Many Manchester footballers have played in the FIFA World Cup down the years.

Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles immediately spring to mind, but the long list also includes Colin Bell, Bryan Robson, Ray Wilkins, Tommy Taylor and Bolton legend Nat Lofthouse.

Why not test your knowledge of the World Cup from the 1950s to 1980s in our latest nostalgia quiz – and compare your score with friends?

Many of the questions in our quizzes come from Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books from 1950s, 60s and 70s. They’re packed with memories and unmissable pictures from the M.E.N. archive.

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Bolton Wanderers centre forward Nat Lofthouse, pictured, played for England in the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland. What was his famous nickname?

B – He earned the nickname scoring twice in England’s 3-2 victory over Austria in Vienna in 1952
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Goalkeeper Joe Corrigan, in the England party for the 1982 World Cup, made his debut for Manchester City in which year?

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Known for his aerial ability, Manchester United forward Tommy Taylor, pictured, was in the England party for the 1954 World Cup. Which well-known personality went to school with Taylor in Barnsley?

B – Bird was a cricket Test umpire
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The United England contingent for the 1982 World Cup was Bryan Robson, Steve Coppell and Ray Wilkins. What club did Wilkins join in 1984 after leaving United?

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Attacking United midfielder Bobby Charlton, pictured, won the World Cup with England in 1966. Which club did he manage from 1973 to 1975?

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Bryan Robson scored the second fastest World Cup goal of all time after just 27 seconds of England’s opening game of the 1982 World Cup tournament. Who were their opponents?

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From which club did midfielder Colin Bell, pictured, join Manchester City in 1966 for a transfer fee of £45,000?

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United winger Steve Coppell was briefly manager of Manchester City in 1996. Which club did he manage immediately before and after his stint with the Blues?

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City striker Trevor Francis was in the England squad for the 1982 World Cup in Spain. With which club did Francis win the European Cup?

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Defensive United midfielder Nobby Stiles was an England hero after winning the World Cup in 1966. How many times did he play for England?

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