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Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Football at the 1972 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
Dates August 27-September 10
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Poland
Runners-up  Hungary
Third place  East Germany (shared)
 Soviet Union (shared)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Goals scored 135 (3.55 per match)

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 on each group advanced to the bronze medal match while the first-placed teams advanced to the gold medal match held at Olympic Stadium on September 10, 1972.

Contents

  • Squads 1
  • First round 2
    • Group A 2.1
    • Group B 2.2
    • Group C 2.3
    • Group D 2.4
    • Second round 2.5
      • Group 1 2.5.1
      • Group 2 2.5.2
    • Bronze Medal match 2.6
    • Gold Medal match 2.7
  • Goalscorers 3
  • Final ranking 4
  • Medalists 5
  • External links 6

Squads

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

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
August 27, 1972
12:00
Morocco  0 – 0  United States
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Rudi Glöckner

August 27, 1972
12:00
West Germany  3 – 0  Malaysia
Worm Goal 56'
Kalb Goal 71'
Seliger Goal 82'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 60.000
Referee: Armando Marques

August 29, 1972
12:00
Malaysia  3 – 0  United States
Shaharuddin Goal 14'
Salleh Goal 67'
Zawawi Yusoff Goal 77'
Report
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 3.000
Referee: Henry Oberg

August 29, 1972
12:00
West Germany  3 – 0  Morocco
Nickel Goal 30' (pen.) Goal 33' (pen.)
Hitzfeld Goal 53'
Report
Passau
Attendance: 16.000
Referee: Dogan Babacan

August 31, 1972
12:00
West Germany  7 – 0  United States
Nickel Goal 17' Goal 43' Goal 70' Goal 86'
Hitzfeld Goal 47'
Seliger Goal 62'
Bitz Goal 79'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 65.000
Referee: Marco Dorantes Garcia

August 31, 1972
12:00
Morocco  6 – 0  Malaysia
Benkhrif Goal 16'
Faras Goal 19' Goal 21' Goal 25'
El Filali Goal 56'
Tati Goal 85'
Report
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 2.500
Referee: Károly Palotai

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



August 28, 1972
12:00
Mexico  1 – 0
Manzo Goal 16' Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 500
Referee: Francesco Francescon

August 30, 1972
12:00
Mexico  1 – 0
Cuéllar Goal 86' Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 1.000
Referee: Robert Quarshie

August 30, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  2 – 1
Yevriuzhikin Goal 42' (pen.)
Zanazanyan Goal 44'
Report Jaxa Goal 59'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 25.000
Referee: Ferdinand Biwersi

September 1, 1972
12:00
2 – 0
Soe Than Goal 7'
Aung Moe Thin Goal 61'
Report
Passau
Attendance: 2.000
Referee: Marian Srodecki

September 1, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  4 – 1
Blokhin Goal 7' Goal 13' Goal 14'
Semyonov Goal 58'
Report Razo Goal 60'
Regensburg
Attendance: 8.000
Referee: Luis Pestarino

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
3 1 0 2 1 9 −8 2
3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
August 27, 1972
12:00
Hungary  5 – 0
A. Dunai Goal 31' Goal 48' Goal 90+1'
Várady Goal 52'
Kozma Goal 81'
Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 2.000
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez

August 27, 1972
12:00
Denmark  3 – 2
Simonsen Goal 28' Goal 83'
Røntved Goal 50'
Report Dirceu Goal 68'
Zé Carlos Goal 69'
Passau
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Pavel Kazakov

August 29, 1972
12:00
Denmark  4 – 0
Heino Hansen Goal 16' Goal 58'
Simonsen Goal 39'
Nygaard Goal 44'
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 3.500
Referee: Abdelkrim Ziani

August 29, 1972
12:00
Hungary  2 – 2
A. Dunai Goal 4'
Juhász Goal 84'
Report Pedrinho Goal 67'
Dirceu Goal 73'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 50.000
Referee: William Mullan

August 31, 1972
12:00
Iran  1 – 0
Halvai Goal 63' Report
Regensburg
Attendance: 2.200
Referee: Gerhard Schulemburg

August 31, 1972
12:00
Denmark  0 – 2
Report E. Dunai Goal 17' Goal 84'
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 8.500
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 6
3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 4
3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
August 28, 1972
12:00
East Germany  4 – 0
Kreische Goal 19' Goal 89'
Streich Goal 45'
Sparwasser Goal 66'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 40.000
Referee: Michael Wuertz

August 28, 1972
12:00
Poland  5 – 1
Deyna Goal 16' Goal 32'
Gadocha Goal 42' Goal 49' Goal 72'
Report Morón Goal 63'
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: A. Salih Gindil

August 30, 1972
12:00
East Germany  6 – 1
Streich Goal 1' Goal 10'
Sparwasser Goal 9'
Ducke Goal 31'
Vogel Goal 85'
Kreische Goal 88' (pen.)
Report Espinosa Goal 38'
Passau
Attendance: 4.500
Referee: Abdelkader Aouissi

