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Football at the 1906 Athina Summer Games

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 25, 1906
Events: 1

Participants: 45 (45 men and 0 women) from 4 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Edward Whittall (17 years, 352 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Albert Whittall (26 years, 313 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 34 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal


A football tournament was contested at the 1906 Olympics, with all the matches held on the infield of the [Neo Phaliron Velodrome], where the cycling track events were contested. Spectators sat on the edges of the velodrome track to watch. Denmark won the tournament quite easily, against three teams effectively representing Greek cities – Athina, Thessaloníki, and Smyrna. Smyrna is located in modern-day Turkey but in that era was fought over by both Greece and the Ottoman Empire. The Smyrna team was more an international one, with players from Greece, France, Great Britain, and Armenia.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Football DEN Denmark MIX Mixed team GRE Greece-1