Tuesday 25 December 2012
As it's Christmas we thought we would test your footballing knowledge with a Barclays Premier League Christmas quiz. So without further ado here are 20 questions for you to mull over. Merry Christmas and no cheating – it's just for fun.
1/ Which player has been involved in the north London, Tyne-Wear, Merseyside and Manchester derbies?
a) Niall Quinn b) Louis Saha c) Joey Barton d) Andy Cole
2/ On the opening weekend of the Premier League’s inaugural season, 1992/93, Sheffield United forward Brian Deane scored the first goal in the competition's history. Which team did the Blades beat 2-1 on that day?
a) Nottingham Forest b) Liverpool c) Manchester United d) Arsenal
3/ With a total of 18, which two teams have the most home-grown players registered in their Barclays Premier League squads (excluding the U21 players list)?
a) Norwich and Stoke b) Arsenal and Swansea c) Liverpool and Norwich d) Swansea and Stoke
4/ Which club have conceded the most goals in Premier League history with 1,045*?
a) Everton b) Manchester City c) Tottenham Hotspur d) Aston Villa
5/ Which club have had the most red cards in Premier League history with 78*?
a) Arsenal b) Stoke City c) Chelsea d) Blackburn Rovers
6/ Who are the oldest current Premier League club?
a) Arsenal b) Stoke City c) West Bromwich Albion d) Everton
7/ With 48 points which side accumulated the most points away from home in a single Barclays Premier League season?
a) Arsenal in 2003/04 b) Chelsea 2004/05 c) Manchester United 2006/07 d) Manchester City 2011/12
8/ Which were the only club to go all 12 matches of this season’s inaugural Barclays Under-21 Premier League qualifying group stage unbeaten?
a) Arsenal b) Liverpool c) West Ham United d) Manchester United
9/ Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s record goalscorer with how many goals?
a) 200 b) 220 c) 240 d) 260
10/ With 34 goals apiece which two strikers hold the joint-record for the most Premier League goals scored in a 42-match season?
a) Alan Shearer/Andy Cole b) Les Ferdinand/Ian Wright c) Thierry Henry/Michael Owen d) Andy Cole/Les Ferdinand
11/ Which player scored the first hat-trick in the Premier League?
a) Teddy Sheringham b) Mike Newell c) Alan Shearer d) Eric Cantona
12/ Who was the 2002/03 PFA Player of the Year?
a) Eric Cantona b) Paul McGrath c) Alan Shearer d) Les Ferdinand
13/ Which player scored the 20,000th Premier League goal?
a) Raheem Sterling b) Marc Albrighton c) Yohan Cabaye d) Robin van Persie
14/ Which of the following Barclays Premier League goalkeepers is not among the top ten overall Fantasy Premier League points scorers?
a) Petr Cech b) Brad Friedel c) Tim Howard d) Pepe Reina
15/ Which player, currently playing in the Barclays Premier League, holds the record for most Fantasy Premier league points (284) in a single season?
a) Frank Lampard b) Steven Gerrard c) Robin van Persie d) Wayne Rooney
16/ When Jon Reeson was crowned Fantasy Premier League Champion 2009/10 he recorded the highest tally in a single season. What was his points total?
a) 2,658pts? b) 2,668pts? c) 2,678pts? d) 2,688pts?
17/ Which Fantasy Premier League player currently has the best points-per-minute average of all-time?
a) Papis Demba Cisse b) Robin van Persie c) Frank Lampard d) Michu
18/ Which player recorded the single biggest Fantasy Premier League price increase during a season?
a) Ronaldo in 2006/07 b) Richard Dunne in 2007/08 c) Didier Drogba in 2009/10 d) Leighton Baines in 2010/11
19/ Which of the following sides did not finish in the top five at the end of the inaugural Barclays Premier League campaign in 1992/93?
a) QPR b) Norwich c) Liverpool d) Aston Villa
20/ Thierry Henry is the foreigner with the highest Barclays Premier League goal tally? How many goals did he score?
a) 165 b) 175 c) 185 d) 195
*Data accurate on 21 December 2012.
Answers will be provided on Boxing Day.