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footballer scored the Christopher Bryan Turks and Caicos Islands' first ever international goal?
Burnley chairman Bob Lord described coach , who worked for the Billy Dougall football club for 23 years, as the finest servant a club could have?
England footballer is now a successful Mick Channon horse trainer?
Welsh international footballer was forced to retire at the age of 24 when it was discovered that he had a previously undiagnosed Wayne Jones arthritic condition?
football player and manager quit Alan Brown Huddersfield Town and became a policeman for two and a half years before rejoining the club?
football official was the first Lencie Fred Vanuatuan to be included on the FIFA list of referees?
following his retirement from professional
football, managed car manufacturer Bobby Bell Rolls-Royce's football team?
, almost 750,000 10 Seasons Awards football fans from 184 countries voted, in a celebration of the first ten years of the English Premier League (trophy pictured)?
Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday footballer trekked to Brian Hornsby Machu Picchu with musician Tony Hadley in aid of Action Medical Research?
footballer was one of two Charlie Sillett Royal Navy gunners killed when the Norwegian steamship was sunk by a SS Corvus torpedo launched from the German U-boat ?
U-1018 former professional
footballer served as Don Rossiter mayor of Rochester, Kent, during the 1980s?
Wales international footballer was threatened with a pistol during a Moses Russell pitch invasion whilst on a tour of Canada?
was the last Harry Osman footballer to score a goal on Christmas Day at Southampton's The Dell stadium?
footballer scored six goals in one match, one of which was timed at under five seconds from the second half kick-off?
Doug McGibbon in 1980,
became the youngest player in a professional Eamonn Collins football match in England, when he played for Blackpool at the age of 14 years and 323 days?
footballer volunteered to replace an absent Bob Benson Arsenal team-mate just before a game, only to collapse and die during the match?
was the first Wilf Waller South African footballer to play in the English Football League?
footballer , winner of the 1976 edition of TV talent show Spike Rawlings , began his entertainment career after being asked to provide the half-time entertainment during a game?
Opportunity Knocks from 2010,
in reserve teams Norwegian association football were barred from using more than three players aged over 21?
was the first Jimmy Forrest professional footballer to appear for the England national football team?
footballer has a Julian Hails BSc honours degree in mathematical studies and became a mathematics teacher?
World War II, English footballer served in the same army unit as four other future Jimmy Boswell Gillingham F.C. players?
all of the surviving individuals of the species listed in the
, which include the The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates Silky Sifaka ( Propithecus candidus), could fit into a single football stadium?
represents the town of Gretna F.C. 2008 Gretna, Scotland in association football, it has never played there, instead playing its home games eight miles away in Annan?
footballer scored Jürgen Wilhelm Germany's 1983 Goal of the Year while playing for in the third division BFV Hassia Bingen Oberliga Südwest?
at 15 years and 314 days,
was the youngest Glyn Pardoe footballer ever to play for Manchester City when he made his debut in 1962?
after retiring, former
Premier League footballer worked in four different clubs as assistant coach for Adrian Whitbread Martin Allen?
after retiring as a
footballer, worked as Mike Trusson marketing manager for a football-themed restaurant in London?
Norwegian soccer club was discontinued, the chairman of the owners called it "a club without soul"?
Stord Sunnhordland FK after playing
association football and coaching the Philippine women's national football team, switched to manage Tony Chua a team in the Philippine Basketball Association?
after playing for over twenty clubs and enjoying only mild success, former professional
footballer made his name as a businessman, Fred Eyre after dinner speaker, and author?
at least seven members of the
Scottish Argentine have played international Brown family football for Argentina?
became a Tommy Walker footballer he was a champion sprinter?
despite being an Australian,
played both professional Walter Cornock football and first-class cricket for English teams?
despite being born in
Harlow, England, qualified to play for the Alex Stavrinou Cyprus youth football team through his father's Cypriot heritage?
despite making his national team debut in 1924,
footballer remains the only player to represent James Mitchell England while wearing spectacles?
footballer 's only season with Freddie Bunce Highlands Park FC, they won South Africa's 1964 National Football League?
