Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

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This article is team squads of Men's Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Each nation must submit a squad of 18 players, 15 of which must be born on or after 1 January 1985, and 3 of which can be older dispensation players, by 23 July 2008.[1] A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional dispensation goalkeeper) must be included in the squad.[1]

Group A[edit]

Argentina[edit]

The following is the Argentina squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] view · talk

Head coach: Sergio Batista

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Óscar Ustari (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Spain Getafe
2 2DF Ezequiel Garay (1986-10-10)10 October 1986 (aged 21) 1 0 Spain Real Madrid
3 2DF Luciano Fabián Monzón (1987-04-13)13 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
4 2DF Pablo Zabaleta (1985-01-16)16 January 1985 (aged 23) 5 0 Spain Espanyol
5 3MF Fernando Gago (1986-04-10)10 April 1986 (aged 22) 9 0 Spain Real Madrid
6 2DF Federico Fazio (1987-03-17)17 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Spain Sevilla
7 3MF José Ernesto Sosa (1985-06-19)19 June 1985 (aged 23) 2 0 Germany Bayern Munich
8 3MF Éver Banega (1988-06-29)29 June 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Spain Valencia
9 4FW Ezequiel Lavezzi (1985-05-03)3 May 1985 (aged 23) 2 0 Italy Napoli
10 3MF Juan Román Riquelme* (c) (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 30) 42 18 Argentina Boca Juniors
11 3MF Ángel di María (1988-02-14)14 February 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Portugal Benfica
12 2DF Nicolás Pareja* (1984-01-18)18 January 1984 (aged 24) 0 0 Belgium Anderlecht
13 4FW Lautaro Acosta (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Spain Sevilla
14 3MF Javier Mascherano* (1984-06-08)8 June 1984 (aged 24) 37 2 England Liverpool
15 4FW Lionel Messi (1987-06-24)24 June 1987 (aged 21) 26 8 Spain Barcelona
16 4FW Sergio Agüero (1988-06-02)2 June 1988 (aged 20) 7 2 Spain Atlético Madrid
17 4FW Diego Buonanotte (1988-04-19)19 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Argentina River Plate
18 1GK Sergio Romero (1987-02-22)22 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands AZ
22 1GK Nicolás Navarro[n 1] (1985-03-25)25 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Italy Napoli

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Óscar Ustari who was injured during the competition

Australia[edit]

The following is the Australia squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] view · talk

Head coach: Graham Arnold

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Adam Federici (1985-01-31)31 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 England Reading
2 2DF Jade North* (1982-01-07)7 January 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 Australia Newcastle Jets
3 2DF Adrian Leijer (1986-03-25)25 March 1986 (aged 22) 20 1 England Fulham
4 2DF Mark Milligan (c) (1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 23) 18 5 Australia Newcastle Jets
5 2DF Matthew Špiranović (1988-06-27)27 June 1988 (aged 20) 1 0 Germany Nürnberg
6 2DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley (1985-03-11)11 March 1985 (aged 23) 21 4 Australia Perth Glory
7 3MF Neil Kilkenny (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 22) 6 0 England Leeds United
8 3MF Stuart Musialik (1985-03-29)29 March 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 Australia Sydney FC
9 4FW Mark Bridge (1985-11-07)7 November 1985 (aged 22) 17 3 Australia Sydney FC
10 4FW Archie Thompson* (1978-10-23)23 October 1978 (aged 29) 0 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
11 3MF David Carney* (1983-11-30)30 November 1983 (aged 24) 0 0 England Sheffield United
12 2DF Trent McClenahan (1985-02-04)4 February 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 England Hereford United
13 3MF Ruben Zadkovich (1986-05-23)23 May 1986 (aged 22) 19 1 England Derby County
14 3MF James Troisi (1988-07-03)3 July 1988 (aged 20) 7 2 Turkey Gençlerbirliği
15 3MF Kristian Sarkies (1986-10-25)25 October 1986 (aged 21) 16 7 Australia Adelaide United
16 3MF Billy Celeski (1985-07-14)14 July 1985 (aged 23) 6 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
17 4FW Nikita Rukavytsya (1987-06-22)22 June 1987 (aged 21) 6 1 Australia Perth Glory
18 1GK Tando Velaphi (1987-04-17)17 April 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Australia Perth Glory
21 4FW Matt Simon[n 1] (1986-01-22)22 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Australia Central Coast Mariners

