Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 9 May 2012

Back to the visual format and football/soccer for the daily quiz.
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On the right hand side, you can see the photos of two footballers - a Wales international and an Icelandic international.
This due holds an unenviable record and till date, they are the only members of an exclusive "achiever's" club.
I would want you to tell me the names of both the players, as well as their unique achievement.
Send in your answers to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
The answers will be published tomorrow.
Till then, Ciao!
Answer: Hats off to Amit Pathak for cracking this!
The person on the left is Nathan Alexander Blake, a former international professional footballer from Wales.
The person on the right side is Hermann Hreiðarsson, an Icelandic international footballer, who currently plays as a Defender for Coventry City.
Blake and Hermann share the dubious distinction of having been relegated from the Premier League the most number of times - five apiece.  Blake's teams were relegated in 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004, while Hermann was part of the Crystal Palace squad for the 1997–98 season, Wimbledon in the 1999–2000 season, Ipswich Town in the 2001–02 season, Charlton Athletic in the 2006–07 season and Portsmouth in the 2009–10 season, all of which were relegated at the end of the respective seasons.


  1. Luckily I seemed to remember that the first player was Nathan Blake... but WikiChecked (a new word I just invented!!) the achievement... not fair of me to reveal the answer but doubt whether anyone would be able to.

    1. Yes Anindya, its a bit obscure, but Amit Pathak from NIT, Silchar has cracked it! :)