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The Ludicrously Difficult '90s Football Quiz

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  1. 1. Who scored more Premier League goals during the '90s?

    (For the purpose of this quiz, '90s Premier League seasons include the 1999/2000 season)...

    Alan Shearer
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    Alan Shearer
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    Andy Cole
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    Andy Cole
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alan Shearer!

    Alan Shearer scored 176 goals in the Premier League in the '90s, and Andy Cole managed 135.

    Alan Shearer!
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  2. 2. One of these players won three Premier League titles in the '90s...which one?

    (The other two players won two titles in the '90s).

    Henning Berg
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    Henning Berg
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    David May
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    David May
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    Dwight Yorke
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    Dwight Yorke
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Henning Berg!

    Berg won a title with Blackburn before winning two with Man United. Dwight Yorke won three titles with United, but only two were in the '90s.

    Henning Berg!
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  3. 3. Which '90s wonderkid holds the record for the most Premier League appearances ever?

    Ryan Giggs
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    Ryan Giggs
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    David James
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    David James
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    Frank Lampard
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    Frank Lampard
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ryan Giggs!

    With 632 appearances...not bad.

    Ryan Giggs!
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  4. 4. Which young fresh-faced '90s goalkeeper holds the record for the most appearances by a non-British player?

    Shay Given
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    Shay Given
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    Mark Schwarzer
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    Mark Schwarzer
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    Brad Friedel
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    Brad Friedel
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mark Schwarzer!

    Aussie grit wins the day, with 510 appearances. Brad Friedel managed 451 appearances (and one goal!), and Shay Given is on 443 appearances.

    Mark Schwarzer!
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  5. 5. Who, in 1995, became the oldest player to play in the Premier League?

    Mark Hughes
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    Mark Hughes
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    John Burridge
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    John Burridge
    Panini
    Gordon Strachan
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    Gordon Strachan
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    John Burridge!

    He played for 30 clubs in his career, one of which was Man City in 1995. Sadly he wasn't high enough in the pecking order to get a Merlin sticker at Man City, so here's a Panini sticker of John at Southampton.

    John Burridge!
    Panini
  6. 6. Two players share the record for the most goals ever scored in a 42-game Premier League season. Which player DOESN'T hold this joint record?

    Andy Cole
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    Andy Cole
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    Mark Hughes
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    Mark Hughes
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    Alan Shearer
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    Alan Shearer
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mark Hughes

    Alan Shearer and Andy Cole share the record (34 goals in 42 games). Between them they hold a LOT of records.

    Mark Hughes
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  7. 7. But which football icon originally set the record for the most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season?

    Alan Shearer
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    Alan Shearer
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    Dennis Bergkamp
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    Dennis Bergkamp
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    Andy Cole
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    Andy Cole
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alan Shearer!

    With 31 goals over 38 games in Blackburn Rovers' 1995/96 season.

    Alan Shearer!
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  8. 8. Which player holds the record for the most goals scored in a single game after coming on as a sub (with four goals)?

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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    Ian Wright
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    Ian Wright
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    Robbie Fowler
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    Robbie Fowler
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    The baby-faced assassin, and a super sub. He scored four goals in 10 MINUTES after coming on as a sub for Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest, on 6 February 1999.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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  9. 9. Which team holds the record for both the biggest away win, and biggest home win of the '90s?

    Liverpool
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    Liverpool
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    Arsenal
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    Arsenal
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    Manchester United
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    Manchester United
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Manchester United

    Their biggest away win was 8-1, against Nottingham Forest (yep, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored those four goals as a sub), and you'll find out their biggest home win after you answer the next question...

    Manchester United
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  10. 10. But what is the record highest winning margin ever in the Premier League (hint: the record was set in 1995)?

    9-0
    10-0
    11-0
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (1995)!

    Ouch.

  11. 11. OK, head-to-head time! Which of these two strikers scored more goals in the Premier League in the '90s?

    Michael Owen
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    Michael Owen
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    Dion Dublin
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    Dion Dublin
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dion Dublin

    Dion played Premier League football throughout the '90s, scoring 86 goals, while Michael Owen scored 48, having only made his Liverpool debut in 1996.

    Dion Dublin
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  12. 12. Which Chelsea hero scored more Premier League goals for the club in the '90s?

    Tore Andre Flo
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    Tore Andre Flo
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    Gianfranco Zola
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    Gianfranco Zola
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Zola!

