Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryWest Germany
Dates27 August – 10 September
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Poland (1st title)
Runners-up Hungary
Third place East Germany (shared)
 Soviet Union (shared)
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored135 (3.55 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Kazimierz Deyna (9 goals)
1968
1976

The 1972 Olympic football tournament, held in Munich, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Passau, and Regensburg, was played as part of the 1972 Summer Olympics. The tournament features 16 men's national teams from five continental confederations. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the second group stage, where the second-placed teams in each group advanced to the bronze medal match while the first-placed teams advanced to the gold medal match held at Olympic Stadium on 10 September 1972.[1]

In 2017, the physician of the Soviet team revealed that the match for the bronze medal between the Soviet Union and East Germany was fixed.[2]

Qualifications

Main article: Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

Squads

Main article: Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

Venues

Munich Nuremberg
Olympiastadion Frankenstadion
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Regensburg Passau
Jahnstadion Dreiflüssestadion
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Ingolstadt Augsburg
ESV-Stadion Rosenaustadion
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First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 3 3 0 0 13 0 +13 6
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 3
 Malaysia 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
 United States 3 0 1 2 0 10 −10 1
Source: FIFA
Morocco 0–0 United States
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Rudi Glöckner (East Germany)

West Germany 3–0 Malaysia
Worm 56'
Kalb 71'
Seliger 82'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Armando Marques (Brazil)

Malaysia 3–0 United States
Shaharuddin 14'
Salleh 67'
Zawawi 77'
Report
ESV-Stadion, Ingolstadt
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Henry Oberg (Norway)

West Germany 3–0 Morocco
Nickel 30' (pen.), 33' (pen.)
Hitzfeld 53'
Report
Dreiflüssestadion, Passau
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Dogan Babacan (Turkey)

West Germany 7–0 United States
Nickel 17', 43', 70', 86'
Hitzfeld 47'
Seliger 62'
Bitz 79'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Marco Dorantes Garcia (Mexico)

Morocco 6–0 Malaysia
Benkhrif 16'
Faras 19', 21', 25'
El Filali 56'
Tati 85'
Report
ESV-Stadion, Ingolstadt
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Károly Palotai (Hungary)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 4
 Burma 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 2
 Sudan 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: FIFA
Soviet Union 1–0 Burma
Kolotov 51' Report
Jahnstadion, Regensburg
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Jafar Namdar (Iran)

Mexico 1–0 Sudan
Manzo 16' Report
Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 500
Referee: Francesco Francescon (Italy)

Mexico 1–0 Burma
Cuéllar 86' Report
Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Robert Quarshie (Ghana)

Soviet Union 2–1 Sudan
Yevriuzhikin 42' (pen.)
Zanazanyan 44'
Report Jaksa 59'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Ferdinand Biwersi (West Germany)

Burma 2–0 Sudan
Soe Than 7'
Aung Moe Thin 61'
Report
Dreiflüssestadion, Passau
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Marian Srodecki (Poland)

Soviet Union 4–1 Mexico
Blokhin 7', 13', 14'
Semyonov 58'
Report Razo 60'
Jahnstadion, Regensburg
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Luis Pestarino (Argentina)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
 Iran 3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
 Brazil 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Hungary 5–0 Iran
A. Dunai 31', 48', 90+1'
Várady 52'
Kozma 81'
Report
Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez (Colombia)

Denmark 3–2 Brazil
Simonsen 28', 83'
Røntved 50'
Report Dirceu 68'
Zé Carlos 69'
Dreiflüssestadion, Passau
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Pavel Kazakov (Soviet Union)

Denmark 4–0 Iran
Heino Hansen 16', 58'
Simonsen 39'
Nygaard 44'
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Abdelkrim Ziani (Morocco)

Hungary 2–2 Brazil
A. Dunai 4'
Juhász 84'
Report Pedrinho 67'
Dirceu 73'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: William Mullan (Great Britain)

