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Football at the Mediterranean Games

Association Football at the Mediterranean Games
Founded1951
RegionMediterranean Sea (FIFA)
Number of teams8 (from 3 confederations)
Current champions Spain (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Italy (4 titles)

Football has been played consistently at the Mediterranean Games since the year 1951 for men. Italy is the most successful team. From 1991, the men first national teams did not participate to the tournaments.

Tournament

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold MedGames.svg Gold medalist Score Silver MedGames.svg Silver medalist Bronze MedGames.svg Bronze medalist Score Fourth place
1951
Details
Egypt
Alexandria

Greece
n/a
Egypt

Syria
No Fourth
1955
Details
Spain
Barcelona

Egypt
n/a
Spain

France
n/a
Syria
1959
Details
Lebanon
Beirut

Italy
n/a
Turkey

Lebanon
No Fourth
1963
Details
Italy
Naples

Italy
3 − 0
Turkey

Spain
2 − 1
Morocco
1967
Details
Tunisia
Tunis
 France /  Italy
Gold Medal Shared

Spain
2 − 1
Turkey
1971
Details
Turkey
İzmir

Yugoslavia
1 − 0
Tunisia

Turkey
1 − 0
aet

United Arab Republic
1975
Details
Algeria
Algiers

Algeria
3 − 2
aet

France

Tunisia
1 − 1
pen (4−3)

Morocco
1979
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Split

Yugoslavia
3 − 0
France

Algeria
2 − 1
Greece
1983
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Morocco
Casablanca

Morocco
3 − 0
Turkey

Egypt
0 − 0
pen (5−2)

France
1987
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Syria
Latakia

Syria
2 − 1
France

Turkey
1 − 0
aet

Greece
1991
Details
Greece
Athens

Greece
3 − 1
Turkey

Morocco
3 − 2
Yugoslavia
1993
Details
France
Languedoc-Roussillon

Turkey
2 − 0
Algeria

France
2 − 1
Italy
1997
Details
Italy
Bari

Italy
5 − 1
Turkey

Greece
1 − 0
Spain
2001
Details
Tunisia
Tunis

Tunisia
1 − 0
Italy

France
2 − 0
Turkey
2005
Details
Spain
Almería

Spain
1 − 0
Turkey

Libya
1 − 1
pen (4−3)

Morocco
2009
Details
Italy
Pescara

Spain
2 − 1
Italy

Libya
0 − 0
pen (8−7)

France
2013
Details
Turkey
Mersin

Morocco
2 – 2
pen (3–2)

Turkey

Tunisia
4 – 0
Libya
2018
Details
Spain
Tarragona

Spain
3 – 2
Italy

Morocco
0 – 0
pen (7–6)

Greece
2021
Details
Algeria
Oran
TBD TBD

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Medal table

As of 2018.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy4307
2 Spain3126
3 Morocco2024
4 Greece2013
5 Yugoslavia2002
6 Turkey17210
7 France1337
8 Tunisia1124
9 Algeria1113
 Egypt1113
11 Syria1012
12 Libya0022
13 Lebanon0011
Totals (13 nations)19171854

Participating nations

Nation 51 55 59 63 67 71 75 79 83 87 91 93 97 01 05 09 13 18 Years
 Albania 6 11 10 8 4
 Algeria part of France 6 1 3 6 8 9 2 8 8 6 6 11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina part of Yugoslavia 8 6 5 8 4
 Croatia part of Yugoslavia 10 10 2
 Cyprus 11 1
 Egypt 2 1 5 4 6 8 3 5 8
 France 3 1 5 2 2 4 2 3 7 3 4 5 12
 Greece 1 6 9 4 5 4 1 5 3 6 8 5 4 13
 Italy 1 1 2 8 4 1 2 5 2 7 2 11
 Lebanon 3 7 6 3
 Libya 8 8 9 13 7 3 3 4 9 9
 North Macedonia part of Yugoslavia 6 1
 Malta 9 9 11 3
 Montenegro part of Yugoslavia 8 1
 Morocco 4 7 dq 4 6 1 5 3 9 5 4 w/o 1 3 13
 San Marino 7 10 12 9 4
 SerbiaA 1 5 1 4 5 5
 Slovenia part of Yugoslavia 6 9 2
 Spain 2 3 3 4 1 1 1 7
 Syria 3 4 8 7 8 1 9 7
 Tunisia 6 5 2 3 7 7 7 7 1 7 7 3 12
 Turkey 2 2 4 3 7 5 2 3 2 1 2 4 2 6 2 7 16
Total nations 3 4 3 9 8 7 9 8 9 8 11 10 13 9 9 12 8 9
^A Includes four appearances as  Yugoslavia

General Statistics

Mens General Statistics (1951 - 1987)

As end of 1987 Mediterranean Games. 10 editions compete between Senior teams but many teams not compete national A teams.

All matches not between two A Senior team are not counted as A-level match by FIFA.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  France 7 32 16 8 8 44 27 +17 56
2  Turkey 8 32 15 7 10 41 33 +8 52
3  Italy 3 13 10 2 1 32 6 +26 32
4  Algeria 5 19 10 2 7 29 25 +4 32
5  Morocco 7 22 8 8 6 23 21 +2 32
6  Egypt 7 24 8 7 9 42 33 +9 31
7  Yugoslavia 3 12 9 2 1 32 9 +23 29
8  Spain 3 13 7 5 1 28 12 +16 26
9  Tunisia 6 20 6 6 8 21 23 -2 24
10  Greece 6 21 6 4 11 24 38 -14 22
11  Syria 6 18 4 1 13 15 41 -26 13
12  Lebanon 3 11 1 1 9 4 26 -22 4
13  Libya 3 9 1 1 7 7 18 -11 4
14  San Marino 1 3 0 1 2 0 7 -7 1
15  Malta 1 4 0 0 4 4 18 –14 0

Mens General Statistics (1951 - 1987)+(1991 - 2018)

As end of 2018 Mediterranean Games.

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Turkey 16 67 34 12 21 95 69 +26 114
2  Italy 11 42 27 6 9 89 32 +57 87
3  France 12 50 25 11 14 72 48 +24 86
4  Spain 7 31 19 8 4 61 29 +32 65
5  Greece 13 43 18 6 19 61 60 +1 60
6  Tunisia 12 40 15 12 13 50 47 +3 57
7  Morocco 13 43 17 14 112 55 43 +12 53
8  Algeria 11 36 13 8 15 49 55 -6 47
9  Yugoslavia 5 19 13 3 3 49 15 +34 42
10  Egypt 8 27 9 7 11 44 36 +8 34
11  Libya 9 31 3 11 17 22 56 -34 20
12  Syria 7 20 4 2 14 16 46 -30 14
13  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 11 2 3 6 14 24 -10 9
14  Albania 4 10 1 1 8 8 27 -19 4
15  Lebanon 3 11 1 1 9 4 26 –22 4
16  Slovenia 2 5 0 3 2 5 7 –2 3
17  Montenegro 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
18  Croatia 2 5 0 1 4 6 11 –5 1
19  Macedonia 1 4 0 1 3 5 13 –8 1
20  San Marino 4 9 0 1 8 1 32 –31 1
21  Cyprus 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 –3 0
22  Malta 3 8 0 0 8 4 31 –27 0

See also

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