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List of women's Olympic football tournament records


Contents

  • General statistics by tournament 1
  • Teams: tournament position 2
    • Consecutive 2.1
    • Gaps 2.2
    • Host team 2.3
    • Other 2.4
  • Coaches: tournament position 3
  • Teams: matches played and goals scored 4
    • All time 4.1
  • Individual 5
  • Goalscoring 6
    • Individual 6.1
    • Team 6.2
    • Tournament 6.3
  • Coaching 7
  • Discipline 8
  • Attendance 9
  • References 10

General statistics by tournament

Year Host Champion Winning coach Winning captain Top scorer(s)
1996 Atlanta  United States Tony DiCicco Carla Overbeck Ann Kristin Aarønes (4)
Linda Medalen (4)
Pretinha (4)
2000 Sydney  Norway Per-Mathias Høgmo Gøril Kringen Sun Wen (4)
2004 Athens  United States April Heinrichs Julie Foudy Cristiane (5)
Birgit Prinz (5)
2008 Beijing  United States Pia Sundhage Christie Rampone Cristiane (5)
2012 London  United States Pia Sundhage Christie Rampone Christine Sinclair (6)

Teams: tournament position

Teams having equal quantities in the tables below are ordered by the tournament the quantity was attained in (the teams that attained the quantity first are listed first). If the quantity was attained by more than one team in the same tournament, these teams are ordered alphabetically.

Most titles won
4,  United States (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012).
Most finishes in the top two
5,  United States (every tournament).
Most finishes in the top three
5,  United States (every tournament).

Consecutive

Most consecutive championships
3,  United States (2004–2012).
Most consecutive finishes in the top two
5,  United States (1996–2012).
Most consecutive finishes in the top three
5,  United States (1996–2012).

Gaps

Longest gap between successive titles
8 years,  United States (1996–2004).

Host team

Best finish by host team
Champion:  United States (1996).
Worst finish by host team
10th position:  Greece (2004).

Other

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion
2,  Brazil (2004-2008).
Most finishes in the top three without ever being champion
3,  Germany (2000-2008).
Most finishes in the top four without ever being champion
4,  Brazil (1996-2008).
Most finishes in the top four without ever finishing in the top two
3,  Germany (2000-2008).

Coaches: tournament position

Most championships
2, Pia Sundhage ( United States, 2008-2012).
Most finishes in the top two
2, April Heinrichs ( United States, 2000-2004); Pia Sundhage ( United States, 2008-2012).
Most finishes in the top three
2, April Heinrichs ( United States, 2000-2004); Tina Theune ( Germany, 2000-2004); Pia Sundhage ( United States, 2008-2012).

Teams: matches played and goals scored

All time

Most matches played
28,  United States.
Most wins
23,  United States.
Most losses
10,  Brazil;  Sweden.
Most draws
4,  China PR.
Most goals scored
58,  United States.
Most hat-tricks scored
2,  Brazil.
Most goals conceded
26,  Brazil;  Japan.
Fewest goals scored
0,  Colombia;  Greece.
Fewest goals conceded
2,  Great Britain.
Highest goal difference
+35,  United States.
Lowest goal difference
-11,  Greece;  Nigeria.
Highest average of goals scored per match
2.07,  United States.
Highest average of goals conceded per match
3.66,  Cameroon;  Denmark;  Greece.

Individual

Most tournaments played
5, Formiga ( Brazil, 1996–2012).
Most medals
4, Christie Rampone ( United States, 2000–2012).
Most matches played, finals
24, Formiga ( Brazil, 1996–2012).
Most matches won
19, Christie Rampone ( United States, 2000–2012).
Youngest player
16 years, 245 days, Daniela ( Brazil), vs Sweden, 13 September 2000.
Oldest player
40 years, 213 days, Meg ( Brazil), vs Norway, 1 August 1996.

Goalscoring

Individual

Most goals scored, overall finals
12, Cristiane ( Brazil, 2004–2012).
Most goals scored in a tournament
6, Christine Sinclair ( Canada, 2012).
Most goals scored in a match
4, Birgit Prinz ( Germany, vs China, 2004.
Most goals scored in a lost match
3, Christine Sinclair, ( Canada), vs United States, 2012.
Most goals scored in a final match
2, Tiffeny Milbrett ( United States), vs Norway, 2000; Carli Lloyd ( United States), vs Japan, 2012.
Most goals scored in all final matches
3, Tiffeny Milbrett ( United States), 1 vs China in 1996 & 2 vs Norway in 2000; Carli Lloyd ( United States), 1 vs Brazil in 2008 & 2 vs Japan in 2012.
Fastest hat-trick
14 minutes, Cristiane ( Brazil), scored at 34', 35' and 45+3', vs Nigeria, 2008.
Most hat-tricks
2, Cristiane ( Brazil, 2004-2008).
Youngest hat-trick scorer
19 years, 94 days, Cristiane ( Brazil), vs Greece, 17 August 2004.
Youngest goalscorer, final
20 years, 339 days, Lindsay Tarpley ( United States), vs Brazil, 26 August 2004.
Oldest hat-trick scorer
29 years, 55 days, Christine Sinclair ( Canada), vs United States, 6 August 2012.
Oldest goalscorer, final
30 years, 24 days, Carli Lloyd ( United States), vs Japan, 9 August 2012.
Most penalties scored (excluding during shootouts)
2, Perpetua Nkwocha ( Nigeria, 1 each in 2000 & 2008).

Team

Biggest margin of victory
8,  Germany (8) vs  China PR (0), 2004.
Most goals scored in a match, one team
8,  Germany vs China, 2004.
Most goals scored in a match, both teams
8,  Germany (8) vs  China PR (0), 2004.

Tournament

Most goals scored in a tournament
71 goals, 2012.
Fewest goals scored in a tournament
42 goals, 2000.
Most goals per match in a tournament
3.31 goals per match, 1996.
Fewest goals per match in a tournament
2.53 goals per match, 2008.

Coaching

Most final appearances as player and head coach
3, Pia Sundhage, ( Sweden 1996 as player;  United States 2008 & 2012 as coach).

Discipline

Most sendings off (match, both teams)
2,  China PR (1) vs  Brazil (1), 1996.
Most cautions (match, both teams)
8,  Brazil (4) vs  United States (4), 2000.

Attendance

Highest attendance in a match
80,203,  United States vs  Japan, 9 August 2012, Wembley Stadium, London, 2012.
Highest attendance in a final
80,203,  United States vs  Japan, 9 August 2012, Wembley Stadium, London, 2012.
Lowest attendance in a match
1,418,  United States vs  Japan, 20 August 2004, Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki, 2004.
Highest average of attendance per match
43,235, 1996.
Highest attendance in a tournament
740,014, 2008.
Lowest average of attendance per match
10,432, 2004.
Lowest attendance in a tournament
208,637, 2004.

References

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