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Famous Football Olympic Players

Football Olympic Players: Football is one of the most popular and widely appreciated games that have been added to the list of the Summer Games. Soccer players have always been in the limelight for their on field performances, whether in Olympics or the World Cup. Football players have displayed great skill, courage, fine technique and finesse which makes the game popular. Football has been a significant part of the Olympics since its inception.

Players turn up for their countries prepared to win the matches in Olympics. The game requires a lot of concentration, discipline and good team work. There have been a number of players on the football field displaying amazing techniques and ability to handle the ball. These are the legendary players of the football matches in Olympics. Women's football became a part of the prestigious Olympic squad in the year 1996.

One such legendary football player in the Summer Games has been USA's Mariel Margaret Hamm whose achievements on the field have been monumental. She had been part of the USA Women's football team in 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2004 Athens Olympics. In the first and third occasion the USA won the gold medal while they got the silver in 2000.

The Greatest Football Players at the Olympic Games
RankPlayers NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
1Christie RamponeUSAF3104
2Shannon BoxxUSAF3003
2Heather MittsUSAF3003
2Heather O'ReillyUSAF3003















Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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