Welcome everybody to this maiden edition of the football trivia. This is how the game works, I ask football questions and you give me the answers. The nos 1-5 questions are specifically tailored for Chelsea fans, nos 6-10 are for Arsenal fans, nos 11-15 are for Manchester United fans and nos 16-20 are for Liverpool fans.

If you answer all questions correctly, you are a football freak.
If you answer your club questions correctly, you are a true fan.
If you fail to answer any question correctly, then, you are one of those people who argue blindly about football in public.

I guess that’s pretty clear to everyone. Ok! Leggo!

Bonne Chance

1 Which of these players started his career at Chelsea FC? Gustavo Poyet, Jody Morris, Dan Petrescu, Mikael Forsell, Dennis Wise, Carlton Cole and Asier del Horno

2 What jersey number did Alexei Smertin wear during his time at the Chelsea?

3 In early 2000s, Tore Andre Flo formed a formidable strike force with Gianfranco Zola and who?

4 Who signed Eidur Gudjohnsen for Chelsea? And from which club?

5 Who wore the number 11 jersey for Chelsea prior to Damien Duff’s signing from Blackburn Rovers?

BONUS – Frank Lampard started his career at West Ham under his Uncle, Harry Redknapp. Name 6 current England stars Redknapp produced alongside Lampard at West Ham

6 What’s the name of Liberian International that lifted the EPL title with Arsenal in 1998?

7 Who wore the number 7 jersey for the club prior to Robert Pires’ signing from Olympique Marseille?

8 Giles Grimandi, who serves as a scout at the club, wore what jersey number during his time as a player?

9 What’s the name of Chelsea goal keeper Kanu scored that famous 15 minute hattrick against?

10 Which Arsenal player scored and missed a penalty in the famous FA Cup Semi Final Replay against Manchester United in 1999?

BONUS – Name 8 goal keepers who have kept the goal at least once for Arsenal FC between 2000 and 2012.

11 In 99/early 2000, two Norwegian defenders were on the books of Manchester United. Name them.

12 Which team did Cristiano Ronaldo debut against? And what was the score line that day?

13 Which of these players started their career at United? Roy Keane, Luke Chadwick, Andy Cole, Karel Poborsky, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Darren Fletcher, Jonathan Greening

14 Prior to his signing for United in January 2004, How many goals did Louis Saha score for Fulham in the first half of that season?

15 What’s the name of Johann Cruyff’s son that played for United?

BONUS – After the exit of Peter Schemiechel, SAF tried not less than six goalkeepers before settling for Edwin van der Sar. Name six of them

16 After Euro 96, two players from the great Czech team that lost in the final to Germany signed for Liverpool, who are they?

17 What jersey number did Titi Camara wear during his time at Anfield?

18 Did Alou Diarra and Bernard Diomede play for the club?

19 Mention the players who have moved from Liverpool to Real Madrid between (2000-2012)

20 Who did Steve Gerrard replace as the captain of the club?

BONUS – Gerrard Houllier signed a lot of players during his stint at the club. Mention 7 spanish players he signed for the club

The result will be published same time tomorrow

9 Replies to “FOOTBALL TRIVIA”

  1. The trivia hard o. Esp this arsenal own……….6. Christopher Wreh
    7. One argentine dude I can’t remember his name
    8. 18
    9. De Goey
    Bonus: Seaman, Manninger, Taylor, Lehmann, Almunia, Fabianski, Szczesny,Mannone


  2. Chelsea fan

    1- both jody morris and carlton cole. They graduated from our youth setup
    2- nbr 5
    3- jim floyd hasselbaink
    4- gianluca vialli from bolton
    5- Zenden
    Bonus.. Rio ferdinand, michael carrick, jermaine defoe, bobby zamora, glen johnson, joe cole
    6- christopher wreah
    7- nelson vivaz
    8- I dnt know
    9- ed de goey
    10- bergkamp
    Bonus- fabianski, victor mannone, almunia, jens lehmann, szczesny,david seaman, taylor
    11- ronny johnsen and henning berg
    12- bolton 4 0
    13- luke chadwick
    14- can’t remember, I think 22
    15- jordi cruff
    Bonus- fabian barthez, ben foster, tim howard, roy caroll, ricardo, massimo taibi
    16- patrik berger, cnt rmbr d oda
    17- 22
    18- diarra was signed but neva played 4 liverpool.. Diomede made few appearances.
    19- michael owen, xabi alonso, alvaro arbeloa
    20- sami hyppia


