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At the 1924 Summer Olympics
1924 Summer Olympics
The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France...

 held in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

, Uruguay
Uruguay national football team
The Uruguayan national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez...

 dominated the Football (soccer) tournament winning the Gold.

Amateur Status


In 1921, the Belgium Football Association first allowed for payments to players for time lost from work; in the months that followed four other Associations (Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

 and Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 amongst them) permitted similar subsidies. The Football Association
The Football Association
The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England, and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. It was formed in 1863, and is the oldest national football association...

, perhaps, with foresight considered their statement of 1884 to be one which FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 should hereafter follow. They had stated: "Any player registered with this Association ... receiving remuneration ... of any sort above ... necessary expenses actually paid, shall be considered to be a professional."

In 1923 the four British Associations sought an assurance that FIFA accept this definition; the four FIFA representatives on the International Football Association Board
International Football Association Board
The International Football Association Board is the body that determines the Laws of the Game of association football.-Operations:...

 refused and, consequently, both the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 and Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 withdrew their footballers from representing their nations at the 1924 Olympic Games.

Entries



In Association Football (1960), Bernard Joy
Bernard Joy
Bernard Joy was an English footballer and journalist. He is notable for being the last amateur player to play for the England national football team.-Biography:...

 wrote about the 1912 Games that the authorities in Sweden
Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

 "had debated for a long time whether to include football ... because its popularity was not yet world wide". Twelve years later, in Paris, football had become so important to the Games that a 1/3 of the income generated came from football. In terms of international development these Games signalled the first participation in a major Championship of a team from South America, a continent which would provide the main competition to Europe from that moment on.

In Paris, Uruguay, who had paid their third class passage to Paris and gone on a dazzlingly successful tour of Spain beforehand, would join as many as 18 European teams; the United States, Turkey and Egypt. In terms of the numbers of participating teams this would be the biggest international football tournament until the 1982 FIFA World Cup
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

 in Spain.

The Uruguayans had comfortably won the 1923 South American Championship
South American Championship 1923
-Goal scorers:3 goals Aguirre Petrone2 goals Saruppo Nilo1 goals Onzari Fretes I. López Rivas Zelada Cea Scarone Somma-External links:*...

 by maximum points in the December of the previous year to qualify for the tournament as their continent's sole participants; defeating bitter rivals Argentina 2-0 in the final game in which Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone Schiavone , nicknamed Artillero was a Uruguayan footballer in the striker role. His nickname Artillero, meaning artilleryman or gunner in reference to his amazing goalscoring prowess....

 scored half way through the first half. They would bring to Paris a revolution in ideas. Joy would write: "A doctor and a physical expert were as important elements of the staff as the coach himself. They saw to it that their charges reached perfect physical condition. They were kept that way by staying away from the attractions of Paris at a villa in the quiet village of Argenteuil
Argenteuil
Argenteuil is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris. Argenteuil is a sub-prefecture of the Val-d'Oise department, the seat of the arrondissement of Argenteuil....

".
Once they arrived, once they started playing they would amaze and attract. The way their forwards would pass the ball between themselves would captivate, belittling their early doubters. In Paris Jose Leandro Andrade
José Andrade
José Leandro Andrade was an Uruguayan footballer who played at right half. Nicknamed the black marvel, "meravilla negra", is considered the first great colored player, and the very first real international football star....

 would be dubbed La Marveille Noire.

Despite all this little was known about them; they had never played outside of South America and their international experience had mainly been spent travelling across the harbour from Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent...

 to Montevideo
Montevideo
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento...

.
It is understandable therefore that, given the general lack of knowledge of the Uruguayans that the Italians and the Hungarians should have been considered favourites, however, both, though strong, had suffered a difficult season.

Italy, having remained unbeaten since 1922, now found themselves beaten 4-0 by an early incantation of Hugo Meisl
Hugo Meisl
Hugo Meisl , brother of the journalist Willy Meisl, was the multi-lingual football coach of the famous Austrian 'Wunderteam' of the early 1930s, as well as a referee.-Background:...

