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Quiz League Round 12 - Dutch Courage

Inspired by all the headlines caused by Virgil Van Dijk, this quiz will test you on your knowledge of some of the finest exports from the Netherlands in the last 20 years or so. This one should be quite fairly balanced between English knowledge, German knowledge and general knowledge, so it could be a close round. Good luck, have fun!

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Round 12 Deadline: Friday 11 August 14:30 (UK Time)

Remember! Do not give away answers in this thread until they have been revealed after the deadline!

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Quiz 12 Answers

 

1) Before moving to Manchester United and winning a number of trophies, which other English club did Edwin van der Sar play for?

D – Fulham. Van der Sar made a shock move from Juventus to newly-promoted Fulham in 2001, making 127 appearances in four years at Craven Cottage before moving on to Manchester United. 94% answered correctly.

 

2) Robin van Persie cemented his reputation as one of the best Dutch players to grace the Premier League when he won the title with Manchester United. How many times was van Persie the top scorer in the Premier League?

B – 2. Van Persie’s 30 goals for Arsenal in 2011-12 earned him his first Golden Boot and a move to title contenders Manchester United. In his first season at Old Trafford, van Persie helped his new side to the championship with another 26 goals, putting him at the top of the charts again. 75% answered correctly.

 

3) Who is the current captain of the Netherlands national side?

A – Arjen Robben. The winger was named Dutch captain in August 2015, replacing Robin van Persie despite the striker’s ongoing involvement in the national setup. 75% answered correctly.

 

4) Wesley Sneijder has enjoyed a decorated career, representing Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale and Galatasaray. Which French club did he sign for on Monday?

C – Nice. Sneijder makes his first foray into Ligue 1 alongside Balotelli and co. at Nice, signing for the French side on a free transfer on Monday. 81% answered correctly.

 

5) Rafael van der Vaart is another Ajax graduate who later moved to Real Madrid. He now plies his trade in the Danish Superliga, with which club?

D – FC Midtjylland. Van der Vaart helped his side to third place in the Superliga last season, and they face Apollon Limassol in the final stage of Europa League qualifying next week. 56% answered correctly.

 

6) Ruud van Nistelrooy was top scorer in the Champions League three times in four years for Manchester United. Which of these Dutch players has been the top scorer in a European Cup/Champions League?

B – Marco van Basten. When van Basten featured for Milan in the 1988-89 season, he helped fire them to a third European title with 10 goals, including two in the final against Steaua Bucharest. 50% answered correctly.

 

7) Which of the following teams did Patrick Kluivert never play for?

B – Internazionale. Kluivert represented Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona, Newcastle United, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven and Lille throughout his career, scoring 149 league goals in 343 appearances across the Dutch Eredivisie, Serie A, La Liga, the Premier League and Ligue 1. 63% answered correctly.

 

8) Giovanni van Bronckhorst represented his country 107 times, but which club gave him his debut in the Dutch Eredivisie?

B – Feyenoord. After playing for Rangers, Arsenal and Barcelona, van Bronckhorst returned to Feyenoord to finish his career, before becoming the club’s assistant manager, then manager, a post he still holds today. 50% answered correctly.

 

9) Dennis Bergkamp only played for three clubs in his career. They were Ajax, Arsenal, and who else?

C – Internazionale. Bergkamp spent two years in Italy between 1993 and 1995, with a disappointing (by his standards) goal return of 11 in 52 appearances. He later moved to Arsenal where he spent the final eleven years of his playing career. 75% answered correctly.

 

10) Before making his name on the international stage, Dirk Kuyt began his career at Dutch amateur side Quick Boys. Which top flight Dutch side signed Kuyt and gave him his professional debut?

C – FC Utrecht. Kuyt signed for Utrecht in 1998 before going on to score 51 goals in 160 appearances for the club. He moved onto Feyenoord in 2003 and then Liverpool in 2006. 56% answered correctly.

 

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A pretty high-scoring round from nearly everyone this time but @Lucas and @Storts return to the top of the pile for this round. Well done!

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3 hours ago, Panflute said:

Pretty good. I can't recall Bergkamp playing for Inter, and I thought the Van Bronckhorst one was a trick question.

Itailian newspapers named their 'worst player of the week' awards after Bergkamp. 

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