Men's football
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
DatesOctober 19, 1908 (1908-10-19)-October 24, 1908 (1908-10-24)
Competitors72 from 5 nations
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The 1908 Summer Olympics was the first time that national representative teams were contested: football at the two previous games had been played between club teams. Five teams entered, although Hungary and Bohemia withdrew before the start. Denmark's, Sophus Nielsen set a record by scoring 10 goals in a 17-1 win against France. The Netherlands won the gold.

Final tournament


Quarter Finals

October 20
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 8-0 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden

Semi Finals

October 22
Norway Flag of Norway.svg 0-5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands

October 22
Denmark Flag of Denmark.svg 17-1 Flag of France.svg France

Gold Medal match

October 24
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2-1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark

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