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Quiz about Leeds United  Miscellany
Quiz about Leeds United  Miscellany

Leeds United - Miscellany Trivia Quiz


This quiz covers Leeds United through the four decades from the 1970s to 2000s. The questions are of a miscellaneous nature. Please enjoy.

A multiple-choice quiz by FussBudget. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
FussBudget
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
350,323
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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192
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who was the 100th Leeds player to receive a full international cap for his country? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of these players, in four separate seasons, topped the club's scoring list for the most league goals in a season? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In September 1970, Leeds played Stoke City at the Victoria Ground. What colour playing kit did Leeds appear in? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of the following Leeds United players was NOT sent off when playing for England? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. At the end of the 2006-07 season, Leeds United were relegated to the third tier of English football. Who scored Leeds' first ever goal in League One? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. David Batty and Gary Kelly scored how many goals, between them in total, during their Leeds United careers? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of the following is NOT true about Allan Clarke? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The former Leeds United manager, Terry Venables, had previously been the manager of the Australian national team.


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of the following Leeds players was NOT signed from Derby County? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the 1975 European Cup Final, which United player scored with a volley that was subsequently disallowed because another player was offside? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who was the 100th Leeds player to receive a full international cap for his country?

Answer: Paddy Kisnorbo

Injury-plagued Paddy represented Australia in 2009 against the Republic of Ireland. Australia won 3-0 in Limerick (Tim Cahill (2) and David Carney scored for the Socceroos). As a matter of interest, Robbie Keane was playing for the Republic that day.

Harry Kewell has represented Australia at two World Cup Final Tournaments, whilst Tresor Kandol's only appearance for the Congo was against Gabon, in Paris of all places. However, whilst technically a Leeds player, he was on loan to Millwall at the time.
2. Which of these players, in four separate seasons, topped the club's scoring list for the most league goals in a season?

Answer: Allan Clarke

Allan "Sniffer" Clarke was the club's leading scorer in 1969-70, 70-71, 72-73 and 74-75. Clarke's highest tally in any of those potential 42-match seasons was 19. Considering how free scoring the team was was during this era, their glory years, it shows how the goals were shared around primarily between Clarke, Mick Jones and Peter Lorimer. Incidentally, the great John Charles also achieved this feat- to top the scorer's list in four seasons.

Lorimer did it three times across the 1960s and 70s. Chapman did it three seasons running from 1990-91 to 1992-93. Viduka achieved three in four seasons: 2000-01, 02-03 and 03-04 (Robbie Fowler snuck into the intervening season).
3. In September 1970, Leeds played Stoke City at the Victoria Ground. What colour playing kit did Leeds appear in?

Answer: Orange

Orange! Leeds lost the game 2-0 and Don Revie, a highly superstitious man, reportedly burned the kits after the game. If they were anything resembling the awful fluorescent orange goalkeeper's jersey that poor John Lukic was forced to wear in the 1980s, I would have bought the matches and lighter fluid.

Black was not allowed in those days, not in full. The reason being that referees wore black, and that was that. Pink has never been worn by Leeds United but they did play against a pink-shirted Oldham Athletic in March 2009. Oldham were raising money for breast cancer research. For the record, the result was a 1-1 draw.
4. Which of the following Leeds United players was NOT sent off when playing for England?

Answer: Brian Greenhoff

Brian Greenhoff didn't get many opportunities to be sent off playing for England as a Leeds player. Whilst he played 18 times for his country, only one of those appearances was as a Whites player, and that was only for two minutes! Greenhoff was on the England tour of Australia in 1980 to celebrate the centenary of the Australian Football Association. His two minutes in the sun (both literal and figurative) were spent in the unfamiliar football surrounds of the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Trevor Cherry was sent off against Argentina in 1977 after Daniel Bertoni threw a punch at him following a routine tackle, breaking two of his teeth in the process. Upon the linesman's advice, the referee sent both players off. Cherry (and what left of his teeth) was, at that stage, only the third England player to have been sent off in a full international (Alan Mullery was the first, 1968 Euro semi-final vs. Yugoslavia; and Alan Ball was the second, 1973 WC qualifier vs. Poland) - which means Cherry has the distinction of being the first England internatinal sent off in a friendly match).
As a matter of interest, Cherry captained the aforementioned England side in Sydney, and they won, a feat that countless England cricket captains have failed to achieve over the years!

David Batty was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Poland's Radoslav Michaelski in 1999 (Euro qulaifier) - it was his last act as an England player. This was during his second spell at Leeds. Alan Smith was dismissed against Macedonia in 2002 (Euro qualifier) after an illegal challenge on Aleksandar Vasoski. At the time he was 21 years of age and it was already the seventh sending off in his senior career.
5. At the end of the 2006-07 season, Leeds United were relegated to the third tier of English football. Who scored Leeds' first ever goal in League One?

