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2008  Beijing Summer Olympics

2008 Summer Olympics - The Results (Football - Men Rosters)

Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

This article lists the team squads of Men's Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Each nation had to submit a squad of 18 players, 15 of which had to be born on or after 1 January 1985, and 3 of which could have been older dispensation players, by 23 July 2008. A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional dispensation goalkeeper) had to be included in the squad.

Group A

Argentina

The following is the Argentina squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Sergio Batista

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Óscar Ustari 3 July 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Spain Getafe
2 DF Ezequiel Garay 10 October 1986 (aged 21) 1 0 Spain Real Madrid
3 DF Fabián Monzón 13 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
4 DF Pablo Zabaleta 16 January 1985 (aged 23) 5 0 Spain Espanyol
5 MF Fernando Gago 10 April 1986 (aged 22) 9 0 Spain Real Madrid
6 DF Federico Fazio 17 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Spain Sevilla
7 MF José Sosa 19 June 1985 (aged 23) 2 0 Germany Bayern Munich
8 MF Éver Banega 29 June 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Spain Valencia
9 FW Ezequiel Lavezzi 3 May 1985 (aged 23) 2 0 Italy Napoli
10 MF Juan Román Riquelme* (c) 24 June 1978 (aged 30) 42 18 Argentina Boca Juniors
11 MF Ángel Di María 14 February 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Portugal Benfica
12 DF Nicolás Pareja* 18 January 1984 (aged 24) 0 0 Belgium Anderlecht
13 FW Lautaro Acosta 14 March 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Spain Sevilla
14 MF Javier Mascherano* 8 June 1984 (aged 24) 37 2 England Liverpool
15 FW Lionel Messi 24 June 1987 (aged 21) 26 8 Spain Barcelona
16 FW Sergio Agüero 2 June 1988 (aged 20) 7 2 Spain Atlético Madrid
17 FW Diego Buonanotte 19 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Argentina River Plate
18 GK Sergio Romero 22 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands AZ
22 GK Nicolás Navarro[n 1] 25 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Italy Napoli

* Over-aged player.

Notes
 
Replaces Óscar Ustari who was injured during the competition

Australia

The following is the Australia squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Graham Arnold

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Adam Federici 31 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 England Reading
2 DF Jade North* 7 January 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 Australia Newcastle Jets
3 DF Adrian Leijer 25 March 1986 (aged 22) 20 1 England Fulham
4 DF Mark Milligan (c) 4 August 1985 (aged 23) 18 5 Australia Newcastle Jets
5 DF Matthew Špiranović 27 June 1988 (aged 20) 1 0 Germany Nürnberg
6 DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley 11 March 1985 (aged 23) 21 4 Australia Perth Glory
7 MF Neil Kilkenny 19 December 1985 (aged 22) 6 0 England Leeds United
8 MF Stuart Musialik 29 March 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 Australia Sydney FC
9 FW Mark Bridge 7 November 1985 (aged 22) 17 3 Australia Sydney FC
10 FW Archie Thompson* 23 October 1978 (aged 29) 0 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
11 MF David Carney* 30 November 1983 (aged 24) 0 0 England Sheffield United
12 DF Trent McClenahan 4 February 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 England Hereford United
13 MF Ruben Zadkovich 23 May 1986 (aged 22) 19 1 England Derby County
14 MF James Troisi 3 July 1988 (aged 20) 7 2 Turkey Gençlerbirliği
15 MF Kristian Sarkies 25 October 1986 (aged 21) 16 7 Australia Adelaide United
16 MF Billy Celeski 14 July 1985 (aged 23) 6 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
17 FW Nikita Rukavytsya 22 June 1987 (aged 21) 6 1 Australia Perth Glory
18 GK Tando Velaphi 17 April 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Australia Perth Glory
21 FW Matt Simon[n 1] 22 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Australia Central Coast Mariners

* Over-aged player.

