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How much do you know about European Football? This category is for trivia questions and answers related to European Football (Sports). Each one is filled with fun facts and interesting information.
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1 Who won Italy's Serie A for the 2019-20 season?
Answer: Juventus

Juventus won by one point over Inter while Lecce, Brescia, and SPAL, were relegated. Serie A was suspended from March 9 until June 20, with the season ending July 26.
  From Quiz: 2019-20: Winners in a Losing Year
2 If a friend decides to watch the Gooners play against Liverpool, which team has your he/she gone to watch?
Answer: Arsenal

Founded in 1886, Arsenal's nickname refers to the founding of the club by a group of workers at the Royal Arsenal, an armanent factory in Woolwich, London, where guns and other weapons were made.

The team has been a member of England's elite league, the Premier League for decades and is among the forces to be reckoned with in Europe. The team was the second in English football to finish the league without losing a match, in the 2003/2004 season. They were coached for over 20 years by one of the longest serving coaches in the EPL, Arsene Wenger who led them through their invincible season. He also gained many accolades, although the UEFA Champions League remained elusive.
    Your options: [ Sheffield United ] [ Tottenham Hotspur ] [ Gunport FC ] [ Arsenal ]
  From Quiz: Football Team Nicknames
3 European Cup - Which Scottish club did Feyenoord beat in 1970 to win their first European Cup?
Answer: Celtic

Feyenoord's first entry into the European Cup came in the 1961-62 season, when they failed to get past the first round. The 1969-70 season saw their fourth attempt to win Europe's top prize, in which they were able to get past clubs from Iceland, Italy, East Germany and Poland to reach the final, where they faced Scottish champions Celtic. The game, played at the San Siro stadium in Milan on 6 May 1970 saw Feyenoord win 2-1, becoming the first Dutch club to win a European trophy, the year after their bitter rivals Ajax had failed to win the same competition. Entering the following season's competition as holders, Feyenoord were subsequently beaten in the first round.
    Your options: [ Rangers ] [ Celtic ] [ Aberdeen ] [ Hibernian ]
  From Quiz: They've (Almost) Won The Lot!
4 European Cup - Which Greek club did Ajax beat to win their first European Cup?
Answer: Panathinaikos

Ajax had made their first appearance in the European Cup final in 1969, where they had been defeated by Italian side AC Milan. Two years later, at the end of the 1970-71 season, the club reached the final for a second time, having defeated opponents from Albania, Switzerland, Scotland and Spain en route. The final was played on 2 June 1971 at Wembley Stadium in London, with Ajax beating Greek champions Panathinaikos, who were appearing in their first final, by two goals to nil. Ajax's triumph was the first of three successive victories in the European Cup, with the club going on to beat Italian sides Inter and Juventus in 1972 and 1973 respectively.
    Your options: [ Panathinaikos ] [ AEK Athens ] [ Olympiakos ] [ PAOK Salonika ]
  From Quiz: They've Won The Lot!
5 Clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United won loads of league titles in England during the 20th century, but which club, managed by Alf Ramsey, won their only title in season 1961-62?
Answer: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town, from the East Anglian county of Suffolk, had spent most of their league existence in Division Three (South), but the appointment of Alf Ramsey as manager in 1955 saw an upturn in their fortunes. They were promoted to the top flight for the very first time in 1961, and, incredibly, won the league in their first season amongst the "big boys". Ray Crawford bagged 33 goals as they finished three points ahead of Burnley.
None of the other three teams won the league during the 20th century.
    Your options: [ Norwich City ] [ Watford ] [ Luton Town ] [ Ipswich Town ]
  From Quiz: One-Hit Wonders of the 20th Century
6 Having helped the Soviet Union win the Gold Medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, which wonderful talent failed to represent his nation at the 1958 World Cup, due to charges of rape?
Answer: Eduard Streltsov

