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Men's football
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Francis Field
Dates November 16–23
Competitors 36 from 2 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1900 1908»

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a football event was contested. Only three club teams competed. No medals were awarded at the time, but the IOC subsequently awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals and upgrade the status of the contests to an official event.

The 1904 Games were spread over several months, linked to the St Louis World's Fair, and football was the last sport to be contested, in November. The tournament was played as a straight round robin, although the game between Christian Brothers College and St. Rose Parish was replayed twice due to two 0-0 draws.


Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Canada (CAN) 1 0 0 1
2  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2

According to a report in the Toronto Mail and Empire newspaper of November 18, 1904, medals were awarded to the players in St. Louis. The report states that "Immediately after the game, the Galt aggregation, numbering about 50 persons, retired to the office of James E. Sullivan, chief of the Department of Physical Culture, where they received their prize. After a short talk by Mr. James A. Conlon, of the Physical Culture Department, Mayor Mundy, of the City of Galt, presented each player on the winning team with a beautiful gold medal." The medal awarded to Fred Steep of Galt, held by The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Vaughan, Ontario, clearly shows that the medals were made in St. Louis, Missouri.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's football Canada Galt F.C.
United States Christian Brothers College
United States
United States St. Rose Parish
United States



Men's football

Place Team Nation Record Goals
Wins Losses Percent For Against
1 Galt F.C. Canada Canada 2 0 1.000 11 0
2 Christian Brothers College United States United States 1 1 .500 2 7
3 St. Rose Parish United States United States 0 2 .000 0 6
November 16
Galt Football Club 7 - 0 Christian Brothers College
Alexander Hall 3, Gordon McDonald 2,
Frederick Steep, Thomas Taylor
November 17
Galt Football Club 4 - 0 St. Rose Parish
Thomas Taylor 2, Albert Hendersen, own goal
November 20
St. Rose Parish 0 - 0 Christian Brothers College
November 21[1]
St. Rose Parish 0 - 0 Christian Brothers College
November 23
St. Rose Parish 0 - 2 Christian Brothers College
(scorers unknown)

Galt F.C. had little difficulty with either of the American squads, defeating them both without being scored upon. The American teams played two scoreless draws before Christian Brothers College finally won a match against St. Rose, 2-0.



  1. ^ That match was not part of the Olympic tournament; it only counted for the Christian League, to which both teams belonged, RSSSF


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