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Archie Thompson who was injured during the competition

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

The following is the Côte d'Ivoire squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Head coach: France Gérard Gili

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Vincent de Paul Angban (1985-02-02)2 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
2 2DF Serge Wawa (1986-01-01)1 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
3 2DF Diarrasouba Viera (1986-12-21)21 December 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Romania CFR Cluj
4 2DF Souleymane Bamba (1985-01-13)13 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Scotland Dunfermline
5 2DF Angoua Brou Benjamin (1986-11-28)28 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
6 3MF Hervé Kambou (1985-05-01)1 May 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 France Bastia
7 3MF Kafoumba Coulibaly (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 France Nice
8 4FW Salomon Kalou (1985-08-05)5 August 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 England Chelsea
9 4FW Franck Dja Djedje (1986-06-02)2 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Grenoble
10 3MF Emmanuel Koné (1986-12-31)31 December 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Romania CFR Cluj
11 3MF Anthony Moura-Komenan (1986-01-20)20 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Libourne-Saint-Seurin
12 2DF Mamadou Bagayoko (1989-12-31)31 December 1989 (aged 18) 0 0 Ivory Coast Africa Sports
13 4FW Abraham (1986-07-25)25 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
14 4FW Gervinho (c) (1987-05-27)27 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 France Le Mans
15 2DF Mekeme Tamla Ladji (1985-09-19)19 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 France Laval
16 1GK Christian Fabrice Okoua (1991-11-08)8 November 1991 (aged 16) 0 0 Ivory Coast Africa Sports
17 4FW Antoine N'Gossan (1990-11-30)30 November 1990 (aged 17) 0 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
18 4FW Sekou Cissé (1985-05-23)23 May 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Netherlands Roda JC

* Over-aged player.

Serbia[edit]

The following is the Serbia squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5] view · talk

Head coach: Miroslav Đukić

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Vladimir Stojković* (c) (1983-07-28)28 July 1983 (aged 25) 25 0 Portugal Sporting CP
2 2DF Marko Jovanović (1988-03-26)26 March 1988 (aged 20) 2 0 Serbia Partizan
3 2DF Aleksandar Kolarov (1985-11-10)10 November 1985 (aged 22) 12 2 Italy Lazio
4 3MF Gojko Kačar (1987-01-26)26 January 1987 (aged 21) 17 0 Germany Hertha BSC
5 2DF Slobodan Rajković (1989-02-03)3 February 1989 (aged 19) 15 0 Netherlands Twente
6 3MF Predrag Pavlović (1986-06-19)19 June 1986 (aged 22) 4 0 Serbia Napredak Kruševac
7 3MF Milan Smiljanić (1986-11-19)19 November 1986 (aged 21) 18 1 Spain Espanyol
8 3MF Nikola Gulan (1989-03-23)23 March 1989 (aged 19) 6 0 Italy Fiorentina
9 4FW Đorđe Rakić (1985-10-31)31 October 1985 (aged 22) 18 2 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
11 2DF Duško Tošić (1985-01-19)19 January 1985 (aged 23) 23 1 Germany Werder Bremen
12 4FW Dušan Tadić (1988-11-20)20 November 1988 (aged 19) 6 0 Serbia Vojvodina
13 2DF Ljubomir Fejsa (1988-08-14)14 August 1988 (aged 19) 4 0 Serbia Partizan
14 2DF Miljan Mrdaković* (1982-05-09)9 May 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
15 3MF Aleksandar Živković* (1977-07-28)28 July 1977 (aged 31) 6 0 China Shandong Luneng
16 2DF Nenad Tomović (1987-08-30)30 August 1987 (aged 20) 2 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
17 3MF Zoran Tošić (1987-04-28)28 April 1987 (aged 21) 14 1 Serbia Partizan
18 1GK Saša Stamenković (1985-01-05)5 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Serbia Napredak Kruševac
19 4FW Andrija Kaluđerović (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 21) 4 0 Serbia OFK Beograd

* Over-aged player.

