1980 Men's Olympic football tournament
Tournament details
Host countrySoviet Union
Dates20 July – 2 August
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Czechoslovakia (1st title)
Runners-up East Germany
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored82 (2.56 per match)
Top scorer(s)Soviet Union Sergey Andreyev (5 goals)
1976
1984

The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on 20 July and ended on 2 August. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. Seven qualified countries did not participate joining the American-led boycott in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.[1]

Sixteen teams were divided into four groups:

In the technical report following the competition, FIFA reported that: "Compared with the 1979 World Youth Tournament in Japan and the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina, the standard of football at the Olympic Football Tournament was generally of an inferior quality,".[2]

Venues

Moscow
Central Lenin Stadium Dynamo Stadium
Capacity: 91,251 Capacity: 50,475
Minsk Leningrad Kyiv
Dinamo Stadium Kirov Stadium Republican Stadium
Capacity: 50,125 Capacity: 74,000 Capacity: 100,169

The football tournament was the most attended event on these Olympics: 1,821,624 spectators watched 32 matches of it at the stadiums.

Qualification

Main article: Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

Due to the American-led boycott, countries (in brackets) who qualified did not enter the final tournament. Spain sent a team under the IOC flag. The following 16 teams qualified for the 1980 Olympics football tournament:

Match officials

Squads

Main article: Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

Final tournament

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 15 1 +14 6
 Cuba 3 2 0 1 3 9 −6 4
 Venezuela 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 2
 Zambia 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Source:[citation needed]
Cuba 1–0 Zambia
Roldán Goal 58' Report
Kirov Stadium, Leningrad
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Marijan Raus (Yugoslavia)

Soviet Union 4–0 Venezuela
Andreyev Goal 3'
Cherenkov Goal 25'
Gavrilov Goal 34'
Hovhannisyan Goal 51'
Report
Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer (Austria)

Cuba 2–1 Venezuela
Hernández Goal 49'
Núñez Goal 71'
Report Zubizarreta Goal 68'
Kirov Stadium, Leningrad
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Emilio Guruceta-Muro (Spain)

Soviet Union 3–1 Zambia
Khidiyatullin Goal 9'51'
Cherenkov Goal 87'
Report Chitalu Goal 13'
Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Marwan Arafat (Syria)

Soviet Union 8–0 Cuba
Andreyev Goal 8'27'44'
Romantsev Goal 20'
Shavlo Goal 43'
Cherenkov Goal 55'
Gavrilov Goal 75'
Bessonov Goal 77'
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Bob Valentine (Scotland)

Venezuela 2–1 Zambia
Zubizarreta Goal 86'
Elie Goal 90' (pen.)
Report Chitalu Goal 73'
Kirov Stadium, Leningrad
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Luis Paulino Siles (Costa Rica)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Kuwait 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Colombia 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
Czechoslovakia 3–0 Colombia
Pokluda Goal 14'
Berger Goal 18'
Vízek Goal 85'
Report

Kuwait 3–1 Nigeria
Al-Dakhil Goal 16'40'85' (pen.) Report Mubarak Goal 25' (o.g.)
Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Referee: Klaus Scheurell (East Germany)

Colombia 1–1 Kuwait
Molinares Goal 73' Report Yaqoub Goal 64'
Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Referee: Anders Mattson (Finland)

Czechoslovakia 1–1 Nigeria
Vízek Goal 25' Report Nwosu Goal 84'

Colombia 1–0 Nigeria
Cardona Goal 55' Report
Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Referee: Salim Naji Al-Hachami (Iraq)

Czechoslovakia 0–0 Kuwait
Report
Kirov Stadium, Leningrad
Referee: Riccardo Lattanzi (Italy)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 5
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
Spain Spain 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Syria 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
Source:[citation needed]
East Germany 1–1Spain Spain
Kühn Goal 49' Report Marcos Goal 50'
Republican Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Algeria 3–0 Syria
Belloumi Goal 36'
Madjer Goal 48'
Merzekane Goal 73' (pen.)
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Vojtech Christov (Czechoslovakia)

East Germany 1–0 Algeria
Terletzki Goal 61' Report
Republican Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)

Spain Spain0–0 Syria
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: José Castro Lozada (Venezuela)

Spain Spain1–1 Algeria
Rincón Goal 38' Report Belloumi Goal 63'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Eldar Azimzade (Soviet Union)

East Germany 5–0 Syria
Hause Goal 6'
Netz Goal 25'45'
Peter Goal 75'
Terletzki Goal 82'
Report
Republican Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Iraq 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Finland 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source:[citation needed]
Yugoslavia 2–0 Finland
Šećerbegović Goal 56'
Šestić Goal 58'
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Mario Rubio Vázquez (Mexico)

Iraq 3–0 Costa Rica
Ahmed Goal 45'
Saeed Goal 49'
Hassan Goal 75'
Report
Republican Stadium, Kyiv
Referee: Nyirenda Chayu (Zambia)

Yugoslavia 3–2 Costa Rica
Zlatko Vujović Goal 6'54'
Primorac Goal 24'
Report White Goal 35'
Arroyo Goal 90'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Bassey Eyo-Honesty (Nigeria)

