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Quiz about UK Football Teams Called City
Quiz about UK Football Teams Called City

UK Football Teams Called "City" Quiz


Can you match the British football teams whose name includes the word "City" with the clues given?

A matching quiz by Dizart. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Dizart
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
402,680
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
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Awards
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1. Formerly known as Ardwick, this club moved into a former Commonwealth Games stadium in 2003.  
  Brechin City
2. In 1927, they became the first team to take the F.A. Cup out of England.  
  Birmingham City
3. Sir Stanley Matthews both began and ended his Football League career with this club.  
  Stoke City
4. Based at Borough Briggs, they won the Highland League title 15 times.  
  Swansea City
5. This team adopted yellow shirts to fit in with the species of bird which is the club's nickname.  
  Elgin City
6. Formerly known as Small Heath Alliance, their fans are known as "bluenoses".  
  Norwich City
7. Nicknamed "The Robins", this English club have won both the Welsh Cup and the Anglo-Scottish Cup.   
  Bristol City
8. In 2013, they became the first club to take the League Cup out of England.  
  Manchester City
9. The only league team in the UK with a beech hedge forming one of its stadium's boundaries.   
  Cardiff City
10. Won a Premier League title in the 2010s after starting the season with odds of 5000-1.  
  Leicester City





Select each answer

1. Formerly known as Ardwick, this club moved into a former Commonwealth Games stadium in 2003.
2. In 1927, they became the first team to take the F.A. Cup out of England.
3. Sir Stanley Matthews both began and ended his Football League career with this club.
4. Based at Borough Briggs, they won the Highland League title 15 times.
5. This team adopted yellow shirts to fit in with the species of bird which is the club's nickname.
6. Formerly known as Small Heath Alliance, their fans are known as "bluenoses".
7. Nicknamed "The Robins", this English club have won both the Welsh Cup and the Anglo-Scottish Cup.
8. In 2013, they became the first club to take the League Cup out of England.
9. The only league team in the UK with a beech hedge forming one of its stadium's boundaries.
10. Won a Premier League title in the 2010s after starting the season with odds of 5000-1.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Formerly known as Ardwick, this club moved into a former Commonwealth Games stadium in 2003.

Answer: Manchester City

Manchester City were formed as St Marks FC in 1880, becoming Ardwick FC in 1887, before adopting their present name in 1894. After living under the shadow of their more successful neighbours, Manchester United, for the next 100 years or so, their fortunes took a major upwards turn in 2008 when they were purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group, who invested countless millions of pounds into the club.

In 2012, they won their first top tier title in 44 years, when an injury time goal from Sergio Aguero in the final game of the season was enough to defeat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 and snatch the title from the grasp of neighbours United. City moved out of their spiritual home of Maine Road in 2003 into the City of Manchester Stadium, which had been built for the 2002 Commonwealth games.
2. In 1927, they became the first team to take the F.A. Cup out of England.

Answer: Cardiff City

Cardiff City were formed in 1899 as Riverside AFC, adopting their present name in 1908. Although based in the capital city of Wales, they play their football in the English football system. In 1927, they defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the F.A Cup Final to become the first team to take the famous trophy out of England.

In 1968, having won the Welsh Cup the previous season, they reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup, losing to two late goals to German side Hamburg.
3. Sir Stanley Matthews both began and ended his Football League career with this club.

Answer: Stoke City

Stoke City were founded in 1868 under their original name of Stoke Ramblers. They are nicknamed "The Potters" after the local pottery industry. Although Stanley Matthews is perhaps best remembered for his spell with Blackpool, which included a famous 1953 F.A. Cup triumph, he actually had two spells as a Stoke player.

He joined them in 1930 as a 15-year-old, making his first team debut in 1932. After an early career interrupted by World War II, he joined Blackpool in 1947, but returned to Stoke in 1961, playing his last league game for them in 1965 aged 50.

He was knighted for his services to football that same year.
4. Based at Borough Briggs, they won the Highland League title 15 times.

