Guess the player from their transfer history

by Dan Mobbs

Unexpected loan moves, controversial defections to local rivals, surprise moves abroad and even pushing remedies for erectile dysfunction are all documented in detail during a player’s career, but if only their transfer history is revealed, a world renowned international star can hide behind their simple, arduous, or unusual career path.

The club-by-club careers of stars from home and abroad, past and present are featured below and if you name all 50 puzzlers, the The Ball Game (1980) by Jimmy Greaves could be yours. Wanting to distance himself from the book’s central character, Greaves named him Jackie Groves and he’s damn successful with the ladies, as the book’s overture alludes to.

“Miss America said she preferred to be on top of me. I wasn’t arguing. My muscles were still aching after that evening’s match. I was content to lie back and let her do the work.

“She was kneeling with her thighs either side of my waist when the bedroom door swung open and four shapely female figures came in from the corridor. They were all wearing sheer nylon stockings. Over their faces.”

Congratulations to Andy for correctly answering all 50 puzzlers and winning the above smutty book. The competition has now closed, but this will remain live as a bit of fun, and there are plenty more to test yourself with here.

Good luck.


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1. Santos » Barcelona


2. Shrewsbury Town » Manchester City » Tranmere Rovers (loan) » Blackpool (loan) » Birmingham City (loan)


3. Ajax » Milan » Juventus » Barcelona (loan) » Inter » Tottenham Hotspur » Ajax » Crystal Palace » Barnet


4. Feyenoord » Arsenal » Manchester United


5. Santos » New York Cosmos


6. Aston Villa » Wolverhampton Wanderers » Watford » Walsall » Forest Green Rovers


7. Newcastle United » Tottenham Hotspur » Marseille » Sheffield Wednesday » Falkirk » Bradford City » Sunderland » Burnley » Torquay United » Worksop Town » Glapwell » Stocksbridge Park Steels


8. Bologna » Sampdoria » Lazio » Leicester City (loan)


9. Oviedo » Celta B » Celta » Rayo Vallecano » Swansea City


10. Ajax » Barcelona » Los Angeles Aztecs » Washington Diplomats » Levante » Ajax » Feyenoord


11. Gremio » Paris Saint-Germain » Barcelona » Milan » Flamengo » Atletico Mineiro


12. Carlisle United » Vancouver Whitecaps » Manchester United » Vancouver Whitecaps » Newcastle United » Liverpool » Everton » Newcastle United » Bolton Wanderers » Manchester City (loan) » Fulham » Hartlepool United » Melbourne Knights


13. Watford » Liverpool » Newcastle United » Charlton Athletic » Celtic


14. KB » Brondby » Lazio » Juventus » Barcelona » Real Madrid » Vissel Kobe » Ajax


15. Newell’s Old Boys » River Plate » Boca Juniors » Fiorentina » Roma » Inter (loan) » Al Arabi


16. Cerezo Osaka » Borussia Dortmund » Manchester United


17. Uniao Sao Paulo » Palmeiras » Inter » Real Madrid » Fenerbache » Corinthians » Anzhi Makhachkala


18. Cobh Ramblers » Nottingham Forest » Manchester United » Celtic


19. Argentinos Juniors » Boca Juniors » Barcelona » Napoli » Sevilla » Newell’s Old Boys » Boca Juniors


20. Standard Liege » Everton


21. Lazio » Ternana (loan) » Juventus » Napoli » Milan » Celtic » Sheffield Wednesday » West Ham United » Charlton Athletic » Lazio » Cisco Roma


22. Monaco » Juventus » Arsenal » Barcelona » New York Red Bulls » Arsenal (loan)


23. Leyton Orient » West Bromwich Albion » Real Madrid » Manchester United (loan) » Sporting Gijon (loan) » Marseille » Leicester City » Rayo Vallecano » Charleroi » Wimbledon » Rayo Vallecano


24. Hogaborgs BK » Helsingborgs IF » Feyenoord » Celtic » Barcelona » Helsingborgs IF » Manchester United (loan) » Hogaborgs BK


