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May 31st 2011:

Q: Who was the only Swiss player to start in a European Cup / Champions League Final?

A: Stephane Chapuisat in the 1997 Champions League Final for Borussia Dortmund.
    European Cup & Champions League Foreigners in Finals 1955-56 to 2010-11


May 30th 2011:

Q: Which country has supplied the most Foreign players to teams participating in the European Cup / Champions League Finals?

A: 43 Brazilian players have started for teams competing in European Cup & Champions League Finals from 1955-56 to 2010-11.
    Foreign Players by Nations in European Cup & Champions League Finals 1955-56 to 2010-11


May 29th 2011:

Q: Which three Everton players appeared in all 38 matches of the 2010-11 Premier League season?

A: Sylvain Distin, Tim Howard and Leighton Baines
    Premier League Football Player's Appearances Season 2010-11


May 28th 2011:

Q: Which footballer appeared twice on the same episode of "Top of the Pops" with two different groups?

A: Steve Archibald in 1982, firstly singing "We Have a Dream" with the Scotland World Cup squad starring B.A. Robertson and then alongside his
    Tottenham Hotspur team mates and Chas & Dave singing "Tottenham, Tottenham".


May 27th 2011:

Q: Which was the only club to concede 100 or more goals during a Premier League season?

A: Swindon Town in 1993-94.
    Premier League Goal Statistics from 1992-93 to 2010-11.


May 26th 2011:

Q: How many times was Wembley Stadium chosen to host the European Cup / Champions League Final?

A: Six - 1963 AC Milan 2-1 Benfica, 1968 Manchester United 4-1 Benfica, 1971 Ajax 2-0 Panathinikos, 1978 Liverpool 1-0 Club Brugge,
    1992 Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria, 2011 Barcelona v Manchester United.
    UEFA European Cup & UEFA Champions League Finals 1955-56 to 2010-11


May 25th 2011:

Q: Which club were awarded the most penalties during the 2010-11 Premier League season?

A: Manchester City were awarded 9 penalties. Chelsea & Blackpool were awarded 8 each.
    Premier League Penalty Statistics


May 24th 2011:

Q: How many different clubs have won major trophies during the 19 seasons of the Premier League Era?

A: 13 - Manchester United (21), Chelsea (12), Arsenal (10), Liverpool (7), Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur (2 each),
    Everton, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Birmingham City & Middlesbrough (1 each).
    Premier League Era English Trophy Winners 1992-93 to 2010-11


May 23rd 2011:

Q: Who was the last Scottish player to score a hat-trick in the English Premier League?

A: Kevin Gallacher (Blackburn Rovers 5-0 Aston Villa) 17th January 1998.
    Premier League Hat-Tricks 1992-2011


May 22nd 2011

Q: Which Argentinian player has scored the most goals in FIFA World Cup Finals tournaments?

A: Gabriel Batistuta with 10 goals (4 in 1994, 5 in 1998 & 1 in 2002).
    Highest Goalscorers FIFA World Cup Finals 1930 to 2010


May 21st 2011

Q: Which club has played the most seasons in the second tier of English Football without ever having been promoted to the first tier?

A: Port Vale hold the record with 41 seasons up to 2010-11. Plymouth Argyle have had 40 seasons in the second tier.
   Club League Histories 1888-89 to 2010-11


May 20th 2011

Q: Which six football players & managers have appeared on British postage stamps?

A: Dixie Dean (Everton), Bobby Moore (West Ham United), Duncan Edwards (Manchester United), Billy Wright (Wolverhampton Wanderers),
    Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur) & Sir Matt Busby (Manchester United).
    Football on Great Britain Postage Stamps


May 19th 2011

Q: Which five players did Manchester United buy for new British record transfer fees?

A: Denis Law (June 1961, £115,000 Torino), Bryan Robson (October 1981, £1,500,000 West Bromwich Albion), Andy Cole (January 1995, £7,000,000
    Newcastle United),  Juan Sebastián Verón (July 2001, £28,100,000 Lazio) and Rio Ferdinand (July 2002, £29,100,000 Leeds United).
    British Football Transfer Records 1904 to 2011


May 18th 2011

Q: Aside from 2011-12, when was the last time that three West London clubs were in the Top Flight together?

A: There has never been three West London clubs together in the Top Flight before. The most there has ever been is two - Brentford & Chelsea,
    Chelsea & Fulham and Chelsea & Queens Park Rangers.
    Alphabetical Club Positions from Season 1888-89 to 2010-11


May 17th 2011

Q: Which six Manchester United players won their first Premier League Championship medals in 2010-11?

