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Which were the top four teams in the 1994 World Cup, and at what stage were Nigeria eliminated?
Travina Blake, Tottenham

THE JUDGE: Brazil beat Italy 3-2 on penalties after a goalless final, and Bulgaria won the bronze medal match 4-0 against Sweden. Nigeria were eliminated by Italy in the second round after they had finished top of their qualifying group.

Was Peter Shilton or Pat Jennings the first player to appear in 1.000 League games?

Edd Seezar, via Sun Online

THE JUDGE: Peter Shilton was the first to 1,000 League appearances (1005 in total). Pat Jennings made 'only' 757 League appearances. A breakdown of Shilton's record that stretched from 1966 to 1997: Leicester City 286 League games, Stoke City 110, Nottingham Forest 202, Southampton 188, Derby County 175, Plymouth Argyle 34, Bolton Wanderers 1, Leyton Orient 9).

Has any 'old' Second Division football team won promotion as champions and then the following season won the League championship?
Steven Kipping, Langley, Slough

THE JUDGE: Both Arthur Rowe's push-and-run Tottenham team (1949-50 and 1950-51) and Alf Ramsey's Ipswich Town (1960-61 and 1961-62) achieved this in post-war football. Sir Alf had the distinction of playing for the Spurs side as well as guiding Ipswich to their success. Liverpool (1905-06) were first to complete this championship double, followed by Everton (1931-32).

Has any post-war father and son each won a League championship/Premiership medal?
David Clarke, Grantham, Lincs

THE JUDGE: The Astons, John Senior and John Junior, achieved this with Manchester United. Dad was a forward converted to a full-back by Matt Busby, and he was a member of the 1952 United championship-winning team. He played 17 times for England before becoming a respected member of the Old Trafford backroom team. John Junior played 26 matches for United's 1967 championship-winning squad and was a key player in the 1968 European Cup winning team. He was a flying winger who became a favourite at Luton after a broken leg had interrupted his career at Old Trafford. John later wound down his career with brief spells at Mansfield and Blackburn. Following his retirement, he ran a pet shop business called Pet World in Stalybridge.

Which country won the Fair Play award in the 2002 World Cup, and have England ever been awarded it .... and what do the winners get?
Mike Thomas, Preston

THE JUDGE: Belgium were the 2002 winners, with Sweden second and Japan third. England won the Fair Play award in 1990 and shared it with France in 1998. The winners receive the FIFA Fair Play trophy plus football equipment worth £30,000 for their youth organisations.

Was there ever a Football League title-winning team called Nelson?
Mrs Joyce Greene, Oxford

THE JUDGE: Lancashire club Nelson played in the League for 10 years from 1921, winning the Third Division (North) championship in 1922-23. In 1926-27 they scored 104 goals. That was the good news. The bad news: they conceded a Third Division record 136! They were replaced by Chester after losing all 21 away matches on their way to relegation from the Football League in 1931.

Has any footballer ever scored for England with his first kick in international football?
Ryan Coleman, Norwich

THE JUDGE: Bill Nicholson, Tottenham right-half and later legendary manager at White Hart Lane, achieved this in his one and only appearance for England. He scored with his first kick after 30 seconds in the 5-2 defeat of Portugal at Goodison on May 19 1951. He was deputising for injured Billy Wright.

Which two teams contested the first ever Charity Shield match?
David Osborn, Slough, Berks

THE JUDGE: Manchester United beat QPR 4-0 after a 1-1 draw in 1908. The initial Charity Shield matches were contested between the champions of the First Division and the Southern League.

Who was the first England footballer to win 100 international caps?
John Harrison, Wimbledon

THE JUDGE: Billy Wright was the first player to win a century of England caps (105 in total, 1946-59). Three other centurions who have followed him: Bobby Charlton (106, 1958-70), Bobby Moore (108, 1962-73), Peter Shilton (125, 1970-90).

Did Jimmy Greaves ever score a goal in the finals of a World Cup tournament?
Peter Boustred, Exeter

THE JUDGE: Jimmy Greaves scored one World Cup finals goal - against Argentina in Chile in 1962. He played in a total of seven World Cup finals matches, four in 1962 and three in 1966. His shin was gashed against France in the third match in 1966 and his place was taken in the quarter-final by Geoff Hurst, who retained his position in the team and went on to score his historic hat-trick against West Germany in the final. Substitutes were not allowed until the 1970 World Cup.

Which clubs were the founder members of the Football League and in which year did the League start?
Geoff Thorpe, Colchester, Essex

THE JUDGE: There were 12 founder members in 1888: Accrington, Aston Villa, Blackbum Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Derby County, Everton, Notts County, Preston, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Wolves. Three other clubs, Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Halliwell, applied for membership, but were turned down because of fixture-list problems.

Who captained England most times, Billy Wright or Bobby Moore?
W.E. Edwards, Cleethorpes

THE JUDGE: Remarkably, they both led out the England team 90 times, with Billy Wright setting an a record of 70 consecutive matches. Their records as captains:

Wright (1948-59):P90 W49 D21 L20 F234 A135
Moore(1963-73):P90 W57 D20 L13 F171 A75

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Where was Graham Taylor born, and what was his record as a player?
Jack Hartson, Stockport

THE JUDGE: Graham, the son of a sportswriter, was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, on 9 September 1944. He played 189 matches as a full-back for Grimsby (1962-8) before switching to Lincoln City in 1968. A knee injury forced his retirement at the age of 28 after 150 League games.

Who has scored the fastest goal in any match played at Wembley?
Neil Wallace, Southampton

THE JUDGE: Maurice Cox netted in 20 seconds for Cambridge University in the inter-varsity match against Oxford on December 5 1979. Bryan Robson holds the record for the fastest goal at Wembley in a professional match: just 38 seconds for England against Yugoslavia on December 13 1989. Roberto di Matteo's rifled goal in 42 seconds for Chelsea against Middlesbrough in 1997 is the fastest in an FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.