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Whether you call it football, soccer, or round ball, a mixture of the sports is here from all parts of the world. Do you want a challenge? How about a real challenge? They're all here from difficult to very difficult to impossible. Try kicking a goal with these quizzes!
56 quizzes and 655 trivia questions.
Getting One Over  Footballs Local Rivalries 2 Football is known for the intensity of its local rivalries between club sides. Can you match these pairs of clubs by their traditional home kits with the city they come from?
Tough, 10 Qns, Red_John, Mar 02 21
Mar 02 21
142 plays
Getting One Over  Footballs Local Rivalries 5 There are many local rivalries in world football. Can you match these pairs of local rivals by our rough approximation of their club crest with the city that they are from?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Red_John, Jul 25 21
Jul 25 21
129 plays
  Football General Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Association football is "the people's game", the most popular sport in the world, and it has a long history. Can you answer these questions that relate to some of its pioneering moments?
Tough, 10 Qns, Red_John, Jul 01 22
Jul 01 22
195 plays
  Football's Strangest Matches [1]   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is dedicated to those incidents that occur either before, during or after football matches that makes you think, "Wow, I wished I'd have seen that!" Good luck and enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, toellandback, Dec 06 09
777 plays
  Getting One Over - Football's Local Rivalries 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many local rivalries in world football. Some are very well known, but can you answer these questions about some of the less publicised?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Feb 20 21
Feb 20 21
131 plays
  Worldwide Football #3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More multiple choice questions for people with a passion for soccer. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, silverginger, Dec 09 08
silverginger gold member
937 plays
  Black Striped Strips   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you find the football (soccer) teams from around the globe who have black stripes that feature on their playing shirts? Hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 10 Qns, zonko, Apr 03 13
189 plays
  The Year That Was    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of the following questions will list a number of events that took place in a certain year of the football world. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, silverginger, Jan 12 06
silverginger gold member
566 plays
  The Defensive Midfielder   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The position of defensive midfielder has become an integral part of any successful team in recent years. This quiz is dedicated to them. Enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, thefunhead, Feb 07 10
946 plays
  Getting One Over - Football's Local Rivalries 6    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The last in our series focuses on clubs in some of the cities we've looked at in previous quizzes. Can you answer these questions about the other local rivals?
Tough, 15 Qns, Red_John, Mar 04 21
Mar 04 21
115 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Which player had an important role in England's 1966 World Cup semi-final against Portugal, marking Eusebio out of the game?

From Quiz "The Defensive Midfielder"

