1976 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryCanada
Dates18–31 July
Teams13 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions East Germany (1st title)
Runners-up Poland
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored66 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Poland Andrzej Szarmach (6 goals)
1972
1980

The football tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics started on 18 July and ended on 31 July. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. 13 teams participated in the tournament, and 3 teams withdrew.[1]

Venues

Montreal Ottawa Sherbrooke Toronto
Olympic Stadium Lansdowne Park Sherbrooke Stadium Varsity Stadium
Capacity: 70,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 21,739

Qualification

Main article: Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

The following 13 teams qualified for the 1976 Olympics football tournament:

Match officials

Squads

Main article: Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 East Germany 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
 Spain 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
Source: FIFA
Brazil 0–0 East Germany
Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 21,643
Referee: John Paterson (Great Britain)

Brazil 2–1 Spain
Rosemiro 7'
Chico Fraga 47' (pen.)
Report Idígoras 14'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 38,123
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

East Germany 1–0 Spain
Dörner 46' Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 36,198
Referee: Werner Winsemann (Canada)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 5
 Israel 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
 Guatemala 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
Source: FIFA
Israel 0–0 Guatemala
Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Vladimir Rudnev (Soviet Union)

France 4–1 Mexico
Schaer 14'
Baronchelli 33'
Rubio 78'
Amisse 90'
Report Sánchez 81'
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 14,286
Referee: Ángel Coerezza (Argentina)

France 4–1 Guatemala
Platini 7', 86'
Amisse 41'
Schaer 82'
Report Fion 58'
Municipal Stadium, Sherbrooke
Attendance: 3,163
Referee: Jafar Namdar (Iran)

Mexico 2–2 Israel
Rangel 19', 44' Report Oz 51'
Shum 55' (pen.)
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 36,569
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Mexico 1–1 Guatemala
Rangel 36' Report Rergis 18' (o.g.)
Municipal Stadium, Sherbrooke
Attendance: 4,118
Referee: Marian Kuston (Poland)

France 1–1 Israel
Platini 80' (pen.) Report Peretz 75'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 33,639
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Poland 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
 Iran 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Source: FIFA
Poland 0–0 Cuba
Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 29,417
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)}

Iran 1–0 Cuba
Mazloumi 28' Report
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 11,324
Referee: Adolf Prokop (East Germany)

Poland 3–2 Iran
Szarmach 48', 75'
Deyna 51'
Report Parvin 6'
Rowshan 79'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 32,309
Referee: Arnaldo Cézar Coelho (Brazil)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4
 North Korea 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 2
 Canada 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Source: FIFA
Canada 1–2 Soviet Union
Douglas 88' Report Onyshchenko 8', 11'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 34,320
Referee: Robert Helies (France)

North Korea 3–1 Canada
An Se-uk 18'
Hong Song-nam 66', 80'
Report Douglas 51'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 12,638
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes (Mexico)

Soviet Union 3–0 North Korea
Kolotov 16' (pen.)
Veremeyev 81'
Blokhin 89'
Report
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 15,233
Referee: Emilio Guruceta-Muro (Spain)

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 July – Ottawa
 
 
 East Germany4
 
27 July – Montreal
 
 France0
 
 East Germany2
 
25 July – Sherbrooke
 
 Soviet Union1
 
 Soviet Union2
 
31 July – Montreal
 
 Iran1
 
 East Germany3
 
25 July – Toronto
 
 Poland1
 
 Brazil4
 
27 July – Toronto
 
 Israel1
 
 Brazil0
 
25 July – Montreal
 
 Poland2 Bronze medal match
 
 Poland5
 
29 July – Montreal
 
 North Korea0
 
 Soviet Union2
 
 
 Brazil0
 

Quarter-finals

East Germany 4–0 France
Löwe 27'
Dörner 60' (pen.), 68' (pen.)
Riediger 77'
Report
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
Attendance: 20,083
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)

Soviet Union 2–1 Iran
Minayev 40'
Zvyahintsev 67'
Report Ghelichkhani 82' (pen.)
Municipal Stadium, Sherbrooke
Attendance: 5,855
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez (Colombia)

Brazil 4–1 Israel
Jarbas 56', 74'
Erivélto 72'
Júnior 88'
Report Peretz 80'
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 18,601
Referee: Károly Palotai (Hungary)

Poland 5–0 North Korea
Szarmach 13', 49'
Lato 59', 79'
Szymanowski 64'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 46,885
Referee: Paul Schiller Austria)

Semi-finals

Soviet Union 1–2 East Germany
Kolotov 84' (pen.) Report Dörner 59' (pen.)
Kurbjuweit 66'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 57,182
Referee: Marco Antonio Dorantes (Mexico)

Poland 2–0 Brazil
Szarmach 51', 82' Report
Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 21,743
Referee: John Paterson (Great Britain)

Bronze Medal match

Soviet Union 2–0 Brazil
Onyshchenko 5'
Nazarenko 49'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 55,647
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)

Gold Medal match

East Germany 3–1 Poland
Schade 7'
Hoffmann 14'
Häfner 84'
Report Lato 59'
Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Attendance: 71,617
Referee: Ramón Barreto (Uruguay)

Medal winners

Goalscorers

With six goals, Andrzej Szarmach of Poland is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 66 goals were scored by 44 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Final ranking

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  East Germany (GDR) 5 4 1 0 10 2 +8 9
2  Poland (POL) 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 7
3  Soviet Union (URS) 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 8
4  Brazil (BRA) 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 5
5  France (FRA) 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 5
6  Israel (ISR) 4 0 3 1 4 7 −3 3
7  Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
8  North Korea (PRK) 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 2
9  Mexico (MEX) 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
10  Guatemala (GUA) 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
11  Cuba (CUB) 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
12  Spain (ESP) 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
13  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Source: rsssf.com

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2018.