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Quiz about Fathers Day
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Fathers' Day Trivia Quiz


Football: it's a family game. Sometimes it runs in families. Here is a quiz about footballing fathers, and the sons who followed in their footsteps.

A multiple-choice quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
393,177
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Question 1 of 10
1. This defender played for various Dutch teams, including Heerenveen and Groningen. Both his sons, Ronald and Erwin, represented the Netherlands at an international level and, in Ronald's case, went into management. Who is this footballing father? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This English footballing father played for Tottenham Hotspur as a youth, before going on to have a senior career with West Ham United and Bournemouth. He has managed all three of these teams, as well as Portsmouth and Queen's Park Rangers. His son Jamie played for Liverpool and his nephew Frank for Chelsea, but can you tell me who this father is? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This Portuguese footballing father played in goal for Belenenses and his local team of Vitória Setúbal, to whom he later returned as manager. However, while his son never amounted to much as a player, he has become more well-known than his father, thanks to the many trophies he has won managing Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United. The father's name is José, aka Félix, but who is his son? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This Scottish footballing father was best known for his goal against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup. If you've seen the film 'Trainspotting', you may have heard of him. At a club level, he played for Derby County and Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest. His son Scot also played for Nottingham Forest, but who is he? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This footballing father was known more for his career as a manager than as a player. Retiring at only 29, he went on to manage both Derby County and - more famously - their rivals Nottingham Forest, with whom he won several trophies and achieved success in Europe. His son Nigel played under him at Forest and also became a manager, but who is this legendary footballing father? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This English footballing father captained Manchester United during the early '90s under Alex Ferguson, and was the first English player to captain his team to a double. As a manager, his teams have included Sheffield United, Sunderland, and rival sides Aston Villa and Birmingham City. His son's name is Alex, but do you know who this father is? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This Dutch 'total' footballing father is considered to be one of the Netherlands' greatest players of all time. His achievements include 8 Eredivisie titles with Ajax as a player, four titles with Barcelona as a manager, three Ballon d'Or awards, and 48 caps for the Netherlands. He even had a certain move named after him. His son's name is Jordi, but who is he?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Question 8 of 10
8. This English footballing father was a key part of Sheffield Wednesday's squad in the 1990s, scoring 106 goals. He was also capped three times for England. His son George also played for Wednesday, but who is this father? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This Danish footballing father cut an imposing figure in goal for Manchester United over several seasons. He won several cups and titles with them, including the treble in 1999, and not only did he save goals, he scored the odd one as well. His son Kasper was also a title-winning goalkeeper, but can you tell me who this father is? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This Brazilian footballing father is considered to be one of the world's greatest footballers of all time. He was capped 92 times for Brazil and scored 77 goals for them, and spent most of his club career at Brazilian club Santos. He was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the youngest World Cup winner, scoring the most career goals and having the most World Cup winners' medals. If I tell you that his son's name is Edinho, short for Edson, can you name this legendary father? Hint



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1. This defender played for various Dutch teams, including Heerenveen and Groningen. Both his sons, Ronald and Erwin, represented the Netherlands at an international level and, in Ronald's case, went into management. Who is this footballing father?

Answer: Martin Koeman

Despite being regularly called up to represent his country, Martin Koeman was only capped once for the Netherlands, against Austria. As well as playing for Heerenveen, he briefly managed them in 1987. He died in 2013.

Ronald Koeman was one of Barcelona's top scoring defenders, and was capped 78 times for the Netherlands, while Erwin had 31 caps. Both brothers went into management after retiring; Erwin managed Utrecht, RKC Waalwijk and the Hungarian national team, while Ronald's managerial CV includes Ajax, Valencia, Feyenoord, Everton, Southampton and the Dutch national team (with Erwin as assistant manager in the last three cases). One of the stands in Groningen's Euroborg stadium is named the Koeman Stand after the three players. Martin Koeman's grandsons, Ronald Jr. and Len, are also footballers.
2. This English footballing father played for Tottenham Hotspur as a youth, before going on to have a senior career with West Ham United and Bournemouth. He has managed all three of these teams, as well as Portsmouth and Queen's Park Rangers. His son Jamie played for Liverpool and his nephew Frank for Chelsea, but can you tell me who this father is?

