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Famous Footy Fans [2] Trivia Quiz


Another selection of teams across the English Football League who have an array of famous supporters. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by demurechicky. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
demurechicky
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
310,640
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. This team have many famous fans, including singer David Essex, actor Ray Winstone, actress Keira Knightley and the boxer Lennox Lewis. The team played at the Boleyn Ground, which was known as Upton Park, and their home kit colours are claret and blue? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The politicians David Blunkett and Roy Hattersley are amongst the supporters of this team who play at Hillsborough. Their nickname is 'The Owls'. Can you identify the team? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Two famous fans of this football team include the actresses Catherine Zeta Jones and Ruth Madoc, who starred in the comedy 'Hi De Hi'. The club play at the Liberty Stadium and they are known as either 'The Swans' or 'The Jacks'. Who are they? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Famous fans of this team include the former tennis ace Bjorn Borg and Olympic gold medalist Kelly Holmes. The team play at The Valley and their away kit is sky and navy blue stripes. Which team is it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Their fans include Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and the actor Neil Morrisey. The team play at Selhurst Park, which opened in 1924. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Famous fans of this team include the comedienne Dawn French and Sir Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour party. They play at Home Park and are nicknamed 'The Pilgrims'. Who are they? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Top cricketer, Sir Ian Botham and singer/songwriter Stephen Fretwell are famous fans of this team who play at Glanford Park. Their home kit colours are claret and blue. Who are they? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Actors Sir Tom Courtney and John Alderton support this team. The team nickname is 'The Tigers'. Which northern team is this? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Retired jockies Willie Carson and John Francombe are famous fans of this team nicknamed 'The Robins' and play at the County Ground. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Comedienne Jennifer Saunders, opera singer Russell Watson and singer Mick Hucknall are amongst the many famous fans who support this very well known football team who play at Old Trafford. Their nickname is 'The Red Devils'. Which famous team is this? Hint



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1. This team have many famous fans, including singer David Essex, actor Ray Winstone, actress Keira Knightley and the boxer Lennox Lewis. The team played at the Boleyn Ground, which was known as Upton Park, and their home kit colours are claret and blue?

Answer: West Ham United

The club, when formed, was called Thames Ironworks FC. They became West Ham United five years later in 1900. The nickname of the team is 'The Hammers', which stems from the formation of the club, as the players actually played for Thames Ironworks. They are also known as 'The Irons' to club supporters.

The bass player of the rock group Iron Maiden, Steve Harris, played in the West Ham Youth team. The West Ham logo can be seen on his bass guitars. The club song is 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'.
2. The politicians David Blunkett and Roy Hattersley are amongst the supporters of this team who play at Hillsborough. Their nickname is 'The Owls'. Can you identify the team?

Answer: Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday were initially a cricket team called The Wednesday Cricket Club, as they played their games on a Wednesday. The football team was formed on 4th September 1867, in an effort to train the cricketers during the winter off-season. They were known as The Wednesday Football club until they changed their name to Sheffield Wednesday in 1929. The team have won their first FA Cup in 1896.

Tragedy struck the club on 15th April 1989 when Nottingham Forest were playing Liverpool at Hillsborough in the FA cup semi final; when 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death due to extreme overcrowding on the terraces.
3. Two famous fans of this football team include the actresses Catherine Zeta Jones and Ruth Madoc, who starred in the comedy 'Hi De Hi'. The club play at the Liberty Stadium and they are known as either 'The Swans' or 'The Jacks'. Who are they?

Answer: Swansea City

Swansea City was formed in 1912. They were known as Swansea Town until 1970. On 15th September 1982 in the first round of the European Cup Winners' Cup, they beat the Maltese team, Sliema Wanderers, by a staggering 12 goals to 0. This win being their biggest.
4. Famous fans of this team include the former tennis ace Bjorn Borg and Olympic gold medalist Kelly Holmes. The team play at The Valley and their away kit is sky and navy blue stripes. Which team is it?

Answer: Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic football club was formed on 9th June 1905, but the team didn't turn professional for 15 years, until 1920. They won the FA Cup in 1947 and were runners up the previous year. On 12th February 1938, Charlton Athletic played Aston Villa in and FA Cup match. This match saw their highest ever home game attendance, which was 75,031!
5. Their fans include Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and the actor Neil Morrisey. The team play at Selhurst Park, which opened in 1924.

