Goaaaallllllll! While not England’s national sport, soccer nevertheless plays an important role in English sporting culture. With references to the game going back to the 12th century the modern game took form in the late 19th century. Today’s popularity of English football is evidenced by the fact that the Premier League attracts the highest total attendance of all football leagues throughout the world! Come and find out what it’s all about with our English Football (Soccer) Trivia Playing Cards. Are you aware of the following? Paul Gascoigne is one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. Capped 57 times for England, ‘Gazza’ began his football career with Newcastle United in 1985. A prankster at heart, Gascoigne once imitated the Swedish Chef on The Muppet’s Show when he attempted to demonstrate his fluency in Danish to the president of Denmark’s FA. Also at the height of ‘Gazzamania’ he performed the song ‘Fog on the Tyne’ with British folk/rock group Lindisfame which reached #2 in the UK Top 40. The following appears among the Questions & Answers. Q: Who was the first European Footballer of the Year? 1. Matt Busby 2. Stanley Matthews 3. Don Revie 4. Brian Clough A: Stanley Matthews became the first player to be awarded European Footballer of the Year in 1956 at the age of 41 and was also the first footballer to be knighted and the only player knighted while still playing football. Matthews played at the top level until he was 50 years old when he was playing for Stoke City. Test your English football knowledge with our 54 Questions & Answers and pick up insightful facts and information about your favorite players and teams in our English Football (Soccer) Trivia Playing Cards double deck. Comes in two individual packages of 54 cards each.
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