Watford's top scorer as they won the Southern League in , professional 1914–15 footballer continued working as a George Edmonds printer?
England football defenders and Arthur Melmoth Walters Percy Melmoth Walters (pictured) were known as " Morning" and " Afternoon" in allusion to their initials?
before becoming a full-time professional
footballer at the age of 21, worked as a Mike Bickle milkman?
before becoming a professional
footballer, had deserted from the Bob Jefferson Royal Navy?
between 1970 and 1976, former Spanish-Argentine
footballer and manager was part of three Spanish league championships and two Spanish cup-winning squads?
Juan Carlos Touriño in
1946, Welsh international footballer became the first player to score for both sides in an Bert Turner FA Cup Final?
in September 1924,
scored five goals in a Jack Fowler football match for Swansea Town against Charlton Athletic, which remains the club record for most goals in a match?
Groruddalen BK football team finished third in their league in 2007 and had the league top scorer, but lost their coach and all players save two, facing relegation and liquidation in 2008?
football club never lost a home game in the Trawden Forest FA Cup?
teen film will include scenes shot at the 2010 Amors Baller Norway Cup, one of the world's largest football tournaments?
the career of
association football player was ended after he was accidentally shot in the eye by teammate Mark Maley John Oster with an air gun?
was formed in 1956 after the Friends of Cathedral Music Provost of Southwell Minster abolished Saturday choral services to allow the choir men to watch local Association football matches?
was formed in 1933 when the FC St. Pauli rugby department club's complete 6th XI switched codes from football to rugby union?
, a German Eimsbütteler TV football club, failed to advance in the national championship finals in 1934 and 1935 despite beating the later champion, FC Schalke 04, in both years?
Essex derby football match did not take place for 15 years?
, a German FC Büsingen football club formed in 1924, had a nut tree in its playing field penalty area until 1927, when it was cut down?
the early career of
Mauritian- Norwegian footballer was halted due to Caleb Francis racist abuse?
the fine of £175,000 handed to
Arsenal F.C. in 2003 after the was a record for English Battle of Old Trafford football?
footballer left Morten Knutsen Odd Grenland due to persistent injury problems, he joined FK Arendal, only to immediately sustain another injury?
joined Bobby Folds Gillingham F.C. in 1966, he became the club's first ever apprentice-professional footballer?
when transferred from
Lincoln City to Leicester City for £27,500 in 1954, English footballer was said to be "afraid of the responsibility of living up to such a big price tag"?
Andy Graver with the inception of the
in 1938, clubs from outside of Gauliga Ostmark Vienna were for the first time permitted to take part in Austria's premier football division?
what is thought to have been the first ever properly floodlit
association football match in the United Kingdom took place between two non-league teams, and Ashton National Hyde United, in December 1932?
the winning cup for the
of European club champion football is now kept by the final winners?
the game between
FC Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich on in the 23 April 1945 , ending 3–2, was the last official Gauliga Bayern football game played in Nazi Germany?
the sports club
, with a former Skeid top-level football team, has also won the Norwegian league in bandy?
the television series
documented the return of former Use It or Lose It association footballers Niall Quinn and Ronnie Whelan to their respective youth teams?
is the administrative organisation responsible for monitoring the accounts of professional Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion football clubs in France?
, a Victorian Birmingham Charity Cup football trophy, featured engravings of a football match and of "the poor and sick succoured by the heavenly spirit"?
players from the
FK Sørøy Glimt football team were caught in a doping case, a rare occurrence in Northern Norwegian football?
footballer spent nearly a decade with hometown club Andy Bell Blackburn Rovers, without making a single first-team appearance?
footballer James Caine 's son also played professionally?
football player featured in the football-themed film Nevin Saroya ?
Mean Machine over 100 former
footballers called on President Paul Biya to stand in the ?
2004 Cameroonian presidential election only three out of 32
football matches in the Third Round of the were played on their scheduled day because of the FA Cup 1962-63 Big Freeze of 1963?
in a 16-year career, English
footballer played for 14 different clubs?
