VIII. Olympiad Paris 1924 Football Tournament


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Introduction

With 22 entrants, the 1924 Olympic football tournament was the best attended until that of 1952, but there were two notable absentees: Great Britain and Denmark, the 1908 and 1912 finalists, who had both been eliminated in the first round in 1920. The Britons were unhappy about the amateur definitions as formulated by the FIFA (which essentially left the decision on who was to be considered an amateur or not to each member federation), and Denmark (like Finland and Norway) declined to enter a football team for financial reasons, leaving Sweden as the only Scandinavian participants. The Netherlands and Sweden thus became the only two countries to enter each of the first four official Olympic football tournaments, and as in the three previous editions they would meet each other, this time (like in 1908) to determine the bronze medalists.

Other absentees were Germany, whom the French organisers refused to invite to the Olympic Games, and Austria, who did participate in the Olympics but declined to enter the football tournament. Nine other European countries made their first appearance at an Olympic football competition, but while Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Turkey all fell at the first hurdle, being outscored 2-34 (only the Turks managed to score), Ireland forced the Netherlands to extra time in the quarter-finals and Switzerland had a dream run, defeating Lithuania, Czechoslovakia, Italy and Sweden on their way to the final; their performance remains the best ever international outing for the Swiss, who still like to consider themselves the "unofficial" European champions of 1924.
The American continent was represented for the first time ever, thanks to the United States and Uruguay. The latter bewildered and bewitched the European football community and romped to the gold medals. Only the Dutch managed to give them a match, in an ill-tempered semi-final decided by a most controversial penalty award. As in 1920, the final, in which Uruguay were never troubled by the Swiss, was contested by two teams making their maiden Olympic appearance.

Also like four years before, the defending Olympic champions fell at the first hurdle. That Belgium were defeated by Sweden was not a major surprise in itself, but the scoreline (1-8, the Catastrophe de Colombes as it became known in Belgium) certainly was. Belgium had fielded eight players who had played the 1920 final, suggesting their Antwerp victory may have had something to do with home advantage. Another upset was the comprehensive defeat of Hungary by Egypt on the same day. The North Africans were keen and capable contestants, having already entered the 1920 Games in Belgium, where they were narrowly beaten by Italy, and would reach the semi-finals in 1928, albeit helped by a favourable draw.


Match Details

First Round:

25 May 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 18,991 
Ref: Marcel Slawick (Fra) 
ITALY 1 (Vallana 84og)
SPAIN 0
HT: 0-0
Italy: De Prà - Rosetta, Caligaris - Barbieri, Burlando, Aliberti - Conti,
       Baloncieri (cap), Della Valle, Magnozzi, Levratto.
Spain: Zamora - Vallana (cap), "Pasarín" - Gamborena, Larraza, Peña - Piera,
       Samitier, Monjardín, "Carmelo", "Chirri".
Sent off: Larraza (55).
 
25 May 1924 - Stade Pershing, Paris (Vincennes) - Att: 8,110 (double-header with United States-Estonia)
Ref: Antonio Scamoni (Ita) 
SWITZERLAND 9 (Sturzenegger 2, 43, 68, 85, Dietrich 14, Abegglen II 41, 50, 58, Ramseyer 63pen)
LITHUANIA   0
HT: 4-0
Switzerland: Pulver - Reymond, Ramseyer - Oberhauser, Schmiedlin (cap), Pollitz -
             Ehrenbolger, Sturzenegger, Dietrich, Abegglen II, Fässler.
Lithuania: Balčiūnas - Janušauskas, Hardingsonas - Razma, Bartuška, Juozapaitis -
           Mikučiauskas, Sabaliauskas, Garbačiauskas (cap), Grecus, Žebrauskas.
NB: Lithuania had arrived in Paris on the morning of the match, after a three-day railway journey.

25 May 1924 - Stade de Bergeyre, Paris - Att: 4,344 
Ref: Peder Christian Andersen (Nor) 
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 5 ("Štapl" 21, Sedláček I 28, 37, Novák 64, Čapek 74)
TURKEY         2 (Bekir 63, 82)
HT: 3-0; missed penalty: A. Hojer (Cze, with the score still 0-0)
Czechoslovakia: "Štaplik" - A. Hojer, F. Hojer - Krombholz, Pleticha, Mahrer -
                Sedláček I, "Štapl" (cap), J. Novák II, Čapek, Jelínek I.
Turkey: Nedim - Cafer, Ali Gençay - Kadri, İsmet, Nihat - Mehmet,
        Alaattin, Zeki Rıza, Bekir (cap), Bedri.