  Spectacular Goals from Unlikely Sources    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all love to see spectacular goals, but it's even more exciting when the less glamorous players score them. Identify the scorer of each of these stunning goals from the description of when and how the goal was scored.
Difficult, 10 Qns, nathe, Dec 23 18
Dec 23 18
437 plays
  Crazy World of Goalkeepers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz dedicated to the weird, wonderful world of goalkeepers.
Tough, 10 Qns, thefunhead, Jun 19 11
1148 plays
  Worldwide Soccer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Midex football quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, seboooo, Oct 09 09
3963 plays
  Football Shirt Colours    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The quiz is based on colours of different football teams' shirts.
Tough, 10 Qns, quiz_lad, Sep 04 09
1352 plays
  Soccer Mix   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a football quiz with general knowlege questions about teams, players and countries from all over the world.
Difficult, 10 Qns, dhillmu7, Mar 14 08
1381 plays
  Football's Strangest Matches [2]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More strange matches from the vaults of the beautiful game. Enjoy and good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, toellandback, Dec 06 09
595 plays
  Soccer Mix No. 2    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Same as before but with no ' X '.
Tough, 25 Qns, Ridgeback, May 17 05
2130 plays
  Soccer 101    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge in soccer to your highest potential. The quiz displays questions from past present and future events. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, DaDiablo, Dec 23 18
Dec 23 18
3547 plays
  Who Scored That Goal?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will describe in detail a famous goal, all you have to do is decide who scored it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, thefunhead, Mar 27 08
1149 plays
  Football Mix    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More multiple choice questions for people with a passion for soccer. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, silverginger, Mar 28 08
silverginger gold member
988 plays
  Soccer From the 1990s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Think you know soccer history from the 1990s? Try to remember these sometimes less evident highlights, players, and winners. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, bvnunen, Jan 20 11
458 plays
  Who Won What ?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you name the team that won the following trophies in the years mentioned ?
Tough, 10 Qns, ebbrell, Sep 17 02
1375 plays
  Worldwide Football Underdogs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz for those who are always curious why and how the underdog achieves success against the odds.
Tough, 10 Qns, AllanAllan, Sep 24 10
477 plays
  Soccer Ultimate I    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The world game past and present.
Tough, 15 Qns, protege323, May 31 08
1825 plays
  Soccer Mix No. 1    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A mixture of football questions from the UK and the rest of the world starting from ' A ' and ending with ' Z '.
Tough, 25 Qns, Ridgeback, Jun 19 11
1577 plays
  Soccer Grab-Bag    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you are a soccer fan, then may be you should try this one out.
Difficult, 10 Qns, vengeance, May 16 06
1183 plays
  Victorian Era Football    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Association football during its formative years of the mid-to-late 19th century, when it was still a game played largely by amateurs.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 16 06
Plumbus gold member
321 plays
  Know Your Football?    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some useless football trivia questions I have picked up.
Difficult, 15 Qns, elwood_23, Mar 08 06
2508 plays
  Goals Goals Goals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about team and individual goal-scoring Achievements from the world of football.
Difficult, 10 Qns, willomania, Dec 20 19
Dec 20 19
123 plays
  Soccer Team's City    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, you will have be tested on team's cities. I put the club and you answer the city it is located in.
Tough, 10 Qns, juanchianglo, Feb 10 10
992 plays
  International Football Teams    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is for all you football/soccer lovers of the international game. Enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, Genesis1000, Jun 05 11
319 plays
  Soccer Ultimate II    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
More on the world game past and present.
Tough, 15 Qns, protege323, Dec 27 09
1186 plays
  Soccer Ultimate III    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
If you like soccer try your best with more trivia from the world game I hope you enjoy playing this quiz.
Difficult, 20 Qns, protege323, Feb 10 04
1493 plays
  Footy Facts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz contains some general soccer trivia. Some of the questions go a long way back so you will have to think hard.
Tough, 10 Qns, cal79, Oct 09 09
768 plays
  Random Worldwide Football    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz of randomly assorted worldwide football questions. Good luck :).
Tough, 10 Qns, AllanAllan, Jun 22 10
280 plays
  Various Football    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz for the soccer buffs among you. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, firecracker5, Feb 10 04
616 plays
  Global Football    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Football quiz, from around the world.
Tough, 15 Qns, Ridgeback, Jan 14 06
1421 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ok. If you get 10 out of 10, congratulate yourself.
Tough, 10 Qns, PhIl-BeRt, Apr 20 09
935 plays
  Worldwide Football    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about football through the ages.
Tough, 10 Qns, norfolkngoode, Jan 06 20
Jan 06 20
118 plays
  Football At Its Best    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This will test your knowledge to the limit of the great game!
Difficult, 20 Qns, mr_cymru, Apr 05 05
1003 plays
  World Football - General Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about the original football, the one where you use your feet, the beautiful game.
Tough, 15 Qns, swbhoy, May 31 08
1164 plays
  Football General    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
General questions on the game of football(Premier League biased though).
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, gregbrfc2, Jul 15 07
Very Difficult
1315 plays
  Football Selection    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few of my favourite pieces of trivia. I tried to make this quiz without looking anything up, so I could judge what people trying it, might know off the top of their head.
Tough, 10 Qns, Neil_C, May 16 06
745 plays
  Football Interesting Ones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about players, clubs, World Cups, national teams, rules and everything that has to do with football.
Impossible, 10 Qns, robybaggio18, Jul 02 07
2354 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Easy for some, difficult for others. Why don't you try?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, joshualow, May 07 13
Very Difficult
2406 plays
  Very Tough Soccer    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is really a tough quiz. Only a few is about average. Enjoy it!
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, jimbaggio, Mar 16 16
Very Difficult
1334 plays
  Fabulous Football    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you think you know all about the beautiful game, then take this quiz of a mixed football variety.
Difficult, 10 Qns, atkins, Feb 10 04
1101 plays
  Soccer Brain    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another mixed bag but a lot tougher.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ridgeback, May 16 06
1692 plays
  Football Mixed Bag    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions from the world of football with several based on the British scene.
Tough, 10 Qns, Ridgeback, Nov 23 05
1217 plays
  Footy Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A medium difficulty quiz just for fun! A harder one will follow.
Tough, 10 Qns, skuff, May 17 05
782 plays
  Soccer's Where On Earth    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz I will give you the names of a soccer club and you guess where they play. Sounds easy doesn't it? Enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, kristian88, Feb 22 06
1644 plays
  15 Questions about Football General    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I hope you like this quiz, I have tried to make interesting questions mixed with general facts. If you like it I hope to make more.
Difficult, 15 Qns, kingmaciek, Jun 19 09
1418 plays
  International Teams: Founded When?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I say the international team, you say when they were founded. Not so simple, unless you are good.
Tough, 10 Qns, pandabear0666, Jul 15 07
316 plays
  Ultimate Football Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi, this quiz is for the brilliant football brains only! Prepare yourself for the mother of all quizzes, and underestimate this quiz at your peril.
Difficult, 10 Qns, chris_nakata, Jul 07 15
1178 plays
  World Football Players, Rules, Cups    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the answers to these questions will be from the past and present players of world and rules.
Difficult, 10 Qns, stig03, Feb 05 07
916 plays
  World Football    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
15 questions about football from around the globe.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Reeecheee, Feb 10 04
1156 plays
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  Worldwide Football [Sports] (43 quizzes)