Answer: Elgin City

Elgin City were founded in 1893, joining the Highland League two years later. They moved into their present Borough Briggs home in 1921. They would become one of the most successful clubs in that league over the next hundred years or so, winning the league title 15 times (although the 1993 version was later stripped from them by the league).

In 1968, they became the first Highland League team to reach the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup, losing to Morton. In 2000, they were elected into the Scottish Football League.
5. This team adopted yellow shirts to fit in with the species of bird which is the club's nickname.

Answer: Norwich City

Norwich City were founded in 1902, and moved into a ground called The Nest in 1908 before relocating to Carrow Road in 1935. Originally nicknamed "The Citizens", they adopted their current moniker of "The Canaries" in 1907 because the area was famous for breeding these birds.

The club began wearing yellow shirts to fit in with this nickname. Norwich City have had a number of spells in the top flight of English football, although these have tended to end in relegation fairly quickly, The club's greatest success has come in the League Cup, which they won in 1962 and 1985.
6. Formerly known as Small Heath Alliance, their fans are known as "bluenoses".

Answer: Birmingham City

Birmingham City FC were founded in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance. They changed their name to Birmingham FC in 1905, with "City" being added in 1943. They have played their home games at St Andrews since 1905 and have worn blue shirts throughout most of their history. City have tended to live in the shadow of local rivals Aston Villa, with their only major trophies coming in the League Cup, which they won in 1963 and 2011.
7. Nicknamed "The Robins", this English club have won both the Welsh Cup and the Anglo-Scottish Cup.

Answer: Bristol City

Bristol City were formed as Bristol South End in 1894, adopting their present name three years later. They moved into their Ashton Gate home in 1904, and have worn red shirts throughout most of their history, thus the "Robins" nickname. Teams from the west of England frequently entered the Welsh Cup at one time, and Bristol City won it in 1934, defeating another English team, Tranmere Rovers, in the final.

The Anglo-Scottish Cup was a short-lived cross-border competition which was contested in the late 1970s/early 1980s - Bristol City won it in 1978, beating St Mirren in the final, and were runners-up to the same team in 1980.
8. In 2013, they became the first club to take the League Cup out of England.

Answer: Swansea City

Swansea Town were formed in 1912 - they changed their name in 1969 when Swansea had city status conferred upon it. The club played home games at the Vetch Field from their foundation until 2005, when they moved in to the Liberty Stadium. The club's fortunes have featured some amazing highs and lows since the late 1970s - they rose from the fourth tier to the first in the space of four seasons between 1977 and 1981, and, by 1986, were back in the bottom division. Between 2004 and 2011, they again went from bottom tier to top, and remained their for seven seasons this time.

In 2013, they defeated Bradford City at Wembley to become the first Welsh club to win the League Cup.
9. The only league team in the UK with a beech hedge forming one of its stadium's boundaries.

Answer: Brechin City

Brechin City, formed in 1906, are based in one of the smallest communities to host a British senior club. They moved into Glebe Park in 1919, with the famous beech hedge running the length of one side. Part of it was later removed because supporters were finding it easy to sneak through it without paying, but around half of it remains.

The club itself were sporadic members of the Scottish Football League until gaining full membership in 1953. Most of their football has been played in the lower divisions, with their best 20th century finish being fifth place in the second tier in 1984-85.
10. Won a Premier League title in the 2010s after starting the season with odds of 5000-1.

Answer: Leicester City

Leicester City were founded as Leicester Fosse F.C. in 1884, adopting their city name in 1919. Most of their history has been spent yo-yoing between the top two tiers of English football, with an occasional League Cup triumph to break the monotony. In 2015-16, having narrowly escaped relegation the previous season, they were regarded by UK bookmakers as 5000-1 no-hopers to win the league title. With Claudio Ranieri as their new manager and Jamie Vardy scoring goals for fun, they proved all the doubters wrong - they were never out of the top two after late November, and were never knocked off top spot after mid-January.

The experts' predictions of a late-season collapse never materialised, and they completed one of the biggest title-winning upsets in English football history.
Source: Author Dizart

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