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1 In the 1994-95 season, when John Lyall quit as Ipswich Town manager, George Burley replaced him, but from which club did Burley move?
Answer: Colchester United

Burley made the huge step up from third tier Colchester to Premier League Ipswich but was unable to save them from relegation. During his playing career, he made almost 400 appearances for Ipswich.
    Your options: [ He was already at Ipswich as assistant manager ] [ Colchester United ] [ Notts County ] [ Barnet ]
  From Quiz: Premier League Managers
2 How many clubs based in London played in the first FA premier League in season 1992-93?
Answer: 6

The London based clubs were Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, Wimbledon and Crystal Palace.
  From Quiz: FA Premier League
3 Who is the gifted striker who scored 10 hat tricks plus one five goal effort during his illustrious Premiership career?
Answer: Alan Shearer

Starting 23 September 1993, Shearer scored 9 hat tricks for Blackburn Rovers, one hat trick for Newcastle United and saving the best for last, on 19 September 1999 he scored five goals for Newcastle United as they thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 8-0.

As we speak (2011/2012 season), this figure is yet to be topped with the closest candidate, Wayne Rooney, stuck on 5 hat tricks and one four goal effort.

Robbie Fowler "only" scored 7 hat tricks and 2 four goal efforts.
Fabulous French striker Thierry Henry scored 7 hat tricks and one four goal effort during his long career with Arsenal.
Ian Wright settled for a mere 5 hat tricks during his Arsenal tenure.
  From Quiz: When It Rains, It Pours... Goals
4 Who was the Premiership's top scorer in 1993/94, the season Manchester United won the league?
Answer: Andy Cole 34

Andy Cole of Newcastle Utd was the top scorer with 34 goals in 40 games. The following season he transferred to Manchester United.
  From Quiz: Premiership Golden Boot Winners: 1992-2010
5 Formerly Gold Coast, which African country is the birthplace of hard tackling defender or midfielder Michael Essien?
Answer: Ghana

Born (1982) in Accra, Ghana. Expensive signing Essien made his Chelsea debut in 2005, coming on as a second half substitute in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
    Your options: [ Cameroon ] [ Nigeria ] [ Ghana ] [ Ivory Coast ]
  From Quiz: FA Premier League Players
6 Playing for a team situated in the north east of England, which player finished as top goal scorer in the 1999-2000 season?
Answer: Kevin Phillips

England international (8 caps) Phillips ended the season as top scorer playing for Sunderland with 30 goals. Alan Shearer was second with 23 goals scored for Newcastle United, Yorke and Cole finished third and fourth, respectively.
    Your options: [ Alan Shearer ] [ Dwight Yorke ] [ Andy Cole ] [ Kevin Phillips ]
  From Quiz: FA Premier League
7 Shay Given made his international football debut vs. Russia in 1996, for which country?
Answer: Republic of Ireland

Shay was born in Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. Clubs he played for include Celtic in the Scottish Premier League, and Newcastle United in the Premier League. He made his Irish debut on 27th March 1996 against Russia.
    Your options: [ Wales ] [ Scotland ] [ Republic of Ireland ] [ Northern Ireland ]
  From Quiz: Premier League Goalkeepers International
8 What happens to the teams that finish in the bottom 3 of the Premier League table at the end of each season?
Answer: They are relegated

England has a complex set of football leagues, along with promotion and relegation. The teams that finish in the bottom three of the FA Premier League are relegated to the Football League Championship, the top two teams from the Championship are automatically promoted.

The teams that finished 3rd to 6th in the Championship compete in playoffs, and the winner is awarded the third promotion spot into the Premier League. The bottom 3 teams from the Championship are relegated to Football League One. Promotion is virtually the same from Football League One to the Championship, as the Championship to the Premiership. Football League One has 4 teams relegated to Football League Two, with the top 3 teams from League Two automatically promoted with positions 4th to 7th competing in playoffs and the winner is awarded the fourth promotion spot.

