Sport Quiz: The Ballon D'or Trio

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This week Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta battled it out for the Ballon d'Or award for the best footballer in the world. Messi won, cementing his place perhaps as the greatest the world has ever seen, but how much do you know about the top three?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Iniesta was awarded how many man-of-match titles at the Euro 2012 tournament?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      None

  • 2. 
    In April 2012, Iniesta's record for the number of games played for Barcelona without defeat came to an end against Real Madrid. How many games was it?
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      55

    • D. 

      60

  • 3. 
    Iniesta scored his first goal for Spain in a 2007 friendly against which team?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Finland

  • 4. 
    Onto Messi now. The Argentine broke Gerd Muller's record of goals scored in a calendar year in 2012, but how many hatricks did he score last year?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

  • 5. 
    Messi also became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match in 2012, but who were Barcelona playing against?
    • A. 

      Basel

    • B. 

      Napoli

    • C. 

      Bayern Leverkusen

    • D. 

      Benfica

  • 6. 
    Messi got sent off on his debut for Argentina, but how long was he on the pitch for?
    • A. 

      2 minutes

    • B. 

      5 minutes

    • C. 

      10 minutes

    • D. 

      12 minutes

  • 7. 
    Despite a record breaking year, what was the only winner's title Messi added to his collection in 2012?
    • A. 

      Champions League

    • B. 

      Spanish Cup/Copa Del Rey

    • C. 

      La Liga

    • D. 

      FIFA Club World Cup

  • 8. 
    And finally, the Portugeezer one himself, it's Ronnie. What unprecedented feat did Ronaldo achieve in the 2011-12 Spanish league season?
    • A. 

      Scoring more than 40 goals in consecutive La Liga seasons

    • B. 

      Scoring at least once against every one of Real's domestic opponents

    • C. 

      Fastest player in La Liga history to score 100 league goals

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Ronaldo was one of the top scorers at Euro 2012, scoring three goals in the tournament, but who was awarded the golden boot?
    • A. 

      Mario Balotelli

    • B. 

      Fernando Torres

    • C. 

      Mario Gomez

    • D. 

      Mario Madzukic

  • 10. 
    Finally, Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid for a record £80million in 2008, but how much did Man United pay for him when they signed him from Sporting Lisbon in 2003?
    • A. 

      £12.2million

    • B. 

      £15million

    • C. 

      £2.4million

    • D. 

      £5million

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