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Quiz about Former UK Football Clubs
Quiz about Former UK Football Clubs

Former UK Football Clubs Trivia Quiz


These questions are about football teams that once graced top flight UK leagues.

A multiple-choice quiz by harryofarabia. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
356,301
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
558
Last 3 plays: Guest 92 (6/10), Guest 92 (6/10), panagos (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which football club from Lancashire was elected to The Football League in 1891, playing for 8 years before leaving for lower league regional football? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which Glasgow-based Scottish club played their last game in April 1967, losing 5-1 at Dumbarton before being declared bankrupt - never to reappear? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In March 1962, Accrington Stanley resigned mid-season from the Fourth Division of The Football League. Which club replaced Accrington Stanley, only to be replaced by them 45 years later in 2006? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which Yorkshire club, from a city with two clubs at the time, played their last Football League match in 1970, eventually going into liquidation in 1974? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Wales had four football clubs as members of The English Football League (an English league) until 1988, and then three until 2008, leaving only Cardiff City and Swansea City still maintaining their league status. Who are those other two teams? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which rather remote Cumbrian town saw its football team fail to achieve re-election to The Football League in 1972, being replaced by Hereford United? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which club, once managed by the great Herbert Chapman, was expelled from the The Football League part way through the 1919-20 season for financial irregularities? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which club that shares its name with a famous artist was voted out of The Football League in 1912, being replaced by Lincoln City? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which Worcestershire based team, with a name that suggests another sport, was promoted to The Football League in season 1999-2000, only to lose their league status five years later? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Scottish football club, which played its home matches at New Kilbowie Park, lost its league status in 2002? Hint



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1. Which football club from Lancashire was elected to The Football League in 1891, playing for 8 years before leaving for lower league regional football?

Answer: Darwen

Darwen FC, formed in 1870, played for two years in the top division of English football and six years in the Second Division. They finished last and did not seek re-election to The Football League. The club was liquidated 139 years later, in May 2009, and almost immediatley AFC Darwen was formed; and was admitted to the Western Lancashire League.

Re-election used to apply in English football when the lowest teams in the bottom division had to garner sufficient votes from other league members to enable them to maintain their league position or be replaced as there was no automatic promotion into the bottom tier of English league football until 1987. Failure to be re-elected had a major financial impact on the clubs who were voted out.
2. Which Glasgow-based Scottish club played their last game in April 1967, losing 5-1 at Dumbarton before being declared bankrupt - never to reappear?

Answer: Third Lanark

Third Lanark FC was formed in 1872 from the Third Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers, a part of the British armed forces. Third Lanark were champions of Scotland in 1904, and won the Scottish Cup in 1899 and 1905. Subsequent to the club's demise in 1967, several board members were found guilty of contravening the Companies Act with the chairman being accused by the UK Board of Trade of blatant corruption.
3. In March 1962, Accrington Stanley resigned mid-season from the Fourth Division of The Football League. Which club replaced Accrington Stanley, only to be replaced by them 45 years later in 2006?

Answer: Oxford United

Accrington Stanley were formed in 1891 and was wound up in 1966, four years after they left The Football League; and (a new) Accrington Stanley FC was formed in 1968.

Oxford United, from the famous university city, were elected to The Football League in 1962 as the replacement for Accrington Stanley. After 44 years Oxford United finished second last in the fourth tier (now named League Two) and were relegated out of The Football League along with the team that finished last. One of the two teams promoted into The Football League were Accrington Stanley. Oxford managed to gain promotion back to The Football League in 2010. They play their home games at the Kassam Stadium, having moved there from their old stadium the Manor Ground in 2001.
4. Which Yorkshire club, from a city with two clubs at the time, played their last Football League match in 1970, eventually going into liquidation in 1974?

Answer: Bradford Park Avenue

Bradford Park Avenue (originally Bradford FC) played league football from 1908 until 1970. Usually in the lower reaches of the old fourth division, they were not re-elected at the end of the 1969-70 season, instead being replaced by Cambridge United. The club was reformed by its fans in 1988 as Bradford Park Avenue AFC.

Re-election used to apply in English football when the lowest teams in the bottom division had to garner sufficient votes from other league members to enable them to maintain their league position or be replaced as there was no automatic promotion into the bottom division until 1987. Failure to be re-elected had a major financial impact on the clubs who were voted out.
5. Wales had four football clubs as members of The English Football League (an English league) until 1988, and then three until 2008, leaving only Cardiff City and Swansea City still maintaining their league status. Who are those other two teams?

Answer: Newport County and Wrexham

Newport County (joined The Football League in 1920) were relegated from the Football League in 1988. Wrexham, who joined the Football League in 1921, followed them out 20 years later in 2008. Both clubs are still playing competitively in non-league football.
6. Which rather remote Cumbrian town saw its football team fail to achieve re-election to The Football League in 1972, being replaced by Hereford United?

Answer: Barrow

Barrow played league football from 1903 until 1972 when they failed to secure sufficient votes to maintain their Division Four status. The club is still playing competitively in non-league football.
7. Which club, once managed by the great Herbert Chapman, was expelled from the The Football League part way through the 1919-20 season for financial irregularities?

Answer: Leeds City

Leeds City played English league football from 1905 until 1920 when they were forcibly removed from the league after eight matches for financial irregularities. From the ashes of that club, Leeds United was spawned the following year and achieved much success in league, cup, and European competition.
8. Which club that shares its name with a famous artist was voted out of The Football League in 1912, being replaced by Lincoln City?

Answer: Gainsborough Trinity

Gainsborough Trinity played league football from 1896 till 1912, when they failed to achieve re-election. The club's name is taken from the local Trinity Church in Gainsborough. To add insult to injury, they were replaced by local Lincolnshire rivals Lincoln City. Re-election used to apply in English football when the lowest teams in the bottom division had to garner sufficient votes from other league members to enable them to maintain their league position or be replaced as there was no automatic promotion into the bottom division until 1987. Failure to be re-elected had a major financial impact on the clubs who were voted out.
9. Which Worcestershire based team, with a name that suggests another sport, was promoted to The Football League in season 1999-2000, only to lose their league status five years later?

Answer: Kidderminster Harriers

Kidderminster Harriers play their home games at the Aggborough ground in Kidderminster. They were part of the same club that started playing athletics and rugby and adopted the same name in 1886.
10. Which Scottish football club, which played its home matches at New Kilbowie Park, lost its league status in 2002?

Answer: Clydebank

Clydebank, a town on the north bank of the River Clyde close to Glasgow, had a football league team from 1888. In 1964, Clydebank merged with East Stirlingshire FC to form ES Clydebank but the venture lasted for only a season before the clubs separated, playing under their respective titles once again.

The joint venture was not easy on the fans as the two home grounds were 30 miles apart. A consortium acquired what was left of Clydebank FC in 2002 and renamed the club Airdie United -- Airdrieonians FC was a Scottish league club that was liquidated in 2002.

The fans in Airdrie were able to retain a club in the Scottish League by acquiring, renaming and relocating Clydebank FC.
Source: Author harryofarabia

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