In England there is a set of 6 levels that each use a concept something like this. One of the main differences between the Premiership and the lower leagues, besides popularity, is that the Premiership generally has 20 teams competing. The lower leagues all have 24, with the exception of Conferences North and South with 22 teams.
  From Quiz: The English Premier League
9 Who won the first ever FA Premier League?
Answer: Manchester United

Man United won the first FA Premier League in the 1992-93 season, topping the table with 84 points, 10 more than runner-up Aston Villa.
  From Quiz: FA Premier League Firsts
10 Dmitri Kharine played in the Premier League, but which team did he play for?
Answer: Chelsea

Dmitri played 146 times for Chelsea and was replaced by Ed De Goey. He also appeared in the 1994 FA Cup Final where Chelsea lost 4-0 to Manchester United.
    Your options: [ Arsenal ] [ Chelsea ] [ Tottenham ] [ Wigan ]
  From Quiz: Premiership Goalkeepers
11 Who won the Football Writer's Association Footballer of the Year in the Premiership's first season?
Answer: Chris Waddle

The first season of the Premiership also saw Ryan Giggs win the PFA Player's young player of the year award and Paul Mcgrath win the PFA Player's player of the Year.
  From Quiz: The FA Premier League
12 Gianfranco Zola joined Chelsea in November 1996 in a transfer from which Italian team?
Answer: Parma

Zola had played over 100 games for Napoli but played for Parma between 1993 and 1996. He was a hugely influential figure in the development of Chelsea FC, and was widely regarded as one of the best imported players to play in the English Premier league.
    Your options: [ Parma ] [ Empoli ] [ Napoli ] [ Sampdoria ]
  From Quiz: Foreigners in the English Premiership
13 Who topped the league goal-scoring list in 1992-93, the first season of the new Premier League?
Answer: Teddy Sheringham

Teddy Sheringham topped this list with 21 goals in the league, but Ian Wright scored the most overall goals with 30 for Arsenal.
  From Quiz: The Premiership
14 Which team were the 2001-02 League Champions?
Answer: Arsenal

Manchester United won the title in the 2002-03 season.
    Your options: [ Liverpool ] [ Manchester United ] [ Arsenal ] [ Newcastle United ]
  From Quiz: My Premiership
15 Who scored Manchester United's first ever Premiership goal?
Answer: Mark Hughes

Mark 'Sparky' Hughes got United's first Premiership goal, in a 2-1 defeat at Bramall Lane to Sheffield United on 15th August, 1992. United went on to win the League title this year with 84 points from 42 games.
  From Quiz: Debut Premiership Goals [1]
16 In Charlton Athletic's first Premiership game, they drew 0-0 with Newcastle United. Their next game was a little more different though, as they hammered Southampton 5-0. Who scored their first ever Premier League goal?
Answer: John Robinson

The Valley played host to Charlton's first Premiership game on 22nd August, 1998. Robinson opened the scoring in the 3rd minute and Neil Redfearn made it 2-0 just after the break. It then became the Clive Mendonca show, as he hit a 25 minute hat-trick. A penalty in the 65th minute followed by strikes in the 81st and 90th minutes.
  From Quiz: Debut Premiership Goals [2]
17 Which club is nicknamed the toffees?
Answer: Everton

Everton earned this nickname because of a shop that was close to the ground.
    Your options: [ Derby County ] [ Middlesbrough ] [ Everton ] [ West Ham United ]
  From Quiz: English Premier League
18 Who was Southampton's first manager in the Premier League?
Answer: Ian Branfoot

Branfoot was Southampton's manager from the inception of the Premier League in 1992 until 1994 when he was replaced by Ball, who in turn was replaced by Merrington. Gray was manager for just seven months in 2001.
  From Quiz: Premier League Managers
19 Who was the manager of Chelsea when they won their first FA Premier League in season 2004-05?
Answer: Jose Mourinho

The self proclaimed "Special One" became manager of Chelsea on 2nd June 2004 after 3 successful seasons at Porto.
  From Quiz: FA Premier League
20 Who was the Premiership top goal scorer in 2001/02?
Answer: Thierry Henry 24

Thierry Henry was the top scorer with 24 goals in 33 games. Henry finished as the Premiership's top scorer in four different seasons.
  From Quiz: Premiership Golden Boot Winners: 1992-2010
21 Defender Pablo Zabaleta wears the famous light blue and white stripes of which South American country?
Answer: Argentina

Born (1985) in Buenos Airies, Argentina. Signed for Manchester City in Aug. 2008. Pablo was a member of the Argentina team that took the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    Your options: [ Peru ] [ Brazil ] [ Argentina ] [ Uruguay ]
  From Quiz: FA Premier League Players
22 Who was presented with the Manager of the Year Award in 2000-01 of the Premier League?
Answer: George Burley

