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Quiz about The City Is Ours
Quiz about The City Is Ours

The City Is Ours Trivia Quiz

Big cities will often have a number of major football clubs, reflecting the size of their populations. But sometimes you will find cities that are represented by a single club. Can you match these one-club locations with the clubs they cheer for?

A label quiz by Red_John. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Bayer Leverkusen Leeds United Real Zaragoza Marseille Borussia Dortmund Athletic Bilbao Parma Lyon Napoli Fiorentina Deportivo La Coruña VfL Wolfsburg Newcastle United Bordeaux Norwich City
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Newcastle United

Football in Newcastle-upon-Tyne traces its history back to 1881, when the Stanley Cricket Club of Byker formed a football section, which was renamed as Newcastle East End F.C. in 1882. The same year, another cricket club, West End Cricket Club, also formed a football team; it became Newcastle West End. The two clubs became rivals until 1892, when, as a result of financial difficulties, West End were forced to merge with East End, to form a new club named Newcastle United.

Since then, Newcastle United has been the focus of the city's attention where football is concerned, with the fanbase, known as the "Toon Army", among England's most passionate. With just a single club in the city, Newcastle's fiercest rivalry is with Sunderland, a similarly one-club city located approximately 15 miles away.
2. VfL Wolfsburg

The city of Wolfsburg was originally founded in 1938 as a planned city to house workers employed by Volkswagen, whose factories to build their new "People's Car" were erected in the area. A works football team was originally founded in 1943. Following the end of the Second World War, a new club was formed; originally named as VSK Wolfsburg, following the departure of almost the entire playing staff in December 1945, the team had to be rebuilt from scratch, and took on the new name VfL Wolfsburg. By November 1946, the new club had become the new club sponsored directly by Volkswagen.

Wolfsburg have since developed a rivalry with Hannover 96, who are also based in the state of Lower Saxony, although this is more of a friendly rivalry, as Hannover consider their main rivals to be Eintracht Braunschweig.
3. Lyon

Although the history of Olympique Lyonnais goes back to 1899, when the Lyon Olympique Universitaire (LOU) club formed a football section, the modern football club dates from 1950, when the then football manager Félix Louot, looking to make his team into a wholly professional outfit, split from LOU to form Olympique Lyonnais. Playing its first season in Ligue 2, Lyon won the title and achieved promotion to the French top flight at the first time of asking. From the late 1980s onwards, Lyon began to gain greater success, winning the league title for the first time in 2002, and going on to win it for seven consecutive seasons.

Lyon's biggest rivalry is against Saint-Étienne, who are located just 50km away. This started when Lyon was founded in 1950, and comes from the apparent white collar support generated by Lyon, as against the more blue collar fanbase of Saint-Étienne.
4. Parma

Parma Calcio 1913 is the fourth incarnation of the local football club in the city of Parma. Originally founded in July 1913 as the Verdi Foot Ball Club, in honour of composer Giuseppe Verdi, the club's name was changed to Parma FC in December of the same year. Over the course of its history, the club has been liquidated and reformed a total of three times owing to financial difficulties, most notably in April 2004, when AC Parma, the most successful incarnation with three Coppa Italia titles and three European trophies, was liquidated following the bankruptcy of its owner, Parmalat. The latest incarnation was founded in 2015, and took its name from the year of the original club's foundation.

Parma's most bitter rivalry is with Reggiana, and comes from the historic rivalry between the cities of Parma and Reggio Emilia, which are separated by just 25km. The club's other major rival is Bologna, as the two are the most successful clubs in the region of Emilia-Romagna.
5. Deportivo La Coruña

Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña traces its origins to the introduction of football to the city of A Coruña in the early 1900s. With a number of informal teams having been formed in the city, in December 1906 members of the Sala Calvet gymnasium formed a football section, taking the name Deportivo de la Sala Calvet. This quickly changed to incorporate the name of the city when a local statute was passed in May 1907, while in 1908, King Alfonso XIII, who had been invited to become the new club's honorary president, granted them the right to use the word "Real" (royal) in their name.

Deportivo's biggest rivalry is with Celta Vigo; although the two cities are separated by over 130km, they are the two major clubs in Galicia, the most north-westerly region of Spain.
6. Leeds United

Leeds United came about through the forced liquidation of Leeds City FC by the Football League in 1919, due to financial irregularities. As a response to this action a new club, Leeds United, was founded the same year, initially joining the Midland League in place of Leeds City Reserves. In May 1920, Leeds United was elected into the Football League Second Division and, having won the Second Division title, gained promotion to the First Division in 1924.

Although Leeds is just 13km from the neighbouring city of Bradford, Leeds United's biggest rivals have traditionally been, instead of Bradford City, Manchester United, as the two cities are the biggest in the historic counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire, which have a long-standing animosity.
7. Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund's foundation came as a result of a number of disaffected players belonging to the church-sponsored Trinity Youth football club in Dortmund, who were unhappy with playing under the eye of the stern local Catholic priest. As a result, in December 1909 a group of players from Trinity Youth elected to set up their own club, taking the name "Borussia", which is the Latin for Prussia, from a nearby brewery producing a brand of beer with the name.

Borussia have a longstanding rivalry with FC Schalke from the city of Gelsenkirchen, which are two of the major cities in the industrial Ruhr region of Germany. However, in recent years, Dortmund has developed a significant rivalry with Bayern Munich, as a result of their status as the biggest clubs in the country.
8. Bordeaux

The history of Girondins de Bordeaux begins with the foundation of a sports club for gymnastics and shooting in the city of Bordeaux in 1881. Many other sports were added to the club, including, in 1910, a football section, although this lasted for just a year before it was disbanded. The football section was resurrected in 1919, and played its first official match in 1920. In 1936, in a move to professionalism, the club merged with another sports club in the city, Guyenne Sport, which brought about the football club in its present form, and saw it enter Ligue 2 for the first time in 1937.