Bob Hutchinson in the initial
Anglo-Italian Cup football tournaments, one point was awarded for every goal scored?
football team in Berlin was declared the winner of the in 1969 because the Berlin Cup penalty shootout was not yet introduced and the finalists were unable to schedule a re-match after a draw?
footballer made over one hundred appearances for Dean Clark Northwood F.C.?
footballer holds a Gareth Risbridger UEFA 'B' Pro Licence coaching badge and is also a qualified referee, as well as working as a greenkeeper at Wycombe Heights Golf Club?
England amateur footballer, , became a Leonard Dawe crossword compiler for newspaper and in 1944 was interrogated on suspicion of The Daily Telegraph espionage in the run-up to the D-Day landings?
German football club , founded in 1923, is a club of the Dansk Gymnastik Forening Flensborg Danish minority of Southern Schleswig?
Luxembourgian football club FV Stadt Düdelingen won the German in 1942 and went on to the German championship finals, losing 0–2 to Gauliga Mittelrhein FC Schalke 04?
between Franconian derby 1. FC Nuremberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth is the most played football match in Germany with over 250 games between the two sides?
football game between and the Offenburger FV SC Freiburg on lasted for over three hours?
28 March 1920 the
football club Ulf-Sandnes altered its name to Sandnes Ulf to accommodate the merger partner ?
Sandnes FK several
French international footballers have played for , including FC Versailles Thierry Henry, Jérôme Rothen and Hatem Ben Arfa?
football club makes its debut in the 2009 season, aiming to become the best club in Drammen FK Drammen after Strømsgodset IF?
football club were expelled from their Stålkameratene league in 1997, only to score 153 league goals the next year?
footballer transferred from Barrie Thomas Scunthorpe United to Newcastle United in January 1962, attendances at Scunthorpe's home games dropped by 20%?
a branch of
Exeter City Supporters' Trust members helped finance 's contract at the James Norwood football club, paying £19 per month?
Brazilian footballer won the 1988 Bobô Campeonato Brasileiro Série A before playing three games for the Brazil national team in 1989?
Eastbourne Borough is the fifth football club for which and Jean-Michel Sigere have played together?
English footballer came close to losing an eye in 1996 when he stumbled into a tree during a training session and was hit in the face by a branch?
English footballer played professionally until he was 46, making him the sixth oldest player to have appeared in a Tom Holford Football League match?
Bradford City footballers and Geoff Smith each played more than 200 consecutive appearances for the club during the 1950s?
Bishop Auckland F.C. was the only football club to in three consecutive seasons?
win the FA Amateur Cup
footballer is the only Tommy Magee West Bromwich Albion player to have won both a League Championship medal and an FA Cup winners' medal with the club?
footballer had only made three appearances for Tony Hawksworth Manchester United's reserve team when he made his Football League debut, but never played another League match?
Bangladesh football goalkeeper made his international debut at the age of 18?
English former footballer was David Hamilton Wigan Athletic's first ever full-time scout?
England's is the oldest Tom Brittleton footballer ever to play a competitive match for Sheffield Wednesday?
Swedish-Norwegian television host is the daughter of Swedish singer Kristin Kaspersen Lill-Babs and Norwegian football goalkeeper Kjell Kaspersen?
Scottish footballer was a modern-languages graduate who acted as translator when John Cushley Celtic F.C. attempted to sign Real Madrid striker Alfredo Di Stéfano in 1964?
Scottish footballer scored for five different teams in Kevin Bremner the Football League during the 1982–83 season?
Scotland international football defender played as a Alex McLintock goalkeeper during his time at Burnley?
Norwegian footballer scored the first league goal for the club Jostein Grindhaug FK Haugesund?
Manchester United gave Stockport County a freezer full of ice cream in exchange for the transfer of footballer in May 1927?
World Cup winning soccer player once played drums in a carnival band?
Georgian footballer won five consecutive Georgi Kiknadze league championships with Dinamo Tbilisi?
