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11 German Football quizzes and 110 German Football trivia questions.
  Bayern Munich Greats   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Bayern Munich has been the dominant force in German soccer for many years and a lot of great players have been on their roster. Here's a squad across the decades for you - minus one player as I can have only 10...
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Feb 13 19
WesleyCrusher editor
Feb 13 19
223 plays
  Which German Team is This?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you work out which German football team each clue refers to?
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Feb 08 18
Dizart gold member
Feb 08 18
220 plays
  The Bundesliga for Americans   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz for Americans who watch an occasional Bundesliga game on TV. Just identify these ten teams who were playing in the top German football league during the 2015-16 season. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Mar 24 16
shvdotr gold member
350 plays
  Black & Yellow - Borussia Dortmund    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This one is in honor of some of Borussia Dortmund's legendary international players, focussing roughly on BVB in the two decades 1990 - 2010. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Siggi, Nov 19 13
179 plays
  100 Years of FC Schalke 04   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the German football club FC Schalke from 1904-2004.
Average, 10 Qns, Chris1013, Nov 28 06
339 plays
  German Soccer Legends    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Germany is one of the most successful national teams in international soccer. Sure enough, legends of soccer were born out of their eternal World Cup clashes!
Average, 10 Qns, vishvakarman, Nov 08 07
1547 plays
  Name the German Football Team    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One for the European soccer fans.. Possibly a tad difficult for those not at all interested in German soccer. I give you the first word or the initials of a German football team, you tell me the team. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, hews, Feb 15 03
2176 plays
  German Bundesliga    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are questions about the German Bundesliga in general.
Tough, 10 Qns, baiber86, Dec 02 09
1128 plays
  Bundesliga: The First 40 Years    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The German Premiership was established in 1963/64. How well do you know your stats? Note that all questions concern only the first 40 seasons, i.e. from 1963-64 to 2002-03.
Tough, 10 Qns, vishvakarman, Nov 19 03
468 plays
  Germany Soccer    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz about soccer in Germany.
Tough, 15 Qns, egger18, Feb 07 21
Feb 07 21
1418 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Bayern Munich won the title more often than any other team in Bundesliga history. How often did the gain the crown?

From Quiz "Bundesliga: The First 40 Years"

  Bundesliga 2002-03    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is about the 2002-03 season in the Bundesliga (in Germany). It should be pretty easy if you kept up with the results.
Tough, 5 Qns, lola_showgirl, Dec 16 06
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German Football Trivia Questions

1. Which team, managed at the time by Austrian Ernst Happel, won the 1983 European Champions Cup?

From Quiz
Which German Team is This?

Answer: Hamburg

Hamburger SV were founded in 1919, and were only occasionally successful in terms of major honours during the first 60 years of their existence. The signing of Kevin Keegan from Liverpool in the late 1970s saw an upturn in their fortunes, and they won the Bundesliga three times between 1979 and 1983. After losing the 1980 European Cup final to Nottingham Forest, they lifted the trophy in 1983 with victory over Juventus.

2. This Danish Dynamite striker has always been one of the most popular players in Black & Yellow. Playing for the BVB from 1990 to 1995, he managed to score 20 goals in 116 Bundesliga matches. Welcome to number 11 - his name is Flemming _________ .

From Quiz Black & Yellow - Borussia Dortmund

Answer: Povlsen

Although Flemming Povlsen did not score many goals for Borussia Dortmund he was, nevertheless, one of the Yellow Wall's all-time favourites. (The Yellow Wall is the stand on the southern side of the stadium. It holds approximately 30.000 home fans.) Never giving up, always fighting to the last, Flemming was really what you may call 'Danish Dynamite'. Appropriately enough, he was part of the Danish national team which won the European Championship in 1992 (beating Germany 2-0 in the final). With Borussia Dortmund, Flemming Povlsen won the national championship title in 1995. Sadly, he had to end his career much too early (at the age of only 28) because of several severe knee injuries.

3. In which city do Schalke04 play their home games?

From Quiz 100 Years of FC Schalke 04

Answer: Gelsenkirchen

Schalke is the suburb of Gelsenkirchen in which the club was founded. Gelsenkirchen is located in the Ruhr Valley, Germany's industrial centre, in the state of Northrhine-Westphalia. There are approx. 300,000 people living in Gelsenkirchen.

