During a time of national crisis, the great British tradition of the pub quiz has soared in popularity as families and friends host their own on video apps like Zoom and House Party.
It takes effort and time to put a quiz together, and a sporting round is absolutely essential. Questions can’t be too easy but neither should they be too hard. You’re also looking for a broad range of topics.
To help you compile your quiz we’ve put together 50 sporting quiz questions that tick the right boxes. You can find 100 general knowledge questions here.
You can find the answers to the three different sections (general sport, football and rugby) below all the questions.
50 sport quiz questions
General sport questions
1. Who won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019?
2. Where were the Olympics held in 1992?
3. Which snooker player is nicknamed The Rocket?
4. Which team did Michael Jordan spend the majority of his basketball career with?
5. Who was the last British man to win a Men’s single tennis Grand Slam title before Andy Murray in 2012?
6. Where was Mo Farah born?
7. In which sport do teams compete to win the Stanley Cup?
8. What is Muhammad Ali’s real name?
9. Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe famously finished his career unbeaten, how many fights did he have?
10. What is Floyd Mayweather’s boxing nickname?
11. Who is England’s top wicket taker in Test match cricket?
12. What is the highest individual score in a Test match innings?
13. How many F1 World Championships has Lewis Hamilton won?
14. What is Usain Bolt’s world record time for 100m?
15. Who is the current golf Open champion?
16. How many balls are on a snooker table at the start of a frame, including the white?
17. Where is the next Ryder Cup due to take place in the USA?
18. In which city does the World Snooker Championship take place?
19. What colours are the five Olympic rings?
20. How many tennis Grand Slam titles has Andy Murray won?
21. Which year was the Premier League founded?
22. Who holds the record for most consecutive Premier League appearances (310)?
23. Which club won the 2017 UEFA Super Cup?
24. Who was manager of Manchester City when they first won the Premier League?
25. Who has scored more career goals – Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?
26. Which Dutch player was voted ‘European Player of the Century’ in 1999?
27. Who scored the first Premier League hat-trick?
28. Which English referee officiated the 2010 World Cup final?
29. Wayne Rooney scored his Premier League first goal against which team?
30. Who captains England Women’s football team?
31. Who captains Wales Women’s football team?
32. Who won the European Championships in 1992?
33. Which player has made the most Premier League appearances?
34. When did Liverpool last win the league?
35. How many clubs did David Beckham play for during his career?
36. Which club are Gary Neville, Philip Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and David Beckham joint owners of?
37. Which was the last team from outside the top division to win the FA Cup?
38. Which nation won the first European Championship (Euros) in 1960?
39. Who has won the Champions League most as manager? Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho?
40. When did England last fail to qualify for a major tournament?
41. Which Welshman won the Six Nations player of the tournament in 2012?
42. How many Grand Slams did Wales win in the 1970s?
43. Who scored a joint record eight tries in New Zealand’s progress to the 2015 World Cup final, including two hat-tricks?
44. What Beano character was former England player Jason Robinson nicknamed after?
45. How many times has France been a losing World Cup finalist?
46. Which country joined the Five Nations in 2000 to make it the Six Nations?
47. Where is the 2023 Rugby World Cup being held?
48. Who did Wales beat to finish third in the World Cup in 1987?
49. Which Scot is the Lions’ all-time top points scorer?
50. In which English city did Japan beat South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
General sport answers
1. England cricketer Ben Stokes
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Chicago Bulls
5. Fred Perry
7. Stanley Cup
8. Cassius Clay
11. James Anderson (584)
12. Brian Lara 400 (West Indies v England in 2004).
14. 9.58 seconds
15. Shane Lowry
19. Blue, yellow, black, green and red
20. Three: US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013, 2016
22. Brad Friedel
23. Real Madrid
24. Roberto Mancini
25. Cristiano Ronaldo
26. Johan Cruyff
27. Eric Cantona
28. Howard Webb
30. Steph Houghton
31. Sophie Ingle
33. Gareth Barry (632)
35. Six – Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain
36. Salford City
37. West Ham in 1980
38. Soviet Union
39. Neither – both have won it twice as manager. Guardiola in 2009 and 2011 with Barcelona, and Mourinho with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010
40. Euro 2008
41. Dan Lydiate
43. Julian Savea
44. Billy Whizz
49. Gavin Hastings