Answer: Harry Redknapp

As a player, Harry Redknapp played in midfield, starting out as a senior player at West Ham before moving to Bournemouth and then Brentford. After a brief spell in the USA, he returned to Bournemouth in 1982 and became their manager a season later. He and several others were arrested for fraud offences in 2007, but he was found not guilty.

Also a midfielder, Jamie Redknapp played under his father at Bournemouth, before moving to Liverpool in 1991, where he spent most of his career. After retiring, he became a pundit for Sky Sports.

Frank Lampard, Redknapp's nephew (Frank Sr. is Redknapp's brother-in-law), played under his uncle at West Ham and went on to have a glorious career at Chelsea, where he scored 211 goals. He was capped 106 times for England (Jamie Redknapp, by contrast, was capped 17 times). He also went into punditry and writing the 'Frankie's Magic Football' kids' books. He became manager of Derby County in 2018.
3. This Portuguese footballing father played in goal for Belenenses and his local team of Vitória Setúbal, to whom he later returned as manager. However, while his son never amounted to much as a player, he has become more well-known than his father, thanks to the many trophies he has won managing Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United. The father's name is José, aka Félix, but who is his son?

Answer: José Mourinho

José Manuel Mourinho Félix, also known as Félix Mourinho, spent most of his career at Vitória Setúbal. He was only capped once for Portugal. At Belenses, he started coaching, and became assistant manager in 1971. He went on to manage various other Portuguese teams, such as Elvas, Rio Ave and Varzim. He died in 2017.

The ever-controversial José Mourinho played under his father at Rio Ave and Belenenses, but was never capped for Portugal and had an unremarkable playing career. However, when Mourinho went into management, it was another story entirely. He won three titles with Chelsea, one with Real Madrid, the Europa League with Manchester United, and the Champions' League with both Porto and Inter Milan, amongst other things. His son, also called José, played for the Fulham youth team.
4. This Scottish footballing father was best known for his goal against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup. If you've seen the film 'Trainspotting', you may have heard of him. At a club level, he played for Derby County and Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest. His son Scot also played for Nottingham Forest, but who is he?

Answer: Archie Gemmill

The 'Trainspotting' bit in question is this line from Renton (Ewan McGregor): "I haven't felt that good since Archie Gemmill scored against Holland in 1978!" Gemmill was capped 43 times for Scotland, and captained them on several occasions. Sadly, although Scotland won the match in 1978, the Netherlands went through on aggregate, thanks to a Johnny Rep goal.

Although Everton expressed interest in Gemmill while he was at Preston North End, he signed for Derby County for £60,000 after Brian Clough pursued him, and won the title with them. He later followed Clough to Forest, along with Derby team mates John McGovern and John O'Hare. Although he was an integral part of Forest's success, he was dropped for the 1979 European Cup Final, much to his disappointment. He later returned to Forest as a coach under Clough in 1984.

Scot Gemmill followed in his father's footsteps by playing for both Forest and Scotland; Archie drove his wife to Scotland so that his son would be born there. Scot was rarely selected for international games, but continued to play for Scotland despite his father trying to talk him out of it. Brian Clough was also in charge at Forest when Scot started there, and Scot was a regular in their first team. He also had a spell at Everton under fellow Scotsman Walter Smith. After retiring, he became a coach for the Scotland U21 squad.
5. This footballing father was known more for his career as a manager than as a player. Retiring at only 29, he went on to manage both Derby County and - more famously - their rivals Nottingham Forest, with whom he won several trophies and achieved success in Europe. His son Nigel played under him at Forest and also became a manager, but who is this legendary footballing father?

Answer: Brian Clough

Brian Clough won the title with both Derby County and Nottingham Forest; his time as Forest manager, from 1975 to 1993, also included two European Cups, four League Cups and one European Super Cup. He also got Derby County into the European Cup semi-final, though they were knocked out by Juventus, who Clough accused of cheating. As a player, he played for Middlesbrough and Sunderland, but was forced to retire early after tearing his cruciate and and medial ligaments, which adversely affected his game. Although he was interviewed for the job of England manager, he was turned down because of his frequent controversial comments.

