Football at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Men's football
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Football pictogram.svg
Venue Vélodrome de Vincennes
Date October 20–October 23
Competitors 35 from 3 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
  1904»

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.

The football matches were held at the Vélodrome de Vincennes in Paris.

Medal table[edit]

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 0 1
2  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
3  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's football Upton Park F.C.
 Great Britain (GBR)
USFSA XI
 France (FRA)
Université de Bruxelles
 Belgium (BEL)

Events[edit]

Men's football[edit]

Place Team Nation Record Goals
Wins Losses Percent For Against
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 France 0 – 4 United Kingdom Upton Park
Report Nicholas Goal ??'??'
Turner Goal ??'
Zealley Goal ??'
Vélodrome de Vincennes, Paris
Attendance: 500
Referee: Maignard (France)

23 September 1900
USFSA XI France 6 – 2 Belgium Université de Bruxelles
Peltier Goal 1'
Goal 13'
Goal ??'
Goal ??'
Goal ??'
Goal ??'
Report Spannoghe Goal ??'
van Heuckelum Goal ??'
Vélodrome de Vincennes, Paris
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Jack Wood (Great Britain)

In the first game, the British squad had little difficulty defeating the USFSA XI. Upton Park led 2–0 after the first half, getting two more goals in the second to win 4–0.

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.

Squads[edit]

See also[edit]