Football quiz: 12 months of goal celebrations from 2019

A dozen images of celebrating footballers from January through to December – with tenuous questions attached

January: Sergio Agüero celebrates after scoring for Manchester City against Liverpool in the top-of-the-table clash three days into 2019. What was the final score?

Manchester City 1-0 Liverpool

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

February: Which player is celebrating?

Jailson (Fenerbahce)

Adrian Mariappa (Watford)

Alfredo Morelos (Colombia)

Troy Deeney (Watford)

March: Brazilian striker Anderson Lopes leapt over the advertising board while celebrating his goal for the J-League side Consadole to discover what?

A group of angry away fans

A moat full of water

A steep drop beneath him

The ball had actually hit the side-netting

April: Raul Jiménez whipped out a wrestling mask to celebrate putting Wolves 2-0 up in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Which team came back to beat them 3-2 after extra-time?

Manchester City


Manchester United


May: In which match is Lionel Messi celebrating?

Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool

Barcelona 2-0 Getafe

Barcelona 1-0 Levante

Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United

June: Ellen White scored for England against Scotland in the World Cup group stages and celebrated by mimicking wearing goggles. White said the celebration was a nod to her love of who?

Edgar Davids

Anthony Modeste

Jonjo Shelvey

Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth

July: The USA’s Alex Morgan celebrated her World Cup goal against England by doing what?

Pretending to drink champagne

Pretending to smoke a cigar

Pretending to blow a horn

Pretending to drink tea

August: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with his trademark acrobatics after scoring the only goal of the game as Arsenal began their season with a 1-0 away win at which club?

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Aston Villa




September: Vinicius Junior cried after scoring for Real Madrid against Osasuna. What reason did he give for bursting into tears?

His pet dog had just died

It was his first goal for the club and he was overcome with emotion

He had struggled with injuries and the relief at feeling fit and scoring again reduced him to tears

He really likes Osasuna and was upset after scoring against them

October: Matty Longstaff scored on his debut for Newcastle, playing alongside his brother Sean in midfield in the 1-0 win against Manchester United. What did the Longstaffs’ dad, David, do for a living when they were growing up?

He was a professional footballer

He was a professional strongman

He was a professional ice dancer

He was a professional ice hockey player

November: What is Marinho doing here as he celebrates a goal in Santos’s 4-1 win over Botafogo?

Imitating his favourite musician, DJ Marky

Imitating VAR

Pretending to listen to the football results on the radio

Pretending to polish the Copa do Brasil

December: Danilo Cataldi celebrates after scoring the third goal for Lazio in their 3-1 Supercoppa Italiana defeat of Juventus at which stadium?

Zayed Sports City Stadium

Olympic Grande Torino Stadium

Allianz Stadium

King Abdullah Sports City

12 and above.

You’re amazing. But you probably know that already. Merry Christmas!

11 and above.

You’re brilliant aren’t you?

10 and above.

Fantastic performance. You could go far.

9 and above.

Well done you. Go and tell everyone you know that you’re great.

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8 and above.

You’re quite good at this.

7 and above.

Not bad.

6 and above.

that was just a bit meh really.

5 and above.

Rank average.

4 and above.

It’s not a total disaster, but it’s not far off.

3 and above.

There’s no future in this game for you, is there?

2 and above.

That’s just rubbish.

0 and above.


1 and above.

Go home.

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