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Quiz about Seeing Red
Quiz about Seeing Red

Seeing Red Trivia Quiz

European Football Clubs Who Wear Red

While a football (soccer) player never wants to see red, some teams have a red kit. If they're good enough, their opponents see red for the entire 90 minutes. Let's see how many European teams you recognize that made others see red.

A multiple-choice quiz by LeoDaVinci. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
LeoDaVinci
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
403,314
Updated
Jan 30 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. These Reds set an English Premier League record when they won the title in 2020 with seven games to spare. They led the league by as much as 25 points and were led by Mohammed Salah with 19 goals and Trent Alexander-Arnold with 13 assists. Which team made their opponents see red from the get-go of the season? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The 'Rossoneri' of Serie A won their first domestic title in 1901 and their first European Cup in 1963. Their nickname emphasizes their colours, red and black. Which Italian team makes their opponent see red, especially their longtime rivals, Inter? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Though some clubs in La Liga have red in their kits, the only ones that are truly "Los Rojillos" come from Pamplona, in Navarre. What team, finalists in the Copa del Rey in 2005, are the real Spanish reds? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Les Rouges et Blancs" of Ligue 1 by virtue of their location have to be one of the richest football clubs in the world. Winning the 2016-2017 season was their eighth win. What French team makes others see red, even if they're not exactly French? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Fudbalski klub Crvena zvezda is a football club also known as 'Red Star'. They won the European Cup in 1991, the first team from their country to do so. What eastern European city do they call home? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "Os Encarnados" are definitely the reds of Portuguese football. When they won their 30th league title in 1994, that was more titles than any other team through 2020, and they didn't stop there. Which Portuguese juggernaut makes their rivals see red? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Named for a gladiator-turned-revolutionary, this Russian club was the second-best team in the Soviet leagues and the first team to hit ten championships in the Russian top league. Which of these Russian clubs leaves their opponents seeing red? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 'Die Roten' of the Bundesliga, this red club has been widely successful. They were the first club to win thirty Bundesliga titles and the first European club to complete all of the trebles possible. Which Bavarian football club makes their opponents see red? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Winning their first championship in 1918, this club followed up the win with the first unbeaten season in Dutch football history. Over the years, this Dutch juggernaut made opponents see red. Which Dutch team wears red, and not just because of the Greek hero they are named for? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Perhaps one of the most recognized football clubs worldwide is Manchester United. They were the first English club to win the European Cup and were also amazingly successful under the tenure of manager Sir Alex Ferguson. What 'red' nickname does the club have? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. These Reds set an English Premier League record when they won the title in 2020 with seven games to spare. They led the league by as much as 25 points and were led by Mohammed Salah with 19 goals and Trent Alexander-Arnold with 13 assists. Which team made their opponents see red from the get-go of the season?

Answer: Liverpool

When Liverpool F.C. won the UEFA Champions League in 2019, that gave them six wins in total and made them the third-most successful club in that competition. They followed up that win with a record-setting season in the Premier League where they had a record of 24 home wins (seven carried over from the previous season) and they never were really threatened for the title by the runners-up, Manchester City (who finished 18 points behind them). Traditionally, their home kit is all red.

Some notable Liverpool players over the years include Kenny Dalglish, Kevin Keegan, Billy Liddell, Robbie Fowler, Sami Hyypia, and Michael Owen.
2. The 'Rossoneri' of Serie A won their first domestic title in 1901 and their first European Cup in 1963. Their nickname emphasizes their colours, red and black. Which Italian team makes their opponent see red, especially their longtime rivals, Inter?

Answer: A.C. Milan

One of the most popular football clubs in the world, and certainly in Italy, A.C. Milan has a very rich history. They were founded in 1899 and have played in Serie A, the top flight of the Italian football leagues, for nearly all of that time. Their nickname, the 'Rossoneri', is based on the red and black home kits that they wear. They play their home games at the legendary San Siro Stadium. They have a vicious rivalry with their crosstown rivals, Inter Milan. These matches, the Derby della Madonnina, are very publicized and followed by many fans around the world.

Some notable A.C. Milan players over the years include Paolo Maldini, Ruud Gullit, Andriy Shevchenko, Frank Rijkaard, Alessandro Costacurta, Franco Baresi, Giovanni Trapattoni, Zvonimir Boban, Sebastiano Rossi, and many, many others.
3. Though some clubs in La Liga have red in their kits, the only ones that are truly "Los Rojillos" come from Pamplona, in Navarre. What team, finalists in the Copa del Rey in 2005, are the real Spanish reds?

Answer: Osasuna

Though Osasuna were founded in 1920, in their first 100 years in the Spanish leagues their best finish in La Liga was fourth in 2006 as well as in 1991. They did make the Copa del Rey final in 2005 but lost to Real Betis. They play in Pamplona, Navarre, in the Basque region, and their home games are played at the El Sadar Stadium.

Though they haven't produced many world-class players, there have been a few notable footballers. These include Savo Milosević, Thomas Christiansen, Javi Garcia, and Francisco Silva.
4. "Les Rouges et Blancs" of Ligue 1 by virtue of their location have to be one of the richest football clubs in the world. Winning the 2016-2017 season was their eighth win. What French team makes others see red, even if they're not exactly French?

Answer: Monaco

French club AS Monaco actually hail from the Principality of Monaco, one of the richest countries in the world per capita. This doesn't mean that their fan base is just rich people; on the contrary, they are followed worldwide. With their traditional colours red and white, Monaco has played for the majority of their long history - since 1919 - in the top tier of the French league. They have won the league, as mentioned in the question, as well as the Coupe de France, several times.