Answer: Matt Heath

Season 2007-08 was their debut appearance in League One - it was August 2007 and the 11,000 spectators at Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park saw Leeds start their penance for financial mis-management (and bad results) with a 2-1 win, the winning goal being scored by Tresor Kandol in the 89th minute.
League One? I still want to call it Division Three, it gives a much clearer picture of the ignominious situation the club found itself in for three seasons.
6. David Batty and Gary Kelly scored how many goals, between them in total, during their Leeds United careers?

Answer: 8

Okay, so Gary Kelly was a defender, and small in stature. David Batty was also small in stature, but he was a midfielder. Midfielders often are smaller. But they are expected to contribute goals. Look at Billy Bremner for example.

Here's the kicker. 8 goals between the two of them (4 each as it turns out). Yet they made - wait for it - a total of 904 appearances! Allowing for the fact that Kelly was a defender and can be excused, we will deduct his 531 games - that leaves Batty with an average of one goal in every 93 games.
7. Which of the following is NOT true about Allan Clarke?

Answer: He had previously played for Barnsley

Clarke did play for Barnsley, but this was after he left Leeds to become their player/manager in 1978. He was Leeds' record signing from Leicester City in 1969. Clarke had played for Walsall and Fulham prior to that. His first match for Leeds was the 1969 Charity Shield Final against Manchester City. Leeds won 2-1. In 1972, Allan Clarke wrote his name into Leeds folklore when he scored with a diving header - the only goal of the game against Arsenal - to win the 1972 Centenary F.A. Cup Final.

He made his international debut in the 1970 World Cup Finals in the last match of the Group Stage, against Czechoslovakia. He scored from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win that saw England progress to the quarter-finals. He was the first England player to debut for his country in a World Cup match. Clarke played for England 19 times, scoring 10 goals. His last goal, against Poland in the ill-fated drawn World Cup qualifier at Wembley in 1973, was also from the penalty spot.
8. The former Leeds United manager, Terry Venables, had previously been the manager of the Australian national team.

Answer: True

Terry Venables was the Australian national team manager from November 1996 to November 1997, overseeing the ultimately disastrous qualifying campaign for the 1998 World Cup. He was replaced by Frank Farina in 1999 (Raul Blanco was caretaker manager in tjhe intevening period). Venables managed Leeds from July 2002 to March 2003 at the time when the club's financial problems were coming to the fore. Rio Ferdinand and Jonathon Woodgate were sold without Venables' knowledge, and the slide toward the relegation zone gathered pace. He was sacked and replaced by Peter Reid and the side stayed up by virtue of a memorable 3-2 away victory over Arsenal in May 2003.

As a player, Venables was a League Cup winner with Chelsea in 1965 and an F.A. Cup winner with Tottenham Hotspur in 1967. As a manager, he won Second Division championships with Crystal Palace in 1978-79 and Queens Park Rangers in 1982-83. He won La Liga with Barcelona in 1984-85 and the Spanish League Cup in 1986. Finally, the F.A. Cup and Charity Shield with Tottenham Hotspur in 1991. He won diddly with Leeds United and Australia, but you get that! Venables is an author, having co-written four novels and is also the co-creator of "Hazell", a detective series shown on ITV.
9. Which of the following Leeds players was NOT signed from Derby County?

Answer: Tony Currie

Tony Currie previously played for Sheffield United, the club' great Yorkshire rivals, prior to his arrival at the club in June 1976. A favorite of the fans, he left three years later in August 1979, to join Queens Park Rangers. Currie won 11 of his 17 England caps whilst at Elland Road.

John McGovern and John O'Hare both played for Brian Clough at Derby County. When Clough took over for his controversial, short-lived (and disastrous for the club) stint at Leeds, he quickly signed McGovern and O'Hare. Neither of them shined for Leeds, making 4 and 6 appearances respectively, and both were quickly re-united with Clough midway though the same season when he took over at Nottingham Forest. Both players went onto share in Clough's European Cup successes of 1979 and 1980 -- which gave Forest the unique distinction of having won more European Cup titles, two, than domestic league championships, one (1977-78).
Seth Johnson joined Leeds from Derby in 2001, but returned to the Rams 4 years later, after a series of injuries restricted his appearances to 54 during that period.
10. In the 1975 European Cup Final, which United player scored with a volley that was subsequently disallowed because another player was offside?

Answer: Peter Lorimer

Lorimer's volley was disallowed on the basis that Bremner was offside. Whilst this was true, he was not interfering with play or distracting the goalkeeper, which was the intent of the offside rule in those days. Leeds United went on to lose the Final, as they did with many of the finals in which they played during their halcyon period from the mid60s to the mid-70s.

I have always felt a bit sorry for Peter Lorimer. Despite being the club's all-time top goalscorer, he never scored in any of the finals in which he played. Apart from the above, he hit the crossbar in the 1970 F.A. Cup Final, and in the 1973 final he was the player denied (again, from a volley) when Jimmy Montgomery made his wonder save for Sunderland.
Source: Author FussBudget

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