Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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1976 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates18–31 July
Teams13 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions East Germany (1st title)
Runners-up Poland
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored66 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Andrzej Szarmach (6 goals)
1972
1980

The football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics started on 18 July and ended on 31 July. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. 13 teams participated in the tournament, and 3 teams withdrew.[1]

Venues[edit]

Montreal Ottawa Sherbrooke Toronto
Olympic Stadium Lansdowne Park Sherbrooke Stadium Varsity Stadium
Capacity: 70,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 21,739
Le Stade Olympique 3.jpg Lansdowne Park 3.jpg Varsity Centre.JPG

Qualification[edit]

The following 13 teams qualified for the 1976 Olympics football tournament:

Match officials[edit]

Squads[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 East Germany 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
 Spain 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
Brazil 0–0 East Germany
Report
Attendance: 21,643
Referee: John Paterson (Great Britain)

Brazil 2–1 Spain
Rosemiro Goal 7'
Chico Fraga Goal 47' (pen.)
Report Idígoras Goal 14'
Attendance: 38,123
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

East Germany 1–0 Spain
Dörner Goal 46' Report
Attendance: 36,198
Referee: Werner Winsemann (Canada)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
 Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
 Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
Israel 0–0 Guatemala
Report
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Vladimir Rudnev (Soviet Union)

France 4–1 Mexico
Schaer Goal 14'
Baronchelli Goal 33'
Rubio Goal 78'
Amisse Goal 90'
Report Sánchez Goal 81'
Attendance: 14,286
Referee: Ángel Coerezza (Argentina)

France 4–1 Guatemala
Platini Goal 7'86'
Amisse Goal 41'
Schaer Goal 82'
Report Fion Goal 58'
Attendance: 3,163
Referee: Jafar Namdar (Iran)

Mexico 2–2 Israel
Rangel Goal 19'44' Report Oz Goal 51'
Shum Goal 55' (pen.)
Attendance: 36,569
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Mexico 1–1 Guatemala
Rangel Goal 36' Report Rergis Goal 18' (o.g.)
Attendance: 4,118
Referee: Marian Kuston (Poland)

France 1–1 Israel
Platini Goal 80' (pen.) Report Peretz Goal 75'
Attendance: 33,639
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
 Iran 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Poland 0–0 Cuba
Report
Attendance: 29,417
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)}

Iran 1–0 Cuba
Mazloumi Goal 28' Report
Attendance: 11,324
Referee: Adolf Prokop (East Germany)

Poland 3–2 Iran
Szarmach Goal 48'75'
Deyna Goal 51'
Report Parvin Goal 6'
Rowshan Goal 79'
Attendance: 32,309
Referee: Arnaldo Cézar Coelho (Brazil)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 North Korea 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 2
 Canada 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Canada 1–2 Soviet Union
Douglas Goal 88' Report Onyshchenko Goal 8'11'
Attendance: 34,320
Referee: Robert Helies (France)

North Korea 3–1 Canada
An Se-uk Goal 18'
Hong Song-nam Goal 66'80'
Report Douglas Goal 51'
Attendance: 12,638
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes (Mexico)

Soviet Union 3–0 North Korea
Kolotov Goal 16' (pen.)
Veremeyev Goal 81'
Blokhin Goal 89'
Report
Attendance: 15,233
Referee: Emilio Guruceta-Muro (Spain)

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 July – Ottawa
 
 
 East Germany4
 
27 July – Montreal
 
 France0
 
 East Germany2
 
25 July – Sherbrooke
 
 Soviet Union1
 
 Soviet Union2
 
31 July – Montreal
 
 Iran1
 
 East Germany3
 
25 July – Toronto
 
 Poland1
 
 Brazil4
 
27 July – Toronto
 
 Israel1
 
 Brazil0
 
25 July – Montreal
 
 Poland2 Bronze medal match
 
 Poland5
 
29 July – Montreal
 
 North Korea0
 
 Soviet Union2
 
 
 Brazil0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

East Germany 4–0 France
Löwe Goal 27'
Dörner Goal 60' (pen.)68' (pen.)
Riediger Goal 77'
Report
Attendance: 20,083
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Soviet Union 2–1 Iran
Minayev Goal 40'
Zvyahintsev Goal 67'
Report Ghelichkhani Goal 82' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,855
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez (Colombia)

Brazil 4–1 Israel
Jarbas Goal 56'74'
Erivélto Goal 72'
Júnior Goal 88'
Report Peretz Goal 80'
Attendance: 18,601
Referee: Károly Palotai (Hungary)

Poland 5–0 North Korea
Szarmach Goal 13'49'
Lato Goal 59'79'
Szymanowski Goal 64'
Report
Attendance: 46,885
Referee: Paul Schiller Austria)

Semi-finals[edit]

Soviet Union 1–2 East Germany
Kolotov Goal 84' (pen.) Report Dörner Goal 59' (pen.)
Kurbjuweit Goal 66'
Attendance: 57,182
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes (Mexico)

Poland 2–0 Brazil
Szarmach Goal 51'82' Report
Attendance: 21,743
Referee: John Paterson (Great Britain)

Bronze Medal match[edit]

Soviet Union 2–0 Brazil
Onyshchenko Goal 5'
Nazarenko Goal 49'
Report
Attendance: 55,647
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)

Gold Medal match[edit]

East Germany 3–1 Poland
Schade Goal 7'
Hoffmann Goal 14'
Häfner Goal 84'
Report Lato Goal 59'
Attendance: 71,617
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)

Medal winners[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, Andrzej Szarmach of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 66 goals were scored by 44 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  East Germany (GDR) 5 4 1 0 10 2 +8 9
2  Poland (POL) 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 7
3  Soviet Union (URS) 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 8
4  Brazil (BRA) 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 5
5  France (FRA) 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 5
6  Israel (ISR) 4 0 3 1 4 7 −3 3
7  Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
8  North Korea (PRK) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
9  Mexico (MEX) 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
10  Guatemala (GUA) 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
11  Cuba (CUB) 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
12  Spain (ESP) 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
13  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Source: rsssf.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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