World Football Challenge Trivia Questions

1. Colo-Colo is one of the so-called "Big Three" in Santiago, but who or what is the club named after?

From Quiz
Getting One Over - Football's Local Rivalries 6

Answer: Native tribal chief

Colo-Colo is Chile's most popular and successful club, having won more league titles than any other. The club was founded in 1925 by a group of players who had left Deportes Magallanes following a dispute. Upon its foundation, the club was named for Colocolo, a Mapuche warrior and tribal leader during the period of the Arauco War in the late 16th century, who is regarded as a symbol of heroism, bravery, and wisdom in Chile. Colo-Colo shares its fiercest rivalry with another of the "Big Three" in Santiago, Universidad de Chile, with the fixture between the two being referred to as "El clásico del fútbol chileno", or the "Chilean Superclasico". The club also has a significant rivalry with the third major club in the city, Universidad Catolica. In both of these, Colo-Colo has the advantage in terms of wins over the other two. Colo-Colo was also the first club from Chile to reach the final of the Copa Libertadores, losing in 1973 to Argentine side Independiente, before becoming the first Chilean side to win the competition, when they beat Olimpia of Paraguay in 1991.

2. Where and when was the first FIFA World Cup held that included England?

From Quiz Worldwide Football

Answer: Brazil 1950

The home nations had returned to FIFA four years ealier after a 17 year self imposed exile. England famously lost 1-0 to the USA in Belo Horizonte.

3. What Brazilian football club has their home shirt with black stripes running vertically and is also known by one of its nicknames as the Estrela Solitaria (The Lone Star)?

From Quiz Black Striped Strips

Answer: Botafogo

Botafogo or their full name of Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, originally started as a rowing club in 1894. They play in a black and white striped shirt for their home games and a white shirt with a single black horizontal stripe for away games. Like many football teams they also have a third shirt in case either of those kits clash, which is all black with a single grey stripe that runs horizontally. One of Botafogo early club mascots was the Disney character Donald Duck; however, due to issues with Disney Corporation they had to change it. The club has gone with a Manneken Pis as a mascot and fans often adorn it in the clubs shirt after major wins. The team has also ground shared with other football clubs in Rio de Janeiro. Botafogo, Fluminense and Flamengo have all used the Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange as a home stadium.

4. How many games did England win in the European Championships, held in Sweden in 1992?

From Quiz International Football Teams

Answer: 0

England failed badly in this tournament drawing twice in the first 2 games before losing to Sweden in the final group game.

