Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

1956 edition of the association football torunament during the Olympic Summer Games

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

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

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

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

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

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

Quarter-finalsEdit

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

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

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

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

Semi-finalsEdit

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

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

Bronze Medal matchEdit

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

Gold Medal matchEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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