My football facts and stats questions february 2011
My Football Facts & Stats Question of the DayFebruary 28th 2011Q: When was the last time both European Cup / Champions League finalists had no foreign players intheir starting XIs?A: 1966-67 Final between Celtic (Scotland) and Inter Milan (Italy) Foreigners in European Cup / Champions League Finals 1955-56 to 2009-10February 27th 2011Q: Which British football club was the first to reach a European Champions Cup Semi Final?A: Hibernian of Scotland in season 1955-56. European Champions Cup & UEFA Champions League 1955-56 to 2010-11February 26th 2011Q: How many clubs outside the Top Flight have won the Football League (Carling) Cup Final?A: Five: Norwich City (Second Divison, 1962), Queens Park Rangers (Third Division, 1967), SwindonTown (Third Division, 1969), Aston Villa (Second Division, 1975) and Sheffield Wednesday (Second Division, 1991). Football League (Carling) Cup Finals 1961 to 2011February 25th 2011Q: How many football clubs located within the London M-25 motorway have participated in the Top Flightof English Football from 1888-89 to 2010-11?A: Thirteen: Arsenal (94 seasons), Chelsea (76), Tottenham Hotspur (76), West Ham United (54),Charlton Athletic (26), Fulham (22), Queens Park Rangers (20), Wimbledon (14), Crystal Palace (13), Watford (8), Brentford (5), Millwall(2), Leyton Orient (1). Club League History Summary 1888-89 to 2010-11February 24th 2011Q: Who were Englands three goalkeepers for the 1970 FIFA World Cup Finals in Mexico?A: Gordon Banks (Stoke City), Peter Bonetti (Chelsea) and Alex Stepney (Manchester United) FIFA World Cup Finals Mexico 1970 Playing Squads
My Football Facts & Stats Question of the DayFebruary 23rd 2011Q: Which football club supplied the most players to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals in South Africa?A: Barcelona (Spain) 13 players, Chelsea & Liverpool (England) 12 players each, Bayern Munich(Germany) 11 players FIFA World Cup Finals 2010 Player AffiliationsFebruary 22nd 2011Q: How many times have Scottish players won the Football Writers Association Footballer of the YearAward?A: Nine: Bobby Collins (1965), Dave Mackay (1969), Billy Bremner (1970), Frank McLintock (1971),Kenny Burns (1978), Kenny Dalglish (1979 & 1983) Steve Nicol (1989) and Gordon Strachan (1991) Player of the Year Awards 1947 to 2010February 21st 2011Q: Which eight current League clubs have played all their League Football in the Top Two Flights of theFootball League?A: Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur andWest Ham United Club League History Summary 1888-89 to 2010-11February 20th 2011Q: Who is the only manager to have won the Premier League Manager of the Month Award with fourdifferent clubs?A: Harry Redknapp: West Ham (November 1998), Portsmouth (April & Oct 2004), Southampton (March2005) & Tottenham Hotspur (August 2009) Premier League Manager of the Month AwardsFebruary 19th 2011Q: Which football clubs players have scored the most goals for the England National Team from 1872-2011?A: Tottenham Hotspurs players have scored 189 goals for England, Manchester Uniteds players havescored 188 and Liverpools 138. England Goals by Club Affiliation 1872-2011
My Football Facts & Stats Question of the DayFebruary 18th 2011Q: Which is the only club, apart from Accrington, who have so far never been relegated from the TopFlight of English Football?A: Wigan Athletic. Every other club who have participated in the Top Flight of English Football since1888-89 have been relegated at least once in their history. Accrington folded after five seasons. Football League Club Histories 1888-89 to 2010-11February 17th 2011Q: Which English club holds the record for the most major trophies won from 1872 to 2010?A: Liverpool with 40 (18 League Championships, 7 FA Cups, 7 Football League Cups, 8 Major EuropeanTrophies) All-Time English Trophy Winners 1872 to 2010February 16th 2011Q: How many times have Manchester United players won the Football Writers Association Player of theYear Award?A: Nine - Johnny Carey (1947-48), Bobby Charlton (1965-66), George Best (1967-68), Eric Cantona(1995-96), Roy Keane (1999-2000), Teddy Sheringham (2000-01), Cristiano Ronaldo (2006-07 & 2007-08) and Wayne Rooney (2009-10) Player of the Year Awards 