Football Crossword

Across

3) This club became the first team in English football to win the league title immediately after being promoted.

(9 letters)

4) Kenny Dalglish was brought in to replace this player, who was sold to HSV Hamburg.

(4, 6 letters)

7) This manager played for Os Belenenses and Vitoria de Setubal and also represented Portugal in one international match.

(8 letters)

8) Before coming to Arsenal, Herbert Chapman managed this club for two seasons.

(12, 4 letters)

9) Alex Ferguson replaced this manager at United, after a terrible start to the 1986-87 season.

(3, 8 letters)

10) This player was the first-choice left winger for Manchester United ahead of Danny Wallace, just before Ryan Giggs appeared for the first team as a 17-year-old.

(3, 6 letters)

11) The first league club from London.

(8, 7 letters)

13) Liverpool was banned for six years from European football due to this disaster.

(6 letters)

14) United scout Bob Bishop once wrote “I think i’ve found a genius” to Matt Busby about this player.

(6, 4 letters)

15) This famous manager once said “The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.”

(5, 6 letters)

16) After spending the initial years of his career with Maradona and Careca at Napoli, this player was signed by Ruud Gullit from Parma.

(10, 4 letters)

17) This manager coached Nagoya Grampus Eight, leading them to the Emperor’s Cup and the Japanese Super Cup, before leading an English club to ‘invincibility’.

(6 letters)

18) This famous manager once played as a Sweeper.

(7 letters)

 

Down

1) This player once said “Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.”

(7 letters)

2) He was the first player to be ruled offside.

(2, 6 letters)

3) He was the first million-pound rated footballer from Britain.

(6, 7 letters)

5) Southampton fans referred to this player as “Le God”

(7, 2, 7 letters)

6) This club once saw five of their football directors banned due to payment of £6 to the players when the national limit at that time was £4.

(10, 4 letters)

12) This Chelsea player’s middle name is George.

(5 letters)

13) Sami Hyypia was brought by this manager, along with Dietmar Hamann in a major overhaul at this club which started in 1999. The overhaul also saw Steve McManaman leave to Real Madrid for free.

(8 letters)

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