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Football at the Summer Universiade

Men's Association football was a Summer Universiade sport from the 1979 edition. In the 1979 edition, it was an optional sport. From 1985, football was a recognized mandatory sport. The women's football competition began in the 1993 edition.

Men's tournaments

Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1979
details
Mexico
Mexico

Mexico
5–3
Uruguay

Romania
4–1
Netherlands
1985
details
Japan
Kobe

North Korea
1–0
Uruguay

China PR
4–2
Japan
1987
details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Zagreb

Soviet Union
5–0
South Korea

North Korea
3–0
China PR
1991
details
United Kingdom
Sheffield

South Korea
0–0 aet
(5–4) pen

Netherlands

Great Britain
2–1
Uruguay
1993
details
United States
Buffalo

Czech Republic
2–1
South Korea

Germany
2–1
Great Britain
1995
details
Japan
Fukuoka

Japan
2–0
South Korea

Russia
3–1
Ukraine
1997
details
Italy
Palermo

Italy
1–0
South Korea

United States
2–1
Ukraine
1999
details
Spain
Palma de Mallorca

Spain
2–1 aet
Italy

Brazil
2–2 aet
(5–4) pen

Czech Republic
2001
details
China
Beijing

Japan
1–0
Ukraine

South Korea
0–0 aet
(5–4) pen

China PR
2003
details
South Korea
Daegu

Japan
3–2
Italy

Czech Republic
3–1
Morocco
2005
details
Turkey
Izmir

Japan
3–3 aet
(3–2) pen

Italy

Morocco
1–1 aet
(4–3) pen

Brazil
2007
details
Thailand
Bangkok

Ukraine
1–0
Italy

Thailand
1–1 aet
(5–3) pen

Canada
2009
details
Serbia
Belgrade

Ukraine
3–2
Italy

Japan
1–0
Great Britain
2011
details
China
Shenzhen

Japan
2–0
Great Britain

Brazil
2–0
Russia
2013
details
Russia
Kazan

France
3–2 aet
Great Britain

Japan
3–0
Russia
2015
details
South Korea
Gwangju

Italy
3–0
South Korea

Japan
0–0 aet
(7–6) pen

Brazil
2017
details
Chinese Taipei
Taipei

Japan
1–0
France

Mexico
0–0
(5–3) pen

Uruguay
2019
details
Italy
Naples

Medal table

Team Gold Silver Bronze Fourth Place
 Japan 6 (1995*, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2017) 3 (2009, 2013, 2015) 1 (1985*)
 Italy 2 (1997*, 2015) 5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
 Ukraine 2 (2007, 2009) 1 (2001) 2 (1995, 1997)
 South Korea 1 (1991) 5 (1987, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2015*) 1 (2001)
 France 1 (2013) 1 (2017)
 Russia 1 (1987) 1 (1995) 2 (2011, 2013*)
 Czech Republic 1 (1993) 1 (2003) 1 (1999)
 Mexico 1 (1979*) 1 (2017)
 North Korea 1 (1985) 1 (1987)
 Spain 1 (1999*)
 Great Britain 2 (2011, 2013) 1 (1991*) 2 (1993, 2009)
 Uruguay 2 (1979, 1985) 2 (1991, 2017)
 Netherlands 1 (1991) 1 (1979)
 Brazil 2 (1999, 2011) 2 (2005, 2015)
 China PR 1 (1985) 2 (1987, 2001*)
 Morocco 1 (2005) 1 (2003)
 Romania 1 (1979)
 Germany 1 (1993)
 United States 1 (1997)
 Thailand 1 (2007*)
 Canada 1 (2007)
* = Host

Participating nations

Nation Mexico
1979
Japan
1985
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1987
United Kingdom
1991
United States
1993
Japan
1995
Italy
1997
Spain
1999
China
2001
South Korea
2003
Turkey
2005
Thailand
2007
Serbia
2009
China
2011
Russia
2013
South Korea
2015
Chinese Taipei
2017
Italy
2019
 Algeria 6th 10th 14th 11th
 Argentina 12th 8th
 Australia 12th 15th 8th 15th
 Brazil 16th 12th 8th 3rd 6th 4th 10th 9th 3rd 14th 4th 9th
 Canada 11th 16th 16th 15th 4th 12th 9th 7th 13th 10th
 China PR 3rd 4th 5th 4th 7th 15th 7th 12th 10th
 Chinese Taipei 16th 16th
 Colombia 10th
 DR Congo ( Zaire) 19th
 Cuba 20th
 Czech Republic 1st 5th 10th 4th 5th 3rd 6th 11th 5th 11th
 El Salvador 18th
 France 9th 11th 13th 10th 7th 1st 8th 2nd
 Germany 9th 11th 13th 3rd
 Ghana 15th 15th
 Great Britain 13th 8th 10th 3rd 4th 15th 12th 9th 7th 8th 13th 8th 4th 2nd 2nd
 Indonesia 22nd
 Iran 16th 6th 13th 5th 11th 5th 11th 14th
 Iraq 17th
 Italy 12th 1st 2nd 13th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 8th 11th 1st 5th q
 Japan 7th 4th 8th 8th 5th 1st 9th 13th 1st 1st 1st 5th 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st
 Kazakhstan 14th
 Kuwait 14th 12th
 Kyrgyzstan 15th
 Lesotho 23rd
 Madagascar 8th
 Malaysia 12th 12th 8th 15th 14th
 Mexico 1st 6th 15th 7th 14th 14th 5th 6th 16th 9th 11th 3rd
 Morocco 12th 16th 8th 8th 4th 3rd 9th 13th
 Namibia 16th
 Netherlands 4th 5th 2nd 8th 7th
 Nigeria 15th 7th 9th 10th 14th 14th 16th 16th
 North Korea 1st 3rd 6th
 Peru 15th
 Republic of Ireland 14th 13th 13th 6th 12th 12th 13th 12th 13th 14th 5th 5th 13th
 Romania 3rd 10th
 Russia ( Soviet Union) 1st 9th 6th 3rd 7th 4th 4th 9th 6th
 Saudi Arabia 16th
 Serbia ( Yugoslavia) 9th 8th
 Slovakia 7th 11th
 South Africa 14th 7th 15th 12th 16th 6th 12th
 South Korea 5th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 6th 3rd 9th 14th 6th 5th 2nd 11th
 Spain 10th 1st
 Tanzania 24th
 Thailand 15th 6th 10th 3rd 10th 13th
 Turkey 9th 13th
 Ukraine 4th 4th 11th 2nd 11th 1st 1st 14th 6th 12th 7th
 United States 15th 7th 6th 5th 11th 9th 3rd 15th
 Uruguay 2nd 2nd 7th 4th 10th 14th 11th 10th 9th 10th 8th 7th 11th 6th 10th 7th 4th
 Zambia 21st
  •     — Host

