Spanish Football Quiz
Try out the following game, and test your knowledge on Spanish football
Spanish football: Question 1
Which Spanish football club did David Villa join after Zaragoza?
a. Sporting Gijon
d. Deportivo de La Coruna
Spanish football: Question 2
Which year did Spain win their first FIFA World Cup?
Spanish football: Question 3
Who among the following Spanish footballers, scored the goal that helped Spain beat Germany 1-0 to progress to the 2010 FIFA World Cup final?
a. Carlos Puyol
b. David Silva
c. Andres Iniesta
d. Fernando Torres
Spanish football: Question 4
How many times has Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey cup (in 2012)?
Spanish football: Question 5
How many clubs play in the La Liga, the highest level in the Spanish football league system?
Spanish football: Question 6
Seydou Keita plays for FC Barcelona. Which country does he come from?
Spanish football: Question 7
Which year did Real Sociedad win their first and only Copa del Rey cup?
Spanish football: Question 8
Which of the following English team did Xabi Alonso play for between 2004 to 2009?
b. Manchester City
Spanish football: Question 9
On 15 November 2011, who became Spain's most capped player?
a. Xavi Hernandez
b. Iker Casillas
c. Raul Gonzalez
d. Carles Puyol
Spanish football: Question 10
Three of the following Spanish football clubs have never been relegated from the top flight of Spanish football. Which one has been relegated?
b. FC Barcelona
c. Real Madrid
d. Athletic Bilbao
Answers to the Spain soccer quiz:
Spain soccer: Answer 1
David Villa who currently plays for Barcelona started his football career at Sporting Gijon in 1999. In 2003 he was signed by Real Zaragoza. Villa joined Valencia in the summer of 2005, where he stayed until 2010, making 166 appearances for Valencia and scoring 108 goals.
Spain soccer: Answer 2
Spain national football team has won the FIFA World Cup just once in 2010. Having beaten Germany, one of the team speculated to win the cup, Spain played Netherlands in the Final. Four minutes of extra time, Andres Iniesta scored the lone goal from a pass given by Cesc Fabregas.
Spain soccer: Answer 3
Spain proceeded to the 2010 FIFA World Cup final by defeating Germany 1-0. The goal was scored by Carlos Puyol in the 73rd minute with a powerful header from a corner taken by Xavi. This was the first time that Spain were going to the final of the World Cup.
Spain soccer: Answer 4
Real Madrid, one of the most successful club in Spain has won the Copa del Rey cup 18 times. The first win was during the 1905 season. They won the cup in 2010-11 season by defeating their rivals FC Barcelona 1-0 in extra time. Real Madrid had defeated the defending champions Sevilla in the semifinal.
Spain soccer: Answer 5
Primera Division which is commonly known as La Liga is the highest soccer division in the Spanish football league system. La Liga consists of 20 teams, which play each other once at home and once away in every season. At the end of the season, the three lowest teams on the table are relegated to Segunda Division. The top three teams on the other hand, qualify for the group stages of UEFA champions league.
Spain soccer: Answer 6
Seydou Keita is a Malian football player who plays as a midfielder for Mali national team and FC Barcelona. Keita was born on January 16, 1980 in Bamako, Mali. He joined Barcelona in 2008 from Sevilla.
Spain soccer: Answer 7
Real Sociedad has won Copa del Rey cup only once in 1987, the 83rd staging of the cup. They played Atletico Madrid in the final. Both teams scored two goals in 90 minutes, prompting for penalties where Real Sociedad scored in 4 penalties while Atletico Madrid score only in two.
Spain soccer: Answer 8
Xabi Alonso only played for one club in England: Liverpool. After spending his early football career at Real Sociedad from 1999 to 2004, Xabi Alonso signed a contract with Liverpool alongside Luis Garcia from Barcelona. He played for Liverpool from 2004 to 2009 making a total of 143 appearances and scoring 15 goals.
Spain soccer: Answer 9
Iker Casillas who plays as a goalkeeper in both Real Madrid and Spain national football team, is the most capped Spanish soccer player with 127 appearances since 2000, an appearance above Andoni Zubizarreta who played for the Spain national team from 1985 to 1998.
Spain soccer: Answer 10
Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the only three clubs in Spain who have never been relegated from the top flight of Spanish football.