At the 1900 Summer Olympics, an association football tournament was contested for the first time. Only two matches were held between the three club sides, and no medals were awarded.
|Dates||20–23 September 1900|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Upton Park (1st title)|
|Third place||Université de Bruxelles|
|Goals scored||12 (6 per match)|
France's representatives were determined by the USFSA, which elected the Parisian champion Club Français. For Belgium, after Racing Club de Bruxelles declined to participate, a student selection with players from the Université libre de Bruxelles was sent by the Federation. The team was reinforced with a few non-students. On the other hand, English club Upton Park F.C. represented Great Britain.
The International Olympic Committee credits Great Britain, France and a "Mixed Team" with gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, as part of its attempt to reconcile early Olympic Games with the modern award scheme. The Belgian team included one British and one Dutch player.
The football matches were held at the Vélodrome de Vincennes in Paris.
The match schedule of the tournament.
|Thu 20||Fri 21||Sat 22||Sun 23|
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.
|Club Français||0–4||Upton Park|
|Club Français||6–2||Université de Bruxelles|
|3||Université de Bruxelles||1||0||0||1||2||6||−4||0|
|1||Great Britain (GBR)||1||0||0||1|
|3||Mixed team (ZZX)||0||0||1||1|
- ^ a b c d e Games of the II. Olympiad - Football Tournament by Søren Elbech and Karel Stokkermans on the RSSSF
- ^ Great Britain's first home Olympic football adventure by Jon Carter, ESPN, 26 June 2012
- ^ a b c d Before the World Cup: Who were football’s earliest world champions? by Paul Brown on Medium Sports, 6 June 2018
- ^ "Paris 1900 Football Men Results". Olympics.com. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
- ^ "Games of the II. Olympiad Football Tournament". RSSSF.com. The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 12 May 2022. Retrieved 13 July 2021.