Group B[edit]

Japan[edit]

The following is the Japan squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6] view · talk

Head coach: Yasuharu Sorimachi

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Shusaku Nishikawa (1986-06-18)18 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Oita Trinita
2 3MF Hajime Hosogai (1986-06-10)10 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
3 2DF Maya Yoshida (1988-08-24)24 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Japan Nagoya Grampus
4 2DF Hiroki Mizumoto (c) (1985-09-12)12 September 1985 (aged 22) 1 0 Japan Kyoto Sanga
5 3MF Yuto Nagatomo (1986-09-12)12 September 1986 (aged 21) 3 0 Japan FC Tokyo
6 2DF Masato Morishige (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Japan Oita Trinita
7 2DF Atsuto Uchida (1988-03-27)27 March 1988 (aged 20) 9 1 Japan Kashima Antlers
8 4FW Keisuke Honda (1986-06-13)13 June 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Netherlands VVV-Venlo
9 4FW Yohei Toyoda (1985-04-11)11 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Montedio Yamagata
10 3MF Yohei Kajiyama (1985-09-24)24 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan FC Tokyo
11 4FW Shinji Okazaki (1986-04-16)16 April 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
12 3MF Hiroyuki Taniguchi (1985-06-27)27 June 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
13 2DF Michihiro Yasuda (1987-12-20)20 December 1987 (aged 20) 5 0 Japan Gamba Osaka
14 4FW Shinji Kagawa (1989-03-17)17 March 1989 (aged 19) 3 0 Japan Cerezo Osaka
15 4FW Takayuki Morimoto (1988-05-07)7 May 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Italy Catania
16 3MF Takuya Honda (1985-04-17)17 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
17 4FW Tadanari Lee (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Kashiwa Reysol
18 1GK Kaito Yamamoto (1985-07-10)10 July 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse

* Over-aged player.

Netherlands[edit]

The following is the Netherlands squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[7] view · talk

Head coach: Foppe de Haan

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Piet Velthuizen (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Vitesse
2 2DF Gianni Zuiverloon (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 England West Bromwich Albion
3 2DF Dirk Marcellis (1988-04-13)13 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Netherlands PSV
4 2DF Kew Jaliens* (1978-09-15)15 September 1978 (aged 29) 10 0 Netherlands AZ
5 2DF Erik Pieters (1988-08-07)7 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Netherlands PSV
6 3MF Kees Luyckx (1986-02-11)11 February 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Netherlands AZ
7 3MF Jonathan de Guzmán (1987-09-13)13 September 1987 (aged 20) 0 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
8 3MF Urby Emanuelson (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 (aged 22) 11 0 Netherlands Ajax
9 4FW Roy Makaay* (c) (1975-03-09)9 March 1975 (aged 33) 43 6 Netherlands Feyenoord
10 4FW Gerald Sibon* (1974-04-19)19 April 1974 (aged 34) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
11 4FW Ryan Babel (1986-12-19)19 December 1986 (aged 21) 25 5 England Liverpool
12 3MF Hedwiges Maduro (1985-02-13)13 February 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 Spain Valencia
13 2DF Calvin Jong-a-Pin (1986-08-18)18 August 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
14 3MF Evander Sno (1987-04-09)9 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Scotland Celtic
15 3MF Royston Drenthe (1987-04-08)8 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Spain Real Madrid
16 4FW Roy Beerens (1987-12-22)22 December 1987 (aged 20) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
17 3MF Otman Bakkal (1985-02-27)27 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Netherlands PSV
18 1GK Kenneth Vermeer (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Netherlands Ajax

* Over-aged player.

