Legend to the abbreviations in the Football tables: T = Tournaments participated in GP = Games played W = Games won D = Games drawn L = Games lost GF = Goals for GA = Goals against GD = Goal difference P = Points (3 for a win and 1 for a draw) % = Point percentage.

The inaugural Olympic champions in football – Great Britain 1908. (Source: http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Great_Britain_Olympic_football_team)

Olympic football (soccer) made its’ official debut in the 1908 games in London. For women it took another 88 years. The first women’s tournament was won by the United States. They have five medals, including four gold, in the six tournaments that have been played. In 2016 this streak came to an end when they lost in the quarterfinals to the silver medalists to be, Sweden. But the US medal record is a bit one-sided, gender wise, as all their medals have come in the women’s tournament. In fact, not many nations have both male and female medals. But those that have include Germany, Brazil and Sweden.

 

Men Alltimetable Olympic Games 1908-2016

RANK TEAM T GP W D L GF GA GD P %
1 Brazil 13 60 37 7 16 124 65 59 118 65,56%
2 Italy 15 61 32 6 23 125 87 38 102 55,74%
3 Hungary 9 37 27 2 8 112 43 69 83 74,77%
4 Soviet Union 6 32 24 4 4 77 30 47 76 79,17%
5 Yugoslavia 12 45 23 4 18 118 95 23 73 54,07%
6 Argentina 8 35 22 6 7 82 33 49 72 68,57%
7 Spain 10 37 19 7 11 56 39 17 64 57,66%
8 Denmark 9 32 17 4 11 85 53 32 55 57,29%
9 Germany 9 34 17 3 14 106 48 58 54 52,94%
10 Poland 7 28 17 3 8 69 39 30 54 64,29%
11 East Germany 4 24 16 4 4 57 17 40 52 72,22%
12 Mexico 11 40 13 12 15 52 68 -16 51 42,50%
13 France 11 32 14 7 11 59 68 -9 49 51,04%
14 Sweden 10 32 14 5 13 84 57 27 47 48,96%
15 Nigeria 7 31 14 5 12 48 52 -4 47 50,54%
16 Czechoslovakia 5 21 14 4 3 60 14 46 46 73,02%
17 Japan 10 35 14 4 17 48 67 -19 46 43,81%
18 South Korea 10 34 11 12 11 40 65 -25 45 44,12%
19 Great Britain 9 23 13 2 8 76 44 32 41 59,42%
20 Netherlands 8 25 11 4 10 55 48 7 37 49,33%
21 Uruguay 3 13 10 1 2 34 11 23 31 79,49%
22 United States 13 31 7 9 15 34 82 -48 30 32,26%
23 Egypt 10 26 8 3 15 47 71 -24 27 34,62%
24 Ghana 6 23 6 7 10 33 49 -16 25 36,23%
25 Bulgaria 5 14 7 3 4 35 19 16 24 57,14%
26 Portugal 4 16 7 3 6 24 30 -6 24 50,00%
27 Australia 7 25 7 3 15 28 41 -13 24 32,00%
28 Cameroon 3 13 6 4 3 16 16 0 22 56,41%
29 Iraq 5 19 5 7 7 22 24 -2 22 38,60%
30 Chile 4 14 6 3 5 27 20 7 21 50,00%
31 Austria 4 12 6 0 6 26 25 1 18 50,00%
32 Belgium 4 12 6 0 6 23 31 -8 18 50,00%
33 Paraguay 2 10 5 2 3 17 14 3 17 56,67%
34 Norway 5 13 5 1 7 18 25 -7 16 41,03%
35 Honduras 4 16 4 4 8 19 31 -12 16 33,33%
36 Colombia 5 16 4 4 8 21 36 -15 16 33,33%
37 Switzerland 3 10 4 2 4 17 14 3 14 46,67%
38 Morocco 7 23 3 5 15 17 48 -31 14 20,29%
39 Romania 3 8 4 1 3 13 14 -1 13 54,17%
40 Israel 2 8 2 4 2 13 14 -1 10 41,67%
41 Finland 4 9 3 1 5 14 29 -15 10 37,04%
42 Peru 2 5 3 0 2 17 14 3 9 60,00%
43 Kuwait 3 10 2 2 6 12 18 -6 8 26,67%
44 Guatemala 3 10 2 2 6 10 24 -14 8 26,67%
45 United Arab Republic 1 6 2 1 3 18 16 2 7 38,89%
46 Zambia 2 7 2 1 4 12 12 0 7 33,33%
47 Cuba 2 6 2 1 3 3 13 -10 7 38,89%
48 Iran 3 9 2 1 6 6 20 -14 7 25,93%
49 Tunisia 4 12 1 4 7 11 27 -16 7 19,44%
50 Costa Rica 3 10 2 1 7 8 24 -16 7 23,33%
51 Turkey 5 10 2 1 7 14 37 -23 7 23,33%
52 Cote d’Ivoire 1 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6 50,00%
53 Luxemburg 6 8 2 0 6 16 30 -14 6 25,00%
54 Mali 1 4 1 2 1 5 4 1 5 41,67%
55 Senegal 1 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5 41,67%
56 South Africa 2 6 1 2 3 6 7 -1 5 27,78%
57 Algeria 2 7 1 2 4 8 11 -3 5 23,81%
58 Qatar 2 7 1 2 4 4 10 -6 5 23,81%
59 Canada 2 6 1 1 4 7 9 -2 4 22,22%
60 India 4 8 1 1 6 10 27 -17 4 16,67%
61 Burma 1 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3 33,33%
62 Slovakia 1 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3 33,33%
63 Ireland 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 3 33,33%
64 Belarus 1 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3 33,33%
65 Venezuela 1 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4 3 33,33%
66 Guinea 1 3 1 0 2 4 9 -5 3 33,33%
67 Malaysia 1 3 1 0 2 3 9 -6 3 33,33%
67 North Korea 1 3 1 0 2 3 9 -6 3 33,33%
69 Czech Republic 1 3 0 2 1 5 6 -1 2 22,22%
70 Gabon 1 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 2 22,22%
71 New Zealand 2 6 0 2 4 2 12 -10 2 11,11%
72 China 4 8 0 2 6 1 17 -16 2 8,33%
73 United Arab Emirates 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1 11,11%
74 Serbia 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1 11,11%
75 Indonesia 2 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1 11,11%
76 El Salvador 1 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1 11,11%
77 Syria 1 3 0 1 2 0 8 -8 1 11,11%
78 Greece 3 5 0 1 4 5 18 -13 1 6,67%
79 Estonia 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0 0,00%
80 Sudan 1 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4 0 0,00%
81 Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0 0,00%
82 Latvia 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0 0,00%
83 Chinese Taipei 1 3 0 0 3 3 12 -9 0 0,00%
84 France B 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 -9 0 0,00%
84 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 -9 0 0,00%
86 Saudi Arabia 2 6 0 0 6 3 15 -12 0 0,00%
87 Russia 1 2 0 0 2 1 18 -17 0 0,00%
88 Fiji 1 3 0 0 3 1 23 -22 0 0,00%
89 Thailand 2 4 0 0 4 1 28 -27 0 0,00%

