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Quiz about The English Abroad 1 Match The Club
Quiz about The English Abroad 1 Match The Club

The English Abroad -1- Match The Club Quiz

It's rare for English footballers to represent clubs outside England. Can you match these players representing England at the World Cup or Euros with the non-English clubs they played for?

A matching quiz by Red_John. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Paul Gascoigne  
2. Owen Hargreaves  
  FC Cologne
3. Glenn Hoddle  
  Hamburg SV
4. Paul Ince  
  Bayern Munich
5. Kevin Keegan  
6. Gary Lineker  
  AS Monaco
7. Steve McManaman  
8. David Platt  
  AC Milan
9. Ray Wilkins  
10. Tony Woodcock  
  Real Madrid

Select each answer

1. Paul Gascoigne
2. Owen Hargreaves
3. Glenn Hoddle
4. Paul Ince
5. Kevin Keegan
6. Gary Lineker
7. Steve McManaman
8. David Platt
9. Ray Wilkins
10. Tony Woodcock

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Paul Gascoigne

Answer: Rangers

Paul Gascoigne joined Rangers in July 1995, having spent the previous three seasons at Italian club SS Lazio. Having been a regular in the England side since 1990, he had retained his place in the international set up during his time in Italy, which continued after his move to Scotland. During his time at Rangers, Gascoigne played 22 times for England, out of his overall total of 57 caps. Most notably, he was a key figure in the team at Euro 1996, when the England team reached the semi-final, in which Gascoigne missed by inches scoring a winning goal in extra-time. Gascoigne eventually left Rangers in 1998, when he joined Middlebrough.
2. Owen Hargreaves

Answer: Bayern Munich

Owen Hargreaves was born in Canada to an English father and a Welsh mother. At the age of 15, he left his birthplace of Calgary to join the youth set-up of German club Bayern Munich. Rising through the ranks at Bayern, he eventually broke into the first team in 2000. Eligible to play international football for Canada, as the country of his birth, or either England or Wales (through his parents), Hargreaves was called into the England Under-21 side the same year he made his full debut for Bayern, opting to declare himself for England.

He made his full England debut in August 2001, becoming only the second player to win a full England cap without having played in the English league system (the first being Joe Baker, who won his first cap while playing for Hibernian in Scotland). Hargreaves won 39 out of his total of 42 England caps while playing in Germany, including representing the national team at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, and Euro 2004.

He left Bayern in 2007 to join Manchester United.
3. Glenn Hoddle

Answer: AS Monaco

As a player, Glenn Hoddle is perhaps most associated with Tottenham Hotspur, for whom he played nearly 500 times over twelve years. However, in 1987 he announced that he would be leaving Tottenham to join French club AS Monaco, where he would be able to play European football (at the time, English clubs were banned from playing in European club competitions).

When he joined Monaco, Hoddle had won 44 England caps, to which a further 9 were added during his time in the principality. These included his last appearances, which were England's three games at Euro 1988, with his final England appearance coming against the Soviet Union. Hoddle remained at Monaco until November 1990, when he joined Chelsea on a non-contract basis, before becoming player-manager of Swindon Town in March 1991.
4. Paul Ince

Answer: Inter

In the summer of 1995, Paul Ince, having played for Manchester United for six years, was one of a number of senior members of the side who were sold to make way in the team for a group of younger players. Unlike the other players who moved to English clubs, Ince opted to try his hand in Europe, and accepted a transfer to Italian club Inter.

Ince had made his debut for England in 1992, and made history by becoming the first black footballer to captain the side, when he led them in a 2-0 defeat to the United States in 1993.

While at Inter, Ince won a total of 17 England caps, including four of the five games at Euro 1996. He remained in Italy for two seasons, before he returned to England, signing for Liverpool in the summer of 1997.
5. Kevin Keegan

Answer: Hamburg SV

In 1977, Kevin Keegan, at the time a linchpin in the dominant Liverpool side, announced he would be leaving the club at the end of that season to play in Europe. Electing to move to Germany, he transferred to Hamburg in the summer of 1977. Prior to his move to Germany, Keegan had won 29 England caps, and was appointed as the team captain in 1976.

