Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics

The 1972 Olympic football tournament, held in Munich, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Passau, and Regensburg, was played as part of the 1972 Summer Olympics. The tournament features 16 men's national teams from five continental confederations. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the second group stage, where the second-placed teams in each group advanced to the bronze medal match while the first-placed teams advanced to the gold medal match held at Olympic Stadium on 10 September 1972.[1]

Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryWest Germany
Dates27 August – 10 September
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Poland
Runners-up Hungary
Third place East Germany (shared)
 Soviet Union (shared)
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored135 (3.55 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Kazimierz Deyna (9 goals)
1968
1976

In 2017, the physician of the Soviet team revealed that the match for the bronze medal between the Soviet Union and East Germany was fixed.[2]

QualificationsEdit

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Munich Nuremberg
Olympiastadion Frankenstadion
   
Regensburg Passau
Jahnstadion Dreiflüssestadion
   
Ingolstadt Augsburg
ESV-Stadion Rosenaustadion
   

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  West Germany 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13 6
  Morocco 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 3
  Malaysia 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
  United States 3 0 1 2 0 10 −10 1
Morocco  0–0  United States
Report
Attendance: 4.000

West Germany  3–0  Malaysia
Worm   56'
Kalb   71'
Seliger   82'
Report
Attendance: 60.000

Malaysia  3–0  United States
Shaharuddin   14'
Salleh   67'
Zawawi Yusoff   77'
Report
Attendance: 3.000
Referee: Henry Oberg  

West Germany  3–0  Morocco
Nickel   30' (pen.)   33' (pen.)
Hitzfeld   53'
Report
Attendance: 16.000
Referee: Dogan Babacan  

West Germany  7–0  United States
Nickel   17'   43'   70'   86'
Hitzfeld   47'
Seliger   62'
Bitz   79'
Report
Attendance: 65.000

Morocco  6–0  Malaysia
Benkhrif   16'
Faras   19'   21'   25'
El Filali   56'
Tati   85'
Report
Attendance: 2.500

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 3 4 -1 4
  Burma 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 2
  Sudan 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Soviet Union  1–0  Burma
Kolotov   51' Report
Attendance: 6.000
Referee: Jafar Namdar  

Mexico  1–0  Sudan
Manzo   16' Report

Mexico  1–0  Burma
Cuéllar   86' Report
Attendance: 1.000

Soviet Union  2–1  Sudan
Yevriuzhikin   42' (pen.)
Zanazanyan   44'
Report Jaxa   59'
Attendance: 25.000

Burma  2–0  Sudan
Soe Than   7'
Aung Moe Thin   61'
Report
Attendance: 2.000

Soviet Union  4–1  Mexico
Blokhin   7'   13'   14'
Semyonov   58'
Report Razo   60'
Attendance: 8.000

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
  Denmark 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
  Iran 3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
  Brazil 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Hungary  5–0  Iran
A. Dunai   31'   48'   90+1'
Várady   52'
Kozma   81'
Report

Denmark  3–2  Brazil
Simonsen   28'   83'
Røntved   50'
Report Dirceu   68'
Zé Carlos   69'
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Pavel Kazakov  

Denmark  4–0  Iran
Heino Hansen   16'   58'
Simonsen   39'
Nygaard   44'
Report
Attendance: 3.500

Hungary  2–2  Brazil
A. Dunai   4'
Juhász   84'
Report Pedrinho   67'
Dirceu   73'
Attendance: 50.000

Iran  1–0  Brazil
Halvai   63' Report
Attendance: 2.200

Denmark  0–2  Hungary
Report E. Dunai   17'   84'
Attendance: 8.500
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa  

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Poland 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 6
  East Germany 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 4
  Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
  Ghana 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
East Germany  4–0  Ghana
Kreische   19'   89'
Streich   45'
Sparwasser   66'
Report
Attendance: 40.000

Poland  5–1  Colombia
Deyna   16'   32'
Gadocha   42'   49'   72'
Report Morón   63'
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: A. Salih Gindil  

East Germany  6–1  Colombia
Streich   1'   10'
Sparwasser   9'
Ducke   31'
Vogel   85'
Kreische   88' (pen.)
Report Espinosa   38'

Poland  4–0  Ghana
Lubański   40'
Gadocha   59'   89'
Deyna   86'
Report
Attendance: 2.200
Referee: Kan-Chee Lee  

Colombia  3–1  Ghana
Morón   56'
Torres   60'
Montaño   82'
Report Sunday   79'
Attendance: 25.000

Poland  2–1  East Germany
Gorgoń   6'   63' Report Streich   45'
Attendance: 10.000

Second roundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6
  East Germany 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 4
  West Germany 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
  Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
Hungary  2–0  East Germany
A. Dunai   60'
Tóth   66'
Report
Attendance: 8.500

West Germany  1–1  Mexico
Hitzfeld   5' Report Cuéllar   69'
Attendance: 40.000
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa  

East Germany  7–0  Mexico
Ganzera   34'
Sparwasser   39'   51'   89'
Streich   48'
Kreische   72'
Häfner   79'
Report
Attendance: 5.500
Referee: Jafar Namdar  

Hungary  4–1  West Germany
E. Dunai   14'
A. Dunai   43'
  75'   87'
Report Hitzfeld   33'
Attendance: 70.000

Hungary  2–0  Mexico
A. Dunai   35'
Kocsis   53'
Report
Attendance: 2.500
Referee: Kan Chee Lee  

