English Football History

Contrary to what you might have anticipated, this is a quiz about English football history. It is focused on club football, not international football. You are not permitted to look any of the answers up; if you do, Father Christmas will never bring you any presents again, and for good measure He will smack your bottom for all eternity.

Question 1:   Which of the following teams has never won the Premiership or Old First Division a single season after winning the New First Division or Old Second Division?
Ipswich Town
Nottingham Forest

Question 2:   Of the following teams, which has not won the top-flight more than once?
Blackburn Rovers
Manchester City

Question 3:   Of the following teams, which has won the most top-flight championships?
Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur
Preston North End

Question 4:   Of the following teams, which has won the fewest championships?
Swindon Town
Oxford United

Question 5:   What is the fewest number of points ever collected by a championship-winning team?
28 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Football League, 1888-89
29 by Everton in the Football League, 1890-91
42 by the Wednesday in the Old First Division, 1902-03
6 by Blackpool in the Old First Division, 1939-40

Question 6:   What is the highest number of consecutive seasons in which the same team has finished runner-up in the same professional league?
Seven seasons, Rotherham United in Division Three (North), 1937-1950 (broken up by World War Two)
Four seasons, Leeds United in the Old First Division, 1970-1973
Five seasons, Preston North End in the Old First Division, 1893-1897
Six seasons, Plymouth Argyle in Division Three (South), 1922-1927

Question 7:   Which team did not appear in an F.A. Cup final in the 1870s?
Oxford University
Old Etonians
Basingstoke College of Technology
Clapham Rovers

Question 8:   The first non-English team to appear in an F.A. Cup final was:
Cardiff City in 1927
Queen's Park, Glasgow, in 1884
Cambuslang in 1875
Athletico Madrid in 1903

Question 9:   Liverpool won the Old First Division by an eleven-point margin in 1982-83, after picking up how many points in their last seven games?

Question 10:   Which two teams contested the 1973 Charity Shield?
Liverpool and Sunderland
Arsenal and Leeds United
Burnley and Manchester City
Leicester City and Stoke City

This Quiz has been designed by Cornelius Caunteloupe.