Sports quiz of the week: Luka Modric, Deontay Wilder, Pelé and long hair

Who has ‘one skill’? Who bunked off? Who swung and missed?

Deontay Wilder threw 430 punches in his fight against Tyson Fury. What percentage of them landed?





Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or on Monday night and became the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award in a decade. Who won it in 2007 before Messi and Ronaldo started to dominate?


Thierry Henry

Fabio Cannavaro


Ada Hegerberg was awarded the first ever women’s Ballon d’Or at the ceremony in Paris. Which of these statements about her is false?

She plays for Lyon and her sister Andrine plays for PSG

She has won the Champions League for the last three years in a row

She has won Ligue 1 for the last four years in a row

She has scored 10 goals for Norway this year

Kilmarnock are top of the league in Scotland. They have only won the title once in their history in 1965. How did they do it?

By the drawing of lots

On goal average

On goal difference

By the toss of a coin

Crystal Palace were beaten by their big rivals Brighton this week. What other setback did the club face?

They had to stop selling Christmas cards with the words “holidays are coming” as it is a Coca-Cola trademark

They had to apologise after their mascot, Alice the Eagle, tripped up Brighton manager Chris Hughton

They had to reschedule their Christmas party after they spotted it clashed with a league game

They had to close their training ground canteen as it was infested with mice

According to Pelé, which footballer “only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn’t head the ball well”?

Diego Maradona


Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo

Stefan Kiessling has admitted that he skipped some pre-season training while he was playing in the Bundesliga. How did he get away with it?

His mum wrote him sick notes

He sent the club footage of his identical twin doing gym work

His wife did the drills wearing his Fitbit

He left a motorbike near the club and used it to do his cross-country runs

Who said: “I think there is a bit of jealousy there. Maybe he can’t accept the fact that he chose to go back to short hair”?

David Luiz

Mattéo Guendouzi

Edinson Cavani

Gareth Bale

Southampton sacked Mark Hughes this week while they were 18th in the Premier League. Which club sacked him in January while they too were 18th in the Premier League?



Stoke City

West Bromwich Albion

Brothers Paul Gleghorne and Mark Gleghorne will both be on the pitch when Ireland play England at the Hockey World Cup this weekend. What is unusual about that?

One plays for Ireland and one plays for England

They were both born in Scotland

Paul is Ireland's player manager and Mark is his player-coach

The manager is Zoe Gleghorne – their sister

1 and above.

You're not fit to wear the shirt

2 and above.

You tried

3 and above.

You tried

4 and above.

You tried

5 and above.

A respectable score

6 and above.

A decent score

7 and above.

A fine score

8 and above.

An excellent score

9 and above.

You are amazing

0 and above.

You're not fit to wear the shirt

10 and above.

You are awesome

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