Answer: Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Football Club were formed in 1905. An amateur team formed in 1861 were also known as Crystal Palace Football Club, which was made up of groundsmen from the 'Great Exhibition' at Crystal Palace. The original Crystal Palace were one of the teams which took part in the first FA Cup in the 1871-2 season.

The original club strip of claret and blue resulted from their 'borrowing' the strip from Aston Villa! This was due to Edmund Goodman, who, whilst employed by Aston Villa, was recommended to Crystal Palace. Goodman later became manager of Crystal Palace.
6. Famous fans of this team include the comedienne Dawn French and Sir Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour party. They play at Home Park and are nicknamed 'The Pilgrims'. Who are they?

Answer: Plymouth Argyle

When the club was formed in 1886, it was known as Argyle Football Club, it became known as Plymouth Argyle when the team turned professional in 1903. Their biggest ever loss in the league was when they lost 9-0 to Stoke City on 17th December 1960. Malcolm Allison and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton have both managed this team. Sir Clement Freud is also a fan of Plymouth Argyle.
7. Top cricketer, Sir Ian Botham and singer/songwriter Stephen Fretwell are famous fans of this team who play at Glanford Park. Their home kit colours are claret and blue. Who are they?

Answer: Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United didn't join the Football League until 1950. The club was formed in 1899 and was known as Scunthorpe and Lindsey United. Their first game in the Football League was against Shrewsbury Town who were also new to league football (they were both founder members of Division Three, which became Divsiison Three (South) a year later). Well known former players at the club include Kevin Keegan, who played at Scunthorpe between 1966 and 1971 and goalkeeper Ray Clemence, who had also joined the club in 1966. Both these players were bought by Bill Shankley of Liverpool Football Club.

The well cricket international Sir Ian Botham, who is a fan on the team, played football for Scunthorpe in 1980 and made 11 appearances as centre forward.
8. Actors Sir Tom Courtney and John Alderton support this team. The team nickname is 'The Tigers'. Which northern team is this?

Answer: Hull City

Hull City was formed in 1904. They reached the FA Cup semi final in 1930, this is their highest postion ever in the cup. They lost against Arsenal in a replay. Hull were the first team in the world to be knocked out of a cup in a penalty shoot out. This was on 1st August 1970 when they played Manchester United in the semi-final of the Watney Mann Invitation Cup.

They were promoted to the FA Premier League at the end of the 2007-08 season, their first ever promotion to the top tier of English football. Hull City share their home ground Kingston Communications Stadium, which is known as the 'KC' stadium, with Hull FC rugby league side. Sir Tom Courtney is President of Hull City Official Supporter's Club.
9. Retired jockies Willie Carson and John Francombe are famous fans of this team nicknamed 'The Robins' and play at the County Ground.

Answer: Swindon Town

Swindon Town Football Club was formed in 1879 and became a professional team in 1894. They won the League Cup in 1969 when they beat Arsenal 3-1. They also won the Anglo-Italian cup in the same year, defeating the Italian club, AS Roma, 5-2 on aggregate.

The Argentinian international Osvaldo Ardilles managed Swindon Town between 1989 and 1991. He also played for the team during this period, making 2 appearances.
10. Comedienne Jennifer Saunders, opera singer Russell Watson and singer Mick Hucknall are amongst the many famous fans who support this very well known football team who play at Old Trafford. Their nickname is 'The Red Devils'. Which famous team is this?

Answer: Manchester United

Manchester United began life as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway depot at Newton Heath. The team were originally called Newton Heath L&YR F.C. The name Manchester United was adopted in 1904. The name was suggested by Italian born Louis Rocca, who arrived in England at the latter end of the 19th century.

He was initially employed as a tea boy by the club, when they were then known as Newton Heath FC; and he even played a couple of games for the reserve team. Rocca became Chief Scout for Manchester United and was instrumental in Matt Busby becoming manager of the team at the end of World War II. Manchester United are probably the world's most famous football team and have an outstanding football record.

They have been in the top tier of English football since 1938, apart from 1974-75 when they played one season in Division Two.

They have many famous fans including, Eamonn Holmes, Ulrika Johnson, Victoria Beckham and Richard Ashman of The Verve.
Source: Author demurechicky

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