There has been a lot of debate and confusion over what actually happened in 1958. Streltsov (nicknamed the 'Russian Pele'), and two of his teammates (Tatushin and Ogonkov) were arrested and charged with raping a woman named Marina Lebedeva. One story goes that Streltsov was told by the powers above him that he would be allowed to play in the World Cup if he confessed to the incident. He maintained his innocence in writings to his family but confessed, believing that he would be allowed to play. He was sentenced to 12 years in labor camps, but later was released after 5 years. Ogonkov and Tatushin both received bans from playing for the national team also. He reclaimed a place in the national team by 1966. The lack of transparency in the whole saga could have cost the Soviet Union a much better finish in the 1958 World Cup. Igor Netto played in the 1956 Olympic winning team, as well as in the team that reached the quarterfinals of the 1958 World Cup. Lev Yashin (known as the 'Black Spider') was a key goalkeeper for the national team, and along with playing in 1958. He helped the Soviet Union to claim the 1960 European Nation's Cup. Oleg Blokhin played for the national team between 1972 and 1988, having scored 42 goals in 112 appearances.
    Your options: [ Oleg Blokhin ] [ Eduard Streltsov ] [ Igor Netto ] [ Lev Yashin ]
  From Quiz: Eastern European Football Stories
7 This top scorer of the Belarusian league joined Jagiellonia Bialystok. He can play both as an attacker and as a winger. He is naturally left-footed. Who was this?
Answer: Maycon Calijuri

Maycon was supposed to join other Polish team, Slask Wroclaw, but was convinced to join Jagiellonia instead.
  From Quiz: Polish Football Transfers: 2010
8 At club level, the first club that achieved international success was Slovan Bratislava. It was in 1969 and the club beat FC Barcelona 3-2 in the final of this competition. Which competition was it?
Answer: Cup Winners Cup

Slovan was the only team from the former Czechoslovakia which won one of the major European trophies. Also they were the third team from Central Europe to win an European Trophy. The final was held in Basel, Switzerland.
    Your options: [ UEFA Cup ] [ European Cup ] [ Cup Winners Cup ] [ Inter-Cities Fairs Cup ]
  From Quiz: Football in Slovakia
9 Glasgow Celtic midfielder, who played for the club in 1998-2002, formed an attacking partnership with striker Henrik Larsson. Voted best Slovak player of the decade (1990s), he was a member of the Czechoslovak World Cup squad in 1990. Who is he?
Answer: Lubomir Moravcik

All of the above mentioned players played for Celtic. Stanislav Varga - a former Slovak centre-back (played for Celtic in 2003-06), Stiliyan Petrov - a Bulgarian midfielder, and Rudi Vata - a former Albanian defender.
  From Quiz: Slovak Footballers
10 The Old Firm refers to a what?
Answer: Derby

It is a Glaswegian derby between arch-rivals Celtic and Glasgow Rangers. They say the noise during the game is so intense that it is almost impossible to communicate properly on the pitch.
  From Quiz: A Hodgepodge of Soccer
11 In 1996-97, Brazilian Ronaldo won it by scoring 34 goals for which team?
Answer: Barcelona

Ronaldo only played in Barcelona for one season, scoring 34 goals in 37 appearances.
    Your options: [ Barcelona ] [ Inter Milan ] [ PSV Eindhoven ] [ Real Madrid ]
  From Quiz: The European Golden Boot
12 How did Denmark qualify for (and then go on to win) the 1992 European Championship final?
Answer: By being elevated to the top of their qualifying group because Yugoslavia was disqualified when war broke out

Denmark qualified because Yugoslavia were excluded due to the outbreak of war. Yugoslavia had finished top of their qualifying group, but when they were excluded, Denmark were elevated to group winners and then went on to win 2-0 against Germany in the final.
  From Quiz: Euro Football
13 What were 'The Golden Team' known as in Hungarian?
Answer: Aranycsapat

Literally, "aranycsapat" means gold troop, band, or group. The other three words listed mean gold star (aranycsillag), gold tap (aranycsap), and gold tile (aranycsempe).
  From Quiz: The Golden Team
14 Which British team became the first ever British team to win the European Cup?
Answer: Celtic

