Category Archives: Football

The 2018 Sports History Chronicle Quiz of the Year

Here are a series of questions on some of the notable events in sport in 2018 with some emphasis given to British sport. It is divided into sections. Some questions are pretty easy but others are much trickier. Good luck … Continue reading

Posted in Football, Olympic Games, Quizzes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Greatest Women Footballers of All-Time and My All-Star Team

With the recent women’s World Cup having just concluded it seems like a good time to examine who are the greatest women footballers in history. Women’s football has only been a major international sport for the last thirty years or … Continue reading

Posted in All-time Greats, Football | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

English Football – Most Appearances in PFA Teams of The Year

Updated to include the PFA Player of the Year 2017/8 award  and the team of the year. There have been five players who have won the award twice (Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry and Gareth Bale). This … Continue reading

Posted in Football | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

How TV Fails To Reflect The Magic of the FA Cup

The 4th round of the FA Cup at the weekend produced some great upsets. Luton won at Norwich, Oldham beat Liverpool, MK Dons thrashed QPR.  You could have seen the Oldham win live on ITV but the other games were … Continue reading

Posted in Football | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Football:FA Cup Finals

The Football Association Challenge Cup, the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, organised by and named after The Football Association (the FA). It is the oldest existing football competition in the world having commenced in the … Continue reading

Posted in Football, Records | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Football: Olympic Games -Records

MEN Football has been held at every modern Olympic Games except 1896 and 1932. Most wins 3  Hungary 1952,1964,1968 2 Great Britain 1908,1912 ( a team from Great Britain – Upton Park FC – won in 1900)  Uruguay 1924,1928    USSR … Continue reading

Posted in Football, Olympic Games, Records | Tagged | Leave a comment

Euro 2012 Football

The European Football Championships (Euro 2012) begin in Warsaw with co-hosts Poland being held to a 1-1 draw by Greece and both sides ending the game a man short. Russia make an impressive start by defeating the Czech Republic 4-1. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Football | Tagged | Leave a comment