Notes
 
  1. Replaces Archie Thompson who was injured during the competition

Ivory Coast

The following is the Ivory Coast squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: France Gérard Gili

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Vincent de Paul Angban 2 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
2 DF Serge Wawa 1 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
3 DF Diarrasouba Viera 21 December 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Romania CFR Cluj
4 DF Souleymane Bamba 13 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Scotland Dunfermline
5 DF Angoua Brou Benjamin 28 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
6 MF Hervé Kambou 1 May 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 France Bastia
7 MF Kafoumba Coulibaly 26 October 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 France Nice
8 FW Salomon Kalou 5 August 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 England Chelsea
9 FW Franck Dja Djedje 2 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Grenoble
10 MF Emmanuel Koné 31 December 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Romania CFR Cluj
11 MF Anthony Moura-Komenan 20 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Libourne-Saint-Seurin
12 DF Mamadou Bagayoko 31 December 1989 (aged 18) 0 0 Ivory Coast Africa Sports
13 FW Abraham 25 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
14 FW Gervinho (c) 27 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 France Le Mans
15 DF Mekeme Tamla Ladji 19 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 France Laval
16 GK Christian Fabrice Okoua 8 November 1991 (aged 16) 0 0 Ivory Coast Africa Sports
17 FW Antoine N'Gossan 30 November 1990 (aged 17) 0 0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
18 FW Sekou Cissé 23 May 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Netherlands Roda JC

* Over-aged player.

Serbia

The following is the Serbia squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Miroslav Đukić

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Vladimir Stojković* (c) 28 July 1983 (aged 25) 25 0 Portugal Sporting CP
2 DF Marko Jovanović 26 March 1988 (aged 20) 2 0 Serbia Partizan
3 DF Aleksandar Kolarov 10 November 1985 (aged 22) 12 2 Italy Lazio
4 MF Gojko Kačar 26 January 1987 (aged 21) 17 0 Germany Hertha BSC
5 DF Slobodan Rajković 3 February 1989 (aged 19) 15 0 Netherlands Twente
6 MF Predrag Pavlović 19 June 1986 (aged 22) 4 0 Serbia Napredak Kruševac
7 MF Milan Smiljanić 19 November 1986 (aged 21) 18 1 Spain Espanyol
8 MF Nikola Gulan 23 March 1989 (aged 19) 6 0 Italy Fiorentina
9 FW Đorđe Rakić 31 October 1985 (aged 22) 18 2 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
11 DF Duško Tošić 19 January 1985 (aged 23) 23 1 Germany Werder Bremen
12 FW Dušan Tadić 20 November 1988 (aged 19) 6 0 Serbia Vojvodina
13 DF Ljubomir Fejsa 14 August 1988 (aged 19) 4 0 Serbia Partizan
14 DF Miljan Mrdaković* 9 May 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães
15 MF Aleksandar Živković* 28 July 1977 (aged 31) 6 0 China Shandong Luneng
16 DF Nenad Tomović 30 August 1987 (aged 20) 2 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
17 MF Zoran Tošić 28 April 1987 (aged 21) 14 1 Serbia Partizan
18 GK Saša Stamenković 5 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Serbia Napredak Kruševac
19 FW Andrija Kaluđerović 5 July 1987 (aged 21) 4 0 Serbia OFK Beograd

* Over-aged player.

Group B

Japan

The following is the Japan squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Yasuharu Sorimachi

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Shusaku Nishikawa 18 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Oita Trinita
2 MF Hajime Hosogai 10 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
3 DF Maya Yoshida 24 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Japan Nagoya Grampus
4 DF Hiroki Mizumoto (c) 12 September 1985 (aged 22) 1 0 Japan Kyoto Sanga
5 MF Yuto Nagatomo 12 September 1986 (aged 21) 3 0 Japan FC Tokyo
6 DF Masato Morishige 21 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Japan Oita Trinita
7 DF Atsuto Uchida 27 March 1988 (aged 20) 9 1 Japan Kashima Antlers
8 FW Keisuke Honda 13 June 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Netherlands VVV-Venlo
9 FW Yohei Toyoda 11 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Montedio Yamagata
10 MF Yohei Kajiyama 24 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan FC Tokyo
11 FW Shinji Okazaki 16 April 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
12 MF Hiroyuki Taniguchi 27 June 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
13 DF Michihiro Yasuda 20 December 1987 (aged 20) 5 0 Japan Gamba Osaka
14 FW Shinji Kagawa 17 March 1989 (aged 19) 3 0 Japan Cerezo Osaka
15 FW Takayuki Morimoto 7 May 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Italy Catania
16 MF Takuya Honda 17 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
17 FW Tadanari Lee 19 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Kashiwa Reysol
18 GK Kaito Yamamoto 10 July 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse

