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Grey matter football quiz (with answers)

  1. 1. GREY MATTER
  2. 2. No using GPRS!
  3. 3.  A match during the 1993-94 season. It was Andorinha (________’s first club) versus Camacha, who at that time were one of the strongest teams on the islands of Madeira. At half-time Andorinha was losing 2-0 and ________ was so distraught that he was sobbing like a child whos had his favourite toy confiscated. In the second half he came onto the pitch and scored two goals, leading the team to a 3-2 win. He definitely did not like to lose. He wanted to win every time and when they lost he cried. That’s why he was given the nickname ―the Crybaby‖.
  4. 4. Q3. Originally, they played in pink shirts with a black tie, but only because they had been sent the wrong shirts by their supplier. The father of one of the players made the earliest shirts, but continual washing faded the colour so much that in 1903 the club sought to replace them. Since then have played in the famous black and white striped shirts, with white shorts, sometimes black shorts. ID this club??
  5. 5. Q5. If Celtic FC and Rangers are together called as the Old Firm, then Aberdeen F.C. and Dundee United F.C. together would be called _______
  6. 6. Q6. In the year 1994 X was at La Masia, the training ground of FC Barcelona watching the youngsters play. He saw a player playing and said ―This kid Y is going to retire me‖. But ultimately X and Y ended up playing together in the midfield. Then at 1999 in La Masia, X and Y were watching Z play. Impressed, X says to Y ― Now this kid is going to retire both of us‖ID X,Y,Z
  7. 7. Q8. This man standing at 195 cm tall and weighing 84 Kgs, rather unusually tall for a top class footballer. He’s also a black belt in Taekwondo. He has won every single league championship he’s been a part of since the year 2005 till date. Which player are we talking about??
  8. 8. Q9. Name the three teams in the FIFA world cup 2010 which only had all 23 players of their squad playing in the in the leagues of their home country.
  9. 9. Q 10. X started out as a player and eventually switched to management. After spells working as an assistant manager and a youth team coach in the early 1990s, he became an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson at FC Barcelona. After that he got his big break and has gone on to win lots and lots of trophies.
  10. 10.  Diego Latorre Ariel Ortega Marcelo Gallardo Juan Román Riquelme Pablo Aimar Andrés DAlessandro Javier Saviola Carlos Marinelli Carlos Tévez Lionel Messi Sergio Agüero Ezequiel Lavezzi Mauro Zárate
  11. 11. Q 14. A bust erected in his honour is outside Athletic Bilbao’s San Mamés Stadium. It is a tradition for teams visiting the stadium for the first time pay homage to him by leaving a bouquet of flowers at its base. ID?
  12. 12. Q 15. Joan Gamper, a Swiss man was highly regarded as a footballer and was club captain at X (A football club). He then went on to found a new club Y with his friends taking the legendary Blaugrana colours of his old club X. Both clubs till date continue to use the same colours in their kit.ID X,Y.
  13. 13. Q 17. Legend has it that Pep Guardiola drove through the night to meet him at his home in Argentina and discuss coaching tactics by watching his extensive football video collection of several thousand videos. They reportedly talked football for over 11 hours. Guardiola has often praised him as his master and him being his pupil. Before taking on his side just over a month ago he called him ―the best coach on planet earth‖.
  14. 14. Q18. Something very unique happened during the Germany V/S Ghana match in the 2010 world cup. What??Hints
  15. 15. This is a toy used to pacify crying babies inSpain. The sound it makes gives it its name.What is it’s significance to modern dayfootball?
  16. 16.  The 1994 World Cup match between Cameroon and Russia, which finished 6-1 in favour of Russia, is famous for 2 remarkable records that haven’t yet been broken. Roger Milla became the oldest player to score at the WC at the age of 42. What was the other record set on that day?
  17. 17.  1984–88: San Lorenzo • Games 122, Goals 0 1988-91: Zaragoza • Games 79, Goals 1 1991–2000, 2003-04: Vélez Sàrsfield • Games 347, Goals 48 2000–02: Strasbourg • Games 52, Goals 1 2002–2003: Peñarol: • Games 14, Goals 4 Whose club record?