1947 to 2010February 15th 2011Q: When was the only season that both Celtic & Rangers failed to finish in the Top Three of the ScottishLeague?A: Season 1964-65 when Rangers finished in 5th place and Celtic finished in 8th place. Scottish League Championships 1890-91 to 2009-10February 14th 2011Q: Which countries clubs have won the European Champions Cup / UEFA Champions League the mosttimes?A: Spain (Real Madrid 9, Barcelona 3) & Italy (AC Milan 7, Inter Milan 3, Juventus 2) are both tied with 12each. England have 11 (Liverpool 5, Manchester United 3, Nottingham Forest 2, Aston Villa 1). European Champions Cup & UEFA Champions League Finals 1955-56 to 2009-10
My Football Facts & Stats Question of the DayFebruary 13th 2012Q: How many times have the Great Britain mens football team won the Olympic Games gold medal?A: Three - 1900 (Paris), 1908 (London) and 1912 (Stockholm) Olympic Games Football Tournaments Medals Table 1900 to 2008February 12th 2012Q: Which are the only two countries outside of Europe and South America to appear in a FIFA World CupFinals Tournament Semi-Final?A: The United States of America (1930 Finals, Uruguay) and South Korea (2002 Finals, Japan & SouthKorea) FIFA World Cup Finals Progress Chart 1930-2010February 11th 2012Q: Which four players have worn the number nine shirt for Manchester United during the Premier LeagueEra?A: Brian McClair (1993-96), Andrew Cole (1996-2001), Louis Saha (2003-08) and Dimitar Berbatov(2008-11) Manchester United Premier League Squad Numbers 1993-2011February 10th 2011Q: Which two teams competed in the first all-English major European Cup Final?A: Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1972 UEFA Cup Final (played over two legs) UEFA Cup & UEFA Europa League Finals 1971-72 to 2009-10February 9th 2011Q: What do the FA Cup wins of 1971 Arsenal, 1984 Everton, 1987 Coventry City, 2006 Liverpool and2010 Chelsea all have in common?A: The clubs all did the "Double" of FA Cup and FA Youth Cup in those years FA Youth Cup 1952-53 to 2010-11
My Football Facts & Stats Question of the DayFebruary 8th 2011Q: Which England international goalkeeper has kept the most clean sheets for the National team?A: Peter Shilton kept 66 clean sheets in his 125 full England appearances England Goalkeeper Records 1872-2011February 7th 2011Q: How many of the original 12 members of the Football League in 1888-89 have yet to win a Top FlightChampionship?A: Four - Accrington (folded in 1893), Bolton Wanderers, Notts County & Stoke Football League Positions 1888-89 to 2009-10February 6th 2011Q: Which player was the Top Flights highest goalscorer for the most seasons?A: Jimmy Greaves - 6 seasons (1958-59, 1960-61, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65 & 1968-69) Top Flight Highest Goalscorers 1888-89 to 2009-10February 5th 2011Q: Which three Premier League Manager of the Month Winners were from Israel, Sweden & theNetherlands?A: Avram Grant (Israel, April 2008 with Chelsea), Sven-Göran Eriksson (Sweden, August 2007 withManchester City) and Martin Jol (Netherlands, December 2004 with Tottenham Hotspur) Premier League Manager of the Month AwardsFebruary 4th 2011Q: Which four players have made over 500 Premier League appearances each?A: David James (573), Ryan Giggs (563), Gary Speed (535) and Sol Campbell (501) All-Time Premier League Players Appearances 1992-93 to 2010-11
My Football Facts & Stats Question of the DayFebruary 1st 2011Q: Which football clubs are Dial Square, Ardwick and Newton Heath now known as?A: Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.January 30th 2011Q: It was Sunderland in 1979 and Villa in 1981 but who was it in 1980?A: Trevor Brooking. The scorer of the FA Cup-winning goal in 1979 was Alan Sunderland of Arsenal and1981 was Ricky Villa of Tottenham Hotspur. Brooking scored the FA Cup-winning goal for West Ham United in 1980.January 28th 2011Q: Can you name the seven ever-present clubs in the English Premier League from 1992-93 to 2010-11and the seven ever-present clubs in the Scottish Premier League from 1998-99 to 2010-11?A: English Premier League: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United andTottenham Hotspur. Scottish Premier League: Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Kilmarnock,Motherwell and Rangers.