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Quiz about Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur

Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur Trivia Quiz


A life-long Spurs supporter I was taken to my first game at White Hart Lane as an 8-year old I've relished the "ups" and agonized over the "downs" ever since. This quiz covers some of those moments good and bad.

A multiple-choice quiz by Zippox. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Zippox
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
308,539
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
528
Last 3 plays: Guest 82 (2/10), Guest 82 (5/10), Guest 218 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In 1963 Tottenham Hotspur became the first British team to win a European trophy. Which one? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Although qualifying for the UEFA Cup competition 4 times between 1986 and 1991 the club never played in the competition on the European continent. Why not? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which one of these Scottish born Spurs players tragically lost his life while playing golf? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. For many fans, Jimmy Greaves was Spurs greatest goalscorer; he scored 306 goals in 420 matches. After his playing career was over he worked in television as a football presenter and analyst, as a talk show host, newspaper columnist and after dinner speaker. He has also had his autobiography published and is the co-author of some 18 books. Which one of these is not one of his works? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The club celebrated their 125th anniversary in 2007, highlighted by a designated anniversary game at White Hart Lane in October, against Aston Villa FC (one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888). A thrilling game that ended up 4-4, but who scored the goal that levelled the score? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Entering the final game of the Premiership season in 2006, Spurs were sitting 4th in the table with bitter rivals Arsenal in 5th place one point behind. A Spurs win in this game with West Ham United, and an Arsenal draw or loss would clinch a place for Tottenham in the next season's Champions League. Arsenal won their game while Tottenham lost 1-2. What was claimed to have been a contributing factor in the loss? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which player scored the "goal that never was" against Manchester United, at Old Trafford, in January 2005? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What was goalkeeper Paul Robinson's big moment on 17th March 2007? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In the 1984-85 Division One season Spurs played a mid-March game against Liverpool FC at Anfield, the Merseysider's home ground. Which player scored the only goal of the match for Spurs, which finally erased a long-standing record for games between these two clubs? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. There's always heated debate as to what is considered the finest goal ever scored by a Spurs player. One that ranks high on the list is the replay of the 1980-81 FA Cup Final against Manchester City. The winning goal is a contender for one of the best ever seen at Wembley Stadium. Who was the scorer? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In 1963 Tottenham Hotspur became the first British team to win a European trophy. Which one?

Answer: European Cup Winners Cup

Tottenham handily beat Atlťtico Madrid 5-1 with diminutive Terry Dyson scoring the final goal with a 40-yard rocket. The Cup Winners Cup (open to the domestic cup winners of UEFA members) ran from 1961 to 1999, when it was subsumed into an expanded UEFA Cup competition.

The UEFA Cup (known as the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup prior to 1971), is a second tier level competition, behind the UEFA Champions League. Spurs won the first (renamed) UEFA Cup in 1972, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2. At that time the competition was two-leg home and away final with Tottenham winning the fist game 2-1, the second game ending in a 1-1 draw (the UEFA Cup Final became a one-game final in 1998).
2. Although qualifying for the UEFA Cup competition 4 times between 1986 and 1991 the club never played in the competition on the European continent. Why not?

Answer: English teams were banned from playing in Europe

English teams were banned from Europe as a result of the Heysel Stadium disaster in Belgium in May 1985. Just before kick-off supporters of Liverpool F.C. rushed a section of the stadium where fans from the opposing team, Juventus, were located. Trying to escape hundreds of Juventus fans were crowded against a perimiter wall which collapsed under the weight, leaving 39 dead and hundreds injured. Unbelieviably, the game was not abandoned. Two days later UEFA banned all English clubs from competition in Europe for an indefinite period; the ban in fact lasted for 5 years.

In that period 16 English club teams were excluded from all European competitions. It took another tragedy, 4 years later at Hillsbough Stadium before all U.K. stadiums were converted to an all-seater set up and the removal of barriers at the front of the stands (perimiter of the field). An FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest saw 96 Liverpool supporters die when they were crushed against the perimiter fence.

The match was abandoned after 6 minutes.
3. Which one of these Scottish born Spurs players tragically lost his life while playing golf?

Answer: John White

Known as the "Ghost" White was a member of the 1961 double winning team. He was only 27 and at the peak of his career, when he was killed by a lightning strike while sheltering under a tree during a thunderstorm. Dave Mackay and Bill Brown were White's contemporaries while Alan Hutton is a first team player who joined Spurs from Rangers in 2004.
4. For many fans, Jimmy Greaves was Spurs greatest goalscorer; he scored 306 goals in 420 matches. After his playing career was over he worked in television as a football presenter and analyst, as a talk show host, newspaper columnist and after dinner speaker. He has also had his autobiography published and is the co-author of some 18 books. Which one of these is not one of his works?

