Association Football Trivia Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Liquid, May 16, 2012.

  1. polysmut

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    I had intended to include them in my first answer but was mostly concentrating on work & quickly having a look at GTP on the sly. Otherwise Forest & Spurs would definitely have been in that first attempt too.
    Oh, & Man City.

    I did 3 successive edits straight after each other for the same reason as above - I was typing on the sly & trying to be quick but more teams kept coming to me.
    I hadn't seen your answer when I added Spurs but you must have got them first.

    Edit: I'll try to come up with a question today but if anyone else wants to pose one instead, that would be fine with me.
     
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    @S_Bridge Do you have a question for us?
     
  3. polysmut

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    I doubt I'll get chance to sort one out today. Go for it if you have one.
     
  4. Liquid

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    Let's see how far this type of question gets us.

    Teams Of The 1977/78 Football League First Division

    The year Clough and Forest won it.

    1st Nottingham Forest +45 64pts
    2nd ??? +31 57pts
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    3rd ??? +31 55pts
    4th ??? +23 52pts
    5th ??? +23 52pts
    6th ??? +9 50pts
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    7th ??? +13 48pts
    8th ??? +15 46pts
    9th ??? +10 46pts
    10th ??? +4 42pts
    11th ??? -5 41pts
    12th ??? -5 41pts
    13th ??? -14 40pts
    14th ??? -12 39pts
    15th ??? -13 36pts
    16th ??? -23 36pts
    17th ??? -4 35pts
    18th ??? -14 35pts
    19th ??? -17 33pts
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    20th ??? -17 32pts
    21st ??? -36 22pts
    22nd ??? -44 22pts
     
  5. polysmut

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    That one is before my time. Most of my football knowledge is from the 90's.

    Coventry, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton & Villa will be definites though.

    I'd think Leeds & Man U too.
     
  6. Liquid

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    All correct. I'll give you a hint by saying that only one of these teams has never been in the Premier League.


    1st Nottingham Forest +45 64pts
    2nd Liverpool +31 57pts
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    3rd Everton +31 55pts
    4th ??? +23 52pts
    5th Arsenal +23 52pts
    6th ??? +9 50pts
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    7th Coventry City +13 48pts
    8th Aston Villa +15 46pts
    9th Leeds United +10 46pts
    10th Manchester United +4 42pts
    11th ??? -5 41pts
    12th ??? -5 41pts
    13th ??? -14 40pts
    14th ??? -12 39pts
    15th ??? -13 36pts
    16th ??? -23 36pts
    17th ??? -4 35pts
    18th ??? -14 35pts
    19th ??? -17 33pts
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    20th ??? -17 32pts
    21st ??? -36 22pts
    22nd ??? -44 22pts
     
  7. polysmut

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    Let's try Chelsea, Tottenham, Fullham, Man City, Newcastle, West Ham & Bradford.
     
  8. polysmut

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    How were they as guesses, @Liquid?

    Incidentally, I've recently heard a decent question that I could pose in here at the next opportunity.
     
  9. Liquid

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    Sorry, I was leaving it for other people to make guesses but I forgot!

    Chelsea, Man City, Newcastle and West Ham were all there but amazingly, Tottenham were not; they did bounce straight back up but they were relegated the season before.

    1st Nottingham Forest +45 64pts
    2nd Liverpool +31 57pts
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    3rd Everton +31 55pts
    4th Manchester City +23 52pts
    5th Arsenal +23 52pts
    6th ??? +9 50pts
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    7th Coventry City +13 48pts
    8th Aston Villa +15 46pts
    9th Leeds United +10 46pts
    10th Manchester United +4 42pts
    11th ??? -5 41pts
    12th ??? -5 41pts
    13th ??? -14 40pts
    14th ??? -12 39pts
    15th ??? -13 36pts
    16th Chelsea -23 36pts
    17th ??? -4 35pts
    18th ??? -14 35pts
    19th ??? -17 33pts
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    20th West Ham United -17 32pts
    21st Newcastle United -36 22pts
    22nd ??? -44 22pts

    Take a few more guesses. All the remaining teams have been, or are in, in the Premier League except one, who are currently a Championship team.
     
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    Leicester, Ipswich?, Boro and West Brom. Those are 4 of my guesses.
     
  11. polysmut

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    Birmingham City & Sunderland.
     
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    Swansea or Cardiff??
     
  13. Liquid

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    All correct.

    Birmingham, yes.
    Sunderland, no.

    Neither, I'm afraid.

    1st Nottingham Forest +45 64pts
    2nd Liverpool +31 57pts
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    3rd Everton +31 55pts
    4th Manchester City +23 52pts
    5th Arsenal +23 52pts
    6th West Bromwich Albion +9 50pts
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    7th Coventry City +13 48pts
    8th Aston Villa +15 46pts
    9th Leeds United +10 46pts
    10th Manchester United +4 42pts
    11th Birmingham City -5 41pts
    12th ??? -5 41pts
    13th ??? -14 40pts
    14th Middlesbrough -12 39pts
    15th ??? -13 36pts
    16th Chelsea -23 36pts
    17th ??? -4 35pts
    18th Ipswich Town -14 35pts
    19th ??? -17 33pts
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    20th West Ham United -17 32pts
    21st Newcastle United -36 22pts
    22nd Leicester City -44 22pts

    Remember, of the remaining teams four have been in the Premier League. In fact, all five are currently in the Championship.
     
