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July 31st 2011:

Q: Who was the only manager to win the FIFA World Cup twice?

A: Vittorio Pozzo of Italy in 1934 & 1938.
    FIFA World Cup Finals 1930 to 2010 Winning Managers


July 30th 2011:

Q: Who is the only manager to have won three UEFA European Cup / Champions League Finals?

A: Bob Paisley in 1977, 1978 & 1981 all with Liverpool.
    UEFA European Cup & Champions League Winning Managers


July 29th 2011:

Q: Which 6 Nationalities of managers have won the Top Flight of the English League since season 1888-89?

A: England (37 managers, 63 titles), Scotland (10, 39), France (1,3), Portugal (1,2), Ireland (1,1) and Italy (1,1).
    Top Flight Winning Managers Season by Season 1888-89 to 2010-11


July 28th 2011:

Q: Which two players have appeared in five FIFA World Cup Finals tournaments each?

A: Antonio Carbajal (Mexico, 1950–1966) and Lothar Matthäus (Germany, 1982–1998).
    Antonio Carbajal and Lothar Matthäus


July 27th 2011:

Q: Who is the only footballer to have played for seven different London clubs?

A: Clive Allen with Queens Park Rangers, Arsenal (no League matches), Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, West Ham United and Millwall.
    London Clubs in the Top Flight of English Football from Season 1904-05 to 2011-12


July 26th 2011:

Q: When was the last time that Queens Park Rangers finished a League season as the highest-placed London club?

A: Season 1992-93 when QPR finished 5th in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur 8th, Arsenal 10th and Chelsea 11th.
    Premier League Ladders 1992-93 to 2011-12
   

July 25th 2011:

Q: Which five past & present Football League clubs had an "x" in their names?

A: Crewe Alexandra, Exeter City, Halifax Town, Oxford United & Wrexham.
    Football League Club League History Summary 1888-89 to 2011-12


July 24th 2011:

Q: Which are the only two countries to have won the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup and an Olympic Games gold medal?

A: Argentina and France.
    Combined International Table of Merit from 1900 to 2011


July 23rd 2011:

Q: Which two German footballers have scored Premier League hat-tricks?

A: Jurgen Klinsmann (Tottenham Hotspur  6-2 Wimbledon, 2nd May 1998) and Fredi Bobic (Bolton Wanderers 4-1 Ipswich Town, 6th April 2002).
    Premier League Hat-Tricks 1992-93 to 2010-11


July 22nd 2011:

Q: Who was the only foreign footballer to have appeared for Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish La Liga?

A: Bixente Lizarazu of France from 1996-97.
    La Liga Foreign Players by Club & Country from 19219 to 2009-10


July 21st 2011:

Q: Name two of the three Scottish players who have played in the Spanish La Liga since 1929.

A: Steve Archibald (FC Barcelona 1984-87), Ted McMinn (Sevilla FC 1986-88) and Jack Watson (Real Madrid 1948-49).
    Foreign Players in the Spanish La Liga from season 1929 to 2009-10
   
   
July 20th 2011:

Q: When was the only time that two brothers played against each other in a FIFA World Cup Finals tournament?

A: During the 2010 Finals in South Africa when Jerome Boateng's Germany beat Kevin-Prince Boateng's Ghana 1-0.
    FIFA World Cup Finals 2010 South Africa Group D: Ghana 0-1 Germany


July 19th 2011:

Q: Which club has won the most League Championships in the Soviet Union & Russia?

A: Spartak Moskva won 21 of the 81 Championships from 1912 to 2010. Dynamo Kiev have 13 titles and Dynamo Moskva 11.
    World Leagues: Russia (& Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)


July 18th 2011:

Q: Which player holds the Premier League record for appearing in the most games without ever receiving a yellow or red card?

A: John Barnes played in 201 Premier League games without ever getting a yellow or red card. Theo Walcott is currently on 114 card-free matches.
    All-Time Premier League Player's Statistics 1992-93 to 2010-11


July 17th 2011:

Q: Which player has scored the most Premier League goals with his left foot?

A: Robbie Fowler scored 104 of his 163 Premier League goals with his left foot. Ryan Giggs has the second highest total with 79 left footed goals.
    Statistical Analysis of  Top 100 Premier League Goalscorers 1992-93 to 2010-11


July 16th 2011:

Q: Who is the only Israeli player who has appeared in both the Premier League & Scottish Premier League?