* Over-aged player.

Netherlands

The following is the Netherlands squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Foppe de Haan

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Piet Velthuizen 3 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Vitesse
2 DF Gianni Zuiverloon 30 December 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 England West Bromwich Albion
3 DF Dirk Marcellis 13 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Netherlands PSV
4 DF Kew Jaliens* 15 September 1978 (aged 29) 10 0 Netherlands AZ
5 DF Erik Pieters 7 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Netherlands PSV
6 MF Kees Luyckx 11 February 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Netherlands AZ
7 MF Jonathan de Guzmán 13 September 1987 (aged 20) 0 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
8 MF Urby Emanuelson 16 June 1986 (aged 22) 11 0 Netherlands Ajax
9 FW Roy Makaay* (c) 9 March 1975 (aged 33) 43 6 Netherlands Feyenoord
10 FW Gerald Sibon* 19 April 1974 (aged 34) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
11 FW Ryan Babel 19 December 1986 (aged 21) 25 5 England Liverpool
12 MF Hedwiges Maduro 13 February 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 Spain Valencia
13 DF Calvin Jong-a-Pin 18 August 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
14 MF Evander Sno 9 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Scotland Celtic
15 MF Royston Drenthe 8 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Spain Real Madrid
16 FW Roy Beerens 22 December 1987 (aged 20) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
17 MF Otman Bakkal 27 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Netherlands PSV
18 GK Kenneth Vermeer 10 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Netherlands Ajax

* Over-aged player.

Nigeria

The following is the Nigeria squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Samson Siasia

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Ambruse Vanzekin 14 July 1986 (aged 22) 30 0 Nigeria Akwa United
2 DF Chibuzor Okonkwo 16 December 1988 (aged 19) 8 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
4 DF Onyekachi Apam 30 December 1986 (aged 21) 30 1 France Nice
5 DF Dele Adeleye 25 December 1988 (aged 19) 27 0 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
6 MF Monday James 19 October 1986 (aged 21) 19 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
7 FW Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi 1 June 1986 (aged 22) 25 6 Germany Hoffenheim
8 MF Sani Kaita 2 May 1986 (aged 22) 25 1 Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
9 FW Victor Nsofor Obinna 25 March 1987 (aged 21) 29 11 Italy Chievo
10 MF Promise Isaac (c) 2 December 1987 (aged 20) 27 9 Turkey Trabzonspor
11 FW Solomon Okoronkwo 2 March 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Germany Hertha BSC
12 MF Oluwafemi Ajilore 18 January 1985 (aged 23) 3 0 Netherlands Groningen
13 DF Olubayo Adefemi 13 August 1985 (aged 22) 27 5 Israel Hapoel Bnei Lod
14 FW Peter Odemwingie* 15 July 1981 (aged 27) 25 6 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow
15 DF Efe Ambrose 18 October 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Nigeria Kaduna United
16 FW Victor Anichebe 23 April 1988 (aged 20) 5 2 England Everton
17 MF Emmanuel Ekpo 20 December 1987 (aged 20) 6 3 United States Columbus Crew
18 GK Ikechukwu Ezenwa 16 October 1988 (aged 19) 26 0 Nigeria Ocean Boys
19 MF Oladapo Olufemi 11 May 1988 (aged 20) 12 0 Portugal Boavista

* Over-aged player.

