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Quiz about Aston Villa 199798
Quiz about Aston Villa 199798

Aston Villa 1997-98 Trivia Quiz


Aston Villa were in England's Premier League for the 1997-98 football season. This quiz relates to events and occurrences from that season.

A multiple-choice quiz by Bill2004. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Bill2004
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
272,158
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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287
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Question 1 of 10
1. In the summer of 1997, Aston Villa signed England striker Stan Collymore. From which English team was he purchased? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In what position did Aston Villa finish at the end of the 1997-98 Premiership season? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Who was Aston Villa's top goal scorer during the 1997-98 football season? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Aston Villa was knocked out of the 1998 League Cup in the third round?


Question 5 of 10
5. Which player appeared in the most matches for Aston Villa in the 1997-98 football season? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which team inflicted Aston Villa's heaviest defeat during the 1997-98 Premiership season? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. One of Aston Villa's new signings for the 1997-98 Premiership season was defender Simon Grayson. Which squad number did he wear? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The 1997-98 season saw Aston Villa competing in the UEFA Cup competition again. Which team eliminated them? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The smallest league crowd that Aston Villa played in front of during the 1997-98 football season was 13,131. Who were the opponents on this occasion? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Did an Aston Villa player score a league hat-trick during the 1997-98 Premiership season?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the summer of 1997, Aston Villa signed England striker Stan Collymore. From which English team was he purchased?

Answer: Liverpool

Collymore retired from professional football in 2001. During the course of his career he made a total of 251 first team appearances and scored 99 goals. Stan made three appearances for the senior England team. Collymore made appearances for 11 professional teams during his career. Collymore went on to have a career in the media, writing articles for daily newspapers and appearing as a pundit on BBC Radio 5 Live.
2. In what position did Aston Villa finish at the end of the 1997-98 Premiership season?

Answer: 7th

The Villa finished the season in seventh place. The club won 17 of its league matches, drew five games and lost 15, giving a return of 57 points. Blackburn Rovers were the team that finished above Villa, in sixth, with West Ham United in eighth position.
3. Who was Aston Villa's top goal scorer during the 1997-98 football season?

Answer: Dwight Yorke

Dwight Yorke had a fairy tale introduction to professional football. In 1989, Aston Villa toured the West Indies. Yorke played against Villa in one of the matches. Graham Taylor, who was the clubs manager at the time, was impressed and offered him a trial. The trial was a success and he made his debut for Villa in March 1990 against Crystal Palace.

Yorke went on to make 232 appearances, scoring 73 goals, at Villa. In August 1998, he joined Manchester United, where he was part of the 1998-99 "Treble" winners: the Premiership, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League titles all in the same year.
4. Aston Villa was knocked out of the 1998 League Cup in the third round?

Answer: True

Teams from the Premier League that qualify for that season's European competitions enter the League Cup at the third round stage. Villa was therefore eliminated in their first match in this competition, losing 3-0 to London side West Ham United.
5. Which player appeared in the most matches for Aston Villa in the 1997-98 football season?

Answer: Alan Wright

Aston Villa played 51 matches during the season. Wright appeared in 50 of them, starting 48 and 2 as a substitute. His amazing levels of fitness and ability to avoid injury saw Wright make over 250 appearances for Villa in 7 seasons. Wright had the distinction of being the Premier League's shortest player during his time at Villa, standing only five feet four inches tall.
6. Which team inflicted Aston Villa's heaviest defeat during the 1997-98 Premiership season?

Answer: Blackburn Rovers

Rovers were well and truly Villa's nemesis during this season. The heaviest defeat was a 5-0 reversal at Ewood Park. Blackburn also handed the next highest defeat, a 4-0 victory at Villa Park. Rovers were one of four teams to do the "double" over Villa, winning both of the league matches. The other teams were Newcastle United, Wimbledon and Manchester United.
7. One of Aston Villa's new signings for the 1997-98 Premiership season was defender Simon Grayson. Which squad number did he wear?

Answer: 16

Grayson played 434 games during his 17 year professional career, representing nine different clubs. He only made 49 of those appearances for Aston Villa.
He finished his playing career with Blackpool in 2005. On his retirement he took over the reins as manager of Blackpool. He led the team to promotion to The Championship in 2007 following a 2-0 victory over Yeovil in the League one play-off final.
8. The 1997-98 season saw Aston Villa competing in the UEFA Cup competition again. Which team eliminated them?

Answer: Athletico Madrid

Villa equaled their best performance in this competition by reaching the quarter-finals. This feat was first achieved 30 years earlier in the 1977-78 season. France's Bordeaux were beaten in the first round. Spanish side Athletic Bilbao were eliminated in the second round. Former European Cup winners Steaua Bucharest were defeated in the third round.
9. The smallest league crowd that Aston Villa played in front of during the 1997-98 football season was 13,131. Who were the opponents on this occasion?

Answer: Wimbledon

Wimbledon used to be based in London. As Wimbledon FC, they had a meteoric rise to prominence. They were admitted to the Football League in 1977, and they reached England's top division by 1986. The club won its first major honour, the FA Cup, in 1988. They spent all of the 1990s in the top division; this ended on the last day of the 1999-2000 season when defeat to saw them relegated.
After this, the club began to suffer financial difficulties and looked at moving out of London, with Dublin and Cardiff as possible destinations. However in 2003, the club opted to move to Milton Keynes. Fans who were not happy with this move created their own non-league team called AFC Wimbledon.
A year later, at the end of the 2004 season, the club renamed itself Milton Keynes Dons FC or MKDons. This spelled the end of Wimbledon FC.
10. Did an Aston Villa player score a league hat-trick during the 1997-98 Premiership season?

Answer: No

Dwight Yorke, Stan Collymore and Savo Milosevic each scored two goals in a single match. No player managed to score three times in a single game.
Source: Author Bill2004

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