Football at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1908 Summer Olympics
London 1908 Football Challenge Cup.jpg
The "Challenge Cup", awarded to
the winning team
Tournament details
Host countryGreat Britain
Dates19–24 October
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Third placeFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Fourth placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored48 (8 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Denmark.svg Sophus Nielsen (11 goals)
1904
1912
Winner's certificate Olympic football certificate 1908.jpg
Winner's certificate

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. [1] [2] Eight teams entered (including two from France, the main team and a "B" side) [3] , 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.

Contents

Venue

The White City Stadium hosted all the matches White City Stadium 1908.jpg
The White City Stadium hosted all the matches

Squads

Tournament

The matches: [4] [5]

First round

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg9–0Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France B
N. Middelboe Soccerball shade.svg 10', 49'
Wolfhagen Soccerball shade.svg 15', 17', 67', 72'
Bohr Soccerball shade.svg 25', 47'
S. Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Report
White City
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Thomas Kyle (Great Britain)

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg12–1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Stapley Soccerball shade.svg 15', ??'
Woodward Soccerball shade.svg ??', ??'
Berry Soccerball shade.svg ??'
Chapman Soccerball shade.svg ??'
Purnell Soccerball shade.svg ??', ??', ??', ??'
Hawkes Soccerball shade.svg ??', ??'
Report Bergström Soccerball shade.svg 65'
White City
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: John Ibbotson (Great Britain)

Byes: Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg (drawn against Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg  Hungary, who withdrew due to the Bosnian crisis) and France  Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg (drawn against Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia , who withdrew after losing their FIFA membership).

Semi-finals

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg4–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Stapley Soccerball shade.svg 37', 60', 64', 75' Report
White City, London
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: John Howcroft (Great Britain)

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg17–1Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France
S. Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 3', 4', 6', 39', 46', 48', 52', 64', 66', 76'
Lindgren Soccerball shade.svg 18', 37'
Wolfhagen Soccerball shade.svg 60', 72', 82', 89'
N. Middelboe Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Report Sartorius Soccerball shade.svg 16'
White City, London
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Campbell (Great Britain)

Bronze medal match

The French were so shocked by their 17–1 defeat against Denmark that they declined to play for the bronze medal; therefore, the Netherlands played Sweden for third place. [6]

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg2–0Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Reeman Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Snethlage Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Report
White City, London
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Pearson (Great Britain). [7]

Gold medal match

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg2–0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Chapman Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Woodward Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Report
White City, London
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: John Lewis (Great Britain)

Medal summary

Medal table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal result
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain (H)3300181+176Champions
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3201263+234Runners-up
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 210142+22Third place
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2002114130Fourth place
5Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France 1001117160Eliminated in semi-finals
6Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France B 10010990Eliminated in first round
Source: FIFA [8]
(H) Host.

Medalists

Complete list of medal winners: [9]

Great Britain won the Gold Medal after beating Denmark at the final London 1908 English Amateur Football National Team.jpg
Great Britain won the Gold Medal after beating Denmark at the final
Denmark won the Silver Medal DK football1908.jpg
Denmark won the Silver Medal
EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's tournamentFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Horace Bailey
Arthur Berry
Frederick Chapman
Walter Corbett
Harold Hardman
Robert Hawkes
Kenneth Hunt
Herbert Smith
Harold Stapley
Clyde Purnell
Vivian Woodward
George Barlow [10]
Albert Bell
Ronald Brebner
W. Crabtree
Walter Daffern
Thomas Porter
Albert Scothern
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN) [11]
Peter Marius Andersen
Harald Bohr
Charles Buchwald
Ludvig Drescher
Johannes Gandil
Harald Hansen
August Lindgren
Kristian Middelboe
Nils Middelboe
Sophus Nielsen
Oskar Nørland
Bjørn Rasmussen
Vilhelm Wolfhagen
Magnus Beck [10]
Ødbert E. Bjarnholt
Knud Hansen
Einar Middelboe
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Reinier Beeuwkes
Frans de Bruyn Kops
Karel Heijting
Jan Kok
Bok de Korver
Emil Mundt
Louis Otten
Jops Reeman
Edu Snethlage
Ed Sol
Jan Thomée
Caius Welcker
Jan van den Berg [10]
Lo la Chapelle
Vic Gonsalves
John Heijting
Tonie van Renterghem

Statistics

Goalscorers

Danish Sophus Nielsen, topscorer with 11 goals Sophus Nielsen at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Denmark football squad.jpg
Danish Sophus Nielsen, topscorer with 11 goals
11 goals
8 goals
6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Goalkeeping

PlaceNameTeamGoals allowedGamesGAA
1 Horace Bailey Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 130.33
2 Ludvig Drescher Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 331.00
3 Reinier Beeuwkes Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 422.00
4 Oskar Bengtsson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1427.00
5 Fernand Desrousseaux Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France B 919.00
6 Maurice Tillette Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  France 17117.00

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