Goal looks at the highest goal scorers of all time in Olympic football …
Football in the Olympic Games has been allowed mainly an u.23 competition since the 1992 matches, with only three players being too old for any team in the group.
Hungary and Great Britain are the most successful teams in the history of Olympic men’s football and win the gold medal three times each. Hungary also won the silver medal twice and the bronze medal once.
Among the traditional giants of football, Argentina has won the gold twice. Their arch-rivals and five-time World Cup winners, Brazil, have won it only once in 2016.
Denmark’s Sophus Nielsen and Hungary’s Antal Dunai are the highest scorers in the history of Olympic men’s soccer with 13 goals each in their name.
Argentina Carlos Tevez and Brazil Bebeto each scored eight goals while Romario and Neymar have seven goals to their name. Neymar set the record for scoring the fastest goals in Olympic football, 16 seconds coming up against Honduras in the semifinals of the 2016 match. Brazil won the draw 6-0.
Here we look at the highest goal scorers in the history of the Olympic Games. Players who have scored seven or more goals are considered in this list.
Who are the leading goal scorers in the history of the Olympic Games?
|1||Sophus Nielsen||Denmark||13||1908, 1912|
|1||Antal Dunai||Hungary||13||1968, 1972|
|5||Pedro Petrone||Uruguay||11||1924, 1928|
|7||Kazimierz Deyna||Pole||10||1972, 1976|
|8||Harold Walden||Great Britain||9||1912|
|9||Wilhelm Wolfhagen||Denmark||9||1908, 1912|
|10||Jan Vos||The Netherlands||8||1912|
|14||Hector Scarone||Uruguay||8||1924, 1928|