Football quiz: the Premier League’s French connection

Alexandre Lacazette is continuing a long tradition. Photograph: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images

Premier League Football quiz: the Premier League's French connection

Alexandre Lacazette and Tiemoué Bakayoko are the latest in a long list of French players to move to England. How much do you know about their predecessors?
Premier League at 25: the best player – Eric Cantona

Who was the only French player to make an appearance on the first day of the Premier League in August 1992? Rémi Garde Eric Cantona He set up a goal for Lee Chapman as Leeds beat Wimbledon 2-1 at Elland Road. Cantona won the league that season – as a Manchester United player David Ginola Frank Leboeuf How long did it take Thierry Henry to score for Arsenal when he joined the club in 1999? Fourteen minutes Four matches Nine matches Henry drew blanks against Leicester, Derby, Sunderland, Manchester United, Bradford, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Fiorentina before finally scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at Southampton. Fifteen matches How many of the 11 players who started for France in the Euro 2000 final spent some of their careers in the Premier League? Five Six Eight Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Laurent Blanc, Patrick Vieira, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Thierry Henry and Christophe Dugarry did; Lilian Thuram, Bixente Lizarazu and Zinedine Zidane didn't. All 11 Before Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United at the start of the 2016-17 season, which of these players held the distinction of being the most expensive French footballer in Premier League history? Eliaquim Mangala Samir Nasri Morgan Schneiderlin Anthony Martial Alexandre Lacazette (£52.7m) and Tiemoué Bakayoko (£39.7m) have both overtaken Martial (£36m) Who has captained France more than any another player? Didier Deschamps Marcel Desailly Hugo Lloris Lloris has won 90 caps, with 66 of them as captain. Deschamps only captained his country on 54 occasions (but he did lead them to victory at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000). Laurent Blanc Claude Makélélé didn't score a goal for Chelsea until the last few weeks of his second season in England. What type of goal was it? A free-kick from 30 yards An overhead kick from a corner A rebound off a penalty he missed Chelsea won 1-0 and were presented with the Premier League title after the match. A towering header in which he outjumped Rio Ferdinand Christophe Dugarry became a cult hero when he scored five goals in four games to save which club from relegation in 2003? West Brom Birmingham City Dugarry was not the first World Cup winner to play for Birmingham City; that was Argentinian Alberto Tarantini, who joined them in 1978 but left in 1979 after he punched a heckler in the crowd Leicester City Norwich City Which Premier League club has fielded the most French players over the last 25 years? Arsenal Manchester United Newcastle United Twenty-six French players have turned out for Newcastle in the Premier League. Sunderland Which French player has scored in a Manchester derby and a Merseyside derby in the same year? Louis Saha Nicolas Anelka Anelka scored for Liverpool against Everton on 23 February 2002 and then for Manchester City against United on 9 November 2002. Gael Clichy Mikael Silvestre Who was the first French player to win the Premier League golden boot? Thierry Henry Only four players have scored more goals than Henry in the Premier League: Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole and Frank Lampard. Nicolas Anelka Louis Saha Eric Cantona You got… Challenge your friends Submit answers



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