United States men's Olympic water polo team results

This article contains lists of results of the United States men's national water polo team at the Summer Olympics. The lists are updated as of September 16, 2019.

Basics

Men's water polo tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1900. The United States has participated in 22 of 27 tournaments. The United States team is the only non-European squad to win medals in the men's water polo Olympic tournament.

Best results:

  • 1st place (1st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal):
    • 1904 St. Louis (demonstration event)
  • 2nd place (2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal):
    • 1904 St. Louis (demonstration event)
    • 1984 Los Angeles
    • 1988 Seoul
    • 2008 Beijing
  • 3rd place (3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal):
    • 1904 St. Louis (demonstration event)
    • 1924 Paris
    • 1932 Los Angeles
    • 1972 Munich

Latest medal:

  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal (2nd place): 2008 Beijing

Results

1900 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 4
  • Host city: Paris
  • Final Ranking: Did not participate

1904 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 1 (Demonstration event)
  • Host city: St. Louis
  • Final Ranking (Demonstration event):
    • New York Athletic Club (NYAC): 1st place (1st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal)
    • Chicago Athletic Association (CAA): 2nd place (2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal)
    • Missouri Athletic Club (MAC): 3rd place (3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal)
Match # Round Date Result Notes Ref.
Match 1/2 Semi-Finals Sep 5, 1904 NYAC 5–0 CAA Demonstration event [1][2]
Match 2/2 Final Round Sep 6, 1904 NYAC 6–0 MAC

1908 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 4
  • Host city: London
  • Final Ranking: Did not participate

1912 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 6
  • Host city: Stockholm
  • Final Ranking: Did not participate

1920 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Antwerp
  • Final Ranking: 4th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/5 Quarter-Finals Aug 24, 1920  Greece Won 7 0 7 [3][4]
Match 2/5 Semi-Finals Aug 26, 1920  Great Britain Lost 2 7 -5
Match 3/5 Second-Place Tournament Aug 28, 1920  Spain Won 5 0 5
Match 4/5 Second-Place Tournament Aug 28, 1920  Belgium Lost 2 7 -5
Match 5/5 Third-Place Tournament Aug 29, 1920  Sweden Lost 2 5 -3

1924 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 13
  • Host city: Paris
  • Final Ranking: 3rd place (3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal)
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/5 Round One Jul 13, 1924  France Lost 1 3 -2 [5][6]
Match 2/5 Second-Place Tournament Jul 18, 1924  Netherlands Won 4 2 2
Match 3/5 Second-Place Tournament Jul 19, 1924  Belgium Lost 1 2 -1
Match 4/5 Second-Place Tournament Jul 20, 1924  Belgium Lost 1 2 -1
Match 5/5 Third-Place Tournament Jul 20, 1924  Sweden Won 3 2 1

1928 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 14
  • Host city: Amsterdam
  • Final Ranking: Quarterfinals (7th place)[7][8]
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/3 Quarter-Finals Aug 6, 1928  Hungary Lost 0 5 -5 [9][10]
Match 2/3 Third-Place Tournament Aug 8, 1928  Malta Won 10 0 10
Match 3/3 Third-Place Tournament Aug 11, 1928  France Lost 1 2 -1

1932 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 5
  • Host city: Los Angeles
  • Final Ranking: 3rd place (3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal)
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/4 Round-Robin Aug 6, 1932  Brazil Won 6 1 5 [11][12]
Match 2/4 Round-Robin Aug 7, 1932  Japan Won 10 0 10
Match 3/4 Round-Robin Aug 9, 1932  Germany Ties 4 4 0
Match 4/4 Round-Robin Aug 11, 1932  Hungary Lost 0 7 -7

1936 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 16
  • Host city: Berlin
  • Final Ranking: First round (9th place)[7][8]
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/3 Group A Aug 8, 1936  Netherlands Lost 2 3 -1 [13][14]
Match 2/3 Group A Aug 9, 1936  Uruguay Won 2 1 1
Match 3/3 Group A Aug 10, 1936  Belgium Lost 3 4 -1

1948 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 18
  • Host city: London
  • Final Ranking: Second round (11th place)[7][8]
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/3 Group A Jul 30, 1948  Uruguay Won 7 0 7 [15][16]
Match 2/3 Group A Jul 31, 1948  Belgium Ties 4 4 0
Match 3/3 Group A Aug 3, 1948  Sweden Lost 0 7 -7

