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At the 1908 Summer Olympicsmarker in Londonmarker, Englandmarker, an official football tournament was contested for the first time. Eight teams entered (including two from Francemarker), although Hungarymarker and Bohemia withdrew before the start. The Football Association, who were the organisers of the event, entered the England national amateur team who represented 'Great Britainmarker'. Denmark's Sophus "Krølben" Nielsen set a record by scoring 10 goals in a 17-1 win against France.

Medal table

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 1 0 0
2 0 1 0
3 0 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0


Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament


Squads



Results

Quarter-finals

Hungary withdrew before the tournament started for financial reasons.


Bohemia withdrew before the tournament started after losing their FIFAmarker membership.


Semi-finals

Bronze medal match

The French were so shocked by their humiliating 17-1 defeat against Denmark that they declined to play for the bronze medal. After France forfeited, the Netherlands played Sweden for third place.

Gold medal match

Statistics

Scoring

15 footballers scored over the course of the tournament. Nielsen, with 10 goals in one game and 11 over the full event, set a pair of daunting records.

Place Name Nation Goals
1 Sophus Nielsen 11
2 Vilhelm Wolffhagen 8
3 Harold Stapley 6
4 Clyde Purnell 4
5 Nils Middelboe 3
Vivian Woodward 3
7 Harald Bohr 2
Frederick Chapman 2
Robert Hawkes 2
August Lindgren 2
11 Gustaf Bergström 1
Arthur Berry 1
Jops Reeman 1
Émile Sartorius 1
Edu Snethlage 1


Goalkeeping

Place Name Nation Goals allowed Games GAA
1 Horace Bailey 1 3 0.33
2 Ludvig Drescher 3 3 1.00
3 Reinier Beeuwkes 4 2 2.00
4 Oskar Bengtsson 14 2 7.00
5 Fernand Desrousseaux 9 1 9.00
6 Maurice Tillette 17 1 17.00


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