Football at the Mediterranean Games

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.

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)

Tournament

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold medalist Score Silver medalist Bronze medalist Score Fourth place
1951
Details

Alexandria

Greece
n/a
Egypt

Syria
No Fourth
1955
Details

Barcelona

Egypt
n/a
Spain

France
n/a
Syria
1959
Details

Beirut

Italy
n/a
Turkey

Lebanon
No Fourth
1963
Details

Naples

Italy
3 − 0
Turkey

Spain
2 − 1
Morocco
1967
Details

Tunis
 France /  Italy
Gold Medal Shared

Spain
2 − 1
Turkey
1971
Details

İzmir

Yugoslavia
1 − 0
Tunisia

Turkey
1 − 0
aet

United Arab Republic
1975
Details

Algiers

Algeria
3 − 2
aet

France

Tunisia
1 − 1
pen (4−3)

Morocco
1979
Details

Split

Yugoslavia
3 − 0
France

Algeria
2 − 1
Greece
1983
Details

Casablanca

Morocco
3 − 0
Turkey

Egypt
0 − 0
pen (5−2)

France
1987
Details

Latakia

Syria
2 − 1
France

Turkey
1 − 0
aet

Greece
1991
Details

Athens

Greece
3 − 1
Turkey

Morocco
3 − 2
Yugoslavia
1993
Details

Languedoc-Roussillon

Turkey
2 − 0
Algeria

France
2 − 1
Italy
1997
Details

Bari

Italy
5 − 1
Turkey

Greece
1 − 0
Spain
2001
Details

Tunis

Tunisia
1 − 0
Italy

France
2 − 0
Turkey
2005
Details

Almería

Spain
1 − 0
Turkey

Libya
1 − 1
pen (4−3)

Morocco
2009
Details

Pescara

Spain
2 − 1
Italy

Libya
0 − 0
pen (8−7)

France
2013
Details

Mersin

Morocco
2 – 2
pen (3–2)

Turkey

Tunisia
4 – 0
Libya
2018
Details

Tarragona

Spain
3 – 2
Italy

Morocco
0 – 0
pen (7–6)

Greece
2021
Details

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 611108 4
 Algeria part of France61368928866 11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina part of Yugoslavia8658 4
 Croatia part of Yugoslavia1010 2
 Cyprus 11 1
 Egypt 21546835 8
 France 315224237345 12
 Greece 1694541536854 13
 Italy 11284125272 11
 Lebanon 376 3
 Libya 8891373349 9
 North Macedonia part of Yugoslavia6 1
 Malta 9911 3
 Montenegro part of Yugoslavia8 1
 Morocco 47dq46153954w/o13 13
 San Marino 710129 4
 SerbiaA 15145 5
 Slovenia part of Yugoslavia69 2
 Spain 2334111 7
 Syria 3487819 7
 Tunisia 652377771773 12
 Turkey 2243752321242627 16
Total nations 3439879898111013991289
^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  France73216884427+1756
2  Turkey832157104133+852
3  Italy3131021326+2632
4  Algeria51910272925+432
5  Morocco7228862321+232
6  Egypt7248794233+931
7  Yugoslavia312921329+2329
8  Spain3137512812+1626
9  Tunisia6206682123-224
10  Greece62164112438-1422
11  Syria61841131541-2613
12  Lebanon311119426-224
13  Libya39117718-114
14  San Marino1301207-71
15  Malta14004418–140

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  Turkey16673412219569+26114
2  Italy114227698932+5787
3  France12502511147248+2486
4  Spain73119846129+3265
5  Greece1343186196160+160
6  Tunisia12401512135047+357
7  Morocco134317141125543+1253
8  Algeria1136138154955-647
9  Yugoslavia51913334915+3442
10  Egypt82797114436+834
11  Libya931311172256-3420
12  Syria72042141646-3014
13  Bosnia and Herzegovina4112361424-109
14  Albania410118827-194
15  Lebanon311119426–224
16  Slovenia2503257–23
17  Montenegro120200002
18  Croatia25014611–51
19  Macedonia14013513–81
20  San Marino49018132–311
21  Cyprus1100103–30
22  Malta38008431–270

See also

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