Football at the 1900 Summer Olympics
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at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Venue||Vélodrome de Vincennes|
|Date||October 20–October 23|
|Competitors||35 from 3 nations|
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a football tournament was contested for the first time. Only two demonstration matches were held between the three club sides, and no medals were awarded. Despite this, the International Olympic Committee currently credits Great Britain, France and Belgium with gold, silver and bronze medals respectively as part of its attempt to reconcile early Olympic Games with the modern award scheme.
|1||Great Britain (GBR)||1||0||0||1|
|Men's football||Upton Park F.C.
Great Britain (GBR)
|Université de Bruxelles
|1||Upton Park||Great Britain (GBR)||1||0||1.000||4||0|
|2||USFSA XI||France (FRA)||1||1||.500||6||6|
|3||Université de Bruxelles||Belgium (BEL)||0||1||.000||2||6|
20 September 1900
|USFSA XI||0 – 4||Upton Park|
|Report||Nicholas ??', ??'
23 September 1900
|USFSA XI||6 – 2||Université de Bruxelles|
van Heuckelum ??'
The second game was somewhat more eventful. Gaston Peltier scored in the first minute to give the USFSA XI an early lead, but Université de Bruxelles scored twice to take a 2–1 first half lead. The French scored five goals in the second half, however, to take the match 6–2.
Main article: Football at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads