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1 Hibernian is the word for "Ireland" in which language?
Answer: Roman

Hibernian were founded in 1875 by a group of Irish football enthusiasts.
    Your options: [ Gaelic ] [ Roman ] [ Greek ] [ Irish ]
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2 Hibs were the first British club to ever play in European competition. Their first ever European match was against German side Rot-Weiss Essen. What was the score?
Answer: 4-0 to Hibs

A double from Eddie Turnbull, one from Lawrie Reilly and Willie Ormond helped Hibs to a famous victory. They drew the second leg 1-1 and reached the semi-finals before being beaten by French side, Stade de Rimes.
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3 Hibs were the first team from the UK to play in the European Champions Cup, but only took part by special invitation. Which team were reigning Scottish champions in 1955, and therefore felt they should have been included?
Answer: Aberdeen

Hibs had actually finished in 5th place in season 1954/55.
    Your options: [ Aberdeen ] [ Hearts ] [ Celtic ] [ Rangers ]
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4 Hibs first ever competative match was in the Edinburgh FA Cup on 14th October 1876. Who did they play?
Answer: Thistle

Hibs lost the match 2-1.
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5 During Hibs first European campaign which saw them reach the semi-finals of the European Cup, how many goals did Eddie Turnbull score?
Answer: 4

Eddie scored two against Rot-Weiss Essen in the first round, and another two against Swedish side FC Djurgaardens in the quarterfinal.
    Your options: [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 6 ] [ 0 ]
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6 Hibernian`s first ever European tie was against which German club?
Answer: Rot Weiss Essen

Hibs won the first round tie by an aggregate score of 5-1.
    Your options: [ Rot Weiss Essen ] [ Bayern Munich ] [ Eintracht Frankfurt ] [ Hannover 96 ]
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7 The first ever competitive Edinburgh derby was in the Scottish Cup on 22nd September 1877. It ended goal-less and went to a replay. What was the score in the replay?
Answer: 2-1 to Hibs

Hibs went on to beat Hanover, Edinburgh Swifts and Thornliebank before being beaten by South Western.
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8 In the 1960-61 season Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Hibs' first round opponents withdrew, giving Hibs a bye into the second round. Who were they?
Answer: Lausanne-Sports

Hibs beat Barcelona 7-6 on aggregate in the second round, and took AS Roma to a third match replay in the semi-final where they were beaten 6-0 in the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
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9 Hibernian`s inaugural European run took them all the way to the Semi-finals where they lost to which team?
Answer: Stade de Reims

Reims won the tie by anaggregate score of 3-0 and lost the final to Real Madrid.
    Your options: [ Stade de Reims ] [ Anderlecht ] [ Real Madrid ] [ Willem ll Tilburg ]
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10 After World War Two, Hibs competed in the Victory Cup, beating Dundee, Hearts, Partick Thistle and Clyde on their way to the final. Who did they eventually lose to?
Answer: Rangers

Rangers won the game 3-1. Hibs also competed in a Victory Cup in 1919 after the First World War but lost out in the 3rd round to St. Mirren.
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11 Who was in goals for Napoli when Hibs thrashed the Italian side 5-0 during the 1967-68 Fair Cup second round match at Easter Road?
Answer: Dino Zoff

The second leg of the tie ended 1-1, and Hibs progressed to the semi-final where they were narrowly beaten over two legs by Leeds United.
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12 Hibs upset which famous Spanish club in the Fairs Cup of 1960/61?
Answer: Barcelona

Hibs won this quarter-final tie by an aggregate score of 7-5, and eventually lost in a semi-final replay to Roma.
    Your options: [ Barcelona ] [ Athletic Bilbao ] [ Real Madrid ] [ Atletico Madrid ]
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13 After the 1943-44 South League Cup Final ended goal-less between Hibs and Rangers, Hibs were awarded the victory. How was the match decided?
Answer: Corners won

Hibs had six corners to Rangers five.
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14 Who was the first player to score a hat-trick for Hibs in European competition?
Answer: Joe McBride

McBride scored his treble in the 1968-69 Fairs Cup match against FC Leipzig from Germany. He also scored three against Swedish side Malmo in the second round of the Fairs Cup the following season.
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15 Hibs first European meeting with English oppositon was in the Fairs Cup of season 1967/68. Who were their opponents?
Answer: Leeds United

Leeds won 2-1 on aggregate in the 3rd round and went on to lift the trophy.
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16 Hibs biggest ever League win, 11-1 against Airdie in 1959, was equalled in 1965 when they beat _______ by the same scorleine?
Answer: Hamilton Academicals

