List of women's Olympic football tournament records

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This is a list of records of the women's football tournament in the Olympic games ever since the inaugural edition in 1996.

General statistics by tournament[edit]

Year Host Champion Winning coach Winning captain Top scorer(s)
1996 United States Atlanta  United States United States Tony DiCicco United States Carla Overbeck Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes (4)
Norway Linda Medalen (4)
Brazil Pretinha (4)
2000 Australia Sydney  Norway Norway Per-Mathias Høgmo Norway Gøril Kringen China Sun Wen (4)
2004 Greece Athens  United States United States April Heinrichs United States Julie Foudy Brazil Cristiane (5)
Germany Birgit Prinz (5)
2008 China Beijing  United States Sweden Pia Sundhage United States Christie Rampone Brazil Cristiane (5)
2012 United Kingdom London  United States Sweden Pia Sundhage United States Christie Rampone Canada Christine Sinclair (6)
2016 Brazil Rio de Janeiro  Germany Germany Silvia Neid Germany Saskia Bartusiak Germany Melanie Behringer (5)

Teams: tournament position[edit]

Teams having equal quantities in the tables below are ordered by the tournament the quantity was attained in (the teams that attained the quantity first are listed first). If the quantity was attained by more than one team in the same tournament, these teams are ordered alphabetically.

Most titles won
4,  United States (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012).
Most finishes in the top two
5,  United States (all but 2016).
Most finishes in the top three
5,  United States (all but 2016).
Most finishes in the top four
5,  United States (all but 2016),  Brazil (all but 2012)

Consecutive[edit]

Most consecutive championships
3,  United States (2004–2012).
Most consecutive finishes in the top two
5,  United States (1996–2012).
Most consecutive finishes in the top three
5,  United States (1996–2012).

Gaps[edit]

Longest gap between successive titles
8 years,  United States (1996–2004).

Host team[edit]

Best finish by host team
Champion:  United States (1996).
Worst finish by host team
10th position:  Greece (2004).

Other[edit]

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion
2,  Brazil (2004-2008).
Most finishes in the top three without ever being champion
2,  Brazil (2004-2008),  Canada (2012-2016).
Most finishes in the top four without ever being champion
5,  Brazil (1996-2008, 2016).
Most finishes in the top four without ever finishing in the top two
2,  Canada (2012-2016).

Coaches: tournament position[edit]

Most championships
2, Pia Sundhage ( United States, 2008-2012).
Most finishes in the top two
3, Pia Sundhage ( United States, 2008-2012;  Sweden, 2016).
Most finishes in the top three
3, Pia Sundhage ( United States, 2008-2012;  Sweden, 2016).
Most finishes in the top four
3, Pia Sundhage ( United States, 2008-2012;  Sweden, 2016).

Teams: matches played and goals scored[edit]

All time[edit]

Source[1]

Most matches played
32,  United States.
Most wins
25,  United States.
Most losses
12,  Sweden.
Most draws
6,  Brazil,  Sweden.
Most goals scored
64,  United States.
Most hat-tricks scored
2,  Brazil.
Most goals conceded
30,  Sweden.
Fewest goals scored
0,  Greece.
Fewest goals conceded
2,  Great Britain.
Highest goal difference
+38,  United States.
Lowest goal difference
-12,  Zimbabwe.
Highest average of goals scored per match
2.00,  United States.
Highest average of goals conceded per match
5.00,  Zimbabwe.

Individual[edit]

Most tournaments played
6, Formiga ( Brazil, 1996–2016).
Most medals
4, Christie Rampone ( United States, 2000–2012).
Most matches played, finals
29, Formiga ( Brazil, 1996–2016).[2]
Most matches won
19, Christie Rampone ( United States, 2000–2012).
Youngest player
16 years, 119 days, Ellie Carpenter ( Australia), vs Zimbabwe, 9 August 2016.
Oldest player
40 years, 213 days, Meg ( Brazil), vs Norway, 1 August 1996.