Nigeria[edit]

The following is the Nigeria squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[8] view · talk

Head coach: Samson Siasia

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ambruse Vanzekin (1986-07-14)14 July 1986 (aged 22) 30 0 Nigeria Akwa United
2 2DF Chibuzor Okonkwo (1988-12-16)16 December 1988 (aged 19) 8 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
4 2DF Onyekachi Apam (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 21) 30 1 France Nice
5 2DF Dele Adeleye (1988-12-25)25 December 1988 (aged 19) 27 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
6 3MF Monday James (1986-10-19)19 October 1986 (aged 21) 19 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
7 4FW Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 22) 25 6 Germany Hoffenheim
8 3MF Sani Kaita (1986-05-02)2 May 1986 (aged 22) 25 1 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
9 4FW Victor Nsofor Obinna (1987-03-25)25 March 1987 (aged 21) 29 11 Italy Chievo
10 3MF Promise Isaac (c) (1987-12-02)2 December 1987 (aged 20) 27 9 Turkey Trabzonspor
11 4FW Solomon Okoronkwo (1987-03-02)2 March 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Germany Hertha BSC
12 3MF Oluwafemi Ajilore (1985-01-18)18 January 1985 (aged 23) 3 0 Netherlands Groningen
13 2DF Olubayo Adefemi (1985-08-13)13 August 1985 (aged 22) 27 5 Israel Hapoel Bnei Lod
14 4FW Peter Odemwingie* (1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 27) 25 6 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
15 2DF Efe Ambrose (1988-10-18)18 October 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Nigeria Kaduna United
16 4FW Victor Anichebe (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 20) 5 2 England Everton
17 3MF Emmanuel Ekpo (1987-12-20)20 December 1987 (aged 20) 6 3 United States Columbus Crew
18 1GK Ikechukwu Ezenwa (1988-10-16)16 October 1988 (aged 19) 26 0 Nigeria Ocean Boys
19 3MF Oladapo Olufemi (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 20) 12 0 Portugal Boavista

* Over-aged player.

United States[edit]

The following is the United States squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[9] view · talk

Head coach: Poland Piotr Nowak

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Chris Seitz (1987-03-12)12 March 1987 (aged 21) 7 0 United States Real Salt Lake
2 2DF Marvell Wynne (1986-05-08)8 May 1986 (aged 22) 5 0 Canada Toronto FC
3 2DF Michael Orozco (1986-02-07)7 February 1986 (aged 22) 4 0 Mexico San Luis
4 3MF Michael Bradley (1987-07-31)31 July 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
5 3MF Dax McCarty (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 21) 5 0 United States FC Dallas
6 2DF Maurice Edu (1986-04-18)18 April 1986 (aged 22) 5 0 Canada Toronto FC
7 3MF Stuart Holden (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 23) 6 0 United States Houston Dynamo
8 3MF Danny Szetela (1987-06-17)17 June 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Italy Brescia
9 4FW Charlie Davies (1986-06-25)25 June 1986 (aged 22) 6 1 Sweden Hammarby
10 3MF Benny Feilhaber (1985-01-19)19 January 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 England Derby County
11 4FW Freddy Adu (1989-06-02)2 June 1989 (aged 19) 3 4 France Monaco
12 4FW Jozy Altidore (1989-11-06)6 November 1989 (aged 18) 6 0 Spain Villarreal
13 2DF Patrick Ianni (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 23) 5 1 United States Houston Dynamo
14 3MF Robbie Rogers (1987-05-12)12 May 1987 (aged 21) 2 1 United States Columbus Crew
15 2DF Michael Parkhurst* (1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 24) 0 0 United States New England Revolution
16 3MF Sacha Kljestan (1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 22) 7 1 United States Chivas USA
17 4FW Brian McBride* (c) (1972-06-19)19 June 1972 (aged 36) 0 0 United States Chicago Fire
18 1GK Brad Guzan* (1984-09-09)9 September 1984 (aged 23) 0 0 England Aston Villa

* Over-aged player.