A: Eyal Berkovic with Southampton, West Ham Utd, Blackburn Rovers (on loan), Manchester City & Portsmouth in the Premier League and Celtic
    in the Scottish Premier League.
    Premier League Foreign Players 1992-93 to 2010-11  and Scottish Premier League Foreign Players 1998-99 to 2010-11


July 15th 2011:

Q: How many times was there a four-way tie for the winner of the British Home Championships?

A: Just the once - in season 1955-56.
    British Home Championships 1893-94 to 1983-84


July 14th 2011:

Q: Which two clubs have both lost 5 UEFA European Cup / UEFA Champions League Finals?

A: Juventus of Italy (lost in 1973, 1983, 1997, 1998 & 2003) and Benfica of Portugal (lost in 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988 & 1990).
    UEFA European Cup & UEFA Champions League Finals 1955-56 to 2010-11


July 13th 2011:

Q: Which three players have all been sent-off eight times during Premier League matches?

A: Richard Dunne, Duncan Ferguson & Patrick Vieira.
    Premier League Player's Discipline 1992-93 to 2010-11


July 12th 2011:

Q: Which two Nations have each won three Olympic Games Men's Football gold medals?

A: Hungary in 1952, 1964 & 1968 and Great Britain in 1900, 1908 & 1912.
    Olympic Games Football Tournaments Medals Table 1900-2008


July 11th 2011:

Q: Who is the only player to have amassed over 100 yellow cards during the Premier League Era?

A: Lee Bowyer with 101 up to the end of 2010-11. Kevin Davies has been shown 97 yellow cards and Paul Scholes & Robbie Savage 89 each.
    Premier League Player's Discipline 1992-93 to 2010-11


July 10th 2011:

Q: Rangers FC hold the World Record for the most National League Championships won with 54, but which club has the second highest amount?

A: Linfield FC of Northern Ireland with 50 League Championships to their credit up to season 2010-11.
    World Leagues: Northern Ireland 1890-91 to 2010-11


July 9th 2011:

Q: Which two Managers share the Scottish Premier League Manager of the Month Award record with 9 each to season 2010-11?

A: Alex McLeish and Martin O'Neill. Craig Levein, Gordon Strachan and Walter Smith have won the monthly award 6 times each.
    Scottish Premier League Manager, Player & Young Player of the Month Awards


July 8th 2011:

Q: Which club has spent the most seasons in the Fourth Flight of English Football up to 2011-12?

A: Darlington have spent 47 seasons in the Fourth Flight. Rochdale have spent 46 seasons & Hartlerpool and Torquay have spent 42 seasons each.
    Club League History Summary 1888-89 to 2011-12


July 7th 2011:

Q: Who were the four Premier League managers from Brazil, Croatia, Norway & Switzerland?

A: Luis Felipe Scolari (Brazil, Chelsea), Velimir Zajec (Croatia, Portsmouth), Egil Olsen (Norway, Wimbledon)
   & Christian Gross (Switzerland, Tottenham Hotspur)
   Premier League Managers 1992-93 to 2011-12


July 6th 2011:

Q: Who is the only non-English manager to have been in charge of four different Premier League clubs?

A: Scotland's Graeme Souness with Liverpool, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
    Premier League Managers 1992-93 to 2011-12


July 5th 2011:

Q: Which British club were the second to win a major European trophy?

A: West Ham United when they won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965, a trophy Tottenham Hotspur had won two years earlier.
    European Cup Winners' Cup Finals 1960-61 to 1998-99


July 4th 2011:

Q: How many times was Brazil's Pelé the highest goalscorer in the South American Championships / Copa America?

A: Just once in 1959 when he finished with 8 goals.
    South American Championship / Copa America Highest Goalscorers 1916-2011


July 3rd 2011:

Q: Four Premier League clubs had them last season but six Premier League clubs have them in 2011-12 - what are they?

A: Birds on club crests: Liverpool have a Liver Bird, Manchester City have a Golden Eagle, Norwich City have a Canary, Swansea City have a Swan,
    Tottenham Hotspur have a Cockerel and West Bromwich Albion have a Throstle.


July 2nd 2011:

Q: What was the innovation used in the 1892 FA Cup Final that's still with us today?

A: West Bromwich Albion beat Aston Villa 3-0 in the first FA Cup Final where goal-nets were used. They had been invented three years earlier by
    civil engineer John Brodie from Liverpool.
    FA Cup Finals 1871-72 to 2010-11


July 1st 2011:

Q: Which is the only African club to reach the Final of FIFAs Club World Cup?

A: Tout Puissant Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo were losing Finalists to Inter Milan in 2010.
    Intercontinental Cup 1960-2004 & Club World Cup 2000-2011


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