1952 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 21
  • Host city: Helsinki
  • Final Ranking: 4th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/9 Qualifying Round Jul 25, 1952  Sweden Lost 1 5 -4 [17][18]
Match 2/9 Qualifying Round Jul 26, 1952  Romania Won 6 3 3
Match 3/9 Group A Jul 27, 1952  Great Britain Won 8 3 5
Match 4/9 Group A Jul 28, 1952  Italy Lost 4 5 -1
Match 5/9 Group A Jul 29, 1952  Austria Won 4 1 3
Match 6/9 Group A Jul 30, 1952  Belgium Won 4 2 2
Match 7/9 Group A Jul 31, 1952  Spain Won 6 4 2
Match 8/9 Final Round Aug 1, 1952  Yugoslavia Lost 2 4 -2
Match 9/9 Final Round Aug 2, 1952  Hungary Lost 0 4 -4

1956 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 10
  • Host city: Melbourne
  • Final Ranking: 5th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/6 Group B Nov 28, 1956  Great Britain Won 5 3 2 [19][20]
Match 2/6 Group B Nov 30, 1956  Hungary Lost 2 6 -4
Match 3/6 Final Round Dec 1, 1956  Yugoslavia Lost 1 5 -4
Match 4/6 Final Round Dec 3, 1956  Germany Won 4 3 1
Match 5/6 Final Round Dec 4, 1956  Italy Lost 2 3 -1
Match 6/6 Final Round Dec 5, 1956  Soviet Union Lost 1 3 -2

1960 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 16
  • Host city: Rome
  • Final Ranking: 7th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/7 Group D Aug 26, 1960  Hungary Lost 2 7 -5 [21][22]
Match 2/7 Group D Aug 27, 1960  France Won 10 4 6
Match 3/7 Group D Aug 29, 1960  Belgium Won 5 2 3
Match 4/7 Semifinal Round Aug 31, 1960  Yugoslavia Lost 2 6 -4
Match 5/7 Semifinal Round Sep 1, 1960  Netherlands Won 7 6 1
Match 6/7 Classification Round 5-8 Sep 2, 1960  Germany Lost 3 4 -1
Match 7/7 Classification Round 5-8 Sep 3, 1960  Romania Lost 4 6 -2

1964 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 13
  • Host city: Tokyo
  • Final Ranking: Second round (9th place)[7][8]
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/3 Group C Oct 11, 1964  Yugoslavia Lost 1 2 -1 [23][24]
Match 2/3 Group C Oct 12, 1964  Brazil Won 7 1 6
Match 3/3 Group C Oct 13, 1964  Netherlands Lost 4 6 -2

1968 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 15
  • Host city: Mexico City
  • Final Ranking: 5th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/8 Group A Oct 14, 1968  Brazil Won 10 5 5 [25][26]
Match 2/8 Group A Oct 16, 1968  Spain Won 10 7 3
Match 3/8 Group A Oct 17, 1968  Cuba Ties 6 6 0
Match 4/8 Group A Oct 19, 1968  Hungary Lost 1 5 -4
Match 5/8 Group A Oct 21, 1968  Soviet Union Lost 3 8 -5
Match 6/8 Group A Oct 22, 1968  West Germany Won 7 5 2
Match 7/8 Classification Round 5-8 Oct 24, 1968  Netherlands Won 6 3 3
Match 8/8 Final Round Oct 25, 1968  East Germany Won 6 4 2

1972 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 16
  • Host city: Munich
  • Final Ranking: 3rd place (3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal)
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/9 Group A Aug 27, 1972  Romania Won 4 3 1 [27][28]
Match 2/9 Group A Aug 28, 1972  Cuba Won 7 6 1
Match 3/9 Group A Aug 29, 1972  Canada Won 8 1 7
Match 4/9 Group A Aug 30, 1972  Mexico Won 7 5 2
Match 5/9 Group A Aug 31, 1972  Yugoslavia Won 5 3 2
Match 6/9 Final Round Sep 1, 1972  West Germany Ties 4 4 0
Match 7/9 Final Round Sep 2, 1972  Hungary Lost 3 5 -2
Match 8/9 Final Round Sep 3, 1972  Soviet Union Ties 6 6 0
Match 9/9 Final Round Sep 4, 1972  Italy Won 6 5 1