Outside football, Clough was a supporter of the miners' strike and the Anti-Nazi League, and was the subject of a fictionalised account of his time at Leeds, 'The Damned United', of which his family disapproved. He died in 2004.

Nigel Clough started out at Forest under his father, before moving to Liverpool, and was part of the teams that won the League Cup in 1989 and 1990. He also had spells with Manchester City and Burton Albion, who he later managed twice. Like his father, he managed Derby County for a period. He also got Sheffield United into the 2014 FA Cup semi-final, where they lost to Hull City.
6. This English footballing father captained Manchester United during the early '90s under Alex Ferguson, and was the first English player to captain his team to a double. As a manager, his teams have included Sheffield United, Sunderland, and rival sides Aston Villa and Birmingham City. His son's name is Alex, but do you know who this father is?

Answer: Steve Bruce

As a teenager, Steve Bruce had little success with sides in the north-east of England, and was about to start work as an apprentice plumber when Gillingham offered him a trial. Although both he and fellow Geordie Peter Beardsley attended the trial, only Bruce was accepted. He was Gillingham Reserves' top scorer in 1978-1979. While at Norwich City, several clubs expressed interest in him, and he signed for Manchester United in 1987. He formed a defensive partnership with Gary Pallister, and captained Manchester United to three titles and three FA Cups, including the double in 1994. Despite his success at Manchester United, he never represented England at an international level outside the B team and the U21 squad; although he was eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland, his youth team caps for England prevented him from doing so.

Bruce made his managerial debut with Sheffield United. He also had spells with his former club Birmingham City, Sunderland, and Crystal Palace. Hull City were promoted twice to the Premier League under him, although they did not last long there either time. He became manager of Aston Villa in 2016.

Alex Bruce started out at Manchester United, a few years after his father had left. He was also a defender and made his senior debut with Blackburn Rovers. He played under his father both at Birmingham City and at Hull City. He was loaned out to Wigan Athletic - another team which Steve Bruce had managed - in 2017, and later signed for them.
7. This Dutch 'total' footballing father is considered to be one of the Netherlands' greatest players of all time. His achievements include 8 Eredivisie titles with Ajax as a player, four titles with Barcelona as a manager, three Ballon d'Or awards, and 48 caps for the Netherlands. He even had a certain move named after him. His son's name is Jordi, but who is he?

Answer: Johan Cruyff

An attacking midfielder and forward,Johan Cruyff started out at Ajax, before moving to Barcelona for what was then a record fee of 6 million guilders. (Franz Beckenbauer claimed that in today's money, Cruyff would have been worth billions.) During Cruyff's time at Ajax, they did the double in 1966-67, winning both the title and the KNVB Cup. At Barcelona, he scored a notorious 'phantom' goal with his heel against Atlético Madrid, while facing away from the goal. After a spell in the US, which included an ill-fated investment into pig farming, he returned to Ajax and won the league with them again. He and his team mates played what is known as 'total football' in the 1974 World Cup final against rivals West Germany (who won), where none of the squad except the goalkeeper played in a fixed position.

Cruyff was a major influence on both players and managers - the 'Cruyff turn', in which a player makes as if they are going to pass the ball, but actually drags it behind with the crossing foot and moves away with it, was named after a trick Cruyff popularised. Players and managers from Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola (who played under Cruyff at Barcelona) to Eric Cantona and Roberto Martinez. Barcelona in particular were heavily influenced by Cruyff's management style and tactics. He died in 2016.

Jordi Cruyff was born in Barcelona, and Johan's choice of a Catalan name for his son made him popular among Barcelona fans. He played alongside Hristo Stoichkov and Ronald Koeman at Barcelona and was one of their top scorers, and also played for Manchester United and Espanyol. He insisted on having 'Jordi' and not 'Cruyff' on his shirt, as he did not want to be in his father's shadow.
8. This English footballing father was a key part of Sheffield Wednesday's squad in the 1990s, scoring 106 goals. He was also capped three times for England. His son George also played for Wednesday, but who is this father?