's Wunderteam
Wunderteam
Wunderteam was the name given to the Austria national football team of the 1930s. Led by manager Hugo Meisl, the team had an unbeaten streak of 14 games between April 1931 and December 1932. The style of the team was based on the Scottish school of football that focused on quick passing introduced...

 (who, tantalisingly, would absent themselves from the Games).
With just six weeks to go before the Games Italy had been walloped 7-1 by Hungary.).
Other than dropping Giampiero Combi
Giampiero Combi
Gianpiero Combi was one of Italian football's greatest goalkeepers of all-time. He spent his entire career at Juventus FC and won the 1934 World Cup with the Italian national team...

, Vittorio Pozzo
Vittorio Pozzo
Vittorio Pozzo 21 December 1968) was an Italian football coach who was most famous for leading the Italian national team to victory in the 1934 FIFA World Cup and 1938 FIFA World Cups; managed the side that won the 1930 and 1935 editions of the Central European International Cup, as well as the...

 would not make major changes; Italy would not prevail. The same policy was adopted by Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia refers to three political entities that existed successively on the western part of the Balkans during most of the 20th century....

. Rather than considering dropping players they had sacked their manager Dr Veljko Ugrinic instead (following a 4-1 wiping by those Austrians in Zagreb
Zagreb
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately above sea level. According to the last official census, Zagreb's city...

) but would find his replacement Todor Sekulic just as hapless.

The Hungarians had just come off a good run of results in the previous year, but had been beaten, convincingly, by the Swiss in the days leading up to the Games; Max Abegglen
Max Abegglen
Max "Xam" Abegglen was a Swiss football player.He played for the Swiss national team and was the joint leading goalscorer for the team with 34 goals scored in 68 international appearances, along with Kubilay Turkyilmaz who scored also 34 goals in 62 matches for Switzerland...

, who had only been playing international football for two years, scoring his 7th international goal that day for the Swiss.
He and they would become quite a feature of the Games. The Swiss, ironically, had been on the verge of withdrawing from the Games due to their continued success. The team's train ticket was valid for only 10 days and their money had run out. An appeal by a newspaper, Sport, brought in the needed funds.

Entering for the second time Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

 would cause a shocking defeat in their opening game; their true worth exposed not only by the drubbing that eventually signalled their exit but by the comprehensive defeats they experienced on a short European tour after the Games.
The concept of warm-up matches lay far into the future.

Both finalists from the previous Games would be present; Belgium
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

 being afforded a bye into the first round; the Czechs drawn against Turkey
Turkey
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

 in the Preliminary Round.

Final tournament


The Games competition was assisted by a Preliminary Round which featured the silver medallists from the 1920 Games, Spain
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 in a game with Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

. Since that time Spain had only lost once and that by a single goal away to Belgium
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

 and had drawn 0-0 with the Italians in March 1924.
There was hardly anything between themselves and Italy when they met, this time, at the Colombes Stadium; Pedro Vallana
Pedro Vallana
Pedro Vallana Jeanguenat was a Spanish footballer. He competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.He was born in Algorta.He was a member of the Spanish team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....

's own goal handing victory to Italy.

Otherwise there were wildly lopsided results in the opening round. Hungary put five past Poland, the Swiss sent poor Lithuania on their way, 9-0. But the big talking point was the play of the Uruguayans [they] played first-rate football, combining speed, skill and perfect ball-control. By marrying short passing to intelligent positional play, they made the ball do all the work, and so kept their opponents on the run wrote Joy. The Uruguayans sailed past Yugoslavia by seven clear goals, then overcame the United States by three goals to nil; only after the Americans had shut bolt their defence. Their team was fundamentally that with which they would dominate World football for the next 6 years.

In the first round Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia was a sovereign state in Central Europe which existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until 1992...

 (following their ill-judged decision to walk off the field in 1920) enhanced their reputation as Olympic 'bad sports' during an ill-tempered fixture against an equally unforgiving Swiss; the game went fruitlessly to extra-time. One Czech was sent off, and the Norwegian referee had to call for order during a break. For the replay, Abegllen took the captain's duties and all was different; Switzerland winning by the single goal. Otherwise there were two big shocks, the first went Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

's way; 3-0 to the good against Hungary
Hungary
Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...