Justin Fashanu was the first professional association football player to ?
come out as gay
footballer had an operation to remove his appendix after being taken to hospital following his substitution in a game for Stephen Brackstone York City in December 2002?
footballer , who played for Sid Storey York City from 1947 to 1956, drove the open top bus that paraded the York team after winning the 1983–84 Fourth Division championship?
footballer used to place a rolled-up Abe Hartley cigarette behind his ear prior to kick-off and then smoke it in the changing room at half-time?
footballer was named Andy Leaning man of the match following York City's 3–1 extra time defeat at Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round in 1986, with his performance being described as "heroic"?
footballer was the first player to score four goals in a Arthur Wolstenholme Third Division North match?
footballer had a metal plate inserted in his forehead following an injury received in the Arthur Wood First World War, and was never again able to head the ball?
football champion Romualdas Marcinkus (pictured) was the only Lithuanian pilot to serve in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War?
football midfielder was nominated for an informal Evan Berger Australia Day award by his local council for representing Australia in the national under-20 team?
association footballer played both for and against the Mikkel Diskerud United States national youth team in the spring of 2008?
association footballers and Jimmy Willis Steve Finnan are the only players to have scored in the top five divisions of English league football?
football manager led two clubs to victory in the Yvon Pouliquen French Cup Final and relegation from the top division in consecutive seasons?
footballer scored in each of the seven games that Barry Hutchinson Weymouth played in January 1965?
footballer , whose nickname was "the Ginger Billy Ingham Pelé", worked as a bus driver after retiring?
footballer worked in an James Constable undergarment lining factory while playing as a semi-professional?
footballer scored the fastest recorded goal in John Hewitt Scottish Cup history, timed at 9.6 seconds?
footballer was signed by Johnny Warsap Gillingham F.C. after he played against the club for a team representing the Royal Berkshire Regiment?
footballer suffered a dramatic decline in form, which ultimately ended his professional career, after being involved in a car crash in which a team-mate died?
footballer scored on his début against Henry Martin Liverpool and again the next day against their neighbours Everton?
footballer was nearly prevented from making his début for Graham Lewis Belper Town F.C. when the referee and assistant referee failed to spot his name on the team sheet?
footballer was the last player to captain the original Bob Wilson Accrington Stanley club in a professional match?
footballer was born in Bud Houghton Madras to an Anglo-Indian family who migrated to England in 1947 when India gained independence from British rule?
footballer 's professional career ended when he collided with a dog on the Chic Brodie playing field?
South African played Jean-Michel d'Avray football in England and Holland before becoming the last ever National Soccer League Coach of the Year in Australia?
Spanish footballer was the first person to win the Paco Bienzobas Pichichi Trophy, awarded to the top scorer in La Liga?
, General Secretary of the Sidney Weighell National Union of Railwaymen, played professional football with Sunderland for two seasons as an inside left?
, the father of William Bambridge England Football international was a member of the Charles Bambridge Te Waimate mission, New Zealand who became official photographer to Queen Victoria?
was the Willie Groves first footballer to be transferred for £100 or more?
was listed by the Willie McCartney newspaper as the 22nd greatest Sunday Herald Scottish football manager of all time, even though he never won a major trophy?
is the only British Seth Burkett footballer to currently play professionally in Brazil?
was offered a Samuel Clucas soccer scholarship in the United States after studying sports development at Lincoln College?
became the youngest Reuben Noble-Lazarus footballer in the Football League when he came on as a substitute in Barnsley's 3–0 defeat to Ipswich Town in 2008?
Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium, Washington & Jefferson College's combined lacrosse, baseball, and soccer facility, is the largest continuous artificial playing surface in the world?
is the only Sam Cowan footballer to have represented Manchester City in three FA Cup finals?
, a Kevin Reiman MLS footballer for Real Salt Lake, helped Maryland U. win an NCAA title, then transferred after their addition of Robbie Rogers?
football clubs entering have fewer points deducted in the administration Premier League than in the Football League because they play fewer games?