Women's tournaments

Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1993
details
United States
Buffalo

China PR
2–1
United States

Russia
2–0
Chinese Taipei
2001
details
China
Beijing

Brazil
2–1 aet
Netherlands

South Korea
4–3
France
2003
details
South Korea
Daegu

North Korea
3–0
Japan

China PR
2–0
Chinese Taipei
2005
details
Turkey
Izmir

Brazil
2–1
China PR

Japan
2–0
France
2007
details
Thailand
Bangkok

North Korea
1–0
Russia

Brazil
2–1
Republic of Ireland
2009
details
Serbia
Belgrade

South Korea
4–1
Japan

Great Britain
4–1
France
2011
details
China
Shenzhen

China PR
2–1 aet
Japan

Brazil
4–1
France
2013
details
Russia
Kazan

Great Britain
6–2
Mexico

Brazil
2–1
South Africa
2015
details
South Korea
Gwangju

France
2–0
Russia

Japan
5–0
Canada
2017
details
Chinese Taipei
Taipei

Brazil
1–0
Japan

Russia
5–0
South Africa
2019
details
Italy
Naples

Medal table

Team Gold Silver Bronze Fourth Place
 Brazil 3 (2001, 2005, 2017) 3 (2007, 2011, 2013)
 China PR 2 (1993, 2011*) 1 (2005) 1 (2003)
 North Korea 2 (2003, 2007)
 South Korea 1 (2009) 1 (2001)
 Great Britain 1 (2013) 1 (2009)
 France 1 (2015) 4 (2001, 2005, 2009, 2011)
 Japan 4 (2003, 2009, 2011, 2017) 2 (2005, 2015)
 Russia 2 (2007, 2015) 2 (2003, 2017)
 United States 1 (1993*)
 Netherlands 1 (2001)
 Mexico 1 (2013)
 Chinese Taipei 2 (1993, 2003)
 South Africa 1 (2013,2017)
 Republic of Ireland 2 (2007)
 Canada 1 (2015)
* = Host

Participating nations

Nation United States
1993
China
2001
South Korea
2003
Turkey
2005
Thailand
2007
Serbia
2009
China
2011
Russia
2013
South Korea
2015
Chinese Taipei
2017
Italy
2019
 Argentina 13th
 Australia 7th
 Brazil 1st 1st 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 6th 1st
 Canada 5th 10th 10th 5th 10th 7th 5th 10th 4th 8th
 China PR 1st 6th 3rd 2nd 8th 8th 1st 11th 5th
 Chinese Taipei 4th 4th 8th 14th 10th 8th 11th 11th
 Colombia 15th 12th
 Czech Republic 11th 8th
 Estonia 12th 12th 12th
 Finland 9th 7th
 France 4th 6th 4th 5th 4th 4th 1st
 Germany 9th 13th 10th
 Great Britain 7th 3rd 9th 1st 9th
 Hungary 13th
 Italy q
 Japan 6th 7th 2nd 3rd 9th 2nd 2nd 5th 3rd 2nd
 Mexico 11th 8th 8th 2nd 9th 7th
 Netherlands 2nd
 New Zealand 12th 9th 16th
 North Korea 5th 1st 1st
 Poland 8th 11th 10th
 Republic of Ireland 7th 6th 4th 14th 6th 13th 10th
 Russia 3rd 2nd 5th 6th 9th 2nd 3rd
 Serbia 11th
 South Africa 12th 11th 10th 12th 15th 11th 4th 14th 4th
 South Korea 3rd 5th 6th 1st 7th 7th 7th 6th
 Thailand 15th
 Turkey 12th
 United States 2nd 12th 5th
  •     — Host

Combinated Medal table

Last updated after the 2017 Summer Universiade

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)66517
2 Brazil (BRA)3058
3 North Korea (PRK)3014
4 South Korea (KOR)2529
5 Italy (ITA)2406
6 China (CHN)2125
7 France (FRA)2103
 Ukraine (UKR)2103
9 Great Britain (GBR)1225
10 Mexico (MEX)1113
11 Czech Republic (CZE)1012
12 Soviet Union (URS)1001
 Spain (ESP)1001
14 United States (USA)0235
15 Netherlands (NED)0202
 Uruguay (URU)0202
17 Russia (RUS)0022
18 Germany (GER)0011
 Romania (ROM)0011
 Thailand (THA)0011
Totals (20 nations)27272781

References