A: Fábio, Antonio Valencia, Michael Owen, Chris Smalling, Javier Hernández and Darron Gibson.
    Premier League Medal Winners 1992-93 to 2010-11


May 16th 2011

Q: Which eight countries, either wholly or partly located in Asia, play their football in Europe?

A: Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Cyprus, Israel and Russia.
    UEFA European Football Championships Finals 1960 to 2012


May 15th 2011

Q: Which English player has scored the most goals in the Scottish Premier League from 1998-99 onwards?

A: Chris Sutton with 63 goals (all scored with Celtic)
    Scottish Premier League Top Goalscorers 1998-99 to 2010-11


May 14th 2011

Q: Which was the last club to win the FA Cup featuring 11 English players in their starting line-up?

A: West Ham United in the 1975 Final against Fulham. The Hammer's substitute and manager were also English.
    FA Cup Winners 1871-72 to 2009-10


May 13th 2011

Q: What unique unwelcome FA Cup record will Stoke City hope to break in Saturday's Final against Manchester City?

A: Stoke City are the only surviving original member of the Football League who have yet to win the FA Cup.
    FA Cup Finals 1871-72 to 2010-11


May 12th 2011

Q: Which three clubs were originally called Singers FC, Stanley AFC and Pine Villa FC?

A: Coventry City, Newcastle United and Oldham Athletic.
    Football League Club Details


May 11th 2011

Q: Which countries have competed in FIFA World Cup qualification matches in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and South America?

A: Israel & Australia
    Israel World Cup Record 1934-2010


May 10th 2011

Q: Which club has conceded the most Premier League hat-tricks since 1992-93?

A: Southampton have conceded 15 hat-tricks to date. Derby County & West Ham United have conceded 11 hat-tricks each.
    Premier League Hat-Tricks 1992-93 to 2010-11


May 9th 2011

Q: Which was the first venue to host full England international matches in the 19th, 20th & 21st Centuries?

A: Villa Park, Birmingham. 16 full England international have been played there to date.
    England Results 1872-2011


May 8th 2011

Q: Which players scored the last five hat-tricks for England's national team?

A: Michael Owen (v Germany, September 2001), Michael Owen (v Colombia, May 2005), Peter Crouch (v Jamaica, June 2006),
    Theo Walcott (v Croatia, September 2008) and Jermain Defoe (v Bulgaria, September 2010).
    England 1999-2006 England 2006-2011


May 7th 2011

Q: Which two Nigerian players have won the Premier League Player of the Month Award?

A: Jay-Jay Okocha (Bolton Wanderers, November 2003) and Peter Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion, September 2010 & April 2011).
    Premier League Player of the Month Awards


May 6th 2011

Q: Which four players have each scored 5 goals in a Premier League match?

A: Andy Cole (Manchester United v Ipswich Town, March 1995), Alan Shearer (Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday, September 1999)
    Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur v Wigan Athletic, November 2009) and Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers, November 2010)
    Premier League Hat-Tricks


May 5th 2011

Q: Which is the only football club from London, apart from Wimbledon, which has lost its Football League status?

A: Thames Association FC, based in Customs House, were in the Third Division South for only two seasons from 1930 to 1932 before folding.
    They had a stadium capacity of 120,000 but just 469 fans saw them play Luton Town in Division Three - a Football League record low.
    Wimbledon FC relocated to Milton Keynes and were re-named MK Dons.
    Football League Chronological Club Positions from Season 1888-89 to 2010-11


May 4th 2011

Q: What do Bradford City AFC and Chelsea FC both have in common?

A: They both joined the Football League (Second Division) without ever having played a match before - Bradford City in 1903 and Chelsea in 1905.
    Alphabetical Club Positions from Season 1888-89 to 2010-11


May 3rd 2011

Q: Which were the last five clubs to join the Football League for the first time?

A: Yeovil Town (2003), Dagenham & Redbridge (2007), Morecambe (2007), Burton Albion (2009) and Stevenage Borough (2010).
    Crawley Town will join the Football League in 2011.
    Football League Chronological Club Positions from Season 1888-89 to 2010-11


May 2nd 2011

Q: Who was the first non-European player to have been the Scottish Premier League's top goalscorer of the season?

A: Mark Viduka of Australia scored 25 goals for Celtic in season 1999-2000. Fellow Australian Scott McDonald was top scorer in 2007-08.
    Scottish Premier League Top Goalscorers


May 1st 2011

Q: Which was the only FIFA World Cup tournament not to have a Final match?

A: 1950 in Brazil. The top four teams (Brazil, Spain, Sweden & Uruguay) played in a mini-league against each other. Uruguay finished champions.
    FIFA World Cup Finals 1950 Brazil



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