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Quiz about The English Abroad 2 Choose The Answer
Quiz about The English Abroad 2 Choose The Answer

The English Abroad -2- Choose The Answer Quiz


It's rare for English footballers to represent clubs outside England. Can you answer these questions about players representing England at the World Cup, Euros or Nations League while playing for non-English clubs?

A multiple-choice quiz by Red_John. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Red_John
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
402,436
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
110
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Question 1 of 10
1. Gerry Hitchens was the first England international to appear at the World Cup while playing for an overseas club, but which Italian side did he play for? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Mark Hateley was selected for the England squad at the 1986 World Cup while playing for Italian club AC Milan. Two years later, he was part of England's squad for Euro 1988 while playing for which French club? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Chris Waddle was a significant member of the England squad for the 1990 World Cup while playing for which French club? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Terry Butcher was one of a number of players in the England squad for the 1990 World Cup who played for Rangers in Scotland, but from which club did they sign him? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Gary Stevens was a Rangers player when selected for the 1990 World Cup, but which club did he move to at the end of his time in Scotland? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Chris Woods was the second choice goalkeeper in the 1990 World Cup squad, and was another of a group of four players from Rangers. From which club did he join the Scottish giants? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Trevor Steven was one of four players from Rangers to form part of England's 1990 World Cup squad. Two years later, he was picked as a member of the squad for Euro 1992, by which time he had left Scotland and signed for which club? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. David Beckham was selected for both Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup while he was playing for which European side? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Fraser Forster was one of the three goalkeepers selected by England to form part of the 2014 World Cup squad. For which Scottish club was he playing at the time? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Jadon Sancho was included as part of England's squad for the finals of the 2019 Nations League. Which German club did he play for at the time? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Gerry Hitchens was the first England international to appear at the World Cup while playing for an overseas club, but which Italian side did he play for?

Answer: Inter

Having played for semi-professional side Kidderminster Harriers for two years, Gerry Hitchens made his professional debut in 1955 when he joined Cardiff City, subsequently moving to Aston Villa two years later. He remained there for four years, eventually scoring almost 100 goals in 160 appearances, during which time he also made his England debut, in which he scored his first international goal within 90 seconds in a friendly against Mexico in 1961.

The same year he became one of the first English players to join an overseas club when he signed for Inter.

This move made it more difficult for him to retain his international place, given the difficulties in the early 1960s of watching players in other countries. It was largely due to Hitchens' form, ending the 1961-62 season as Inter's top scorer, combined with injuries to other players, that saw manager Walter Winterbottom recall him to the England squad in May 1962, when he scored in a friendly against Switzerland.

This was enough to give him a place for the 1962 World Cup in Chile in which he featured twice, scoring England's goal in their quarter-final defeat against Brazil.

This proved to be the last of his seven international appearances, in which he had scored five goals, as Winterbottom's successor, Alf Ramsey, instituted a policy of not selecting players who were with overseas clubs. Hitchens eventually spent nine years in Italy, playing for a total of four clubs in that time, before retiring from professional football in 1969.
2. Mark Hateley was selected for the England squad at the 1986 World Cup while playing for Italian club AC Milan. Two years later, he was part of England's squad for Euro 1988 while playing for which French club?

Answer: AS Monaco

Mark Hateley made his professional debut for Coventry City in 1978, where he stayed for five years before moving to Portsmouth in 1983. At the time, Portsmouth were a Second Division side, but his 22 league goals for them prompted AC Milan to sign him in June 1984, at the same time as they signed England midfielder Ray Wilkins.

By the time he joined Milan, Hateley had already played 4 games for England, scoring his first goal in a 2-0 win against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Hateley spent three years at Milan, during which he was, alongside his team-mate Wilkins, part of the England squad for the 1986 World Cup, playing in three games.

In the summer of 1987, Hateley left Milan to sign for AS Monaco; again, he was signed at the same time as an England international team-mate, with Glenn Hoddle joining him in the principality.

