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1960  Rome Summer Olympics

1960 Summer Olympics - The Results (Football - Matches)

 

Host City: Roma, Italy
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: September 10, 1960
Events: 1

Participants: 235 (235 men and 0 women) from 16 countries
Youngest Participant: ITA Gianni Rivera (17 years, 9 days)
Oldest Participant: BUL Manol Manolov (35 years, 22 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 44 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal

Quick Facts

  • Teams: 16
  • When: 26 August 1960 to 10 September 1960
  • Final: 10 September 1960
  • Matches: 28
  • Goals Scored: 120 (average 4.3 per match)
  • Attendance: 251804 (average 8993)

Rome, 1960

Rome, 1960

Three times the bridesmaid, Yugoslavia's patience and football ability finally paid off as they took home gold.

This time a little luck was on the Yugoslavians' side as they qualified for the semi-finals by winning a coin toss after tying Bulgaria in the previous round. They drew with Italy, 1-1 in the semi-finals, and advanced again after drawing lots (the Italians had a midfielder named Giovanni Trapattoni, who would go on to become of the world's greatest coaches, and midfielder Gianni Rivera).

They made sure the flip was no mistake in the final as captain Milan Galic scored on a 30-yard yard blast in the opening minute en route to a 3-1 win over Denmark. Zeljko Matus added a goal in the 11th minute before 23,042 spectators at Stadio Flaminio. Galic, however, was ejected late in the game for insulting the referee. Borivoje Kostic added an insurance goal. Flemming Nielsen scored the Danes' lone goal.

Galic finished top scorer with seven goals while teammate Borivoje Kostic just missed out with six of his own.

Denmark, incidentally, became the only one to win silver, of just three non-Eastern-Bloc Olympic medallists in eight competitions between 1952 and 1980. Sweden and Japan captured bronze medals in 1952 and 1968, respectively.

This tournament also was significant for a major change in the structure of the competition. Instead of a single-elimination tournament, teams would play a minimum of three games apiece in four four-team groups, which has been followed since. The champions of each group qualified for the semi-finals in these Summer Games.

Hungary, who lost the core of their marvellous Magic Magyars team to the Hungarian Revolution, salvaged the bronze medal by nipping Italy in the third-place match, 2-1.

Matches

 

First stage

Group 1
Match Date Venue     Results    
3 26 Aug Grosseto   Bulgaria
3:0 (1:0)
Turkey  
4 26 Aug Pescara   Yugoslavia
6:1 (3:0)
Egypt  
9 29 Aug     Bulgaria
2:0 (1:0)
Egypt  
11 29 Aug Florence   Yugoslavia
4:0 (1:0)
Turkey  
19 01 Sep Rome   Yugoslavia
3:3 (0:0)
Bulgaria  
20 01 Sep Livorno   Egypt
3:3 (1:2)
Turkey  
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
  Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 13 4 5
  Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 8 3 5
  Egypt 3 0 1 2 4 11 1
  Turkey 3 0 1 2 3 10 1
Group 2
Match Date Venue     Results    
5 26 Aug Naples   Italy
4:1 (2:1)
Taiwan  
6 26 Aug Livorno   Brazil
4:3 (1:1)
Great Britain  
10 29 Aug Rome   Brazil
5:0 (2:0)
Taiwan  
12 29 Aug Rome   Italy
2:2 (1:1)
Great Britain  
21 01 Sep Florence   Italy
3:1 (0:1)
Brazil  
22 01 Sep Grosseto   Great Britain
3:2 (1:0)
Taiwan  
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
  Italy 2 1 1 0 5 3 3
  Brazil 2 1 0 1 5 6 2
  Great Britain 2 0 1 1 5 6 1
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Group 3
Match Date Venue     Results    
1 26 Aug Rome   Poland
6:1 (3:1)
Tunisia  
7 26 Aug Rome   Denmark
3:2 (1:1)
Argentina  
13 29 Aug Pescara   Tunisia
1:2 (1:1)
Argentina  
14 29 Aug Livorno   Denmark
2:1 (1:0)
Poland  
17 01 Sep     Denmark
3:1 (2:0)
Tunisia  
23 01 Sep Naples   Argentina
2:0 (1:0)
Poland  
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
  Denmark 3 3 0 0 8 4 6
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 4 4
  Poland 3 1 0 2 7 5 2
  Tunisia 3 0 0 3 3 11 0
Group 4
Match Date Venue     Results    
2 26 Aug     Hungary
2:1 (1:0)
India  
8 26 Aug Florence   France
2:1 (0:1)
Peru  
15 29 Aug Grosseto   France
1:1 (0:0)
India  
16 29 Aug Naples   Hungary
6:2 (3:1)
Peru  
18 01 Sep Rome   Hungary
7:0 (3:0)
France  
24 01 Sep Pescara   Peru
3:1 (1:0)
India  
Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
  Hungary 3 3 0 0 15 3 6
  France 3 1 1 1 3 9 3
  Peru 3 1 0 2 6 9 2
  India 3 0 1 2 3 6 1
Semi-finals
Match Date Venue     Results    
25 05 Sep Naples   Italy
1:1 a.e.t.
Yugoslavia  
26 06 Sep Rome   Denmark
2:0 (1:0)
Hungary  
Bronze medal match
Match Date Venue     Results    
27 09 Sep Rome   Hungary
2:1 (1:0)
Italy  
Gold medal match
Match Date Venue     Results    
28 10 Sep Rome   Yugoslavia
3:1 (2:0)
Denmark  
 
 
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