August 30, 1972
12:00
Poland  4 – 0
Lubański Goal 40'
Gadocha Goal 59' Goal 89'
Deyna Goal 86'
Report
Regensburg
Attendance: 2.200
Referee: Kan-Chee Lee

September 1, 1972
12:00
Colombia  3 – 1
Morón Goal 56'
Torres Goal 60'
Montaño Goal 82'
Report Sunday Goal 79'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 25.000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher

September 1, 1972
12:00
Poland  2 – 1
 63' Report Streich Goal 45'
Nuremberg
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Werner Winsemann

Second round

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6
3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 4
3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1
September 3, 1972
12:00
Hungary  2 – 0
A. Dunai Goal 60'
Tóth Goal 66'
Report
Passau
Attendance: 8.500
Referee: Armando Marques

September 3, 1972
12:00
West Germany  1 – 1
Hitzfeld Goal 5' Report Cuéllar Goal 69'
Nuremberg
Attendance: 40.000
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa

September 5, 1972
12:00
East Germany  7 – 0
Ganzera Goal 34'
Sparwasser Goal 39' Goal 51' Goal 89'
Streich Goal 48'
Kreische Goal 72'
Häfner Goal 79'
Report
Ingolstadt
Attendance: 5.500
Referee: Jafar Namdar

September 6, 1972
12:00
Hungary  4 – 1
E. Dunai Goal 14'
A. Dunai Goal 43'
Goal 75' Goal 87'
Report Hitzfeld Goal 33'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 70.000
Referee: Luis Pestarino

September 8, 1972
12:00
Hungary  2 – 0
A. Dunai Goal 35'
Kocsis Goal 53'
Report
Regensburg
Attendance: 2.500
Referee: Kan Chee Lee

September 8, 1972
12:00
East Germany  3 – 2
Pommerenke Goal 10'
StreichGoal 53'
Vogel Goal 82'
Report Hoeneß Goal 31'
Hitzfeld Goal 68'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80.000
Referee: William Mullan

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5
3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 4
3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 3
3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
September 3, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  3 – 0
Semyonov Goal 1'
Kolotov Goal 15'
Elissev Goal 69'
Report
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 55.000
Referee: Guillermo Velasquez

September 3, 1972
12:00
Denmark  1 – 1
Heino Hansen Goal 27' Report Deyna Goal 36'
Regensburg
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Abdelkader Aouissi

September 5, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  1 – 2
Blokhin Goal 28' Report Deyna Goal 79' (pen.)
Szołtysik Goal 87'
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 5.000
Referee: Henry Oberg

September 5, 1972
12:00
Denmark  3 – 1
Bak Goal 55' Goal 83'
Printzlau Goal 90'
Report Merzaq Goal 89'
Passau
Attendance: 3.100
Referee: Werner Winsemann

September 8, 1972
12:00
Soviet Union  4 – 0
Kolotov Goal 20'
Semyonov Goal 28'
Blokhin Goal 55'
Sabo Goal 88'
Report
Rosenaustadion, Augsburg
Attendance: 4.000
Referee: Dogan Babacan

September 8, 1972
12:00
Poland  5 – 0
Kmiecik Goal 3'
LubańskiGoal 10'
Deyna Goal 45' (pen.) Goal 63'
Gadocha Goal 53'
Report
Nuremberg
Attendance: 500
Referee: Francesco Francescon

Bronze Medal match

September 10, 1972
Soviet Union  2 – 2
Blokhin Goal 10'
Khurtsilava Goal 30'
Report Kreische Goal 33' (pen.)
Vogel Goal 78'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80.000
Referee: Armando Marques

Bronze medals shared.

Gold Medal match

September 10, 1972
Poland  2 – 1
Deyna Goal 47' Goal 68' Report Várady Goal 42'
Olympic Stadium, Munich
Attendance: 80.000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher

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

Rank 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 +11 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

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 Szücs
Mihály Kozma
Antal Dunai
Lajos Kü
Béla Váradi
Ede Dunai
László Bálint
Lajos Kocsis
Kálmán Tóth
László Branikovics
József Kovács
Csaba Vidács
Adám Rothermel

Oleg Blokhin
Murtaz Khurtsilava
Yuri Istomin
Vladimir Kaplichny
Viktor Kolotov
Yevgeni Lovchev
Sergei Olshansky
Yevgeni Rudakov
Vyacheslav Semyonov
Gennadi Evryuzhikhin
Oganes Zanazanyan
Andrei Yakubik
Arkadi Andriasyan
Revaz Dzodzuashvili
Iosef Sabo
Yuri Eliseev
Vladimir Onishchenko
Anatoli Kuksov
Vladimir Pilgui

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

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournament Munich 1972, FIFA.com
  • RSSSF Summary
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