Football at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1908 Summer Olympics
London 1908 Football Challenge Cup.jpg
The "Challenge Cup", awarded to
the winning team
Tournament details
Host countryGreat Britain
Dates19–24 October
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Great Britain (2nd title)
Runners-up Denmark
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored48 (8 per match)
Top scorer(s)Denmark Sophus Nielsen (11 goals)
1904
1912
Winner's certificate

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain, an official football tournament between national representative selections was contested for the first time: football at the two previous games had been played between club teams. Eight teams entered (including two from France, the main team and a "B" side)

Venue[change | change source]

The White City Stadium hosted all the matches
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Great Britain (H) 3 3 0 0 18 1 +17 6 Champions
2  Denmark 3 2 0 1 26 3 +23 4 Runners-up
3  Netherlands 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2 Third place
4  Sweden 2 0 0 2 1 14 −13 0 Fourth place
5  France 1 0 0 1 1 17 −16 0 Eliminated in semi-finals
6 FranceFrance B 1 0 0 1 0 9 −9 0 Eliminated in first round
Source:[source?]
(H) Host