. The second saw Sweden
Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

 annihilate the reigning Gold medallists, Belgium, quite improbably, 8-1. Oscar Verbeeck
Oscar Verbeeck
Oscar Verbeeck was a Belgian football player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Belgium team, which won the gold medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...

's own goal set the Swedes on their way; Sven Rydell
Sven Rydell
Sven Åke Albert Rydell was a Swedish football player, the all-time leading scorer for the Swedish national team....

's hat-trick the feature of the match.

The Swedish outside-left Rudolf Kock (who would become chairman of the selectors in 1948 working alongside George Raynor), would have another fine game against Egypt where Sweden won 5-0. France and Holland had been similarly dominant in the first round but that was put into perspective when Uruguay beat France 5-1 to claim a semi-final place.

In another quarter-final Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 went out to Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

 disputing a winner by Max Abegglen
Max Abegglen
Max "Xam" Abegglen was a Swiss football player.He played for the Swiss national team and was the joint leading goalscorer for the team with 34 goals scored in 68 international appearances, along with Kubilay Turkyilmaz who scored also 34 goals in 62 matches for Switzerland...

, who converted a break-away goal. The Italians protested that he had been off-side. The referee Johannes Mutters
Johannes Mutters
D. Johannes Mutters was a Dutch international football referee during the 1920s and early 1930s.Mutters came to international prominence during the 1920s alongside Willem Eymers. Both men represented the Netherlands in the 1920 Olympic Games football tournament...

, refused to alter the decision of his linesman; a jury upheld the judgement.

There was further dispute in the semi-final where Holland (coached by the old Blackburn Rovers' Cup hero William Townley
William Townley
William "Billy" Townley, , was an English football player and coach.He scored the first hat-trick in the history of the FA Cup final, but his lasting legacy is defined as an important pioneer of the game in Germany and as a journeyman coach on the continent.-Playing career:Townley's career as a...

) took a first half lead against Uruguay
Uruguay
Uruguay ,officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay,sometimes the Eastern Republic of Uruguay; ) is a country in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to some 3.5 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area...

 through Feyenoord's Kees Pijl
Kees Pijl
Cornelis Alidanis Pijl was a Dutch footballer who was active as a striker. Pijl played his whole career at Feijenoord and won eight caps for the Netherlands, scoring seven times, of which four against Romania at the 1924 Summer Olympics...

. With twenty minutes to go Pedro Cea
Pedro Cea
José Pedro Cea was an Uruguayan football player and coach.-Club career:At club level, he played for Nacional, where he won several Uruguayan Championships.-International career:...

 scored an equaliser and with less than ten Georges Vallat, the French referee, awarded Uruguay a penalty. Suddenly bedlam. FIFA reports: "the Netherlands protested the ruling of a penalty kick that turned out to be the winning goal but then Uruguay protested against the Olympic Committee's selection of a Dutch referee for the final. To appease the South Americans, the committee pulled the name of a final referee out of a hat and picked out a Frenchman, Marcel Slawick
Marcel Slawick
Marcel Slawick was a French football referee during the 1920s; born in Paris France on February 13, 1877.Slawick twice refereed the French Cup Final , but is perhaps most well-known for being the referee at the 1924 Olympic Football final between Switzerland and the eventual winners...

"
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Quarter-finals



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Semi-finals



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Bronze medal match



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Gold Medal match


In the other semi-final between Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

 and Sweden
Sweden
Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

 the Swiss prevailed.

In the final the Swiss proved no match, ultimately, for the Uruguayans whose two goals in the second half put paid to their opponent's ambitions, Uruguay eventually prevailing 3-0. Interest in the final had been considerable, such was the draw of the Uruguayan side; 60,000 watched and 10,000 were locked out.


Players :

Andrés Mazali
Andrés Mazali
Andrés Mazali was a twice Olympic Gold medallist for Uruguay in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic football tournaments, but is, perhaps, famous for his ill-judged decision to break curfew in the days leading up to the start of the first, deciding to go out on a date with a mystery blond before the FIFA...