Despite Ferguson's third successive Premier League title with Manchester United, it was George Burley who took the award for taking newly promoted and hot favourites for relegation, Ipswich Town, to fifth place in the league and a place in the following season's UEFA Cup.
  From Quiz: FA Premier League
23 Brad Friedel made his international debut in 1992 for which country?
Answer: USA

Clubs that Brad played for include Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa, all English Premier League teams. He made his international debut in 1992 and conceded only one goal in the 1998 World Cup in France.
    Your options: [ England ] [ Sweden ] [ USA ] [ Canada ]
  From Quiz: Premier League Goalkeepers International
24 Who scored the first ever Premiership goal?
Answer: Brian Deane

Brian Deane scored after only 5 minutes against Man United in a 2-1 win for Sheffield United in August 1992.
  From Quiz: FA Premier League Firsts
25 Luděk Miklosko was goalkeeper at which club when the Premier League was first contested in 1992?
Answer: West Ham

Ludek played for the Hammers 374 times in his career, and was their goalkeeper in the first season of the Premier League.
    Your options: [ Coventry City ] [ West Ham ] [ Nottingham Forest ] [ Sheffield Wednesday ]
  From Quiz: Premiership Goalkeepers
26 What is the name of the fan that Eric Cantona famously assaulted with a flying scissor kick in January 1995, at Crystal Palace?
Answer: Matthew Simmons

Following the incident, Cantona was banned for eight months, fined and sentenced to 120 hours of community service.
  From Quiz: The FA Premier League
27 Three of the four foreign internationals listed who have played for Middlesbrough FC and have the letter Z in their Christian names (first names). Which one is 'Z-less'?
Answer: Boksic

Yes, it was plain old Alen Boksic with no hint of a Z for the Croatian striker. The "White Feather", Fabrizio Ravanelli, stayed for one season and hammered in 31 goals in the process. Spanish international Gaizka Mendietta signed on loan from Barcelona, and subsequently made the move permanent. Szilard Nemeth is a Slovakian international striker.
    Your options: [ Boksic ] [ Mendieta ] [ Ravenelli ] [ Nemeth ]
  From Quiz: Foreigners in the English Premiership
28 Which three unfortunate teams were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 1993-94 season?
Answer: Oldham Athletic, Sheffield United and Swindon Town

Oldham had just scraped relagation the previous season, Sheffield United fell dramatically after their mid table finish in 1992-93, and Swindon went straight back down again after gaining promotion from the First Division in 1992-93.
    Your options: [ Manchester City, Norwich City and Ipswich Town ] [ Sheffield United, Ipswich Townand Oldham Athletic ] [ Oldham Athletic, Sheffield United and Swindon Town ] [ Ipswich Town, Swindon Town and Queens Park Rangers ]
  From Quiz: The Premiership
29 Which Arsenal footballer was the second highest goal scorer in the 2002-03 season?
Answer: Thierry Henry

Ruud van Nistlerooy (Manchester United) came first!
    Your options: [ Ashley Cole ] [ Dennis Bergkamp ] [ Thierry Henry ] [ Martin Keown ]
  From Quiz: My Premiership
30 In Sunderland's Premiership debut, they drew 0-0 at home to Leicester City. They did, however, register a 4-1 win away to Nottingham Forest four days later. Who scored their debut Premiership goal?
Answer: Michael Gray

The game took place at the County Ground on 21st August, 1996. Michael Gray opened the scoring in the 8th minute, then Niall Quinn doubled the lead 9 minutes later. Alf-Inge Haaland pulled one back for Forest in the 27th minute before Quinn bagged his second of the game (31), and Richard Ord wrapped up the game two minutes before half-time.
  From Quiz: Debut Premiership Goals [1]
31 Swindon Town first appeared in the Premier League in the 1993-94 season, and faced Sheffield United in the opening fixture. Which player scored Swindon's first ever goal in that League?
Answer: John Moncur

Swindon went down 3-1 to Sheffield United on that day. Carl Bradshaw gave the home team a 1-0 lead at half-time. The other Sheffield United's goals came from Willie Falconer and Paul Rogers. Swindon would be relegated at the end of that season finishing 10 points adrift at the bottom of the League.
    Your options: [ Martin Ling ] [ Craig Maskell ] [ Andy Mutch ] [ John Moncur ]
  From Quiz: Debut Premiership Goals [4]
32 Middlesbrough took on Coventry City at Highfield Road in their first ever Premiership game. Who scored Boro's first goal?
Answer: Paul Wilkinson