Alternates

Group C[edit]

Belgium[edit]

The following is the Belgium squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[10] view · talk

Head coach: Jean-François de Sart

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Logan Bailly (1985-12-27)27 December 1985 (aged 22) 13 0 Belgium Racing Genk
2 2DF Sepp de Roover* (1984-11-12)12 November 1984 (aged 23) 7 0 Netherlands Groningen
3 2DF Vincent Kompany (1986-04-10)10 April 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Germany Hamburg
4 2DF Thomas Vermaelen (1985-11-14)14 November 1985 (aged 22) 16 1 Netherlands Ajax
5 2DF Sébastien Pocognoli (1987-08-01)1 August 1987 (aged 21) 19 1 Netherlands AZ
6 3MF Marouane Fellaini (1987-11-22)22 November 1987 (aged 20) 10 0 Belgium Standard Liège
7 4FW Tom de Mul (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 22) 32 5 Spain Sevilla
8 3MF Faris Haroun (1985-09-22)22 September 1985 (aged 22) 30 5 Belgium Racing Genk
9 4FW Kevin Mirallas (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 20) 12 6 France Lille
10 3MF Jan Vertonghen (1987-04-24)24 April 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Netherlands Ajax
11 3MF Maarten Martens* (c) (1984-07-02)2 July 1984 (aged 24) 32 8 Netherlands AZ
12 1GK Yves Makabu-Makalambay (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 22) 9 0 Scotland Hibernian
13 2DF Laurent Ciman (1985-08-05)5 August 1985 (aged 23) 22 1 Belgium Club Brugge
14 3MF Landry Mulemo (1986-09-17)17 September 1986 (aged 21) 18 0 Belgium Standard Liège
15 2DF Jeroen Simaeys (1985-05-12)12 May 1985 (aged 23) 3 0 Belgium Club Brugge
16 3MF Anthony Vanden Borre (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 20) 15 2 Italy Genoa
17 4FW Stijn de Smet (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 23) 25 3 Belgium Cercle Brugge
18 4FW Mousa Dembélé (1987-07-16)16 July 1987 (aged 21) 2 0 Netherlands AZ
19 3MF Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe[n 1] (1989-02-02)2 February 1989 (aged 19) 3 0 Germany Hamburg
22 1GK Yves de Winter[n 2] (1987-05-25)25 May 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Belgium Westerlo

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Stijn De Smet who was injured during the competition
  2. ^ Replaces Vincent Kompany who was returned to his club during the competition

Brazil[edit]

The following is the Brazil squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[11] view · talk

Head coach: Dunga

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Diego Alves (1985-06-24)24 June 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Spain Almería
2 2DF Rafinha (1985-09-07)7 September 1985 (aged 22) 1 0 Germany Schalke 04
3 2DF Alex Silva (1985-03-10)10 March 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Brazil São Paulo
4 2DF Thiago Silva* (1984-09-22)22 September 1984 (aged 23) 0 0 Brazil Fluminense
5 3MF Hernanes (1985-05-29)29 May 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Brazil São Paulo
6 2DF Marcelo (1988-05-12)12 May 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Spain Real Madrid
7 3MF Anderson (1988-04-13)13 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 England Manchester United
8 3MF Lucas Leiva (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 21) 1 0 England Liverpool
9 4FW Alexandre Pato (1989-09-02)2 September 1989 (aged 18) 2 1 Italy Milan
10 3MF Ronaldinho* (c) (1980-03-21)21 March 1980 (aged 28) 19 15 Italy Milan
11 3MF Ramires (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 21) 2 0 Brazil Cruzeiro
12 1GK Renan (1985-01-24)24 January 1985 (aged 23) 2 0 Brazil Internacional
13 2DF Ilsinho (1985-10-12)12 October 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
14 2DF Breno (1989-10-13)13 October 1989 (aged 18) 2 0 Germany Bayern Munich
15 3MF Diego (1985-02-28)28 February 1985 (aged 23) 13 5 Germany Werder Bremen
16 3MF Thiago Neves (1985-02-27)27 February 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Brazil Fluminense
17 4FW Rafael Sóbis (1985-06-17)17 June 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Spain Real Betis
18 4FW (1987-03-20)20 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 England Manchester City

* Over-aged player.