Pedro Arispe
Pedro Arispe
Pedro Arispe , nicknamed El Indio, was a football player.He played in over 300 matches in the Uruguayan First Division over the course of 17 seasons for Rampla Juniors, winning the title in 1927 and a runner's-up spot in 1932...



José Nasazzi
José Nasazzi
José Nasazzi Yarza was the Uruguayan footballer who captained his country when they won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930.-Biography:...



Alfredo Ghierra
Alfredo Ghierra
Alfredo Ghierra was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Uruguayan team, which won the gold medal in the football tournament....



José Vidal
José Vidal (footballer)
José Vidal was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.Vidal was a player of Belgrano Montevideo most of his club career. From 4 November 1923 to 9 June 1924 he capped in 7 games of La Celeste in which he scored 1 goal...



José Leandro Andrade

Angel Romano
Ángel Romano
Alfredo Ángel Romano was an Uruguayan football striker who played 68 times for Uruguay between 1911 and 1927, scoring 28 goals. He played in the Copa América 8 times, finishing on the winning side on 5 occasions...



Pedro Cea
Pedro Cea
José Pedro Cea was an Uruguayan football player and coach.-Club career:At club level, he played for Nacional, where he won several Uruguayan Championships.-International career:...



Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone Schiavone , nicknamed Artillero was a Uruguayan footballer in the striker role. His nickname Artillero, meaning artilleryman or gunner in reference to his amazing goalscoring prowess....



Hector Scarone
Héctor Scarone
Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta was a Uruguayan football striker. He went on for many years Since 1930 to holds the record as the all-time leading scorer with 31 goals in 52 games between 1917 and 1930 for the Uruguayan national team...



Santos Urdinarán
Santos Urdinarán
Santos "Vasquito" Urdinarán , known as el Vasquito, was a footballer from Uruguay. He played for Nacional from 1919 to 1933 , playing the position of right winger. He was born and died in Montevideo.He also played 20 matches and scored 2 goals for the Uruguay national football team...



Manager :

Ernesto Figoli  

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Andrés Mazali
Andrés Mazali was a twice Olympic Gold medallist for Uruguay in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic football tournaments, but is, perhaps, famous for his ill-judged decision to break curfew in the days leading up to the start of the first, deciding to go out on a date with a mystery blond before the FIFA...


rect 160 90 230 140 José Nasazzi
José Nasazzi
José Nasazzi Yarza was the Uruguayan footballer who captained his country when they won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930.-Biography:...


rect 310 90 380 140 Pedro Arispe
Pedro Arispe
Pedro Arispe , nicknamed El Indio, was a football player.He played in over 300 matches in the Uruguayan First Division over the course of 17 seasons for Rampla Juniors, winning the title in 1927 and a runner's-up spot in 1932...


rect 90 160 160 210 José Leandro Andrade
rect 220 150 320 200 José Vidal
José Vidal (footballer)
José Vidal was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.Vidal was a player of Belgrano Montevideo most of his club career. From 4 November 1923 to 9 June 1924 he capped in 7 games of La Celeste in which he scored 1 goal...


rect 380 160 450 210 Alfredo Ghiarra
rect 40 250 100 310 Santos Urdinarán
Santos Urdinarán
Santos "Vasquito" Urdinarán , known as el Vasquito, was a footballer from Uruguay. He played for Nacional from 1919 to 1933 , playing the position of right winger. He was born and died in Montevideo.He also played 20 matches and scored 2 goals for the Uruguay national football team...


rect 150 250 225 310 Héctor Scarone
Héctor Scarone
Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta was a Uruguayan football striker. He went on for many years Since 1930 to holds the record as the all-time leading scorer with 31 goals in 52 games between 1917 and 1930 for the Uruguayan national team...


rect 225 305 290 355 Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone Schiavone , nicknamed Artillero was a Uruguayan footballer in the striker role. His nickname Artillero, meaning artilleryman or gunner in reference to his amazing goalscoring prowess....