Iran 1–0 Brazil
Halvai 63' Report
Jahnstadion, Regensburg
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Gerhard Schulenburg (West Germany)

Denmark 0–2 Hungary
Report E. Dunai 17', 84'
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa (Malaysia)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 6
 East Germany 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 4
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
 Ghana 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: FIFA
East Germany 4–0 Ghana
Kreische 19', 89'
Streich 45'
Sparwasser 66'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Michael Wuertz (United States)

Poland 5–1 Colombia
Deyna 16', 32'
Gadocha 42', 49', 72'
Report Morón 63'
ESV-Stadion, Ingolstadt
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: A. Salih Gindil (Sudan)

East Germany 6–1 Colombia
Streich 1', 10'
Sparwasser 9'
Ducke 31'
Vogel 85'
Kreische 88' (pen.)
Report Espinosa 38'
Dreiflüssestadion, Passau
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Abdelkader Aouissi (Algelia)

Poland 4–0 Ghana
Lubański 40'
Gadocha 59', 89'
Deyna 86'
Report
Jahnstadion, Regensburg
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Lee Kan Chee (Hong Kong)

Colombia 3–1 Ghana
Morón 56'
Torres 60'
Montaño 82'
Report Sunday 79'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)

Poland 2–1 East Germany
Gorgoń 6', 63' Report Streich 45'
Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Werner Winsemann (Canada)

Second round

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6
 East Germany 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 4
 West Germany 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
 Mexico 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
Source: FIFA
Hungary 2–0 East Germany
A. Dunai 60'
Tóth 66'
Report
Dreiflüssestadion, Passau
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Armando Marques (Brazil)

West Germany 1–1 Mexico
Hitzfeld 5' Report Cuéllar 69'
Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa (Malaysia)

East Germany 7–0 Mexico
Ganzera 34'
Sparwasser 39', 51', 89'
Streich 48'
Kreische 72'
Häfner 79'
Report
ESV-Stadion, Ingolstadt
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Jafar Namdar (Iran)

Hungary 4–1 West Germany
E. Dunai 14'
A. Dunai 43'
75', 87'
Report Hitzfeld 33'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Luis Pestarino (Argentina)

Hungary 2–0 Mexico
A. Dunai 35'
Kocsis 53'
Report
Jahnstadion, Regensburg
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Lee Kan Chee (Hong Kong)

East Germany 3–2 West Germany
Pommerenke 10'
Streich 53'
Vogel 82'
Report Hoeneß 31'
Hitzfeld 68'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: William Mullan (Great Britain)

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5
 Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 4
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 3
 Morocco 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: FIFA
Soviet Union 3–0 Morocco
Semyonov 1'
Kolotov 15'
Elissev 69'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez (Colombia)

Denmark 1–1 Poland
Heino Hansen 27' Report Deyna 36'
Jahnstadion, Regensburg
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Abdelkader Aouissi (Algeria)

Soviet Union 1–2 Poland
Blokhin 28' Report Deyna 79' (pen.)
Szołtysik 87'
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Henry Oberg (Norway)

Denmark 3–1 Morocco
Bak 55', 83'
Printzlau 90'
Report Merzaq 89'
Dreiflüssestadion, Passau
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Werner Winsemann (Canada)

Soviet Union 4–0 Denmark
Kolotov 20'
Semyonov 28'
Blokhin 55'
Sabo 88'
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Dogan Babacan (Turkey)

Poland 5–0 Morocco
Kmiecik 3'
Lubański 10'
Deyna 45' (pen.), 63'
Gadocha 53'
Report
Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 500
Referee: Francesco Francescon (Italy)

Knockout stage

Bronze Medal match

Soviet Union 2–2 East Germany
Blokhin 10'
Khurtsilava 30'
Report Kreische 33' (pen.)
Vogel 78'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Armando Marques (Brazil)

Bronze medals shared.