Kerry-Ann Booth, the girlfriend of
footballer Greg Young (pictured), did not see him on the losing side of a game for Halifax Town for the first four years of their relationship?
footballer once taunted opponents in an international match by playing Jim Baxter keepie uppie during the game, and that he described his style as "treating the ball like a woman"?
Glasgow-born railway engineer, , was responsible for revolutionizing the way John Harley Uruguay played football?
steam-powered portable engine (example pictured) drove the dynamo for the first floodlit football match in the UK in 1878?
has been described as the first Gigi Peronace football agent in England?
football manager led both Horst Buhtz Dortmund and Nuremberg to the Bundesliga promotion playoffs, but was dismissed each time before the matches took place?
footballer did not receive his 1953 Brian Punter FA Youth Cup runners-up medal until some 56 years later?
footballer scored the first goal at the opening of Fred Geary Everton's new Goodison Park stadium in August 1892?
, who was the first foreigner to Bob Bootland coach a football club in India, arrived in the country on holiday and never left?
began his career as a professional Peter Sanders association football player, switched to playing rugby union, and has subsequently spent forty years running a baseball club?
, when John Percival headmaster of Rugby School, gained the nickname "Percival of the knees" because he was concerned about "impurity" and insisted that boys secure their football shorts below the knee with elastic?
, an English Bob Matthewson footballer and referee, was recently portrayed in the 2009 film ?
The Damned United
only played for one professional club during his entire Bobby Cowell football career ( Newcastle United)?
shares his name with Brian Statham an England international cricketer and was himself a talented schoolboy cricketer, but opted to pursue a career in professional football?
was one of only three Christ Bongo Congolese footballers to score in final qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup?
became the first Alan Mullery England association football player to be sent off in a full international match during the 1968 European Championship semi-final against Yugoslavia?
Welsh footballer played in three different divisions of the Roy Clarke Football League in three consecutive matches?
Swiss athlete introduced Georges de Regibus association football to Bulgaria in 1894 as a sports teacher in Varna?
Uruguayan footballer ' father was a Vladas Douksas Lithuanian shopkeeper?
Uruguayan won South American championships in both Isabelino Gradín football and track and field athletics?
was a Curtis Woodhouse professional boxer while still playing professional football for Rushden & Diamonds?
, who starred in Dean Holness football television drama and film Dream Team , played professional football for Mike Bassett: England Manager Southend United?
was the first ever Hapoel Tayibe Arab football club to play in the top division in Israel?
hosted the first Hibernian Park football international match played in Edinburgh, Scotland?
was responsible for the earliest recorded case of Jack Hillman match fixing in football?
rejected a chance to play international Gus Hurdle football for Barbados to help Crawley Town in their relegation match against Dorchester Town, saying it was the "bigger game"?
played for Frank Loughran the Socceroos at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, scoring a goal in the first game his adopted country of Australia ever played in Olympic soccer?
became the youngest Derek Forster Sunderland footballer to have made a first team appearance when he was 15 years 185 days old?
invented the Donald Colman football dugout in the 1930s while working as coach of Aberdeen?
originally worked as a Frank Allen coal miner before becoming a professional footballer at the age of 24?
amateur footballer is in the Lee Todd for the quickest Guinness Book of World Records sending off in a match, playing for just two seconds?
More interesting facts on Association football
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Question 1: Silver goal was used in ________.
Question 2: FIFA, the sport's world governing body, defines the sport as association football in its statutes, [53 ] but the term most commonly used by FIFA and the [54 ] ________ is football.
Question 3: What is Association football's union called?
Question 4: Which of the following is used in Association football?
Question 6: The sport also exacerbated tensions at the beginning of the [23 ] Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, when a match between Dinamo Zagreb and ________ devolved into rioting in March 1990.
Question 7: Which of the following teams did Association football play for?
Question 8: The [44 ] ________ took place in Germany; in 2010 it will be held in South Africa.
Question 9: The rules of football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863, and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time, specifically ________.
Question 10: The original format contained 12 clubs from the [15 ] Midlands and the ________.