Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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1980 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countrySoviet Union
Dates20 July – 2 August
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Czechoslovakia (1st title)
Runners-up East Germany
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Attendance1,821,624 (56,926 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Sergey Andreyev (5 goals)
1976
1984

The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and ended on August 2. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. Several qualified countries did not participate because of the American-led boycott.[1]

Sixteen teams were divided into four groups:

In the technical report following the competition, FIFA reported that: "Compared with the 1979 World Youth Tournament in Japan and the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina, the standard of football at the Olympic Football Tournament was generally of an inferior quality,".[2]

Venues[edit]

Moscow
Central Lenin Stadium Dynamo Stadium
Capacity: 91,251 Capacity: 50,475
RIAN archive 487039 Opening ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games.jpg Dynamo Stadium.jpg
Minsk Leningrad Kiev
Dynama Stadium Kirov Stadium Republican Stadium
Capacity: 50,125 Capacity: 74,000 Capacity: 100,169
Dinamo Stadium Minsk.jpg Kirov stadium.jpg Фінал Євро-2012. НСК «Олімпійський». 3 хвилини після фінального свистка.JPG

The football tournament was the most attended event on these Olympics: 1,821,624 spectators watched 32 matches of it at the stadiums.

Qualification[edit]

Due to the American-led political boycott, some countries (in brackets) who qualified did not enter the final tournament. Spain, who also qualified, sent a team under the IOC flag. The following 16 teams qualified for the 1980 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
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 6
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 9 −6 4
 Venezuela 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 2
 Zambia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Cuba 1–0 Zambia
Roldán Goal 58' Report
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Marijan Raus Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Soviet Union 4–0 Venezuela
Andreyev Goal 3'
Cherenkov Goal 25'
Gavrilov Goal 34'
Hovhannisyan Goal 51'
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer Austria

Cuba 2–1 Venezuela
Hernández Goal 49'
Núñez Goal 71'
Report Zubizarreta Goal 68'
Attendance: 70,000

Soviet Union 3–1 Zambia
Khidiyatullin Goal 9' Goal 51'
Cherenkov Goal 87'
Report Chitalu Goal 13'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Marwan Arafat Syria

Soviet Union 8–0 Cuba
Andreyev Goal 8' Goal 27' Goal 44'
Romantsev Goal 20'
Shavlo Goal 43'
Cherenkov Goal 55'
Gavrilov Goal 75'
Bessonov Goal 77'
Report
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Bob Valentine United Kingdom

Venezuela 2–1 Zambia
Zubizarreta Goal 86'
Elie Goal 90' (p.k.)
Report Chitalu Goal 73'
Attendance: 80,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Kuwait 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Czechoslovakia 3–0 Colombia
Pokluda Goal 14'
Berger Goal 18'
Vízek Goal 85'
Report

Kuwait 3–1 Nigeria
Al-Dakhil Goal 16' Goal 40' Goal 85' (p.k.) Report Mubarak Goal 25' (o.g.)

Colombia 1–1 Kuwait
Molinares Goal 73' Report Yaqoub Goal 64'

Czechoslovakia 1–1 Nigeria
Vízek Goal 25' Report Nwosu Goal 84'

Colombia 1–0 Nigeria
Cardona Goal 55' Report

Czechoslovakia 0–0 Kuwait
Report

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
Spain Spain 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Syria 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
East Germany 1–1Spain Spain
Kühn Goal 49' Report Marcos Goal 50'
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson Sweden

Algeria 3–0 Syria
Belloumi Goal 36'
Madjer Goal 48'
Merzekane Goal 73' (p.k.)
Report

East Germany 1–0 Algeria
Terletzki Goal 61' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Spain Spain0–0 Syria
Report

Spain Spain1–1 Algeria
Rincón Goal 38' Report Belloumi Goal 63'

East Germany 5–0 Syria
Hause Goal 6'
Netz Goal 25' Goal 45'
Peter Goal 75'
Terletzki Goal 82'
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson Sweden

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Iraq 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Finland 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Yugoslavia 2–0 Finland
Šećerbegović Goal 56'
Šestić Goal 58'
Report

Iraq 3–0 Costa Rica
Basheer Goal 45'
Saeed Goal 49'
Hassan Goal 75'
Report

Yugoslavia 3–2 Costa Rica
Zlatko Vujović Goal 6' Goal 54'
Primorac Goal 24'
Report White Goal 35'
Arroyo Goal 90'

Finland 0–0 Iraq
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Finland 3–0 Costa Rica
Tissari Goal 18'
Alila Goal 58'
Soini Goal 88'
Report
Attendance: 50,000

