: Which four players won full England caps while playing for German clubs?

    A: Owen Hargreaves (Bayern München), Kevin Keegan (SV Hamburg), Tony Woodcock (1.FC Koln) & Dave Watson (Werder Bremen).

    England Players Affiliated with Foreign Clubs 1959 to 2017.
  • 2nd August 2017:
    Q: Which five English clubs became Top Flight League Champions immediately after being promoted?

    A: Liverpool (1905-06), Everton (1931-32), Tottenham Hotspur (1950-51), Ipswich Town (1961-62) and Nottingham Forest (1977-78).

    Football League End of Season Positions from 1888-89 to 2017-18.
  • 1st August 2017:
    Q: Which current football clubs were once called Dial Square, Ardwick and Newton Heath?

    A: Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.
    Football League End of Season Positions from 1888-89 to 2017-18.
  • 31st July 2017:
    Q: Which four original members of the Football League have yet to win a Top Flight Championship?

    A: Accrington (folded in 1893), Bolton Wanderers, Notts County & Stoke (City).
    Football League End of Season Positions from 1888-89 to 2017-18.
  • 30th July 2017:
    Q: Which was the first UEFA Super Cup to be played as a single match?

    A: Juventus 2-0 Liverpool in 1984 at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino.
    UEFA Super Cup;
    UEFA Super Cup Finals 1972 to 2017.
  • 29th July 2017:
    Q: Which eight Brazilians had Premier League Goals or Assists in 2016-17?

    A: Philippe Coutinho (20), Roberto Firmino (18), Gabriel Jesus (11), Willian (10), Fernandinho (3), Lucas Leiva (3), Oscar (1) and David Luiz (1).

    Premier League Player’s Combined Goals & Assists Table Season 2016-17.

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