This Sports Trivia Questions Quiz takes the form of 30 “Who Am I?” riddles. Can you identify the famous sports star by the riddle provided?
The challenge is intended for folks who like sports, and we should note that we cover a wide range of athletes, including baseball players, basketball stars, football players, golfers, soccer stars, and tennis players. There’s even a question regarding a UFC fighter.
Game Play: Have one person read out the question, and the first correct answer receives a point. You can only guess one time. The player with the most points tallied after the 30 questions win the gold medal.
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Ready for the opening tip-off? Here we go…
1.) Between the Cavaliers and the Heat, I have played in eight consecutive NBA Finals. I won the NBA MVP, the Finals MVP, and an Olympic Gold Medal, all in the same year. Who am I?
2.) I hold the most World Championship gold medals in gymnastics (19) and am the first American gymnast to earn a medal in all world championship events. I even have two gymnastic moves named after me. Who am I?
3.) During the 2019-2020 season, I led my team to a Super Bowl victory, becoming the second-youngest quarterback to do so. My favorite nickname is “Showtime,” and my dad was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 1.) LeBron James 2.) Simone Biles 3.) Patrick Mahomes
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4.) I signed a contract with Barcelona when I was only 13 years old. Since then, I have become one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and set the all-time record for most goals scored in a single season for a major European league with 73 goals. Who am I?
5.) Over my tennis career, I’ve been ranked number one for 253 weeks. Of my 15 total U.S. Open tourney appearances, I have only lost nine matches total. Of the players who beat me, the only person to beat me twice was my sister, another famous tennis player. Who am I?
6.) At 15 years old, I became the youngest swimmer to make the Olympic team since 1932. In 2008, I became the only olympian to earn 8 gold medals in a single Olympics. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 4.) Lionel Messi 5.) Serena Williams 6.) Michael Phelps
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7.) I’m widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time, holding records in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4×100-meter dash. I grew up in Jamaica.
8.) Many consider me to be one of the best soccer players of all time, holding the record for most goals scored in the UEFA Premier League, as well as the most hat tricks. I was born in Funchal, Portugal. Who am I?
9.) During my first two years of college football, I was the seventh-string QB, but worked up to be the starter during my junior year. But my NFL career has been quite successful. I have won six Super Bowl rings. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 7.) Usain Bolt 8.) Cristiano Ronaldo 9.) Tom Brady
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10.) Winning my first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2003, I became the first Swiss player ever to accomplish this feat. I have 20 Grand Slam wins under my belt. Who am I?
11.) At age 14, I made my international skiing debut, winning the slalom race at Italy’s Trofeo Topolino. I’m one of only six women who’ve won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing. Who am I?
12.) According to hockey experts, I’m the best hockey player ever. My nickname, “The Great One,” attests to that. I am the top scorer in NHL history, with more goals and assists than any other player. My jersey number was 99. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 10.) Roger Federer 11.) Lindsey Vonn 12.) Wayne Gretzky
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13.) I was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the U.S. Track wasn’t my only sport, as I also played professional football, baseball, and basketball. I even have a town named after me. Who am I?
14.) In high school, I didn’t make my high school’s varsity basketball team at first. Since that setback, basketball has been good to me. I won six NBA championships for the Chicago Bulls, but you may know me from my shoes. Who am I?
15.) Everyone calls me by my nickname, which refers to a large cat, even if my real name is Eldrick. I’m the Professional Golf Association career money, leader. When I was just three years old, I shot a 48 on an executive course. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 13.) Jim Thorpe 14.) Michael Jordan 15.) Tiger Woods
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16.) During my soccer career, I have helped the team win the FIFA World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and have been a co-captain of the team since 2018. Along with Mia Hamm, I’m the only American female to score over 20 goals and 20 assists in a single year. Who am I?
17.) In 2010, I became the first woman to sign with the UFC, where I was awarded the Bantamweight championship, which I held until 2015. I once earned a submission win in under 14 seconds, which was the second-fastest win in history. Who am I?
18.) At 6’ 7”, I am one of the tallest centerfielders to ever play in Major League Baseball. I hit a home run during my first-ever MLB at-bat. Since then, I have broken New York Yankee franchise records such as most home runs hit in a season at home and most home runs in a season by a rookie. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 16.) Alex Morgan 17.) Ronda Rousey 18.) Aaron Judge
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19.) People consider me to be one of the best players in the MLB right now, giving me a number of nicknames, including Prince Fish, King Fish 2.0, and The Millville Meteor. In 2019, I signed one of the largest sports contracts in history with the L.A. Angels for almost $430 million. Who am I?
20.) Playing defensive end for Houston Texans, I am the first player to get 20+ plus sacks in multiple seasons. For hurricane relief efforts for the city of Houston, I organized a fundraiser that generated over $40 million. Who am I?
21.) I was the first person under the age of 16 to win back-to-back gold medals at the Winter X Games. Not even a week later, I was the first female snowboarder to land back-to-back 1080 spins during a snowboarding competition. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 19.) Mike Trout 20.) J.J. Watt 21.) Chloe Kim
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22.) In 2006, I played one season of basketball for the University of Texas, where I became the first freshman to be named the Naismith College Player of the Year. My friends call me “KD,” but others have called me “Durantula” or “The Slim Reaper.” Who am I?
23.) I first caught the eyes of the world when I flew from my home country of Brazil all the way to Spain to play for Real Madrid’s youth team when I was only 14 years old but went back to play for Santos. In 2017 I was transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million, making me one of the most expensive soccer players ever. Who am I?
24.) I played forward for the UConn women’s basketball team, where we had back-to-back undefeated seasons and won the national championship in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 I was the first overall pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Minnesota Lynx, where we won four championships. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 22.) Kevin Durant 23.) Neymar Jr. 24.) Maya Moore
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25.) With the Warriors, I have won three NBA championships. Many analysts and players have called me the greatest shooter in NBA history. I hold the record for most three-pointers in a season for both the NCAA and the NBA. Who am I?
26.) Inspired by the Williams sisters, I have become the youngest player to be ranked in the top 100 by the Women’s Tennis Association at 16 years old. I drew the eyes of the world with an upset win over Venus Williams during the opening round at Wimbledon in 2019. Who am I?
27.) During the 1910s, I was considered to be one of the best left-handed pitchers in the American League, but folks know me for my long-ball hitting. I set the record for most career home runs in 1935, and wasn’t broken until 1974 by Hank Aaron. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 25.) Steph Curry 26.) Coco Gauff 27.) Babe Ruth
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28.) You might say I know sports. I am the only professional athlete in history to be named an all-star in both baseball and football. For the MLB, I played for the Royals, White Sox, and Angels, and for the NFL, I played for the Raiders. Who am I?
29.) By the age of 25, I won 3 golf majors. The only other golfers with this achievement are Jordan Spieth, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. I became the first-ever Irish golfer to hold the number one spot in golf. Who am I?
30.) At the age of four, I contracted polio which caused me to lose the use of my left leg, which forced me to walk in leg braces. I overcame that and went on to star in running. In the 1960 Summer Olympics, I won three gold medals. Who am I?
ANSWERS: 28.) Bo Jackson 29.) Rory McIlroy 30.) Wilma Rudolph
There you have it! Whoever has the most correct answers should be crowned the Sports Quiz champ.
By Joseph Mead and Mike O’Halloran
Joseph, a University of Minnesota graduate, is a writer based in the Twin Cities. Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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