Football at the 1900 Summer Olympics
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a football tournament was contested for the first time. Only two demonstration matches were held between the three club sides, and no medals were awarded. Despite this, the International Olympic Committee currently credits Great Britain, France and Belgium with gold, silver and bronze medals respectively as part of its attempt to reconcile early Olympic Games with the modern award scheme.
|Dates||20 – 23 September|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Great Britain (1st title)|
|Goals scored||12 (6 per match)|
|1||Great Britain (GBR)||1||0||0||1|
|1||Upton Park||Great Britain (GBR)||1||0||1.000||4||0|
|2||USFSA XI||France (FRA)||1||1||.500||6||6|
|3||Université de Bruxelles||Belgium (BEL)||0||1||.000||2||6|
|USFSA XI||0 – 4||Upton Park|
|Report||Nicholas ??', ??'
|USFSA XI||6 – 2||Université de Bruxelles|
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In the first game, the British squad had little difficulty defeating the USFSA XI. Upton Park led 2–0 after the first half, getting two more goals in the second to win 4–0. Gaston Peltier scored in the first minute to give the USFSA XI an early lead, but Université de Bruxelles scored twice to take a 2–1 first half lead. The French scored five goals in the second half, however, to take the match 6–2.