  3. Tough questions,oh! Kai. [11] Henning Berg & Ronny Johnsen. [12] Bolton. We won 4-0. [14] Saha had 15 goals (I think one of the highest at the time of transfer) [15] Jordi Cruff


  4. 6. Christopher Wreh
    7. Nelson Vivas
    8. 18
    9. Ed De Goey
    10. Bergkamp
    Bonus: David Seaman, Fabian Carini, Jens Lehmann
    Manuel Alumunia, Lukasz Fabianski, Vito Mannone,
    Wojciech Szczesny, John Lukic.


  5. I must start by commending everybody who participated in this trivia and tried to come up with all the answers, special recognition to Chinx who attempted all the questions.


  6. These are the answers to the Trivia:

    1 Jody Morris and Carlton Cole were part of the youth setup at Chelsea. Both went on to make a handful of appearances for the club.

    2 Alexei Smertin wore the jersey number 5

    3 Tore Andre Flo formed a formidable partner with Italian maestro, Gianfranco Zola and ex-Celtic & Blackburn striker, Chris Sutton.

    4 Boudewijn ‘Bolo’ Zenden wore no 11 before Damien Duff

    5 Eidur Gudjohnsen was signed by Gianluca Vialli, before he was replaced by Claudio Ranieri, from Bolton Wanderers in 2002

    BONUS Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Jermaine Defoe, Glen Johnson. Bobby Zamora started his career at Brighton Hove & Albion and went on to play for Spurs before signing for West Ham.

    6. Christopher Wreh won the EPL with Arsenal in 1998

    7 Nelson Vivas owned the no 7 jersey before he left for Inter Milan

    8 Giles Grimandi, a midfielder in his playing days wore the number 18

    9 Ed de Goey was the keeper in goal when Kanu scored that 15minute hattrick.

    10 Dennis Bergkamp cancelled out David Beckham’s opener before missing a penalty. He was made to rue thst miss and Ryan Giggs scored the best FA Cup goal to date in ET to win the match for Manchester United.

    BONUS: Alex Manniger (Austria), Jens Lehmann (Germany), Lukas Fabianski, Wojciech Szczęsny (Poland), Rami Shaaban (Egypt), Stuart Taylor, Richard Wright, David Seaman (England), Vito Mannone (Italy), Manuel Almunia (Spain).

    11 Ronny Johnsen (5) and Henning Berg (21) both played for United.

    12 Ronaldo came on as a sub in 4-0 trashing of Bolton Wanderers at OT. He got a penalty in dying minutes of that match.

    13 Darren Fletcher, Luke Chadwick, Jonathan Greening all started their careers at United.

    14 Louis Saha had scored 15 league goals for Fulham FC before joining United in January 2004.

    15 Jordi Cruyff played for United before the turn of the millenium.

    BONUS – Mark Bosnich (Australia), Massimo Taibi (Italy), Raimond van der Gouw (Netherlands), Fabien Barthez (France), Ricardo Lopez (Spain), Tim Howard (USA), Roy Carroll (N/Ireland)

    16 Vladimir Smicer and Patrik Berger were part of Czech team that lost to Olivier Bierhorff and Germany in Euro 96 final.

    17 Titi Camara of Guinea wore no 22 jersey.

    18 Alou Diarra (from Bayern Munich) and Bernard Diomede (from Auxerre) were on the books of Liverpool in early 2000s. Diarra failed to make a single appearance but Diomede made a few.

    19 Michael Owen, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso and Jersy Dudek, all made the switch from Anfield to Santiago Bernabeu. Steve Mcmanaman left in 99 and won The UCL twice with Los Blancos (2000,2002)

    20 Sami Hyypia of Finland was stripped of the captaincy for Steve Gerrard.

    BONUS – Rafael Benitez spent £229million on 76 players during his time at the club. He signed the following spanish players for the club: Josemi, Luis Garcia, Antonio Nunes, Pepe Reina, Fernando Morientes, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, Alberto Riera, Miki Roque, Mikel San Jose, Antonio Barragan, Daniel Pacheco, Francisco Duran, Daniel Sanchez Ayala.


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