Middlesbrough lost the game on 15th August, 1992, 2-1. John Williams put Coventry in the lead in the 9th minute, and David Smith doubled the lead in the 51st. Wilkinson scored a consolation goal in the 63rd minute in front of 12,681 fans.
  From Quiz: Debut Premiership Goals [3]
33 Leicester City faced Newcastle United in their opening game of the 1994-95 season. Who scored their first goal in the top flight?
Answer: Julian Joachim

A crowd of 20,048 saw Leicester go down 3-1 to Newcastle at Filbert Street on 21st August, 1994. Joachim scored the only Foxes goal, while Peter Beardsley, Andy Cole and Robbie Elliott scored for Newcastle.
  From Quiz: Debut Premiership Goals [2]
34 Who was the first Swiss manager in the Premier League?
Answer: Christian Gross

Gross lasted just nine months at Tottenham in 1997-98, winning only 10 of 30 games. Geiger won 112 caps for Switzerland and has managed a variety of teams but wasn't the first Swiss manager in the Premier League. Kuhn was a skillful midfielder in his playing days and has managed FC Zurich as well as the Swiss national side. Storace is the vocalist for Swiss rock band Krokus.
  From Quiz: Premier League Managers
35 On the 29th May 2013, the highest scoring draw in the FA Premier League occurred. The game finished 5-5. Who were the two teams involved?
Answer: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United

Manchester United were leading 5-2 with 10 minutes to go, when West Bromwich Albion scored 3 times in 6 minutes to complete a remarkable comeback. This game was Alex Ferguson's last as manager of Manchester United (he was manager for 26 seasons).
  From Quiz: FA Premier League
36 Who was the Premiership's top goalscorer in 2006/07, the year Manchester United claimed the title back after Chelsea had won the previous two titles?
Answer: Didier Drogba 20

Didier Drogba was the top scorer with 20 goals in 36 games as Chelsea finished runner-up behind Manchester United.
  From Quiz: Premiership Golden Boot Winners: 1992-2010
37 Tall midfielder or striker Marouane Fellaini originates from which European country, also the birthplace of the great cycling legend Eddy Merckx?
Answer: Belgium

Born (1987) in Etterbeek, Belgium. Fellaini made his Premier League debut for Everton following his September 2008 transfer from Standard Leige.
    Your options: [ Switzerland ] [ France ] [ Belgium ] [ Italy ]
  From Quiz: FA Premier League Players
38 In 2001-02, Arsenal completed the double by winning both the Premier League title and the FA Cup. Which Arsenal stalwart announced his retirement at the end of this great season for the club?
Answer: Tony Adams

He is considered by many of the Arsenal fans to be one of the greatest players of all-time representing the club. Tony Adams spent his entire 22 years playing career with the Gunners winning 4 league titles. Both Parlour and Campbell remained with the club for the next season. Patrick Vieira was made club captain.
    Your options: [ Ray Parlour ] [ Patrick Vieira ] [ Sol Campbell ] [ Tony Adams ]
  From Quiz: FA Premier League
39 Edwin Van Der Sar made his first international appearance for which country in 1995?
Answer: The Netherlands

Clubs Edwin played for Manchester United in the English Premier League, and Juventus in the Italian Serie A. He made his international debut against Bulgaria on 7th June 1995. He was also part of the Ajax Amsterdam first eleven that won the European Champions League in 1995.
    Your options: [ Germany ] [ Belgium ] [ The Netherlands ] [ Denmark ]
  From Quiz: Premier League Goalkeepers International
40 Which club was the first to score 1,000 goals in the Premiership?
Answer: Manchester United

Manchester United reached the 1,000 goals milestone when Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a 4-1 loss to Middlesbrough in the 2005-06 season. The boy has an eye for goal, he also scored United's 2000th goal under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Tottenham had a 48-year record of hitting double figures on consecutive away wins (10 away wins), which was set in 1960-61. This record was finally broken by Chelsea in December of 2008 when they won their 11th consecutive away game.
    Your options: [ Chelsea ] [ Manchester United ] [ Arsenal ] [ Tottenham Hotspur ]
  From Quiz: The English Premier League
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