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Quiz about Leeds United  The Mighty Whites 1

Leeds United - The Mighty Whites [1] Quiz


Leeds United is one of Britain's biggest clubs but fell on hard times in the mid-2000s after its relegation from the Premier League. This quiz is about some of the good and bad times for the club and its players. Enjoy and keep Marching On Together!

A multiple-choice quiz by robmar1. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
robmar1
Time
4 mins
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321,262
Updated
Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who was the scorer of the winning goal in the 1972 FA Cup Final victory over Arsenal? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who was the unlucky player in the 1972 FA Cup victory to finish with a dislocated shoulder? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In the 1975 European Cup final Leeds United had a 'goal' controversially disallowed by the referee. Who was the player to put the ball in the net? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The late, great Billy Bremner both played and managed Leeds United. How many games did he play for the club? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who was known as 'Il Gigante Buono'? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Leeds United and Liverpool contested the FA Charity Shield in 1974. The game was noteable for many different reasons - the last game in charge for Bill Shankly at Liverpool and the first game in charge of Leeds by Brian Clough, but which two players made most of the headlines by being sent off? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Brian Clough's reign as manager of Leeds United did not last very long. Exactly how long did it last? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 2001, Leeds United were on the verge of reaching the Champions League Final. They were sadly beaten in the semi-final by which Spanish team? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Leeds United qualified for the second round of the Champions League in season 1992-93. At which ground did they beat VFB Stuttgart 2-1 to achieve this qualification? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In which year did Leeds United last win the Inter City Fairs Cup? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who was the scorer of the winning goal in the 1972 FA Cup Final victory over Arsenal?

Answer: Allan Clarke

Allan 'Sniffer' Clarke scored with a diving header from 15 yards in the 53rd minute of a game dominated by Leeds throughout. He scored from a cross by Mick Jones.
2. Who was the unlucky player in the 1972 FA Cup victory to finish with a dislocated shoulder?

Answer: Mick Jones

Injured in the last minute of the game (dislocated shoulder), Mick Jones managed to climb the stairs to the Royal Box at Wembley to collect his winner's medal with the help of teammate Norman Hunter.
3. In the 1975 European Cup final Leeds United had a 'goal' controversially disallowed by the referee. Who was the player to put the ball in the net?

Answer: Peter Lorimer

The 1975 European Cup Final between Bayern Munich and Leeds United was full of controversial decisions (e.g. two "clear-cut" penalties were not awarded). Later, amid allegations of match fixing, the French referee was banned. Bayern Munich won the final 2-0; it was their third successive final, and third consecutive win.

Peter Lorimer, famed for one of the most powerful shots in football believed he had scored a legitimate goal only to see the referee disallow it for offside. Peter was a rare thing in professional football as he could strike a ball just as well with either foot. Unfortunately, trouble broke out during and after the game which lead to Leeds being banned from European competitions for four years.
4. The late, great Billy Bremner both played and managed Leeds United. How many games did he play for the club?

Answer: 587

Billy played 587 games for the club, scoring 90 goals in a career which ran from 1959 to 1976. Billy also made 54 appearances for Scotland, scoring 3 goals. He came back to manage the club in 1985 and was the manager of the club until 1988. Sadly, Billy died on 7th December 1997 at the age of 54.
5. Who was known as 'Il Gigante Buono'?

Answer: John Charles

He joined Leeds United in 1948 and was transferred for a British record fee of 65,000 to Juventus in 1957. He is widely considered to be the best ever Leeds player, able to play in both defence and attack, holding the record goals scored in one season for the Whites.

William John Charles was known in Italy as 'Il Gigante Buono' or 'The Gentle Giant. During his five years with Juventus he achieved the feat of scoring 29 goals in one season despite Italian football being known for its defensive outlook, lead them to three Championships and two Cup wins and won the Italian Player of the Year Award. In 1997 he was voted the best foreign player ever to play for Juve. John died in 2004 at the age of 72. The club renamed one of Elland Road's stands the John Charles Stand in tribute to the great man.
6. Leeds United and Liverpool contested the FA Charity Shield in 1974. The game was noteable for many different reasons - the last game in charge for Bill Shankly at Liverpool and the first game in charge of Leeds by Brian Clough, but which two players made most of the headlines by being sent off?

Answer: Billy Bremner and Kevin Keegan

Billy Bremner and Kevin Keegan battled throughout the game before being sent off for coming to blows in the Leeds penalty area just after the hour mark. To add to the poor behaviour of both players, they both left the field removing their shirts and throwing them to the ground.

This was the first game in charge of Leeds for Brian Clough. He later stated that he believed that the Leeds players had shown throughout the game their resentment of his criticism of the team.
7. Brian Clough's reign as manager of Leeds United did not last very long. Exactly how long did it last?

Answer: 44 days

During his 44 days in charge Clough managed to alienate many of the old players, claiming at his first team meeting that the club had won medals through cheating, telling Eddie Gray that if he had been a horse he would have been shot years ago. Following an extraordinary meeting between players and the board he was sacked on 12th September 1974.
8. In 2001, Leeds United were on the verge of reaching the Champions League Final. They were sadly beaten in the semi-final by which Spanish team?

Answer: Valencia

Only managing to draw 0-0 at home to Valencia, Leeds United faced a hard task of going to their opponents home ground in the second leg. Valencia were too good for the Whites on the night and ran out comfortable 3-0 winners, allowing them to qualify for their second consecutive Champions League Final.

Three years later, in 2004, Leeds United were relegated from the Premier League to the Football League Championship (they were a foundation member of the FA Premier League when it was formed in 1992). They were relegated again in 2007 to League One, the third tier of English football, for the first time in their history.
9. Leeds United qualified for the second round of the Champions League in season 1992-93. At which ground did they beat VFB Stuttgart 2-1 to achieve this qualification?

Answer: Camp Nou, Barcelona

The Camp Nou, Barcelona was the venue for a replay of the Champions League first round match between Leeds United and VFB Stuttgart. The original games finished as a 3-0 win in Stuttgart for the home team and a 4-1 win for Leeds in the return leg at Elland Road.

However, the most significant event of the second leg was the introduction as a substitute of the Serbian international Jovica Simanic by the VFB Stuttgart coach with only eight minutes of the game to go. This substitution meant that Stuttgart had breached the 'three foreigners' rule.

The game was awarded to Leeds 3-0 by UEFA (the default score under UEFA rules) and UEFA ordered a replay to be held in Barcelona, which Leeds went on to win 2-1. Sadly, they were to make no further progress in the competition, losing to Rangers in the second round (1-2 in both legs).
10. In which year did Leeds United last win the Inter City Fairs Cup?

Answer: 1971

The club won the Fairs Cup for the second time in 1971. They previously won the Cup in season 1968 after finishing as runners-up in 1967 and beaten semi-finalists in 1966. The Fairs Cup was scrapped as a competition in 1971 (it was replaced by the UEFA Cup).

A game was held between Barcelona, the first winners, and Leeds United to decide on who would keep the cup. Barcelona won the game and the cup (score was 2-1).
Source: Author robmar1

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