    The actual nicest man in the world scored 33 goals for Chelsea in the '90s, while Flo scored 31.

    Zola!
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  13. 13. Which Man United legend scored more Premier League goals in the '90s?

    Ryan Giggs
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    Ryan Giggs
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    Paul Scholes
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    Paul Scholes
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ryan Giggs

    Ryan Giggs netted 54 in the Premier League in the '90s, while Scholesy managed 41 (albeit having played fewer seasons).

    Ryan Giggs
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  14. 14. Which Arsenal legend scored more Premier League goals in the '90s?

    Ian Wright
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    Ian Wright
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    Dennis Bergkamp
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    Dennis Bergkamp
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ian Wright!

    Prolific Wrighty scored 104 Premier League goals for Arsenal, while Bergkamp managed 57 Premier League goals during the '90s.

    Ian Wright!
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  15. 15. Which Leeds academy product scored more Premier League goals for the club in the '90s?

    Alan Smith
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    Alan Smith
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    Harry Kewell
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    Harry Kewell
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Harry Kewell!

    Harry Kewell scored 21 Premier League goals for Leeds in the '90s, while Alan Smith scored 11 Premier League goals (having broken into the first team two seasons after Kewell).

  16. 16. Which of these current players did NOT play in the Premier League in the '90s?

    Sylvain Distin
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    Sylvain Distin
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    Gareth Barry
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    Gareth Barry
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sylvain Distin

    Distin, now at Bournemouth, did not move to the Premier League until the '00s, whereas Barry played for Villa at the end of '90s.

    Sylvain Distin
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  17. 17. Which of these players did NOT play alongside Alan Shearer in the '90s?

    Dietmar Hamann
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    Dietmar Hamann
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    Kieron Dyer
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    Kieron Dyer
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    Carl Cort
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    Carl Cort
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Carl Cort

    Carl Cort DID play alongside Alan Shearer, but not until the 2000-01 season.

    Carl Cort
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  18. 18. How many different Premier League teams did Gary Speed play for in the '90s?

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    2
    3
    4
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    3!

    Leeds, Everton, and Newcastle.

  19. 19. Who were the first team to get relegated from the Premier League?

    Sheffield United
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    Sheffield United
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    Oldham Athletic
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    Oldham Athletic
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    Nottingham Forest
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    Nottingham Forest
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nottingham Forest

    The legendary Brian Clough retired from management after Forest got relegated.

    Nottingham Forest
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  20. 20. Which of these players is Des Walker?

    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
    Panini
    This guy
    Panini
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Des Walker!

    He left Nottingham Forest in the early '90s to play for Sampdoria, sadly just after Sampdoria won their sole Serie A title.

    Des Walker!
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  21. 21. Which of these players is Paul Furlong?

    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Paul Furlong!

    QPR legend had a spell at Chelsea in the '90s, where he scored 18 goals in 85 appearances. The other two players pictured were Trevor Sinclair and Carlton Palmer.

    Paul Furlong!
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  22. 22. Which of these players is Phil Stamp?

    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Phil Stamp!

    The best Phil Stamp fact is that he played an entire half in goal for Darlington in a game against Notts County. The other two players pictured above were Jamie Pollock and Robbie Mustoe.

    Phil Stamp!
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  23. 23. Which of these players is Gianluca Festa?

    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Gianluca Festa!

    Currently managing Cagliari in Serie A. The other two players pictured were, of course, Fab Ravanelli and Juninho!

    Gianluca Festa!
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  24. 24. Which of these players is Temuri Ketsbaia?

    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    This guy
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Temuri Ketsbaia!

    The Georgian Midfielder was well-known for his celebration of taking his clothes off and kicking the shit out of an Adidas advertising hoarding. The other two players pictured were Nikos Dabizas and Silvio Maric.

    Temuri Ketsbaia!
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  25. 25. And finally! Who was the top scorer of the last '90s Premier League season – the 1999/2000 season?

    Michael Bridges
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    Michael Bridges
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    Dwight Yorke
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    Dwight Yorke
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    Kevin Phillips
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    Kevin Phillips
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Kevin Phillips!

    Kevin Phillips scored a whopping 30 goals that season, earning them a 7th place finish. Dwight Yorke scored 20 goals, while Michael Bridges scored 19.

    Kevin Phillips!
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The Ludicrously Difficult '90s Football Quiz

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