In 1967, Celtic FC of Glasgow, Scotland shook the football world with a spectacular 2-1 win. Inter Milan were looking to add to their 2 previous European Cup wins, and went into the game expecting an easy enough match. But Celtic showed that they were no push-overs and ended up becoming the first British team ever to live the European Cup.
    Your options: [ Celtic ] [ Liverpool ] [ Man Utd ] [ Nottingham Forest ]
  From Quiz: European Football: Past Winners
15 Hungary had made it to the World Cup Final in 1938 and 1954, ending in defeat each time. What teams beat Hungary in those finals?
Answer: Italy and West Germany

The 1938 World Cup final ended with a score of 4:2, in favor of Italy, and the 1954 World Cup final ended with a score of 3:2, in favor of West Germany. During Hungary's prime(1938-1958), Brazil and Argentina never beat Hungary.
  From Quiz: History of Hungarian Soccer
16 For the first time in its international history, the Bulgarian national team reached the World Cup semi-finals, in USA 1994. Which one of the major football nations did Bulgaria surprisingly defeat in the quarter-final?
Answer: Germany

Played on 10th July 1994 in New York, Bulgaria won 2-1. Germany took the lead through a Matthaus penalty, before Stoichkov's 76th minute freekick levelled the score. Jordan Lechkov, the famous bald-headed playmaker, scored the winner with a marvellous header 3 minutes later
    Your options: [ Germany ] [ Argentina ] [ France ] [ England ]
  From Quiz: Bulgarian Soccer
17 Who holds the proud feat of scoring the first ever goal in the English Premiership in August 1992?
Answer: Brian Deane

Brian Deane scored the first ever Premier League goal for Sheffield United against Manchester United. The first televised goal, on Sky Sports, was scored by Teddy Sheringham for Nottingham Forest against Liverpool.
  From Quiz: European Football Players & Clubs
18 Which colour does not appear in the Croatian gear(top, shorts and socks)?
Answer: Yellow

In nearly all matches, the Croatians play in a red-white checked top with blue shorts. However the blue shirt with red and white squares in the middle is also worn.
    Your options: [ Red ] [ Yellow ] [ White ] [ Blue ]
  From Quiz: Croatian Soccer
19 Which Austrian club won the Austrian league in the 2001/02 season, but were relegated to the 3rd level because of financial difficulties?
Answer: FC Tirol

FC Tirol finished 1st on 75pts, Strum Graz finished in 2nd place on 65pts, Grazer AK finished in 3rd place with 63pts, and Austria Wien finished in 4th place on 53pts.
    Your options: [ Austrian Wien ] [ Strum Graz ] [ FC Tirol ] [ Grazer AK ]
  From Quiz: European Football Knowledge
20 Which Finnish player was called "Zico" after the Brazilian player with the same name?
Answer: Ari Hjelm

Ari Hjelm is still one of the greatest Finnish players, and so he got the nickname "Zico".
    Your options: [ Ari Hjelm ] [ Antti Muurinen ] [ Jari Litmanen ] [ Joonas Kolkka ]
  From Quiz: Finnish Football
21 Where do Galatasaray come from?
Answer: Turkey

Galatasaray are from Istanbul, with their fiercest rivals being Fenerbahce. They won the UEFA Cup in season 1999-2000. Star players who have played for the Turks include goalkeeper Taffarel, midfielder Hagi, midfielder Tugay and striker Hakan Suker.
  From Quiz: Guess The Country
22 What club has its team playing at the Santiago Bernabeu?
Answer: Real Madrid

Santiago Bernabeu is one of the largest stadiums in Europe.
  From Quiz: European Football Clubs
23 Who was the main goalkeeper in 2002 for Juventus?
Answer: Gianluigi Buffon

Chimenti was Buffon's substitute.
  From Quiz: Football in Europe
24 The Italian player Antonio Cassano played for Roma in season 2001-2002. Which was his previous club?
Answer: Bari