25 May 1924 - Stade Pershing, Paris (Vincennes) - Att: 8,110 (double-header with Switzerland-Lithuania) 
Ref: Paul Putz (Bel) 
UNITED STATES 1 (Stradan 15pen)
ESTONIA       0
HT: 1-0; missed penalty: Klajot (Est, 68).
USA: Douglas - Davis, Rudd - Jones, Hornberger, O'Connor - Findlay, Brix,
     Stradan (cap), Farrell, Dalrymple.
Estonia: Lass - Pihlak, Silber - Rein, Kaljot, Kaarman - Väli, Paal,
         Ellman-Eelma, Üpraus (cap), Joll.

26 May 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 3,025 
Ref: Georges Vallat (Fra) 
URUGUAY    7 (Vidal 20, Scarone 23, Petrone 35, 61, Cea 50, 80, Romano 58)
YUGOSLAVIA 0
HT: 3-0
Uruguay: Mazali - Nasazzi (cap), Tomassina - Andrade, Vidal, Ghierra -
         Urdinarán, Scarone, Petrone, Cea, Romano.
Yugoslavia: Vrđuka - Vrbančić, Dasović (cap) - M. Marjanović, Rupec, Rodin -
            D. Babić, Petković, Perška, Vinek, Placerijano.

26 May 1924 - Stade de Bergeyre, Paris - Att: 3,578
Ref: Johannes "Job" Mutters (Net)
HUNGARY 5 (Eisenhoffer 14, Híres-Hirzer 51, 58, Opata 70, 87)
POLAND  0
HT: 1-0
Hungary: Biri - Fogl II, Mándy-Mandl - Orth-Faludi, Guttmann II, Obitz -
         Braun-Barna (cap), Eisenhoffer, Opata, Híres-Hirzer, Jeny-Jenei.
Poland: Wiśniewski - Cyll, Fryc - Styczeń, Cikowski, Spojda -
        Kuchar, Batsch, Kałuża, Reymann (cap), Sperling.

NB: Belgium, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Romania byes;
    Sweden won by walk-over against Portugal, who withdrew after the first round pairings had been drawn.

Second Round:

27 May 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 1,840 
Ref: Felix Herren (Swi) 
NETHERLANDS 6 (Snouck Hurgronje 8, Pijl 32, 52, 66, 68, De Natris 69pen)
ROMANIA     0
HT: 2-0
Netherlands: Van der Meulen - Dénis (cap), Tetzner - Le Fèvre, Van Linge, Krom -
             Snouck Hurgronje, Groosjohan, Pijl, Visser, De Natris.
Romania: Ströck-Török I - Bartha, Molnar - Zimmermann, Hönigsberg, Kozovits - 
         Táncos-Tänzer II, Guga (cap), R. Wetzer, Bonciocat, Ströck-Török II.

27 May 1924 - Stade de Paris, Paris (Saint-Ouen) - Att: 5,145 
Ref: Henri Christophe (Bel) 
FRANCE 7 (Crut 17, 28, 55, P. Nicolas 25, 50, Boyer 71, 87)
LATVIA 0
HT: 3-0
France: Chayrigues - Gravier, Baumann - Parachini, Domergue, Bonnardel -
        Dewaquez, Boyer, P. Nicolas, Crut, Dubly (cap).
Latvia: Jurgens - Roga, Ašmanis - Stančiks, Bone (cap), Sokolovs - Pavlovs,
        Plade, E. Bārda, R. Bārda, A. Bārda. 

28 May 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 1,659
Ref: A. Henriot (Fra) 
IRELAND  1 (Duncan 75)
BULGARIA 0
HT: 0-0; missed penalties: Hannon (Ire, twice)
Ireland: O'Reilly - Kerr, McCarthy - Dykes, MacKay, Muldoon -
         Farrell, Hannon (cap), Duncan, Kendrick, Murray.
Bulgaria: Ivanov - Hristov, Yankov - Radoev, Byanov, Matev - D. Mutafchiev,
          N. Mutafchiev, Vladimirov (cap), Maznikov, Yovovich.

