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 country hosted the first African Cup of Nations?

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


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 2 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 3 of 11.

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

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

Alan Shearer

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

Question 4 of 11.

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

1. Finidi George
2. Daniel Amokachi
3. Nwankwo Kanu
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 5 of 11.

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

1. Lionel Messi
2. Rafael Márquez
3. Harry Kane
4. 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 6 of 11.

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

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


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

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

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.

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

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


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

Question 9 of 11.

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

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

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 10 of 11.

Who scored the first goal for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger?

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

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 11 of 11.

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

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

Paul Pogba

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

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