1976 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Montreal
  • Final Ranking: Did not qualify


1980 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Moscow
  • Final Ranking: Qualified but withdrew

1984 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Los Angeles
  • Final Ranking: 2nd place (2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal)
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/7 Group B Aug 1, 1984  Greece Won 12 5 7 [29][30]
Match 2/7 Group B Aug 2, 1984  Brazil Won 10 4 6
Match 3/7 Group B Aug 3, 1984  Spain Won 10 8 2
Match 4/7 Final Round Aug 6, 1984  Netherlands Won 8 7 1
Match 5/7 Final Round Aug 7, 1984  Australia Won 12 7 5
Match 6/7 Final Round Aug 9, 1984  West Germany Won 8 7 1
Match 7/7 Final Round Aug 10, 1984  Yugoslavia Ties 5 5 0

1988 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Seoul
  • Final Ranking: 2nd place (2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal)
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/7 Group B Sep 21, 1988  Yugoslavia Won 7 6 1 [31][32]
Match 2/7 Group B Sep 22, 1988  Spain Lost 7 9 -2
Match 3/7 Group B Sep 23, 1988  China Won 14 7 7
Match 4/7 Group B Sep 26, 1988  Greece Won 18 9 9
Match 5/7 Group B Sep 27, 1988  Hungary Won 10 9 1
Match 6/7 Semi-Finals Sep 30, 1988  Soviet Union Won 8 7 1
Match 7/7 Final Round Oct 1, 1988  Yugoslavia Lost 7 9 -2

1992 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Barcelona
  • Final Ranking: 4th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/7 Group A Aug 1, 1992  Australia Won 8 4 4 [33][34]
Match 2/7 Group A Aug 2, 1992  Czechoslovakia Won 9 3 6
Match 3/7 Group A Aug 3, 1992  France Won 11 7 4
Match 4/7 Group A Aug 5, 1992  Unified Team Lost 5 8 -3
Match 5/7 Group A Aug 6, 1992  Germany Won 7 2 5
Match 6/7 Semi-Finals Aug 8, 1992  Spain Lost 4 6 -2
Match 7/7 Final Round Aug 9, 1992  Unified Team Lost 4 8 -4

1996 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Atlanta
  • Final Ranking: 7th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/8 Group B Jul 20, 1996  Italy Lost 7 10 -3 [35][36]
Match 2/8 Group B Jul 21, 1996  Greece Won 9 7 2
Match 3/8 Group B Jul 22, 1996  Ukraine Won 9 7 2
Match 4/8 Group B Jul 23, 1996  Romania Won 10 5 5
Match 5/8 Group B Jul 24, 1996  Croatia Won 10 8 2
Match 6/8 Quarter-Finals Jul 26, 1996  Spain Lost 4 5 -1
Match 7/8 Classification Round 5-8 Jul 27, 1996  Greece Lost 6 7 -1
Match 8/8 Final Round Jul 28, 1996  Serbia and Montenegro Won 12 8 4

2000 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Sydney
  • Final Ranking: 6th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/8 Group B Sep 23, 2000  Croatia Lost 7 10 -3 [37][38]
Match 2/8 Group B Sep 24, 2000  Serbia and Montenegro Lost 5 8 -3
Match 3/8 Group B Sep 25, 2000  Netherlands Won 12 8 4
Match 4/8 Group B Sep 26, 2000  Hungary Lost 9 10 -1
Match 5/8 Group B Sep 27, 2000  Greece Won 9 3 6
Match 6/8 Quarter-Finals Sep 29, 2000  Russia Lost 10 11 -1
Match 7/8 Classification Round 5-8 Sep 30, 2000  Croatia Won 9 8 1
Match 8/8 Final Round Oct 1, 2000  Italy Lost 8 10 -2

2004 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Athens
  • Final Ranking: 7th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/7 Group A Aug 15, 2004  Croatia Won 7 6 1 [39][40]
Match 2/7 Group A Aug 17, 2004  Kazakhstan Won 9 6 3
Match 3/7 Group A Aug 19, 2004  Hungary Lost 5 7 -2
Match 4/7 Group A Aug 21, 2004  Russia Lost 7 9 -2
Match 5/7 Group A Aug 23, 2004  Serbia and Montenegro Lost 4 9 -5
Match 6/7 Classification Round 7-10 Aug 27, 2004  Australia Won 6 5 1
Match 7/7 Final Round Aug 29, 2004  Italy Won 9 8 1

