Football acrostic quiz: 10 questions

The first letters of the answers to the first 9 sport questions spell out the name of a famous football player and manager. When the answer is a player, whether the first letter of the surname or first name are to be used in the acrostic is not stated.

  1. What football team are known as the eternal rivals of Olympiakos?
  2. Who is the only person to have scored a hat-trick in all four divisions of the English football league, the FA Cup, the League Cup and an international match (as of 2018)?
  3. Which country does former Sheffield United, Bury and Celtic player Colin Kazim-Richards represent internationally?
  4. Which player, who kept goal for Tottenham between 1989 and 1996, was the first Norwegian to play in the Premier League in 1992 and the first Norwegian to win the FA Cup in 1991?
  5. What word precedes Oviedo and Zaragoza to give the name of two teams currently playing in the Spanish Second Division?
  6. Which Brazilian was voted Player of the Tournament at the 1994 World Cup?
  7. What part of the game was officially added to the FA rulebook in 1897, and has since become common in major tournaments, though it is not used in the Football League Trophy, or any match of the Copa America or Copa Libertadores bar the finals?
  8. As of 2018, which is the largest country (by population) never to have been represented by a player in the Premier League?
  9. Who scored the most goals for the hosts at the 2018 World Cup?
  10. Which football player and manager’s name is spelt out by the first letters of the first nine answers?

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  1. What football team are known as the eternal rivals of Olympiakos?
    A: Panathinaikos
  2. Who is the only person to have scored a hat-trick in all four divisions of the English football league, the FA Cup, the League Cup and an international match (as of 2018)?
    A: Robert Earnshaw
  3. Which country does former Sheffield United, Bury and Celtic player Colin Kazim-Richards represent internationally?
    A: Turkey
  4. Which player, who kept goal for Tottenham between 1989 and 1996, was the first Norwegian to play in the Premier League in 1992 and the first Norwegian to win the FA Cup in 1991?
    A: Erik Thorsvedt
  5. What word precedes Oviedo and Zaragoza to give the name of two teams currently playing in the Spanish Second Division?
    A: Real
  6. Which Brazilian was voted Player of the Tournament at the 1994 World Cup?
    A: Romario
  7. What part of the game was officially added to the FA rulebook in 1897, and has since become common in major tournaments, though it is not used in the Football League Trophy, or any match of the Copa America or Copa Libertadores bar the finals?
    A: Extra time
  8. As of 2018, which is the largest country (by population) never to have been represented by a player in the Premier League?
    A: India
  9. Who scored the most goals for the hosts at the 2018 World Cup?
    A: Dennis Cheryshev
  10. Which football player and manager’s name is spelt out by the first letters of the first nine answers?
    A: Peter Reid

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