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1 Scotland finished second behind the Czech Republic in their qualifying group for the 2000 UEFA European Championship. They then faced a two-legged play-off against which team?
Answer: England

Scotland lost the first leg 2-0, which was the first game played between the two nations at the newly rebuilt Hampden Stadium in Glasgow. Scotland went on to win the second leg 1-0, in the last game played between the two nations at the old Wembley Stadium before it was rebuilt.
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2 Ross County F.C. were formed in 1929 in which small town in the Scottish highlands?
Answer: Dingwall

Dingwall is a town in the former county of Ross and Cromarty, a few miles north of Inverness. Ross County were formed in 1929 and joined the Highland League in that same year.
Question Reference: Quiz: Ross County.
3 St Mirren were founded in 1877 in which large town in the west of Scotland?
Answer: Paisley

St Mirren were formed in 1877 in the town of Paisley, southwest of Glasgow. They were named after the town's patron saint, Saint Mirin.
Question Reference: Quiz: St Mirren.
4 In which year were Kilmarnock F.C. founded?
Answer: 1869

Kilmarnock were founded in the Ayrshire town of that name in 1869 by a group of cricketers who wanted a sport to play during the winter months. Of the 42 clubs in the Scottish League system in 2018, only Queens Park, founded in 1867, are older than Kilmarnock, however Queens are a strictly amateur club - Killie are the oldest professional team.
Question Reference: Quiz: Kilmarnock F.C..
5 Clyde were founded in 1877 and had their origins in which town or city through which the River Clyde flows?
Answer: Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city on the banks of the River Clyde and was a major ship-building centre for many decades. Clyde Football Club were founded in 1877. Their first ground was Barrowfield in the Bridgeton area of the city, not far from Celtic Park, home of Celtic F.C.
Question Reference: Quiz: Clyde F.C..
6 Partick Thistle were formed in which year, the same year that Americans celebrated a significant anniversary?
Answer: 1876

Americans celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of Independence in 1876, whilst, in Glasgow, Partick Thiste F.C. were founded. Their more illustrious city neighbours, Rangers and Celtic, were founded in 1872 and 1888 respectively, whilst 1890 saw the foundation of the Scottish Football League.
Question Reference: Quiz: Partick Thistle.
7 In which year were Dumbarton Football Club formed?
Answer: 1872

Dumbarton are one of Scotland's oldest clubs, and were founded in 1872 in the town of Dumbarton, a few miles west of Glasgow, and just to the south of Loch Lomond. The area was an early hotbed of the game, with near-neighbours Renton F.C. and Vale of Leven F.C., from Alexandria, among the contenders for honours in the fledging years of the Scottish game.
Question Reference: Quiz: Dumbarton F.C..
8 The first away match for the Scotland team was against England in 1873. On which ground, more familiar for contests in another sport, did the game take place?
Answer: Kennington Oval

Both sides played a formation of 2-2-6! Because the Scots could only fund eight return tickets to London, three of the Scotland team were London residents. One of these was Lord Kinnaird who "qualified" to play for Scotland because he had an estate in Perthshire.

The match finished in a 4-2 win for England. The previous meeting between the two countries had also been played on a cricket ground, that of the West of Scotland club at Hamilton Crescent in Partick.
9 In which town is Albion Rovers' home stadium?
Answer: Coatbridge

Albion Rovers, founded in 1882, and known as The Wee Rovers, play at Cliftonhill in Coatbridge.
10 What part did Juan Carlos Cardenas play in Scottish football history?
Answer: He scored the goal for Racing Club of Argentina that stopped Celtic from becoming World Club Champions in 1967

His goal scored in the playoff which was held at the Estadio Centenario in Uruguay, won the Intercontinental Cup for Racing Club of Argentina. In fact, it was another strike from Cardenas in 93 minutes that took the two-legged final to a third game, and denied Celtic from becoming the first British team to be World Club Champions.
11 Who was the first British footballer to win the European Cup with a continental club?
Answer: Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert moved from Motherwell to Borussia Dortmund in 1996, and a year later helped them win the Champions League. That night in Munich when they defeated Juventus 3-1, Lambert became the first British player to win the Champions League.
12 Who was the first Scottish European Footballer of the Year?
Answer: Denis Law

