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Title: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:06:30
Oddly, I'm not sure we've ever had one of these, have we? OK, here's one to kick it off:

My boy just asked me who's played for the most clubs, so I asked the internet. Now the answer might not be definitive across world football at all levels, and it does carry the rider that while he was on the books of 29 clubs, he only actually turned out for 20. He only ever played in England and Scotland.

Without looking it up, can anyone tell me who it is?


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:08:04
Fola?


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:12:03
Claridge?


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:12:04
Fola?

Not even close. Small clue with each wrong answer. He played in the Prem.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:13:36
Does it include loan moves? If so Trevor Benjamin is well known for racking up a serious number of clubs


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:14:13
Claridge?

Ooh good effort, just clawed off the line. He's apparently second!


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:14:43
Was a toss up between Benjamin and Fola for me.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:15:35
Ooh good effort, just clawed off the line. He's apparently second!
Theres still time, he is still playing I think ;)


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:16:30
Dave beasant?


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:16:47
Does it include loan moves? If so Trevor Benjamin is well known for racking up a serious number of clubs

Another storming performance: he comes in equal third with sixteen.

Remember the winner didn't appear at several of the clubs he signed for...


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:17:09
Marcus Bent had a few clubs?


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:20:27
Gabbiadini?


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:21:21
I did just google it and was a little surprised TBH but he was round a while ;)


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:21:36
Was a toss up between Benjamin and Fola for me.

Actually I shouldn't have shot you down for Fola. Apparently 20 clubs including lots of non-league, which puts him well up there.

The winner played across four decades!


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:24:55
Dave beasant?

Only 16 apparently.

The winner has a tenuous link to Siouxsie and the Banshees.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:27:19
Marcus Bent had a few clubs?

Are you lot psychic? Equal third on the list I consulted.

You're peppering shots onto bar and post, but you haven't beaten me yet.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:28:57
Based on needing to have played for 22 years I thought keeper, John Burridge of West Ham in the prem, but he must have "played" for loads of clubs.  He was in his 40's when he retired.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:29:50
He may even had made a Stanley Matthews stab at being in his 50's?


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:30:41
Gabbiadini?

A measly 11.

Our winner won the Anglo-Italian cup in 1971 and the League Cup in 1977!


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:35:12
Based on needing to have played for 22 years I thought keeper, John Burridge of West Ham in the prem, but he must have "played" for loads of clubs.  He was in his 40's when he retired.

We have a winner. Debuted for Workington in 1967, played for Man City in the Prem in 1994-95, making him the Prem's oldest player, at 43. Nicknamed Budgie (as was also the Banshees drummer). Retired in 1997 as player-manager of Blyth Spartans.

Your prize is +1 karma point from me and the grudging admiration of the TEF masses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burridge


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:37:29
Never would have got that, mostly before my time really.  Good game though.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:52:06
We have a winner. Debuted for Workington in 1967, played for Man City in the Prem in 1994-95, making him the Prem's oldest player, at 43. Nicknamed Budgie (as was also the Banshees drummer). Retired in 1997 as player-manager of Blyth Spartans.

Your prize is +1 karma point from me and the grudging admiration of the TEF masses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burridge

Only because Reg wasn't playing!


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 18:55:14
Only because Reg wasn't playing!

Ah yes. So that's why we never did one of these before.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 10:55:44
Has top flight English football been played on Christmas Eve before? I seem to remember it happening in the last 20 years. My Dad thinks not.


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 11:09:51
Oddly, I'm not sure we've ever had one of these, have we? OK, here's one to kick it off:

My boy just asked me who's played for the most clubs, so I asked the internet. Now the answer might not be definitive across world football at all levels, and it does carry the rider that while he was on the books of 29 clubs, he only actually turned out for 20. He only ever played in England and Scotland.

Without looking it up, can anyone tell me who it is?

Jefferson Louis has 37 clubs...


Title: Re: Footy trivia
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10:07:07
Has top flight English football been played on Christmas Eve before? I seem to remember it happening in the last 20 years. My Dad thinks not.

Found my own answer!

"The last Premier League game to take place on Christmas Eve was in 1995, when Leeds beat Manchester United 3-1."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41677955