Goalscoring[edit]

Individual[edit]

Most goals scored, overall finals
14, Cristiane ( Brazil, 2004–2016).[3]
Most goals scored in a tournament
6, Christine Sinclair ( Canada, 2012).
Most goals scored in a match
4, Birgit Prinz ( Germany, vs China, 2004.[4]
Most goals scored in a lost match
3, Christine Sinclair, ( Canada), vs United States, 2012.
Most goals scored in a final match
2, Tiffeny Milbrett ( United States), vs Norway, 2000; Carli Lloyd ( United States), vs Japan, 2012.
Most goals scored in all final matches
3, Tiffeny Milbrett ( United States), 1 vs China in 1996 & 2 vs Norway in 2000; Carli Lloyd ( United States), 1 vs Brazil in 2008 & 2 vs Japan in 2012.
Fastest hat-trick
14 minutes, Cristiane ( Brazil), scored at 34', 35' and 45+3', vs Nigeria, 2008.
Most hat-tricks
2, Cristiane ( Brazil, 2004-2008).
Youngest hat-trick scorer
19 years, 94 days, Cristiane ( Brazil), vs Greece, 17 August 2004.
Youngest goalscorer, final
20 years, 196 days, Stina Blackstenius ( Sweden), vs Germany, 19 August 2016.
Oldest hat-trick scorer
29 years, 55 days, Christine Sinclair ( Canada), vs United States, 6 August 2012.
Oldest goalscorer, final
30 years, 24 days, Carli Lloyd ( United States), vs Japan, 9 August 2012.
Most penalties scored (excluding during shootouts)
2, Perpetua Nkwocha ( Nigeria, 1 each in 2000 & 2008).

Team[edit]

Biggest margin of victory
8,  Germany (8) vs  China PR (0), 2004.[5]
Most goals scored in a match, one team
8,  Germany vs China, 2004.
Most goals scored in a match, both teams
8,  Germany (8) vs  China PR (0), 2004.

Tournament[edit]

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Most goals scored in a tournament
71 goals, 2012.
Fewest goals scored in a tournament
42 goals, 2000.
Most goals per match in a tournament
3.31 goals per match, 1996.
Fewest goals per match in a tournament
2.54 goals per match, 2008, 2016.

Coaching[edit]

Most final appearances as head coach
3, Pia Sundhage, ( United States 2008 & 2012,  Sweden 2016), John Herdman ( New Zealand 2008,  Canada 2012 & 2016).
Most final appearances as player and head coach
4, Pia Sundhage, ( Sweden 1996 as player and 2016 as coach;  United States 2008 & 2012 as coach).

Discipline[edit]

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Most sendings off (match, both teams)
2,  China PR (1) vs  Brazil (1), 1996.
Most cautions (match, both teams)
8,  Brazil (4) vs  United States (4), 2000.

Attendance[edit]

Highest attendance in a match
80,203,  United States vs  Japan, 9 August 2012, Wembley Stadium, London, 2012.
Highest attendance in a final
80,203,  United States vs  Japan, 9 August 2012, Wembley Stadium, London, 2012.
Lowest attendance in a match
1,418,  United States vs  Japan, 20 August 2004, Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki, 2004.
Highest average of attendance per match
43,235, 1996.
Highest attendance in a tournament
740,014, 2008.
Lowest average of attendance per match
10,432, 2004.
Lowest attendance in a tournament
208,637, 2004.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-time Olympic table". weltfussball.com. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.weltfussball.com/ewige_rekordspieler/frauen-olympische-spiele/1/
  3. ^ http://www.weltfussball.com/ewige_torjaeger/frauen-olympische-spiele/tore/1/
  4. ^ http://www.weltfussball.com/statistik/frauen-olympische-spiele/5/
  5. ^ http://www.weltfussball.com/statistik/frauen-olympische-spiele/3/
  6. ^ http://www.weltfussball.com/statistik/frauen-olympische-spiele/1/
  7. ^ http://www.weltfussball.com/statistik/frauen-olympische-spiele/6/