Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates24 November – 8 December
Teams11
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place Bulgaria
Fourth place India
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored53 (4.42 per match)
Attendance194,333 (16,194 per match)
Top scorer(s)India Neville D'Souza
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Todor Veselinović
Bulgaria Dimitar Milanov
(4 goals each)[1]
1952
1960

1956 Football at the Summer Olympics was held in Australia from 24 November to 8 December.

Results[change | change source]

First round[change | change source]

Soviet Union 2–1 Germany
Isayev Goal 23'
Streltsov Goal 86'
Report Habig Goal 89'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Robert Mann (Great Britain)

Great Britain 9–0 Thailand
Twissell Goal 12' Goal 20'
Lewis Goal 21' (p.k.)
Laybourne Goal 30' Goal 82' Goal 85'
Bromilow Goal 75' Goal 78'
Topp Goal 90'
Report

Australia 2–0 Japan
McMillan Goal 26' (p.k.)
Loughran Goal 61'
Report
Attendance: 3,568
Referee: Reginald Lund (New Zealand)

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Yugoslavia 9–1 United States
Veselinović Goal 10' Goal 84' Goal 90'
Antić Goal 12' Goal 73'
Mujić Goal 16' Goal 35' Goal 56'
Papec Goal 20'
Report Zerhusen Goal 42'
Attendance: 5,292
Referee: Maurice Swain (New Zealand)

Soviet Union 0–0 (a.e.t.) Indonesia
Report
Soviet Union 4–0 Indonesia
Salnikov Goal 17' Goal 59'
Ivanov Goal 19'
Netto Goal 43'
Report
Attendance: 6,735
Referee: Reginald Lund (New Zealand)

Bulgaria 6–1 Great Britain
Dimitrov Goal 6'
Kolev Goal 40' Goal 85'
Milanov Goal 45' Goal 75' Goal 80'
Report Lewis Goal 30'
Attendance: 6,748
Referee: Ron Wright (Australia)

Australia 2–4 India
Morrow Goal 17' Goal 41' Report D'Souza Goal 9' Goal 33' Goal 50'
Kittu Goal 80'
Attendance: 7,413
Referee: Chris Wensveen (Indonesia)

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Yugoslavia 4–1 India
Papec Goal 54' Goal 65'
Veselinović Goal 57'
Salam Goal 78' (o.g.)
Report D'Souza Goal 52'

Soviet Union 2–1 (a.e.t.) Bulgaria
Streltsov Goal 112'
Tatushin Goal 116'
Report Kolev Goal 95'
Attendance: 21,079
Referee: Robert Mann (Great Britain)

Bronze Medal match[change | change source]

Bulgaria 3–0 India
Diev Goal 37' Goal 60'
Milanov Goal 42'
Report

Gold Medal match[change | change source]

Soviet Union 1–0 Yugoslavia
Ilyin Goal 48' Report
Attendance: 86,716
Referee: Ron Wright (Australia)

References[change | change source]

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