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Professor’s XI: England debuts quiz answers revealed here

| 15.03.2015

All eyes will be on Tottenham Hotspur whizz-kid Harry Kane later this evening and ahead of the Spurs starlet’s national team bow, the Professor has another great quiz for you to devour.

Having tested your mettle on the 11 questions provided, take a look at the answers below to find out if you really do know the Three Lions back to front.

1. Darius Vassell scored on his England debut against which other European nation?


2. Can you name the former Bolton and Middlesbrough striker who also made his debut in that game?

Michael Ricketts

3. Michael Owen made his debut against Chile in February 1998 – what was the final score?

England lost 2-0 to Chile

4. Wayne Rooney first game for England came in a 3-1 friendly defeat to Australia – who scored the Three Lions’ only goal that day?

Francis Jeffers

5. How many other debutants featured in Wayne Rooney’s first game for England?

Three – Jermaine Jenas, Paul Konchesky and Francis Jeffers

6. David Nugent’s only goal for England was “stolen” from which of his teammates?

Jermain Defoe

7. Can you name the European minnows that featured in a 1998 World Cup qualifier that also marked David Beckham’s England debut?


8. Les Ferdinand was first called up by which England manager?

Graham Taylor

9. One of the other players who made his England debut alongside Wayne Rooney is still playing in the Premier League – but for which club?

Paul Konchesky – Leicester City

10. Howard Vaughton holds the record for the most goals scored by an England debutant, after starring in the Three Lions’ 13-0 victory over Ireland back in 1882 – how many did he score?


11. The only Englishman still competing in European football, I became the youngest ever defender to earn a Three Lions call-up back in November 2006 – who am I?

Micah Richards

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.