Football at the 1960 Summer Olympics

The football tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics was held from 26 August to 10 September in 1960 throughout Italy. The tournament featured 16 men's national teams from four continental confederations. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the first-ranked teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals, and culminating with the gold medal match in Rome on September 10, 1960.[1]

Football at the 1960 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
DatesAugust 26 – September 10
Teams16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia
Runners-up Denmark
Third place Hungary
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored120 (4.29 per match)
1956
1964

VenuesEdit

Rome Florence
Stadio Flaminio Stadio Comunale
Capacity: 32,000 Capacity: 47,920
   
Grosseto Livorno
Stadio Olimpico Comunale Stadio Ardenza
Capacity: 10,200 Capacity: 19,238
   
Pescara Naples L'Aquila
Stadio Adriatico Stadio Fuorigrotta Stadio Comunale
Capacity: 24,400 Capacity: 60,240 Capacity: 9,285
   

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Yugoslavia   Denmark   Hungary
Andrija Anković
Zvonko Bego
Vladimir Durković
Milan Galić
Fahrudin Jusufi
Tomislav Knez
Borivoje Kostić
Aleksandar Kozlina
Dušan Maravić
Željko Matuš
Žarko Nikolić
Željko Perušić
Novak Roganović
Velimir Sombolac
Milutin Šoškić
Silvester Takač
Blagoje Vidinić
Ante Žanetić
Poul Andersen
John Danielsen
Henning Enoksen
Henry From
Erik Gaardhøje
Bent Hansen
Jørgen Hansen
Henning Hellbrandt
Poul Jensen
Bent Krog
Erling Linde Larsen
Poul Mejer
Flemming Nielsen
Hans Chr. Nielsen
Harald Nielsen
Poul Pedersen
Jørn Sørensen
Finn Sterobo
Tommy Troelsen
Flórián Albert
Jenő Dalnoki
Zoltán Dudás
János Dunai
Lajos Faragó
János Göröcs
Ferenc Kovács
Dezső Novák
Pál Orosz
Tibor Pál
Gyula Rákosi
Imre Sátori
Ernő Solymosi
Gábor Török
Pál Várhidi
Oszkár Vilezsál

QualificationEdit

SquadsEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 13 4 +9 5
  Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 5
  United Arab Republic 3 0 1 2 4 11 −7 1
  Turkey 3 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1
Bulgaria  3–0  Turkey
Diev   13'58'
Hristov   67'
Report
Attendance: 3.000
Referee: Cesare Jonni (ITA)

Yugoslavia  6–1  United Arab Republic
Rifai   3' (o.g.)
Galić   30' (pen.)
Kostić   32'61'63'
Knez   49'
Report Attia   72'

Bulgaria  2–0  United Arab Republic
Naidenov Yordanov   42'
Diev   88'
Report
Attendance: 3.500
Referee: Leo Helge (DNK)

Yugoslavia  4–0  Turkey
Kostić   10'89'
Galić   46'
Tomislav Knez   61'
Report

United Arab Republic  3–3  Turkey
Attia   10'
Qotb   58'65'
Report Tahran   15'
Koken   30'
Yalcinkaya   69'

Yugoslavia  3–3  Bulgaria
Galić   50'57'69' Report Kovachev   59'
Debarski   81'89'
Attendance: 15.000
Referee: Cesare Jonni (ITA)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Italy 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 5
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4 4
  Great Britain 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 3
  Formosa 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
Brazil  4–3  Great Britain
Gérson   2'
China   61'72'
Wanderley   64'
Report Brown   32'87'
Lewis   47'

Italy  4–1  Formosa
Rivera   10'33'
Fanello   49'
Tomeazzi   67'
Report Mok Chun Wah   29'

Brazil  5–0  Formosa
Gérson   13'16'47'
Roberto Dias   73'87'
Report

Italy  2–2  Great Britain
Rossano   11'55' Report Brown   23'
Hasty   75'

Italy  3–1  Brazil
Rivera   69'
Rossano   70'86'
Report Didi   4'