Gold Medal match

Poland 2–1 Hungary
Deyna 47', 68' Report Várady 42'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)

Goalscorers

With nine goals, Kazimierz Deyna of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 135 goals were scored by 66 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

9 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Poland (POL) 7 6 1 0 21 5 +16 13
2  Hungary (HUN) 7 5 1 1 18 5 +13 11
3  Soviet Union (URS) 7 5 1 1 17 6 +11 11
3  East Germany (GDR) 7 4 1 2 23 9 +14 9
5  West Germany (FRG) 6 3 1 2 17 8 +9 7
6  Denmark (DEN) 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 7
7  Mexico (MEX) 6 2 1 3 4 14 −10 5
8  Morocco (MAR) 6 1 1 4 7 14 −7 3
9  Burma (BIR) 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 2
10  Malaysia (MAS) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
11  Colombia (COL) 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
12  Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
13  Brazil (BRA) 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
14  United States (USA) 3 0 1 2 0 10 −10 1
15  Sudan (SUD) 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
16  Ghana (GHA) 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: rsssf.com

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze Bronze
 Poland  Hungary  Soviet Union  East Germany

Hubert Kostka
Zbigniew Gut
Jerzy Gorgoń
Zygmunt Anczok
Lesław Ćmikiewicz
Zygmunt Maszczyk
Jerzy Kraska
Kazimierz Deyna
Zygfryd Szołtysik
Włodzimierz Lubański
Robert Gadocha
Ryszard Szymczak
Antoni Szymanowski
Joachim Marx
Grzegorz Lato
Marian Ostafiński
Kazimierz Kmiecik
Marian Szeja
Coach:Kazimierz Górski

István Géczi
Péter Vépi
Miklós Páncsics
Péter Juhász
Lajos Szűcs
Mihály Kozma
Antal Dunai
Lajos Kű
Béla Váradi
Ede Dunai
László Bálint
Lajos Kocsis
Kálmán Tóth
László Branikovits
József Kovács
Csaba Vidács
Adám Rothermel

Oleh Blokhin
Murtaz Khurtsilava
Yuriy Istomin
Volodymyr Kaplychnyi
Viktor Kolotov
Yevgeni Lovchev
Sergei Olshansky
Yevhen Rudakov
Vyacheslav Semyonov
Gennadi Evryuzhikhin
Oganes Zanazanyan
Andrei Yakubik
Arkady Andreasyan
Revaz Dzodzuashvili
Yozhef Sabo
Yuriy Yeliseyev
Volodymyr Onyshchenko
Anatoliy Kuksov
Vladimir Pilgui
Coach: Aleksandr Ponomarev

Jürgen Croy
Manfred Zapf
Konrad Weise
Bernd Bransch
Jürgen Pommerenke
Jürgen Sparwasser
Hans-Jürgen Kreische
Joachim Streich
Wolfgang Seguin
Peter Ducke
Frank Ganzera
Lothar Kurbjuweit
Eberhard Vogel
Harald Irmscher
Ralf Schulenberg
Reinhard Häfner
Siegmar Wätzlich
Coach: Georg Buschner

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ Денис Романцов (2 June 2017). ""Высоцкий дал установку: «Макаронщиков надо обыграть". Он знает о нашем футболе все". – Мы не вышли в финал, а игру за третье место против ГДР назначили на десять утра. Тренер Пономарев сказал: «Что-то не хочется с ними бодаться. Как бы нам вничью сыграть». Ничья означала бронзовые медали для обеих команд. Используя свой немецкий, выученный в институте, я подошел перед игрой к доктору сборной ГДР. «Как ты смотришь на то, чтобы медали получили и вы, и мы?» – «Положительно», – и пошел к тренеру. Тот повернулся ко мне и показал большой палец: вопрос решен. Мы забили друг другу по два мяча, но на второй тайм вышел динамовец Андрей Якубик, который, ни о чем не подозревая, ворвался в штрафную и чуть не сделал счет 3:2. Слава богу, не попал, а то немцы бы нас уничтожили.