Itumeleng Khune and Keagan Dolly made Bleacher Report's Best XI of the Olympics' group stages, but did either of them make the publication's Team of the Tournament?
The two South African stars put on some brilliant displays despite South Africa's group-stage exit, and subsequently made Bleacher Report's Team of the Group Stages.
In the absence of an official Team of the Tournament, the publication has now selected their own Best XI of the Olympics men's football competition, but only had space for one African.
Nine players from finalists Brazil and Germany made the selection, while one Portuguese footballer also made the line-up.
Click through the gallery to see which players were voted into Bleacher Report's Olympics Best XI, and let us know if you are happy with the selection!