Quiz of the sporting year 2009



FOOTBALL

1) Name the four English divisional champions in 2009.

2) Which clubs finished bottom of their respective leagues?

3) Which teams won promotion through the play-offs?

4) Name the three beaten play-off finalists.

5) Which club finished bottom of the Scottish Third Division in May 2009?

6) Name the four 2009 divisional champions of Scotland.

7) Who finished as the leading English marksman in the Barclays Premier League with 16 goals at the end of the 2008/2009 season, behind Nicolas Anelka and Cristiano Ronaldo?

8 ) Name the beaten semi-finalists in the 2009 FA Cup.

9) Which Dublin club won the 2009 Irish Premier League title?

10) Which two teams contested this year’s UEFA Cup final in Istanbul, the last before it became the Europa League?

11) Name the referee Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed was ”not fit” after a 2-2 draw with Sunderland in October, comments which landed him with a £20,000 fine and a touchline ban.

12) Who won the 2009 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley?

13) Name the winner of the 2009 PFA Players’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.

14) Which team were crowned the 2009 Nationwide Conference champions?

15) Who beat Aberystwyth Town to retain the Welsh Cup?

16) Where was the 2009 Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona played?

17) Who was the first manager to lose his job during August 2009?

18) Who was the first Barclays Premier League manager to leave his post this season?

19) Name the goalscorers in England’s 5-1 win over Croatia at Wembley during September, which booked a place at the 2010 World Cup finals.

20) Which Arsenal player scored the goal which knocked out the Republic of Ireland following Thierry Henry’s controversial handball during the second leg of their World Cup play-off against France in Paris?

21) David Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy were beaten on penalties by which team in the final of the 2009 MLS Cup?

22) In November, Scotland manager George Burley was sacked following the failed World Cup qualification campaign. Name the two countries the Scots beat in competitive action during their ill-fated Group Nine campaign this year.

23) Who were the goalscorers in Wales’ 2-0 win away against Liechtenstein, watched by a crowd of only 1,800, in their final qualifier in October?

24) Northern Ireland lost at home during September to which country – a result to all but end their hopes of a first World Cup since 1982?

25) Arsenal striker Robin van Persie went to Serbia to try which unusual medical treatment on his injured ankle?

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CRICKET – THE ASHES

26) Name the venues for the five Ashes Tests this summer.

27) Who was England’s leading wicket-taker in the series?

28) Captain Andrew Strauss hit how many runs, including a top score of 161, in his five Tests against Australia – 385, 474 or 501?

29) Which bowler claimed five wickets for 92 runs as England won the second Ashes Test by 115 runs, on what would turn out to be his final appearance at the famous London ground?

30) Name the player who finished top of Australia’s batting averages, with 448 runs.

CRICKET – GENERAL

31) Which county this year won the Twenty20 Cup and NatWest Pro40, were finalists in the Friends Provident Trophy – but ended up being relegated in the LV County Championship?

32) Who was the winning captain in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 final at Lord’s?

33) Name the team which won the 2009 Indian Premier League, held in South Africa because of security concerns.

34) Name the 2009 winners of the County Championship – Division One and Two.

35) Which former England Test batsman ended the summer as the leading domestic run scorer with 1,817?

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RUGBY UNION – INTERNATIONAL

36) Who was Lions’ ‘Player of the Series’ against South Africa last summer?

37) How many games did RBS 6 Nations champions Ireland lose during 2009 – two, one or none?

38) Which three countries each won three and lost two of their Six Nations matches?

39) Name the player who, in only his second Test, kicked all of Ireland’s 15 points during their famous victory over world champions South Africa at Croke Park, Dublin.

40) Which was the only southern hemisphere nation England beat during their three November Tests?

RUGBY UNION – GENERAL

41) Name the finalists in the 2009 Heineken Cup, played at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

42) Which Harlequins player was at the centre of the ”Bloodgate” saga this season – which eventually led to director of rugby Dean Richards receiving a three-year ban?

43) Which team won the 2009 EDF Energy Cup?

44) Who finished bottom of the 2008-09 Guinness Premiership table?

45) Job Centre worker Stuart Tinner did what during the half-time interval of Saracens’ game against South Africa at Wembley to win a £250,000 prize?

RUGBY LEAGUE

46) Name the 2009 ‘Man of Steel’.

47) Who won the Harry Sunderland Trophy as the man of the match in the Engage Super League Grand Final?

48) Which former Great Britain coach was appointed as the new coach of Super League wooden spoonists Crusaders RL?

49) Which Australian player scored a hat-trick of tries against England, for the second successive year, during the 2009 Gillette Four Nations final?

