Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics

The football competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics started on 11 October and ended on 23 October. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested. The tournament features 14 men's national teams from six continental confederations. The 14 teams are drawn into two groups of four and two groups of three and each group plays a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the gold medal match at the Olympic Stadium on 23 October 1964. There was also three consolation matches played by losing quarter-finalists. The winner of these matches placed fifth in the tournament.[1]

Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics
Football at the 1964 Olympics on a stamp of Japan
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates11–23 October
Teams14 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Hungary
Runners-up Czechoslovakia
Third place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored123 (4.24 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ferenc Bene (12 goals)