Football at the Mediterranean Games

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Association Football at the Mediterranean Games
Founded 1951
Region Mediterranean Sea (FIFA)
Number of teams 8 (from 3 confederations)
Current championsFlag of Spain.svg  Spain (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (4 titles)

Football has been played consistently at the Mediterranean Games since the year 1951 for men. Italy is the most successful team. From 1991, the men first national teams did not participate to the tournaments.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Mediterranean Games sporting event

The Mediterranean Games are a multi-sport games held usually every four years, between nations around or very close to the Mediterranean Sea, where Europe, Africa, and Asia meet. The games are under the auspices of the International Committee of Mediterranean Games (CIJM).

Contents

Tournament

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold medal MedGames.svg Gold medalistScore Silver medal MedGames.svg Silver medalist Bronze medal MedGames.svg Bronze medalistScoreFourth place
1951
Details
Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg
Alexandria
Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg
Greece
n/a Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg
Egypt
Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg
Syria
No Fourth
1955
Details
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg
Barcelona
Flag of Egypt (1952-1958).svg
Egypt
n/a Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg
Spain
Flag of France.svg
France
n/a Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg
Syria
1959
Details
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Beirut
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
n/a Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
No Fourth
1963
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Naples
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
3 − 0Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg
Spain
2 − 1Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
1967
Details
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
Tunis
Flag of France.svg  France / Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Gold Medal Shared
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg
Spain
2 − 1Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
1971
Details
Flag of Turkey.svg
İzmir
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
1 − 0Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
Tunisia
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
1 − 0
aet
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg
United Arab Republic
1975
Details
Flag of Algeria.svg
Algiers
Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
3 − 2
aet
Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
Tunisia
1 − 1
pen (4−3)
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
1979
Details
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Split
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
3 − 0Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
2 − 1Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
1983
Details
Flag of Morocco.svg
Casablanca
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
3 − 0Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
0 − 0
pen (5−2)
Flag of France.svg
France
1987
Details
Flag of Syria.svg
Latakia
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
2 − 1Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
1 − 0
aet
Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
1991
Details
Flag of Greece.svg
Athens
Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
3 − 1Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
3 − 2Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
1993
Details
Flag of France.svg
Languedoc-Roussillon
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
2 − 0Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
Flag of France.svg
France
2 − 1Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
1997
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Bari
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
5 − 1Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
1 − 0Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2001
Details
Flag of Tunisia.svg
Tunis
Flag of Tunisia.svg
Tunisia
1 − 0Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of France.svg
France
2 − 0Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
2005
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Almería
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
1 − 0Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg
Libya
1 − 1
pen (4−3)
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
2009
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Pescara
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2 − 1Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg
Libya
0 − 0
pen (8−7)
Flag of France.svg
France
2013
Details
Flag of Turkey.svg
Mersin
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
2 – 2
pen (3–2)
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Tunisia.svg
Tunisia
4 – 0Flag of Libya.svg
Libya
2018
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Tarragona
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
3 – 2Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
0 – 0
pen (7–6)
Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
2021
Details
Flag of Algeria.svg
Oran
TBDTBD

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Medal table

As of 2018.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4307
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3126
3Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2024
4Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2013
5Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2002
6Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 17210
7Flag of France.svg  France 1337
8Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1124
9Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1113
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1113
11Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 1012
12Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 0022
13Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 0011
Totals (13 nations)19171854

Participating nations

Nation 51 55 59 63 67 71 75 79 83 87 91 93 97 01 05 09 13 18 Years
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 6111084
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria part of France6136892886611
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina part of Yugoslavia86584
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia part of Yugoslavia10102
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 111
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 215468358
Flag of France.svg  France 31522423734512
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 169454153685413
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1128412527211
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 3763
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 88913733499
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia part of Yugoslavia61
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 99113
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro part of Yugoslavia81
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 47dq46153954w/o1313
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 7101294
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia A 151455
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia part of Yugoslavia692
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 23341117
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 34878197
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 65237777177312
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 224375232124262716
Total nations3439879898111013991289
^A Includes four appearances as Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia

General Statistics

Mens General Statistics (1951 - 1987)

As end of 1987 Mediterranean Games. 10 editions compete between Senior teams but many teams not compete national A teams.

1987 Mediterranean Games 10th edition of the Mediterranean Games

The X Mediterranean Games – Latakia 1987, commonly known as the 1987 Mediterranean Games, were the 10th Mediterranean Games. The Games were held in Latakia, Syria, from 11 to 25 September 1987, where 1,996 athletes from 18 countries participated. There were a total of 162 medal events from 19 different sports.

All matches not between two A Senior team are not counted as A-level match by FIFA.

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of France.svg  France 73216884427+1756
2Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 832157104133+852
3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3131021326+2632
4Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 51910272925+432
5Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 7228862321+232
6Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 7248794233+931
7Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 312921329+2329
8Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3137512812+1626
9Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 6206682123-224
10Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 62164112438-1422
11Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 61841131541-2613
12Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 311119426-224
13Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 39117718-114
14Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 1301207-71
15Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 14004418–140

Mens General Statistics (1951 - 1987)+(1991 - 2018)

As end of 2018 Mediterranean Games.

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 16673412219569+26114
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 114227698932+5787
3Flag of France.svg  France 12502511147248+2486
4Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 73119846129+3265
5Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1343186196160+160
6Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 12401512135047+357
7Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 134317141125543+1253
8Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1136138154955-647
9Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 51913334915+3442
10Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 82797114436+834
11Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 931311172256-3420
12Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 72042141646-3014
13Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4112361424-109
14Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 410118827-194
15Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 311119426–224
16Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 2503257–23
17Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 120200002
18Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 25014611–51
19Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 14013513–81
20Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 49018132–311
21Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 1100103–30
22Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 38008431–270

See also

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