Answer: The Glory Game

"Don't Shoot the Manager" is an analysis and commentary on the performances of 8 English football managers. "It's a Funny Old Life" is Jimmy Greaves autobiography. In "The Heart of the Game" Greaves looks back over his long association with the game and tries to make sense of the world's undying passion for the beautiful game.

"The Glory Game" is among the best books written about the inner workings of Tottenham Hotspur FC. Author Hunter Davies spent an entire season behind the scenes recording day-to-day life in a top flight club. A must read for Spurs fans in particular and all "footie" fans in general.
5. The club celebrated their 125th anniversary in 2007, highlighted by a designated anniversary game at White Hart Lane in October, against Aston Villa FC (one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888). A thrilling game that ended up 4-4, but who scored the goal that levelled the score?

Answer: Younes Kaboul

As usual 36,000 fans turned out to see the parade of former greats and enjoy an entertaining and hopefully winning game for the home side. Spurs went ahead after 20 minutes but by halftime were down 1-3. Shortly after the second half started they conceded another goal. It seemed more like a funeral than a celebration but in the final twenty minutes Spurs scored three with the final goal coming right on full time at 90 minutes. A wild roller-coaster emotional ride for the Spurs fans.
6. Entering the final game of the Premiership season in 2006, Spurs were sitting 4th in the table with bitter rivals Arsenal in 5th place one point behind. A Spurs win in this game with West Ham United, and an Arsenal draw or loss would clinch a place for Tottenham in the next season's Champions League. Arsenal won their game while Tottenham lost 1-2. What was claimed to have been a contributing factor in the loss?

Answer: Food poisoning at the pre-game team meal

Following a team dinner at the Marriott hotel, virtually the whole team where violently ill. In the morning the club's chairman was advised that he would have to ask the FA for a postponement. The Premier League told the club that they would have to decide whether they could play the game but failure to do so would bring about an enquiry and a possible deduction of points. This would have destroyed any chance of Tottenham playing in Europe at any level the next season. The team elected to go ahead with the match at the scheduled time and a very sick team took to the field. The seconf half of the game proved too physically exhausting and Spurs conceded the winning goal.

A subsequent Health Board inspection of the Marriott's food preparation, storage and cooking procedures found no problem and the hotel was absolved from any blame. Follow up test on the players involved showed that one player had a form of gastroenteritis which presumably had spread to the other team members.
7. Which player scored the "goal that never was" against Manchester United, at Old Trafford, in January 2005?

Answer: Pedro Mendes

Playing against Manchester United at Old Trafford with only minutes left in a scoreless game Mendes hit a lob from just inside the Man U half. Goalie Carroll misjudged the flight of the ball and caught it facing the goal with outstretched arms. 70,000 spectators and millions watching on television saw that the ball was carried by the goalie at least a yard over the goal line.

The only two people who didn't see it were the referee and his assistant! Even bookmakers William Hill paid out to punters who had bet that Mendes would score the first goal of the game: a 20-1 bet.
8. What was goalkeeper Paul Robinson's big moment on 17th March 2007?

Answer: Scored a goal

In the game against Watford he took a free kick from just outside his penalty area. The Watford goalkeeper, Ben Foster, thought his defender was going to play the ball but it bounced over both the defender and goalie into the net - an 80 yard strike. This was the second goal of his professional career (his first was 2 years eazrlier for Leeds United in a League Cup match against Swindon Town).

With that effort Robinson became the third goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premier League. The first two were by Peter Schmeichel, for Aston Villa against Everton in October 2001, and Brad Friedel for Blackburn Rovers against Charlton Athletic in February 2004.

This was a complete contrast from 5 months earlier when playing against Croatia as England's goalkeeper in a Euro 2008 qualifying game. Robinson took an air kick at a harmless back pass from a defender and was stunned to see the ball roll into the net. England lost the game and failed to qualify for the following year's tournament.
9. In the 1984-85 Division One season Spurs played a mid-March game against Liverpool FC at Anfield, the Merseysider's home ground. Which player scored the only goal of the match for Spurs, which finally erased a long-standing record for games between these two clubs?

Answer: Garth Crooks

This goal gave Spurs their first win at Liverpool in 73 years, finally banishing a long-standing joke that Spurs had not won there since the sinking of the "Titanic".
10. There's always heated debate as to what is considered the finest goal ever scored by a Spurs player. One that ranks high on the list is the replay of the 1980-81 FA Cup Final against Manchester City. The winning goal is a contender for one of the best ever seen at Wembley Stadium. Who was the scorer?

Answer: Ricky Villa

Villa played a terrible game in the 1-1 drawn FA Cup Final, and was taken off by the coach after 70 minutes. Nonetheless, manager Burkinshaw stuck with him for the replay. Villa redeemed himself by scoring the first goal of the game. However, it was his second and the winner that is still talked about today. Taking a pass on the left he weaved his way past four defenders, faked a shot then slipped the ball past the Manchester City 'keeper. Spurs won the replay 3-2.
Source: Author Zippox

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