East Germany  3–2  West Germany
Pommerenke   10'
Streich  53'
Vogel   82'
Report Hoeneß   31'
Hitzfeld   68'
Attendance: 80.000

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Poland 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5
  Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 4
  Denmark 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 3
  Morocco 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Soviet Union  3–0  Morocco
Semyonov   1'
Kolotov   15'
Elissev   69'
Report
Attendance: 55.000

Denmark  1–1  Poland
Heino Hansen   27' Report Deyna   36'
Attendance: 4.000

Soviet Union  1–2  Poland
Blokhin   28' Report Deyna   79' (pen.)
Szołtysik   87'
Attendance: 5.000
Referee: Henry Oberg  

Denmark  3–1  Morocco
Bak   55'   83'
Printzlau   90'
Report Merzaq   89'
Attendance: 3.100

Soviet Union  4–0  Denmark
Kolotov   20'
Semyonov   28'
Blokhin   55'
Sabo   88'
Report
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Dogan Babacan  

Poland  5–0  Morocco
Kmiecik   3'
Lubański   10'
Deyna   45' (pen.)   63'
Gadocha   53'
Report

Knockout stageEdit

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Soviet Union  2–2  East Germany
Blokhin   10'
Khurtsilava   30'
Report Kreische   33' (pen.)
Vogel   78'
Attendance: 80.000

Bronze medals shared.

Gold Medal matchEdit

Poland  2–1  Hungary
Deyna   47'   68' Report Várady   42'
Attendance: 80.000

GoalscorersEdit

With nine goals, Kazimierz Deyna of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 135 goals were scored by 66 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

9 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Poland (POL) 7 6 1 0 21 5 +16 13
2   Hungary (HUN) 7 5 1 1 18 5 +13 11
3   Soviet Union (URS) 7 5 1 1 17 6 +11 11
3   East Germany (GDR) 7 4 1 2 23 9 +14 9
5   West Germany (FRG) 6 3 1 2 17 8 +11 7
6   Denmark (DEN) 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 7
7   Mexico (MEX) 6 2 1 3 4 14 −10 5
8   Morocco (MAR) 6 1 1 4 7 14 −7 3
9   Burma (BIR) 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 2
10   Malaysia (MAS) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
11   Colombia (COL) 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
12   Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
13   Brazil (BRA) 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
14   United States (USA) 3 0 1 2 0 10 −10 1
15   Sudan (SUD) 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
16   Ghana (GHA) 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze Bronze
  Poland   Hungary   Soviet Union   East Germany

Hubert Kostka
Zbigniew Gut
Jerzy Gorgoń
Zygmunt Anczok
Lesław Ćmikiewicz
Zygmunt Maszczyk
Jerzy Kraska
Kazimierz Deyna
Zygfryd Szołtysik
Włodzimierz Lubański
Robert Gadocha
Ryszard Szymczak
Antoni Szymanowski
Joachim Marx
Grzegorz Lato
Marian Ostafiński
Kazimierz Kmiecik
Marian Szeja
Coach:Kazimierz Górski

István Géczi
Péter Vépi
Miklós Páncsics
Péter Juhász
Lajos Szűcs
Mihály Kozma
Antal Dunai
Lajos Kű
Béla Váradi
Ede Dunai
László Bálint
Lajos Kocsis
Kálmán Tóth
László Branikovits
József Kovács
Csaba Vidács
Adám Rothermel

Oleh Blokhin
Murtaz Khurtsilava
Yuriy Istomin
Volodymyr Kaplychnyi
Viktor Kolotov
Yevgeni Lovchev
Sergei Olshansky
Yevhen Rudakov
Vyacheslav Semyonov
Gennadi Evryuzhikhin
Oganes Zanazanyan
Andrei Yakubik
Arkady Andreasyan
Revaz Dzodzuashvili
Yozhef Sabo
Yuriy Yeliseyev
Volodymyr Onyshchenko
Anatoliy Kuksov
Vladimir Pilgui
Coach: Aleksandr Ponomarev

Jürgen Croy
Manfred Zapf
Konrad Weise
Bernd Bransch
Jürgen Pommerenke
Jürgen Sparwasser
Hans-Jürgen Kreische
Joachim Streich
Wolfgang Seguin
Peter Ducke
Frank Ganzera
Lothar Kurbjuweit
Eberhard Vogel
Harald Irmscher
Ralf Schulenberg
Reinhard Häfner
Siegmar Wätzlich
Coach: Georg Buschner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ Денис Романцов (2 June 2017). "«Высоцкий дал установку: «Макаронщиков надо обыграть». Он знает о нашем футболе все". – Мы не вышли в финал, а игру за третье место против ГДР назначили на десять утра. Тренер Пономарев сказал: «Что-то не хочется с ними бодаться. Как бы нам вничью сыграть». Ничья означала бронзовые медали для обеих команд. Используя свой немецкий, выученный в институте, я подошел перед игрой к доктору сборной ГДР. «Как ты смотришь на то, чтобы медали получили и вы, и мы?» – «Положительно», – и пошел к тренеру. Тот повернулся ко мне и показал большой палец: вопрос решен. Мы забили друг другу по два мяча, но на второй тайм вышел динамовец Андрей Якубик, который, ни о чем не подозревая, ворвался в штрафную и чуть не сделал счет 3:2. Слава богу, не попал, а то немцы бы нас уничтожили.

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