Roma, Juventus, Milan and Internazionale were all linked with a move for the 18-year-old, who was banned in September 2000 from talking to the press about his future by Bari president Vincenzo Mattarese. In February 2001, all seemed to become clear when Roma president Franco Sensi confirmed that he had signed the forward on a five-year deal. Cassano labelled the claim 'a lie', but Sensi stuck to his guns and reiterated his comments the following month.
  From Quiz: European Challenge III
25 Danish defender Rene Henriksen was playing for which European club in 2001-02?
Answer: Panathinaikos

Henriksen was named Footballer Of The Year 2000 in Denmark. He played in France 98 and Euro 2000. Panathinaikos signed him from AB in 1999.
    Your options: [ Panathinaikos ] [ Udinese ] [ Galatasaray ] [ Celta ]
  From Quiz: European Challenge II
26 Who scored the winning goal in the 1966 final between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool?
Answer: Libuda

The final took place in Hampden Park, Glasgow (att 41,000). After 90 minutes, the score was 1-1. After 109 minutes Libuda scored the winning goal for Borussia.
  From Quiz: Cup Winners Cup Finals
27 In which country does Anderlecht play?
Answer: Belgium

Anderlecht are Belgium's most successful club, and come from Brussels.
    Your options: [ Denmark ] [ Switzerland ] [ Germany ] [ Belgium ]
  From Quiz: European 'A' Teams
28 Napoli celebrated their first-ever Serie A title in 1987 by releasing hundreds of what into the streets of Naples?
Answer: Donkeys
  From Quiz: European Challenge I
29 Austria: What is the complete name of the Austrian first division football club 'Admira _______ Moedling'?
Answer: Wacker

It's more commonly referred to as Admira Wacker.
  From Quiz: European Soccer Tour
30 Name either one of the two oldest footballing nations in the world (by that I mean possessing an international team).
Answer: England

Anyone who said Britain needs to be slapped :)
  From Quiz: European Football
31 SK Sturm Graz plays for what country?
Answer: Austria
  From Quiz: European Football Teams
32 How many Spanish teams were in the 2000 Champions League semi-finals?
Answer: 3

Real Madrid (winners), Valencia (runners-up) and Barcelona.
  From Quiz: European Football
33 Which team won the Champions League in 1999?
Answer: Manchester United

1999 was the second time United won the Cup, having also won it back in 1968.
    Your options: [ Bayern Munich ] [ Barcelona ] [ Manchester United ] [ Ajax Amsterdam ]
  From Quiz: European Football
34 This Spanish club has employed legendary footballers such as Johann Cruyff and Lionel Messi, to mention just two. Which team is called the 'blaugrana'?
Answer: Barcelona

FC Barcelona, one of the most popular football teams in the world, is also known as the Blaugrana. This refers to their traditional blue and deep red striped jersey ... "blau" is Catalan for blue while "grana" is Catalan for deep red.

Barcelona's trophy case is loaded with an assortment of cups, ranging from the Spanish Liga to the Champions League. Lionel Messi is considered by many as the greatest of their players, and has spent a good portion of his illustrious career with the successful Catalans. Apart from Messi and Cruyff, Barcelona's legendary employees include Ronaldinho, Iniesta, David Villa and many more.
    Your options: [ Madrid ] [ Levante ] [ Sevilla ] [ Barcelona ]
  From Quiz: Football Team Nicknames
35 The 'Rossoneri' of Serie A won their first domestic title in 1901 and their first European Cup in 1963. Their nickname emphasizes their colours, red and black. Which Italian team makes their opponent see red, especially their longtime rivals, Inter?
Answer: A.C. Milan

One of the most popular football clubs in the world, and certainly in Italy, A.C. Milan has a very rich history. They were founded in 1899 and have played in Serie A, the top flight of the Italian football leagues, for nearly all of that time. Their nickname, the 'Rossoneri', is based on the red and black home kits that they wear. They play their home games at the legendary San Siro Stadium. They have a vicious rivalry with their crosstown rivals, Inter Milan. These matches, the Derby della Madonnina, are very publicized and followed by many fans around the world.

