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Quiz about UK Football Teams Called United
Quiz about UK Football Teams Called United

UK Football Teams Called "United" Quiz


Can you match the British football teams whose name includes the word "United" 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 #
402,745
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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314
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Top 35% Quiz
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QuestionsChoices
1. Adopted an all-white strip in the early 1960s to mimic Real Madrid.  
  Sheffield United
2. Formerly known as Headington United, they won the Football League Cup in 1986.  
  Carlisle United
3. Changed the second part of their name from "Hibernian" to "United" in 1923.  
  Manchester United
4. The club's anthem is "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles".  
  West Ham United
5. Made their only English top flight appearance of the 20th century in season 1974/75.  
  Dundee United
6. Founded by railway workers in 1878 under their original name of Newton Heath LYR FC.  
  Southend United
7. Their seaside location is reflected in their nickname of "The Shrimpers".  
  Leeds United
8. Their nickname of "The Honest Men" is derived from a Robert Burns poem.  
  Ayr United
9. Their avian nickname reflects their black and white striped shirts.  
  Oxford United
10. Contest the "Steel City Derby" with a club named after a day of the week.  
  Newcastle United





Select each answer

1. Adopted an all-white strip in the early 1960s to mimic Real Madrid.
2. Formerly known as Headington United, they won the Football League Cup in 1986.
3. Changed the second part of their name from "Hibernian" to "United" in 1923.
4. The club's anthem is "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles".
5. Made their only English top flight appearance of the 20th century in season 1974/75.
6. Founded by railway workers in 1878 under their original name of Newton Heath LYR FC.
7. Their seaside location is reflected in their nickname of "The Shrimpers".
8. Their nickname of "The Honest Men" is derived from a Robert Burns poem.
9. Their avian nickname reflects their black and white striped shirts.
10. Contest the "Steel City Derby" with a club named after a day of the week.

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Adopted an all-white strip in the early 1960s to mimic Real Madrid.

Answer: Leeds United

Leeds United were formed in 1919 to take the place of Leeds City, who had been disbanded due to financial irregularities. In 1961, Don Revie was appointed manager, and he led them during a golden spell through the late 60s/early 70s, when they won numerous major honours and narrowly missed out on a number of others.

It was Revie who decided to change the club's kit from their traditional blue and gold to an all-white affair, which copied the all-conquering Real Madrid team of the time.
2. Formerly known as Headington United, they won the Football League Cup in 1986.

Answer: Oxford United

Headington United were formed in 1893, and it wasn't until 1960 that they changed their name to Oxford United. Two years later, they were elected to the Football League, and rose to the second tier in 1968. The club had a brief golden era in the late 1980s, winning promotion to the top tier in 1985, and claiming the League Cup in 1986, with victory over Queens Park Rangers in the final at Wembley.
3. Changed the second part of their name from "Hibernian" to "United" in 1923.

Answer: Dundee United

Dundee Hibernian were founded in 1909, with their name reflecting their ties to the local Irish community. In 1923, the club decided to broaden their appeal throughout the city and changed their name to Dundee United. They played second fiddle to neighbours Dundee FC until the 1960s, when they established themselves in the top tier of Scottish football. Under the management of Jim McLean, they had a brief spell as one of the top clubs in the country during the 1980s, winning the Premier League title in 1983, and reaching the European Champions Cup semi-finals the following year.
4. The club's anthem is "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles".

Answer: West Ham United

West Ham United were founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks FC, adopting their present name in 1900. They moved into the Boleyn Ground (usually referred to as Upton Park) in 1904, remaining there until they moved into the London Stadium at Stratford in 2016.

The club's greatest successes have come in cup competitions rather than in the league, with three F.A. Cups and the European Cup Winners' Cup being won between 1964 and 1980. The club's anthem, "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles", has been sung since the 1920s.
5. Made their only English top flight appearance of the 20th century in season 1974/75.

Answer: Carlisle United

Carlisle United were formed in 1904, and moved into Brunton Park five years later. They were elected to the Football League in 1928, and played their football in the lower tiers until 1965, when they won the Division Three title. In 1974, they were promoted to the top tier of English football for the first time in their history, and actually led the table after their first three games before reality set in, and relegation followed at the end of the season.

The club's fortunes dwindled during the following decades, with a short spell outside of the Football League being endured in 2004/05.
6. Founded by railway workers in 1878 under their original name of Newton Heath LYR FC.

Answer: Manchester United

Workers of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway formed Newton Heath in 1878, with the club's present moniker being adopted in 1902. In 1910, the club moved into their current Old Trafford ground. The club's two most successful spells in their history both occurred under the management of Scotsmen. Matt Busby led them between 1945 and 1969, winning five league titles, a European Champions Cup and two FA Cups. Alex Ferguson surpassed this during his spell in charge between 1986 and 2013, leading the team to 13 titles, two European Champions Cups and numerous domestic cups.
7. Their seaside location is reflected in their nickname of "The Shrimpers".

Answer: Southend United

Southend United were founded in 1906 and were elected to the Football League in 1920. Based in Southend-on-Sea in Essex, their nickname is "The Shrimpers" reflecting a local industry. The clubs has spent most of its history in the bottom two tiers of English football, but they did briefly play in the second tier in 2006/07, which ended with immediate relegation.
8. Their nickname of "The Honest Men" is derived from a Robert Burns poem.

Answer: Ayr United

Ayr United were formed in 1910 by the merger of Ayr F.C. and Ayr Parkhouse. The new team have played at Somerset Park throughout most of the ensuing decades. The club's nickname is derived from Robert Burns' poem "Tam O'Shanter" which refers to the town's "honest men and bonnie lasses".

The club has spent much of their history in the lower divisions of Scottish football, but had a brief golden era in the 1970s under the managership of Ally McLeod, which saw them take their place in the ten-team Premier Division when it was formed in 1975. McLeod's subsequent departure to Aberdeen saw the club's fortunes diminish quickly.
9. Their avian nickname reflects their black and white striped shirts.

Answer: Newcastle United

Newcastle United were founded in 1892 by the merger of two local clubs, East End and West End. The club adopted black and white stripes as their shirt colours in 1894, and this led to the club's official nickname, "The Magpies". Newcastle were one of the leading powers in the early years of English football, with four league titles and three FA Cups being won by 1932.

After World War Two, success has been much harder to find; three FA Cups were won in the 1950s, but the 1968/69 European Fairs Cup was the last major honour the club had won by the end of the 2019/20 season.
10. Contest the "Steel City Derby" with a club named after a day of the week.

Answer: Sheffield United

Sheffield United were formed in 1889, and contest the "Steel City Derby" with neighbours Sheffield Wednesday. The club were formed by cricketers, and the club shared their Bramall Lane ground with Yorkshire County Cricket Club up until 1973. The club won their only league title in 1897/98, with the F.A. Cup being lifted four times between 1899 and 1925.

The team are nicknamed "The Blades", reflecting the city's industrial heritage.
Source: Author Dizart

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