Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics

The football tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and finished on August 3. The women's competition was contested for the first time in Olympic history at these Games.

Football
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
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Football pictogram for the 1996 Summer Olympics
Event details
Games1996 Summer Olympics
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 20 – August 3
Venues5 (in 5 host cities)
Competitors388 from 21 nations
Men's tournament
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Medalists
1 Gold Nigeria
2 Silver Argentina
3 Bronze Brazil
Women's tournament
Teams8 (from 4 confederations)
Medalists
1 Gold United States
2 Silver China
3 Bronze Norway
Editions
1992
2000

StadiumsEdit

Athens Birmingham Miami
Sanford Stadium Legion Field Orange Bowl
Capacity: 86,100 Capacity: 81,700 Capacity: 74,476
Orlando Washington D.C.
Citrus Bowl RFK Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 56,500
 
Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Medal winnersEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's football   Nigeria (NGR)
Emmanuel Babayaro
Celestine Babayaro
Taribo West
Nwankwo Kanu
Uche Okechukwu
Emmanuel Amuneke
Tijani Babangida
Wilson Oruma
Teslim Fatusi
Jay-Jay Okocha
Victor Ikpeba
Abiodun Obafemi
Garba Lawal
Daniel Amokachi
Sunday Oliseh
Kingsley Obiekwu
Mobi Oparaku
Dosu Joseph
  Argentina (ARG)
Carlos Bossio
Roberto Ayala
José Chamot
Javier Zanetti
Matías Almeyda
Roberto Sensini
Claudio López
Diego Simeone
Hernán Crespo
Ariel Ortega
Hugo Morales
Pablo Cavallero
Héctor Pineda
Pablo Paz
Christian Bassedas
Gustavo López
Marcelo Delgado
Marcelo Gallardo
  Brazil (BRA)
Dida
Zé María
Aldair
Ronaldo Guiaro
Flávio Conceição
Roberto Carlos
Bebeto
Amaral
Ronaldinho
Rivaldo
Sávio
Danrlei
Narciso
André Luiz
Zé Elias
Marcelinho
Luizão
Juninho

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's football   United States (USA)
Briana Scurry
Mary Harvey
Cindy Parlow
Carla Overbeck
Tiffany Roberts
Brandi Chastain
Staci Wilson
Shannon MacMillan
Mia Hamm
Michelle Akers
Julie Foudy
Carin Gabarra
Kristine Lilly
Joy Fawcett
Tisha Venturini
Tiffeny Milbrett
Amanda Cromwell
Thori Staples Bryan
Saskia Webber
  China (CHN)
Zhong Honglian
Wang Liping
Fan Yunjie
Yu Hongqi
Xie Huilin
Zhao Lihong
Wei Haiying
Shui Qingxia
Sun Wen
Liu Ailing
Sun Qingmei
Wen Lirong
Liu Ying
Chen Yufeng
Shi Guihong
Gao Hong
Zhang Yan
Niu Lijie
  Norway (NOR)
Bente Nordby
Agnete Carlsen
Gro Espeseth
Nina Nymark Andersen
Merete Myklebust
Hege Riise
Anne Nymark Andersen
Heidi Støre
Marianne Pettersen
Linda Medalen
Brit Sandaune
Reidun Seth
Tina Svensson
Tone Haugen
Trine Tangeraas
Ann Kristin Aarønes
Tone Gunn Frustøl
Kjersti Thun
Ingrid Sternhoff

Match officialsEdit

FIFA named 16 referees and 16 assistant referees to be shared between the men's and women's tournaments.

External linksEdit