5. Italy was beaten 1-0 by which underdog at the 1966 FIFA World Cup?

From Quiz Worldwide Football Underdogs

Answer: North Korea

The North Korean squad of 22 contained no professional footballers. Pak Doo-Ik, a corporal in the North Korean army, scored the decisive goal in the 42nd minute.

6. Which FIFA confederation zone did Australia use to belong to?

From Quiz Random Worldwide Football

Answer: Oceania Football Confederation

Football Federation Australia announced plans to abandon the Oceania Football Confederation for the Asia Football Confederation in order to improve Australia's standard of football. FIFA ratified the move on the 30th June 2005 with the move going into effect on 1 January 2006.

7. What was the name of the Brazilin captain who lifted the World Cup in USA 1994?

From Quiz The Defensive Midfielder

Answer: Dunga

Although Rai started the World Cup as captain, he was dropped at the insistence of Pele. Dunga took the band and lifted the World Cup. Dunga won 91 caps for his country scoring 6 goals.

8. June 1988, Euro final, and Van Tiggelen broke up the attack and surged forward passing to Muhren who looped over a deep cross. I took one outrageous kick and sent it into the corner past Dasayev. Who am I?

From Quiz Who Scored That Goal?

Answer: Marco Van Basten

This was the famous goal in the Euro 88 final in which the Dutch beat the Soviets 2-0.

9. Argentine keeper Carlos Roa retired from football in 1999 despite being at his peak. For what reason did he retire?

From Quiz Crazy World of Goalkeepers

Answer: He was a Seventh Day Adventist and believed the World would end at the turn of the millenium

The world in fact did not end, and Carlos returned to football in 2000 before seeing out his career in his native Argentina.

10. Who was the first person to have played in a Mersyside, Manchester and Old Firm football derby?

From Quiz Soccer Mix

Answer: Andrei Kanchelskis

Kanchelskis played for Rangers, Manchester United and Everton in the derby games. He was the first player to acheive this feat. The seocnd was Craig Bellamy.

11. Al-Ahly in Egypt. Which is its city?

From Quiz Soccer Team's City

Answer: Cairo

Al-Ahly was founded in 1907 at Cairo, Egypt. It is the most crowned team in Egypt and probably in the Middle East and Africa. It has participated in the World Club Cup.

12. The Liverpool home shirt is what colour?

From Quiz Football Shirt Colours

Answer: Red

Liverpool won the European Cup in 2005 for the fifth time after beating AC Milan on penalties in the final.

13. Argentina won their first title in 1910. In what year were Argentina founded?

From Quiz International Teams: Founded When?

Answer: 1893

The game was taken to Argentina in the 1860s and the side was founded in 1893.

14. Which referee sent off Roy Keane for the 'horror tackle' on Alf-Ing Haaland in 2001?

From Quiz Football General

Answer: David Elleray

Elleray was accused of having an anti United bias, but he got this one right as Keane took revenge on Haaland for injuring him and ending his career.

15. October 2002, Madagascar (Malagsay): The champions Adama beat Stade Olympique De L`Emyrne by 149-0. What was the story behind this amazing scoreline?

From Quiz Football's Strangest Matches [2]

Answer: Stade scored 149 own goals in protest

Apparently, Stade were so angered by a refereeing decision that they repeatedly put the ball into their own net in protest, 149 times.

16. November 2001, Lisbon: Portugal v Angola in a friendly international was abandoned after 68 minutes. But why?

From Quiz Football's Strangest Matches [1]

Answer: Angola only had six players left on the pitch

FIFA rules state that any team with less than seven players on the pitch cannot continue. Angola had four players sent off and another injured with no subs left to come on, thus the game had to be called off. At the time, Portugal led 5-1.

17. Leeds United won the old Division One title, Burnley won the old Division Four title, and Denmark won the European Championships. Which year ties all three together?

