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 75 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.
75 sport quiz questions
General sport questions
1. What’s the maximum score you can achieve in 10-pin bowling?
2. What is the point value of the pink ball in snooker?
3. The term ‘albatross’ in golf means what?
4. Which county cricket team play their home games at Lord’s?
5. Name the only two positions who can score in netball?
6. Which horse won the Virtual Grand National 2020?
7. Name the British women’s taekwondo player who won a gold medal in the 57kg at the 2012 London Olympics and at Rio in 2016?
8. How many Olympic gold medals has Mo Farah won?
9. Which cyclist from Wales is an Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion?
10. Who is the current number one tennis player in the male rankings?
11. Who is the current number one tennis player in the female rankings?
12. Which British athlete set a 110m hurdles world record of 12.91secs in 1993 when winning the world championships which stood for 13 years?
13. Who has won the most Olympic medals in history?
14. How many times was Tony McCoy Britain’s jump racing champion jockey?
15. Who did England beat in the 2019 cricket World Cup final?
16. Which Formula One team does Lewis Hamilton drive for?
17. Who are the current Solheim Cup champions?
18. Name the boxer who played ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlon in the 2016 movie, Creed
19. The Pittsburgh Penguins play which sport?
20. Who was the first woman to win a darts match at the PDC World Championship in December 2019?
21. Who won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019?
22. Where were the Olympics held in 1992?
23. Which snooker player is nicknamed The Rocket?
24. Which team did Michael Jordan spend the majority of his basketball career with?
25. Who was the last British man to win a Men’s single tennis Grand Slam title before Andy Murray in 2012?
26. Where was Mo Farah born?
27. In which sport do teams compete to win the Stanley Cup?
28. What is Muhammad Ali’s real name?
29. Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe famously finished his career unbeaten, how many fights did he have?
30. What is Floyd Mayweather’s boxing nickname?
31. Who is England’s top wicket taker in Test match cricket?
32. What is the highest individual score in a Test match innings?
33. How many F1 World Championships has Lewis Hamilton won?
34. What is Usain Bolt’s world record time for 100m?
35. Who is the current golf Open champion?
36. How many balls are on a snooker table at the start of a frame, including the white?
37. Where is the next Ryder Cup due to take place in the USA?
38. In which city does the World Snooker Championship take place?
39. What colours are the five Olympic rings?
40. How many tennis Grand Slam titles has Andy Murray won?
41. Which year was the Premier League founded?
42. Who holds the record for most consecutive Premier League appearances (310)?
43. Which club won the 2017 UEFA Super Cup?
44. Who was manager of Manchester City when they first won the Premier League?
45. Who has scored more career goals – Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?
46. Which Dutch player was voted ‘European Player of the Century’ in 1999?
47. Who scored the first Premier League hat-trick?
48. Which English referee officiated the 2010 World Cup final?
49. Wayne Rooney scored his Premier League first goal against which team?
50. Who captains England Women’s football team?
51. Who captains Wales Women’s football team?
52. Who won the European Championships in 1992?
53. Which player has made the most Premier League appearances?
54. When did Liverpool last win the league?
55. How many clubs did David Beckham play for during his career?
56. Which club are Gary Neville, Philip Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and David Beckham joint owners of?
57. Which was the last team from outside the top division to win the FA Cup?
58. Which nation won the first European Championship (Euros) in 1960?
59. Who has won the Champions League most as manager? Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho?
60. When did England last fail to qualify for a major tournament?
61. Who has scored the most Premier League hat-tricks?
62. Who won the FA Cup for the first time in 2013?
63. Who were Man Utd playing when Eric Cantona leaped into the crowd and kicked a fan?
64. Which countries top the FIFA men’s and women’s rankings?
65. When did the Premier League reduce the number of teams from 22 to 20?
66. Which Welshman won the Six Nations player of the tournament in 2012?
67. How many Grand Slams did Wales win in the 1970s?
68. Who scored a joint record eight tries in New Zealand’s progress to the 2015 World Cup final, including two hat-tricks?
69. What Beano character was former England player Jason Robinson nicknamed after?
70. How many times has France been a losing World Cup finalist?
71. Which country joined the Five Nations in 2000 to make it the Six Nations?
72. Where is the 2023 Rugby World Cup being held?
73. Who did Wales beat to finish third in the World Cup in 1987?
74. Which Scot is the Lions’ all-time top points scorer?
75. In which English city did Japan beat South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
General sport answers
3. Three shots under par on a hole
5. Goal shooter and goal attack
6. Potters Corner
7. Jade Jones
8. 4 (2 London, 2 Rio)
9. Elinor Barker
10. Novak Djokovic
11. Ashleigh Barty
12. Colin Jackson
13. Michael Phelps (28)
15. New Zealand
18. Tony Bellew
19. Ice Hockey
20. Fallon Sherrock
21. England cricketer Ben Stokes
23. Ronnie O’Sullivan
24. Chicago Bulls
25. Fred Perry
27. Stanley Cup
28. Cassius Clay
31. James Anderson (584)
32. Brian Lara 400 (West Indies v England in 2004).
34. 9.58 seconds
35. Shane Lowry
39. Blue, yellow, black, green and red
40. Three: US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013, 2016
42. Brad Friedel
43. Real Madrid
44. Roberto Mancini
45. Cristiano Ronaldo
46. Johan Cruyff
47. Eric Cantona
48. Howard Webb
50. Steph Houghton
51. Sophie Ingle
53. Gareth Barry (632)
55. Six – Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain
56. Salford City
57. West Ham in 1980
58. Soviet Union
59. 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
60. Euro 2008
61. Sergio Aguero (12)
62. Wigan Athletic
63. Crystal Palace
64. Belgium (men) and USA (women)
66. Dan Lydiate
68. Julian Savea
69. Billy Whizz
74. Gavin Hastings