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Answers Football Quiz

  1. 1. Question 1 When Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, arguably their best ever player, X, had returned to Italy to play for Cagliari .He left Chelsea partially because they tried to reduce his salary (before the takeover) something Roman saw as no obstacle. So, he tried to lure him back to the club. But he had already committed to Cagliari and could/would not break his word, and the president of Cagliari would not sell him either. With his wish not being fulfilled Roman tried to buy Cagliari, the entire team, itself! He was later dissuaded after X’s interference. Identify X, whom Chelsea fans voted their best ever.
  2. 2. Gianfranco Zola Answer 1
  3. 3. Connect Question 2
  4. 4. All these football teams lost many of their members in three different air disasters. Torino FC- The Superga air disaster 1949 Answer 2 Manchester United-Munich air disaster 1958 Zambia National Football Team-1993.
  5. 5. Question 3 Born in 1936, he had to experience the horrors of communal violence and leave Lylapur(modern day Faisalabad) because of this. On his way to Phagwara in India, he had to board a train stacked with dead bodies. When he was playing for the Khalsa Sporting Club, he caught the attention of bigger clubs in Kolkata. He later transferred to Mohun Bagan where he was the first Sikh player to lead the club. He is best known for his heroics in the India run to the Gold Medal in 1962 Asian Games. Although gravely injured in the quarter finals, he took the field in the semi final with 6 stitches in head and amazingly headed in the winning goal. In 1966, he was selected as the captain of the Asian All-star football team, the only Indian to hold this distinction till date. Identify this Indian football legend.
  6. 6. Jarnail Singh Dhillon Answer 3
  7. 7. Question 4 X and Y were brothers. Both played football for the Akademisk Boldklub (X was a goalkeeper, Y a half-back), and Y was also played for their country’s national team. He played in the 1908 summer Olympics, bagging a silver medal. Their father was a famous physician (and even has a biological ‘effect’ named after him.) Y went on to become a world renowned mathematician, founding the field of almost periodic functions, and even worked with G. H. Hardy. X went on to become a Nobel prize winning physicist. Identify X and Y.
  8. 8. X - Neils Bohr Y- Harald Bohr Answer 4
  9. 9. Nicknamed, “the mad man” he , on occasion checks pitch measurements by pacing them out before deciding on a particular formation. Question 5 He refuses to grant exclusive interviews, the press conference has become his preferred method of communication, and has been known to field every last question from the assembled media during these gatherings. If the talk turns to the intricacies of the game, a three- or even four-hour press conference is possible. According to him: Every section of the media should get the same attention from me, from the capitals most prominent TV channel to the smallest newspaper in the provinces. Who?
  10. 10. Marcelo Bielsa Answer 5
  11. 11. This striker started professional football at Dundee Utd and played 2 full seasons there. In 1975 he moved to Aston Villa & scored 25 goals in the league to win the Golden Boot. Question 6 The next year he won both the PFA Young Player of the Year and the PFA Player’s Player of the Year(which was next repeated by Cristiano Ronaldo in 06-07). Then he played for Wolves, Everton, WBA and retiring. He later moved into commentary work with famous statements like “Take a bow son, take a bow” and “You better open the top drawer, and pop it in”. Who?
  12. 12. Andy Gray Answer 6
  13. 13. Question 7 X was a FIFA referee between the match between El Salvador and Netherlands Antilles in 1998. Soon after this X had to retire from being a football referee as the age limit was lowered to 45. However this allowed him to start his career as a cricket umpire. ID X.
  14. 14. Steve Bucknor Answer 7
  15. 15. Question 8 Some of X’s most famous comments were made during the 1999 UCL final. Just before the first goal, he said “Can Man Utd score?? They always score.”. And again, just before the winner was scored, he said “As things stand, we’re going into extra time with the golden goal hanging like a massive shadow over this final, unless Ole Gunnar Solksjaer can conjure up another”. And of course, Solksjaer obliged. ID X.
  16. 16. Clive Tyldesley Answer 8
  17. 17. He is regarded as history's greatest free kick specialists. He is often referred as "White Pele". Question 9 In 2004 ,he was named one of the 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA Award ceremony. Which player are we talking of?
  18. 18. Zico Answer 9
  19. 19. Question 10 X was a French football administrator. X was secretarygeneral of the Comité français interfédéral (CFI), the ancestor of the French Football Federation. When the CFI became the French Football Federation in 1919, he remained as secretary-general. X was an early architect of the FIFA World Cup, along with Jules Rimet. X is believed to be have conceived the idea of the European Football Championship, the trophy of which is named after him, having first proposed it in 1927. ID X.
  20. 20. Henri Delaunay Answer 10
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