Football Quiz: Football Firsts

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.


Football's Firsts




Football's Firsts

Question 1 of 11.

Which England player took the first penalty in the shoot-out vs Germany in the 1996 European Championship semi final?

1. Teddy Sherringham
2. Stuart Pearce
3. David Platt
4. Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer

The game finished 1-1 but Germany won 6-5 on penalties.

Question 2 of 11.

Which of these players scored the first Golden Goal in World Cup history?

1. Laurent Blanc
2. Ilhan Mansiz
3. Henri Camara
4. Ahn Jung-Hwan

Laurent Blanc

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.

Question 3 of 11.

Which of these clubs played in the first season of the Premier League?

1. Swindon Town
2. Newcastle United
3. Crystal Palace
4. Burnley

Crystal Palace

The first Premier League season was 1992-1993. Manchester United were champions, with Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest being relegated.

Question 4 of 11.

Who scored the first goal for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger?

1. Ian Wright
2. Paul Merson
3. Dennis Bergkamp
4. Lee Dixon

Ian Wright

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.

Question 5 of 11.

Who scored the first goal of the 2017 Europa League final?

1. Paul Pogba
2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan
3. Amin Younes
4. Bertrand Traoré

Paul Pogba

Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0. The first goal came from Paul Pogba (18) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the second (48).

Question 6 of 11.

Who was the first African player to score a goal in the UEFA Champions League?

1. Nwankwo Kanu
2. Finidi George
3. Daniel Amokachi
4. Samuel Eto'o

Daniel Amokachi

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.

Question 7 of 11.

Which was the first British club to play with a sponsor's name on its shirts?

(It's not the one pictured)

1. Kettering Town
2. Wigan Athletic
3. Partick Thistle
4. West Allotment Celtic

Kettering Town

Kettering Town became the first British club to play with a sponsor's name on its shirts, on 24th January 1976. They signed a deal with Kettering Tyres.

Question 8 of 11.

Which of these players scored the first goal of the 2014 World Cup?

1. Lionel Messi
2. Marcelo
3. Harry Kane
4. Rafael Márquez

Marcelo

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.

Question 9 of 11.

Which of these countries won the first official Women's World Cup in 1991?

1. England
2. Ghana
3. Canada
4. USA

USA

The tournament was won by the USA when they beat Norway 2-1 in the final.

Question 10 of 11.

Which country hosted the first African Cup of Nations?

1. Ethiopia
2. Libya
3. Tunisia
4. Sudan

Sudan

The 1957 African Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan, and three teams participated: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Egypt won.

Question 11 of 11.

Of the following, which of these countries was first to win the Copa América?

1. Columbia
2. Argentina
3. Uruguay
4. Brazil

Uruguay

The first Copa América was hosted by Argentina in 1916, who were beaten by Uruguay in the final. Brazil took third place.

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  1. Raju Mandal December 11, 2017
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