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Quiz about Newcastle Alumni
Quiz about Newcastle Alumni

Newcastle Alumni Trivia Quiz


For this quiz I will give you the path of a former Newcastle player's history. You have to identify the player.

A multiple-choice quiz by geordiehero. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
geordiehero
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
284,191
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. This former England international started out as a trainee at Southampton. From there he played for Blackburn then on to Tyneside. Who is he? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. After coming through the ranks at Manchester United in the famous Youth Cup winning side of 1992, alongside Beckham, Scholes, Neville and Giggs, he signed for Newcastle in January 1995. He later left for Blackburn in 1998, finishing his career with Leicester, then Sheffield United. Who is it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. After making a big impression at Colchester, he was signed by Newcastle at the start of the 2000 season, where he struggled to make an impact, and left for Portsmouth before moving on again to Olympiakos. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. He started out with Leicester before a move to Derby. He left there in 1994 to sign for Newcastle, where he lasted for 3 seasons and only 36 Premiership games before being shipped off to West Ham. He later had spells at Brighton, Rushden, and Aldershot. Who is he? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. He started out with his hometown club of Croatia Zagreb (now known as Dinamo) before earning a shot at the big time with Newcastle in 1998. It unfortunately turned out as one of the many below par foreigners at St James. Left for Porto, then he had a spell with Panathinaikos as well as back to where he started in Zagreb. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. After coming through Newcastle's ranks, he was often injured and left for Man City in 1999 after 11 years at the club. He also played for Leicester, Bolton, and very briefly New England Revolution and Hartlepool. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This Geordie started out with Dinamo Tblisi, Anorthosis Famagusta, and AEK Athens before arriving on Tyneside in 1997l He left after 3 years for Wolves, Dundee, then back to Cyprus for another spell with Anorthosis. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. He started out back in 1979 with Stoke. He joined Sunderland in 1983 where he only lasted one season before moving Everton. He went back to Sunderland again in 1989, then crossed the northeast to Newcastle for their 1992 Division 1 title winning season. He again returned to Sunderland in 1995, before finishing his career with Fulham then Halifax. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. He started out at the bottom with Hova then Tidaholm, followed by spells with Degerfors and IFK Goteborg, before earning a shot at the big time with AC Milan. He failed to make the grade there and was given a chance with Newcastle, where he also struggled, leaving for AIK in Sweden in 1999. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This player's history starts with Paris SG, then on to Newcastle where he was a success at first, after falling out of favour he returned to PSG for 4 seasons (including an ill-fated loan spell at Leeds), before heading south to Espanyol. He then to Olympiakos in 2006. Hint



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1. This former England international started out as a trainee at Southampton. From there he played for Blackburn then on to Tyneside. Who is he?

Answer: Alan Shearer

Shearer signed for a then world record of money in 1996, and went on to break the Newcastle goal scoring record. He played 63 times for England scoring 30 goals. Rob Lee signed from Charlton in 1992, Keegan from Southampton in 1982, and Shola Ameobi is a product of the Newcastle Academy.
Shearer's career history:
Southampton: 1988-1992
Blackburn: 1992-1996
Newcastle: 1996-2006
2. After coming through the ranks at Manchester United in the famous Youth Cup winning side of 1992, alongside Beckham, Scholes, Neville and Giggs, he signed for Newcastle in January 1995. He later left for Blackburn in 1998, finishing his career with Leicester, then Sheffield United. Who is it?

Answer: Keith Gillespie

Gillespie's transfer was part of a shock deal on the 10th January 1995. Manchester United signed Andy Cole from Newcastle for money and Keith Gillespie. David Batty was signed from Blackburn in 1995, Speed from Everton in 1997, and Clark came through the youth system at Newcastle, leaving for Sunderland in 1997.
Gillespie's career history:
Man Utd: 1993-1995
Newcastle: 1995-1998
Blackburn: 1998-2003
Leicester: 2003-2005
Sheff Utd: 2005-2008
3. After making a big impression at Colchester, he was signed by Newcastle at the start of the 2000 season, where he struggled to make an impact, and left for Portsmouth before moving on again to Olympiakos.

Answer: Lomano LuaLua

LuaLua was born in Kinshasha, DR Congo, but moved to London as a child. He was spotted playing on the hackney marshes by Colchester. Des Hamilton was signed from Bradford in 1996, Garry Brady from Tottenham in 1998 and Stephen Glass from Aberdeen in 1998.
Lualua's career history:
Colchester: 1998-2000
Newcastle: 2000-2004
Portsmouth: 2004-2007
Olympiakos: 2007-2008
4. He started out with Leicester before a move to Derby. He left there in 1994 to sign for Newcastle, where he lasted for 3 seasons and only 36 Premiership games before being shipped off to West Ham. He later had spells at Brighton, Rushden, and Aldershot. Who is he?