China[edit]

The following is the China squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[12] view · talk

Head coach: Yin Tiesheng

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Qiu Shengjiong (1985-09-01)1 September 1985 (aged 22) 6 0 China Shanghai Shenhua
2 3MF Tan Wangsong (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 22) 14 2 China Tianjin Teda
3 2DF Feng Xiaoting (1985-10-22)22 October 1985 (aged 22) 20 5 China Dalian Shide
4 2DF Yuan Weiwei (1985-11-25)25 November 1985 (aged 22) 16 2 China Shandong Luneng
5 2DF Li Weifeng* (1978-12-01)1 December 1978 (aged 29) 106 15 China Shanghai Shenhua
6 3MF Zhou Haibin (1985-07-19)19 July 1985 (aged 23) 41 8 China Shandong Luneng
7 4FW Hao Junmin (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 21) 15 3 China Tianjin Teda
8 3MF Zheng Zhi* (c) (1980-08-20)20 August 1980 (aged 27) 78 23 England Charlton Athletic
9 4FW Gao Lin (1986-02-14)14 February 1986 (aged 22) 16 5 China Shanghai Shenhua
10 4FW Han Peng* (1983-09-13)13 September 1983 (aged 24) 23 6 China Shandong Luneng
11 3MF Chen Tao (1985-03-11)11 March 1985 (aged 23) 31 11 China Changsha Ginde
12 3MF Cui Peng (1987-05-31)31 May 1987 (aged 21) 13 1 China Shandong Luneng
13 3MF Shen Longyuan (1985-03-02)2 March 1985 (aged 23) 14 2 China Shanghai Shenhua
14 2DF Wan Houliang (1986-02-25)25 February 1986 (aged 22) 6 0 China Shaanxi Chanba
15 4FW Jiang Ning (1986-09-01)1 September 1986 (aged 21) 11 4 China Qingdao Jonoon
16 3MF Zhao Xuri (1985-12-03)3 December 1985 (aged 22) 19 5 China Dalian Shide
17 4FW Dong Fangzhuo (1985-01-23)23 January 1985 (aged 23) 26 3 England Manchester United
18 1GK Liu Zhenli (1985-06-26)26 June 1985 (aged 23) 4 0 China Qingdao Jonoon
20 4FW Zhu Ting[n 1] (1985-07-15)15 July 1985 (aged 23) 21 3 China Dalian Shide

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Chen Tao who was injured during the competition

New Zealand[edit]

The following is the New Zealand squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[13] view · talk

Head coach: Stu Jacobs

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jacob Spoonley (1987-03-03)3 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
2 2DF Aaron Scott (1986-07-18)18 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Waikato FC
3 2DF Ian Hogg (1989-12-15)15 December 1989 (aged 18) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
4 3MF Cole Peverley (1988-07-03)3 July 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
5 2DF Ryan Nelsen* (c) (1977-10-18)18 October 1977 (aged 30) 32 6 England Blackburn Rovers
6 2DF Michael Boxall (1988-08-18)18 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 United States UC Santa Barbara
7 3MF Simon Elliott* (1974-06-10)10 June 1974 (aged 34) 48 6 England Fulham
8 4FW Craig Henderson (1987-06-24)24 June 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 United States Dartmouth College
9 4FW Daniel Ellensohn (1985-08-09)9 August 1985 (aged 22) 1 0 New Zealand Team Wellington
10 4FW Chris Killen* (1981-10-08)8 October 1981 (aged 26) 21 8 Scotland Celtic
11 3MF Jeremy Brockie (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 (aged 20) 7 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
12 2DF Steven Old (1986-02-17)17 February 1986 (aged 22) 14 1 Australia Macarthur Rams
13 3MF Shaun van Rooyen (1987-04-27)27 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 New Zealand Waikato FC
14 2DF Cole Tinkler (1986-05-05)5 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Team Wellington
15 4FW Greg Draper (1989-08-13)13 August 1989 (aged 18) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
16 2DF Sam Jenkins (1987-02-17)17 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
17 4FW Sam Messam (1986-03-02)2 March 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
18 1GK Liam Little (1986-07-27)27 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Otago United

* Over-aged player.