Some notable A.C. Milan players over the years include Paolo Maldini, Ruud Gullit, Andriy Shevchenko, Frank Rijkaard, Alessandro Costacurta, Franco Baresi, Giovanni Trapattoni, Zvonimir Boban, Sebastiano Rossi, and many, many others.
    Your options: [ Juventus F.C. ] [ A.S. Roma ] [ Torino F.C. ] [ A.C. Milan ]
  From Quiz: Seeing Red
36 European Cup - Which Spanish club did Inter beat in 1964 to win their first European Cup?
Answer: Real Madrid

Inter's first foray into the European Cup was in 1963-64, when they were able to negotiate a path all the way to the final, getting past clubs from England, France, Yugoslavia and West Germany before facing Spanish giants Real Madrid. The 1964 final was the ninth in the competition's history, and Real Madrid had played in six of the previous eight, winning the first five. In the final, played at the Praterstadion in Vienna on 27 May 1964, despite Real Madrid's pedigree, Inter ran out 3-1 winners to emulate their local rivals AC Milan, who had won the competition the previous year. Inter went on to retain the trophy the following season, in the process becoming the second side to win the European Cup in their own stadium.
    Your options: [ Barcelona ] [ Real Madrid ] [ Atlético Madrid ] [ Valencia ]
  From Quiz: They've (Almost) Won The Lot!
37 European Cup - Which Spanish club did Bayern Munich beat to win their first European Cup?
Answer: Atlético Madrid

Bayern Munich's appearance in the 1974 European Cup final was their first in the competition. The club defeated opponents from Sweden, East Germany, Bulgaria and Hungary en route to the final against Spanish champions Atlético Madrid, who were also appearing in their first final. The game, which was played at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels on 15 May 1974, ended in a 1-1 draw. As a result, a replay was held two days later; this saw Bayern run out convincing winners 4-0. Bayern's victory was the first of three successive titles for the club in the European Cup, with English club Leeds United and French side Saint-Étienne beaten in 1975 and 1976 respectively.
    Your options: [ Atlético Madrid ] [ Barcelona ] [ Real Madrid ] [ Athletic Bilbao ]
  From Quiz: They've Won The Lot!
38 The French title had a number of dominant clubs in the 20th century, such as Nantes, Saint Etienne and Marseille, but which club, managed by Gilbert Gress, won their only 20th century title in 1978-79?
Answer: RC Strasbourg

Racing Club Strasbourg had only two French Cups to their name when former player Gilbert Gress took over the reigns as manager in 1977. A third-place finish in 1977-78 was surpassed the following season, when the team from Alsace won their first-ever French title, finishing two points ahead of Nantes and Saint Etienne.
Nice, Bordeaux and Lille all won multiple titles in the 20th century.
    Your options: [ Lille OSC ] [ Girondins Bordeaux ] [ OGC Nice ] [ RC Strasbourg ]
  From Quiz: One-Hit Wonders of the 20th Century
39 Anatoly Banishevsky was responsible for an astonishing feat on his debut for the Soviet Union in 1965. What was it that he famously did?
Answer: He scored with a header from 40 yards out

Voted as the UEFA Golden Player of Azerbaijan for the previous fifty years in 2003, Anatoly Banishevsky was a one-club player. He played for Neftchi Baku from 1963 until 1978. In terms of his international career, he went on to help the Soviet Union to reach the semi-finals of the 1966 World Cup in England and to second place in the 1972 European Nation's Cup in Belgium. He scored 19 goals in 50 appearances for the Soviet Union. FK Masalli in Azerbaijan re-named their stadium after Anatoly. He was a guiding light to Neftchi Baku, particularly when helping the team to third place in the Soviet top league in 1966.
  From Quiz: Eastern European Football Stories
40 Austria's national soccer team at home plays in which color kit?
Answer: red & white

Even though white shirt and black shorts used to be the traditional kit, the national team plays in red and white.
    Your options: [ blue & white ] [ white & black ] [ red & white ] [ yellow & black ]
  From Quiz: Football in Austria
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