Mark the return of the Premier League with this tricky 25 question quiz

Monday, 15th June 2020, 4:42 pm
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 4:43 pm
Sergio Aguero's Manchester City will resume their defence of the title when they face Arsenal on Wednesday night (Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero's Manchester City will resume their defence of the title when they face Arsenal on Wednesday night (Getty Images)

A ball hasn’t been kicked in English football since Leicester City trounced Aston Villa 4-0 back in March, but thankfully the Premier League is set to return.

There's just hours to go until Sheffield United take on Aston Villa on Wednesday night, setting off a festival of football with 92 fixtures to be played in a short space of time.

If you can’t wait until then, take our fiendishly difficult Premier League quiz featuring trivia from the league’s thrilling 28 year history.

Questions

1. Manchester United have won the Premier League 13 times, more than any other side – which club have the second most titles with 5?

2. Of the league’s current 20 managers, who’s the longest reigning

3.The top transfer fee received by a Premier League club is £106m – who was the player?

4. Which Tottenham player finished top scorer in the league’s first ever season?

5. What’s the most goals scored by one player in a single Premier League season?

6. Only one African player has been named player of the season in the Premier League’s history – name him

7. Manchester United won the league in 1992/1992 – which two teams finishes 2nd and 3rd and clinched a place in Europe?

8. How many wins did Derby County record during the 2007/2008 season?

9. Which striker has played for the most Premier League clubs?

10. Who is the youngest goalscorer in the Premier League’s history?

11. Only one player has scored five goals in a single Premier League half – name him

12. What was strange about Darren Bent’s goal against Liverpool on October 17, 2009?

13. Which player has scored the most Premier League own goals?

14. The record Premier league attendance occurred during which fixture in the 2017/2018 season?

15. Who is the highest scoring non-English player in the league’s history?

16. Which goalkeeper has recorded the most clean sheets in the league’s history?

17. In an all-time Premier League table which side would finish bottom?

18. The first goal of the 19/20 Premier League season was an own goal – who scored it?

19. As things tand who is the league’s top scorer in the 19/20 season?

20. Which former Manchester City player is the most capped French player in the league’s history?

21. Which former Man City, Arsenal and Spurs player has been caught offside more than any other player in the PL’s history?

22. Who is the club captain of reigning league champions Man City?

23. Which player has been substituted more than any other player in the PL’s history?

24. Mario Balotelli recorded a Premier League assist on just one occasion – which teammate did he set up?

25. Three players born after the inception of the Premier League have scored hat-tricks – name them

Answers

1. Chelsea

2. Eddie Howe

3. Philippe Coutinho

4. Teddy Sheringham

5. 34 (Alan Shearer and Andy Cole)

6. Mo Salah

7. Aston Villa and Norwich CIty

8. 1

9. Marcus Bent

10. James Vaughan

11. Jermaine Defoe

12. His shot hit a beach ball.

13. Richard Dunne

14. North London derby

15. Sergio Aguero

16. Petr Cech

17. Swindon Town (they were relegated after just one season, finishing on 30 points)

18. Grant Hanley

19. Jamie Vardy

20. Sylvain Distin

21. Emmanuel Adebayor

22. David Silva

23. Ryan Giggs (134 times)

24. Sergio Aguero

25. Romelu Lukau, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling