Mediterranean Games Football Tournament

Short History

     Men's football has been a part of the Mediterranean Games sporting events consistently since the 1951 edition. Teams participated with their senior squads, from 1991, the first national teams did not participate in the tournaments. From 1991, it was an Olympic teams tournament, from 2005, U-23, and from 2013, U-19 tournament.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
Senior Selections
1. 1951 Alexandria
(Egypt)
14 - 18 October 1951 3 nations 3 matches 1 venues 1 cities
2. 1955 Barcelona
(Spain)
15 - 25 July 1955 4 nations 6 matches 1 venues 1 cities
3. 1959 Beirut
(Lebanon)
12 - 23 October 1959 3 nations 6 matches 1 venues 1 cities
4. 1963 Naples
(Italy)
18 - 28 September 1963 9 nations 17 matches 4 venues 4 cities
5. 1967 Tunis
(Tunisia)
7 - 17 September 1967 8 nations 17 matches 2 venues 1 cities
6. 1971 Izmir
(Turkey)
6 - 16 October 1971 8 nations 12 matches 1 venues 1 cities
7. 1975 Algiers
(Algeria)
24 Aug - 6 Sep 1975 9 nations 22 matches 2 venues 1 cities
8. 1979 Split
(Yugoslavia)
21 - 29 September 1979 8 nations 16 matches 3 venues 3 cities
9. 1983 Casablanca
(Morocco)
9 - 17 September 1983 9 nations 13 matches 3 venues 3 cities
10. 1987 Latakia
(Syria)
15 - 25 September 1987 8 nations 16 matches 2 venues 1 cities
Olympic Selections
11. 1991 Athens
(Greece)
28 Jun - 12 Jul 1991 11 nations 14 matches 2 venues 2 cities
12. 1993 Languedoc-Roussillon
(France)
16 - 27 June 1993 10 nations 16 matches 2 venues 2 cities
13. 1997 Bari
(Italy)
8 - 25 June 1997 13 nations 19 matches 7 venues 7 cities
14. 2001 Tunis
(Tunisia)
5 - 15 September 2001 9 nations 13 matches 5 venues 4 cities
U-23 Selections
15. 2005 Almería
(Spain)
23 Jun - 3 Jul 2005 9 nations 25 matches 4 venues 4 cities
16. 2009 Pescara
(Italy)
25 Jun - 5 Jul 2009 12 nations 20 matches 6 venues 6 cities
U-19 Selections
17. 2013 Mersin
(Turkey)
19 - 27 June 2013 8 nations 20 matches 2 venues 2 cities
18. 2018 Tarragona
(Spain)
22 - 30 June 2018 9 nations 15 matches 3 venues 3 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
Senior Selections
1. 1951 Alexandria
(Egypt)
GREECE Egypt Syria
2. 1955 Barcelona
(Spain)
EGYPT Spain France
3. 1959 Beirut
(Lebanon)
ITALY Turkey Lebanon
4. 1963 Naples
(Italy)
ITALY Turkey Spain
5. 1967 Tunis
(Tunisia)
ITALY
FRANCE
Spain
6. 1971 Izmir
(Turkey)
YUGOSLAVIA Tunisia Turkey
7. 1975 Algiers
(Algeria)
ALGERIA France Tunisia
8. 1979 Split
(Yugoslavia)
YUGOSLAVIA France Algeria
9. 1983 Casablanca
(Morocco)
MOROCCO Turkey Egypt
10. 1987 Latakia
(Syria)
SYRIA France Turkey
Olympic Selections
11. 1991 Athens
(Greece)
GREECE Turkey Morocco
12. 1993 Languedoc-Roussillon
(France)
TURKEY Algeria France
13. 1997 Bari
(Italy)
ITALY Turkey Greece
14. 2001 Tunis
(Tunisia)
TUNISIA Italy France
U-23 Selections
15. 2005 Almería
(Spain)
SPAIN Turkey Libya
16. 2009 Pescara
(Italy)
SPAIN Italy Libya
U-19 Selections
17. 2013 Mersin
(Turkey)
MOROCCO Turkey Tunisia
18. 2018 Tarragona
(Spain)
SPAIN Italy Morocco

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
Senior Selections
1. 1951 Alexandria
(Egypt)
1. Greece 2. Egypt, 3. Syria Round-robin group
2. 1955 Barcelona
(Spain)
1. Egypt. 2. Spain B 3. France B, 4. Syria Round-robin group
3. 1959 Beirut
(Lebanon)
1. Italy B. 2. Turkey B 3. Lebanon Round-robin group
4. 1963 Naples
(Italy)
Italy B - Turkey B 3-0 Spain B - Morocco 2-1 Round-robin 2 groups
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
5. 1967 Tunis
(Tunisia)
Italy B - France B 0-0 Spain B - Turkey B 2-1 Round-robin 2 groups
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
6. 1971 Izmir
(Turkey)
Yugoslavia OT - Tunisia 1-0 Turkey B - Egypt 1-0 (a.e.t.) Round-robin 2 groups
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
7. 1975 Algiers
(Algeria)
Algeria B - France B 3-2 (a.e.t.) Tunisia - Morocco 1-1 (p 4-3) Algeria B - Tunisia 2-1 (a.e.t.)
France B - Morocco 1-1 (p 4-3)
8. 1979 Split
(Yugoslavia)
Yugoslavia OT - France B 3-0 Algeria - Greece OT 2-1 Yugoslavia OT - Algeria 3-2
France B - Greece OT 2-1
9. 1983 Casablanca
(Morocco)
Morocco - Turkey B 3-0 Egypt - France B 0-0 (p 5-2) Morocco - Egypt 2-1
Turkey B - France B 1-0
10. 1987 Latakia
(Syria)
Syria - France B 2-1 Turkey B - Greece OT 1-0 (a.e.t.) Syria - Greece OT 1-1 (p 3-2)
France B - Turkey B 1-0
Olympic Selections
11. 1991 Athens
(Greece)
Greece - Turkey 3-1 Morocco - Yugoslavia 3-2 Greece - Yugoslavia 2-1 (a.e.t.)
Turkey - Morocco 1-0
12. 1993 Languedoc-Roussillon
(France)
Turkey - Algeria 2-0 France - Italy 2-1 Turkey - France 1-0
Algeria - Italy 1-0
13. 1997 Bari
(Italy)
Italy - Turkey 5-1 Greece - Spain 1-0 Italy - Spain 2-0
Turkey - Greece 1-0 (a.e.t.)
14. 2001 Tunis
(Tunisia)
Tunisia - Italy 1-0 France - Turkey 2-0 Tunisia - Turkey 1-0 (a.e.t.)
Italy - France 1-0
U-23 Selections
15. 2005 Almería
(Spain)
Spain - Turkey 1-0 Libya - Morocco 1-1 (p 4-3) Spain - Libya 5-0
Turkey - Morocco 1-0
16. 2009 Pescara
(Italy)
Spain - Italy 2-1 Libya - France 0-0 (p 8-7) Spain - France 2-1
Italy - Libya 1-0
U-19 Selections
17. 2013 Mersin
(Turkey)
Morocco - Turkey 2-2 (p 3-2) Tunisia - Libya 4-0 Morocco - Libya 3-1
Turkey - Tunisia 2-0
18. 2018 Tarragona
(Spain)
Spain - Italy 3-2 Morocco - Greece 0-0 (p 7-6) Spain - Morocco 2-1
Italy - Greece 3-0

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