United States

The following is the United States squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Poland Piotr Nowak

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Chris Seitz 12 March 1987 (aged 21) 7 0 United States Real Salt Lake
2 DF Marvell Wynne 8 May 1986 (aged 22) 5 0 Canada Toronto FC
3 DF Michael Orozco 7 February 1986 (aged 22) 4 0 Mexico San Luis
4 MF Michael Bradley 31 July 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Heerenveen
5 MF Dax McCarty 30 April 1987 (aged 21) 5 0 United States FC Dallas
6 DF Maurice Edu 18 April 1986 (aged 22) 5 0 Canada Toronto FC
7 MF Stuart Holden 1 August 1985 (aged 23) 6 0 United States Houston Dynamo
8 MF Danny Szetela 17 June 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Italy Brescia
9 FW Charlie Davies 25 June 1986 (aged 22) 6 1 Sweden Hammarby
10 MF Benny Feilhaber 19 January 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 England Derby County
11 FW Freddy Adu 2 June 1989 (aged 19) 3 4 France Monaco
12 FW Jozy Altidore 6 November 1989 (aged 18) 6 0 Spain Villarreal
13 DF Patrick Ianni 15 June 1985 (aged 23) 5 1 United States Houston Dynamo
14 MF Robbie Rogers 12 May 1987 (aged 21) 2 1 United States Columbus Crew
15 DF Michael Parkhurst* 24 January 1984 (aged 24) 0 0 United States New England Revolution
16 MF Sacha Kljestan 9 September 1985 (aged 22) 7 1 United States Chivas USA
17 FW Brian McBride* (c) 19 June 1972 (aged 36) 0 0 United States Chicago Fire
18 GK Brad Guzan* 9 September 1984 (aged 23) 0 0 England Aston Villa

* Over-aged player.

Alternates
  • Dominic Cervi (goalkeeper)
  • Frankie Hejduk (defender)
  • Robbie Findley (forward)

Group C

Belgium

The following is the Belgium squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Jean-François de Sart

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Logan Bailly 27 December 1985 (aged 22) 13 0 Belgium Racing Genk
2 DF Sepp de Roover* 12 November 1984 (aged 23) 7 0 Netherlands Groningen
3 DF Vincent Kompany 10 April 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Germany Hamburg
4 DF Thomas Vermaelen 14 November 1985 (aged 22) 16 1 Netherlands Ajax
5 DF Sébastien Pocognoli 1 August 1987 (aged 21) 19 1 Netherlands AZ
6 MF Marouane Fellaini 22 November 1987 (aged 20) 10 0 Belgium Standard Liège
7 FW Tom de Mul 4 March 1986 (aged 22) 32 5 Spain Sevilla
8 MF Faris Haroun 22 September 1985 (aged 22) 30 5 Belgium Racing Genk
9 FW Kevin Mirallas 5 October 1987 (aged 20) 12 6 France Lille
10 MF Jan Vertonghen 24 April 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Netherlands Ajax
11 MF Maarten Martens* (c) 2 July 1984 (aged 24) 32 8 Netherlands AZ
12 GK Yves Makabu-Makalambay 31 January 1986 (aged 22) 9 0 Scotland Hibernian
13 DF Laurent Ciman 5 August 1985 (aged 23) 22 1 Belgium Club Brugge
14 MF Landry Mulemo 17 September 1986 (aged 21) 18 0 Belgium Standard Liège
15 DF Jeroen Simaeys 12 May 1985 (aged 23) 3 0 Belgium Club Brugge
16 MF Anthony Vanden Borre 24 October 1987 (aged 20) 15 2 Italy Genoa
17 FW Stijn de Smet 27 March 1985 (aged 23) 25 3 Belgium Cercle Brugge
18 FW Mousa Dembélé 16 July 1987 (aged 21) 2 0 Netherlands AZ
19 MF Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe[n 1] 2 February 1989 (aged 19) 3 0 Germany Hamburg
22 GK Yves de Winter[n 2] 25 May 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Belgium Westerlo

* Over-aged player.

