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British Sport Trivia

Can you answer these questions from the world of British sport?
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First submittedJuly 30, 2015
Last updatedOctober 24, 2015
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Globally, who is by far the most famous British sportsman? (former sportsman technically)
David Beckham
At what stadium do Manchester United play?
Old Trafford
In which Scottish town would you find the "Old Course"?
St. Andrews
Besides tennis, what sport is played at Wimbledon?
Croquet
Which Scottish Highland Game involves throwing a giant pole?
Caber Toss
What is the term for a batter scoring 100 runs in a single inning of cricket?
Century
What is the nickname of the English football team?
The Three Lions
What are the two main types of rugby?
Rugby League
Rugby Union
What sport has one white ball, 15 red balls, and 6 coloured balls?
Snooker
Who are Britain's winningest Formula One constructor?
McLaren
What is the biggest stadium in London?
Wembley
Who is the only British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936?
Andy Murray
Which sport is governed by Queensbury rules?
Boxing
At what Olympic event did royal granddaughter Zara Philips win a silver medal?
Equestrian
Who was the captain of England's 1966 World Cup team?
Bobby Moore
Which Universities participate in the annual Boat Race?
Oxford
Cambridge
In what town are the Derby Stakes held?
Epsom
In what event does Paula Radcliffe hold the world record?
Marathon
At what sport did Phil Taylor win 16 world championships?
Darts
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level 72
Jul 30, 2015
Cool that you slipped in a cricket question :) Whereas in baseball a you have a batter in an inning, in cricket you have a batsman in an innings!
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level 76
Nov 28, 2015
Of course there had to be a cricket question. What sport belongs more on a British Sport quiz?
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level 78
Aug 1, 2015
Must be a generation thing but David Beckham is not the most famous athlete in my mind. Roger Bannister, Daley Thompson, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Henry Cooper and a host of others are more famous to me.
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level 77
Oct 24, 2015
Never heard of any of them after Beckham.
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level 42
Oct 25, 2015
Guessing you aren't British, maybe you'd get away with not knowing the first two but the rest are household names here.
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level 72
Oct 24, 2015
surprised bannister and best didn't make it....best has a fricking airport named after him
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level 75
Oct 24, 2015
I did well enough on this quiz (missed 3), but I've never heard of any of those people. I know of George Best, but mostly for his off-the-field behaviour, and I think he was referenced in The Office.
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level 27
Oct 24, 2015
I'm from this generation and i was thinking Chris Hoy and Steve Redgrave who have won the most olympic medals. I would not say that David Beckham is the most famous. He wasn't even a particularly good footballer
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level 49
Oct 24, 2015
Beckham is also famous across the world though
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level 43
Oct 25, 2015
"Most famous" questions always annoy me, but "by far the most famous" is getting ridiculous. There's no point responding to a Brit pointing out 5 other sportspeople with greater legacies and longer lasting fame in Britain by saying "never heard of them"- it doesn't make them right or wrong, it just highlights the flaw in the question. I could ask "which is by far the most famous Led Zeppelin song", and 90% of people would get the answer I'm looking for first go, but it doesn't make it "correct".
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level 74
Oct 25, 2015
Agreed. Beckham has been a good envoy for English soccer but there are numerous UK sports personnel who have achieved far more. Didn't even think of Beckham.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2015
Absolutely. Too subjective.
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level 73
May 21, 2017
I think it's quite clear. Famous=well-known, how many people have heard of him. It has nothing to do with quality ...
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level 70
Jul 3, 2017
Spot-on, HighFi. "By far" is beyond the pale. I thought of Charlton, Moore, Best and Banister before I dumbed it down and thought in Harry Potter/Pokémon terms....and then immediately went to Beckham.

