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Football Trivia

Newcastle United played Portsmouth in the first English League game to be played under floodlights.


Coventry City were the first team to beat Tottenham Hotspur in an FA Cup final.


Ray Wilkins won 84 England caps in his career.


QPR were the first English club to install an artificial pitch


Tommy Lawton scored 22 times in 23 appearances for England


Ian Wright was Arsenal's top scorer for six consecutive seasons


Billy Wright was the first man to win 100 caps for England


Greece failed to score in the 1994 World Cup


The first corner kick was taken in the 1870s


Hungary lost just once in 48 matches between 1950 and 1956


Mark Lawrenson was Liverpool's only English-born player in the 1986 FA Cup final


Eric Cantona was sent off twice in four days whilst playing for Man U in 1994


Newport County was John Aldridge's first club


Andy Cole hit 34 goals in Newcastle's first season in the Premier League


Real Madrid won the first five European Cup finals


Ally McCoist was Scotlands only goal scorer in Euro 96


Tony Adams scored for both sides in the 1998 friendly between England and Holland


QPR were once known as St Judes


During the 1930-1931 season Manchester United lost the first 12 games


Bob Paisley took Liverpool to Wembley 12 times


Neville Southall made his League debut with Bury


Turkey were the only club not to score in Euro 96


Alan Mullery was the first England player to be sent off 


Numbers were worn on the back of football shirts for the first time on August 25 1928.


The lowest ever English Premier League attendance of 3,039 was at Wimbledon v Everton January 1993.


The English League adopted 3 points for a win in 1981.


Lincoln City were the first club to be automatically demoted from the League.


Dynamo Berlin won 10 successive League titles in East Germany.


The first professional to play for England against Scotland was James Forrest.


Yugoslavia qualified for the European Championship in 1992 but were excluded. Their replacements were Denmark, who went on to win the tournament.


Boris Becker had trials with Bayern Munich before becoming a tennis champion.


Plymouth Argyle were once known as the Argyle Athletic Club


Howard Wilkinson was player/manager at Boston United during their non-league days?

 

 

 

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