Labour Olympiads

Held on three occasions, for worker-based national football associations. A fourth olympiad was planned for Helsinki 1943 but was cancelled for obvious reasons.


1925 Germany
1931 Austria
1937 Soviet Union


Held in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Group Stage [Jul 24]
Switzerland  bt  France
Belgium      bt  Switzerland
Germany      6-0 Switzerland
Finland      2-0 Belgium
Germany      3-1 Belgium

Germany      6-1 Czechoslovakia

Final [Jul 28; att: 40,000]
Germany      2-0 Finland


Held in Wien, Austria

1/8 Finals 
[Jul 22]
Norway       4-4 Czechoslovakia [Czechoslovakia qualified on lots]  
[Jul 22,23]
Switzerland  3-0 Latvia
Austria      5-1 Finland
Hungary      3-1 Palestine
Poland       1-0 Estonia
[Jul 23]
Germany      8-1 Denmark 
Belgium      bye
France       bye

Quarterfinals [Jul 24]
Belgium      5-0 France
Austria      8-1 Switzerland  
Germany      9-0 Hungary  
Poland       3-2 Czechoslovakia

Semifinals [Jul 25]
Austria      3-1 Belgium
Germany      4-1 Poland        

Final [Jul 26]
Austria      3-2 Germany     

Consolation Tournament  
[Jul 23]
Norway       5-0 Estonia 
Norway       6-3 Finland
[Jul 25]
Norway       4-0 Palestine


NB: originally planned for Barcelona 1936, but abandoned shortly
    after the opening due to Spanish civil war; then move to
    Antwerpen, Belgium for 1937; Germany did not enter

Soviet Union were represented by Spartak Moskva;
Spain was under civil war and were represented by the republican
  side which had its stronghold in Catalonia

1/8 Finals
Soviet Union 8-0 Denmark
Switzerland  bt  Finland
Norway       7-1 Palestine

Belgium      0-2 Spain
Soviet Union 7-1 France
Norway       4-0 Switzerland

Norway       3-1 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union 2-1 Spain

Final [Aug 1; att: 25,000]
Soviet Union 2-0 Norway

Labour International Matches Index

About this document

Thanks to Eduard Nisenboim for additional data 1937

Sources: [Mar 94], wikipedia

Prepared and maintained by Hans Schöggl for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Hans Schöggl
Last updated: 9 Aug 2013

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