28 May 1924 - Stade de Bergeyre, Paris - Att: 9,157
Ref: Peder Christian Andersen (Nor) 
SWITZERLAND    1 (Dietrich 79)
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1 ("Štapl" 21pen) 
AET; FT: 1-1, HT: 0-1
Switzerland: Pulver - Reymond, Ramseyer - Oberhauser, Schmiedlin (cap), Pollitz -
             Ehrenbolger, Sturzenegger, Dietrich, Abegglen II, Bédouret.
Czechoslovakia: "Štaplik" - A. Hojer, Seifert - Kolenatý, "Káďa" (cap), Červený -
                Sedláček I, "Štapl", Čapek, Vlček, Jelínek I.
Sent off: Čapek (74).
NB: Jelínek I withdrew injured during extra time.

29 May 1924 - Stade Pershing, Paris (Vincennes) - Att: 4,254
Ref: Olivier de Ricard (Fra) 
ITALY      2 (Baloncieri 20, Della Valle 38)
LUXEMBOURG 0
HT: 2-0
Italy: De Prà - Rosetta, De Vecchi (cap) - Barbieri, Baldi, Aliberti -
       Conti, Baloncieri, Della Valle, Magnozzi, Levratto.
Luxembourg: Bausch - Kolb, Kirsch (cap) - Feierstein, Koetz, Schumann -
            J. Weber, J. Weisgerber, Kieffer, Langers, Massard.
NB: Massard withdrew injured after 20 minutes.

29 May 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 8,532
Ref: Heinrich Retschury (Aut) 
SWEDEN  8 (Kock 8, 24, 77, Rydell 20, 61, 83, Brommesson 30, Kaufeldt 46)
BELGIUM 1 (Larnoe 67)
HT: 4-0
Sweden: Lindberg - Alfredsson, Hillén - Friberg (cap), G. Carlsson, Sundberg -
        Brommesson, Rydell, Kaufeldt, Keller, Kock.
Belgium: De Bie - Swartenbroeks (cap), Verbeeck - Pelsmaeker, Fierens,
         Schelstraete - Van Hege, Coppée, Larnoe, Gillis, Bastin.

29 May 1924 - Stade de Bergeyre, Paris - Att: 10,455
Ref: Charles Barette (Bel) 
URUGUAY       3 (Petrone 10, 44, Scarone 15)
UNITED STATES 0 
HT: 3-0
Uruguay: Mazali - Nasazzi (cap), Vidal - Arispe, Andrade, Tomassina -
         Naya, Scarone, Petrone, Cea, Romano.
USA: Douglas - Davis, O'Connor - Johnson, Hornberger, Jones - Findlay,
     Wells, Stradan (cap), Farrell, Dalrymple.

29 May 1924 - Stade de Paris, Paris (Saint-Ouen) - Att: 4,371
Ref: Luis Colina (Spa) 
EGYPT   3 (Yakan 4, Hegazi 40, Ismail II 58)
HUNGARY 0
HT: 1-0; missed penalty: Braun-Barna (Hun, 43)
Egypt: Taha - Fouad, Ahmed Salem - Shawki, Ali El-Hassani, Hamdi -
       Ismail II, Riad, Hegazi (cap), Yakan, Ismail I.   
Hungary: Biri - Fogl II, Mándy-Mandl - Orth-Faludi, Guttmann II, Obitz -
         Braun-Barna (cap), Eisenhoffer, Opata, Híres-Hirzer, Jeny-Jenei.

Second Round Replay:

30 May 1924 - Stade de Bergeyre, Paris - Att: 5,673
Ref: Marcel Slawick (Fra)
SWITZERLAND    1 (Pache 87)
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 0 
HT: 0-0
Switzerland: Pulver - Reymond, Ramseyer - Oberhauser, Mengotti, Pollitz - 
             Kramer III, Sturzenegger, Pache, Abegglen II (cap), Fässler.
Czechoslovakia: Hochmann - A. Hojer, F. Hojer - Kolenatý, "Káďa" (cap), Mahrer -
                Sedláček I, J. Novák II, J. Novák I, O. Novak, Jelínek I.
NB: Slawick was appointed referee after Czechoslovakia had protested against the
    originally announced referee Mihály Iváncsics (Hun).

