Football Quiz Questions About Defenders

Palm Art Chug - An ex Manchester United defender.

  • Paul McGrath

'Rehabs Renamed' - A defender who scored a winning goal in a World Cup final. Identify the anagram.

  • Andreas Brehme

'In the agile snob' - Ex Wigan defender. Identify the anagram.

  • Leighton Baines

'If clean brains' - An ex Southampton defender. Identify the anagram.

  • Francis Benali

In this year, an England World Cup winner resigned as a manager, a Liverpool legend left the club for the second time, and a future Manchester United central defender made his debut.Identify the year and three individuals.

  • 1996
  • Alan Ball
  • Ian Rush
  • Rio Ferdinand

In the 1989/90 season, Liverpool signed two defenders from Fiorentina and Carlisle United, and sold another to Leeds United. Name them.

  • Glenn Hysen
  • Jim Beglin
  • Steve Harkness

I am a mainly a central defender who played for two Premier League clubs between 2009 and 2014. I also played in Holland, Spain and Germany, and also played in a World Cup Final. Who am I?

  • John Heitinga

My main position is a defender. Between 2002 and 2016, I played for three Premier League clubs, joining one on a free transfer. I won the Premier League twice over an eight year period and have also played at three different World Cups. Who am I?

  • Kolo Toure

I am the highest scoring defender in the history of football and I have managed in the Premier League. Who am I?

  • Ronald Koeman

I was a defender who was born in 1971. I played and have managed in both England and Scotland. As a player, I never won an international cap for my country. One of the clubs I played for won the European Cup in the 1960s. Who am I?

  • Alan Stubbs

Between 2008 and 2015, I had three management spells in the Premier League (either full time or caretaker). As a player, I was a defender by trade. In the 1990s, I was promoted to the top flight on three occasions. I was also an FA Cup runner up in 1997. Who am I?

  • Nigel Pearson

I am a defender who was born in December 1985 and I made my Premier League debut in 2006. I am a Premier League, League Cup, Champions League and Europa League winner. The year I won the Champions League, the other team I had played for in the same season was relegated from the Premier League. I played in three games at the 2014 World Cup. Who am I?

  • Gary Cahill

I was a defender who was born in London in 1965. During my career, I played for three clubs - two in England and one in Italy. I won 59 England caps. I won the league cup twice - once in the 1980s and once in the 1990s. They were my only two major honours that I won in my career. Who am I?

  • Des Walker

As of May 2017, John Terry was the all time leading Premier League goalscorer for a defender (41 goals). Name the other fifteen defenders who have scored twenty or more Premier League goals.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Dan Petrescu
  • David Unsworth
  • Gary Cahill
  • Ian Harte
  • John Arne Riise
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Julian Dicks
  • Leighton Baines
  • Matt Elliott
  • Robert Huth
  • Sami Hyypia
  • Sol Campbell
  • Stuart Pearce
  • William Gallas

I was born in 1954. I was a defender by trade and played for two clubs during my career. I won seven league titles as a player along with 42 caps for my country. I am not a traditional manager but took charge of a Premier League team for 153 days in a caretaker role. Who am I?

  • Phil Thompson

I was born in 1962 and I was a defender by trade. I won 78 England caps and I scored in an FA Cup Final. I played in the Premier League with three clubs and I have also managed in the Premier League. Who am I?

  • Stuart Pearce

I captained my country in a semi final, thirty years after I was born. By trade, I was a defender who made 669 career apperances. I am a multiple Premier League and FA Cup winner. I have also managed in England and abroad. Who am I?

  • Tony Adams

I was born in 1973 and I was a defender by trade. During my career, I played in Holland, England and Germany and I won 105 caps for my country. I won the FA Cup twice and also the Champions League. I later went on to manage in England after I had retired. Who am I?

  • Sami Hyypia

I was born in 1984 and I am a central defender by trade. I have three Premier League winner's medals for two different clubs. I played in the 2006 World Cup. Who am I?

  • Robert Huth

I was born in 1965 and was a defender by trade. I captained my country at the 1998 World Cup. I also won 51 caps for my country. I am a Premier League winner and I also played for another club who won the Premier League after I retired in 2003. Who am I?

  • Colin Hendry