Notes
 
  • Replaces Stijn De Smet who was injured during the competition
  1. Replaces Vincent Kompany who was returned to his club during the competition

Brazil

The following is the Brazil squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Dunga

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Diego Alves 24 June 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Spain Almería
2 DF Rafinha 7 September 1985 (aged 22) 1 0 Germany Schalke 04
3 DF Alex Silva 10 March 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Brazil São Paulo
4 DF Thiago Silva* 22 September 1984 (aged 23) 0 0 Brazil Fluminense
5 MF Hernanes 29 May 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Brazil São Paulo
6 DF Marcelo 12 May 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Spain Real Madrid
7 MF Anderson 13 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 England Manchester United
8 MF Lucas 9 January 1987 (aged 21) 1 0 England Liverpool
9 FW Alexandre Pato 2 September 1989 (aged 18) 2 1 Italy Milan
10 MF Ronaldinho* (c) 21 March 1980 (aged 28) 19 15 Italy Milan
11 MF Ramires 24 March 1987 (aged 21) 2 0 Brazil Cruzeiro
12 GK Renan 24 January 1985 (aged 23) 2 0 Brazil Internacional
13 DF Ilsinho 12 October 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
14 DF Breno 13 October 1989 (aged 18) 2 0 Germany Bayern Munich
15 MF Diego 28 February 1985 (aged 23) 13 5 Germany Werder Bremen
16 MF Thiago Neves 27 February 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Brazil Fluminense
17 FW Rafael Sóbis 17 June 1985 (aged 23) 1 0 Spain Real Betis
18 FW 20 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 England Manchester City

* Over-aged player.

China

The following is the China squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Yin Tiesheng

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Qiu Shengjiong 1 September 1985 (aged 22) 6 0 China Shanghai Shenhua
2 MF Tan Wangsong 19 December 1985 (aged 22) 14 2 China Tianjin Teda
3 DF Feng Xiaoting 22 October 1985 (aged 22) 20 5 China Dalian Shide
4 DF Yuan Weiwei 25 November 1985 (aged 22) 16 2 China Shandong Luneng
5 DF Li Weifeng* 1 December 1978 (aged 29) 106 15 China Shanghai Shenhua
6 MF Zhou Haibin 19 July 1985 (aged 23) 41 8 China Shandong Luneng
7 FW Hao Junmin 24 March 1987 (aged 21) 15 3 China Tianjin Teda
8 MF Zheng Zhi* (c) 20 August 1980 (aged 27) 78 23 England Charlton Athletic
9 FW Gao Lin 14 February 1986 (aged 22) 16 5 China Shanghai Shenhua
10 FW Han Peng* 13 September 1983 (aged 24) 23 6 China Shandong Luneng
11 MF Chen Tao 11 March 1985 (aged 23) 31 11 China Changsha Ginde
12 MF Cui Peng 31 May 1987 (aged 21) 13 1 China Shandong Luneng
13 MF Shen Longyuan 2 March 1985 (aged 23) 14 2 China Shanghai Shenhua
14 DF Wan Houliang 25 February 1986 (aged 22) 6 0 China Shaanxi Chanba
15 FW Jiang Ning 1 September 1986 (aged 21) 11 4 China Qingdao Jonoon
16 MF Zhao Xuri 3 December 1985 (aged 22) 19 5 China Dalian Shide
17 FW Dong Fangzhuo 23 January 1985 (aged 23) 26 3 England Manchester United
18 GK Liu Zhenli 26 June 1985 (aged 23) 4 0 China Qingdao Jonoon
20 FW Zhu Ting[n 1] 15 July 1985 (aged 23) 21 3 China Dalian Shide

* Over-aged player.

