Manchester is renowned for its sporting icons, ranging from 1930s cross-channel swimmer Sunny Lowry to modern day British Paralympic cyclist Dame Sarah Storey.

Who could forget football stars George Best, Bobby Charlton, Tony Book and Francis Lee – or Darren Campbell and Diane Modahl form the world of athletics?

But how well do you know them? Why not test your knowledge of Manchester sports stars in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

Many of the questions in our quizzes are based on Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books on the 1950, 60s and 70s.

The books are on sale now for £14.99 including postage and packing. Just go to inostalgia.co.uk or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.

Watch out also for Clive’s new book, The Home Front – Britain 1939-45. It’s packed with unmissable images from World War II, many from the North West.

 

Wigan rugby league legend Shaun Edwards is the most decorated player in the sport’s history. How many championship titles did he win with Wigan from 1983 to 1997?

Wigan rugby league player Shaun Edwards on the eve of the Challenge Cup Final, May 1984
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Manchester middle distance runner Diane Modahl won the 800 metre gold medal in which Commonwealth Games?

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Manchester City striker Francis Lee set a British record for the number of penalties scored in a season in 1971-2. What was the figure?

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Eccles-born athlete Dame Sarah Storey is a multiple medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both swimming and cycling. How many gold medals has she won in total?

Paralympic athlete Dame Sarah Storey, March 2014
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Her 14 gold medals make her the most successful female British Paralympian of all time

Former Manchester City skipper Tony Book was 31 when he made his First Division debut for the Blues in 1966. What club did he leave to join City?

Manchester City skipper Tony Book, March 1970
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Opening batsman Mike Atherton, born in Failsworth, became England cricket captain at the age of 25 and led his country in a record 54 Test matches. In what year did he make his Test debut against the Australians at Trent Bridge?

England cricket captain Michael Atherton, August 2000
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Sale sprinter Darren Campbell won a silver medal in the 200 metres at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He was also the sprint coach at which rugby club in the 2015-16 season?

Darren Campbell competing at the Sydney Olympics, September 2000
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Manchester United winger George Best was a fashion icon of the 1960s and 70s – as well as being one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. How many league matches did he play for United?

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Longsight long-distance swimmer Sunny Lowry first swam the English Channel in 15 hours 41 minutes in which year?

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Manchester United and England attacking midfielder Bobby Charlton played his final league match for the Red Devils in which year?

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