Football (or soccer as it’s known in America) is by far the most popular sport in the world. If you’re a fan, test your football brain cells with this quiz on football’s firsts. Do you remember when these things first happened? Click the ‘PLAY’ button to get started.
Which England player took the first penalty in the shoot-out vs Germany in the 1996 European Championship semi final?
The game finished 1-1 but Germany won 6-5 on penalties.
Which of these players scored the first Golden Goal in World Cup history?
The Golden Goal in a World Cup started in 1998. France beat Paraguay in the last 16 with a “Golden Goal” from centre back Laurent Blanc.
Which of these clubs played in the first season of the Premier League?
The first Premier League season was 1992-1993. Manchester United were champions, with Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest being relegated.
Who scored the first goal for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger?
Wenger's first game in charge of Arsenal was on October 12th, 1996, with a straightforward 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers. Ian Wright didn't only score the first goal, he scored the second, as well.
Who scored the first goal of the 2017 Europa League final?
Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0. The first goal came from Paul Pogba (18) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the second (48).
Who was the first African player to score a goal in the UEFA Champions League?
Daniel Amokachi is the first African player to score in the champions league. It happened in 1992 when he was playing for Club Brugge, beating SV Werder Bremen 1-0.
Which was the first British club to play with a sponsor's name on its shirts?
(It's not the one pictured)
Which of these players scored the first goal of the 2014 World Cup?
The first goal of the 2014 World Cup was scored by Marcelo - an own goal, giving Croatia the lead in the 11th minute. Brazil came back to win the game 3-1.
Which of these countries won the first official Women's World Cup in 1991?
The tournament was won by the USA when they beat Norway 2-1 in the final.
Which country hosted the first African Cup of Nations?
Of the following, which of these countries was first to win the Copa América?
The first Copa América was hosted by Argentina in 1916, who were beaten by Uruguay in the final. Brazil took third place.