Football in 2016 - Leicester, Allardyce, Southgate and more: test how much you remember

Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate

So another year-long ride on footballer’s rollercoaster is over and for every player and club who’s had a year to remember, another has had one to forget.

But how much do you recall about some of the games and characters that made the footballing headlines in 2016? It’s just for fun, although you can tweet your 15 A, B or C answers toi @stevebone1 if you like.

The answers are at the bottom of this page.

1 When Bognor’s home FA Trophy tie with Altrincham was threatened by a frozen part of the pitch, what saved the day? A Car engines; B A mini south-coast heatwave; C Hot water from the tea urns in the boardroom.

2 What was the outcome of the 2015-16 League Cup final? A Liverpool beat Man City on penalties; B Man City beat Liverpool on penalties; C Man City beat Liverpool thanks to extra time.

3 We all know Leicester won the Premier League last season but who was second? A Arsenal; B Spurs; C Man City.

4 Who scored the opening goal in the 2016 FA Cup final? A Jesse Lingard B Juan Mata C Jason Puncheon

5 Who did Pompey lose to in the League Two play-off semi-final in May? A Accrington; B AFC Wimbledon; C Plymouth.

6 Who scored England’s first goal at Euro 2016? A Daniel Sturridge; B Dele Alli; C Eric Dier.

7 Who scored Wales’ first goal at Euro 2016? A Hal Robson-Kanu; B Gareth Bale; C Aaron Ramsey.

8 After Iceland had beaten England in the round of 16 at the Euros, who knocked them out in the next round? A Portugal; B France; C Germany.

9 Who provided the opposition for Sam Allardyce’s one match as England manager? A Slovakia; B Slovenia; C Ukraine.

10 How many days did Allardyce serve as England boss? A 67; B 72; C 77.

11 Brighton lost assistant manager Colin Calderwood to which club a few weeks ago? A MK Dons; B Newcastle; C Aston Villa.

12 How old is the new England manager Gareth Souhtgate? A 44; B 46; C 48.

13 Who are the current leaders of the National League South? A St Albans; B Maidenhead; C Ebbsfleet.

14 How many Sussex sides are there in division one south of the Ryman League this season? A 2; B 3; C 5.

15 As far as the Premier League goes, what will be unusual about this Thursday (December 29)? A Ticket prices will be reduced to £10 for all matches; B Only day in a run of 10 days with no Prem matches; C Coloured boots will be banned in all matches played.

Quiz devised by Steve Bone

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Answers - 1 A 2 B 3 A 4 C 5 C 6 C 7 B 8 B 9 A 10 A 11 C 12 B 13 B 14 C 15 B