Answer: David Hirst

Barnsley native David Hirst started out at his local side, before signing for Sheffield Wednesday in 1986. He also played in goal in one match against Manchester City after Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman was stretchered off with a cruciate injury, and even managed to keep a clean sheet throughout. During his time at Wednesday, he scored 149 goals and was instrumental in their promition to the First Division in 1991. He was also capped three times for England. Unfortunately, injuries plagued Hirst throughout his career, and after leaving Wednesday for Southampton, he retired at 32.

After retiring from football, Hirst became a coach at Sheffield Wednesday's academy. He was one of the players featured in Sheffield Wednesday's 150th anniversary Dream Scene painting, along with team mates Chris Waddle and Des Walker.

Born in Sheffield, George Hirst came up through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday and became a part of the senior squad in 2016. He was capped for various England youth squads, scoring a hat trick for the U20s against Cuba in 2017, and repeating the feat for the U19s against Poland.
9. This Danish footballing father cut an imposing figure in goal for Manchester United over several seasons. He won several cups and titles with them, including the treble in 1999, and not only did he save goals, he scored the odd one as well. His son Kasper was also a title-winning goalkeeper, but can you tell me who this father is?

Answer: Peter Schmeichel

Peter Schmeichel started out at his local sides, Høje-Gladsaxe and Gladsaxe-Hero, and had spells with Danish sides Brøndby and Hvidovre before moving to Manchester United in 1991. Despite being a relative unknown outside Denmark, Schmeichel made his mark at Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, winning five titles, three FA Cups, one Champions' League and one European Super Cup. Although Ferguson sacked him after the two had an argument, he overheard Schmeichel apologising to his team mates and took him back. He captained Manchester United when they won the Champions' League in 1999. He would also sometimes run up the pitch when United were behind, even scoring a header for them against Rotor Volgograd. After leaving United, he played for Sporting CP, Aston Villa and Manchester City, where they won the Manchester Derby with him in goal.

As well as Manchester United, Schmeichel captained the Danish national team in 30 matches, was their most capped player with 129 caps, and even scored the odd goal for them as well. Fans of the Manchester-based soap 'Coronation Street' may remember that the character Chesney Brown once had a Great Dane named Schmeichel, as a shout-out to the goalkeeper's nickname.

Like his father, Kasper Schmeichel played in goal for Denmark at an international level. He started out at Manchester City and was loaned out several times, due to the arrivals of Shay Given and Joe Hart, before periods with Notts County, Leeds (where one of his team mates was Alex Bruce), and Leicester City. He was part of Claudio Ranieri's title-winning Leicester City squad in the 2015-2016 season.
10. This Brazilian footballing father is considered to be one of the world's greatest footballers of all time. He was capped 92 times for Brazil and scored 77 goals for them, and spent most of his club career at Brazilian club Santos. He was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the youngest World Cup winner, scoring the most career goals and having the most World Cup winners' medals. If I tell you that his son's name is Edinho, short for Edson, can you name this legendary father?

Answer: Pelé

Pelé - or, to give him his full name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento - came from a poor background, where he worked in tea shops and played football using either a grapefruit or a sock stuffed with newspaper as a ball. He joined Santos at 15 and became the league top scorer the following season. Still only a teenager, he was called up to the Brazilian national team. Despite interest from European clubs, he remained in Brazil as he had been designated an 'official national treasure' by the government. After retiring in 1977, he appeared in the film 'Escape to Victory', along with several other footballers. He was appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1994 and Brazil's Extraordinary Minister for Sport in 1995, when he proposed an anti-corruption law known as Pelé's Law.

Edson Cholbi Nascimento, aka Edinho, has had a somewhat less distinguished career. He played in goal for Santos, Portuguesa Santista, São Caetano and Ponte Preta. He retired at 29 and went on to work as a goalkeeping coach at Santos, before moving into management. He was arrested for money laundering in 2014.
Source: Author Kankurette

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