Need a break from being force-fed turkey and DowntonAbbey? Then take our fiendishly difficult Christmas quiz – if you dare – as we look back on a weird and wonderful year of footy.
1/ What happened in the space of just nine minutes on September 22nd that shook the football world?
2/ Which team finished fourth from bottom of the Premier league in 2014/15?
3/ In the past twelve months Sunderland have had three managers. Can you name all three?
4/ Complete this memorable line from Nigel Pearson back in April – “If you don’t know the answer to that question then….”
5/ Name the disgraced former Vice President below who was in a central figure in the FIFA corruption scandal that dominated 2015.
6/ In November Jamie Vardy had a party after scoring in his eleventh consecutive game. Whose Premier League record did he beat?
7/ Which team finished top of the Premier League fair play league last season and were duly rewarded with European qualification?
8/ Name any two of the five Premier League goalkeepers who completed 12 or more clean sheets throughout last season.
9/ Name the distraught England defender below whose last-gasp own-goal meant that England Ladies were exiting this year’s World Cup at the semi-final stage.
10/ Who made all the headlines by scoring from the halfway at Stamford Bridge on April 4th?
11/ Why was Cypriot right-back Jason Demetriou celebrated from Cardigan Bay to Merthyr Tydfil back in October?
12/ Arsenal and Aston Villa played out a one-sided FA Cup final in May. Who were each sides’ semi-final opponents?
13/ Bournemouth’s recent 2-1 victory over Manchester United continued an impressive run of form that also saw them triumph at Stamford Bridge. Name the Cherries striker below celebrating the winner against Van Gaal’s side.
14/ A three year old tweet by Dele Alli resurfaced following his England debut and churned a few stomachs. Complete the following –
“Nandos isn’t Nandos without….”
a/ Fanta and Coke mixed
b/ Expresso and cola bombs
c/ Drumsticks dipped in apple juice
15/ Can you name Chelsea’s shirt sponsor?
16/ What did Claudio Ranieri recently promise to buy his players if they kept a clean sheet?
1/ Robert Lewandowski blew Wolfsburg away with an incredible five goals in nine minutes after coming off the bench when his Bayern Munich team were 1-0 down.
2/ Aston Villa
3/ Gus Poyet, Dick Advocaat, and Sam Allardyce
4/ “….I think you are an ostrich”
5/ Jack Warner
6/ Ruud Van Nistelrooy
7/ West Ham United
8/ Any two from Joe Hart, Lucasz Fabianski, Fraser Forster, Simon Mignolet, and Thibaut Courtois
9/ Laura Bassett
10/ Charlie Adam
11/ His late goal to clinch a Cyprus victory away to Israel secured qualification to next summer’s Euros for Wales.
12/ Reading and Liverpool
13/ Josh King
14/ Fanta and Coke mixed