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  • 1. 

    Who is the youngest player to ever feature in a world cup winning side? 

    • A.

      Uli Hoeneß

    • B.

      Pelé

    • C.

      Simone Perrotta

    • D.

      Götze

    Correct Answer
    B. Pelé
    Explanation
    Pelé is the correct answer because he is the youngest player to ever feature in a World Cup winning side. Pelé made his World Cup debut at the age of 17 in 1958 and went on to help Brazil win the tournament. His young age at the time of the victory makes him the youngest player to achieve this feat.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these countries isn't undefeated against England. 

    • A.

      South Korea

    • B.

      Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Hungary

    • D.

      Ghana

    Correct Answer
    C. Hungary
    Explanation
    Hungary is the correct answer because historically, Hungary has never lost a match against England. This makes them the only country listed that is undefeated against England. South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Ghana have all suffered defeats against England in previous matches.

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  • 3. 

    Jari Litmanen holds an incredibly unique distinction, what is it?

    • A.

      He is the only player to achieve a podium position in a non-football related Olympic discipline whilst still playing professionally.

    • B.

      He is the only player to have played in every outfield position during his international career.

    • C.

      He is the only player/manager that substituted himself on during an international game and scored.

    • D.

      He is the only footballer to have played international football in four different decades

    Correct Answer
    D. He is the only footballer to have played international football in four different decades
    Explanation
    Jari Litmanen holds the unique distinction of being the only footballer to have played international football in four different decades. This means that he represented his national team in matches spanning over a period of 40 years. This is a remarkable achievement and showcases his longevity and skill in the sport. Litmanen's ability to maintain his level of play and contribute to his team's success for such a long period of time sets him apart from other footballers.

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  • 4. 

    Only two players have won the world cup whilst sporting a full beard, which two? 

    • A.

      Batista & Gattuso

    • B.

      Pirlo & Alonso

    • C.

      Pirlo & Gattuso

    • D.

      Pique & Pirlo

    Correct Answer
    A. Batista & Gattuso
    Explanation
    Batista and Gattuso are the only two players who have won the World Cup while sporting a full beard. This means that they were the only players in the given options who achieved this feat.

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  • 5. 

    In 1942, Stephan Stannis set the record for the maximum number of goals scored during a single football match whilst playing for Racing Club de Lens, how many did he net that day?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      26

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    Stephan Stannis set the record for the maximum number of goals scored during a single football match while playing for Racing Club de Lens. On that day, he netted a total of 16 goals.

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  • 6. 

    Stade Olympique de L’emyrne set the record for the heaviest loss of all time, scoring their own goals as a protest to a refereeing decision in their previous game. What was the final score? 

    • A.

      122-0

    • B.

      90-7

    • C.

      11-2

    • D.

      149-0

    Correct Answer
    D. 149-0
    Explanation
    In this scenario, Stade Olympique de L'emyrne intentionally scored own goals as a protest to a refereeing decision, resulting in a record-breaking loss. The final score was 149-0, indicating a complete domination by the opposing team.

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  • 7. 

    The first live coverage of a football match was shown on television in 1937. It was what?

    • A.

      England v Scotland (friendly)

    • B.

      Arsenal v Leeds

    • C.

      Leeds v Charlton

    • D.

      A practice match Arsenal played at Higbury

    Correct Answer
    D. A practice match Arsenal played at Higbury
    Explanation
    In 1937, the first live coverage of a football match was shown on television. This historic event featured a practice match that Arsenal played at Highbury. This match was chosen to be televised, marking the beginning of a new era in sports broadcasting. The significance of this event cannot be overstated, as it paved the way for the widespread coverage of football matches on television in the years to come.

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  • 8. 

    Paolo Maldini Sports what is probably the biggest collection of runners-up medals, but how many times has he finished as a runner-up in major competitions?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    A. 17
    Explanation
    Paolo Maldini has finished as a runner-up in major competitions 17 times. This suggests that he has been a consistently high-performing athlete who has reached the final stages of many tournaments but has narrowly missed out on winning the championship. His collection of runners-up medals is likely a testament to his skill and longevity in the sport.

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  • 9. 

    One of these players boasts the most appearances in English football with over 1000 caps, but which one? 

    • A.

      Peter Shilton

    • B.

      Tony Ford

    • C.

      Terry Paine

    • D.

      Alan Oakes

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter Shilton
    Explanation
    Peter Shilton is the correct answer because he holds the record for the most appearances in English football with over 1000 caps. This means that he has played in over 1000 matches for various teams throughout his career, making him the player with the highest number of appearances in English football.

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  • 10. 

    Only one of these players has won the champions league, which? 

    • A.

      Pirlo

    • B.

      Ronaldo (R9)

    • C.

      Buffon

    • D.

      Nedved

    Correct Answer
    A. Pirlo
    Explanation
    Pirlo is the correct answer because he is the only player in the given options who has won the Champions League. Ronaldo (R9), Buffon, and Nedved have had successful careers, but they have not won the prestigious Champions League title.

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