Bordeaux's major rivalries are with Toulouse, with whom they play the so called "Derby de la Garonne", as they are the two major cities on the River Garonne, and Nantes in the "Derby de L'Atlantique", coming from both being close to the Atlantic Ocean.
9. Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina is the second incarnation of the football club commonly referred to as Fiorentina. The original club was founded in the city of Florence in 1926 through the merger of two existing football clubs, Firenze and Libertas. The merger was undertaken in order to give the city a strong club to rival the dominant sides of the time from the north-west of Italy. Fiorentina took three seasons before eventually reaching Serie A in 1931, after which the club began to assume a prominent place in Italian football. In the late 1990s however, the club's financial position was such that it was forced to be liquidated in 2002. A new club was established the same year - initially named as ACF Florentina Viola, in 2003 it regained the rights to the original name and was renamed as Fiorentina.

Fiorentina shares a fierce rivalry with Bologna, as the two cities are the capitals of their respective provinces (Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna) and are separated by the Apennine Mountains. Another major rivalry is with Juventus, which stems from the end to the 1981-82 Serie A season, when Juventus snatched the title from Fiorentina in controversial circumstances.
10. Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Club, more commonly known as Athletic Bilbao, was originally founded through the merger of two separate clubs - Bilbao FC, which came about from British migrant workers to Bilbao, and Athletic Club, formed by young Basque men who had been educated in Britain and brought football back with them. The two formed a single team called Club Bizcaya in 1902, and fully merged in 1903. Athletic Club has been one of the most consistently successful teams in Spain, which has aligned with its "cantera" policy of only signing players that are native to, or have grown up in, the Basque Country.

Athletic's main rivalry is with Real Sociedad, the other major team from the Basque Country, who play in the city of San Sebastián. However, despite the competitiveness between the two, the rivalry between fans of the clubs is generally friendly, as they often mix and socialise before games.
11. Norwich City

Norwich City's foundation came in 1902 when a group of former players of Norwich CEYMS FC, frustrated at the lack of ambition of their old club, decided to form a new football club. It initially operating as an amateur side. However, in December 1904 the Football Association, following an inquiry, determined that they were in fact professional; and were thus deemed ineligible to compete in their existing competition. As a result, the club officially became professional, and joined the Southern League the following year. The club attained Football League status upon the formation of the Third Division in 1920.

Norwich City's biggest rivals are Ipswich Town, against whom they play the so-called "East Anglian Derby", stemming from the fact that the two are the only professional clubs in the bordering counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, which are two of the three counties in the region known as East Anglia.
12. Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen was founded following the actions of Wilhelm Hauschild, an employee of the Bayer chemical company who, in 1904, asked his employers for their support in setting up a sports club. The company agreed, and TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen was founded, with a football section formed three years later. Different parts of the multi-sport club eventually split in 1928, with the gymnasts forming a separate society from the remainder. Throughout its existence, the club has retained the name of its owner and principal sponsor, one of the few instances of a German club side being wholly privately owned.

Bayer Leverkusen shares significant rivalries with two other nearby clubs in the Rhineland - FC Cologne and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Owing to Leverkusen's origins as a works team, they are often disparaged by the other two, although in recent years, Bayer fans have begun to play up their industrial origins.
13. Marseille

Olympique de Marseille was founded as a multisport club in 1892. Originally going through a number of names, in 1899 the club's present name was chosen to honour the anniversary of the city's foundation by Greeks from Phocaea in around 600BC, the word "Olympique" taken from the ancient Olympic Games. Initially a rugby club, football began to be played from 1902, with the club proving to be formidable in the nascent French championship from the beginning. Since its foundation, Marseille has been one of the powerhouses of French football, and, in 1993, became the first French side to win the European Cup.

Marseille form one half of France's biggest football rivalry, the so called "Le Classique" against Paris Saint-Germain, which stems from the fact that the two cities are the biggest in the country, and have long had a fierce rivalry.
14. Napoli

SSC Napoli's origins date back to 1905, when the Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club was founded by a pair of English sailors in the city. Seven years later, having grown into a cosmopolitan organisation featuring both Italians and overseas players, the club's foreign contingent split to form their own club, Internazionale Napoli; that year saw both teams make their debut in Italy's national championship. After a decade, financial pressures forced the two back together as Internazionale-Naples, generally known as Internaples, with the team being renamed as AC Napoli four years later. The teams' name was changed to SSC Napoli in 1964 - which stands for "Società Sportiva Calcio".

Napoli are the biggest club in the Mezzogiorno region, and therefore have few significant rivalries among other clubs in southern Italy. Possibly their biggest rivalry is with AS Roma, with whom they contest the so-called Derby del Sole; this is due to the two being considered the most popular clubs located outside the north of the country.
15. Real Zaragoza

Real Zaragoza came about in 1932 when two existing clubs, Iberia SC and Real Zaragoza CD, merged, taking the name of the latter. The club first appeared in the Spanish top division in 1939, lasting only a single season before relegation, and remaining outside La Liga until 1951. Since then however, the club has become one of the country's top sides, winning the Copa del Rey a number of times, as well as achieving success in European competition.

Zaragoza's biggest rivalry comes against SD Huesca, the other major club in Aragon; although they played each other for the first time in 1978, the rivalry dates back much earlier, to a previous club from Huesca that folded in 1956. The club also shares rivalries with Numancia and Osasuna, both of which are in neighbouring regions.
Source: Author Red_John

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