Argentine Football Quiz

Try out the following quiz and test your knowledge on Argentinian Soccer. Enjoy!

Diego Armando Maradona - Boca Juniors

Argentine football: Question 1
Which club did Diego Maradona end his football career at?

a. Boca Juniors
b. Barcelona
c. Sevilla
d. Newell's Old Boys.

Argentine football: Question 2
How many times has Club Atletico River Plate, commonly known as River plate, won the Primera Division (in 2011)?

a. 18
b. 33
c. 27
d. 16

Argentine football: Question 3
Who among the following retired Argentine soccer players scored the most goals for Argentina during his football career?

a. Daniel Passarella
b. Diego Maradona
c. Luis Artime
d. Gabriel Batistuta

Argentine football: Question 4
Which Spanish club did Ariel Ortega play for from 1997 to 1998?

a. Real Madrid
b. Valencia
c. Barcelona
d. Athletic Bilbao

Argentine football: Question 5
Which among the following awards didn't Lionel Messi win in 2011?

a. Bravo Award
b. FIFA Ballon d'Or
c. FIFA World Player of the year
d. La Liga Player of the Year

Argentine football: Question 6
Argentina won its first FIFA world cup in 1978. Which team did they defeat in the final match?

a. Brazil
b. Italy
c. Netherlands
d. Peru

Argentine football: Question 7
Who among the following Argentinean footballers, won the FIFA Young Player of the Year in 2007?

a. Sergio Aguero
b. Lionel Messi
c. Carlos Tevez
d. Maxi Rodriguez

Argentine football: Question 8
Who is the current most capped Argentine soccer player for Argentina national football team?

a. Javier Zanetti
b. Diego Maradona
c. Javier Mascherano
d. Roberto Ayala

Argentine football: Question 9
Oscar Ruggeri was an Argentine footballer who played as a defender. How many times did he represent Argentina in the world cup during his football career?

a. Two
b. One
c. Three
d. Four

Argentine football: Question 10
What is the name of Boca Juniors home ground stadium?

a. Estadio Lanus
b. Estadio Juan Domingo Peron
c. Estadio Ciudad de La Plate
d. Estadio Alberto J. Armando

Answers to the Argentinean soccer quiz:

Argentinian soccer: Answer 1
Boca Juniors

Diego Maradona who is a retired Argentine football player is considered as one of the greatest soccer player of all time. He started his senior football career at Argentinos Juniors in 1976. From 1981 to 1982 he played for Boca Juniors before signing for Barcelona and then to Napoli in 1984. The transfer fees to Barcelona and the one to Napoli, made him the only player in football history to set world record football transfer fees two times. After Napoli, Maradona also played for Sevilla and then Newell's Old Boys, before ending his club career at Boca Juniors in 1997.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 2

River Plate is one of the most successful soccer clubs in Argentina. Although they won their last domestic title in 2008, they have won the Primera Division 33 times. River Plates' rivals are Boca Juniors and the matches between them are known as Superclasico.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 3
Gabriel Batistuta

Batistuta who spent most of his club football career at Fiorentina in Italy, is the Argentina's all-time leading goal scorer. He played a total of 78 national team matches and scored 56 goals. He represented Argentina in 3 FIFA world cups. Batistuta is followed by Hernan Crespo and Diego Maradona in second and third positions respectively in goal scoring positions.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 4

Ariel Ortega played for Valencia from 1997 to 1998. Before then, he was playing for River Plate from 1991 to 1996. Ortega who plays as an attacking midfielder has also played in: Fenerbahce of Turkey, Parma and U.C Sampdoria both from Italy, and Newell's Old Boys of Argentina.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 5
Bravo Award

Lionel Messi won many awards in 2011. Currently playing at Barcelona, Messi has won 5 La Liga titles and three Champions League so far. In the year 2011, Messi won the following awards: FIFA Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, La Liga Player of the Year, Copa del Rey top goalscorer, LFP Best Player, and UEFA Champions League top goalscorer. The Bravo Award (most outstanding young European footballer) was won by James Rodriguez of FC Porto in 2011.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 6

The 1978 World Cup was the 11th staging of the tournament, and was held in Argentina. The host nation beat the Netherlands 3-1 in the final after extra time. This was the first time that Argentina won the FIFA World Cup in their history, becoming the 5th team to be both the host and the world champions at the same time.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 7
Sergio Aguero

In 2007, Sergio Aguero won the FIFA Young Player of the Year. This was after his great performance at the 2007 under 20 World Cup in Canada. In that tournament he also won the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 8
Javier Zanetti

Zanetti is the most capped player for Argentina having played 145 matches for his national team. During those appearances he has scored 5 goals. Zanetti is followed by Roberto Ayala in second position and Diego Simeone in third position.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 9

Oscar Ruggeri is one of the most successful defenders in Argentina. He started his football career at Boca Juniors and played with Maradona and won the title in 1981. During his career, Ruggeri represented Argentina in 3 FIFA World Cups and was the captain for Argentina in the final 2 games in 1994 World Cup.

Argentinian soccer: Answer 10
Estadio Alberto J. Armando

Boca Juniors is based in LA Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The home ground of Boca is called Estadio Alberto J. Armando.