Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Men's football
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
DatesAug 3-15
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«19281948»
A ball of the competitions is on display at the German Leather Museum

The 1936 Olympic football tournament was won by Italy. They were the favourites to win, having won the FIFA World Cup in 1934. The host nation, Germany, were also one of the favourites at the start of the competition. They had only lost at home once in three years. However, they were beaten in the quarter-finals. The bronze- and gold-medal games were watched by a combined total of 195,000 people.

Medalists[change | change source]

 Italy
Bruno Venturini
Alfredo Foni
Pietro Rava
Giuseppe Baldo
Achille Piccini
Ugo Locatelli
Annibale Frossi
Libero Marchini
Luigi Scarabello
Carlo Biagi
Giulio Cappelli
Sergio Bertoni
Alfonso Negro
Francesco Gabriotti
 Austria
Franz Fuchsberger
Max Hofmeister
Eduard Kainberger
Karl Kainberger
Martin Kargl
Josef Kitzmüller
Anton Krenn
Ernst Künz
Adolf Laudon
Franz Mandl
Klement Steinmetz
Karl Wahlmüller
Walter Werginz
 Norway
Henry Johansen
Fredrik Horn
Nils Eriksen
Frithjof Ulleberg
Jørgen Juve
Rolf Holmberg
Sverre Hansen
Magnar Isaksen
Alf Martinsen
Reidar Kvammen
Arne Brustad
Øivind Holmsen
Odd Frantzen
Magdalon Monsen

First round[change | change source]

Italy 1–0 United States
Frossi Goal 58' Report
Berlin Poststadion

Referee: Carl Weingartner (GER)

Attendance: 9.000

Norway 4–0 Turkey
Martinsen Goal 30' Goal 70'
Brustad Goal 53'
Kvammen Goal 80'
Report
Berlin Mommsenstadion

Referee: Giuseppe Scarpi (ITA)

Attendance: 8.000

Empire of Japan 3–2 Sweden
Kamo Goal 49'
Ukon Goal 62'
Matsunaga Goal 85'
Report Persson Goal 24' Goal 37'
Berlin Hertha-BSC-Platz

Referee: Wilhelm Peters (GER)

Attendance: 5.000

Germany 9–0 Luxembourg
Urban Goal 16' Goal 54' Goal 75'
Simetsreiter Goal 32' Goal 48' Goal 74'
Gauchel Goal 49' Goal 89'
Elbern Goal 76'
Report
Berlin Poststadion

Referee: Pál von Hertzka (HUN)

Attendance: 12.000

Poland 3–0 Hungary
Gad Goal 12' Goal 27'
Wodarz Goal 88'
Report
Berlin Poststadion

Referee: Raffaele Scorzoni (ITA)

Attendance: 5.000

Austria 3–1 Egypt
Steinmetz Goal 4' Goal 65'
Laudon Goal 7'
Report Sakr Goal 85'
Berlin Mommsenstadion

Referee: Arthur James Jewell (GBR)

Attendance: 6.000

Peru 7–3 Finland
Fernández Goal 17' Goal 33' Goal 47' Goal 49' Goal 70'
Villanueva Goal 21' Goal 67'
Report Kanerva Goal 42' (pen.)
Grönlund Goal 75'
Larvo Goal 80'
Berlin Hertha-BSC-Platz

Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (ITA)

Attendance: 2.500

Great Britain 2–0 Republic of China
Doods Goal 55'
Finch Goal 65'
Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Helmut Fink (GER)

Quarter finals[change | change source]

Italy 8–0 Empire of Japan
Frossi Goal 14' Goal 75' Goal 80'
Biagi Goal 32' Goal 57' Goal 81' Goal 82'
Cappelli Goal 89'
Report
Berlin Mommsenstadion

Referee: Otto Ohlsson (SWE)

Attendance: 8.000

Germany 0–2 Norway
Report Isaksen Goal 7' Goal 83'
Berlin Poststadion

Referee: Arthur Willoughby Barton (GBR)

Attendance: 55.000

Poland 5–4 Great Britain
Gad Goal 33'
Wodarz Goal 43' Goal 48' Goal 53'
Piec Goal 56'
Report Clements Goal 26'
Shearer Goal 71'
Joy Goal 78' Goal 80'
Berlin Poststadion

Referee: Rudolf Eklow (SWE)

Attendance: 6.000

Peru 4–2 (a.e.t.) 1 Austria
Alcade Goal 75'
Villanueva Goal 81' Goal 117'
Fernández Goal 119'
Report Wergin Goal 23'
Steinmetz Goal 37'
Berlin Hertha-BSC Platz

Referee: Thoralf Kristiansen (NOR)

Attendance: 5.000

Replay

Peru 0–2 2 Austria
Berlin Poststadion

Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (ITA)

Attendance: 0

1 Due to a pitch invasion, the match was declared null and void. It was ordered to be replayed on August 10. Peru did not accept this decision and withdrew from the tournament.

Semi finals[change | change source]

Italy 2–1 (a.e.t.) Norway
Negro Goal 15'
Frossi Goal 96'
Report Brustad Goal 58'
Attendance: 95.000
Referee: Pál von Hertzka (HUN)

Austria 3–1 Poland
Kainberger Goal 14'
Laudon Goal 55'
Mandl Goal 88'
Report Gad Goal 73'

Bronze medal match[change | change source]

Norway 3–2 Poland
Brustad Goal 15' Goal 21' Goal 84' Report Wodarz Goal 5'
Peterek Goal 24' (pen.)
Berlin Olympic Stadium (Berlin)

Referee: Alfred Birlem (GER)

Attendance: 95.000

The Final (Gold medal match)[change | change source]

Italy 2–1 (a.e.t.) Austria
Frossi Goal 70' Goal 92' Report Kainberger Goal 79'
Berlin Olympic Stadium (Berlin)

Referee: Peco Bauwens (GER)

Attendance: 85.000

Bracket[change | change source]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
3 August – Berlin            
   Italy  1
7 August – Berlin
   United States  0  
   Italy  8
4 August – Berlin
     Japan  0  
   Japan  3
10 August – Berlin
   Sweden  2  
   Italy (AET)  2
3 August – Berlin
     Norway  1  
   Norway  4
7 August – Berlin
   Turkey  0  
   Norway  2
4 August – Berlin
     Germany  0  
   Germany  9
15 August – Berlin
   Luxembourg  0  
   Italy (AET)  2
5 August – Berlin
     Austria  1
   Austria  3
8 August – Berlin
   Egypt  1  
   Austria  2
6 August – Berlin
     Peru  02  
   Peru  7
11 August – Berlin
   Finland  3  
   Austria  3
5 August – Berlin
     Poland  1   Third place
   Poland  3
8 August – Berlin 13 August – Berlin
   Hungary  0  
   Poland  5    Norway  3
6 August – Berlin
     Great Britain  4      Poland  2
   Great Britain  2
   Republic of China  0  

2Awarded.

Final ranking[change | change source]

  1.  Italy
  2.  Austria
  3.  Norway
  4.  Poland
  5.  Peru
  6.  Great Britain
  7.  Germany
  8.  Japan
  9.  China PR
  10.  Finland
  11.  Egypt
  12.  Hungary
  13.  Luxembourg
  14.  Sweden
  15.  Turkey
  16.  United States

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