Question 1: Eusébio famously represented Portugal, but in which country was he born?
Correct Answer: Mozambique
Fact: Born in Lourenco Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique, Eusebio arrived in Portugal as an 18-year-old in 1960. He would go on to become one of the greatest players in the history of his adopted country.
Question 2: How many Champions League titles did Lionel Messi win with Barcelona?
Correct Answer: Three
Fact: The Argentine superstar has won the Champions League three times with Barcelona—in 2009, 2011, and 2015. Although he was a regular for the club when they won the trophy in 2006, he was not a member of the squad for the final.
Question 3: Zinedine Zidane scored one of the greatest goals in Champions League history against which German team?
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Borussia Dortmund
- Bayern Munich
Correct Answer: Bayer Leverkusen
Fact: France's 1998 World Cup winner Zidane netted a stunning volley from outside the penalty area before half-time as Real Madrid completed a 2-1 win over Leverkusen in the final at a rainy Hampden Park on 15 May 2002. It was the ninth time that the club had lifted the trophy in their overall haul of 13 victories in the continent’s premier competition.
Question 4: Which player was nicknamed “The Phenomenon?”
Correct Answer: Ronaldo
Fact: Brazilian legend Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known simply as Ronaldo, was given the nickname “The Phenomenon” during his spell at Inter Milan by the Italian press who were dazzled by his almost supernatural talents on the pitch.
Question 5: Which player has a stadium named after him in Budapest?
- Ferenc Puskás
- Gyula Grosics
- Sándor Kocsis
Correct Answer: Ferenc Puskás
Fact: The Puskás Aréna is in Budapest, home of the great striker Ferenc Puskas, who led Hungary to the World Cup final in 1954. Part of Hungary’s Mighty Magyars of the 1950s, Puskas started his career with Budapest Honved before moving to Real Madrid in 1958. The striker won three European Cups with the Spanish giants. The Puskás Aréna was completed in 2019 and has a capacity of 67,215 people.
Question 6: Alfredo Di Stefano remains the only player to achieve this feat:
- Win European Cups in different decades
- Score in five European Cup finals
- Win six European Cups
Correct Answer: Score in five European Cup finals
Fact: Real Madrid legend Di Stefano remains the only player to score in five European Cup finals and five successive European finals between 1956 and 1960, as an all-conquering Real Madrid side rampaged to the tournament’s first five trophies. He famously scored a treble in their 7-3 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park in the 1960 final.
Question 7: Diego Maradona scored his first goal of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning campaign against which country?
- South Korea
Correct Answer: Italy
Fact: Maradona scored the first of his five goals at the World Cup in Mexico against Italy in a 1-1 draw. The Boca, Barcelona, and Napoli great also scored doubles against England in a 2-1 win in the quarter-final and Belgium in a 2-0 victory in the last four. He lifted the trophy after Argentina’s 3-2 victory over West Germany in the final.
Question 8: How many World Cups did the great Pele win?
Correct Answer: Three
Fact: Pele celebrated World Cup successes with Brazil in 1958, 1962, and 1970. He is Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 games and regarded by Guinness World Records as the highest scorer in the history of football, netting 1,279 goals in 1,363 games between 1956 and 1977.
Question 9: At which club did Johan Cruyff start his career?
- PSV Eindhoven
Correct Answer: Ajax
Fact: Johan Cruyff started his career at Ajax where he won the Dutch Championship six times, and three consecutive European Cups from 1971 to 1973.
Question 10: Franz Beckenbauer is one of only three men to lift the World Cup as a player and manager. Who is the odd man out?
- Mario Zagallo
- Cesar Luis Menotti
- Didier Deschamps
Correct Answer: Cesar Luis Menotti
Fact: Menotti led Argentina to World Cup glory on home soil in 1978, but never managed the feat as a player. Franz Beckenbauer—nicknamed Der Kaiser for his dominant, stylish play as a sweeper—captained West Germany to victory in 1974 and as a manager in 1990. Deschamps did the double with France as a player in 1998 and manager in 2018, while Brazil’s Zagallo played in Brazil’s 1958 and 1962 wins and was coach for their 1970 triumph.