  18. 18. This term has been most famously associated with Wisła Płock in Poland, SK Brann in Norway, Karşıyaka SK in Turkey, FC Volendam in Holland, Bofoakwa Tano in Ghana, Arminia Bielefeld in Germany and Birmingham City in England owing to the fact that these clubs hold records that are bittersweet at best. Term/record?
  19. 19. Q 24. Born on March 2, 1944 in Tunisia, Ali Bin Nasser’s World Cup career spanned five matches including an appearance in a Round of 16 match between Denmark and Spain. However, about the incident that made him famous he claimed was an adverse reaction to the treatment he was receiving for a latent haemorrhoidal condition which caused his medium-distance vision to suddenly become unfocused, causing him to miss the infamous incident . Which incident?
  20. 20. X: Im cleaning the Champions League trophy with aTottenham shirt. Y:Thanks for cleaning it up for me. Im alreadycreating space in my cup cabinet. X:Were gonna give you a football lesson in London. Y: I met your defence in Milan, it didnt look good. Itwas like cheese with holes in it. X:I found a good goalkeeper on eBay. Shall I send youthe link? Y:We dont need him, you wont come into our penaltyareaFootball banter on twitter! Id X and Y.
  21. 21.  Laid out for the race by Paul Nicholls, who also won the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle with Big Bucks, What A Friend beat the game Carruthers by three-and-a-quarter lengths. X, who shares What A Friend with Jed Mason, said: "Its great to win any race, but to win a big one is special. Well aim for the Gold Cup next year when he will be stronger and more mature. "We had the opportunity to go for it this year, but Paul was right. You could see what effect the hard race had on Imperial Commander. It doesnt compensate for last night, but racings a great release. It gets me away from the grind of my job.― X?
  22. 22. Congo National football teamNkanaGrazerAl AhlyBelgium national football teamDeportivo TolucaManchester United
  23. 23. That X is not accorded the respect he deserves comes as a shock tomany. But with X, somehow, it has always been thus. When hestarred for his country leading them to the FIFA YouthChampionship, a deserved Golden Ball award instead went toSeydou Keita. His countrys FA raised went so far as lodging anofficial complaint with FIFA.Years later, when X was among the top five nominations for the FIFAWorld Player of the Year, the Daily Mail, inexplicably, ran aninfamous headline which read: "The best players of the world (andX). Who is X?
  24. 24. This phenomenon has become increasingly rare following the formation of the Premier League. To the best of my knowledge, only four instances have occurred since 1992-93—Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest, 1993), Michael Gray (Sunderland, 1999), David James (West Ham, 2004) and David Nugent (Preston North End, 2007). Previous, more famous examples include CB Fry (Southampton, 1901), Johnny ―₤100-a-week‖ Haynes (Fulham, 1955), Brian Clough (Middleborough, 1959), Peter Shilton (Leicester City, 1970), Peter Taylor (Crystal Palace, 1976), Trevor Brooking (West Ham, 1978) and Mark Hateley (Portsmouth, 1984). What phenomenon?
  25. 25.  Salvador Cabanas made a comeback to professional football on 14th of April, 2012 when he played for 12 de Octubre football club in the Paraguayan Third Division. What was so special? about this?
  26. 26.  A Derby match in football is a game between two teams based in the same city, and therefore being arch rivals. Name the clubs involved in the following derbies: Merseyside Derby Old Firm Derby Basque Derby Derby della Madonnina
  27. 27.  France vs Italy, July 9, 2006 Sampdoria vs Inter Milan, January 29, 2007
  28. 28.  Nottingham Forest Aston Villa ****** Manchester United Liverpool
  29. 29.  After a 3-1 loss to club Y in a friendly, the players of club X persuaded their manager to sign Z, one of the star performers in that match. Z was named after his father’s favorite actor, who was also the President of the US when Z was born. ID X, Y and Z.
  30. 30.  This is what Manchester United fans often say: Pele good, Maradona better, ______ ______
  31. 31.  Inter Milan vs. AC Milan, UCL semifinal, 2003 Australia vs Israel, Qualification playoff, World Youth Championship, 1991 Bahamas vs British Virgin Islands, World Cup 2010 qualifier Also tell us why the application of the rule is anomalous in the above cases.