From Quiz The Year That Was

Answer: 1992

Leeds won the title under the guidance of Howard Wilkinson. The driving force behind their success were players such as David Batty, Rod Wallace, Gordon Strachan, and Eric Cantona. Burnley became the last ever winners of Division Four by gaining 83 points, six more than Rotherham United. Denmark's story in Euro '92 is what fantasies are made of. Yugoslavia were forced to pull out of the finals, paving the way for Denmark. What followed was the Danes going all the way, and beating Germany 2-0 in the final. John Jensen and Kim Vilfort scored the goals in the game.

18. What were the earliest football rules written down that are still in existence in 2005?

From Quiz Victorian Era Football

Answer: Rugby School

Rugby School's football rules were first codified in 1845. A copy of these rules from 1845 still exists as a historical document. The world's association football clubs play to rules based on those formulated in 1863 by the Football Association (governed internationally through FIFA).

19. Who was the first African to be selected by FIFA as the World Player of the Year?

From Quiz Soccer Grab-Bag

Answer: George Weah

George Weah (Liberia) in 1995 became the first African to win the coveted FIFA World Player of the Year. He played for many top flight European Clubs such as Monaco, Paris Saint Germain, Milan and Chelsea.

20. From which team did Blackburn Rovers sign goalkeeper Peter Enckelman in January, 2004?

From Quiz Worldwide Football #3

Answer: Aston Villa

Blackburn originally had Enckelman on-loan for a month between November and December, 2003 before signing him in a permanent deal. Enckelman started his career with TPS Turku in his native Finland in 1997, before joining the Premiership with Aston Villa two years later.

21. On the 11th 0f April 2001 Australia won 31-0. Who were their opponents?

From Quiz Footy Facts

Answer: American Samoa

The 9th-11th of April 2001 was a good couple of days for the Australian soccer team. On the 9th they had beaten Tonga 22-0.

22. They played their home games in the 2003 season at the Gemeindesportplatz and their name is FC Ruggell. Which country do they play in?

From Quiz Soccer's Where On Earth

Answer: Liechtenstein

The main team in Liechtenstein is FC Vaduz who played at the Rheinparkstadion, in the 2003 season, in the country's capital.

23. In what year was Glenn Hoddle born?

From Quiz Football At Its Best

Answer: 1957

Glenn Hoddle as a player, played for Tottenham Hotspur 1974-87, AS Monaco 1987-90, and player-managed Swindon Town between 1991-93 and Chelsea 1993-96. He then went on to manage England, he then had a spell for Southampton before returning to his former club Tottenham.

24. Who was the first ever European player of the year?

From Quiz Fabulous Football

Answer: Stanley Mathews

Stanley Matthews won the title in 1956 while playing for Blackpool. The first world player of the year award went to Lothar Matthaus, who was playing for Inter Milan at the time.

25. Who was Martin O'Neill managing before he joined Leicester City?

From Quiz Various Football

Answer: Wycombe Wanderers

The enigmatic Irishman left Wycombe to take charge of Leicester in December 1995. He took them from Division one into the Premiership and kept them there for several years before being scouted for the Glasgow Celtic job in June 2000.

26. For which club did Pele play for most of his career?

From Quiz Footy Knowledge

Answer: Santos

He played for them during his professional career, having played also in the USA for the New York Cosmos after he retired.

27. Which country has been a member of FIFA since 1948 - but has never entered a World Cup competition?

From Quiz Soccer Mix No. 2

Answer: Afghanistan

Angola have entered 5 times, Australia 10 and Algeria 10.

28. In 1991 Roberto Baggio refused to take a penalty for Juventus against his previous club, which club was it?

From Quiz Soccer Ultimate III

Answer: Fiorentina

Roberto Baggio left Fiorentina for a record fee at the time. He had a very successful time at Juventus thereafter.

29. Which ' A ' did Patrick Vieira leave to join Arsenal in 1996?

From Quiz Soccer Mix No. 1

Answer: AC Milan

Vieira started his career at Cannes before moving to AC Milan where he only played twice. Arsenal bought him for 3.5m pounds in August 1996.

30. Which country do the club teams Penarol and Nacional play in?

From Quiz Soccer Ultimate II

Answer: Uruguay

Penarol and Nacional have a had many great derbies over the years.

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