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At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a football event was contested. Only three club teams competed. No medals were awarded at the time, but the IOCmarker subsequently awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals and upgrade the status of the contests to an official event.

The 1904 Games were spread over several months, linked to the St Louismarker World's Fair, and football was the last sport to be contested, in November. The tournament was played as a straight round robin, although the game between Christian Brothers Collegemarker and St. Rose Parish was replayed twice due to two 0-0 draws.

Medal table

1 1 0 0 1
2 0 1 1 2

According to a report in the Toronto Mail and Empire newspaper of November 18, 1904, medals were awarded to the players in St. Louis.The report states that "Immediately after the game, the Galt aggregation, numbering about 50 persons, retired to the office of James E. Sullivan, chief of the Department of Physical Culture, where they received their prize. After a short talk by Mr. James A. Conlon, of the Physical Culture Department, Mayor Mundy, of the City of Galt, presented each player on the winning team with a beautiful gold medal."The medal awarded to Fred Steep of Galt, held by The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Vaughan, Ontario, clearly shows that the medals were made in St. Louis, Missouri.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's football Galt F.C.
Christian Brothers Collegemarker
United States
St. Rose Parish
United States


Men's football

Place Team Nation Record Goals
Wins Losses Percent For Against

1 Galt F.C. Canada 2 0 1.000 11 0
2 Christian Brothers Collegemarker United States 1 1 .500 2 7
3 St. Rose Parish United States 0 2 .000 0 6

November 16
Galt Football Club 7 - 0 Christian Brothers College
Alexander Hall 3, Gordon McDonald 2,
Frederick Steep, Thomas Taylor
November 17
Galt Football Club 4 - 0 St. Rose Parish
Thomas Taylor 2, Albert Hendersen, own goal
November 20
St. Rose Parish 0 - 0 Christian Brothers College
November 21
St. Rose Parish 0 - 0 Christian Brothers College
November 23
St. Rose Parish 0 - 2 Christian Brothers College
(scorers unknown)

Galt F.C. had little difficulty with either of the American squads, defeating them both without being scored upon. The American teams played two scoreless draws before Christian Brothers Collegemarker finally won a match against St. Rose, 2-0.



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