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    Norwich
    Wolves
    QPR

    Can't think of who the other would be.
     
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    That'll be Bristol City.
     
  16. Liquid

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    All correct leaving just one team left. Top 70s team, been around in the Premier League as well.

    1st Nottingham Forest +45 64pts
    2nd Liverpool +31 57pts
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    3rd Everton +31 55pts
    4th Manchester City +23 52pts
    5th Arsenal +23 52pts
    6th West Bromwich Albion +9 50pts
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    7th Coventry City +13 48pts
    8th Aston Villa +15 46pts
    9th Leeds United +10 46pts
    10th Manchester United +4 42pts
    11th Birmingham City -5 41pts
    12th ??? -5 41pts
    13th Norwich City -14 40pts
    14th Middlesbrough -12 39pts
    15th Wolverhampton Wanderers -13 36pts
    16th Chelsea -23 36pts
    17th Bristol City -4 35pts
    18th Ipswich Town -14 35pts
    19th Queen's Park Rangers -17 33pts
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    20th West Ham United -17 32pts
    21st Newcastle United -36 22pts
    22nd Leicester City -44 22pts
     
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    I'm changing the subject quickly, in relation to this question I asked last year.
    Kante will almost certainly be added to the list but also when I was reading back through I realised Famine said at the time.
    Which obviously didn't turn out to be true but one of Chelsea's other goalkeepers for 2014-15 was Mark Schwarzer who was at Leicester last season.
     
  18. Liquid

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    The highest attendance for a UEFA club competition game (i.e. European football) is 136,505.

    What was the game?
     
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    I know it's been a long while but nobody wanted to answer this?

    If not that, you may also try and tackle this one:

    Football in Germany has gone through many changes due to the country's tumultuous 20th century history.

    Using current borders, which non-German team has won the German football championship and which non-German teams have been runners-up in the German football championship?
     
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    Was it at Hampden Park?
     
  21. Liquid

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    It was.
     
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    There's something in the back of my mind about that. It'll be Celtic against some English club in the European cup back in the 60's.
     
  23. Liquid

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    You're so on the right track.
     
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    Salzburg?
     
  25. Liquid

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    Not Salzburg, no.
     
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    Legia Warsaw? Rapid Wein?

    I think they are the correct names for the teams I am thinking of...
     
  27. Liquid

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    Excellent abduction.

    Rapid Wien are indeed the only non-German team to win the German football championship. They did so as part of the Greater German Reich where annexed territories, such as Austria, meant that teams in those areas now played in/for Germany.

    They won the championship in 1941 when there was no national championship and the German championship was played under a system where the regional champions went through to a second-round group championship followed by semi-final knockouts. A true "Champions League", if you will. They defeated Schalke 4-3 in the final.

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    Three other non-German teams were runners-up if you have any idea. Legia Warszawa is not one of them.
     
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    I'm just throwing cities out there - Sparta (?) Praha, ___ Krakow?
     
  29. Liquid

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    Prag is the correct city and DFC Prag is the (defunct) team. In the first years of the German football championship way back in 1903 there was a team from neighbouring Czechia, which was Austrian and not German territory at the time, playing in the inaugral season.

    Founded in 1890, Deutscher Fußball Club Prag was a team made up of ethnic Germans in Prague who played with teams over the border in Germany rather than in their own locality against Czechs and Slovaks. They were runners-up of the inaugural German championship, losing out 2-7 to VfB Leipzig.

    The next year, 1904, FIFA was founded and thus prohibited DFC Prag from playing in the German league and they spent the next few decades playing Austria, Czech and Slovak teams as the borders dictated. They returned to the German championship under the Greater Reich after the German invasion of Czechia in the Gauliga Sudetenland but failed to reform after the war.

    Two other teams still to go. They're both Austrian.

    Winners
    Rapid Wien - 1940/1941

    Runners-Up
    DFC Prag - 1902/1903
    ??? - 1938/39
    ??? - 1941/1942
     
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    For what it's worth, the other two non-German runners up of the German football championship are FC Admira Wien 1938/39 and First Vienna FC in 1941/42.

    Rapid Wien remain the only non-German team to win the German football championship.

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    Many players have played full FIFA-credited internationals at senior level for more than one country;
    Thiago Motta (Brasil & Italy), Alfredo di Stefano (Argentina & Spain) and Ferenc Puskas (Hungary & Spain) being examples.

    As far as I am aware, only one player has played full FIFA-credited internationals at senior level with three countries.

    Who is he?


    This excludes players whose FIFA-nationalities changed due to their country becoming defunct such as Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko, who played for the USSR, the interim CIS team and then Ukraine.