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Squad number (association football): Quiz


Question 1: The goalkeeper Gilmar received the number 3, and ________ and Zagallo wore opposite winger numbers, 11 and 7, while Pelé was randomly given the number 10, for which he would become famous.
Brazil national football teamGarrinchaSócratesRonaldo

Question 2: When Sunderland signed Cameroon striker ________ on loan in 2002, he wanted the number 70, to indicate his birth year of 1970.
Patrick MbomaRigobert SongSamuel Eto'oLauren Etame Mayer

Question 3: An example of this being Celtic's ________, who, after the departure of former no.7 Maciej Żurawski, was given the squad number 7, a change down from 27.
Stephen McManusGordon StrachanBarry RobsonScott McDonald

Question 4: In the Football League, the number 55 has been worn by ________, for Crystal Palace,[15] and Dominik Werling, for Barnsley.
Ade AkinbiyiLee HughesNotts County F.C.Russell Hoult

Question 5: In 1993, the ________ switched to persistent squad numbers, abandoning the mandatory use of 1–11 for the starting line-up.
The Football AssociationIrish Football AssociationEngland national football teamScottish Football Association

Question 6: On occasion players have moved numbers to accommodate a new player, for example Chelsea's Paulo Ferreira moved from 20 to 19 to allow the incoming ________ to take the number when he arrived in 2008.
DecoCristiano RonaldoPortugal national football teamRicardo Carvalho

Question 7: FIFA rejected Argentina's plan, and the governing body's president, ________ suggested the number 10 shirt be instead given to the team's third-choice goalkeeper, Roberto Bonano.
MoroccoSepp BlatterAzerbaijanNational Olympic Committee

Question 8: In 2009, midfielder Dario Vidosic wore the number 101 while playing for the Australia national team in an ________ qualifier against Oman.
Asian Football ConfederationIraq national football teamJapan national football teamAFC Asian Cup

Question 9: Rubén Sosa wore number 100 for the 100th Anniversary of ________ on 14 May 1999.
Club Atlético Vélez SársfieldC.A. CerroRacing Club de MontevideoClub Nacional de Football

Question 10: Some players keep the number they start their career at a club with, such as Chelsea's ________, who has worn the number 26 since becoming part of the first-team squad.
Michael OwenFrank LampardSteven GerrardJohn Terry


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