While at Hamburg, he retained the captaincy and won a further 25 caps, leading the team at Euro 1980. That same year, after three season at Hamburg in which the team had won the league title and reached the 1980 European Cup Final, Keegan elected to leave upon the end of his contract, and returned to England to join Southampton.
6. Gary Lineker

Answer: Barcelona

In the summer of 1986, having just won the Golden Boot as top scorer at the World Cup, Gary Lineker left Everton to join Spanish club Barcelona. Leaving England gave Lineker the opportunity to play European football, which had been denied him while at Everton owing to the ban on English clubs playing in European competition. Lineker had played 18 times for England when he moved to Spain, and went on to play a further 24 times for his country while at Barcelona, which included three games at Euro 1988. During the Euro 1988 finals, Lineker failed to score, and later revealed that he had been playing while suffering from hepatitis. Lineker eventually left Barcelona in the summer of 1989, when he returned to England to join Tottenham Hotspur.
7. Steve McManaman

Answer: Real Madrid

Although he grew up as an Everton fan, Steve McMananman signed for Liverpool as a schoolboy in 1988, eventually making his first team debut in 1990. Remaining at Liverpool as a first team regular for nine years, in 1999 McManaman became one of the first high profile English players to take advantage of the Bosman ruling, allowing players in the final six months of their contract to sign agreements to move to other clubs on expiry for nothing. Signing an agreement with Real Madrid, McManaman moved to Spain in the summer of 1999. McManaman had played 24 times for England while at Liverpool, and went on to win another 13 caps during his time in Madrid, which included one game at Euro 2000.

While playing for Real Madrid, in 2000 he became the first English player to win the Champions League playing for a non-English club, subsequently becoming the first Englishman to win the competition twice when Real won the competition in 2002.

In 2003, McManaman left Real Madrid to join Manchester City.
8. David Platt

Answer: Bari

In 1991, having played for Aston Villa for three years, as well as being one of England's stars at the 1990 World Cup, David Platt left England to join Italian club Bari. At the time, Bari were not one of the giants of Italian football, having finished 13th the previous season.

In spite of Platt's efforts, scoring 15 goals in 35 games in league and cup that season, the club ended up being relegated from Serie A at the end of the 1991-92 season. While at Bari, Platt added 6 caps to the 22 he had already won, which included three games at Euro 1992. Following that tournament, Platt left Bari to join Juventus, where he remained for a season before subsequently joining Sampdoria for two seasons.

In total, Platt spent four years in Italy, playing for England 33 times while there, out of his overall total of 62 caps.
9. Ray Wilkins

Answer: AC Milan

In 1984, Ray Wilkins, having been at Manchester United for five years, left to sign for Italian club AC Milan. At this point in their history, Milan were struggling, and Wilkins was seen as a player to aid their return to the top of Italian football. Wilkins had been an England regular up to that point, having won 58 caps in his time playing for Manchester United and, prior to that, Chelsea.

While in Milan, Wilkins played for England another 26 times, which included being selected in the squad for the 1986 World Cup.

In England's second game of that tournament, played against Morocco, Wilkins became the first England player to be sent off at the World Cup, which led to him missing the next two games, while he was not restored to the team for the quarter-final against Argentina. Wilkins made his final England appearance the following November, while in the summer of 1987 he left Milan to join Paris Saint-Germain, remaining in the French capital for just half a season before moving to Rangers in Scotland.
10. Tony Woodcock

Answer: FC Cologne

Tony Woodcock had been a significant part of Nottingham Forest's rise to the pinnacle of European football when, in November 1979, the club were persuaded to allow his transfer to German side FC Cologne. The two sides had played each other in the semi-final of the previous season's European Cup, which had led Cologne's manager to target Woodcock as a player who would fit well in his team. Woodcock had won 6 international caps while at Nottingham Forest, and would be selected for England 15 times while he played for the German club including appearances in Euro 1980 and the 1982 World Cup.

In the summer of 1982, Woodcock left Cologne and returned to England to join Arsenal, where he was the club's top scorer for three seasons, during which he represented England another 21 times.
Source: Author Red_John

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