2008 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Beijing
  • Final Ranking: 2nd place (2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal)
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/7 Group B Aug 10, 2008  China Won 8 4 4 [41][42]
Match 2/7 Group B Aug 12, 2008  Italy Won 12 11 1
Match 3/7 Group B Aug 14, 2008  Serbia Lost 2 4 -2
Match 4/7 Group B Aug 16, 2008  Croatia Won 7 5 2
Match 5/7 Group B Aug 18, 2008  Germany Won 8 7 1
Match 6/7 Semi-Finals Aug 22, 2008  Serbia Won 10 5 5
Match 7/7 Final Round Aug 24, 2008  Hungary Lost 10 14 -4

2012 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: London
  • Final Ranking: 8th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/8 Group B Jul 29, 2012  Montenegro Won 8 7 1 [43]
Match 2/8 Group B Jul 31, 2012  Romania Won 10 8 2
Match 3/8 Group B Aug 2, 2012  Great Britain Won 13 7 6
Match 4/8 Group B Aug 4, 2012  Serbia Lost 6 11 -5
Match 5/8 Group B Aug 6, 2012  Hungary Lost 6 11 -5
Match 6/8 Quarter-Finals Aug 8, 2012  Croatia Lost 2 8 -6
Match 7/8 Classification Round 5-8 Aug 10, 2012  Spain Lost 7 8 -1
Match 8/8 Final Round Aug 12, 2012  Australia Lost 9 10 -1

2016 Summer Olympics

  • Number of participating nations: 12
  • Host city: Rio de Janeiro
  • Final Ranking: 10th place
Match # Round Date Opponent Result Goals Ref.
For Against Diff.
Match 1/5 Group B Aug 6, 2016  Croatia Lost 5 7 -2 [44]
Match 2/5 Group B Aug 8, 2016  Spain Lost 9 10 -1
Match 3/5 Group B Aug 10, 2016  France Won 6 3 3
Match 4/5 Group B Aug 12, 2016  Montenegro Lost 5 8 -3
Match 5/5 Group B Aug 14, 2016  Italy Won 10 7 3

Statistics

By tournament

Games Matches Goals Win % Finish Ref.
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff.
1900 Paris Did not participate
1904 St. Louis Demonstration event
1908 London Did not participate
1912 Stockholm Did not participate
1920 Antwerp 5 2 0 3 18 19 -1 40.00% 4th of 12 [3][4]
1924 Paris 5 2 0 3 10 11 -1 40.00% 3rd of 13 [5][6]
1928 Amsterdam 3 1 0 2 11 7 +4 33.33% 7th of 14 [9][10]
1932 Los Angeles 4 2 1 1 20 12 +8 50.00% 3rd of 5 [11][12]
1936 Berlin 3 1 0 2 7 8 -1 33.33% 9th of 16 [13][14]
1948 London 3 1 1 1 11 11 0 33.33% 11th of 18 [15][16]
1952 Helsinki 9 5 0 4 35 31 +4 55.56% 4th of 21 [17][18]
1956 Melbourne 6 2 0 4 15 23 -8 33.33% 5th of 10 [19][20]
1960 Rome 7 3 0 4 33 35 -2 42.86% 7th of 16 [21][22]
1964 Tokyo 3 1 0 2 12 9 +3 33.33% 9th of 13 [23][24]
1968 Mexico City 8 5 1 2 49 43 +6 62.50% 5th of 15 [25][26]
1972 Munich 9 6 2 1 50 38 +12 66.67% 3rd of 16 [27][28]
1976 Montreal Did not qualify
1980 Moscow Qualified but withdrew
1984 Los Angeles 7 6 1 0 65 43 +22 85.71% 2nd of 12 [29][30]
1988 Seoul 7 5 0 2 71 56 +15 71.43% 2nd of 12 [31][32]
1992 Barcelona 7 4 0 3 48 38 +10 57.14% 4th of 12 [33][34]
1996 Atlanta 8 5 0 3 67 57 +10 62.50% 7th of 12 [35][36]
2000 Sydney 8 3 0 5 69 68 +1 37.50% 6th of 12 [37][38]
2004 Athens 7 4 0 3 47 50 -3 57.14% 7th of 12 [39][40]
2008 Beijing 7 5 0 2 57 50 +7 71.43% 2nd of 12 [41][42]
2012 London 8 3 0 5 61 70 -9 37.50% 8th of 12 [43]
2016 Rio de Janeiro 5 2 0 3 35 35 0 40.00% 10th of 12 [44]
Total 129 68 6 55 791 714 +77 52.71%
Games Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff. Win % Finish Ref.
Matches Goals

