Soccer, Football, Cristiano Ronaldo - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   All India Football Federation has won the Annual AFC Awards 2016. Who is its president?

a. Praful Patel
b. Amit Shah
c. Chintan Parikh
d. Praveen Mahajan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Praful Patel

All India Football Federation won the AFC Developing Member Association of the Year Award at the Asian Football Confederation Annual FC Awards 2016 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

AFC Vice President Ali Kafashian gave the award to AIFF President Praful Patel.

This award is given to the member association for the identification of its professional leadership and governance.

It also assesses Member Association’s exceptional contribution to the evolution and promotion of the game at all levels within the specific country.

FIFA is the international governing body of football which oversees these awards

Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.

It is responsible for the organisation of the major tournaments of football, namely the World Cup in 1930 and Women’s World Cup commenced in 1991.


  • Founded: 1904
  • Headquarters: Zurich
  • Membership: 211 national associations
  • Member countries are one of 6 regional confederations into which the world is divided namely Africa, Asia, EU, North and Central America and Caribbean, Oceania and South America.

2)   Which Indian football player has been conferred with the Arjuna award?

a. Sunil Chettri
b. Subrata Paul
c. Both of the above
d. Neither of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Both of the above

Indian football team goalkeeper Subrata Paul has been honoured with the Arjuna award.

  • Paul has been nicknamed Spiderman for his acrobatic saves during the 2011 AFC ASIAN Cup.
  • He has represented India for over a decade.
  • Paul has also captained the team in several matches.
  • Award will motivate him to do better, according to him; this is one of the highest awards for sportspersons in the country.
  • Over the years Paul has won the AFC challenge Cup
  • He also led the team in three editions of the Nehru Cup and the 2016 SAFF Suzuki Cup.
  • He is the 24th footballer to have won the award.
  • The previous footballer to win the Arjuna award was Sunil Chettri in 2011.

3)   Which well known football coach in India passed away on 10th July 2016 at the age of 87?

a. Amal Datta
b. Prasanta Bhattacharya
c. Amal Sen
d. Prasanta Das
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Amal Datta

Veteran football coach of India, Amal Datta has passed away at the age of 87

  • He was the first professional football coach of India.
  • Datta retired voluntarily from Indian Railways to become a full time professional coach.

4)   Who is the world’s oldest professional footballer?

a. Zinedine Zidane
b. Ronaldo
c. Messi
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: None of the above

The world’s oldest professional footballer, Japan strike Kazuyoshi Miura has beaten his record as the oldest goalscorer in J-League history

  • The 49-year-old footballer is in his 31st season as a professional
  • He scored 22nd minute into he game and Yokohama FC lost to FC Gifu on 2-1 in the latest record he broke.
  • The 49-year-old, who is in his 31st season as a professional, netted a header as his side Yokohama FC succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at home to FC Gifu in the Japanese second division.
  • Miura, who goes into record as being the oldest footballer and oldest goal scorer in Japan’s professional league, is arguably Japan’s first superstar in football.

5)   European football governing body UEFA has elected whom as its first female executive member?

a. Florence Hardouin
b. Florence Smith
c. Florence Thomas
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Florence Hardouin

European football governing body UEFA has elected Frenchwoman Florence Hardouin as the first female executive member in a landmark vote at the Budapest congress. The 49 year old Hardouin, FFF DG won by 33 votes against rival candidate Karen Esplenud who won 21 votes.

  • Both candidates were of the opinion that UEFA’s 54 member associations at the annual decision making event would be an important step in changing the powerful regional confederation.
  • She has not aimed for the FIFA post though

6)   Which famous football legend passed away at the age of 84 and was instrumental in winning the 1956 Melbourne Olympics?

a. Pele
b. Diego Maradona
c. Anatoly Ilyin
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Anatoly Ilyin

Soviet football star Anatoly Ilyin died at the age of 84. He was capped 31 times by USSR in the 1950s and scored as many as 16 goals. He also played for the Spartak Moscow club for most of his professional career. Ilyin scored the winning goal for Russia in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and also participated in the World Cup in 1958. He won the Soviet Top League a total of 5 times.

7)   Which country beat defending champions Afghanistan to lift the South Asian Football Federation Cup on 3rd January 2016?

a. Pakistan
b. India
c. China
d. Bangladesh
Answer  Explanation 


India beat defending champions Afghanistan 2-1 in the summit clash of the South Asian Football Federation Cup to life the trophy for the 7th time. India lost to Afghanistan in the 2013 edition in Kathmandu earlier. Victory for the 166th ranked India over the 150th Afghanistan saw India lifting the cup for a record seventh time. With this win, they are likely to make a jump in FIFA rankings.

8)   Which former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder passed away on 28th September 2015?

a. Sergio Ramos
b. Gareth Bale
c. Cristiano Ronaldo
d. Ignacio Zoco
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Ignacio Zoco

Ex Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Ignacio Zoco, who dominated La Liga in the 1960s and the Spanish side that won the 1964 European Championship, died on 28th September aged 76. He spent 12 years with Real and made 434 competitive appearances. He helped the club to win 1 European Cup, 7 La Liga titles and 2 Spanish cups. Zoco spent 12 seasons with Real, making 434 competitive appearances and helping the club win one European Cup, seven La Liga titles and two Spanish Cups. He played a total of 25 times for Spain during the 1960s.

9)   Name the team that won the English Premier League 2014-15 football title held at London?

a. Manchester City
b. Chelsea
c. Arsenal
d. Manchester United
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Chelsea

No explanation is available for this question!

10)   Which state will host the Federation Cup Football Match in Aug’15?

a. Jammu & Kashmir
b. Maharashtra
c. West Bengal
d. Assam
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir will host this year's Federation Cup football championship in Srinagar.