The Greatest Football player at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest football player of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Football player from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

The best all-time performing football (soccer) players at the Olympic Games is the four female players listed below, all part of the US team that has won three gold medals (between 2004 and 2012), with Christie Rampone also winning one silver from the 2000 Games. There are at least 15 female soccer players from the USA who have won at least 2 gold medals, and at least 13 male players who have won two gold medals.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Football Players

Here are the top ranked Olympic football players based on performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Football at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
1 Christie Rampone USA F 3 1 0 4 20
=2 Shannon Boxx USA F 3 0 0 3 18
=2 Heather Mitts USA F 3 0 0 3 18
=2 Heather O'Reilly USA F 3 0 0 3 18

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 3 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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