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THE KNOWLEDGE: Who's the youngest captian to lift the champions league

Blues fan Moses Musana emailed to ask; "My Chelsea team is on a roll after a perfect start to the season. But what team holds the record for most consecutive wins at the start of a Premier League season?

Well Moses, that record varies depending on how you look at it. Tottenham set that record in the 1960-61 by winning their first 11 matches of the season. However, Reading's record of 13 straight wins at the start is the best even though it was set in the Third Division during the 1985-86 season

On the other hand, Arsenal and Manchester United hold the joint record for most consecutive wins in the Premier League at 14. United record came in 1904-05 whereas the Gunners; is more recent between February 10, 2002 and August 24.

Richard Nyago from Mutundwe asks; "Who is the youngest captain to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy?"

That honour goes to Didier Deschamps, the former France skipper. Deschamps skippered Olympique de Marseille to Champions League title over AC Milan in 1993 at 24 years, which also made club and national teammate Fabien Barthez (21 at the time) the youngest goalkeeper to win then. Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas broke that record in 2000.

Joe Mugizi (jmugs@yahoo.co.uk) asks "Is there a footballer who has won all there is to win on football?

That's a hard one Joe and almost impossible to find out because that would mean the player won every competition he played in. That said, looking at the major tournaments, there are a handful of accomplished players that have won virtually every major trophy in world football.

That is to say; World Cup, Euro/Copa America, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Confederations Cup, domestic league and Cup. In my quick research, these include Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu and Ronaldinho.


If anyone out there has a better answer or any other question, why not send me an email at bzziwa@yahoo.com, bzziwa@observer.ug

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