The Ultimate Football Quiz! Parakeets, Soviet stars, and British record breakers – 18 questions to test your knowledge

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1. In September, Cristiano Ronaldo became the Champions League’s all-time top appearance maker – whose record did the Portuguese beat?

2. England midfielder Katie Zelem is the homegrown hero skipper of which WSL squad?

3. Which Soviet star, then playing for Dynamo Kiev, pipped Gary Lineker to the 1986 Ballon d’Or?

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4. Barnsley boss Poya Asbaghi was born in Iran but grew up in which European country – from where the Tykes lured him last year?

5. One La Liga team is nicknamed Los Periquitos, translated as ‘the parakeets’ in English. What are they officially called?

6. Which ex-Brighton and Holland player retired in January, aged just 30, saying he no longer felt comfortable in football culture?

7. Denilson caused a stir by joining Real Betis for a world record fee of £21.5 million from Sao Paulo – in what year was that?

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8. One man’s 25 appearances at World Cup finals is a tournament record. Which famous midfield general holds it?

9. West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen made his senior debut for which club, now a reborn phoenix side in the National League North?

10. These four stadiums have all hosted European Cup finals in the past 40 years – how many of them can you identify?

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11. Arsenal’s five-cap England utility man Ainsley Maitland-Niles is on loan at which European outfit?

12. Reading were humbled by which non-league side in this season’s FA Cup Third Round?

13. These stars were British transfer record-breakers before the year 2000. Which clubs did they join?

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Header Cell - Column 0 DatePlayerFee
Row 0 - Cell 0 Aug 1999Nicolas Anelka£22.5m
Row 1 - Cell 0 Jun 1995Stan Collymore£8.5m
Row 2 - Cell 0 Aug 1991Trevor Steven£5.5m
Row 3 - Cell 0 Jul 1991David Platt£5.5m
Row 4 - Cell 0 May 1986Mark Hughes£2.3m
Row 5 - Cell 0 Sep 1979Andy Gray£1.47m
Row 6 - Cell 0 Jun 1977Kevin Keegan£500,000
Row 7 - Cell 0 Feb 1974Bob Latchford£350,000

14. The 2016 autobiography My Turn was written by which footballing legend who died the same year?

15. Spurs beat Chelsea after extra time to win their last trophy – in which campaign did it happen?

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16. Ipswich hired a first-team coach from Manchester United as their gaffer in December – name him.

17. Mo Salah holds the overall record for goals in a 38-match Premier League season with how many?

18. Which high-fliers in the Scottish Championship host their games at Gayfield Park?

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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 


By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.

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