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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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