Argentina men's national field hockey team
The Argentina national field hockey team, (Spanish: Selección masculina de hockey sobre césped de Argentina) represents Argentina in field hockey and is governed by the Argentine Hockey Confederation (CAH). The current coach is Germán Orozco, who was appointed after the resignation of previous coach Carlos Retegui in 2018, and the team is currently fourth in the FIH World Rankings since December 2018 after their 7th place at the 2018 Hockey World Cup.
|Nickname||Los Leones (The Lions)|
|Association||Confederación Argentina de Hockey (CAH)|
|Assistant coach(es)||Tomás MacCormik|
|Most caps||Matías Paredes (328)|
|Top scorer||Jorge Lombi (341)|
|Current||5 1 (1 March 2020)|
|Highest||1 (April 2017 – October 2017)|
|Appearances||12 (first in 1948)|
|Best result||1st (2016)|
|Appearances||13 (first in 1971)|
|Best result||3rd (2014)|
|Pan American Games|
|Appearances||14 (first in 1967)|
|Best result||1st (10 times)|
|Pan American Cup|
|Appearances||5 (first in 2000)|
|Best result||1st (2004, 2013, 2017)|
Los Leones (The Lions) are the only team of the Americas to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. They achieved this after defeating Belgium 4–2 in the final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Argentina's Olympic gold-winning coach is Carlos Retegui.
Argentina has appeared in every Men's Hockey World Cup, since the first edition in 1973, except the 1998 Men's Hockey World Cup. They won the bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup in The Hague, their best position in the tournament. They also obtained a bronze medal at the 2008 Hockey Champions Trophy and a silver medal at the 2016–17 Hockey World League.
At a continental level, Argentina is the most winning team in the Americas, having dominated most tournaments they played, including three gold medals at the Men's Pan American Cup and ten gold medals at the Pan American Games.
The team won the bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup, being ranked 11th in the FIH World Rankings. They also won the bronze medal at the 2008 Champions Trophy, during Carlos Retegui's first period as a coach.
In 2013, during the World League Semifinals in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, the team along with coach Carlos Retegui decide to name themselves Los Leones (The Lions), matching the nickname chosen by the women's team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Argentina didn't have great performances at the Summer Olympics until they won the gold medal at the 2016 edition by defeating Belgium 4–2, when they became the first national hockey team to win that prize for their country.
|Summer Olympics record|
|Did not participate|
|Did not participate|
|1968||13th place game||14th||8||1||1||6||4||22||Squad|
|1972||13th place game||14th||8||0||3||5||4||10||Squad|
|1984||Did not participate|
|1988||7th place game||8th||7||2||1||4||15||22||Squad|
|1992||11th place game||11th||7||2||0||5||14||20||Squad|
|1996||9th place game||9th||7||3||1||3||16||19||Squad|
|2000||7th place game||8th||7||1||2||4||16||22||Squad|
|2004||11th place game||11th||7||1||2||4||13||19||Squad|
|2008||Did not qualify|
|2012||9th place game||10th||6||1||1||4||11||17||Squad|
|FIH World Cup record|
|1971||9th place game||10th||5||0||0||5||1||11||N/A|
|1973||9th place game||9th||7||2||3||2||5||9|
|1975||11th place game||11th||7||3||1||3||15||17|
|1978||7th place game||8th||8||2||2||4||12||18|
|1982||11th place game||12th||7||1||0||6||9||21|
|1986||5th place game||6th||7||2||1||4||8||10|
|1990||9th place game||9th||7||3||1||3||15||15|
|1994||7th place game||7th||7||2||3||2||13||13|
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2002||5th place game||6th||9||6||0||3||23||18||Squad|
|2006||9th place game||10th||7||2||1||4||9||16||Squad|
|2010||7th place game||7th||6||3||0||3||13||13||Squad|
|2014||3rd place game||3rd||7||5||0||2||18||10||Squad|
|2023||To be determined|
Pan American GamesEdit
Pan American CupEdit
South American GamesEdit
South American ChampionshipEdit
FIH Pro LeagueEdit
|FIH Pro League record|
Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit
Shah Cup record
|Best result: 1st place|
Champions Challenge IEdit
Hockey World LeagueEdit
- *Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.
Head coach: Germán Orozco
Caps updated as of 7 March 2020, after the match against Australia.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club|
|1||GK||Juan Manuel Vivaldi||17 July 1979||282||Banco Provincia|
|3||GK||Emiliano Bosso||3 December 1995||4||GEBA|
|4||DF||Juan Catán||5 October 1995||21||Hurling|
|5||DF||Pedro Ibarra (Captain)||11 September 1985||303||San Fernando|
|13||DF||Leandro Tolini||14 March 1990||69||Gantoise|
|17||DF||Juan Martín López||27 May 1985||309||Banco Provincia|
|18||DF||Federico Monja||12 September 1993||13||Banco Provincia|
|24||DF||Nicolás Cicileo||1 October 1993||56||Daring|
|16||MF||Ignacio Ortiz||26 July 1987||168||Banco Provincia|
|28||MF||Federico Fernández||28 February 1992||47||Tilburg|
|30||MF||Agustín Bugallo||23 April 1995||76||HGC|
|7||FW||Nicolás Keenan||6 May 1997||24||Klein Zwitserland|
|9||FW||Maico Casella||6 May 1997||70||HGC|
|12||FW||Lucas Vila||23 August 1986||249||Leuven|
|15||FW||Tomás Domene||4 September 1997||25||Orée|
|19||FW||Tomás Bettaglio||23 September 1991||30||Banco Provincia|
|23||FW||Lucas Martínez||17 November 1993||71||Dragons|
|32||FW||Martín Ferreiro||21 October 1997||51||Pinoké|
The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Tomás Santiago||15 June 1992||24||Gantoise||v. Netherlands, 16 February 2020|
|DF||Matías Rey||1 December 1984||210||San Fernando||v. Netherlands, 16 February 2020|
|MF||Agustín Mazzilli||20 June 1989||225||Pinoké||v. Netherlands, 16 February 2020|
|MF||Santiago Tarazona||31 May 1996||57||GEBA||v. Spain, 8 February 2020|
|MF||Lucas Rossi||2 June 1985||213||Beerschot||v. Belgium, 23 October 2019|
|FW||Mauro Coria||19 December 1996||1||Mendoza||v. Netherlands, 16 February 2020|
|FW||Facundo Callioni||9 October 1985||153||Orée||v. Canada, 29 January 2020|
|FW||Matías Paredes||1 February 1982||356||Ducilo||2019 Pan American Games|
|???–1983||Juan Carlos Duré|
- "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "FIH confirms final line-ups for men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals". 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- "South American Championships – Final Standings". panamhockey.org. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "Los Leones Para Afrontar La FIH Pro League en Oceanía". www.cahockey.org.ar (in Spanish). Confederación Argentina de Hockey. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2020.