4. Bayern Munich won the title more often than any other team in Bundesliga history. How often did the gain the crown?

From Quiz Bundesliga: The First 40 Years

Answer: 17

Borussia Monchengladbach came in second with only 5 titles.

5. What was the name of the biggest stadium in Munich in the 2002-03 season?

From Quiz German Bundesliga

Answer: Olympia Stadion

6. How many times did the 1.FC Nuremberg win the German championship during the 20th Century?

From Quiz Germany Soccer

Answer: 9 times

Bayern Munich leads with 16 wins, followed by 1.FC Nuremberg.

7. One of the best-known German clubs is Bayern ________ ?

From Quiz Name the German Football Team

Answer: Munich

Rekordmeister! Bayern are there year after year.

8. Which club enjoyed a golden era between 1970 and 1979, winning five Bundesliga titles and two UEFA Cups, as well as being runners-up in the 1977 European Champions Cup?

From Quiz Which German Team is This?

Answer: Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach were founded in 1900, but had to wait until 1960 before winning their first major honour, the German Cup. The appointment of Hennes Weisweiler as manager in 1964 saw the club transformed into one of the best in Germany. They battled Bayern Munich for domestic supremacy throughout the 1970s, and won the UEFA Cup in 1975 and 1979, with final victories over Twente Enschede and Red Star Belgrade.

9. This great Swiss striker came in 1991 and remained until 1999, when he moved on to Grasshoppers Club Zürich. He scored 102 goals in 218 Bundesliga matches for Borussia Dortmund. He played in the number 9 jersey - Stéphane ____ .

From Quiz Black & Yellow - Borussia Dortmund

Answer: Chapuisat

Stéphane Chapuisat will always be remembered as 'Chappi' in Dortmund. With 102 goals scored in the Black & Yellow, he became Borussia Dortmund's all time most successful international scorer in 1999. During his time in Dortmund, Chappi won two national championships ('95 & '96), two German supercups ('96 & '97), the UEFA Champions League ('97) as well as the Interconinental Cup ('97), making him one of the most successful players in the history of Borussia Dortmund.

10. Schalke 04 were forme din 1904. When did they win their first German league championship (Hint: it was before the Bundesliga was founded)?

From Quiz 100 Years of FC Schalke 04

Answer: 1934

Schalke were German champions in 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942 and 1958, which were all pre-Bundesligaa.

11. Who scored more Bundesliga goals than any other striker?

From Quiz Bundesliga: The First 40 Years

Answer: Gerd Mueller

With 365 goals, he outclasses runner-up Fischer by almost 100 goals.

12. Which Brazilian player signed for Bayern Munich, from VFB Stuttgart in 1998?

From Quiz German Bundesliga

Answer: Giovane Elber

Elber played for Stuttgart between 1994-98 before transferring to Bayern.

13. This blonde striker has played in Germany, Italy, France, and England, where he was jeered as 'the diver', but later became top scorer. He appeared in three World Cups, scoring a total of 11 goals. What's his name?

From Quiz German Soccer Legends

Answer: Juergen Klinsmann

Juergen Klinsmann was also top scorer in Germany in 1988. For the national team, he scored a total of 47 goals.

14. Who was the all-time leading goal scorer for Germany, until Miroslav Klose broke his record?

From Quiz Germany Soccer

Answer: Gerd Mueller

He played scored 68 goals in 62 games for Germany (1966-1974). Miroslav Klose scored 71 goals in 137 games (2001-2014)

15. In the north is Borussia ________ ?

From Quiz Name the German Football Team

Answer: Dortmund

BVB! BVB! Hopefully you didn't pick their sworn enemy Schalke as the answer!

16. Which team became the first German winners of a European trophy in 1966 when they defeated Liverpool in the final of the European Cup Winners Cup?

From Quiz Which German Team is This?

Answer: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund were formed in 1909. They had a golden era in the late 1950s/ early 1960s when they won three domestic titles and a German Cup, as well as the European Cup Winners Cup. After a long period in the doldrums, they returned to prominence in the 1990s, winning the 1996 Bundesliga and the 1997 European Champions League.

17. When the club was founded, many of its players worked in the same profession, and even decades later, the club was still associated with this profession. Which one is it?

From Quiz 100 Years of FC Schalke 04

Answer: Coal mining

In those early stages of European football leagues, the pay was so low that no player was able to live from just playing football. Therefore, they all had a job besides being a footballer. The Ruhr Valley was Germany's industrial centre, and coal mining was one of the most important industries. In the 2000s, it was replaced more and more by modern technologies.