  32. 32. X wore the number 3 jersey at club Y. X’s father also played for Y. Together, father and son have won 7 UEFA Champions League trophies for Y. In honor of X, club Y retired the no. 3 jersey. However, if either of X’s sons were to make it to the first team of Y, they would be given the 3 jersey.
  33. 33. Answers
  34. 34.  Ricardo Kaka, Mario Balotelli and Thierry Henry
  35. 35.  A match during the 1993-94 season. It was Andorinha (________’s first club) versus Camacha, who at that time were one of the strongest teams on the islands of Madeira. At half-time Andorinha was losing 2-0 and ________ was so distraught that he was sobbing like a child whos had his favourite toy confiscated. In the second half he came onto the pitch and scored two goals, leading the team to a 3-2 win. He definitely did not like to lose. He wanted to win every time and when they lost he cried. That’s why he was given the nickname ―the Crybaby‖.
  36. 36. Q3. Originally, they played in pink shirts with a black tie, but only because they had been sent the wrong shirts by their supplier. The father of one of the players made the earliest shirts, but continual washing faded the colour so much that in 1903 the club sought to replace them. Since then have played in the famous black and white striped shirts, with white shorts, sometimes black shorts. ID this club??
  37. 37. All of them were/are player managers of their teams.Kenny Dalglish (in the 80’s Liverpool), Roberto Carlos (Anzhi Makhachkala) and very recently Nicola Anelka (Shanghai Shenzua)
  38. 38. Q5. If Celtic FC and Rangers are together called as the Old Firm, then Aberdeen F.C. and Dundee United F.C. together would be called _______
  39. 39.  The New Firm
  40. 40. Q6. In the year 1994 X was at La Masia, the training ground of FC Barcelona watching the youngsters play. He saw a player playing and said ―This kid Y is going to retire me‖. But ultimately X and Y ended up playing together in the midfield. Then at 1999 in La Masia, X and Y were watching Z play. Impressed, X says to Y ― Now this kid is going to retire both of us‖ID X,Y,Z
  41. 41. X – Pep GuardiolaY- Xavi Hernandez Z- Andres Iniesta
  42. 42. Dino Zoff (1982) and Iker Casillas (2010) are the only two goalkeepers to have led their nations to world cup glory.
  43. 43. Q8. This man standing at 195 cm tall and weighing 84 Kgs, rather unusually tall for a top class footballer. He’s also a black belt in Taekwondo. He has won every single league championship he’s been a part of since the year 2005 till date. Which player are we talking about??
  44. 44. Q9. Name the three teams in the FIFA world cup 2010 which only had all 23 players of their squad playing in the in the leagues of their home country.
  45. 45. England, Germany and Italy
  46. 46. Q 10. X started out as a player and eventually switched to management. After spells working as an assistant manager and a youth team coach in the early 1990s, he became an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson at FC Barcelona. After that he got his big break and has gone on to win lots and lots of trophies.
  47. 47. All are EPL club nicknames.Baggies (West Brom), Toffees (Everton), Canaries (Norwich) and Potters (Stoke)
  48. 48.  Diego Latorre Ariel Ortega Marcelo Gallardo Juan Román Riquelme Pablo Aimar Andrés DAlessandro Javier Saviola Carlos Marinelli Carlos Tévez Lionel Messi Sergio Agüero Ezequiel Lavezzi Mauro Zárate
  49. 49. One club legends. Men who started and ended their carrer at one club. Gary Neville (Man United), Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi (AC Milan), Tony Adams (Arsenal)
  50. 50. Q 14. A bust erected in his honour is outside Athletic Bilbao’s San Mamés Stadium. It is a tradition for teams visiting the stadium for the first time pay homage to him by leaving a bouquet of flowers at its base. ID?
  51. 51. Rafael Moreno Aranzadi better known as Pichichi. Pichichi ,the award given to the top scores of La Liga is named in his honour.
  52. 52. Q 15. Joan Gamper, a Swiss man was highly regarded as a footballer and was club captain at X (A football club). He then went on to found a new club Y with his friends taking the legendary Blaugrana colours of his old club X. Both clubs till date continue to use the same colours in their kit.ID X,Y.
