- The red and yellow card system was invented by... English Referee
Ken Aston, a School Headmaster.
- Early in the history of football, team sizes ranged from 15 to 21.
It was not until 1870 that the 11-player team was standardized.
- In England and many other part of the world the game is called
football, for obvious reasons. However, in countries like the US and
Australia, where there is a more dominant game of 'football', they
use the term 'soccer'. Where does this come from? The term was
coined when someone asked Charles Wreford Brown if he was a Rugger
(a Rugby player), to which he replied, no, Soccer! taking the phrase
from Association, SOC, and adding the -er.
- Football is the world's most popular sport. The World Cup is
estimated to be watched by a home viewing audience of over 30
billion people. (I know that's more than the world's population,
this figure is an 'accumulated' audience, meaning if people watched
more than one game, which most people did, they were counted each
- Only seven countries have won the World Cup since 1930 !
- How often is the World Cup Tournament?
ANSWERThe World Cup is held every four years.!
- What is the name of the original World Cup trophy?
ANSWER- + Jules Rimet Cup + -
- What Country was first to win the WORLD CUP  three times?
ANSWER- BRAZIL -
- What European country was 1st winner of the new FIFA World Cup Trophy?
ANSWER+ Germany won the new World Cup Trophy in 1974 +
- 1. With the exception of the goalie, a soccer player is not allowed to make contact with the ball using which part of his or her body?
A) Head B) Arm/Hand C) Knee/Foot D) Chest? ANSWER B) Arm/Hand
- 2. What is the immediate penalty for getting a red card (or two yellow cards in a game)?
A) Player is removed from the field with no replacement B) An automatic penalty kick is awarded C) Both
Player is removed from the field with no replacement
- 3. The starting lineup for a soccer team is consisted of how many players?
A) 5 B) 11 C) 15 D) Varies depending on league rules ANSWER B) 11
- 4. When did soccer make its official Olympic debut?
A) 1896 B) 1900 C) 1928 D) 1932 ANSWER B) 1900
- 5. Which of these countries has never won an Olympic soccer gold medal in men’s or women’s competition?
A) Poland B) Norway C) Hungary D) Brazil ANSWER D) Brazil
- 6. The first winner of the FIFA World Cup is _______.
A) Brazil B) Germany C) England D) Argentina E) Uruguay ANSWER E) Uruguay
- 7. Which of these famous soccer players is the top scorer in World Cup history?
A) Gerd Müller B) Just Fontaine C) Ronaldo (Brazil) D) Diego Maradona e) Pele ANSWER C) Ronaldo (Brazil)
- 8. Who won the inaugural Women’s World Cup in 1991?
A) China B) United States C) Germany D) Japan ANSWER B) United States
- 9. The second most important soccer competition after the World Cup is ______.
A) European Football Championship/Euro B) Champions League C) Confederation Cup D) None of the above ANSWER A)
European Football Championship/Euro
- 10. Which of these governing bodies oversees the European Football Championship?
A) FIFA B) UEFA C) IOC D) Both A and B ANSWER B) UEFA
- 11. The Champions League is a competition between ______.
A) National teams B) Professional Clubs C) Schools D) Mixed ANSWER B) Professional Clubs
- 12. True or False.... No soccer club has won more English Premier League titles than Manchester United.