Notes
 
  1. Replaces Chen Tao who was injured during the competition

New Zealand

The following is the New Zealand squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Stu Jacobs

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Jacob Spoonley 3 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
2 DF Aaron Scott 18 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Waikato FC
3 DF Ian Hogg 15 December 1989 (aged 18) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
4 MF Cole Peverley 3 July 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
5 DF Ryan Nelsen* (c) 18 October 1977 (aged 30) 32 6 England Blackburn Rovers
6 DF Michael Boxall 18 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 United States UC Santa Barbara
7 MF Simon Elliott* 10 June 1974 (aged 34) 48 6 England Fulham
8 FW Craig Henderson 24 June 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 United States Dartmouth College
9 FW Daniel Ellensohn 9 August 1985 (aged 22) 1 0 New Zealand Team Wellington
10 FW Chris Killen* 8 October 1981 (aged 26) 21 8 Scotland Celtic
11 MF Jeremy Brockie 7 October 1987 (aged 20) 7 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
12 DF Steven Old 17 February 1986 (aged 22) 14 1 Australia Macarthur Rams
13 MF Shaun van Rooyen 27 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 New Zealand Waikato FC
14 DF Cole Tinkler 5 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Team Wellington
15 FW Greg Draper 13 August 1989 (aged 18) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
16 DF Sam Jenkins 17 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
17 FW Sam Messam 2 March 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Hawke's Bay United
18 GK Liam Little 27 July 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 New Zealand Otago United

* Over-aged player.

Group D

Cameroon

The following is the Cameroon squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Martin Ndtoungou

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Amour Patrick Tignyemb (c) 14 June 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Cameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé
2 MF Albert Baning 9 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 France Paris Saint-Germain
3 DF Antonio Ghomsi* 22 April 1984 (aged 24) 0 0 Italy Messina
4 DF André Bikey 8 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 England Reading
5 DF Alexandre Song 9 September 1987 (aged 20) 0 0 England Arsenal
6 DF Stéphane Mbia 20 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Stade Rennes
7 FW Marc Mboua 26 February 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Netherlands Cambuur
8 MF Georges Mandjeck 9 December 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Germany Stuttgart
9 MF Franck Songo'o 14 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 England Portsmouth
10 FW Christian Bekamenga 9 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 France Nantes
11 FW Gustave Bebbe* 22 June 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 Turkey Ankaragücü
12 DF Paul Rolland Bebey Kingué 9 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Cameroon Les Astres
13 DF Nicolas N'Koulou 27 March 1990 (aged 18) 0 0 France Monaco
14 MF Aurélien Chedjou 20 June 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 France Lille
15 MF Serge N'Gal 13 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Portugal União de Leiria
16 GK Joslain Mayebi 14 October 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Israel Hakoah Ramat Gan
17 MF Alain Junior Ollé Ollé 11 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Germany Freiburg
18 DF Alexis Enam 25 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Tunisia Club Africain
22 DF Adiaba Bondoa[n 1] 2 January 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Slovakia Dunajská Streda

* Over-aged player.

Notes
 
  1. Replaces Alexis Enam who was injured during the competition

Honduras

The following is the Honduras squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Honduras Gilberto Yearwood

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Kevin Hernández 21 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Victoria
2 DF Quiarol Arzu 3 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Platense
3 DF David Molina 14 March 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
4 DF Samuel Caballero* 24 December 1974 (aged 33) 0 0 China Changchun Yatai
5 DF Erick Norales 2 November 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Marathón
6 DF Óscar Morales 12 May 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Real España
7 MF Emil Martínez* 9 September 1982 (aged 25) 0 0 China Shanghai Shenhua
8 MF Rigoberto Padilla 1 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Hispano
9 FW Carlos Pavón* 9 October 1973 (aged 34) 0 0 Honduras Real España
10 MF Ramón Núñez 14 November 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Olimpia
11 FW Luis Rodas 3 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
12 MF Jorge Claros 8 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
13 MF Hendry Thomas (c) 23 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Olimpia
14 FW Jefferson Bernardez 27 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Motagua
15 FW Luis López 29 August 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Marathón
16 MF Marvin Sánchez 2 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Platense
17 DF David Álvarez 5 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Marathón
18 GK Obed Enamorado 15 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Honduras Vida
20 MF Edder Delgado[n 1] 20 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 Honduras Real España
21 FW José Guity[n 2] 19 May 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Honduras Marathón

* Over-aged player.

