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María Cecilia Rognoni (born December 1, 1976 in Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine field hockey player, who won the 2002 World Cup in Perth, Australia where she was elected as the best woman hockey player in the world by the FIH. She is currently playing in the Dutch team HC Bloemendaal in the second division of the Netherlands.[1]

Cecilia Rognoni
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Personal information
Full name María Cecilia Rognoni
Born (1976-12-01) December 1, 1976 (age 42)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2005 Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Argentina U21
1994–2004, 2010 Argentina 231
Last updated on: April 26th, 2013

Cecilia belongs to the generation that gave rise to the myth of the Las Leonas. She won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the Champions Trophy in 2001. In 2005, she was separated from the Argentine national field hockey team by the coach Gabriel Minadeo, after she said that "many of the players have a place on the team just because of their surname".[2] She came back to the team in 2010 [3] under Carlos Retegui coaching but was forced to leave the team due knee injuries.[4]

She also played for Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires and HC Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


  • 1994: Champion of the South American Tournament (Chile)
  • 1995: 4th place at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Cape Town)
  • 1996: 7th place at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • 1997: 3rd place at the Junior World Championships (Korea)
  • 1998: 4th place at the World Championship (Ultrecht, Netherlands)
  • 1999: Gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • 1999: 4th place in the Champions Trophy (Brisbane)
  • 2000: Silver Medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • 2001: Pan American Cup (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • 2001: Champions Trophy (Amstelveen, Netherlands)
  • 2001: Champion of the Three Nations Cup
  • 2002: 2nd place at the Champions Trophy (Macau, China)
  • 2002: World Cup (Perth, Australia)
  • 2003: Champion of the Euro with the Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • 2003: 2003 Pan American Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
  • 2004: 2nd place four nations tournament Córdoba (Argentina)
  • 2004: Bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • 2004: 3rd place at the Champions Trophy (Rosario, Argentina)


  • 1995 - Clarín Award Revelation (Field Hockey)
  • 1997 - Top scorer in the junior Pan American Championship in Chile
  • 1998 - Clarín Award Consecration (Field Hockey)
  • 2000 - Gold Olimpia Award (Field Hockey) (National Team)
  • 2001 - Pan American Cup scorer of Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2002 - Best player of the tournament (Champions Trophy in Macau, China)
  • 2002 - FIH Player of the Year Award
  • 2002 - Clarín Award Consecration (Field Hockey)
  • 2002 - Olimpia Award (Field Hockey)
  • 2002 - Gold Olimpia Award (Best Athlete of the Year)


Portions based on a translation from Spanish Wikipedia

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2010-01-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Cecilia Rognoni fue separada de la selección de hockey
  3. ^ Rognoni en positivo, un plus ideal para las Leonas
  4. ^ El sueño que Rognoni ya no podrá cristalizar

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