25. Nottingham Forest » Sampdoria » Sheffield Wednesday » Nottingham Forest


26. Ajax » Hamburger SV » Real Madrid » Tottenham Hotspur » Hamburger SV


27. Real Madrid » Schalke 04 » Al Sadd


28. Boca Juniors » Corinthians » West Ham United » Manchester United » Manchester City » Juventus


29. Hebros » CSKA Sofia » Barcelona » Parma » Barcelona » CSKA Sofia » Al-Nassr » Kashiwa Reysol » Chicago Fire » DC United


30. Toulon » RC Paris » Brest » Paris Saint-Germain » Newcastle United » Tottenham Hotspur » Aston Villa » Everton


31. Migty Barolle » Invincible Eleven » Africa Sports » Tonnerre Yaounde » Monaco » Paris Saint-Germain » Milan » Chelsea (loan) » Manchester City » Marseille » Al-Jazira


32. Partick Thistle » Watford » Celtic » Nantes » Rangers » Everton » Hearts » Falkirk » Kansas City Wizards


33. Rive Plate » Hellas Verona » Atalanta » Roma » Benfica » Boca Juniors » Atalanta » Dundee » Rangers » Qatar SC » Wembley


34. Herediano » Derby County » West Ham United » Manchester City » Malaga » Al-Gharafa » Herediano » Roario Central » FC Tokyo » Chicago Fire


35. Udinese » Portsmouth » Inter » Sunderland (loan) » Milan


36. Manchester United » Preston North End » Waterford United


37. Hayes » Queens Park Rangers » Brentford (loan) » Besiktas (loan) » Newcastle United » Tottenham Hotspur » West Ham United » Leicester City » Bolton Wanderers » Reading » Watford


38. Cruzeiro » PSV » Barcelona » Inter » Real Madrid » Milan » Corinthians


39. Nancy » Saint-Etienne » Juventus


40. Huddersfield Town » Manchester City » Torino » Manchester United » Manchester City


41. Welling United » Weymouth » Southampton » Norwich City » Chelsea » Aston Villa » Middlesbrough » West Bromwich Albion


42. Cannes » Bordeaux » Juventus » Real Madrid


43. Dynamo Kyiv » Shakhtar Donetsk » Manchester United » Everton » Fiorentina » Rangers » Manchester City (loan) » Southampton » Al-Hilal » Saturn Moscow Oblast » Krylia Sovetov


44. Paris Saint-Germain » Arsenal » Real Madrid » Paris Saint-Germain » Liverpool (loan) » Manchester City » Fenerbache » Bolton Wanderers » Chelsea » Shanghai Shenhua » Juventus (loan) » West Bromwich Albion


45. Workington » Halifax » Barrow » Sheffield Wednesday » Rochdale » Nottingham Forest » Blackpool » Shrewsbury Town » Norwich City » Wigan Athletic


46. Bayern Munich » New York Cosmos » Hamburger SV » New York Cosmos


47. Vicenza » Fiorentina » Juventus » Milan » Bologna » Inter » Brescia


48. Manchester United » Barcelona » Bayern Munich (loan) » Manchester United » Chelsea » Southampton » Everton » Blackburn Rovers


49. Pao de Acucar » FC Vilnius » LKS Lodz » Pau de Acucar » Bragantino » Corinthians » Tottenham Hotspur


50. Fareham Town » Bournemouth » Weymouth » Crystal Palace » Aldershot » Cambridge United » Luton Town » Cambridge United » Birmingham City » Leicester City » Portsmouth (loan) » Wolverhampton Wanderers » Portsmouth » Millwall » Weymouth » Brighton & Hove Albion » Brentford » Wycombe Wanderers » Millwall » Gillingham » Bradford City » Walsall (loan) » Bournemouth » Worthing » Harrow Borough » Weymouth » Gosport Borough

Image: Wikimedia Commons / Avalado por ley 11723

Tags: , , , , , Championship, League Two, Premier League

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Dan 10 July 2013 at 12:20pm

Test. For tips and red herrings drop me a line @threematchban on Twitter. Good luck.

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Phatmann 10 July 2013 at 1:02pm

A tough one but I managed to get them all pretty quickly. Old football shirts and old pictures of players I’m not great with but club history is my strong point.

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Andy 10 July 2013 at 1:03pm

Really a 48. Needed to cheat to get 41 and 45!!