Notes
 
  • Replaces Erick Norales who was injured during the competition
  1. Replaces Carlos Pavón who was injured during the competition

Italy

The following is the Italy squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Pierluigi Casiraghi

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Emiliano Viviano 1 December 1985 (aged 22) 30 0 Italy Brescia
2 DF Marco Motta 14 May 1986 (aged 22) 52 6 Italy Udinese
3 DF Paolo De Ceglie 17 September 1986 (aged 21) 13 2 Italy Juventus
4 MF Antonio Nocerino (c) 9 April 1985 (aged 23) 39 0 Italy Palermo
5 MF Luca Cigarini 20 June 1986 (aged 22) 21 1 Italy Parma
6 DF Domenico Criscito 30 December 1986 (aged 21) 34 3 Italy Genoa
7 MF Riccardo Montolivo 18 January 1985 (aged 23) 35 4 Italy Fiorentina
8 MF Claudio Marchisio 19 January 1986 (aged 22) 9 1 Italy Juventus
9 FW Tommaso Rocchi* 19 September 1977 (aged 30) 18 7 Italy Lazio
10 FW Sebastian Giovinco 26 January 1987 (aged 21) 37 7 Italy Juventus
11 FW Giuseppe Rossi 1 February 1987 (aged 21) 38 15 Spain Villarreal
12 MF Daniele Dessena 10 May 1987 (aged 21) 22 6 Italy Sampdoria
13 DF Andrea Coda 25 April 1985 (aged 23) 44 1 Italy Udinese
14 FW Robert Acquafresca 11 September 1987 (aged 20) 22 8 Italy Cagliari
15 DF Salvatore Bocchetti 30 November 1986 (aged 21) 6 0 Italy Genoa
16 DF Lorenzo De Silvestri 23 May 1988 (aged 20) 50 23 Italy Lazio
17 MF Ignazio Abate 12 November 1986 (aged 21) 17 2 Italy Torino
18 GK Andrea Consigli 27 January 1987 (aged 21) 41 0 Italy Atalanta
20 MF Antonio Candreva[n 1] 28 February 1987 (aged 21) 28 1 Italy Livorno
21 FW Andrea Russotto[n 2] 25 March 1988 (aged 20) 44 11 Italy Napoli

* Over-aged player.

Notes
 
  • Replaces Claudio Marchisio who was injured during the competition
  1. Replaces Tommaso Rocchi who was injured during the competition

South Korea

The following is the South Korea squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Park Sung-hwa

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Jung Sung-ryong 4 January 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
2 MF Shin Kwang-hoon 18 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 South Korea Pohang Steelers
3 DF Kim Dong-jin* 29 January 1982 (aged 26) 36 2 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
4 DF Kang Min-soo 14 February 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
5 DF Kim Chang-soo 12 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 South Korea Busan I'Park
6 DF Kim Jin-kyu (c) 16 February 1985 (aged 23) 25 3 South Korea FC Seoul
7 MF Oh Jang-eun 24 July 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai
8 FW Kim Jung-woo* 9 May 1982 (aged 26) 0 0 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
9 FW Shin Young-rok 27 March 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
10 FW Park Chu-young 10 July 1985 (aged 23) 19 5 South Korea FC Seoul
11 MF Lee Chung-yong 2 July 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 South Korea FC Seoul
12 MF Ki Sung-yueng 24 January 1989 (aged 19) 0 0 South Korea FC Seoul
13 MF Kim Seung-yong 14 March 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Gwangju Sangmu
14 MF Baek Ji-hoon 28 February 1985 (aged 23) 12 0 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
15 DF Kim Kun-hoan 12 August 1986 (aged 21) 0 0 South Korea Kyung Hee University
16 MF Cho Young-cheol 31 May 1989 (aged 19) 0 0 Japan Yokohama FC
17 FW Lee Keun-ho 11 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Daegu FC
18 GK Song Yoo-geol 16 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 South Korea Incheon United

* Over-aged player.

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