100 Football Quiz Questions

By Claire

The beautiful football game has enthralled billions of people worldwide. The rules of the game are simple, yet the strategies and styles of play can be quite complex. Whether you’re a diehard fan or just getting started, test your knowledge of the sport with these great football quiz questions. To reveal the correct answer, all you have to do is click the button. As the trivia game progresses, the questions become harder. Have fun!

Football Trivia Round 1 – Penalty Kicks

1. Beardsley and Shearer have been on the spot for which club?

Newcastle United

2. Who made the first Wembley save from an FA Cup final penalty kick?

Dave Beasant

3. Which England player missed a shoot-out in Italy in 1990 but scored in Euro 96?

Stuart Pearce

4. Which Julian became a 1990s penalty expert for West Ham?


5. Yorke and Townsend have been on the spot for which club?

Aston Villa

6. Robbie Rensenbrink scored four penalties in the 1978 Word Cup finals for which team?


7. Who missed from the spot for Scotland against England in Euro 96?

Gary McAllister

8. Who missed a penalty kick and put a bag on his head in a pizza place?

Gareth Southgate

9. Who scored two penalty kicks in an FA Cup final for Manchester United in the 1990s?

Eric Cantona

10. Wise and Hughes have been on the spot for which club?


11. In 1994, the final of which major tournament was decided on a penalty shoot-out for the first time ever?

The World Cup

12. Which Tottenham Hotspur player failed to score from the spot in the 1991 FA Cup final?

Gary Lineker

13. Who scored a Champions League semi-final penalty for Chelsea in April 2008?

Frank Lampard

14. Which Jerzy saved two penalties in the 2005 Champions League Final shoot-out?


15. Who scored a penalty in the 2006 World Cup Final and was later sent off?

Zinedine Zidane

16. Which team lost an FA Cup Final on penalties after drawing 3-3 in 120 minutes?

West Ham 

17. Can you name the team that lost the 2008 Community Shield in a penalty shoot-out?


18. Who missed the penalty that would have won the 2007-09 UEFA Champions League for Chelsea?

John Terry

19. Who was the first player to miss a penalty kick in an FA Cup Final at Wembley?

John Aldridge

20. Which side put Chelsea out of the 2008-09 Carling Cup in a penalty shoot-out?


Round 2: UK Football Quiz Questions

21. Which manager took Wigan into the Premiership for the first time?

Paul Jewell

22. Which Yorkshire side was involved in a plan crash in March 1988?

Leeds Utd

23. Which Paul was the first black player to captain England?


24. Who was known as El Tel when he managed Barcelona?

Terry Venables

25. Who in 1997 became Arsenal’s all-time leading goal scorer?

Ian Wright

26. How is the Football Association Challenge Cup better known?

FA Cup

27. Which Welshman Ian said living in Italy was like “living in a foreign country”?


28. Which club Charlton were promoted to the Premier League in 1998?

Charlton Athletic

29. Which Brian managed Notts Forest for 18 years?


30. Gareth Southgate finished his playing career at which club?


31. Which Charlton brother was the first to be knighted?


32. Which Eric was the first overseas PFA Player of the Year winner?


33. Who was dubbed “Duncan Disorderly”?

Duncan Ferguson

34. Paul Le Guen took over as boss of which Scottish giants?


35. Which club did Martin O’neil manage after Celtic?

Aston Villa

Round 3 – International Football Questions

euro football quiz questions

36. Which Republic of Ireland player appeared in five FA Cup Finals between 1963 and 1973?

Johnny Giles

37. In which year did Jack Charlton become manager of the Republic of Ireland?


38. Which home international countries were present in the 1982 World Cup finals?

Northern Ireland, England, and Scotland

39. Which Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur manager was also team boss of Northern Ireland?

Terry Neill

40. Which London-based striker captained Northern Ireland in 1996?

Ian Dowie

41. In which city did England inflict a first competitive home loss for Croatia in 2008?


42. Which country moved to the top of the FIFA World Rankings in July 2008?


43. Which club did Craig Burley leave to take over as Scotland’s manager?


44. Where was Croatia’s Josip Simunic, who received three yellow cards against Australia in 2006, born?


45. Who was the first England manager to make David Beckham captain?

Peter Taylor

46. Which former West Ham player guided Croatia to two famous wins over England?

Slaven Bilic

47. Who is the only player to score 100 League goals in England and Scotland?

Kenny Dalglish

48. Which ex-member of Chelsea’s foreign brigade was awarded an OBE in 2004?

Gianfranco Zola

49. Name the Italian who broke Irish hearts at the 1990 World Cup finals.

Toto Scilacci

50. Which ex-Premiership star played for Russia, Ukraine and the CIS?

Andrei Kanchelskis

Round 4 – Football General Knowledge Questions

51. Nanninga was the first sub to score in a World Cup Final – for whom?

Netherlands (in 1978)

