Bill Nicholson [Photo: Logan Holmes]

The Thursday Tottenham Quiz - Bill Nicholson

The Thursday Tottenham quiz is focused on our greatest ever manager, Bill Nicholson. He was a player with Spurs from before the Second World War and upon retiring took on a coqching role before becoming manager in 1958 and leading Tottenham to their most successful period ever. After retiring he later returned as Consultant and Club President. A truly great Tottenham Legend.

Ten questions to test your knowledge on Bill Nicholson.

1.  Bill Nicholson scored on his one and only international appearance for England. Who was it against? (1 point)  Answer

2.  How many trophies did Bill Nicholson win as a player and manager with Spurs? (1 point)  Answer

3.  Bill took over as manager in November, 1958. His first match in charge was a 10 – 4 win over Everton. Which player scored 4 goals that day? (1 point)  Answer

4.  Which player was Bill Nicholson’s last signing for Spurs? (1 point)  Answer

5.  Who was Bill Nicholson’s assistant from 1963 to 1974? (1 point)

6.  Who did Spurs play in Bill Nicholson’s last match as manger and in what competition?  (2 points)  Answer

7.  Which manager invited Nicholson back to Tottenham as adviser/consultant?  (1 point)  Answer

8.  Complete this quote attributed to Bill Nicholson. “”It’s been my life, Tottenham Hotspur, and I …………..”  (1 point)  Answer

9.  Bill Nicholson passed away on 23rd October, 2004. Which team did Spurs play that afternoon, who was the Spurs manager at the time and who scored Spurs’ goal? (3 points)

10.  Name the 8 teams Spurs played in major Finals under Nicholson. (8 points)


Some of the answers can be found at the links in the question but all of the answers will be put in the first comment box after the quiz.

How did you do?

Are you a Bill Nicholson or a Christian Gross?

16 – 20 points: You’re the Bill Nicholson of Spurs quizzes

10 – 15: the Keith Burkinshaw of Tottenham quizzes

5 – 9:  you’re the Gerry Francis of Spurs’ quizzes

0 – 4:  you must be Christian Gross

Try the other Tottenham quizzes on HotspurHQ:

Tottenham – The First Match of the Season: Here

 Tottenham – Season 2012-13: Here

 Tottenham and the FA Cup: Here

 Tottenham – Youth Players – Past and Present: Here

Christmas quiz:  Here


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