Great Britain  3–2  Formosa
Lewis   35'
Brown   58'
Hasty   85'
Report Yiu Cheuk Yin   70'88'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 3 3 0 0 8 4 +4 6
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
  Poland 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 2
  Tunisia 3 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0
Denmark  3–2  Argentina
Sørensen   31'
H. Nielsen   46'85'
Report Oleniak   20'
Bilardo   88'
Referee: Liverani (ITA)

Poland  6–1  Tunisia
Pohl   7'40'42'84'89'
Hachorek   67'
Report Kerrit   3'
Attendance: 3.000
Referee: Lo Bello (ITA)

Denmark  2–1  Poland
H. Nielsen   15'
Pedersen   86'
Report Gadecki   62'
Attendance: 3.700
Referee: Lo Bello (ITA)

Argentina  2–1  Tunisia
Oleniak   15'82' Report Kerrit   25'
Referee: Zsolt (HUN)

Argentina  2–0  Poland
Oleniak   38'
Pérez   55'
Report
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: S. Garan (TUR)

Denmark  3–1  Tunisia
F. Nielsen   24'
H. Nielsen   27'88'
Report Cherif   48'
Attendance: 2.000
Referee: Campanati (ITA)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 3 3 0 0 15 3 +12 6
  France 3 1 1 1 3 9 −6 3
  Peru 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 2
  India 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
France  2–1  Peru
Giamarchi   67'
Quédec   90'
Report Uribe   1'
Referee: Erlich (YUG)

Hungary  2–1  India
Göröcs   23'
Albert   56'
Report Balaram   79'
Referee: Ben Said (TUN)

France  1–1  India
Coinçon   82' Report P.K.Banerjee   71'

Hungary  6–2  Peru
Albert   17'87'
Rákosi   27'
Göröcs   33'
Dunai   46'63'
Report Ramirez   25'79'
Referee: Bonetto (ITA)

Peru  3–1  India
Nieri   27'53'
Iwasaki   85'
Report Balaram   88'
Referee: Imam (UAR)

Hungary  7–0  France
Albert   12'85'
Göröcs   34'59'77'
Dunai   41'79'
Report
Referee: Orlandini (ITA)

Semi-finalsEdit

Italy  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Yugoslavia
Tumburus   109' Report Galić   107'
Referee: Kandlbinder (FRG)

(Yugoslavia declared winners by lot)


Denmark  2–0  Hungary
H. Nielsen   19'
Enoksen   81'
Report
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Leafe (GBR)

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Hungary  2–1  Italy
Orosz   32'
Dunai   69'
Report Tomeazzi   84'
Referee: Leafe (GBR)

Gold Medal matchEdit

Yugoslavia  3–1  Denmark
Galić   1'
Matuš   11'
Kostić   69'
Report 1
Report 2
F. Nielsen   90'
Attendance: 40.000
Referee: Lo Bello (Italy)
Team details

Semi-final bracketEdit

  Semi-finals     Gold Medal match
             
    Italy 1  
    Yugoslavia (a.e.t.) 1    
        Yugoslavia 3
        Denmark 1
    Denmark 2    
    Hungary 0   Bronze Medal match
 
  Italy 1
    Hungary 2

GoalscorersEdit

With seven goals, Milan Galić of Yugoslavia is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 120 goals were scored by 56 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 3 2 0 17 6 +11 8
2   Denmark (DEN) 5 4 0 1 11 7 +4 8
3   Hungary (HUN) 5 4 0 1 17 6 +11 8
4   Italy (ITA) 5 2 2 1 11 7 +4 6
5   Bulgaria (BUL) 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 5
6   Brazil (BRA) 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4 4
7   Argentina (ARG) 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
8   Great Britain (GBR) 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 3
9   France (FRA) 3 1 1 1 3 9 −6 3
10   Poland (POL) 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 2
11   Peru (PER) 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 2
12   United Arab Republic (UAR) 3 0 1 2 4 11 −7 1
13   India (IND) 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
14   Turkey (TUR) 3 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1
15   Tunisia (TUN) 3 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0
16   Republic of China (ROC) 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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