|Host country||Great Britain|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Goals scored||48 (8 per match)|
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.
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The matches were held at White City Stadium in London.
White City Stadium in White City, London, England, was built for the 1908 Summer Olympics, and hosted the finish of the first modern marathon. It also hosted swimming, speedway, boxing, show jumping, athletics, stock car racing, concerts and a match at the 1966 World Cup. From 1927 to 1984, it was a venue for greyhound racing, hosting the English Greyhound Derby.
Peter Marius Andersen
Ødbert E. Bjarnholt
Frans de Bruyn Kops
Bok de Korver
Jan van den Berg
Lo la Chapelle
Tonie van Renterghem
| Denmark ||9–0|
| N. Middelboe |
| Great Britain ||4–0|
| Stapley ||Report|
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