18. In what season did Gerd Mueller score 40 goals, a Bundesliga record?

From Quiz Bundesliga: The First 40 Years

Answer: 1971-72

19. Who was the extrovert goalkeeper of the 1980s saved the day for Germany, in the first World Cup penalty shootout. He also became notorious for a vicious foul committed in that same game?

From Quiz German Soccer Legends

Answer: Harald (Toni) Schumacher

The match was the semi-finals against France in the 1982 World Cup.

20. In the north there's Werder ________ .

From Quiz Name the German Football Team

Answer: Bremen

Champions in 1992-93 in a close tussle with Bayern.

21. Which team, with connections to the Volkswagen car company, were the surprise winners of the 2009 Bundesliga title?

From Quiz Which German Team is This?

Answer: Wolfsburg

VfL Wolsburg were founded in 1945 as the works team of the Volkswagen car company. They eventually reached the top flight of German football in 1997, and won the Bundesliga in 2009. A first German Cup triumph followed in 2015.

22. Which are the team colours?

From Quiz 100 Years of FC Schalke 04

Answer: blue and white

When the team was founded under the name Westphalia Schalke in 1904, its colours were red and yellow. Twenty years later, the name was changed to FC Schalke 04, and the colours blue and white were adopted. The colours are also mentioned in the team's song "Blau und weiss, wie lieb ich dich" (Blue and white, how much I love you).

23. What was the name of the player with most Bundesliga caps?

From Quiz Bundesliga: The First 40 Years

Answer: Karl-Heinz Koerbel

An impressive 602 caps in 19 seasons, all for Eintracht Frankfurt.

24. Who was captain of the team that miraculously snatched the first World Cup trophy for Germany from Hungary in 1954?

From Quiz German Soccer Legends

Answer: Fritz Walter

Germany won 3:2. Fritz Walter may have been the first real German soccer legend. The stadium of his home club Kaiserslautern was named after him. He died during the 2002 World Cup.

25. Apart from Sergio, what is the last name of the other Brazilian international player who played for Bayern Munich in season 2000-01?

From Quiz Germany Soccer

Answer: Elber

26. And the team Bayer ________ .

From Quiz Name the German Football Team

Answer: Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen lost in the 2002 Champions League final 2-1 against Real Madrid.

27. Managed at the time by Otto Rehhagel, which German club won the 1992 European Cup Winners Cup?

From Quiz Which German Team is This?

Answer: Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen were formed in 1899, but didn't win their first major honour until 1961 when they lifted the German Cup. A first Bundesliga title followed in 1965. The appointment of Rehhagel as manager in 1981 saw an upsurge in their fortunes, and two league titles were won in 1988 and 1993. The European Cup Winners Cup was won in 1992, with Monaco being their opponents in the final.

28. This Brazilian left-side defender came to the BVB in 1998. After playing an astonishing 322 Bundesliga matches in Black & Yellow, he left Borussia Dortmund in 2011 as German champion and a living legend. Welcome to our number 17 - Olé ______ .

From Quiz Black & Yellow - Borussia Dortmund

Answer: Dédé

Leonardo de Deus Santos (Dédé) may be considered to be the most legendary international player of Borussia Dortmund. With his 322 appearances in the Bundesliga, he is the record international player of Dortmund - ranking in an overall second place in 2011 (after Michael 'Susi' Zorc, who played 463 matches for the BVB). In his 13 years wearing Black & Yellow Dédé won two German championship titles (2002 & 2011). During his last match in the Signal-Iduna Park more than 80,000 supporters gave him standing ovations for minutes, and celebrated his great achievements for the club by singing the traditional 'Olé, Dédé! Olé, Dédé!' He might have got even greater international approval - but he had the misfortune to have an even (slightly, mind) better left defender competing on his position: his fellow countryman Roberto Carlos from Real Madrid.

29. Which two players won the title seven times as players?

From Quiz Bundesliga: The First 40 Years

Answer: Klaus Augenthaler and Lothar Matthaeus

All titles were won for Bayern Munich.

30. What's the name of the highly-ambitious goalkeeper, who was named player of the World Cup 2002, despite making a fatal error in the finals?

From Quiz German Soccer Legends

Answer: Oliver Kahn

Because of his features (and sometimes also behaviour on the pitch) resembled that of an ape, he is often thrown bananas at in German stadiums.

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