Hibs beat Airdrie 11-1 on 24th October 1959 and then repeated that scoreline as they thumped Hamilton Academicals 11-1 on 6th November 1965.
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17 In the 1960s, how many times did Spanish side Valencia knocked Hibs out of European Competition?
Answer: twice

Valencia beat Hibs in the Fairs Cup quarterfinal in 1962-63 season. They met each other again in the first round of the 1965-66 Fairs Cup, and Valencia won 3-0 in a playoff after both teams won 2-0 in the respective home legs.
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18 Which Hibs player scored hat-tricks in consecutive rounds of the 1972/73 Cup-Winners Cup?
Answer: Jimmy O`Rourke

O`Rourke scored 3 times in the 6-1 home win over Sporting Lisbon in round 1, then grabbed another treble in the 7-1 victory over Albanian side Besa in round two.
    Your options: [ Jimmy O`Rourke ] [ Arthur Duncan ] [ Alan Gordon ] [ Pat Stanton ]
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19 Hibs biggest European win in the 1970s was a 9-1 victory in the first round of the 1974/75 UEFA Cup. Who was on the receiving end of that thumping?
Answer: Rosenburg

Hibs won in Norway 3-2 (agg 12-3) but crashed out in the next round to Italian giants Juventus.
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20 Season 1973/74 saw a second round heartache for Hibs, as they lost narrowly to Leeds United. What was the outcome of the tie?
Answer: Leeds won on penalties after both legs finished with no goals.

Leeds, who were runaway leaders of the English League at the time, crashed out in the next round to Portuguese club Setubal.
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21 With an amazing total of 234, who retired as Hibernian's all time top goal scorer?
Answer: Joe Baker

Joe Baker also retired as the top goal scorer in a single season with 42 goals in the 1959-60 season, and Arthur Duncan retired with the most appearances in the green and white with 446 matches.
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22 How many Swedish sides did Hibs face in European Competition in the first 50 years?
Answer: 4

They are Malmo, Djurgaardens, Osters IF and IFK Norrkiping. The only of these teams to have beaten Hibs were Osters IF who beat Hibs 4-3 on aggregate in the 1976-77 UEFA Cup second round.
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23 Hibs scored a 1-0 1st leg win over Liverpool in the 1st round of the 1975/76 UEFA Cup. Who scored the only goal of the game?
Answer: Joe Harper

Liverpool won the second leg at Anfield 3-1 to progress 3-2 on aggregate, and went on to win the trophy.
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24 Hibernian were founded in 1875: when they lost the Scottish Cup final 0-4 v Celtic in 2001 it was their _____ Cup Final appearance?
Answer: 11th

The last time Hibs won the Scottish Cup was in 1902 but haven't had much luck in the competition since! Hibs have won the Scottish Cup in 1887, 2-1 v Dumbarton and again in 1902, 1-0 v Celtic. They lost the following 9 Cup Finals: 1896, 1914, 1923, 1924, 1947, 1958, 1972, 1979, 2001.
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25 Who scored Hibs only goal during their tie against Ukrainian side FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 2005-06?
Answer: Derek Riordan

Derek scored the only goal of Hibs 2005-06 European campaign as they crashed out 5-1 on aggregate to Ukrainian side FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
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26 Hibs made their 1st European appearnace for 11 seasons in the 1989/90 UEFA Cup, and celebrated with a 4-0 aggregate win over which Hungarian club?
Answer: Videoton

Hibs were beaten in the 2nd round by FC Liege of Belgium.
    Your options: [ Videoton ] [ Ferencvaros ] [ Honved ] [ Diosgyor ]
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27 The famous five first played together on 21st April 1949 in a friendly match against Nitherdale Wanderers. How many goals did they score between them that day?
Answer: 8

The famous five were Eddie Turnbull, Willie Ormond, Lawrie Reilly, Gordon Smith and Bobby Johnston. Legends.
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28 In the 50 years Hibs had been playing in European Competition, they had played 76 games in European Competition. How many goals did they score in this time?
Answer: 135

Derek Riordan's goal against FC Dnipro was the 135th goal of Hibs 50-year history in European competition.
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29 Hibernian were beaten in the first round of the 2001/02 UEFA Cup by which Greek club?
Answer: AEK Athens

AEK won 4-3 on aggregate, after Hibs had mounted a tremendous second leg comeback at Easter Road.
    Your options: [ AEK Athens ] [ Ionikos ] [ PAOK Salonika ] [ Aris Salonika ]
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