Group D[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

The following is the Cameroon squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[14] view · talk

Head coach: Martin Ndtoungou

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Amour Patrick Tignyemb (c) (1985-06-14)14 June 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Cameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé
2 3MF Albert Baning (1985-03-09)9 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
3 2DF Antonio Ghomsi* (1984-04-22)22 April 1984 (aged 24) 0 0 Italy Messina
4 2DF André Bikey (1985-01-08)8 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 England Reading
5 2DF Alexandre Song (1987-09-09)9 September 1987 (aged 20) 0 0 England Arsenal
6 2DF Stéphane Mbia (1986-05-20)20 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Stade Rennes
7 4FW Marc Mboua (1987-02-26)26 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Cambuur
8 3MF Georges Mandjeck (1988-12-09)9 December 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Germany Stuttgart
9 3MF Franck Songo'o (1987-05-14)14 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 England Portsmouth
10 4FW Christian Bekamenga (1986-05-09)9 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Nantes
11 4FW Gustave Bebbe* (1982-06-22)22 June 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 Turkey Ankaragücü
12 2DF Paul Rolland Bebey Kingué (1986-11-09)9 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Cameroon Les Astres
13 2DF Nicolas N'Koulou (1990-03-27)27 March 1990 (aged 18) 0 0 France Monaco
14 3MF Aurélien Chedjou (1985-06-20)20 June 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 France Lille
15 3MF Serge N'Gal (1986-01-13)13 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Portugal União de Leiria
16 1GK Joslain Mayebi (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Israel Hakoah Ramat Gan
17 3MF Alain Junior Ollé Ollé (1987-04-11)11 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Germany Freiburg
18 2DF Alexis Enam (1986-11-25)25 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Tunisia Club Africain
22 2DF Adiaba Bondoa[n 1] (1987-01-02)2 January 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Alexis Enam who was injured during the competition

Honduras[edit]

The following is the Honduras squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[15] view · talk

Head coach: Honduras Gilberto Yearwood

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kevin Hernández (1985-12-21)21 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Victoria
2 2DF Quiarol Arzu (1985-03-03)3 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Platense
3 2DF David Molina (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
4 2DF Samuel Caballero* (1974-12-24)24 December 1974 (aged 33) 0 0 China Changchun Yatai
5 2DF Erick Norales (1985-11-02)2 November 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Marathón
6 2DF Óscar Morales (1986-05-12)12 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Real España
7 3MF Emil Martínez* (1982-09-09)9 September 1982 (aged 25) 0 0 China Shanghai Shenhua
8 3MF Rigoberto Padilla (1985-12-01)1 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Hispano
9 4FW Carlos Pavón* (1973-10-09)9 October 1973 (aged 34) 0 0 Honduras Real España
10 3MF Ramón Núñez (1985-11-14)14 November 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Olimpia
11 4FW Luis Rodas (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
12 3MF Jorge Claros (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
13 3MF Hendry Thomas (c) (1985-02-23)23 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Olimpia
14 4FW Jefferson Bernardez (1987-03-27)27 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
15 4FW Luis López (1986-08-29)29 August 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Marathón
16 3MF Marvin Sánchez (1986-11-02)2 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Platense
17 2DF David Álvarez (1985-12-05)5 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Marathón
18 1GK Obed Enamorado (1985-09-15)15 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Vida
20 3MF Edder Delgado[n 1] (1986-11-20)20 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Real España
21 4FW José Guity[n 2] (1985-05-19)19 May 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Marathón

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Erick Norales who was injured during the competition
  2. ^ Replaces Carlos Pavón who was injured during the competition

Italy[edit]

The following is the Italy squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[16] view · talk

