Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
Dates August 27-September 10
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Poland
Runners-up  Hungary
Third place  East Germany (shared)
 Soviet Union (shared)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Goals scored 135 (3.55 per match)
1968
1976

The 1972 Olympic football tournament, held in Munich, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Passau, and Regensburg, was played as part of the 1972 Summer Olympics. The tournament features 16 men's national teams from five continental confederations. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the second group stage, where the second-placed teams on each group advanced to the bronze medal match while the first-placed teams advanced to the gold medal match held at Olympic Stadium on September 10, 1972.

Squads[edit]

Main article Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics - Men's team squads

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
West Germany 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13 6
Morocco 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 3
Malaysia 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
 United States 3 0 1 2 0 10 −10 1
August 27, 1972
12:00
Morocco  0 – 0  United States
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Rudi Glöckner East Germany

August 27, 1972
12:00
West Germany  3 – 0  Malaysia
Worm Goal 56'
Kalb Goal 71'
Seliger Goal 82'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 60.000
Referee: Armando Marques Brazil

August 29, 1972
12:00
Malaysia  3 – 0  United States
Shaharuddin Goal 14'
Salleh Goal 67'
Zawawi Yusoff Goal 77'
Report
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 3.000
Referee: Henry Oberg Norway

August 29, 1972
12:00
West Germany  3 – 0  Morocco
Nickel Goal 30' (pen.) Goal 33' (pen.)
Hitzfeld Goal 53'
Report
Passau
Attendance: 16.000
Referee: Dogan Babacan Turkey

August 31, 1972
12:00
West Germany  7 – 0  United States
Nickel Goal 17' Goal 43' Goal 70' Goal 86'
Hitzfeld Goal 47'
Seliger Goal 62'
Bitz Goal 79'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 65.000
Referee: Marco Dorantes Garcia Mexico

August 31, 1972
12:00
Morocco  6 – 0  Malaysia
Benkhrif Goal 16'
Faras Goal 19' Goal 21' Goal 25'
El Filali Goal 56'
Tati Goal 85'
Report
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 2.500
Referee: Károly Palotai Hungary

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 3 4 -1 4
Burma 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 2
 Sudan 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
August 28, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  1 – 0  Burma
Kolotov Goal 51' Report
Regensburg
Attendance: 6.000
Referee: Jafar Namdar Iran

August 28, 1972
12:00
Mexico  1 – 0  Sudan
Manzo Goal 16' Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 500
Referee: Francesco Francescon Italy

August 30, 1972
12:00
Mexico  1 – 0  Burma
Cuéllar Goal 86' Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 1.000
Referee: Robert Quarshie Ghana

August 30, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  2 – 1  Sudan
Yevriuzhikin Goal 42' (pen.)
Zanazanyan Goal 44'
Report Jaxa Goal 59'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 25.000
Referee: Ferdinand Biwersi West Germany

September 1, 1972
12:00
Burma  2 – 0  Sudan
Soe Than Goal 7'
Aung Moe Thin Goal 61'
Report
Passau
Attendance: 2.000
Referee: Marian Srodecki Poland

September 1, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  4 – 1  Mexico
Blokhin Goal 7' Goal 13' Goal 14'
Semyonov Goal 58'
Report Razo Goal 60'
Regensburg
Attendance: 8.000
Referee: Luis Pestarino Argentina

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
 Iran 3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
 Brazil 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
August 27, 1972
12:00
Hungary  5 – 0  Iran
A. Dunai Goal 31' Goal 48' Goal 90+1'
Várady Goal 52'
Kozma Goal 81'
Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 2.000
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez Colombia

August 27, 1972
12:00
Denmark  3 – 2  Brazil
Simonsen Goal 28' Goal 83'
Røntved Goal 50'
Report Dirceu Goal 68'
Zé Carlos Goal 69'
Passau
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Pavel Kazakov Soviet Union

August 29, 1972
12:00
Denmark  4 – 0  Iran
Heino Hansen Goal 16' Goal 58'
Simonsen Goal 39'
Nygaard Goal 44'
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 3.500
Referee: Abdelkrim Ziani Morocco