While at Monaco, Hateley won the league title, and played seven times for England, including all three games at Euro 1988. Hateley left Monaco in 1990 when he signed for Scottish club Rangers.
3. Chris Waddle was a significant member of the England squad for the 1990 World Cup while playing for which French club?

Answer: Marseille

Chris Waddle's professional career began in 1980 when he signed for Newcastle United as a 19-year old, where he stayed for five years before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 1985. Having played 138 games for Tottenham, in July 1989 he elected to make a move to Europe, when he joined French league champions Marseille.

While at Marseille, Waddle won three successive league titles, as well as a runners-up medal in the 1991 European Cup final. Waddle was also selected for the 1990 World Cup, playing in all seven of England's games. Out of his overall total of 62 England caps, Waddle won 18 during his time in France, including his last in 1991.

He eventually left Marseille in July 1992 when he returned to England to join Sheffield Wednesday.
4. Terry Butcher was one of a number of players in the England squad for the 1990 World Cup who played for Rangers in Scotland, but from which club did they sign him?

Answer: Ipswich Town

Terry Butcher made his debut for Ipswich in 1978, spending eight years at the club to become the first choice central defender. In 1980, his performances for his club brought him to the attention of England manager Ron Greenwood, who gave the player his international debut in a friendly against Australia, and called him into the squad for the 1982 World Cup. Butcher subsequently became the first choice central defender for Greenwood's successor as England manager, Bobby Robson, who had previously been his manager at Ipswich.

In 1986, Butcher was again part of an England squad for the World Cup, when he went to Mexico for the 1986 tournament, in spite of Ipswich's relegation. Once the tournament concluded, Butcher signed for Rangers, one of the first of the so-called 'English invasion', which saw a number of England internationals elect to join the Scottish club over the next few years.

It was while playing for Rangers that Butcher went to his third World Cup, in 1990, during which he captained the side in 3 of their 7 games. Butcher won 32 out of his total of 77 international caps while playing for Rangers, including his last, which came in the 1990 World Cup semi-final. Butcher left Rangers in November 1990 to become the player-manager of Coventry City.
5. Gary Stevens was a Rangers player when selected for the 1990 World Cup, but which club did he move to at the end of his time in Scotland?

Answer: Tranmere Rovers

Gary Stevens began his professional career at Everton, making his debut in 1982. Three years later, Stevens made his international debut for England, quickly establishing himself as manager Bobby Robson's first choice at right back. He was part of the squad for the 1986 World Cup, one of two in that squad with the same name (the other being Tottenham Hotspur defender Gary Stevens).

In 1988, Stevens became the latest of a number of English players who decided to join Scottish club Rangers, following his international team-mates Terry Butcher and Chris Woods to the club. Two years later, Stevens went to his second World Cup, where he played in two of England's games.

A total of 20 of his 46 caps were won while playing in Scotland. Stevens left Rangers in September 1994 when he signed for Tranmere Rovers, for whom he played for another four years before retiring in 1998.
6. Chris Woods was the second choice goalkeeper in the 1990 World Cup squad, and was another of a group of four players from Rangers. From which club did he join the Scottish giants?

Answer: Norwich City

Chris Woods's professional career began at Nottingham Forest, where he made his debut in 1977. During that season, with first choice goalkeeper Peter Shilton ineligible, Woods played every game in the Football League Cup, culminating in winning the final at Wembley.

These proved to be his only appearances for Forest, and he left to join Queens Park Rangers in July 1979. Two years later he joined Norwich City, where he remained the first choice for five years. It was during his time at Norwich that he was first called into the England squad, when Bobby Robson took him on the team's 1985 summer tour of the USA, where he made his international debut.

The following season, having won promotion with Norwich, Woods was included as part of the squad for the 1986 World Cup. That summer, he was one of the first of the so-called 'English Invasion' at Rangers, when he joined the Scottish club alongside international team-mate Terry Butcher. Woods became the club's first choice goalkeeper, although the continued presence in the England set-up of Peter Shilton meant that Woods remained the second choice at international level. Woods went to his second World Cup in 1990 without playing a game but, following Shilton's retirement from international football, Woods was made the first choice England goalkeeper under new manager Graham Taylor. Woods eventually won a total of 43 caps, of which 20 came while he played for Rangers.