Quarter-Finals:

1 June 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 30,686
Ref: Peder Christian Andersen (Nor) 
URUGUAY 5 (Scarone 2, 24, Petrone 58, 68, Romano 83)
FRANCE  1 (P. Nicolas 12)
HT: 2-1
Uruguay: Mazali - Nasazzi (cap), Arispe - Andrade, Zibechi, Ghierra -
         Naya, Scarone, Petrone, Cea, Romano.
France: Chayrigues - Gravier, Domergue - Parachini, Batmale, Bonnardel -
        Dewaquez, Boyer, P. Nicolas, Crut, Dubly (cap).

1 June 1924 - Stade Pershing, Paris (Vincennes) - Att: 6,484
Ref: Henri Christophe (Bel) 
SWEDEN 5 (Kaufeldt 5, 71, Brommesson 31, 34, Rydell 49)
EGYPT  0
HT: 3-0
Sweden: Lindberg - Alfredsson, Hillén - Friberg (cap), G. Carlsson, Sundberg -
        Brommesson, Rydell, Kaufeldt, T. Svensson, Kock.
Egypt: Taha - Fouad, Ahmed Salem - Rizkalla, Ali El-Hassani, Shawki -
       Ismail II, Riad, Hegazi (cap), Yakan, Ismail I.   

2 June 1924 - Stade de Paris, Paris (Saint-Ouen) - Att: 1,506
Ref: Heinrich Retschury (Aut)
NETHERLANDS 2 (Formenoy 7, 104)
IRELAND     1 (Ghent 33)
NB: other sources credit the Irish goal to Dykes or Farrell.
AET; FT: 1-1, HT: 1-1
Netherlands: Van der Meulen - Dénis (cap), Tetzner - Le Fèvre, Van Linge, Krom -
             Groosjohan, Formenoy, Ter Beek, Visser, De Natris.
Ireland: O'Reilly - Kerr, McCarthy - MacKay, Dykes, Muldoon -
         Farrell, Ghent, Duncan, Hannon (cap), Murray.

2 June 1924 - Stade de Bergeyre, Paris - Att: 8,359
Ref: Johannes "Job" Mutters (Net)
SWITZERLAND 2 (Sturzenegger 47, Abegglen II 60)
ITALY       1 (Della Valle 52)
HT: 0-0
Switzerland: Pulver - Reymond, Ramseyer - Oberhauser, Schmiedlin (cap), Pollitz -
             Ehrenbolger, Sturzenegger, Dietrich, Abegglen II, Fässler.
Italy: De Prà - Rosetta, Caligaris - Barbieri, Burlando, Aliberti -
       Conti, Baloncieri (cap), Della Valle, Magnozzi, Levratto.

Semi-Finals:

5 June 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 7,448
Ref: Mihály Iváncsics (Hun)
SWITZERLAND 2 (Abegglen II 15, 77)
SWEDEN      1 (Kock 41)
HT: 1-1
Switzerland: Pulver - Reymond, Ramseyer - Oberhauser, Schmiedlin (cap), Pollitz -
             Ehrenbolger, Pache, Dietrich, Abegglen II, Fässler.
Sweden: Lindberg - Alfredsson, Hillén - Friberg (cap), G. Carlsson, Sundberg -
        Brommesson, Rydell, Kaufeldt, Dahl, Kock.
             
6 June 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 7,088
Ref: Georges Vallat (Fra) 
URUGUAY     2 (Cea 62, Scarone 81pen)
NETHERLANDS 1 (Pijl 32)
HT: 0-1
Uruguay: Mazali - Nasazzi (cap), Arispe - Andrade, Vidal, Ghierra -
         Urdinarán, Scarone, Petrone, Cea, Romano.
Netherlands: Van der Meulen - Dénis (cap), Tetzner - Le Fèvre, Van Linge, Horsten -
             Snouck Hurgronje, Groosjohan, Pijl, Visser, De Natris.
NB: the penalty decision that gave Uruguay victory was given after Scarone had handled
    the ball; France Soir headed: "L'arbitre bat la Hollande".

