Football quiz: international caps

By Guardian sport
The cap given to Bobby Moore when England played France at Hillsborough in 1962.
The cap given to Bobby Moore when England played France in 1962. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA
  1. Which two European male players have won the most international caps?

    1. Dino Zoff and Gianluigi Buffon

    2. Lothar Matthäus and Thomas Müller

    3. Jari Litmanen and Eidur Gudjohnsen

    4. Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo

  2. Which of these defenders won the most caps for England?

    1. Gary Cahill

    2. Gary Pallister

    3. Gareth Southgate

    4. Gary Stevens

  3. Who is the only man to have won more than 100 caps for Wales?

    1. Gareth Bale

    2. Neville Southall

    3. Chris Gunter

    4. Ian Rush

  4. Jermain Defoe won 57 caps for England. In how many of those games did he play the full match?

    1. Two

    2. Six

    3. 10

    4. 14

  5. Who is the most capped male player from one of the home nations?

    1. Kenny Dalglish

    2. Pat Jennings

    3. Steven Davis

    4. Peter Shilton

  6. Which male England outfielder won the most caps without ever scoring a goal?

    1. Gary Neville

    2. Bobby Moore

    3. Ashley Cole

    4. Sol Campbell

  7. Kristine Lilly is the most capped footballer in history. How many times did she play for the United States?

    1. 199

    2. 231

    3. 287

    4. 354

  8. Which of these forwards scored more international goals than he won caps

    1. Gerd Müller

    2. Pelé

    3. Gabriel Batistuta

    4. Marco van Basten

  9. Which of these Premier League managers won an international cap as a player?

    1. Mikel Arteta

    2. Steve Bruce

    3. Ralph Hasenhüttl

    4. Claudio Ranieri

  10. Who won seven England caps without ever starting a match?

    1. Carlton Cole

    2. Stewart Downing

    3. Andy Cole

    4. Kieron Dyer

  11. Fara Williams is the most capped English footballer in history, having represented her country 179 times. What makes that achievement even more impressive?

    1. She did not make her debut until she turned 21

    2. She retired on her 30th birthday

    3. She was homeless for seven years at the start of her career

    4. She also made 16 caps for the England hockey team


1:D - The former Real Madrid teammates have won 180 caps each., 2:A - Gary Cahill won 61 caps for England – nearly twice as many as Jack Charlton. , 3:C - Gunter has won 104 caps for Wales. He is still waiting to score his first goal for them. , 4:A - He came on as a substitute 35 times and was withdrawn 20 times, completing just two full games in his England career. He was even taken off in the game when he became the first England player to score a hat-trick at the new Wembley., 5:C - Shilton made 125 appearances, making him the most capped England player of all time. Davis has made 128 appearances (and counting) for Northern Ireland, making him the most capped British player of all time. , 6:C - Cole won 104 caps without ever scoring for England., 7:D - Lilly had an incredible international career. She made 354 appearances for the US between 1987 and 2010, scoring scored 130 goals and winning two World Cups and two Olympic gold medals. , 8:A - He scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for West Germany., 9:C - Hasenhüttl played eight times for Austria, scoring three goals. Arteta played for Spain's Under-16s, Under-17s, Under-18s and Under-21s but never won a full international cap – despite the best efforts of Fabio Capello when he was England manager., 10:A - Cole was on the pitch for 127 minutes during his seven-game England career., 11:C - It's an incredible story. We interviewed Fara about the story of her life a few years ago if you want to know more.


  1. 11 and above.

    You are world class

  2. 1 and above.

    Oh dear. Stick to club football

  3. 2 and above.

    Oh dear. Stick to club football

  4. 3 and above.

    Oh dear. Stick to club football

  5. 4 and above.

    Oh dear. Stick to club football

  6. 5 and above.

    A fine score. Well played

  7. 6 and above.

    A fine score. Well played

  8. 7 and above.

    A fine score. Well played

  9. 8 and above.

    You are world class

  10. 9 and above.

    You are world class

  11. 0 and above.

    Oh dear. Stick to club football

  12. 10 and above.

    You are world class

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