Football quiz: last goodbyes

Paul Campbell on 22 May 2020
  1. Frank Rijkaard won a Champions League final and an Eredivisie title in the last week of his playing career. What was the year?

    1. 1995

    2. 1996

    3. 1997

    4. 1998

  2. Zinedine Zidane was sent off in his final game as a player. In which city?

    1. Madrid

    2. Berlin

    3. Munich

    4. Yokohama

  3. Zidane is not the only player who finished his career with a red card. Edgar Davids, his old Juventus teammate, was sent off in a Conference game in 2013 and never played again. Which club was he playing for at the time?

    1. Crystal Palace

    2. Salisbury City

    3. Bristol City

    4. Barnet

  4. In which minute was John Terry substituted in his last match as a Chelsea player?

    1. The 1st minute

    2. The 24th minute

    3. The 26th minute

    4. The 89th minute

  5. Steven Gerrard scored one goal in his last game for Liverpool. How many goals did the opposition score?

    1. Three

    2. Four

    3. Five

    4. Six

  6. Winston Bogarde left Chelsea and retired from football in 2004. When did he last appear for the club in the league?

    1. 2000

    2. 2001

    3. 2002

    4. 2003

  7. Where was Peter Schmeichel’s last game in a Manchester United shirt?

    1. London

    2. Manchester

    3. Barcelona

    4. Rome

  8. Who scored for Liverpool in a Champions League final and then never played for them again?

    1. Phil Neal

    2. Alan Kennedy

    3. Dirk Kuyt

    4. Vladimir Smicer

  9. Who scored a hat-trick in Alex Ferguson’s last game as a manager?

    1. Robin van Persie

    2. Wayne Rooney

    3. Romelu Lukaku

    4. Shinji Kagawa

  10. Didier Drogba’s greatest moment in a Chelsea shirt came in the last game of his first stint at the club, when he inspired them to victory in the Champions League final in 2012. Drogba scored Chelsea’s equaliser to take the game to penalties and then scored the decisive spot kick in the shootout. Which player scored Bayern Munich’s goal in that final?

    1. Arjen Robben

    2. Bastian Schweinsteiger

    3. Thomas Müller

    4. Franck Ribéry

Solutions

1:A - Ajax beat Milan in the Champions League final on the Wednesday night and then completed their league season on the Saturday. What a way to go out., 2:B - At the World Cup final in 2006., 3:D - Barnet had only played eight games that season and Davids had been sent off in three of them, leading him to suggest that his team were being targeted by referees. "I know for definite now that the league is targeting Barnet," he said. "I don’t know how many games we have played now but there is weird decision-making all the time. It is ridiculous. I don’t think I’m going to play any more." Ah well, he will always have the Champions League medal he won alongside Frank Rijkaard in 1995., 4:C - Three years have passed but it is still as cringeworthy now as it was then., 5:D - Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Gerrard’s final game. Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch – two of Gerrard’s old teammates at Liverpool – scored for Stoke., 6:A - Chelsea tried to sell Bogarde and even demoted him to the reserve and youth teams but he was earning good money and would not budge. “This world is about money, so when you are offered those millions you take them,” he said. “Few people will ever earn so many. I am one of the few fortunates who do. I may be one of the worst buys in the history of the Premiership but I don’t care.”, 7:C - Schmeichel bowed out in style, winning the Champions League final as captain in 1999. Of course, he did go on to play against Manchester United for both Manchester City and Aston Villa., 8:D - Smicer played a crucial role in the 2005 Champions League final, coming off the bench to score for Liverpool in the game and in the penalty shootout. He joined Bordeaux that summer., 9:C - Lukaku was playing for West Brom at the time (on loan from Chelsea). He came off the bench at half time and scored three goals for West Brom as they held United to a 5-5 draw at the Hawthorns. No one has scored a hat-trick for United in the Premier League since Ferguson retired – not even Lukaku in his spell at the club. , 10:C - Drogba was the last Chelsea player to score in the shootout. The last Bayern player to score in the shootout: Manuel Neuer.

Scores

  1. 3 and above.

    Zinedine, is that you?

  2. 4 and above.

    Zinedine, is that you?

  3. 5 and above.

    A fine score. Have a great weekend

  4. 6 and above.

    A fine score. Have a great weekend

  5. 7 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  6. 8 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  7. 9 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  8. 10 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  9. 2 and above.

    Zinedine, is that you?

  10. 0 and above.

    Zinedine, is that you?

  11. 1 and above.

    Zinedine, is that you?

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