Test Your Premier League Knowledge With This True or False Quiz

Tom Gott
Sunderland v Newcastle United
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A lot has happened since the Premier League began in 1992. We've had memorable games, goals, incidents and a whole lot more.

The question is: how much of it do you remember?

Here are ten true or false questions for you to wrap your head around. No cheating.


1. Blackburn Rovers Won the 1st Premier League Title

We all know that Blackburn lifted the trophy early on, but did that success come in the 1992/93 season?

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LIVERPOOL V BLACKBURN / Getty Images/Getty Images

FALSE

Blackburn had to wait a few years before their success came along. It was in the 1994/95 season that Rovers got their hands on the trophy, stopping Manchester United - the winners of the first competition - lifting the trophy for a third consecutive time.


2. Alan Shearer Is the Competition's Top Scorer

Across his time with Blackburn and Newcastle United, Alan Shearer bagged goal after goal after goal, but did he score enough to take him to the top of the charts?

Newcastle United v Sunderland Premier League 1997
Newcastle United v Sunderland Premier League 1997 / Stu Forster/Getty Images

TRUE

Of course it's true. During his time as a player, Shearer found the back of the net no less than 260 times, a whopping 52 strikes more than second-placed Wayne Rooney.


3. Eric Cantona Scored the 1st Hat-Trick in League History

More than 100 different players have netted three or more goals in a single Premier League game, but was the iconic Eric Cantona the first man to manage the feat?

CANTONA MANU
CANTONA MANU / Chris Cole/Getty Images

TRUE

Indeed he was. On August 25, 1992, Cantona led Leeds United to a 5-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, but instead of celebrating like the arrogant superstar we came to love, he flailed his arms around and pulled out some dance moves you'd expect from your dad after a drink or two.


4. Xabi Alonso Scored the Longest Goal in League History

September 2006 saw Liverpool's Xabi Alonso embarrass Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper by lobbing him from well inside his own half. Was it the longest goal ever scored?

Liverpool v Newcastle United
Liverpool v Newcastle United / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

FALSE

Alonso's strike was only 63 yards out. The winner of this award is actually former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, who fired home from 102 yards against Bolton Wanderers in January 2012, although the wind probably deserves most of the credit.


5. Steven Gerrard Made More Appearances Than Frank Lampard

Eternally compared by fans around the world, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard's careers often go hand in hand, but did the Liverpool hero make more league appearances than his Chelsea counterpart?

England v Algeria: Group C - 2010 FIFA World Cup
England v Algeria: Group C - 2010 FIFA World Cup / Lars Baron/Getty Images

FALSE

He did not. Gerrard managed 504 appearances in the Premier League, racking up 121 goals and 70 assists, but it's Lampard who takes this one. The Chelsea man managed 611 outings with 177 goals and 118 assists.


6. Thierry Henry Joined Arsenal From Monaco in 1999

Arsène Wenger reunited with Thierry Henry at Arsenal in 1999, but was it Monaco to whom the boss paid £11m for Henry's services?

Striker Thierry Henry holds up his shirt with the
Striker Thierry Henry holds up his shirt with the / SINEAD LYNCH/Getty Images

FALSE

Wenger brought Henry through at Monaco, but the forward actually left France to join Juventus in early 1999. However, after the move didn't work out, Wenger pounced to land Henry's signature later that year.


7. Kevin Philips Was the 1st Premier League Player to Win the European Golden Shoe

Some of the most prolific goalscorers in history have shone in the Premier League. Was Sunderland's Kevin Philips the first man from the league to score enough to lift Europe's Golden Shoe award?

Kevin Phillips of Sunderland
Kevin Phillips of Sunderland / Michael Steele/Getty Images

TRUE

Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez all followed in Philips' footsteps. The Englishman plundered 30 goals in the 1999/00 season to win the award, and it was not until Henry's victory in 2004 that another Premier League player did so.


8. Wayne Rooney is the Competition's Youngest Ever Goalscorer

We were all told to 'remember the name' after seeing a 16-year-old Wayne Rooney net his first Premier League goal against Everton in October 2002. Has anyone younger ever scored in the league?

Wayne Rooney of Everton
Wayne Rooney of Everton / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

FALSE

At 16 years and 360 days old, Rooney did become the youngest scorer at the time, but he didn't hold the record by the end of that season. James Milner broke it in December 2002, but his record was later broken by Everton's James Vaughan who, at the age of 16 years and 271 days, found the back of the net against Crystal Palace in April 2005.


9. Roman Abramovich Bought Chelsea in 2004

We all know that Chelsea didn't exist before Roman Abramovich bought the club, so when was that? 2004?

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FBL-ENG-PR-CHELSEA-SUNDERLAND-TROPHY / BEN STANSALL/Getty Images

FALSE

The 2004/05 season saw Chelsea win their first Premier League title of the Abramovich era, but the Russian billionaire actually arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2003. He flashed a little bit of his cash, but it wasn't until José Mourinho arrived in 2004 that things went up a notch.


10. There Have Been 10 Different Players Who Won the Premier League With 2 Different Clubs

Winning the Premier League with one team is hard enough. How many players have pulled it off with two different clubs? 10?

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FBL-ENG-PR-CHELSEA-SUNDERLAND-TROPHY / BEN STANSALL/Getty Images

TRUE

Are you ready? Here they come...

Henning Berg (Blackburn & Manchester United), Nicolas Anelka (Arsenal & Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Arsenal & Chelsea), Gaël Clichy (Arsenal & Manchester City), Carlos Tevez (Manchester United & Manchester City), Robert Huth (Chelsea & Leicester City), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea & Leicester City), N'Golo Kanté (Leicester City & Chelsea), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City & Manchester City).

Owen Hargreaves did not qualify for a winner's medal at Manchester City after playing just once all year, so he doesn't make the cut.


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