This same week they start the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Football will be one of the sports that start even before it takes place the opening ceremony.
To date, these are the teams with more medals (more golds) in the history of the Games:
#OnThisDay in 1976, East Germany secured their most significant triumph as a football nation?
The former GDR took gold at the 1976 Montreal @Olympics, beating Poland 3-1 in the final? pic.twitter.com/aQAhIFjxSt
– FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 31, 2019
Democratic Germany is the ‘eastern’ part of the wall, so it is not the same as today’s Germany (heir to West Germany). The Teutonic team was proclaimed champion in Montreal 1976, was runner-up in Moscow 1980 and achieved bronze in Munich 1972 and Tokyo 1964 (as a unified German team).
#Poland‘s 1972 Olympic football squad. They win the gold medal. pic.twitter.com/6q3pAeJ0ax
– OldFootballPhotos (@ OldFootball11) January 13, 2020
The Polish team has added a total of 3 medals in its history in the Olympic Games of this sport. She was champion in Munich 1972 and runner-up in Montreal 1976 and Barcelona 1992.
Kiko scores 3-2 and Spain achieves gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics pic.twitter.com/dxSpD2aLqx
– Alberto Cosín (@albertocosin) December 25, 2016
The Spanish team is the favorite to be proclaimed champion in Tokyo this summer. In total he has so far 3 medals. Silver in Antwerp 1920 and Sindey 2000 and the historic gold won in Barcelona in 1992.
It is 55 years since Yugoslavia’s gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympic Tournament http://t.co/yWpCo38Qrg #JJOO pic.twitter.com/d0P98LPRXD
– FIFA.com in Spanish (@fifacom_es) September 11, 2015
Formerly Yugoslavia was a much larger country with much more football potential than today. That allowed him to win up to 5 Olympic medals throughout its history. In addition to the gold of Rome 1960, they have 3 silvers followed by London 1948, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956 and the bronze of Los Angeles 1984.
Brazil, Olympic champion in Rio 2016 / Jean Catuffe / Getty Images
In terms of absolute medals, no one has won more medals than Brazil. The cariocas have a total of 6, but it was not until the last Rio 2016 Games that they won their first gold. Before they had achieved silver in London 2012, Seoul 1988 and Los Angeles 1984; and the Beijing 2008 and Atlanta 1996 bronzes.
On June 9, 1924, @Uruguay it obtained for the first time in its history the gold medal in the Olympic Games of Paris.
ℹ️ https://t.co/zPgI9vJg4s pic.twitter.com/QNcJH5JwjT
– Uruguayan National Team (@Uruguay) June 9, 2020
Many years ago Uruguay became the first world champion in history. At that time, the Charrúa also dominated Olympic football. Not in vain did they win two golds in a row, in Paris 1924 and Amsterdam 1928.
USSR Soviet Union 1988 Football Team Was Class
Watching Some Old Highlights How They Didn’t Win More Honors
WC 4th 1966
EC 1st 1960 2nd 1964,1972,1988 4th 1968
OLYMPICS 1st 1956,1988 3rd 1972,1976,1980#ussr #sovietunion # euro88 # seoul88 #olympics pic.twitter.com/jF4mBExDyp
– CHRIS DONOVAN ??????? ?? FCDons_EST_1981 (@ Chrispyd19811) September 30, 2020
The USSR is another giant country from the past that is now defunct, but it also had its glory days in this sport. Not in vain, she was proclaimed champion of the Olympic tournament in Melbourne 1956 and Seoul 1988. She also won 3 bronzes in a row in Munich 1972, Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980.
Argentina won gold in Beijing 2008 / Mark Dadswell / Getty Images
The Albiceleste team has just won the Copa América 28 years after the previous time. What he had done best was the Olympic tournament. The golds of Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 demonstrate this. To this they must add the silver of Amsterdam 1928 and that of Atlanta 1996.
Also OTD 1908 @LFC player Arthur Berry was part of the UK football team that beat Denmark 2-0 in the Olympic Football final & winning a gold medal.
– GERRARDINHO ® Matt A? PL CHAMP19NS? (@ GerrardinhoNo8) October 23, 2020
The British team at the Olympics has always committed as one, unlike in the FIFA and UEFA tournaments. It has earned him to win the tournament 3 times, in the first editions: in Paris in 1900, in London in 1904 and in Stockholm in 1908.
#Hungary win the golden medal in football at the Olympic Games in 1964. pic.twitter.com/mK67hF5Yd7
– OldFootballPhotos (@ OldFootball11) February 18, 2019
Hungary is surprisingly the team that has won the most gold in the history of the Olympic Games in this sport. All thanks to their potential in the 50s and 60s. They were proclaimed champions in Helsinki 1952, Tokyo 1964 and Mexico City 1968. They also have the silver of Munich 1972 and the bronze of Rome 1960.