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Football at the Mediterranean Games

Football has been played consistently at the Mediterranean Games since the year 1951 for men. Italy is the most successful team. From 1991, the men first national teams did not participate to the tournaments.

Association Football at the Mediterranean Games
Founded1951
RegionMediterranean Sea (FIFA)
Number of teams8 (from 3 confederations)
Current champions Spain (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Italy (4 titles)

Contents

TournamentEdit

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
  Gold medalist Score   Silver medalist   Bronze medalist Score Fourth place
1951
Details
 
Alexandria
 
Greece
n/a  
Egypt
 
Syria
No Fourth
1955
Details
 
Barcelona
 
Egypt
n/a  
Spain
 
France
n/a  
Syria
1959
Details
 
Beirut
 
Italy
n/a  
Turkey
 
Lebanon
No Fourth
1963
Details
 
Naples
 
Italy
3 − 0  
Turkey
 
Spain
2 − 1  
Morocco
1967
Details
 
Tunis
  France /   Italy
Gold Medal Shared
 
Spain
2 − 1  
Turkey
1971
Details
 
İzmir
 
Yugoslavia
1 − 0  
Tunisia
 
Turkey
1 − 0
aet
 
United Arab Republic
1975
Details
 
Algiers
 
Algeria
3 − 2
aet
 
France
 
Tunisia
1 − 1
pen (4−3)
 
Morocco
1979
Details
 
Split
 
Yugoslavia
3 − 0  
France
 
Algeria
2 − 1  
Greece
1983
Details
 
Casablanca
 
Morocco
3 − 0  
Turkey
 
Egypt
0 − 0
pen (5−2)
 
France
1987
Details
 
Latakia
 
Syria
2 − 1  
France
 
Turkey
1 − 0
aet
 
Greece
1991
Details
 
Athens
 
Greece
3 − 1  
Turkey
 
Morocco
3 − 2  
Yugoslavia
1993
Details
 
Languedoc-Roussillon
 
Turkey
2 − 0  
Algeria
 
France
2 − 1  
Italy
1997
Details
 
Bari
 
Italy
5 − 1  
Turkey
 
Greece
1 − 0  
Spain
2001
Details
 
Tunis
 
Tunisia
1 − 0  
Italy
 
France
2 − 0  
Turkey
2005
Details
 
Almería
 
Spain
1 − 0  
Turkey
 
Libya
1 − 1
pen (4−3)
 
Morocco
2009
Details
 
Pescara
 
Spain
2 − 1  
Italy
 
Libya
0 − 0
pen (8−7)
 
France
2013
Details
 
Mersin
 
Morocco
2 – 2
pen (3–2)
 
Turkey
 
Tunisia
4 – 0  
Libya
2018
Details
 
Tarragona
 
Spain
3 – 2  
Italy
 
Morocco
0 – 0
pen (7–6)
 
Greece
2021
Details
 
Oran
TBD TBD

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Medal tableEdit

As of 2018.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy4307
2  Spain3126
3  Morocco2024
4  Greece2013
5  Yugoslavia2002
6  Turkey17210
7  France1337
8  Tunisia1124
9  Algeria1113
  Egypt1113
11  Syria1012
12  Libya0022
13  Lebanon0011
Totals (13 nations)19171854

Participating nationsEdit

Nation 51 55 59 63 67 71 75 79 83 87 91 93 97 01 05 09 13 18 Years
  Albania 6 11 10 8 4
  Algeria part of France 6 1 3 6 8 9 2 8 8 6 6 11
  Bosnia and Herzegovina part of Yugoslavia 8 6 5 8 4
  Croatia part of Yugoslavia 10 10 2
  Cyprus 11 1
  Egypt 2 1 5 4 6 8 3 5 8
  France 3 1 5 2 2 4 2 3 7 3 4 5 12
  Greece 1 6 9 4 5 4 1 5 3 6 8 5 4 13
  Italy 1 1 2 8 4 1 2 5 2 7 2 11
  Lebanon 3 7 6 3
  Libya 8 8 9 13 7 3 3 4 9 9
  North Macedonia part of Yugoslavia 6 1
  Malta 9 9 11 3
  Montenegro part of Yugoslavia 8 1
  Morocco 4 7 dq 4 6 1 5 3 9 5 4 w/o 1 3 13
  San Marino 7 10 12 9 4
  SerbiaA 1 5 1 4 5 5
  Slovenia part of Yugoslavia 6 9 2
  Spain 2 3 3 4 1 1 1 7
  Syria 3 4 8 7 8 1 9 7
  Tunisia 6 5 2 3 7 7 7 7 1 7 7 3 12
  Turkey 2 2 4 3 7 5 2 3 2 1 2 4 2 6 2 7 16
Total nations 3 4 3 9 8 7 9 8 9 8 11 10 13 9 9 12 8 9
^A Includes four appearances as   Yugoslavia

General StatisticsEdit

Mens General Statistics (1951 - 1987)Edit

As end of 1987 Mediterranean Games. 10 editions compete between Senior teams but many teams not compete national A teams.

All matches not between two A Senior team are not counted as A-level match by FIFA.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   France 7 32 16 8 8 44 27 +17 56
2   Turkey 8 32 15 7 10 41 33 +8 52
3   Italy 3 13 10 2 1 32 6 +26 32
4   Algeria 5 19 10 2 7 29 25 +4 32
5   Morocco 7 22 8 8 6 23 21 +2 32
6   Egypt 7 24 8 7 9 42 33 +9 31
7   Yugoslavia 3 12 9 2 1 32 9 +23 29
8   Spain 3 13 7 5 1 28 12 +16 26
9   Tunisia 6 20 6 6 8 21 23 -2 24
10   Greece 6 21 6 4 11 24 38 -14 22
11   Syria 6 18 4 1 13 15 41 -26 13
12   Lebanon 3 11 1 1 9 4 26 -22 4
13   Libya 3 9 1 1 7 7 18 -11 4
14   San Marino 1 3 0 1 2 0 7 -7 1
15   Malta 1 4 0 0 4 4 18 –14 0

Mens General Statistics (1951 - 1987)+(1991 - 2018)Edit

As end of 2018 Mediterranean Games.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Turkey 16 67 34 12 21 95 69 +26 114
2   Italy 11 42 27 6 9 89 32 +57 87
3   France 12 50 25 11 14 72 48 +24 86
4   Spain 7 31 19 8 4 61 29 +32 65
5   Greece 13 43 18 6 19 61 60 +1 60
6   Tunisia 12 40 15 12 13 50 47 +3 57
7   Morocco 13 43 17 14 112 55 43 +12 53
8   Algeria 11 36 13 8 15 49 55 -6 47
9   Yugoslavia 5 19 13 3 3 49 15 +34 42
10   Egypt 8 27 9 7 11 44 36 +8 34
11   Libya 9 31 3 11 17 22 56 -34 20
12   Syria 7 20 4 2 14 16 46 -30 14
13   Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 11 2 3 6 14 24 -10 9
14   Albania 4 10 1 1 8 8 27 -19 4
15   Lebanon 3 11 1 1 9 4 26 –22 4
16   Slovenia 2 5 0 3 2 5 7 –2 3
17   Montenegro 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
18   Croatia 2 5 0 1 4 6 11 –5 1
19   Macedonia 1 4 0 1 3 5 13 –8 1
20   San Marino 4 9 0 1 8 1 32 –31 1
21   Cyprus 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 –3 0
22   Malta 3 8 0 0 8 4 31 –27 0

See alsoEdit

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