August 29, 1972
12:00
Hungary  2 – 2  Brazil
A. Dunai Goal 4'
Juhász Goal 84'
Report Pedrinho Goal 67'
Dirceu Goal 73'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 50.000
Referee: William Mullan United Kingdom

August 31, 1972
12:00
Iran  1 – 0  Brazil
Halvai Goal 63' Report
Regensburg
Attendance: 2.200
Referee: Gerhard Schulemburg West Germany

August 31, 1972
12:00
Denmark  0 – 2  Hungary
Report E. Dunai Goal 17' Goal 84'
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 8.500
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa Malaysia

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 6
 East Germany 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 4
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
 Ghana 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
August 28, 1972
12:00
East Germany  4 – 0  Ghana
Kreische Goal 19' Goal 89'
Streich Goal 45'
Sparwasser Goal 66'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 40.000
Referee: Michael Wuertz United States

August 28, 1972
12:00
Poland  5 – 1  Colombia
Deyna Goal 16' Goal 32'
Gadocha Goal 42' Goal 49' Goal 72'
Report Morón Goal 63'
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: A. Salih Gindil Sudan

August 30, 1972
12:00
East Germany  6 – 1  Colombia
Streich Goal 1' Goal 10'
Sparwasser Goal 9'
Ducke Goal 31'
Vogel Goal 85'
Kreische Goal 88' (pen.)
Report Espinosa Goal 38'
Passau
Attendance: 4.500
Referee: Abdelkader Aouissi Algeria

August 30, 1972
12:00
Poland  4 – 0  Ghana
Lubański Goal 40'
Gadocha Goal 59' Goal 89'
Deyna Goal 86'
Report
Regensburg
Attendance: 2.200
Referee: Kan-Chee Lee Hong Kong

September 1, 1972
12:00
Colombia  3 – 1  Ghana
Morón Goal 56'
Torres Goal 60'
Montaño Goal 82'
Report Sunday Goal 79'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 25.000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher West Germany

September 1, 1972
12:00
Poland  2 – 1  East Germany
Gorgoń Goal 6' Goal 63' Report Streich Goal 45'
Nuremberg
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Werner Winsemann Canada

Second round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6
 East Germany 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 4
 West Germany 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
 Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
September 3, 1972
12:00
Hungary  2 – 0  East Germany
A. Dunai Goal 60'
Tóth Goal 66'
Report
Passau
Attendance: 8.500
Referee: Armando Marques Brazil

September 3, 1972
12:00
West Germany  1 – 1  Mexico
Hitzfeld Goal 5' Report Cuéllar Goal 69'
Nuremberg
Attendance: 40.000
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa Malaysia

September 5, 1972
12:00
East Germany  7 – 0  Mexico
Ganzera Goal 34'
Sparwasser Goal 39' Goal 51' Goal 89'
Streich Goal 48'
Kreische Goal 72'
Häfner Goal 79'
Report
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 5.500
Referee: Jafar Namdar Iran

September 6, 1972
12:00
Hungary  4 – 1  West Germany
E. Dunai Goal 14'
A. Dunai Goal 43'
Goal 75' Goal 87'
Report Hitzfeld Goal 33'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 70.000
Referee: Luis Pestarino Argentina

September 8, 1972
12:00
Hungary  2 – 0  Mexico
A. Dunai Goal 35'
Kocsis Goal 53'
Report
Regensburg
Attendance: 2.500
Referee: Kan Chee Lee Hong Kong

September 8, 1972
12:00
East Germany  3 – 2  West Germany
Pommerenke Goal 10'
StreichGoal 53'
Vogel Goal 82'
Report Hoeneß Goal 31'
Hitzfeld Goal 68'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80.000
Referee: William Mullan United Kingdom

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5
 Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 4
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 3
 Morocco 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
September 3, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  3 – 0  Morocco
Semyonov Goal 1'
Kolotov Goal 15'
Elissev Goal 69'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 55.000
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez Colombia

September 3, 1972
12:00
Denmark  1 – 1  Poland
Heino Hansen Goal 27' Report Deyna Goal 36'
Regensburg
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Abdelkader Aouissi Algeria

September 5, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  1 – 2  Poland
Blokhin Goal 28' Report Deyna Goal 79' (pen.)
Szołtysik Goal 87'
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 5.000
Referee: Henry Oberg Norway

