Field hockey at the 1928 Summer Olympics

The 1928 Summer Olympics saw the third field Hockey tournament at Olympics. All games took place either in the new Olympisch Stadion or in the nearby Old Stadion. The field hockey tournament was held (together with football) in the first part of this Olympic games. All matches were played between Thursday, May 17 and Saturday, May 26, 1928.[1]

Field hockey
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesOlympic Stadium
Old Stadion
Dates17 (17)–26 May 1928 (1928-05-26)
Teams9
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
← 1920
1932 →

The entry rules allowed one team from each country. And one team was allowed to include 22 players, which means two complete teams. The "Fédération Internationale de Hockey" defined the amateur status as follows: An amateur is one who has never obtained any profit by practicing the sport, neither directly or indirectly. If a player or an official accepts from club, association, or federation an amount exceeding what is strictly necessary for traveling and hotel expenses, such an amount will be regarded as profit.

Only a men's competition occurred that year. Nine nations competed, after the retirement of Czechoslovakia.

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

DivisionsEdit

Division AEdit

 
Match of the Indian hockey team
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   India 4 4 0 0 26 0 +26 8 Gold medal match
2   Belgium 4 3 0 1 8 9 −1 6 Bronze medal match
3   Denmark 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 4
4    Switzerland 4 1 0 3 2 11 −9 2
5   Austria 4 0 0 4 1 14 −13 0
Source: 1928 Official Report, p. 685


17 May 1928
Switzerland    1–2   Denmark
(1) Loubert Husted (1)
Holst (1)
Umpires:
L. J. Quarles van Ufford (NED)
M. J. Vandekerckhove (BEL)
17 May 1928
India   6–0   Austria
Chand (3)
Marthins (2)
Shaukat (1)
Umpires:
Ch. Roux (FRA)
F. Schiff (NED)

18 May 1928
Denmark   3–1   Austria
Holst (2)
Heilbuth (1)
(1) Lichteneckert
Umpires:
A. Broese van Croenou (NED)
R. Jassoy (GER)
18 May 1928
India   9–0   Belgium
Seaman (2)
Marthins (1)
Khan (5)
Chand (1)
Umpires:
W. Simon (GER)
T. Evekink (NED)

20 May 1928
Belgium   3–0    Switzerland
Delheid (1)
Diercxsens (1)
Vercken (1)
Umpires:
A. Broese van Croenou (NED)
F. Schiff (NED)
20 May 1928
India   5–0   Denmark
Marthins (1)
Chand (3)
Seaman (1)
Umpires:
R. Jassoy (GER)
J. Daubresse (FRA)

22 May 1928
Belgium   4–0   Austria
Diercxsens (3)
Baudoux (1)
Umpires:
E. W. C. Ricketts (IND)
B. Turnbull (IND)
22 May 1928
India   6–0    Switzerland
Marthins   6'
Chand   ?'?'?'
Gateley   ?'?'
Umpires:
P. Reinberg (GER)
M. Masip Ubis (ESP)

24 May 1928
Denmark   0–1   Belgium
Seeldrayers   60'
Umpires:
W. Simon (GER)
R. Be-Cavin (SUI)
24 May 1928
Austria   0–1    Switzerland
Fehr   ??'
Umpires:
T. Evekink (NED)
P. Regibo (BEL)

Division BEdit

 
Match between France and the Netherlands
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands (H) 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5 Gold medal match
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 4 Bronze medal match
3   France 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6 2
4   Spain 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Source: 1928 Official Report, p. 689
(H) Host.


17 May 1928
Netherlands   5–0   France
Van de Rovaart   20'
Tresling   23'
Jannink   35'37'
Van der Veen   65'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 5,500
Umpires:
R. Liégeois (BEL)
E. de Cindric (HUN)
17 May 1928
Germany   5–1   Spain
Hobein   6'?'
Boche   20'
Müller   ?'
Haag   ?'
E. de Chávarri   40'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 1,300
Umpires:
E. W. C. Ricketts (IND)
P. Regibo (BEL)

19 May 1928
Netherlands   2–1   Germany
Van de Rovaart   20'
Van der Veen   32'
Wöltje   7'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 6,000
Umpires:
R. Liégeois (BEL)
B. Turnbull (IND)
19 May 1928
France   2–1   Spain
Rivière   38'
Grimonprez   70'
B. de Chávarri
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 500
Umpires:
C. Terrier (SUI)
C. Ch. Geyl (NED)

22 May 1928
Germany   2–0   France
Müller   10'
Haag   28'
Old Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 300
Umpires:
R. Liégeois (BEL)
E. de Cindric (HUN)

23 May 1928
Netherlands   1–1   Spain
Van der Veen   20' De Roig   63'
Old Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 2,750
Umpires:
P. Regibo (BEL)
R. Be-Cavin (SUI)

Medal roundEdit

Bronze medal matchEdit

26 May 1928
Germany   3–0   Belgium
Haag   ?'?'?'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 23,400
Umpires:
B. Turnbull (IND)
W. C. Ricketts (IND)

Gold medal matchEdit

26 May 1928
India   3–0   Netherlands
Chand (2)   15'?', Marthins
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 23,400
Umpires:
w. Simon (GER)
R. Liégeois (BEL)

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

 
Team of India, Gold Medal winner
Rank Team
    India
    Netherlands
    Germany
4   Belgium
5   Denmark
  France
7    Switzerland
  Spain
9   Austria

GoalscorersEdit

There were 69 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 3.83 goals per match.

14 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Medal summaryEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  India (IND)
Richard Allen
Dhyan Chand
Michael Gateley
William Goodsir-Cullen
Leslie Hammond
Feroze Khan
George Marthins
Rex Norris
Broome Pinniger
Michael Rocque
Frederic Seaman
Ali Shaukat
Jaipal Singh
Sayed Yusuf
Kher Singh Gill
  Netherlands (NED)
Jan Ankerman
Jan Brand
Rein de Waal
Emile Duson
Gerrit Jannink
Adriaan Katte
August Kop
Ab Tresling
Paul van de Rovaart
Robert van der Veen
Haas Visser 't Hooft
C. J. J. Hardebeck
T. F. Hubrecht
G. Leembruggen
H. J. L. Mangelaar Meertens
Otto Muller von Czernicki
W. J. van Citters
C. J. van der Hagen
Tonny van Lierop
J. J. van Tienhoven van den Bogaard
J. M. van Voorst van Beest
N. Wenholt
  Germany (GER)
Bruno Boche
Georg Brunner
Heinz Förstendorf
Erwin Franzkowiak
Werner Freyberg
Theodor Haag
Hans Haußmann
Kurt Haverbeck
Aribert Heymann
Herbert Hobein
Fritz Horn
Karl-Heinz Irmer
Herbert Kemmer
Herbert Müller
Werner Proft
Gerd Strantzen
Rolf Wollner
Heinz Wöltje
Erich Zander
Fritz Lincke
Heinz Schäfer
Kurt Weiß

Note: The players above the line played at least one game in this tournament, the players below the line were probably only squad members. Nevertheless, the International Olympic Committee medal database exclusively credits them all as medalists. If or why they could have received medals is uncertain. However the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands does not even show the Dutch players as competitors.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

External linksEdit

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