Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics

The football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics started on 18 July and ended on 31 July. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. 13 teams participated in the tournament, and 3 teams withdrew.[1]

1976 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates18–31 July 1976
Teams13 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions East Germany (1st title)
Runners-up Poland
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored66 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Andrzej Szarmach (6 goals)
1972
1980

VenuesEdit

Montreal Ottawa Sherbrooke Toronto
Olympic Stadium Lansdowne Park Sherbrooke Stadium Varsity Stadium
Capacity: 70,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 21,739
     

QualificationEdit

The following 13 teams qualified for the 1976 Olympics football tournament:

Match officialsEdit

SquadsEdit

Final tournamentEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
  East Germany 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
  Spain 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
  Nigeria[a] 0 0
Source: FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ Withdrew
Brazil  0–0  East Germany
Report
Attendance: 21,643
Referee: John Paterson (Great Britain)

Brazil  2–1  Spain
Rosemiro   7'
Chico Fraga   47' (pen.)
Report Idígoras   14'
Attendance: 38,123
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

East Germany  1–0  Spain
Dörner   46' Report
Attendance: 36,198
Referee: Werner Winsemann (Canada)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
  Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
  Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
  Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
Source: FIFA
Israel  0–0  Guatemala
Report
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Vladimir Rudnev (Soviet Union)

France  4–1  Mexico
Schaer   14'
Baronchelli   33'
Rubio   78'
Amisse   90'
Report Sánchez   81'
Attendance: 14,286
Referee: Ángel Coerezza (Argentina)

France  4–1  Guatemala
Platini   7', 86'
Amisse   41'
Schaer   82'
Report Fion   58'
Attendance: 3,163
Referee: Jafar Namdar (Iran)

Mexico  2–2  Israel
Rangel   19', 44' Report Oz   51'
Shum   55' (pen.)
Attendance: 36,569
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Mexico  1–1  Guatemala
Rangel   36' Report Rergis   18' (o.g.)
Attendance: 4,118
Referee: Marian Kuston (Poland)

France  1–1  Israel
Platini   80' (pen.) Report Peretz   75'
Attendance: 33,639
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Poland 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
  Iran 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
  Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
  Ghana[a] 0 0
Source: FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ Withdrew
Poland  0–0  Cuba
Report
Attendance: 29,417
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)}

Iran  1–0  Cuba
Mazloumi   28' Report
Attendance: 11,324
Referee: Adolf Prokop (East Germany)

Poland  3–2  Iran
Szarmach   48', 75'
Deyna   51'
Report Parvin   6'
Rowshan   79'
Attendance: 32,309
Referee: Arnaldo Cézar Coelho (Brazil)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
  North Korea 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 2
  Canada 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
  Zambia[a] 0 0
Source: FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ Withdrew
Canada  1–2  Soviet Union
Douglas   88' Report Onyshchenko   8', 11'
Attendance: 34,320
Referee: Robert Helies (France)

North Korea  3–1  Canada
An Se-uk   18'
Hong Song-nam   66', 80'
Report Douglas   51'
Attendance: 12,638
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes (Mexico)

Soviet Union  3–0  North Korea
Kolotov   16' (pen.)
Veremeyev   81'
Blokhin   89'
Report
Attendance: 15,233
Referee: Emilio Guruceta-Muro (Spain)

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 July – Ottawa
 
 
  East Germany4
 
27 July – Montreal
 
  France0
 
  East Germany2
 
25 July – Sherbrooke
 
  Soviet Union1
 
  Soviet Union2
 
31 July – Montreal
 
  Iran1
 
  East Germany3
 
25 July – Toronto
 
  Poland1
 
  Brazil4
 
27 July – Toronto
 
  Israel1
 
  Brazil0
 
25 July – Montreal
 
  Poland2 Bronze medal match
 
  Poland5
 
29 July – Montreal
 
  North Korea0
 
  Soviet Union2
 
 
  Brazil0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

East Germany  4–0  France
Löwe   27'
Dörner   60' (pen.), 68' (pen.)
Riediger   77'
Report
Attendance: 20,083
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Soviet Union  2–1  Iran
Minayev   40'
Zvyahintsev   67'
Report Ghelichkhani   82' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,855
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez (Colombia)

Brazil  4–1  Israel
Jarbas   56', 74'
Erivélto   72'
Júnior   88'
Report Peretz   80'
Attendance: 18,601
Referee: Károly Palotai (Hungary)

Poland  5–0  North Korea
Szarmach   13', 49'
Lato   59', 79'
Szymanowski   64'
Report
Attendance: 46,885
Referee: Paul Schiller Austria)

Semi-finalsEdit

Soviet Union  1–2  East Germany
Kolotov   84' (pen.) Report Dörner   59' (pen.)
Kurbjuweit   66'
Attendance: 57,182
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes (Mexico)

Poland  2–0  Brazil
Szarmach   51', 82' Report
Attendance: 21,743
Referee: John Paterson (Great Britain)

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Soviet Union  2–0  Brazil
Onyshchenko   5'
Nazarenko   49'
Report
Attendance: 55,647
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)

Gold Medal matchEdit

East Germany  3–1  Poland
Schade   7'
Hoffmann   14'
Häfner   84'
Report Lato   59'
Attendance: 71,617
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)

Medal winnersEdit

GoalscorersEdit

With six goals, Andrzej Szarmach of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 66 goals were scored by 44 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

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

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   East Germany (GDR) 5 4 1 0 10 2 +8 9
2   Poland (POL) 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 7
3   Soviet Union (URS) 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 8
4   Brazil (BRA) 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 5
5   France (FRA) 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 5
6   Israel (ISR) 4 0 3 1 4 7 −3 3
7   Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
8   North Korea (PRK) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
9   Mexico (MEX) 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
10   Guatemala (GUA) 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
11   Cuba (CUB) 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
12   Spain (ESP) 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
13   Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Source: rsssf.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

External linksEdit