The "Challenge Cup", awarded to
the winning team
|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, the main team and a "B" side) , 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.
| Denmark ||9–0|
| N. Middelboe |
| Great Britain ||12–1|
| Stapley |
|Report|| Bergström |
| Great Britain ||4–0|
| Stapley ||Report|
| Denmark ||17–1|
| S. Nielsen |
|Report|| Sartorius |
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.
| Netherlands ||2–0|
| Reeman |
| Great Britain ||2–0|
| Chapman |
|5||1||0||0||1||1||17||−16||0||Eliminated in semi-finals|
|6||1||0||0||1||0||9||−9||0||Eliminated in first round|
Complete list of medal winners:
Peter Marius Andersen
Ødbert E. Bjarnholt
Frans de Bruyn Kops
Bok de Korver
Jan van den Berg
Lo la Chapelle
Tonie van Renterghem
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