52. Which team are known as the “Cherries”?


53. What was strange about the tackle that ended the career of keeper Chic Brodie of Brentford back in 1970?

It was against a dog that ran on the field

54. How many countries played in World Cup 2022 in Japan as South Korea?


55. Which club did Glenn Hoddle leave to become England’s manager?


56. Which country won the first World Cup held in 1930?


57.  Which German club did Kevin Keegan play for?


58. Mike Walker and Martin O’Neill walked out on which chairman?

Robert Chase

59. Who was the first uncapped player sold for over £1,000,000 in Britain?

Steve Daley (in 1979)

60. What name is shared by Scunthorpe, Southend and Rotherham?


61. Fabien Barthez began his career with which French club?


62. Who was England’s final substitute in the 2002 quarter-final defeat by Brazil?

Teddy Sheringham

63. Wich country did Emlyn Hughes play for?


64. Emmanuel Petit joined Arsenal from which football club?


65. Which 4th Division team reached the first League Cup Final in 1962?


66. Who played in the first FA Cup Final ever to end 3-3?

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United (1990)

67. Which team paid a record £1,000 for Alf Common in 1905?


68. Newcastle play at St James’ Park, but who plays at St James Park?


69. Who captained the Man Utd team that won the 1968 European Cup?

Bobby Charlton

70. Who scored Scotland’s only goal in the 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico?

Gordon Strachan

Round 5 – Goalkeepers

football trivia questions

71. Which keeper spent 20 years with Portsmouth?

Alan Knight

72. Norther Ireland’s Harry Gregg was first capped while at which League club?

Doncaster Rovers

73. Who was in goal for Brighton in the 1980s FA Cup Final?

Graham Moseley

74. At which club did Bobby Mimms make his League debut?

Rotherham Utd

75. Dave Gaskell was in an FA Cup-winning 1960s team at which club?

Manchester United

76. Who was England’s goalkeeper when they lost 3-2 to Croatia in 2007?

Scott Carson

77. Which goalkeeper kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League in 2005-2006?

Jose Reina

78. Which goalkeeper played 11 League matches for Chelsea in 2006-07?


79. Which goalkeeper played for six minutes as a striker for Manchester City in 2005?

David James

80. Which Cornish goalkeeper played for England in the 2000s?

Nigel Martyn

81. Who equalled David James’s record of 166 consecutive Premiership games in 2008?

Brad Friedel

82. Who angered Joe Kinnear when he said Shay Given should join an Italian club?

Giovanni Trapattoni

83. Name the former goalkeeper who managed Norwich City in the Premiership.

Mike Walker

84. Who began his career at York City before joining Leeds United aged 16 in 1995?

Paul Robinson

85. Who was Blackburn Robers’ No. 1 goalkeeper when they won the Premier League?

Tim Flowers (1994-95)

Round 6 – General Knowledge

86. Who preceded Frank O’Farrell as Man Utd manager?

Wilf McGuinness

87. How did Joan Bazely make history in 1976?

First woman ref of men’s football

88. Who were the opponents in Peter Shilton’s last game for England?

Italy (1990)

89. Which Premiership side lost nine of its last ten games in 2006 and stayed up?

Man City

90. Who offered the England and Scotland squads a week on his Caribbean island if they won the World Cup in 1998?

Richard Branson

91. Roy Keane played his last Premiership game for Man Utd against which club?


92. Which Club’s motto is Nil Satis Nisi Optimum?


93. John Benson, Bruce Rioch and Steve Bruce have all managed which club?

Wigan Athletic

94. To three, for how many games was Sven-Goran Eriksson in charge of England?

67 games

95. Ray Wilkins was sent off while playing for England against which country?


96. Who did Denis Law play for immediately before Man Utd?


97. Who was the only side to beat England over 90 minutes when Venables was manager?


98. Who appeared in a TV ad for bacon before the 1998 World Cup?

Peter Schmeichel

99. Who is Sweden’s most capped player of all time?

Thomas Ravelli

100. Who led Naples to their first-ever Italian championship?

Diego Maradona


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