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Jake 10 July 2013 at 1:41pm

Got there in the end, great quiz.

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Ciaran Weeks 10 July 2013 at 1:48pm

OMG that was totes easy. I dominated that bad boy brrrrap

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Andy Steel 10 July 2013 at 5:45pm

Love these quizzes. Struggled more with getting the spellings right than most of the questions on this one, though! Good stuff.

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Travis Newton 11 July 2013 at 1:07pm

37

I give up!!

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ben 12 July 2013 at 6:26pm

meeh wasnt great

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Andy Reed 12 July 2013 at 8:53pm

50/50 boom

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fhdkfkjdg 12 July 2013 at 9:32pm

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Snowy 12 July 2013 at 10:29pm

Getting there…

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Oliver Strauss 12 July 2013 at 10:29pm

So close. Good quiz. But for some reason it’s not allowing Paolo Di Canio for question 21, even though I checked it???

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Roger Sen 12 July 2013 at 10:41pm

answer to 21 is paolo di canio but its not accepting

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andrew 12 July 2013 at 10:43pm

Lots of fun

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AlexJD 12 July 2013 at 10:51pm

hier

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RayH 13 July 2013 at 12:52am

Woo i did it!

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John 13 July 2013 at 4:11am

Tough!

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Alex 13 July 2013 at 5:16am

It’s johan cruyff, not johann cruyff

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nic 13 July 2013 at 6:58am

completed

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Declan Kelly 13 July 2013 at 9:12am

It’s difficult not knowing the time period, especially for the more obscure clubs.

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d 13 July 2013 at 10:01am

ds

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paul 13 July 2013 at 10:51am

What a morning.

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franz 13 July 2013 at 1:50pm

Enjoyed that

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dan 13 July 2013 at 5:00pm

Most impressed myself by getting question 6. Good quiz. Brilliant prize.

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LulzKiller 14 July 2013 at 1:20am

Once you get in the right research, it becomes a whole lot easier.

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Eliott 14 July 2013 at 11:01am

Great quiz, had to get dad to help on the last few!

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Craig 15 July 2013 at 3:09pm

Job done

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Andy 16 July 2013 at 11:43am

Great quiz!

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Peter 16 July 2013 at 2:18pm

Easy….thanks Google!!

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a aa 16 July 2013 at 4:06pm

ga

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dilip shah 16 July 2013 at 4:10pm

some great ones in there!

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Mmmm 16 July 2013 at 10:54pm

Tough one

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Ally 17 July 2013 at 11:16am

Had to google some spellings (couldn’t spell kanchelskis 1st name for a start) and some of the Italian ones were just guessing famous Italian footballers, but eventually got to 49.

Had to google No.23 though. Before my time.

Superb quiz.

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Ben 17 July 2013 at 1:36pm

That was fun :-)

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Mark Hollinworth 18 July 2013 at 10:44am

Get more and more difficult

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R K 18 July 2013 at 4:13pm

Cheated on a few!

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Michael Classen 19 July 2013 at 6:08pm

Could have got more if I tried. Maybe.

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Mike C 19 July 2013 at 6:40pm

Tough but really interesting! Amazed at some, e.g. 36. Mr Google came through for me!

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chiras365 23 July 2013 at 6:12pm

Good one

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Owen 23 July 2013 at 7:16pm

Got there eventually

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Paul Gregory 24 July 2013 at 3:24pm

Great quiz well done

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A B 24 July 2013 at 4:57pm

Tough quiz

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Mark H 26 July 2013 at 4:48pm

Good quiz, some tough ones in there!

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elvis presleys jumpsuit 30 July 2013 at 4:38pm

Another enjoyable quiz, depths of the memory needed for some, well done

Adrian 7 December 2013 at 10:34am

Fantastic quiz it is! Everyone need to hassle more on their brain but it’s acceptable to all. So thanks for organizing such a wonderful quiz and I will look forward to participate on next one. http://www.footballtriviaquestions.co.uk/

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Andrew RFC 8 March 2014 at 10:03pm

Great quiz yet again

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gooner49 9 August 2014 at 10:30am

Honestly answered..

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Dan Thompson 13 September 2014 at 6:40pm

Who is number 20?

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