Head coach: Pierluigi Casiraghi

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Emiliano Viviano (1985-12-01)1 December 1985 (aged 22) 30 0 Italy Brescia
2 2DF Marco Motta (1986-05-14)14 May 1986 (aged 22) 52 6 Italy Udinese
3 2DF Paolo De Ceglie (1986-09-17)17 September 1986 (aged 21) 13 2 Italy Juventus
4 3MF Antonio Nocerino (c) (1985-04-09)9 April 1985 (aged 23) 39 0 Italy Palermo
5 3MF Luca Cigarini (1986-06-20)20 June 1986 (aged 22) 21 1 Italy Parma
6 2DF Domenico Criscito (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 21) 34 3 Italy Genoa
7 3MF Riccardo Montolivo (1985-01-18)18 January 1985 (aged 23) 35 4 Italy Fiorentina
8 3MF Claudio Marchisio (1986-01-19)19 January 1986 (aged 22) 9 1 Italy Juventus
9 4FW Tommaso Rocchi* (1977-09-19)19 September 1977 (aged 30) 18 7 Italy Lazio
10 4FW Sebastian Giovinco (1987-01-26)26 January 1987 (aged 21) 37 7 Italy Juventus
11 4FW Giuseppe Rossi (1987-02-01)1 February 1987 (aged 21) 38 15 Spain Villarreal
12 3MF Daniele Dessena (1987-05-10)10 May 1987 (aged 21) 22 6 Italy Sampdoria
13 2DF Andrea Coda (1985-04-25)25 April 1985 (aged 23) 44 1 Italy Udinese
14 4FW Robert Acquafresca (1987-09-11)11 September 1987 (aged 20) 22 8 Italy Cagliari
15 2DF Salvatore Bocchetti (1986-11-30)30 November 1986 (aged 21) 6 0 Italy Genoa
16 2DF Lorenzo De Silvestri (1988-05-23)23 May 1988 (aged 20) 50 23 Italy Lazio
17 4FW Ignazio Abate (1986-11-12)12 November 1986 (aged 21) 17 2 Italy Torino
18 1GK Andrea Consigli (1987-01-27)27 January 1987 (aged 21) 41 0 Italy Atalanta
20 3MF Antonio Candreva[n 1] (1987-02-28)28 February 1987 (aged 21) 28 1 Italy Livorno
21 3MF Andrea Russotto[n 2] (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 20) 44 11 Italy Napoli

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Claudio Marchisio who was injured during the competition
  2. ^ Replaces Tommaso Rocchi who was injured during the competition

South Korea[edit]

The following is the South Korea squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[17] view · talk

Head coach: Park Sung-wha

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jung Sung-ryong (1985-01-04)4 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2 3MF Shin Kwang-hoon (1987-03-18)18 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 South Korea Pohang Steelers
3 2DF Kim Dong-jin* (1982-01-29)29 January 1982 (aged 26) 36 2 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
4 2DF Kang Min-soo (1986-02-14)14 February 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
5 2DF Kim Chang-soo (1985-09-12)12 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 South Korea Busan I'Park
6 2DF Kim Jin-kyu (c) (1985-02-16)16 February 1985 (aged 23) 25 3 South Korea FC Seoul
7 3MF Oh Jang-eun (1985-07-24)24 July 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
8 4FW Kim Jung-woo* (1982-05-09)9 May 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
9 4FW Shin Young-rok (1987-03-27)27 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
10 4FW Park Chu-young (1985-07-10)10 July 1985 (aged 23) 19 5 South Korea FC Seoul
11 3MF Lee Chung-yong (1988-07-02)2 July 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 South Korea FC Seoul
12 3MF Ki Sung-yueng (1989-01-24)24 January 1989 (aged 19) 0 0 South Korea FC Seoul
13 3MF Kim Seung-yong (1985-03-14)14 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Gwangju Sangmu
14 3MF Baek Ji-hoon (1985-02-28)28 February 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
15 2DF Kim Kun-hoan (1986-08-12)12 August 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 South Korea Kyung Hee University
16 3MF Cho Young-cheol (1989-05-31)31 May 1989 (aged 19) 0 0 Japan Yokohama FC
17 4FW Lee Keun-ho (1985-04-11)11 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Daegu FC
18 1GK Song Yoo-geol (1985-02-16)16 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Incheon United

* Over-aged player.

References[edit]

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