By opponent

Opponent Matches vs. Goals Win %
Continent Confederation Medals First Latest Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff.
Teams from Americas ASUA 0 1936 1984 10 9 1 0 70 30 +40 90.00%
Teams from Asia AASF 0 1932 2008 4 4 0 0 41 17 +24 100.00%
Teams from Europe LEN 73 1920 2016 111 52 5 54 645 641 +4 46.85%
Teams from Oceania OSA 0 1984 2012 4 3 0 1 35 26 +9 75.00%
Total 73 1920 2016 129 68 6 55 791 714 +77 52.71%
Opponent Matches vs. Goals Win % Confederation
Team Medals First Latest Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff.
 Australia 0 1984 2012 4 3 0 1 35 26 +9 75.00% OSA
 Austria 0 1952 1952 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00% LEN
 Belgium^ 6 1920 1932 7 2 1 4 20 23 -3 28.57% LEN
 Brazil 0 1964 1984 4 4 0 0 33 11 +22 100.00% ASUA
 Canada 0 1972 1972 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 100.00% ASUA
 China 0 1988 2008 2 2 0 0 22 11 +11 100.00% AASF
 Croatia^ 3 1996 2016 7 4 0 3 47 52 -5 57.14% LEN
 Cuba 0 1968 1972 2 1 1 0 13 12 +1 50.00% ASUA
 Czechoslovakia 0 1992 1992 1 1 0 0 9 3 +6 100.00% LEN
 East Germany 0 1968 1968 1 1 0 0 6 4 +2 100.00% LEN
 France^ 4 1924 2016 5 3 0 2 29 19 +10 60.00% LEN
 Germany^ 3 1932 2008 5 3 1 1 26 20 +6 60.00% LEN
 Great Britain^ 4 1920 2012 4 3 0 1 28 20 +8 75.00% LEN
 Greece 0 1920 2000 6 5 0 1 61 31 +30 83.33% LEN
 Hungary^ 15 1928 2012 12 1 0 11 48 90 -42 8.33% LEN
 Italy^ 8 1952 2016 8 4 0 4 58 59 -1 50.00% LEN
 Japan 0 1932 1932 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 100.00% AASF
 Kazakhstan 0 2004 2004 1 1 0 0 9 6 +3 100.00% AASF
 Malta 0 1928 1928 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10 100.00% LEN
 Mexico 0 1972 1972 1 1 0 0 7 5 +2 100.00% ASUA
 Montenegro 0 2012 2016 2 1 0 1 13 15 -2 50.00% LEN
 Netherlands^ 2 1924 2000 7 5 0 2 43 35 +8 71.43% LEN
 Romania 0 1952 2012 5 4 0 1 34 25 +9 80.00% LEN
 Russia^ 2 2000 2004 2 0 0 2 17 20 -3 0.00% LEN
 Serbia^ 3 2008 2012 3 1 0 2 18 20 -2 33.33% LEN
 Serbia and Montenegro^† 1 1996 2004 3 1 0 2 21 25 -4 33.33% LEN
 Soviet Union^† 7 1956 1988 4 1 1 2 18 24 -6 25.00% LEN
 Spain^ 2 1920 2016 9 4 0 5 62 57 +5 44.44% LEN
 Sweden^ 3 1920 1952 4 1 0 3 6 19 -13 25.00% LEN
 Ukraine 0 1996 1996 1 1 0 0 9 7 +2 100.00% LEN
 Unified Team^† 1 1992 1992 2 0 0 2 9 16 -7 0.00% LEN
 Uruguay 0 1936 1948 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 100.00% ASUA
 West Germany^† 1 1968 1984 3 2 1 0 19 16 +3 66.67% LEN
 Yugoslavia^† 8 1952 1988 8 2 1 5 30 40 -10 25.00% LEN
Total 73 1920 2016 129 68 6 55 791 714 +77 52.71%
Team Medals First Latest Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff. Win % Confederation
Opponent Matches vs. Goals

^Teams that have won at least one Olympic medal are shown in bold.
Defunct teams are shown in italic.