Women Alltimetable Olympic Games 1996-2016

RANK TEAM T GP W D L GF GA GD P %
1 United States 6 32 25 4 3 64 26 38 79 82,29%
2 Germany 5 25 17 3 5 49 21 28 54 72,00%
3 Brazil 6 32 16 4 12 53 29 24 52 54,17%
4 Sweden 6 25 9 4 12 24 32 -8 31 41,33%
5 Canada 3 16 9 2 5 27 19 8 29 60,42%
6 Norway 4 14 9 1 4 26 19 7 28 66,67%
7 China 5 18 7 5 6 24 26 -2 26 48,15%
8 Japan 4 18 6 3 9 22 26 -4 21 38,89%
9 France 2 10 5 0 5 18 10 8 15 50,00%
10 Great Britain 1 4 3 0 1 5 2 3 9 75,00%
11 Australia 3 11 2 3 6 13 15 -2 9 27,27%
12 New Zealand 3 10 2 1 7 6 17 -11 7 23,33%
13 North Korea 2 6 2 0 4 4 9 -5 6 33,33%
14 Nigeria 3 9 1 0 8 7 18 -11 3 11,11%
15 South Africa 2 6 0 2 4 1 10 -9 2 11,11%
16 Mexico 1 3 0 1 2 1 8 -7 1 11,11%
17 Colombia 2 6 0 1 5 2 13 -11 1 5,56%
18 Argentina 1 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4 0 0,00%
19 Denmark 1 3 0 0 3 2 11 -9 0 0,00%
20 Cameroon 1 3 0 0 3 1 11 -10 0 0,00%
21 Greece 1 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11 0 0,00%
22 Zimbabwe 1 3 0 0 3 3 15 -12 0 0,00%

 

The German team before the first game of the 2016 Olympics versus Zimbabwe. The Germans won their first Olympic gold for women in Rio de Janeiro. (Source: By Rovena Rosa/Agência Brasil – Futebol feminino de Zimbábue e Alemanha se enfrentam em SP & http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/rio-2016/foto/2016-08/futebol-feminino-de-zimbabue-e-alemanha-se-enfrentam-em-sp, CC BY 3.0 br, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50478205)