Austria men's national field hockey team

The Austria men's national field hockey team represents Austria in men's international field hockey.[2]

Austria
Austria
AssociationAustrian Hockey Federation (Österreichischer Hockeyverband)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachTomasz Szmidt
Assistant coach(es)Marcin Nyckowiak
ManagerHarald Horschinegg
CaptainXaver Hasun
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 20 Steady (4 October 2020)[1]
Highest18 (July 2018)
Lowest41 (2004)
Olympic Games
Appearances3 (first in 1928)
Best result7th (1952)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances5 (first in 1970)
Best result7th (2009, 2017)

Austria mainly competes in the EuroHockey Championship II where they finished second twice. They also have qualified five times for the European championship where they finished seventh in 2009 and 2017. They have never qualified for the World Cup but they have played in three Olympic Games, their last appearance was in 1952.

Competitive recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
  1908 Did not participate
  1920
  1928 Group stage 9th 4 0 0 4 1 14 Squad
  1932 Did not participate
  1936
  1948 Group stage 8th 3 0 2 1 2 10 Squad
  1952 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 5 7 Squad
  1956
until
  1988
Did not participate
  1992
until
  2020
Did not qualify
Total Best: 7th 3/24 11 2 2 7 8 31

European championshipsEdit

Hockey World League and FIH SeriesEdit

Hockey World League and FIH Series record
Season Position Round Pld W D * L GF GA
2012–13 22nd Round 1 3 1 1 1 6 6
Round 2 5 1 2 2 14 13
2014–15 19th Round 1 2 1 1 0 7 2
Round 2 6 3 1 2 13 9
Semifinal 5 0 1 4 3 17
2016–17 25th Round 1 3 3 0 0 26 8
Round 2 6 3 2 1 19 11
2018–19 N/A Open 4 4 0 0 29 3
Finals 5 2 0 3 10 6
Total Best: 19th 3rd round 39 18 8 13 127 75
*Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The 18 following players were named on 29 October 2019 for the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifier against Germany in Mönchengladbach, Germany.[3]

Head Coach: Tomasz Szmidt

Caps updated as of 3 November 2019, after the match against Germany.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
31 GK Benjamin Melinc (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 27) 24   WAC
32 GK Mateusz Szymczyk (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 31) 83   Arminen

6 DF Dominic Uher (1993-06-04) 4 June 1993 (age 27) 108   Antwerp
8 DF Bernhard Schmidt (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 27) 75   Club an der Alster
14 DF Oliver Binder (1996-07-12) 12 July 1996 (age 24) 42   Hamburger Polo Club
15 DF Florian Steyrer (1996-11-22) 22 November 1996 (age 23) 72   Harvestehude
27 DF Xaver Hasun (Captain) (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 27) 103   Harvestehude

5 MF Sebastian Eitenberger (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 28) 109   Arminen
10 MF Daniel Fröhlich (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991 (age 29) 97   Arminen
13 MF Benjamin Stanzl (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 32) 153   Oranje-Rood
19 MF Patrick Stanzl (1993-04-16) 16 April 1993 (age 27) 82   Post SV
29 MF Oliver Kern (1999-08-10) 10 August 1999 (age 21) 17   Harvestehude

7 FW Alexander Bele (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 28) 90   Arminen
9 FW Michael Körper (1986-12-03) 3 December 1986 (age 33) 159   Harvestehude
18 FW Fabian Unterkircher (1998-08-13) 13 August 1998 (age 22) 28   Post SV
20 FW Franz Lindengrün (1995-09-26) 26 September 1995 (age 25) 30   Hamburger Polo Club
21 FW Robert Bele (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 30) 97   Arminen
24 FW Leon Thörnblom (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 25) 66   Hamburger Polo Club

Recent call-upsEdit

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
FW Bartosz Szmidt (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 (age 26) 67   Hamburger Polo Club 2019 EuroHockey Championship II
MF Michael Minar (1988-10-11) 11 October 1988 (age 32) 130   Arminen v.   Scotland, 13 July 2019
Tobias Mayer (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 24) 5   WAC v.   Scotland, 13 July 2019
Lucas Unterkircher (1994-12-11) 11 December 1994 (age 25) 5   Post SV v.   Scotland, 13 July 2019
Hannes Podpera (1996-06-29) 29 June 1996 (age 24) 4   WAC v.   Scotland, 13 July 2019
FW Patrick Schmidt (1991-10-13) 13 October 1991 (age 29) 77   Arminen v.   Wales, 7 July 2019
DF Benjamin Kölbl (2002-05-11) 11 May 2002 (age 18) 1   HC Wien v.   Wales, 7 July 2019

