Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics

1936 edition of the association football torunament during the Olympic Summer Games

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.

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

MedalistsEdit

  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 roundEdit

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

Referee: Carl Weingartner (GER)

Attendance: 9.000

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

Referee: Giuseppe Scarpi (ITA)

Attendance: 8.000

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

Referee: Wilhelm Peters (GER)

Attendance: 5.000

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

Referee: Pál von Hertzka (HUN)

Attendance: 12.000

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

Referee: Raffaele Scorzoni (ITA)

Attendance: 5.000

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

Referee: Arthur James Jewell (GBR)

Attendance: 6.000

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

Referee: Rinaldo Barlassina (ITA)

Attendance: 2.500

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

Quarter finalsEdit

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

Referee: Otto Ohlsson (SWE)

Attendance: 8.000

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

Referee: Arthur Willoughby Barton (GBR)

Attendance: 55.000

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

Referee: Rudolf Eklow (SWE)

Attendance: 6.000

Peru  4–2 (a.e.t.) 1  Austria
Alcade   75'
Villanueva   81'   117'
Fernández   119'
Report Wergin   23'
Steinmetz   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 finalsEdit

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

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

Bronze medal matchEdit

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

Referee: Alfred Birlem (GER)

Attendance: 95.000

The Final (Gold medal match)Edit

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

Referee: Peco Bauwens (GER)

Attendance: 85.000

BracketEdit

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 rankingEdit

  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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