September 5, 1972
12:00
Denmark  3 – 1  Morocco
Bak Goal 55' Goal 83'
Printzlau Goal 90'
Report Merzaq Goal 89'
Passau
Attendance: 3.100
Referee: Werner Winsemann Canada

September 8, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  4 – 0  Denmark
Kolotov Goal 20'
Semyonov Goal 28'
Blokhin Goal 55'
Sabo Goal 88'
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Dogan Babacan Turkey

September 8, 1972
12:00
Poland  5 – 0  Morocco
Kmiecik Goal 3'
LubańskiGoal 10'
Deyna Goal 45' (pen.) Goal 63'
Gadocha Goal 53'
Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 500
Referee: Francesco Francescon Italy

Bronze Medal match[edit]

September 10, 1972
Soviet Union  2 – 2  East Germany
Blokhin Goal 10'
Khurtsilava Goal 30'
Report Kreische Goal 33' (pen.)
Vogel Goal 78'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80.000
Referee: Armando Marques Brazil

Bronze medals shared.

Gold Medal match[edit]

September 10, 1972
Poland  2 – 1  Hungary
Deyna Goal 47' Goal 68' Report Várady Goal 42'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80.000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher Germany

Goalscorers[edit]

With nine goals, Kazimierz Deyna of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 135 goals were scored by 66 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

9 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Poland (POL) 7 6 1 0 21 5 +16 13
2  Hungary (HUN) 7 5 1 1 18 5 +13 11
3  Soviet Union (URS) 7 5 1 1 17 6 +11 11
3  East Germany (GDR) 7 4 1 2 23 9 +14 9
4  West Germany (FRG) 6 3 1 2 17 8 +11 7
5  Denmark (DEN) 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 7
6  Mexico (MEX) 6 2 1 3 4 14 −10 5
7  Morocco (MAR) 6 1 1 4 7 14 −7 3
8  Burma (BIR) 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 2
9  Malaysia (MAS) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
10  Colombia (COL) 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
11  Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
12  Brazil (BRA) 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
13  United States (USA) 3 0 1 2 0 10 −10 1
14  Sudan (SUD) 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
15  Ghana (GHA) 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Bronze
Poland Hungary Soviet Union East Germany

Hubert Kostka
Zbigniew Gut
Jerzy Gorgoń
Zygmunt Anczok
Lesław Ćmikiewicz
Zygmunt Maszczyk
Jerzy Kraska
Kazimierz Deyna
Zygfryd Szołtysik
Włodzimierz Lubański
Robert Gadocha
Ryszard Szymczak
Antoni Szymanowski
Joachim Marx
Grzegorz Lato
Marian Ostafiński
Kazimierz Kmiecik
Marian Szeja
Coach:Kazimierz Górski

István Géczi
Péter Vépi
Miklós Páncsics
Péter Juhász
Lajos Szücs
Mihály Kozma
Antal Dunai
Lajos Kü
Béla Váradi
Ede Dunai
László Bálint
Lajos Kocsis
Kálmán Tóth
László Branikovics
József Kovács
Csaba Vidács
Adám Rothermel

Oleg Blokhin
Murtaz Khurtsilava
Yuri Istomin
Vladimir Kaplichny
Viktor Kolotov
Yevgeni Lovchev
Sergei Olshansky
Yevgeni Rudakov
Vyacheslav Semyonov
Gennadi Evryuzhikhin
Oganes Zanazanyan
Andrei Yakubik
Arkadi Andriasyan
Revaz Dzodzuashvili
Iosef Sabo
Yuri Eliseev
Vladimir Onishchenko
Anatoli Kuksov
Vladimir Pilgui

Jürgen Croy
Manfred Zapf
Konrad Weise
Bernd Bransch
Jürgen Pommerenke
Jürgen Sparwasser
Hans-Jürgen Kreische
Joachim Streich
Wolfgang Seguin
Peter Ducke
Frank Ganzera
Lothar Kurbjuweit
Eberhard Vogel
Harald Irmscher
Ralf Schulenberg
Reinhard Häfner
Siegmar Wätzlich
Coach: Georg Buschner

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