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Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 20 July - 3 August
Teams 16 (men) + 8 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (men)
 United States (women)
Runners-up  Argentina (men)
 China PR (women)
Third place  Brazil (men)
 Norway (women)
Fourth place Portugal (men)
 Brazil (women)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 48
Goals scored 143 (2.98 per match)

The football tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics started on 20 July, finished on 3 August. It was the first time with a women's competition. Competitors must be under 23 years old, with three over-23 players allowed per squad.


  • Medal winners 1
    • Men 1.1
    • Women 1.2
  • External links 2

Medal winners


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's football  Nigeria (NGR)
Emmanuel Babayaro
Celestine Babayaro
Taribo West
Nwankwo Kanu
Uche Okechukwu
Emmanuel Amuneke
Tijani Babangida
Wilson Oruma
Teslim Fatusi
Jay-Jay Okocha
Victor Ikpeba
Abiodun Obafemi
Garba Lawal
Daniel Amokachi
Sunday Oliseh
Kingsley Obiekwu
Uche F Akon
Mobi Oparaku
Dosu Joseph
 Argentina (ARG)
Carlos Bossio
Roberto Ayala
José Chamot
Javier Zanetti
Matías Almeyda
Roberto Sensini
Claudio López
Diego Simeone
Hernán Crespo
Ariel Ortega
Hugo Morales
Pablo Cavallero
Héctor Pineda
Pablo Paz
Christian Bassedas
Gustavo López
Marcelo Delgado
Marcelo Gallardo
 Brazil (BRA)
Zé María
Ronaldo Guiaro
Flávio Conceição
Roberto Carlos
André Luiz
Zé Elias


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's football  United States (USA)
Briana Scurry
Mary Harvey
Cindy Parlow
Carla Overbeck
Tiffany Roberts
Brandi Chastain
Staci Wilson
Shannon MacMillan
Mia Hamm
Michelle Akers
Julie Foudy
Carin Gabarra
Kristine Lilly
Joy Fawcett
Tisha Venturini
Tiffeny Milbrett
Amanda Cromwell
Thori Staples Bryan
Saskia Webber
 China (CHN)
Zhong Honglian
Wang Liping
Fan Yunjie
Yu Hongqi
Xie Huilin
Zhao Lihong
Wei Haiying
Shui Qingxia
Sun Wen
Liu Ailing
Sun Qingmei
Wen Lirong
Liu Ying
Chen Yufeng
Shi Guihong
Gao Hong
Zhang Yan
Niu Lijie
 Norway (NOR)
Bente Nordby
Agnete Carlsen
Gro Espeseth
Nina Nymark Andersen
Merete Myklebust
Hege Riise
Anne Nymark Andersen
Heidi Støre
Marianne Pettersen
Linda Medalen
Brit Sandaune
Reidun Seth
Tina Svensson
Tone Haugen
Trine Tangeraas
Ann Kristin Aarønes
Tone Gunn Frustøl
Kjersti Thun
Ingrid Sternhoff

External links

  • Olympic Football Tournaments Atlanta 1996 - Men,
  • Olympic Football Tournaments Atlanta 1996 - Women,
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