RECKON you know your footie? Prove it with this fiendish quiz.
It’s been set specially for Sun readers by talkSPORT, to celebrate its new quiz book on great and not-so-great sporting moments of the past 50 years.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes history as he celebrates scoring a 93rd minute goal to win Man Utd the Champions League and a treble in 1999[/caption]
Natasha Harding invites you to tackle the fun test with family and friends.
Check your answers below.
1) During which World Cup was the Mexican wave first broadcast to a global audience?
A: 1986 B: 1998 C: 2006
2) Which is the only country to have qualified for each of the World Cups?
A: England B: Brazil C: Japan
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3) In Germany it’s called an elfmeter. What is it here?
A: A handball B: Penalty kick C: Throw-in
4) Which German team did Manchester United beat to win the 1999 Champions League?
A: Eintracht Frankfurt B: RB Leipzig C: Bayern Munich
5) For many matches was Arsene Wenger Arsenal boss?
A: 826 B: 1,235 C: 987
6) Who is France’s all-time international top goal scorer?
A: Just Fontaine B: Thierry Henry C: Michel Platini D: Zinedine Zidane
7) Which former Manchester United star did Wayne Rooney share the pitch with the most times?
A: Michael Carrick B: Patrice Evra C: Ryan Giggs D: Edwin van der Sar
8) Ian Wright appeared 288 times for Arsenal. How many goals did he score? A: 185 B: 324 C: 402 D: 244
9) Which famous Ronaldo was Cristiano Ronaldo named after?
A: Ronald McDonald B: Ronald Reagan C: Ronald Weasley D: Ronald Koeman
10) Who is Croatia’s all-time international top scorer?
A: Davor Suker B: Mario Mandzukicć C: Ivan Perisicć D: Ivica Olicć
11) Who was the only Liverpool player to miss a penalty in the shoot-out during the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan in Istanbul?
A: John Arne Riise B: Xabi Alonso C: Vladimir Šmicer D: Dietmar Hamann
12) German striker Miroslav Klose is the all-time top scorer at World Cups, but how many goals has he scored in the competition?
A: 18 B: 17 C: 15 D: 16
13) In the later stages of his career, Thierry Henry starred in a famous car ad where he coined the phrase “Va va voom”. But what was the make and model of the car?
A: VW Passat B: Renault Clio C: BMW 5 Series D: Fiat 500
14) How much did Manchester United reportedly pay out for Harry Maguire when they signed him from Leicester City in 2019?
A: £76m B: £87m C: £69m D: £80m
15) Who became the first million-pound football player?
A: Colin Stein B: Trevor Francis C: Steve Daley D: Mark Hughes
16) How many points would the surname of Romelu Lukaku score in Scrabble?
A: 14 B: 21 C: 9 D: 17
17) What did referee Graham Poll do during an Australia-Croatia game at the 2006 World Cup?
A: He booked Croatian defender Josip Šimunicć three times before sending him off. B: Fell over when one of the players tapped him on the chest C: Choked on his whistle and had to get paramedics to help him D: Pulled out his passport rather than a red card when trying to send off Stjepan Tomas
18) In what year did Alan Shearer transfer from Southampton to Blackburn Rovers?
A: 1992 B: 1989 C: 1994 D: 1990
19) Which club did Teddy Sheringham score the most goals for in his career?
A: West Ham United B: Tottenham Hotspur C: Millwall D: Manchester United
20) What did former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone pledge not to do after a game against Arsenal in 2011?
A: Cut his hair until he scored again B: Change his lucky socks C: Drink alcohol D: Dance to I’m Too Sexy.
1. A) 1986; 2. B) Brazil; 3. B) Penalty kick; 4. C) Bayern Munich; 5. B) 1,235; 6. B) Thierry Henry; 7. A) Michael Carrick; 8. A) 185; 9. B) Ronald Reagan; 10. A) Davor Suker; 11. A) John Arne Riise; 12. D) 16; 13. B) Renault Clio; 14. D) £80m; 15. B) Trevor Francis; 16. A) 14; 17. A) Booked Croatian defender Josip Simunic three times before sending him off; 18. A) 1992; 19. C) Millwall; 20. A) Cut his hair until he scored.
- The talkSPORT Quiz Book, compiled by Nathan Joyce (HarperCollins, £12.99) is out now.
Striker Alan Shearer as a junior at Southampton FC where he played between 1988 and 1992[/caption]
Arsenal’s legendary manager Arsene Wenger[/caption]
Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates netting a goal for his country against France in 2021[/caption]