Football Asks
  • 1. What’s your favourite team?
  • 2. What team do you hate the most?
  • 3. Who’s your favourite player, all categories?
  • 4. Which league is your favourite?
  • 5. What’s your favourite chant/song?
  • 6. What’s your NT? Is that also your favourite NT?
  • 7. Who’s your favourite player from your own country?
  • 8. Who’s your favourite European player?
  • 9. Who’s your favourite African player?
  • 10. Who’s your favourite Asian player?
  • 11. Who’s your favourite South/North/Central American player?
  • 12. What team did you support growing up? Do you still support them?
  • 13. What’s your favourite Premier League club?
  • 14. Favourite Bundesliga club?
  • 15. Favourite La Liga club?
  • 16. Favourite Ligue 1 club?
  • 17. Favourite Serie A club?
  • 18. Favourite club outside the Big 5 Leagues?
  • 19. Who’s your favourite goalkeeper?
  • 20. Favourite defender?
  • 21. Favourite midfielder?
  • 22. Favourite attacker?
  • 23. Favourite coach?
  • 24. Which big tournament is your favourite? (WC, CL, Euros etc)
  • 25. What position would/do you play if you were/are a footballer?
  • 26. Which stadium is your favourite?
  • 27. How many games have you seen live?
  • 28. Who’s the most famous player you’ve seen live?
  • 29. Who’s the most famous player you’ve met?
  • 30. How many football shirts do you own?
  • 31. Who’s your favourite captain?
  • 32. Who’s the best player in the world?
  • 33. Who’s the best player ever?
  • 34. FIFA/Football Manager?
  • 35. For how long have you been a football fan?
  • 36. Who was your first favourite player?
  • 37. Are your other family members football fans as well? If so, what teams do they support?
  • 38. Why/how did you start liking football?
  • 39. What local team of yours do you support?
  • 40. Put together your dream XI.
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Thierry Henry, Forward, Henry has received many plaudits and awards in his football career. He was runner-up for the 2003 and 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year awards; in those two seasons, he also won back-to-back PFA Players’ Player of the Year titles. Henry is the only player ever to have won the FWA Footballer of the Year three times (2003, 2004, 2006), and the French Player of the Year on a record four occasions. Henry was voted into the Premier League Overseas Team of the Decade in the 10 Seasons Awards poll in 2003, and in 2004 he was named by football legend Pelé on the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. 

In terms of goal-scoring awards, Henry was the European Golden Boot winner in 2004 and 2005 (sharing it with Villarreal’s Diego Forlán in 2005). Henry was also the top goalscorer in the Premier League for a record four seasons (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006). In 2006, he became the first player to score more than 20 goals in the league for five consecutive seasons (2002 to 2006). With 175, Henry is currently fifth in the list of all-time Premier League goalscorers, behind Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard. All of his Premier League goals were for Arsenal, giving him the record for most goals in the competition for one club, until it was broken by Rooney in 2016. France’s all-time record goalscorer was, in his prime in the mid 2000s, regarded by many coaches, footballers and journalists as one of the best players in the world. In November 2007, he was ranked 33rd on the Association of Football Statisticians’ compendium for “Greatest Ever Footballers." 

Arsenal fans honoured their former player in 2008, declaring Henry the greatest Arsenal player. In two other 2008 surveys, Henry emerged as the favourite Premier League player of all time among 32,000 people surveyed in the Barclays 2008 Global Fan Report. In 2009, Henry was voted the best Premier League player of the 2000s. Arsenal fan and The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey mentions Henry in the tribute song "Highbury Highs”, which he performed at Arsenal’s last ever game at Highbury on 7 May 2006. On 10 December 2011, Arsenal unveiled a bronze statue of Henry at the Emirates Stadium as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.

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During a derby match between St. Etienne and Lyon on the 5 Nov, Nabil Fekir reacted to the incessant booing of St. Etienne fans by celebrating scoring his side’s 5th goal (in an emphatic 5-0 win) by taking off his shirt and holding it up to the crowd:

Play then had to be suspended for 20 minutes after hordes of incensed Saint Etienne fans invaded the pitch, which in turn led to riot police entering the fray.

Fekir picked up a yellow card for his celebration, his third of the season, meaning that he was forced to sit out of Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Montpellier.

However, at the 18th minute (Fekir’s shirt number), Lyon fans staged a show of support for their suspended captain: