Football at the 1904 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1904 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesNovember 16–23, 1904
Teams3
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsCanadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada  (CAN) (1st title)
Runners-upUS flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Third placeUS flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored13 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Alexander Hall
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Thomas Taylor
(3 goals each)
1900
1908
4 matches played includes 1 replay

Men's association football (soccer) was contested at the 1904 Summer Olympics. A total of three club teams competed, two representing the United States, both from host city St. Louis, and one representing Canada, from Galt (now Cambridge), Ontario. [1] Originally two other Canadian teams had also been scheduled for the competition, Berlin Rangers and the University of Toronto, but both withdrew before the competition. [2]

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The 1904 Olympic Games were spread over several months, linked to the St. Louis World's Fair, and football, in November, was the last sport to be contested. The tournament was played as a straight round-robin, although the game between Christian Brothers College and St. Rose Parish was replayed due to a draw in their first game. [3]

Gold medals were awarded at these Olympics for the first time. Galt F.C. (Canada) won the gold medal, Christian Brothers College (United States) the silver, and St. Rose Parish (United States) the bronze. These results are the best that either Canada or the United States have achieved in men's Olympic football. The 1904 contest is considered to be an official contest by IOC, [4] although not by FIFA because no national teams were involved in the competition. [2]

Venue

Francis Field hosted all the matches Francis Field 1904.jpg
Francis Field hosted all the matches

Squads

Matches

Galt F.C. had little difficulty with either of the U.S. squads, defeating them both without conceding a goal. The U.S. teams played a scoreless draw before Christian Brothers College won a rematch against St. Rose Parish, 2–0.

Christian Brothers College Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg 07 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Galt F.C.
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Steep Soccerball shade.svg
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Francis Field , St. Louis
Referee: Paul McQueeney (United States)

St. Rose Parish Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg 04 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Galt F.C.
Report (1)
Report (2)
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Francis Field , St. Louis
Referee: Paul McQueeney (United States)


Christian Brothers College Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg 00 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg St. Rose Parish
Report

Christian Brothers College Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg 20 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg St. Rose Parish
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Final ranking

RankTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Galt F.C. 2200110+114
2 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg Christian Brothers College 210127-52
3 Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg St. Rose Parish200206-60

Medal summary

Medal table

According to a report in the Toronto Mail and Empire newspaper of November 18, 1904, medals were awarded to the players in St. Louis. The report states that "Immediately after the game, the Galt aggregation, numbering about 50 persons, retired to the office of James E. Sullivan, chief of the Department of Physical Culture, where they received their prize. After a talk by Mr. James A. Conlon, of the Physical Culture Department, Mayor Mundy, of the City of Galt, presented each player on the winning team with a beautiful gold medal." The medal awarded to Fred Steep of Galt, held by The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Vaughan, Ontario, clearly shows that the medals were made in St. Louis, Missouri.

Canadian team Galt F.C. won the Gold Medal Galt fc canada olympic.jpg
Canadian team Galt F.C. won the Gold Medal
St. Louis team Christian Brothers College won the Silver Medal St. Louis team CBC won the Silver Medal.jpg
St. Louis team Christian Brothers College won the Silver Medal
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
2US flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)0112
Totals (2 nations)1113

Medalists

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's footballCanadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Galt F.C.
Otto Christman
George Ducker
John Fraser
John Gourlay
Alexander Hall
Albert Henderson
Albert Johnston
Robert Lane
Ernest Linton
Gordon McDonald
Frederick Steep
Tom Taylor
William Twaits
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Christian Brothers College
Charles Bartliff
Warren Brittingham
Oscar Brockmeyer
Alexander Cudmore
Charles January
John January
Thomas January
Raymond Lawler
Joseph Lydon
Louis Menges
Peter Ratican
US flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
St. Rose Parish
Joseph Brady
George Cooke
Thomas Cooke
Cormic Cosgrove
Edward Dierkes
Martin Dooling
Frank Frost
Claude Jameson
Henry Jameson
Johnson
Leo O'Connell
Harry Tate

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