Yugoslavia 1–1 Iraq
Zoran Vujović Goal 63' Report Hassan Goal 61'

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 27 - Moscow
 
 
 Soviet Union2
 
July 29 - Moscow
 
 Kuwait1
 
 East Germany1
 
July 27 - Kiev
 
 Soviet Union0
 
 East Germany4
 
August 2 - Moscow
 
 Iraq0
 
 Czechoslovakia1
 
July 27 - Leningrad
 
 East Germany0
 
 Czechoslovakia3
 
July 29 - Moscow
 
 Cuba0
 
 Czechoslovakia2
 
July 27 - Minsk
 
 Yugoslavia0 Bronze medal match
 
 Yugoslavia3
 
August 1 - Moscow
 
 Algeria0
 
 Soviet Union2
 
 
 Yugoslavia0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Yugoslavia 3–0 Algeria
Miročević Goal 5'
Šestić Goal 19'
Zoran Vujović Goal 70'
Report

Soviet Union 2–1 Kuwait
Cherenkov Goal 30'
Gavrilov Goal 51'
Report Yaqoub Goal 59'
Attendance: 48,000

Czechoslovakia 3–0 Cuba
Vízek Goal 29' Goal 59'
Pokluda Goal 90'
Report

East Germany 4–0 Iraq
Schnuphase Goal 4' (p.k.)
Netz Goal 11'
Steinbach Goal 17'
Terletzki Goal 22'
Report
Attendance: 48,000

Semi-finals[edit]

Soviet Union 0–1 East Germany
Report Netz Goal 16'
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson Sweden

Czechoslovakia 2–0 Yugoslavia
Lička Goal 4'
Šreiner Goal 18'
Report
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer Austria

Bronze Medal match[edit]

Soviet Union 2–0 Yugoslavia
Hovhannisyan Goal 67'
Andreyev Goal 82'
Report
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bob Valentine United Kingdom

Gold Medal match[edit]

Czechoslovakia 1–0 East Germany
Svoboda Goal 77' Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Eldar Azim Zade Soviet Union
View of stadium from the final
Olympic football Pins from 1980

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
 Czechoslovakia

Stanislav Seman
Luděk Macela
Josef Mazura
Libor Radimec
Zdeněk Rygel
Petr Němec
Ladislav Vízek
Jan Berger
Jindřich Svoboda
Lubomír Pokluda
Werner Lička
Rostislav Václavíček
Jaroslav Netolička
Oldřich Rott
Zdeněk Šreiner
František Štambacher
František Kunzo

 East Germany

Bodo Rudwaleit
Artur Ullrich
Lothar Hause
Frank Uhlig
Frank Baum
Rüdiger Schnuphase
Frank Terletzki
Wolfgang Steinbach
Jürgen Bähringer
Werner Peter
Dieter Kühn
Norbert Trieloff
Matthias Müller
Matthias Liebers
Bernd Jakubowski
Wolf-Rüdiger Netz

 Soviet Union

Rinat Dasaev
Tengiz Sulakvelidze
Alexandre Chivadze
Vagiz Khidiyatullin
Oleg Romantsev
Sergey Shavlo
Sergey Andreev
Vladimir Bessonov
Yuri Gavrilov
Fyodor Cherenkov
Valeri Gazzaev
Vladimir Pilguj
Sergej Baltacha
Sergei Nikulin
Khoren Hovhannisyan
Alexandr Prokopenko
Revaz Chelebadze

Goalscorers[edit]

With five goals, Sergey Andreyev of Soviet Union is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 82 goals were scored by 52 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Final ranking[edit]

Below the final ranking after the end of the tournament.[3]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 6 4 2 0 10 1 +9 10
2  East Germany (GDR) 6 4 1 1 12 2 +10 9
3  Soviet Union (URS) 6 5 0 1 19 3 +16 10
4  Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 7
5  Kuwait (KUW) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
6  Iraq (IRQ) 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 4
7  Cuba (CUB) 4 2 0 2 3 12 -9 4
8  Algeria (ALG) 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 3
9  Finland (FIN) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
10  Spain (ESP) 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
11  Colombia (COL) 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 3
12  Venezuela (VEN) 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4 2
13  Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
14  Syria (SYR) 3 0 1 2 0 8 -8 1
15  Zambia (ZAM) 3 0 0 3 2 6 -4 0
16  Costa Rica (CRC) 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Technical Report - 1980 Olympics Football Tournament" (PDF). FIFA. 1980. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/ol1980f-det.html

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