rect 310 250 360 310 José Cea
rect 420 250 480 310 Angel Romano
Ángel Romano
Alfredo Ángel Romano was an Uruguayan football striker who played 68 times for Uruguay between 1911 and 1927, scoring 28 goals. He played in the Copa América 8 times, finishing on the winning side on 5 occasions...


rect 230 670 300 730 Hans Pulver
Hans Pulver
Hans Pulver was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....


rect 130 590 200 660 Rudolf Ramseyer
Rudolf Ramseyer
Rudolf Ramseyer was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


rect 325 590 392 660 Adolphe Reymond
Adolphe Reymond
Adolphe Reymond was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


rect 120 500 190 570 Aron Pollitz
Aron Pollitz
Aron Pollitz was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


rect 230 500 300 570 Paul Schmiedlin
Paul Schmiedlin
Paul Schmiedlin was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


rect 360 500 430 570 August Oberhauser
August Oberhauser
August Oberhauser was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


rect 30 400 100 470 Paul Fässler
Paul Fässler
Paul Fässler was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


rect 150 400 210 470 Max Abegglen
Max Abegglen
Max "Xam" Abegglen was a Swiss football player.He played for the Swiss national team and was the joint leading goalscorer for the team with 34 goals scored in 68 international appearances, along with Kubilay Turkyilmaz who scored also 34 goals in 62 matches for Switzerland...


rect 340 400 400 470 Robert Pache
Robert Pache
Robert Pache was a Swiss footballer. He competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.-Career:Pache was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....


rect 440 400 500 470 Karl Ehrenbolger
Karl Ehrenbolger
Karl Ehrenbolger was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


rect 230 380 300 440 Walter Dietrich
Walter Dietrich
Walter Dietrich was a Swiss footballer.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament at the 1924 Summer Olympics.- External links :* *...



Players :

Hans Pulver
Hans Pulver
Hans Pulver was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....



Rudolf Ramseyer
Rudolf Ramseyer
Rudolf Ramseyer was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...



Adolphe Reymond
Adolphe Reymond
Adolphe Reymond was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...



Aron Pollitz
Aron Pollitz
Aron Pollitz was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...



Paul Schmiedlin
Paul Schmiedlin
Paul Schmiedlin was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...



August Oberhauser
August Oberhauser
August Oberhauser was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...



Paul Fässler
Paul Fässler
Paul Fässler was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...



Max Abegglen
Max Abegglen
Max "Xam" Abegglen was a Swiss football player.He played for the Swiss national team and was the joint leading goalscorer for the team with 34 goals scored in 68 international appearances, along with Kubilay Turkyilmaz who scored also 34 goals in 62 matches for Switzerland...



Walter Dietrich
Walter Dietrich
Walter Dietrich was a Swiss footballer.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament at the 1924 Summer Olympics.- External links :* *...



Robert Pache
Robert Pache
Robert Pache was a Swiss footballer. He competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.-Career:Pache was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....



Karl Ehrenbolger
Karl Ehrenbolger
Karl Ehrenbolger was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...



Manager :

  Edward Duckworth

Trivia

  • Sweden
    Sweden national football team
    The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Råsunda Stadium in Stockholms län and their head coach is Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first...

    , surprisingly, won Bronze. Their 8-1 defeat of the reigning champions, Belgium, in the opening round is still considered one of the biggest upsets in World football by criteria laid down by ELO.
  • Some of the games took place at the Vélodrome de Vincennes
    Vélodrome de Vincennes
    The Vélodrome de Vincennes is a stadium in Vincennes, near Paris, France.Initially built as a velodrome in 1894, it became the main stadium for the 1900 Summer Olympics; Events that took place in the Velodrome at the 1900 Summer Olympics included cycling, cricket, rugby union, football and...

    .
  • The lap of honour (or previously called "Olympic turn"), the celebration ritual that any proclaimed champion team do when winning a tournament, was invented by Uruguay team after winning this Olympic title, to salute the attendance by running all around the athletics field.
  • Uruguay's Pedro Petrone
    Pedro Petrone
    Pedro Petrone Schiavone , nicknamed Artillero was a Uruguayan footballer in the striker role. His nickname Artillero, meaning artilleryman or gunner in reference to his amazing goalscoring prowess....

     was two days shy of his 19th birthday when he accepted his gold medal; still the youngest football gold-medallist in the history of the Games.