As JetPunk demonstrates so often, if it happened more than 25 years ago, it doesn't count.
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level 70
Jul 3, 2017
Oh, and I was born and raised in Jersey. NEW Jersey. As in, USA.
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level 76
Oct 25, 2015
Kind of surprised that Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell (the Olympic runners in the movie, Chariots of Fire) weren't brought up in this discussion.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2015
"most famous" is subjective. Questions should be measurable.
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level 68
Oct 27, 2015
I went for Charlton and Best first and I'm American (but a heavy Man United fan).
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level 73
Jun 23, 2017
Agree it is a bad question - I immediately thought of Best and I don't even like football
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level 55
Feb 27, 2018
Can not agree more - David Beckham was famous for more things off the football pitch than on it - absolute joke of a question.
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level 66
Jun 29, 2018
I agree with all of those, RogerM
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level 67
Aug 23, 2015
I'll go along with you RogerM, and add Stanley Matthews, Mo Farrah and as you say a host of others before Beckham (I do like Beckham) I also think that Soccer (Football) is played at Wimbledon (but not at the Tennis Courts)
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level 77
Oct 24, 2015
Never heard of them, either. Being good or likable doesn't make one famous.
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level 73
Sep 19, 2018
Yes, but similarly being known by you when those others aren't doesn't make someone the "most famous" either. It's just a bad question, which has been pointed out lots of times now
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level 78
May 27, 2019
stanley matthews gave his name to the matthews move which is one of the two moves everyone playing football around the world learns in football training (the other being the cruyff move).
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level 59
Oct 24, 2015
My first answer was football, question just says Wimbledon which is more than just the tennis club but a place in itself.
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level 43
Oct 24, 2015
But AFC Wimbledon don't actually play in Wimbledon (until their new stadium is built) they play in Kingston.
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level 72
Oct 29, 2015
There is also a dog racing/speedway track in Wimbledon ;-)
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level 69
Apr 3, 2018
Wimbledon FC currently play at MIlton Keynes but they will return home soon - next season I believe
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level 76
Oct 10, 2015
You might want to specify that it's the American definition of athlete... I kept trying track and field people, and ran out pretty quickly.
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level 58
Oct 24, 2015
absolutely, agree
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2015
Changed "athlete" to "sportsman"
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level 43
Oct 19, 2015
You've worded this for youself, not other people. 'Sportsperson', not athlete - David Beckham never competed in athletics. "Equestrian" isn't an event.
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level 60
Oct 24, 2015
Equestrian is the name used by the Olympics movement.
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level 58
Oct 24, 2015
Equestrian is the category, like track and field. The actual event she won was for Eventing (dressage,cross country and show jumping scores combined). If you typed eventing you would have got the point but i think for the sake of correctness this should be the answer displayed.
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level 72
Oct 24, 2015
missed 3
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level 70
Oct 24, 2015
Facepalmed myself for not getting David Beckham. He may be the most famous British sportsman, but the "by far" must be an American notion.
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level 45
Oct 24, 2015
Come onnnnn horse riding should work And everyone shh, David Beckham is basically the most famous Englishman of all time
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level 45
Oct 24, 2015
but I also agree the use of the word athlete is confusing
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level 49
Oct 24, 2015
Beckham?
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level 48
Oct 27, 2015
"By far the most famous" might be an easy question for foreigners but for Brits lots of options come to mind. Especially difficult given it didn't give a time period they were active, nor their sport.
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level 28
Oct 29, 2015
Yep. The Beckham question is ridiculous. Might as well ask, "Who does the question setter think...."? Facts in quizzes, please, not opinions.
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level 72
Oct 29, 2015
Since it's a British quiz, please don't use the word winningest!
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level 67
May 7, 2017
Beat me to it. FFS it's a "British" quiz can we at least use the English language properly? "Winningest" IS NOT A WORD. Try 'most successful' perhaps!?
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level 73
Sep 19, 2018
It's a word that I hate but it is used a lot by US sports commentators and, while you might not like it, it is now a real word unfortunately.

On an American site.
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level 58
May 30, 2016
Just a couple of points; I know winningest is a widely used word in American sport, but as we are talking about a British team, any chance of using 'most successful'? Also I'm no horse racing fan, but I think the Derby is known in the UK just as the Derby, not the Derby Stakes.
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level 47
Jan 6, 2017
The first question is very subjective.
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level 73
May 21, 2017
There are many objective ways to measure worldwide popularity though. Marketing Earnings, opinion polls, lists of influential people, facebook likes etc.
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level 73
Sep 19, 2018
In which case the question should specify which metric is being measured
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level 47
Jan 6, 2017
For winningest I read as most wins as winningest is a word that replace a word that exists i.e. most wins. sorry for my spelling of winningest if it is wrong. Also as a BRITISH quiz it should be changed.
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level 40
Jun 28, 2017
Damn, I put dressage :(
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level 70
Jul 3, 2017
Zara Phillips' last name had 2 L's in it.
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level 39
Dec 15, 2017
Didn't know the wimbledon one, I kept trying greyhounds and football hahahaha :D
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level 55
Feb 8, 2019
Andy Murray is only British when he wins. If he loses he is Scottish. Beckham was my first answer as he played in four different countries and of course he is even more famous because he is married to that "singer"