Results and fixturesEdit

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

2019Edit

26 April 2019 2019 FIH Series FinalsAustria  5–0  BelarusKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
14:05 MYT (UTC+8) Lindengrün   10'
Uher   11'
Bele   41'
Unterkircher   48'
Thörmblom   57'
Report Stadium: National Hockey Stadium
27 April 2019 2019 FIH Series FinalsAustria  1–2  CanadaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18:05 MYT (UTC+8) Thörnblom   53' Report Wallace   31'
K. Pereira   42'
Stadium: National Hockey Stadium
29 April 2019 2019 FIH Series FinalsWales  0–2  AustriaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16:05 MYT (UTC+8) Report Uher   37'
Steyrer   55'
Stadium: National Hockey Stadium
3 May 2019 2019 FIH Series FinalsAustria  1–3  MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20:05 MYT (UTC+8) Thörnblom   32' Report Faizal   11'
Marhan   55'
Meor   58'
Stadium: National Hockey Stadium
4 May 2019 2019 FIH Series FinalsAustria  1–2  ItalyKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17:50 MYT (UTC+8) P. Schmidt   49' Report Sior   47'
Keenan   49'
Stadium: National Hockey Stadium
4 July 2019 Test matchAustria  1–1  WalesVienna, Austria
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) F. Unterkircher   16' Report Hawker   24' Stadium: Hockeystadion
6 July 2019 Test matchAustria  3–2  WalesVienna, Austria
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) Szmidt   16'
Binder   29'
Körper   45'
Report G. Furlong   36'
Dolan-Gray   37'
Stadium: Hockeystadion
7 July 2019 Test matchAustria  2–1  WalesVienna, Austria
10:00 CEST (UTC+2) Podpera   23'34' Report Carson   49' Stadium: Hockeystadion
12 July 2019 Test matchAustria  3–2  ScotlandVienna, Austria
18:00 Steyrer   31'
Körper   38'59'
Report Greaves   12'
Bull   50'
Stadium: Hockeystadion
13 July 2019 Test matchAustria  4–0  ScotlandVienna, Austria
19:00 A. Bele   2'50'
Uher   6'
Szmidt   56'
Report Stadium: Hockeystadion
28 July 2019 2019 EuroHockey Championship IIAustria  2–0  UkraineCambrai, France
14:30 CEST (UTC+2) A. Bele   3'
Körper   44'
Report Stadium: Cambrai HC
29 July 2019 2019 EuroHockey Championship IIRussia  2–2  AustriaCambrai, France
19:00 CEST (UTC+2) Skiperskiy   26'
Golubev   47'
Report A. Bele   22'
Unterkircher   40'
Stadium: Cambrai HC
31 July 2019 2019 EuroHockey Championship IIAustria  2–0  ItalyCambrai, France
12:15 CEST (UTC+2) Thörnblom   23'
Körper   46'
Report Stadium: Cambrai HC
2 August 2019 2019 EuroHockey Championship IIFrance  1–1
(4–3 p)
  AustriaCambrai, France
17:00 CEST (UTC+2) Rogeau   55' Report Körper   43' Stadium: Cambrai HC
Penalties
Lockwood  
Tynevez  
van Straaten  
Dumont  
Genestet  
Lockwood  
Tynevez  
  B. Stanzl
  Unterkircher
  Fröhlich
  Uher
  Thörnblom
  Unterkircher
  B. Stanzl
3 August 2019 2019 EuroHockey Championship IIPoland  1–4  AustriaCambrai, France
14:45 CEST (UTC+2) Krokosz   49' Report A. Bele   26'
Steyrer   28'
B. Stanzl   43'
Schmidt   45'
Stadium: Cambrai HC
2 November 2019 2019 FIH Olympic QualifiersGermany  5–0  AustriaMönchengladbach, Germany
18:30 CET (UTC+1) Windfeder   11'
Staib   19'
Rühr   27'
Fuchs   42'
Oruz   49'
Report Stadium: Warsteiner HockeyPark
3 November 2019 2019 FIH Olympic QualifiersGermany  5–3  AustriaMönchengladbach, Germany
16:30 CET (UTC+1) Grambusch   14'
Miltkau   15'
Staib   39'
Wellen   57'
Rühr   58'
Report Körper   14'40'41' Stadium: Warsteiner HockeyPark

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Austria Hockey". austria-hockey.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Teamchef Szmidt Nominiert Den Kader". www.hockey.at (in German). Austrian Hockey Federation. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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