Finland 0–0 Iraq
Report
Republican Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Ramón Calderón Castro (Cuba)

Finland 3–0 Costa Rica
Tissari Goal 18'
Alila Goal 58'
Soini Goal 88'
Report
Republican Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Ali Albannai Abdulwahab (Kuwait)

Yugoslavia 1–1 Iraq
Zoran Vujović Goal 63' Report Hassan Goal 61'
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: André Daina (Switzerland)

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 July – Moscow
 
 
 Soviet Union2
 
29 July – Moscow
 
 Kuwait1
 
 Soviet Union0
 
27 July – Kyiv
 
 East Germany1
 
 East Germany4
 
2 August – Moscow
 
 Iraq0
 
 East Germany0
 
27 July – Leningrad
 
 Czechoslovakia1
 
 Czechoslovakia3
 
29 July – Moscow
 
 Cuba0
 
 Czechoslovakia2
 
27 July – Minsk
 
 Yugoslavia0 Bronze medal match
 
 Yugoslavia3
 
1 August – Moscow
 
 Algeria0
 
 Soviet Union2
 
 
 Yugoslavia0
 

Quarter-finals

Yugoslavia 3–0 Algeria
Miročević Goal 5'
Šestić Goal 19'
Zoran Vujović Goal 70'
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Klaus Scheurell (East Germany)

Soviet Union 2–1 Kuwait
Cherenkov Goal 30'
Gavrilov Goal 51'
Report Yaqoub Goal 59'
Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Mario Rubio Vazquez (Mexico)

Czechoslovakia 3–0 Cuba
Vízek Goal 29'59'
Pokluda Goal 90'
Report

East Germany 4–0 Iraq
Schnuphase Goal 4' (pen.)
Netz Goal 11'
Steinbach Goal 17'
Terletzki Goal 22'
Report
Republican Stadium, Kyiv
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)

Semi-finals

Soviet Union 0–1 East Germany
Report Netz Goal 16'
Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Czechoslovakia 2–0 Yugoslavia
Lička Goal 4'
Šreiner Goal 18'
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Franz Woehrer (Austria)

Bronze Medal match

Soviet Union 2–0 Yugoslavia
Hovhannisyan Goal 67'
Andreyev Goal 82'
Report
Dinamo Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bob Valentine (Scotland)

Gold Medal match

Czechoslovakia 1–0 East Germany
Svoboda Goal 77' Report
Lenin Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Eldar Azimzade (Soviet Union)

The final was played in a hard rain for the third straight Olympics. Both teams played with ten players after the 58th minute after one player from each team was red-carded.

Medalists

View of the stadium from the final
View of the stadium from the final
Olympic football pins from 1980
Olympic football pins from 1980
Gold: Silver: Bronze:
 Czechoslovakia

Stanislav Seman
Luděk Macela
Josef Mazura
Libor Radimec
Zdeněk Rygel
Petr Němec
Ladislav Vízek
Jan Berger
Jindřich Svoboda
Lubomír Pokluda
Werner Lička
Rostislav Václavíček
Jaroslav Netolička
Oldřich Rott
Zdeněk Šreiner
František Štambacher
František Kunzo

 East Germany

Bodo Rudwaleit
Artur Ullrich
Lothar Hause
Frank Uhlig
Frank Baum
Rüdiger Schnuphase
Frank Terletzki
Wolfgang Steinbach
Jürgen Bähringer
Werner Peter
Dieter Kühn
Norbert Trieloff
Matthias Müller
Matthias Liebers
Bernd Jakubowski
Wolf-Rüdiger Netz

 Soviet Union

Rinat Dasaev
Tengiz Sulakvelidze
Alexandre Chivadze
Vagiz Khidiyatullin
Oleg Romantsev
Sergey Shavlo
Sergey Andreev
Vladimir Bessonov
Yuri Gavrilov
Fyodor Cherenkov
Valeri Gazzaev
Vladimir Pilguj
Sergej Baltacha
Sergei Nikulin
Khoren Hovhannisyan
Alexandr Prokopenko
Revaz Chelebadze

Goalscorers

With five goals, Sergey Andreyev of Soviet Union is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 82 goals were scored by 52 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Final ranking

Below the final ranking after the end of the tournament.[3]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 6 4 2 0 10 1 +9 10
2  East Germany (GDR) 6 4 1 1 12 2 +10 9
3  Soviet Union (URS) 6 5 0 1 19 3 +16 10
4  Yugoslavia (YUG) 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 7
5  Kuwait (KUW) 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
6  Iraq (IRQ) 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 4
7  Cuba (CUB) 4 2 0 2 3 12 −9 4
8  Algeria (ALG) 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 3
9  Finland (FIN) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 3
10  Spain (ESP) 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
11  Colombia (COL) 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 3
12  Venezuela (VEN) 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 2
13  Nigeria (NGR) 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
14  Syria (SYR) 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
15  Zambia (ZAM) 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
16  Costa Rica (CRC) 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source:[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Football at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Technical Report - 1980 Olympics Football Tournament" (PDF). FIFA. 1980. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Football Tournament 1980 Olympiad".