Medalists

Gold: Silver: Bronze:


José Leandro Andrade
Pedro Arispe
Pedro Arispe
Pedro Arispe , nicknamed El Indio, was a football player.He played in over 300 matches in the Uruguayan First Division over the course of 17 seasons for Rampla Juniors, winning the title in 1927 and a runner's-up spot in 1932...


Pedro Casella
Pedro Céa
Pedro Cea
José Pedro Cea was an Uruguayan football player and coach.-Club career:At club level, he played for Nacional, where he won several Uruguayan Championships.-International career:...


Luis Chiappara
Pedro Etchegoyen
Alfredo Ghierra
Alfredo Ghierra
Alfredo Ghierra was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Uruguayan team, which won the gold medal in the football tournament....


Andrés Mazali
Andrés Mazali
Andrés Mazali was a twice Olympic Gold medallist for Uruguay in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic football tournaments, but is, perhaps, famous for his ill-judged decision to break curfew in the days leading up to the start of the first, deciding to go out on a date with a mystery blond before the FIFA...


José Nasazzi
José Nasazzi
José Nasazzi Yarza was the Uruguayan footballer who captained his country when they won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930.-Biography:...


José Naya
José Naya
José Naya was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Uruguayan team, which won the gold medal in the football tournament....


Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone
Pedro Petrone Schiavone , nicknamed Artillero was a Uruguayan footballer in the striker role. His nickname Artillero, meaning artilleryman or gunner in reference to his amazing goalscoring prowess....


Ángel Romano
Ángel Romano
Alfredo Ángel Romano was an Uruguayan football striker who played 68 times for Uruguay between 1911 and 1927, scoring 28 goals. He played in the Copa América 8 times, finishing on the winning side on 5 occasions...


Zoilo Saldombide
Zoilo Saldombide
Zoilo Saldombide was a Uruguayan footballer. He was part of the team that won the first ever World Cup in 1930 for Uruguay, but he did not play any matches in the tournament. He was a club player of Montevideo Wanderers....


Héctor Scarone
Héctor Scarone
Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta was a Uruguayan football striker. He went on for many years Since 1930 to holds the record as the all-time leading scorer with 31 goals in 52 games between 1917 and 1930 for the Uruguayan national team...


Pascual Somma
Humberto Tomasina
Humberto Tomasina
Humberto Tomasina was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Uruguayan team, which won the gold medal in the football tournament....


Antonio Urdinarán
Antonio Urdinarán
Antonio Urdinarán was an Uruguayan football who played a total of 17 games for Uruguay, between 1916 and 1924 in which he scored 2 goals....


Santos Urdinarán
Santos Urdinarán
Santos "Vasquito" Urdinarán , known as el Vasquito, was a footballer from Uruguay. He played for Nacional from 1919 to 1933 , playing the position of right winger. He was born and died in Montevideo.He also played 20 matches and scored 2 goals for the Uruguay national football team...


Fermín Uriarte
Fermín Uriarte
-International career:Uriarte appeared 14 times for the Uruguay national football team between 1923 and 1925. In just two years Uriarte won two continental championships and an Olympic gold medal.-References:...


José Vidal
José Vidal (footballer)
José Vidal was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.Vidal was a player of Belgrano Montevideo most of his club career. From 4 November 1923 to 9 June 1924 he capped in 7 games of La Celeste in which he scored 1 goal...


Alfredo Zibechi
Alfredo Zibechi
Alfredo J. Zibechi was an Uruguayan football player who played 38 times for the Uruguay national team between 1915 and 1924, scoring one goal....


Pedro Zingone


Max Abegglen
Max Abegglen
Max "Xam" Abegglen was a Swiss football player.He played for the Swiss national team and was the joint leading goalscorer for the team with 34 goals scored in 68 international appearances, along with Kubilay Turkyilmaz who scored also 34 goals in 62 matches for Switzerland...


