How well do you know Bolton Wanderers – from Nat Lofthouse, the Lion of Vienna, to more recent Premier League campaigns?

Founded in 1874 as Christ Church Football Club, Bolton have won the FA Cup three times and have qualified for the UEFA Cup twice.

Why not test your knowledge of the Trotters in our weekly quiz and share your score with friends?

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England striker Francis Lee played for Bolton from 1959 to 1967 before joining Manchester City. How many league goals did he score in his 189 league appearances for Bolton?

Franny Lee, Gordon Taylor and Brian Bromley line up for Bolton, March 1963
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On April 28th 1923, Bolton beat West Ham 2-0 in the first ever FA Cup final staged at Wembley Stadium. It was played in front of 127,000 supporters and known as the White Horse Final after the police horse used to control the crowd. Who scored Bolton’s opening goal – the first at Wembley?

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Barry Fry, pictured, joined Bolton from Manchester United in 1964. He was at Burnden Park for just a season before moving to Luton Town. How many league matches did he play for Bolton?

Barry Fry as a Bolton player, August 1964
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Who was the manager of Bolton Wanderers in 2008, the year the Trotters reached the last 16 of the UEFA Cup?

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Bolton goalkeeper Eddie Hopkinson, pictured, made 519 league appearances for the Trotters from 1952 to 1970. Which country did he represent at international level, winning 14 caps?

Golakeeper Eddie Hopkinson beats United’s Dennis Viollet to the ball, May 1958
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Centre forward Nat Lofthouse earned the title Lion of Vienna when he scored his second goal in England’s 3-2 victory over Austria in 1952. He was elbowed in the face, tackled from behind and brought down by the goalkeeper. How many goals in total did Lofthouse score in the 33 matches he played for England?

Nat Lofthouse lifts the FA Cup at Wembley, May 1958
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In what year did Bolton move to the newly built Reebok Stadium after 102 years at Burnden Park?

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Bolton were the losing team in the famous FA Cup Final of 1953. They were 3-1 up against Blackpool and Stanley Matthews, but lost 4-3. Who was Bolton captain on the day?

Beaten FA Cup finalists Bolton return from Wembley in style, May 1953
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Nat Lofthouse famously bundled Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg and the ball into the net to help Bolton win the 1958 FA Cup Final. What was the final score?

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Who was Bolton’s scorer in the 2-1 League Cup Final defeat by Liverpool in 1995?

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