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Football at the 1908 Summer Olympics

Men's football
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueWhite City Stadium
DatesOctober 19–20 (quarterfinals)
October 22 (semifinals)
October 23 (bronze match)
October 24 (final)
Competitors72 from 5 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain, an official football tournament between national representative selections was contested for the first time: football at the two previous games had been played between club teams. Eight teams entered (including two from France), although Hungary and Bohemia withdrew before the start. Denmark's Sophus "Krølben" Nielsen set a record by scoring 10 goals in a 17-1 win against France. Great Britain won the gold. Among those representing the Danish team was the famous mathematician Harald Bohr.

Medal table

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 Great Britain Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 0
2 Denmark Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0
3 Netherlands Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1
France France (FRA) 0 0 0
Sweden Sweden (SWE) 0 0 0

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament 22x20px Great Britain 22x20px Denmark 22x20px Netherlands

Squads

Final tournament

Results

Quarter-finals

Hungary withdrew before the tournament started due to the Bosnian crisis.

19 October 1908
Denmark 23x15px 9–0 23x15px France B
N. Middelboe Goal 10'49'
Wolfhagen Goal 15'17'67'72'
Bohr Goal 25'47'
S. Nielsen Goal 78'
White City
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Thomas Kyle (Great Britain)
Bohemia were forced to withdraw before the tournament started after losing their FIFA membership.

20 October 1908
Great Britain 23x15px 12–1 23x15px Sweden
Stapley Goal 15'??'
Woodward Goal ??'??'
Berry Goal ??'
Chapman Goal ??'
Purnell Goal ??'??'??'??'
Hawkes Goal ??'??'
Bergström Goal 65'
White City
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ibbotson (Great Britain)

Semi-finals

22 October 1908
Great Britain 23x15px 4–0 23x15px Netherlands
Stapley Goal 37'60'64'75'
White City, London
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Howcroft (Great Britain)

22 October 1908
Denmark 23x15px 17–1 23x15px France A
S.Nielsen Goal 3'4'6'39'46'48'52'64'66'76'
Lindgren Goal 18'37'
Wolfhagen Goal 60'72'82'89'
N.Middelboe Goal 68'
Sartorius Goal 16'
White City, London
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Campbell (Great Britain)

Bronze medal match

The French were so shocked by their humiliating 17-1 defeat against Denmark that they declined to play for the bronze medal; therefore, the Netherlands played Sweden for third place.[1]

Gold medal match

Statistics

Goalscorers

11 goals
8 goals
6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Goalkeeping

Place Name Nation Goals allowed Games GAA
1 Horace Bailey 22x20px Great Britain 1 3 0.33
2 Ludvig Drescher 22x20px Denmark 3 3 1.00
3 Reinier Beeuwkes 22x20px Netherlands 4 2 2.00
4 Oskar Bengtsson 22x20px Sweden 14 2 7.00
5 Fernand Desrousseaux 22x20px France 9 1 9.00
6 Maurice Tillette 22x20px France 17 1 17.00

Sources

  1. ^ IFFHS
  2. ^ The official report states that the score was 2-1. http://www.la84foundation.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1908/1908.pdf "Holland and Sweden also played for the consolation stakes, and Holland scored two goals to one from Sweden, who were rather unlucky in not getting a second."
  3. ^ "Netherlands 2 Sweden 0 (Match summary)". www.footballdatabase.eu. 23 October 1908. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 

External links

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