Félix Bédouret
Félix Bédouret
Félix Bédouret was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Charles Bouvier
Charles Bouvier
Charles Bouvier was a Swiss bobsledder who competed in the late 1930s. He won a gold medal in the four-man event at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and finished seventh in the two-man event at those same games.Bouvier also won a silver medal in the four-man event at the 1935...


Walter Dietrich
Walter Dietrich
Walter Dietrich was a Swiss footballer.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament at the 1924 Summer Olympics.- External links :* *...


Karl Ehrenbolger
Karl Ehrenbolger
Karl Ehrenbolger was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Paul Fässler
Paul Fässler
Paul Fässler was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Gustav Gottenkieny
Jean Haag
Marcel Katz
Edmond Kramer
Edmond Kramer
Edmond Kramer was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:**...


Adolphe Mengotti
Adolphe Mengotti
Adolphe Mengotti was a Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....


August Oberhauser
August Oberhauser
August Oberhauser was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Robert Pache
Robert Pache
Robert Pache was a Swiss footballer. He competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.-Career:Pache was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....


Aron Pollitz
Aron Pollitz
Aron Pollitz was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Hans Pulver
Hans Pulver
Hans Pulver was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament....


Rudolf Ramseyer
Rudolf Ramseyer
Rudolf Ramseyer was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Adolphe Reymond
Adolphe Reymond
Adolphe Reymond was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Louis Richard
Teo Schär
Paul Schmiedlin
Paul Schmiedlin
Paul Schmiedlin was an Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Paul Sturzenegger
Paul Sturzenegger
Paul Sturzenegger was a Swiss football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swiss team, which won the silver medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Walter Weiler
Walter Weiler
Walter Weiler was a Swiss footballer who played for Switzerland in the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Grasshopper Club Zürich.-External links:* at FIFA.com...



Axel Alfredsson
Axel Alfredsson
Axel Alfredsson was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament....


Charles Brommesson
Charles Brommesson
Charles F. Brommesson was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament....


Gustaf Carlsson
Gustaf Carlsson
Gustaf J. Carlsson was a Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Albin Dahl
Albin Dahl
Carl Albin Dahl was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:**...


Sven Friberg
Sven Friberg
Sven Friberg was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Karl Gustafsson
Karl Gustafsson
Karl "Köping" Gustafsson was a Swedish football player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics, in the 1912 Summer Olympics, and in the 1920 Summer Olympics....


Fritjof Hillén
Fritjof Hillén
Elof Fritjof Valentin Hillén was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament....


Konrad Hirsch
Konrad Hirsch
Konrad Hirsch was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament....


Gunnar Holmberg
Gunnar Holmberg
Gunnar Holmberg was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Per Kaufeldt
Per Kaufeldt
Per Kaufeldt was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:**...


Tore Keller
Tore Keller
Tore Keller was a Swedish football striker.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament ath the 1924 Summer Olympics....


Rudolf Kock
Putte Kock
Rudolf "Putte" Kock was a Swedish football, ice hockey and bridge player who won a bronze medal in the 1924 Summer Olympics as a football player, being voted the World's best left winger after the tournament...


Sigfrid Lindberg
Sigfrid Lindberg
Sigfrid Lindberg was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Vigor Lindberg
Sven Lindqvist
Sven Lindqvist (footballer)
Sven Lindqvist was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Evert Lundquist
Evert Lundquist
Evert V. Lundquist was a Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:...


Sten Mellgren
Sten Mellgren
Sten R. E. Mellgren was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament....


Gunnar Olsson
Gunnar Olsson (footballer)
Gunnar Olsson was a Swedish football forward who played for Sweden in the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He also played for GAIS.-External links:*...


Sven Rydell
Sven Rydell
Sven Åke Albert Rydell was a Swedish football player, the all-time leading scorer for the Swedish national team....


Harry Sundberg
Harry Sundberg
Harry Sundberg was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Thorsten Svensson
Thorsten Svensson
Thorsten Svensson was an Swedish football player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Swedish team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.-External links:*...


Robert Zander

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