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?

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

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

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?




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

Who has captained France more than any another player?

Didier Deschamps

Marcel Desailly

Hugo Lloris

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

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

Leicester City

Norwich City

Which Premier League club has fielded the most French players over the last 25 years?


Manchester United

Newcastle United


Which French player has scored in a Manchester derby and a Merseyside derby in the same year?

Louis Saha

Nicolas Anelka

Gael Clichy

Mikael Silvestre

Who was the first French player to win the Premier League golden boot?

Thierry Henry

Nicolas Anelka

Louis Saha

Eric Cantona

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