Answer: Paul Kitson

Kitson managed 10 league goals in his 36 games, but never really made an impact at the Toon. Serrant came from in Oldham in 1997, Beharall was an academy player who left for Oldham in 2001, and Ruel Fox was signed Norwich in 1993.
Kitson's career history:
Leicester: 1988-1991
Derby: 1991-1994
Newcastle: 1994-1996
West Ham: 1996-2001
Brighton: 2001-2003
Rushden: 2003
Aldershot: 2005
5. He started out with his hometown club of Croatia Zagreb (now known as Dinamo) before earning a shot at the big time with Newcastle in 1998. It unfortunately turned out as one of the many below par foreigners at St James. Left for Porto, then he had a spell with Panathinaikos as well as back to where he started in Zagreb.

Answer: Silvio Maric

Maric was first seen at St James alongside Mark Viduka in the Croatia Zagreb team that Newcastle knocked out to qualify for the Champion's League in 1998.
Marcelino came from Mallorca in 1999, Bassedas was signed from Velez Sarsfield in 2000, and Phillipe Albert came from Anderlecht in 1994.
Maric's career history:
Croatia Zagreb: 1992-1998
Newcastle: 1998-2000
Porto: 2000
Dinamo: 2000-2002
Panathinaikos: 2003-2004
Dinamo: 2004
6. After coming through Newcastle's ranks, he was often injured and left for Man City in 1999 after 11 years at the club. He also played for Leicester, Bolton, and very briefly New England Revolution and Hartlepool.

Answer: Steve Howey

Despite his career being blighted by injuries, Howey still managed to win 4 England caps. Beresford came from Portsmouth in 1992, Sellars from Leeds in 1992, and Watson came through the youth system, making his debut on the 10th November 1990, at 16 years old, a club record.
Howey's career history:
Newcastle: 1988-1999
Man City: 1999-2002
Leicester: 2003
Bolton: 2003
New England: 2004
Hartlepool: 2004
7. This Geordie started out with Dinamo Tblisi, Anorthosis Famagusta, and AEK Athens before arriving on Tyneside in 1997l He left after 3 years for Wolves, Dundee, then back to Cyprus for another spell with Anorthosis.

Answer: Temuri Ketsbaia

Ketsbaia was known as the Georgian Geordie. During his time on Tyneside he earned cult status. Geordiadis was a signing from Panathinaikos in 1998, Dabizas was signed from Olympiakos in 1997, and Papavasilou came from OFI Crete in 1992.
Ketsbaia's career history:
Dinamo Tblisi: 1987-1991
Anorthosis: 1991-1993
AEK: 1993-1997
Newcastle: 1997-2000
Wolves: 2000-2001
Dundee: 2001
Anorthosis: 2001-2006
8. He started out back in 1979 with Stoke. He joined Sunderland in 1983 where he only lasted one season before moving Everton. He went back to Sunderland again in 1989, then crossed the northeast to Newcastle for their 1992 Division 1 title winning season. He again returned to Sunderland in 1995, before finishing his career with Fulham then Halifax.

Answer: Paul Bracwell

Although rare for players to play for both Newcastle and Sunderland, all 4 of these players managed the feat. Clark was brought through the youth system and left in 1997 after making 195 appearances. Pop Robson is a player who was prolific in front of goal and is legendary in the northeast. Venison was a former Sunderland player who was signed from Liverpool in 1992.
Bracewell's career history:
Stoke: 1979-1983
Sunderland: 1983-1984
Everton: 1984-1989
Sunderland: 1989-1992
Newcastle: 1992-1995
Sunderland: 1995-1997
Fulham: 1997-2000
Halifax: 2000-2001
9. He started out at the bottom with Hova then Tidaholm, followed by spells with Degerfors and IFK Goteborg, before earning a shot at the big time with AC Milan. He failed to make the grade there and was given a chance with Newcastle, where he also struggled, leaving for AIK in Sweden in 1999.

Answer: Andreas Andersson

He played 42 times for Sweden including the 2002 World Cup. Gudjonnson was singed from AI in his native Iceland in 1997, but left for Genk without ever playing first team football. Pinas was signed from Feyenoord and went back to them in a year later in 1997, also without ever playing. Tomasson was signed from Heerenveen in 1997, and managed to be a success everwhere he played except Newcastle where he was terrible.
Andersson's career history:
Hova: 1993
Tidaholm: 1994
Degerfors: 1994-1995
IFK Goteborg: 1995-1997
MIlan: 1997-1998
Newcastle: 1998-1999
AIK: 1999-2004
10. This player's history starts with Paris SG, then on to Newcastle where he was a success at first, after falling out of favour he returned to PSG for 4 seasons (including an ill-fated loan spell at Leeds), before heading south to Espanyol. He then to Olympiakos in 2006.

Answer: Didier Domi

Despite playing for teams with huge histories, Domi has only won the French cup and French League cup in his career. Charvet was signed from Cannes in 1998, after catching Newcastle's eye whilst spending a year on loan at Chelsea. Bernard was signed as a youngster from Lyon in 2000, while Hottiger was a Swiss international, who arrived from Sion after appearing in the 1994 World Cup.
Domi's career history:
Paris SG: 1994-1998
Newcastle: 1998-2000
Paris SG: 2000-2002
Leeds: 2002-2003
Espanyol: 2003-2006
Olympiakos: 2006
Source: Author geordiehero

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