He eventually left the Scottish club in 1991 to join Sheffield Wednesday.
7. Trevor Steven was one of four players from Rangers to form part of England's 1990 World Cup squad. Two years later, he was picked as a member of the squad for Euro 1992, by which time he had left Scotland and signed for which club?

Answer: Marseille

Trevor Steven's career began at Burnley, where he made his professional debut in 1981. Two years later, while still a teenager, he joined Everton, where he formed a formidable right-sided partnership with full-back Gary Stevens. Called into the England squad for the first time in 1985, Steven won his first cap in a World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland, remaining in the starting line-up for three games, and eventually earning a place in the squad for the 1986 World Cup. Steven remained at Everton until 1989, when he was offered the chance to be part of the group of English players, including his former Everton team-mate Gary Stevens, at Scottish champions Rangers.

It was while playing in Scotland that Steven was called up to his second World Cup squad in 1990.

In August 1991, Steven left Scotland and joined French champions Marseille. However, Steven only remained in France for a single season as Marseille, then suffering financial problems, sold him back to Rangers in the summer of 1992, just after Steven had appeared in his fourth international tournament, Euro 1992.

He remained at Rangers for a further five years, eventually retiring in 1997. Of his total of 36 England caps, Steven won 6 while playing for Marseille, with another 5 won while at Rangers.
8. David Beckham was selected for both Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup while he was playing for which European side?

Answer: Real Madrid

David Beckham's professional career began when he made his debut for Manchester United in a League Cup game in 1992. Following a loan spell at Preston North End in 1994, he cemented his place as part of the Manchester United first team in 1995, before he made his international debut in September 1996. During his time at Manchester United, he played in three international tournaments between 1998 and 2002, and was appointed as England captain in 2000.

In 2003, he joined Real Madrid as one of their so-called 'galacticos'.

While playing for Real Madrid, Beckham captained England in two more international tournaments, Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, before he left Spain in the summer of 2007 to join Los Angeles Galaxy. Despite leaving Europe to play in North America, Beckham retained his place in the England squad until 2009.

In March 2009, Beckham broke Bobby Moore's record for appearances by an England outfield player, when he played in his 109th international game. He eventually retired from international football having won 115 caps, of which he won 36 at Real Madrid.

In addition to playing for Manchester United and Real Madrid, Beckham also turned out for AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, and was the first English player to win league titles in four different countries (England, Spain, USA and France).
9. Fraser Forster was one of the three goalkeepers selected by England to form part of the 2014 World Cup squad. For which Scottish club was he playing at the time?

Answer: Celtic

Fraser Forster's professional career began in 2006. Although signed to Newcastle United, he was sent out on loan a number of times, making his professional debut for Stockport County in 2008. In 2010, he went on a season-long loan to Celtic, during which he played in all but two of the club's domestic games.

The following season, he returned to Celtic for a second loan, eventually signing permanently in the summer of 2012. In October, Forster was called into the England squad for the first time, eventually making his international debut in November 2013.

He was then called into England's squad for the 2014 World Cup as one of the back-up goalkeepers to first choice, Joe Hart. In August 2014, Forster left Celtic to join Southampton. He made 6 appearances for England, with two of those coming during his time in Scotland.
10. Jadon Sancho was included as part of England's squad for the finals of the 2019 Nations League. Which German club did he play for at the time?

Answer: Borussia Dortmund

Jadon Sancho's professional career began at Manchester City, but before he played a senior game for the first team, he left the club to join German side Borussia Dortmund in 2017, making his debut the same year. Sancho was first called into the England senior squad in October 2018, making his debut in the UEFA Nations League against Croatia.

When England qualified for the Nations League finals in 2019, Sancho was included in the squad, playing in both of the team's games.
Source: Author Red_John

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