  53. 53.  The Gazza. Paul Gascoigne
  54. 54. Q 17. Legend has it that Pep Guardiola drove through the night to meet him at his home in Argentina and discuss coaching tactics by watching his extensive football video collection of several thousand videos. They reportedly talked football for over 11 hours. Guardiola has often praised him as his master and him being his pupil. Before taking on his side just over a month ago he called him ―the best coach on planet earth‖.
  55. 55. Q18. Something very unique happened during the Germany V/S Ghana match in the 2010 world cup. What??Hints
  56. 56. This is a toy used to pacify crying babies inSpain. The sound it makes gives it its name.What is it’s significance to modern dayfootball?
  57. 57. The sound they make is ―tiki taka‖, used to describe the Spanish style of play.
  58. 58. Players who moved directly from Real Mardrid to Barcelona or vice versa.
  59. 59.  The 1994 World Cup match between Cameroon and Russia, which finished 6-1 in favour of Russia, is famous for 2 remarkable records that haven’t yet been broken. Roger Milla became the oldest player to score at the WC at the age of 42. What was the other record set on that day?
  60. 60.  Oleg Salenko of Russia scored 5 goals in that game, which still is the maximum number of goals scored in a WC match.
  61. 61.  1984–88: San Lorenzo • Games 122, Goals 0 1988-91: Zaragoza • Games 79, Goals 1 1991–2000, 2003-04: Vélez Sàrsfield • Games 347, Goals 48 2000–02: Strasbourg • Games 52, Goals 1 2002–2003: Peñarol: • Games 14, Goals 4 Whose club record?
  62. 62.  Jose Luis Chilavert
  63. 63. This term has been most famously associated with Wisła Płock in Poland, SK Brann in Norway, Karşıyaka SK in Turkey, FC Volendam in Holland, Bofoakwa Tano in Ghana, Arminia Bielefeld in Germany and Birmingham City in England owing to the fact that these clubs hold records that are bittersweet at best. Term/record?
  64. 64.  Yoyo clubs. Theykeep getting promoted and relegated from their football divisions.
  65. 65. Q 24. Born on March 2, 1944 in Tunisia, Ali Bin Nasser’s World Cup career spanned five matches including an appearance in a Round of 16 match between Denmark and Spain. However, about the incident that made him famous he claimed was an adverse reaction to the treatment he was receiving for a latent haemorrhoidal condition which caused his medium-distance vision to suddenly become unfocused, causing him to miss the infamous incident . Which incident?
  66. 66. Ali Bin Nasser was the referee that didn’t see the ―Hand of God‖ goal from Diego Maradona against England in the 1986 WC.
  67. 67. X: Im cleaning the Champions League trophy with aTottenham shirt. Y:Thanks for cleaning it up for me. Im alreadycreating space in my cup cabinet. X:Were gonna give you a football lesson in London. Y: I met your defence in Milan, it didnt look good. Itwas like cheese with holes in it. X:I found a good goalkeeper on eBay. Shall I send youthe link? Y:We dont need him, you wont come into our penaltyareaFootball banter on twitter! Id X and Y.
  68. 68. X- Wesley SneijderY- Rafael Van der Vaart
  69. 69.  Laid out for the race by Paul Nicholls, who also won the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle with Big Bucks, What A Friend beat the game Carruthers by three-and-a-quarter lengths. X, who shares What A Friend with Jed Mason, said: "Its great to win any race, but to win a big one is special. Well aim for the Gold Cup next year when he will be stronger and more mature. "We had the opportunity to go for it this year, but Paul was right. You could see what effect the hard race had on Imperial Commander. It doesnt compensate for last night, but racings a great release. It gets me away from the grind of my job.― X?
  70. 70. Sir Alex Ferguson
  71. 71. Congo National football teamNkanaGrazerAl AhlyBelgium national football teamDeportivo TolucaManchester United
  72. 72. All these teams are nicknamed the Red Devils.
  73. 73. That X is not accorded the respect he deserves comes as a shock tomany. But with X, somehow, it has always been thus. When hestarred for his country leading them to the FIFA YouthChampionship, a deserved Golden Ball award instead went toSeydou Keita. His countrys FA raised went so far as lodging anofficial complaint with FIFA.Years later, when X was among the top five nominations for the FIFAWorld Player of the Year, the Daily Mail, inexplicably, ran aninfamous headline which read: "The best players of the world (andX). Who is X?