Records

Victories, ties and defeats

  • Biggest victory in an Olympic match
    • 10–0 vs.  Malta, Aug 8, 1928
    • 10–0 vs.  Japan, Aug 7, 1932
  • Biggest home victory in an Olympic match
    • 10–0 vs.  Japan, Aug 7, 1932
  • Heaviest defeat in an Olympic match
    • 0–7 vs.  Hungary, Aug 11, 1932
    • 0–7 vs.  Sweden, Aug 3, 1948
  • Heaviest home defeat in an Olympic match
    • 0–7 vs.  Hungary, Aug 11, 1932
  • Most victories in an Olympic tournament
    • 6, 1972 Summer Olympics
    • 6, 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive victories in an Olympic tournament
    • 6, Aug 1, 1984 vs.  Greece – Aug 9, 1984 vs.  West Germany
  • Most consecutive victories at the Olympic Games
    • 8, Oct 22, 1968 vs.  West Germany – Aug 31, 1972 vs.  Yugoslavia
  • Most matches without defeat in an Olympic tournament
    • 8, 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive matches without defeat in an Olympic tournament
    • 7, Aug 1, 1984 vs.  Greece – Aug 10, 1984 vs.  Yugoslavia
  • Most consecutive matches without defeat at the Olympic Games
    • 10, Sep 4, 1972 vs.  Italy – Sep 21, 1988 vs.  Yugoslavia
  • Most defeats in an Olympic tournament
    • 5, 2000 Summer Olympics
    • 5, 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive defeats in an Olympic tournament
    • 5, Aug 4, 2012 vs.  Serbia – Aug 12, 2012 vs.  Australia
  • Most consecutive defeats at the Olympic Games
    • 7, Aug 4, 2012 vs.  Serbia – Aug 8, 2016 vs.  Spain
  • Most matches without victory in an Olympic tournament
    • 5, 2000 Summer Olympics
    • 5, 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive matches without victory in an Olympic tournament
    • 5, Aug 4, 2012 vs.  Serbia – Aug 12, 2012 vs.  Australia
  • Most consecutive matches without victory at the Olympic Games
    • 7, Aug 4, 2012 vs.  Serbia – Aug 8, 2016 vs.  Spain
  • Most ties in an Olympic tournament
    • 2, 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Most matches without a tie in an Olympic tournament
    • 9, 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive matches without a tie at the Olympic Games
    • 57, Sep 21, 1988 vs.  Yugoslavia – Aug 14, 2016 vs.  Italy

Goals for or against

  • Most goals for in an Olympic match
    • 18–9 vs.  Greece, Sep 26, 1988
  • Least goals for in an Olympic match
    • 0–5 vs.  Hungary, Aug 6, 1928
    • 0–7 vs.  Hungary, Aug 11, 1932
    • 0–7 vs.  Sweden, Aug 3, 1948
    • 0–4 vs.  Hungary, Aug 2, 1952
  • Most goals against in an Olympic match
    • 10–14 vs.  Hungary, Aug 24, 2008
  • Least goals against in an Olympic match
    • 7–0 vs.  Greece, Aug 24, 1920
    • 5–0 vs.  Spain, Aug 28, 1920
    • 10–0 vs.  Malta, Aug 8, 1928
    • 10–0 vs.  Japan, Aug 7, 1932
    • 7–0 vs.  Uruguay, Jul 30, 1948
  • Most matches scoring in an Olympic tournament
    • 9, 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive matches scoring in an Olympic tournament
    • 9, 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive matches scoring at the Olympic Games
    • 97, Nov 28, 1956 vs.  Great Britain – Aug 14, 2016 vs.  Italy
  • Most matches without scoring in an Olympic tournament
    • 1, 1928 Summer Olympics
    • 1, 1932 Summer Olympics
    • 1, 1948 Summer Olympics
    • 1, 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Most matches conceding a goal in an Olympic tournament
    • 9, 1952 Summer Olympics
    • 9, 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive matches conceding a goal in an Olympic tournament
    • 9, 1952 Summer Olympics
    • 9, 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Most consecutive matches conceding a goal at the Olympic Games
    • 108, Jul 31, 1948 vs.  Belgium – Aug 14, 2016 vs.  Italy

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