Third Place Game:
         
8 June 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 9,915
Ref: Heinrich Retschury (Aut)
SWEDEN      1 (Kaufeldt 44)
NETHERLANDS 1 (Le Fèvre 77)
AET; FT: 1-1, HT: 1-0
Sweden: Lindberg - Hirsch, Mellgren - Lindqvist, G. Carlsson (cap), Sundberg -
        Lundquist, Rydell, Kaufeldt, Dahl, Kock.
Netherlands: Van der Meulen - Dénis (cap), Verweij - Le Fèvre, Oosthoek, Horsten -
             Snouck Hurgronje, Vermetten, Breeuwer, Formenoy, Sigmond.
NB: Retschury replaced Marcel Slawick (Fra), who had originally been appointed as referee for
    this match but was handed the final after Uruguay had protested against Mutters (see below).
        
Third Place Game Replay:

9 June 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 40,522 (double-header with final)
Ref: Youssof Mohamed (Egy)
SWEDEN      3 (Rydell 34, 77, Lundquist 42)
NETHERLANDS 1 (Formenoy 43pen)
HT: 2-1 
Sweden: Lindberg - Alfredsson, Hillén - Holmberg, Friberg (cap), Sundberg -
        Lundquist, Rydell, Kaufeldt, Keller, Kock.
Netherlands: Van der Meulen - Dénis (cap), Vermetten - Horsten, Krom, Oosthoek -
             De Natris, Visser, Le Fèvre, Formenoy, Sigmond.
Sent off: Kaufeldt (70).
         
FINAL:
         
9 June 1924 - Stade de Colombes, Paris (Colombes) - Att: 40,522 (double-header with third place game replay)
Ref: Marcel Slawick (Fra) 
URUGUAY     3 (Petrone 9, Cea 65, Romano 82)
SWITZERLAND 0 
HT: 1-0
Uruguay: Mazali - Nasazzi (cap), Arispe - Andrade, Vidal, Ghierra -
         Urdinarán, Scarone, Petrone, Cea, Romano.
Switzerland: Pulver - Reymond, Ramseyer - Oberhauser, Schmiedlin (cap), Pollitz -
             Ehrenbolger, Pache, Dietrich, Abegglen II, Fässler.
NB: Slawick was appointed referee after Uruguay had protested against the originally
    announced referee Johannes "Job" Mutters (Net).

Final Ranking

Rk  Country         P  W  T  L   F  A  Pts   GAvg
 1  URUGUAY         5  5  0  0  20- 2   10  10.00
 2  Switzerland     6  4  1  1  15- 6    9   2.50
 3  Sweden          5  3  1  1  18- 5    7   3.60
 4  Netherlands     5  2  1  2  11- 7    5   1.57
 5  Italy           3  2  0  1   4- 2    4   2.00
    France          2  1  0  1   8- 5    2   1.60
    Ireland         2  1  0  1   2- 2    2   1.00
    Egypt           2  1  0  1   3- 5    2   0.60
 9  Czechoslovakia  3  1  1  1   6- 4    0   1.50
    Hungary         2  1  0  1   5- 3    0   1.67
    USA             2  1  0  1   1- 3    0   0.33
    Belgium         1  0  0  1   1- 8    0   0.13
    Bulgaria        1  0  0  1   0- 1    0   0.00
    Luxembourg      1  0  0  1   0- 2    0   0.00
    Romania         1  0  0  1   0- 6    0   0.00
    Latvia          1  0  0  1   0- 7    0   0.00
17  Turkey          1  0  0  1   2- 5    0   0.40
    Estonia         1  0  0  1   0- 1    0   0.00
    Spain           1  0  0  1   0- 1    0   0.00
    Poland          1  0  0  1   0- 5    0   0.00
    Yugoslavia      1  0  0  1   0- 7    0   0.00
    Lithuania       1  0  0  1   0- 9    0   0.00

NB: after the medalists, teams are only ranked by the round in which they were eliminated.

Topscorers

 7 Petrone (Uru)
 6 Abegglen II (Swi)
   Rydell (Swe)
 5 Pijl (Net)
   Scarone (Uru)
   Sturzenegger (Swi)
 4 Cea (Uru)
   Kaufeldt (Swe) 
   Kock (Swe) 
 3 Brommesson (Swe)
   Crut (Fra)
   Formenoy (Net)
   P. Nicolas (Fra)
   Romano (Uru)

overview file 1924


About this document

Sources included: [BuL (Band 4)], [IFF 00 (Band 1)], Linguasport, wikipedia.

Thanks to Khaled Abul-Oyoun for corrections on Egypt and to Macario Reyes (copasmundiales@yahoo.com) for an earlier version of this file.

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