Denis Law scored 45 goals in 41 games in 1964. He was preceded as European Footballer of the Year by Lev Yashin, and succeeded by Eusebio. Although Denis was born in Aberdeen, he was snapped up by Huddersfield Town as a young boy.
13 Domestically, Scottish football was dominated by the "Old Firm" of Celtic and Rangers throughout most of the 20th century. Which other Glasgow club was pre-eminent in the late 19th century, winning the Scottish FA Cup 10 times?
Answer: Queens Park

Based at Scotland's national stadium, Hampden Park, Queens Park are the oldest club in Scotland, formed in 1867. They won the Scottish Cup ten times between 1874 and 1893, but the onset of professionalism saw them reduced to also-rans, as they stubbornly clung on to their amateur status.
14 Our boys and East End amalgamated to form Dundee FC in which year?
Answer: 1893

They played their first games at West Craigie Park.
15 Which team was the favourite to win the SPL at the start of the season?
Answer: Celtic

Celtic were clear favourites to win the league at the start of the season. But since the Rangers bought many influential players, they were later at even odds.
16 Which of these countries has Scotland played only once and will never play again?
Answer: Zaire

Scotland played Zaire in the 1974 World Cup finals, winning 2-0. Zaire is now called the Democratic Republic of Congo and will therefore never compete again as Zaire. Although Scotland will never play Yugoslavia or the Soviet Union again, since they have broken up, they had played them more than once before the break up.
17 St. Mirren lifted the Scottish Cup by defeating Dundee United in the 1987 final, but who did they defeat in the semi-final that same year?
Answer: Hearts

St. Mirren defeated Hearts 2-1 in the semi-final, with goals from Ian Ferguson and Frank McGarvey.
Question Reference: Quiz: Scottish FA Cup.
18 Before Ayr United were formed, the town had a team called Ayr Thistle in the 1870s. They played their games on this open space in which town?
Answer: Low Green

The Low Green was the town's first football venue. Ayr Thistle were formed in 1872 by a group of youngsters and the Low Green, down by the esplanade, was an out-sized pitch which ran east/west, so it had a seaward goal.
19 Greenock Morton: They won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 1922, but who did they defeat in the final?
Answer: Rangers

A narrow 1-0 victory. After the match, the team had time to get changed and board a train for a pre-arranged friendly with Hartlepool. How times have changed.
20 When was the Highland Football League established?
Answer: August 1893

The Highland Football League was established on August 4, 1893 at the Inverness Workman's Club. The League originally had eight member teams, which became seven when Ross County resigned from the league in November 1893. At the time, teams were primarily based around the Inverness region, although the league would soon expand throughout the Highlands as transport networks improved.
21 Who was the leagues top goal scorer for the 2005-06 season?
Answer: Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd of Rangers (Also Kilmarnock) was the season's top goal scorer, with a prectacular 32 goals! 2nd on the top goal scorer list was John Hartson of Celtic with 18 goals. In joint third were Maciej Zurawski of Celtic, Derek Riordan of Hibs, Craig Dargo of Inverness CT, and Rudi Skacel of Hearts, all with 16 goals each.
22 In which year was East Fife Football Club formed?
Answer: 1903

East Fife were formed in 1903, slightly later than most of their contempories in the Scottish Football League, most of whom were founded in the late 19th century.
Question Reference: Quiz: East Fife F.C..
23 Which lager company sponored both Rangers and Celtic in 2003-04?
Answer: Carling

Before 2003/04 Rangers and Celtic had joint sponsorships with NTL.
24 Buckie Thistle shared it's nickname with which club from the Scottish Leagues?
Answer: Partick Thistle

Both Buckie and Partick were nicknamed "The Jags". Partick Thistle play at Firhill in Glasgow and the last time time the two clubs met was in the Scottish Cup in the fifties where Partick eliminated Buckie 5-2 on penalties.
25 Who scored the winning goal for Rangers in the 2003 Tennents Scottish Cup Final?
Answer: Lorenzo Amoruso

Lorenzo Amoruso scored a second half header in his last game for Rangers. The final score was Dundee 0 Rangers 1.