Some notable players from AS Monaco include Emmanuel Petit, Victor Ikpeba, Youri Djorkaeff, Lilian Thuram, Fabien Barthez, and Claude Puel.
5. Fudbalski klub Crvena zvezda is a football club also known as 'Red Star'. They won the European Cup in 1991, the first team from their country to do so. What eastern European city do they call home?

Answer: Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade is a terrifyingly talented football club out of Yugoslavia and later Serbia. They have a local rivalry with Partizan Belgrade and the games between the two clubs are known as the "eternal derby". Red Star was the first and only Yugoslav team to win the European Cup as well as the first and only Yugoslav team to win the Intercontinental Cup, both wins coming in 1991. Traditionally, their home kit colours are red and white.

Some notable Red Star players over the years include Dragan Dzajić, Nemanja Vidić, Dragoslav Sekularac, Miljan Miljanić, Dejan Stanković, and Vladimir Jugović.
6. "Os Encarnados" are definitely the reds of Portuguese football. When they won their 30th league title in 1994, that was more titles than any other team through 2020, and they didn't stop there. Which Portuguese juggernaut makes their rivals see red?

Answer: Benfica

Through the 2020 season, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, or just Benfica for short, has won 37 Primeira Liga titles, their 37th coming in 2019, and has been the runner-up another 29 times. They have been successful at the Taça de Portugal as well as the Taça da Liga. The first time all three were won in one season was in 2014 by none other than Benfica. They won their first European cups back-to-back in 1961 and 1962. The home kit that As Águias wear is all red.

Many great players have worn the red for Benfica including the great Eusébio, Francisco Ferreira, Shéu, Maxi Pereira, Nuno Gomes, João Pinto, António Veloso, Nené, Rui Costa, and Manuel Bento.
7. Named for a gladiator-turned-revolutionary, this Russian club was the second-best team in the Soviet leagues and the first team to hit ten championships in the Russian top league. Which of these Russian clubs leaves their opponents seeing red?

Answer: Spartak Moscow

In 1991, Spartak Moscow reached the semifinal stage of the European Cup making it the best finish for a Soviet/Russian club in that competition. They were eliminated by Marseilles by a 5-2 aggregate, but, they have always been a dominant team in Russian football. The team was founded officially in 1922 and was renamed "Spartak" in 1935 in honour of Spartacus, the gladiator that nearly brought down the Roman empire. When Spartak won the Russian Premier League in 2017, it marked their 22nd such honour, including Soviet leagues. They have also won the Russian Cup. Their home kits are mostly red with some white.

Some notable players to play for Spartak Moscow include Valeri Karpin, Nikita Simonyan, Fyodor Cherenkov, Yegor Titov, Aleksei Paramonov, Viktor Onopko, and Igor Netto.
8. 'Die Roten' of the Bundesliga, this red club has been widely successful. They were the first club to win thirty Bundesliga titles and the first European club to complete all of the trebles possible. Which Bavarian football club makes their opponents see red?

Answer: Bayern Munich

Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. are considered one of the top teams in Europe, and certainly in the Bundesliga. They are the first club to achieve all three trebles: The domestic treble consisting of the Bundesliga title, DFB-Pokal, and DFL-Ligapokal which they achieved in 2000. The continental treble consisting of the league, one of the cups, and the UEFA Champions League, was achieved in 2013 for the first time. Finally, the European treble which consists of the European Cup (Champions League), the Cup Winners' Cup, and the UEFA Cup (Europa League). This was completed when Bayern won the UEFA Cup in 1996.

Bayern Munich boast a rich history of great players which include Franz Beckenbauer, Robert Lewandowski, Oliver Kahn, Giovane Élber, Gerd Müller, Mehmet Scholl, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bixente Lizarazu, Sepp Maier, Lothar Matthäus, Claudio Pizarro, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
9. Winning their first championship in 1918, this club followed up the win with the first unbeaten season in Dutch football history. Over the years, this Dutch juggernaut made opponents see red. Which Dutch team wears red, and not just because of the Greek hero they are named for?

Answer: Ajax Amsterdam

AFC Ajax Amsterdam are one of the most successful clubs in Dutch football and have a glorious history. They were founded in 1900 and won their first championship not long after, in 1918. The 1918-1919 season was an epic success - the club lost no games. The club continued to have successes and their win in the 2018-2019 Eredivisie marked their 34th such triumph. They have also won the KNVB Cup, the Champions League (with three straight wins coming from 1971-1973), and numerous other trophies.

Some of Ajax's former players include Johan Cruyff, Tijani Babangida, Sjaak Swart, Frank and Ronald de Boer, Edwin van der Sar, Jari Litmanen, John van 't Schip, Frank Rijkaard, and Danny Blind.
10. Perhaps one of the most recognized football clubs worldwide is Manchester United. They were the first English club to win the European Cup and were also amazingly successful under the tenure of manager Sir Alex Ferguson. What 'red' nickname does the club have?

Answer: Red Devils

Manchester United was founded in 1878 as Newton Heath and then adopted its current name in 1902. Since then they have usually been a very successful team. They set a record when they won their 20th league title in 2013, and they got an amazing treble in 1999 when they won the league, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League in the same year. They suffered a tragedy in 1958 when they lost eight players in a plane crash and yet still managed to recover to their top-flight form within a decade. They are one of the few European clubs to have won the Champions League, the Cup Winners' Cup, and the Europa League as well as the European Super Cup. Their youth system has been very successful and has produced many quality players.

Some notable players from Manchester United include David Beckham, Denis Law, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, George Best, Peter Schmeichel, Sir Matt Busby, Gary Pallister, and many, many more.
Source: Author LeoDaVinci

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