50) Who finished top of the Super League tryscoring chart, with 33 in all competitions?

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GOLF – THE MAJORS

51) Name the winners of the four Majors in 2009.

52) Which veteran rolled back the years to lead The Open heading into the final hole at Turnberry, only to eventually lose a play-off by six shots?

53) Which English rookie golfer tied with Lee Westwood for third place at Turnberry?

54) American David Duval, the former world number one, was ranked where when he finished joint second at the US Open in June – 750, 800 or 882?

55) Who said about whom during The Open: ”We do sometimes call him a bit of a drama queen”?

GOLF – GENERAL

56) Who beat Tiger Woods at the Accenture Match Play, his first event back from an eight-month injury lay-off?

57) Woods withdrew from his own tournament following a low-speed car crash outside his home. What was the tournament called?

58) Who was named The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year after a season which culminated in him being crowned Europe’s Number One golfer for the second time?

59) Which Scottish golfer won the LPGA Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes during August?

60) Whose record did Danny Lee take when he became the youngest-ever winner on the European Tour in February?

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TENNIS -WIMBLEDON

60) Which American player ended British number one Andy Murray’s hopes of Wimbledon glory in the semi-finals?

61) What was significant about the fourth-round match between Amelie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina?

63) Who was the only other Briton, apart from Murray, to make it through to the second round at SW19?

64) Name the Russian duo beaten in their respective singles semi-finals by the Williams sisters.

65) Roger Federer won the 2009 Wimbledon title. How many singles titles has he now won at the All England Club?

TENNIS – GENERAL

66) Federer reached the final of every Grand Slam in 2009, but apart from Wimbledon, which other did he win?

67) How did Murray controversially exit the end-of-season Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 in London?

68) Who won the 2009 Davis Cup final, with a 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic?

69) Great Britain will now play which country in next season’s Davis Cup after relegation to Europe/Africa Zone Group II following defeat to Ukraine?

70) Name the winner of the season-ending WTA Sony Ericsson Championships.

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FORMULA ONE

71) New world champion Jenson Button won six of the first seven grands prix of 2009 – but where was the one race he did not win in that run, and where did he finish?

72) Other than Button, there were another five different winners of grands prix in 2009. Name them.

73) Which six drivers failed to score a point in the 2009 Formula One season?

74) Mark Webber scored his first victory in F1 in the German Grand Prix, but how many races did it take him to break his duck – 130, 150 or 180?

75) Britain’s Lewis Hamilton suffered a woeful first half of 2009 in the defence of his title before winning again in Hungary. How many points had Hamilton collected in the first nine races of the season prior to his victory at the Hungaroring?

ATHLETICS – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

76) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set a new world record of what time as he stormed to 100m glory – 9.65, 9.58 or 9.55 seconds?

77) Name Britain’s gold medalists in Berlin.

78) British runner Lisa Dobriskey claimed silver in which track event?

79) Britain claimed silver and bronze in which relay events?

80) Which South African athlete was a controversial winner of the women’s 800m title?

US SPORTS

81) Name the winners of the 2009 NBA Finals who beat Orlando Magic in the best-of-seven series.

82) Which team won the NFL Super Bowl XLIII, played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida during February?

83) New York Yankees beat which side to win the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series?

84) The 2009 NHL Stanley Cup was contested between which two teams?

85) Name the two franchises which played a regular-season NFL match at Wembley Stadium during October.

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BOXING

86) Britain’s David Haye beat which giant fighter to claim the WBA world heavyweight title?

87) What bizarre incident happened during the middleweight bout between Paul Samuels and Cello Renda at Fenton Manor Sports in November?

88) Manchester fighter Ricky Hatton lost to which Philippines boxer in their IBO light welterweight clash in Las Vegas?

89) Marco Antonio Barrera, Andriy Kotelnik & Dmitriy Salita were opponents for which British fighter during 2009?

90) Which European city hosted the 2009 AIBA World Championships?

RACING

91) Which 100-1 shot won the 2009 Grand National at Aintree?

92) Which Irish trainer guided Sea The Stars to victory in the 2,000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe?

93) Name the winner of the 2009 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

94) Who was this year’s champion flat jockey?

95) Which former champion jockey returned to action earlier this year following an 18-month drugs ban?

GENERAL

96) Who was the 2009 World Superbike champion?

97) Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor beat which Dutchman to claim his 12th PDC World Darts Championship during January?

98) Which famous glamour model took part in the 2009 Badminton Horse Trails?

99) Name the players who contested this year’s World Snooker Championship final in Sheffield.

100) The 2009 BDO Embassy World Darts Championship, held at Lakeside, Frimley Green, was won by which Englishman?

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