Which were the top four teams in the 1994 World Cup, and at what stage were Nigeria eliminated?
Travina Blake, Tottenham
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
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
any 'old' Second Division football team won promotion as champions and
then the following season won the League championship?
Steven Kipping, Langley, Slough
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
Has any post-war father and son each won a League championship/Premiership medal?
David Clarke, Grantham, Lincs
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Who captained England most times, Billy Wright or Bobby Moore?
W.E. Edwards, Cleethorpes
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
You can learn more about the life and times of the one and only Billy Wright on an exclusive website at www.billywright.co.uk A memorial book has been set up for anybody who wishes to pay a tribute to one of England's greatest heroes.
Where was Graham Taylor born, and what was his record as a player?
Jack Hartson, Stockport
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
Who has scored the fastest goal in any match played at Wembley?
Neil Wallace, Southampton
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
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