  74. 74. Xavi
  75. 75. This phenomenon has become increasingly rare following the formation of the Premier League. To the best of my knowledge, only four instances have occurred since 1992-93—Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest, 1993), Michael Gray (Sunderland, 1999), David James (West Ham, 2004) and David Nugent (Preston North End, 2007). Previous, more famous examples include CB Fry (Southampton, 1901), Johnny ―₤100-a-week‖ Haynes (Fulham, 1955), Brian Clough (Middleborough, 1959), Peter Shilton (Leicester City, 1970), Peter Taylor (Crystal Palace, 1976), Trevor Brooking (West Ham, 1978) and Mark Hateley (Portsmouth, 1984). What phenomenon?
  76. 76. Getting called up to the England national squad while still being in the second division of English football.
  77. 77. Note that Jens Lehmann had in his socks during the WC quarterfinal penalty shootout against Argentina.This note had instructions on where the Argentinian players preferred to hit their penalties.The crossed out players had already been substituted.
  78. 78. The two footballs used for the first ever WC final in 1930. One football chosen by Uruguay wa used in the first half while the second chosen by argentina wa used for the second half.
  79. 79. A young Sir Alex Ferguson
  80. 80. Ryan Giggs keeps a bottle of champagne for every championship that he has won. He now has a lot more than the ones seen in the picture!
  81. 81.  Salvador Cabanas made a comeback to professional football on 14th of April, 2012 when he played for 12 de Octubre football club in the Paraguayan Third Division. What was so special? about this?
  82. 82. Salvador cabanas was shot in the head a year ago and has made his comeback from that injury.
  83. 83.  A Derby match in football is a game between two teams based in the same city, and therefore being arch rivals. Name the clubs involved in the following derbies: Merseyside Derby Old Firm Derby Basque Derby Derby della Madonnina
  84. 84. Everton and LiverpoolCeltic FC and RangersReal Sociedad and Athletic BilbaoInter Milan and AC Milan
  85. 85. All have been losing finalists in the FIFA WC and have never won it.
  86. 86.  France vs Italy, July 9, 2006 Sampdoria vs Inter Milan, January 29, 2007
  87. 87. Materazzi got headbutted in both games!
  88. 88. Weird coincidence! All of these died a day after Aaron ramsey scored a goal for Arsenal.
  89. 89.  Nottingham Forest Aston Villa ****** Manchester United Liverpool
  90. 90. Celtic FCThese are the only British clubs to have won the European cup
  91. 91. Website showing the time since Arsenal FC last won a trophy
  92. 92.  After a 3-1 loss to club Y in a friendly, the players of club X persuaded their manager to sign Z, one of the star performers in that match. Z was named after his father’s favorite actor, who was also the President of the US when Z was born. ID X, Y and Z.
  93. 93. X-Sporting LisbonY-Manchester unitedZ-Cristino Ronaldo
  94. 94. Ian Botham
  95. 95.  This is what Manchester United fans often say: Pele good, Maradona better, ______ ______
  96. 96. George Best
  97. 97.  Inter Milan vs. AC Milan, UCL semifinal, 2003 Australia vs Israel, Qualification playoff, World Youth Championship, 1991 Bahamas vs British Virgin Islands, World Cup 2010 qualifier Also tell us why the application of the rule is anomalous in the above cases.
  98. 98. Away goals rule.The anomaly is that both the two legs of the tie were played in one stadium itself.
  99. 99. X wore the number 3 jersey at club Y. X’s father also played for Y. Together, father and son have won 7 UEFA Champions League trophies for Y. In honor of X, club Y retired the no. 3 jersey. However, if either of X’s sons were to make it to the first team of Y, they would be given the 3 jersey.
  100. 100. X- Paolo MaldiniY-AC Milan
  101. 101. Papa Boupa Diop, Phillip Lahm and Siphiwe Tshabalala were the scorers of the first goals in the previous three WC’s
  102. 102.  There are 12 people in this picture! The guy on the left (standing) is a prankster named Karl Power, who pretended to be a United player and walked on to the pitch! Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfg- 5l_z7yc for sheer disbelief!

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