Sporting Christmas

Published: Monday 19th November 2018A free sports quiz with a Christmassy theme.
  1. In which English city did the first inter-club football match take place on Boxing Day 1860?
  2. Which snooker player, a world champion on eight occasions in the 1950s and 60s, died aged 75 on Christmas Day 1998?
  3. Born on Christmas Day 1984, which cricketer is England's highest test run scorer?
  4. Who defeated Sweden over Christmas to win the 1986 Davis Cup final?
  5. Which famous British football manager's playing career was finished after an injury on Boxing Day 1962?
  6. Which horse on Boxing Day 2011 became the first to win the King George VI Chase on five occasions?
  7. Which former professional footballer and now sports pundit known as "Kammy" was born on Christmas Day in 1957?
  8. Which two countries contested the first ever cricket Test match to be played on Christmas Day in 1951?
  9. In which year did the famous Christmas Day football match take place in No Man's Land in WW1?
  10. Which Premiership side did Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus make his debut in January 2017?
  11. Which Christmas sounding horse won the Derby, the Irish Derby and the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 1964 to become Racehorse of the Year?
  12. Which England cricketer born on Christmas Eve 1932 became in 1968 the first to appear in 100 test matches for his country?
  13. In which year did the England First Division produce 66 goals from the ten matches held on Boxing Day?
  14. Who became the first African American to win the World Heavyweight championship by defeating Tommy Burns on Boxing Day 1908?
  15. The last ever English football League match to take place on Christmas Day was between Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers, in which year did it take place?
  16. Which horse won the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day 1986 at a starting price of 16 to 1, the first of four victories in the race?
  17. The longest ever NFL game lasting 82minutes 42 seconds took place on Christmas Day 1971. which team did the Miami Dolphins defeat that day?
  18. Which Scottish midfield player who captained his country for four years and was awarded the MBE in 2001 was born on Christmas Day in 1964?
  19. Of which American sport has televised Christmas Day matches become a tradition since 1947?
  20. Which English centre forward played for Everton on Christmas morning 1940 before turning out for Tranmere in the afternoon?
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