Germany men's national field hockey team

The Germany men's national field hockey team is one of the most successful sides in the world, winning gold at the Summer Olympics four times (including once as West Germany), the Hockey World Cup twice, the EuroHockey Nations Championship eight times (including twice as West Germany) and the Hockey Champions Trophy nine times (including three times as West Germany).

Germany
Germany
Nickname(s)Honamas
AssociationDeutscher Hockey-Bund
(German Hockey Federation)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
Head CoachAndré Henning
ManagerEric Langner
CaptainTobias Hauke
Most capsMatthias Witthaus
Philipp Crone (327)
Top scorerBjörn Michel (229)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 4 Increase 1 (19 July 2022)[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances20 (first in 1908)
Best result1st (1972, 1992, 2008, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances15 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (2002, 2006)
EuroHockey Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1970, 1978, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Semifinal match 2006 between Germany and Spain

HistoryEdit

The team caused an upset in the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup when they defeated Australia 2–1 with striker Olivier Domke scoring the winner after Germany came back from being 1–0 down. After this period the Germans went through a transition period, finishing lowly in the 2003 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and the 2004 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy with several inexperienced players in their squad. Coach Bernhard Peters was looking to nurture the players for the World Cup such as Christopher Zeller, Moritz Fürste and Timo Wess, and was successful as the Germans won the 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup in Mönchengladbach, defeating Australia 4–3 in the final. Bernhard Peters left the team in order to pursue a career in football and is now a staff member at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.[2]

On 6 November 2006, Markus Wiese was appointed as the new head coach. Success at the 2007 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics followed this. Germany headed into the 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup with a largely young and inexperienced squad but reached the final of the World Cup after strong performances throughout the tournament. In the final, they were defeated 2–1 by Australia.

Germany has played in the annual 2011 Hockey Champions Trophy held in Auckland, New Zealand. The team competed in pool B with Korea, Netherlands and host nation New Zealand. The team finished fifth in the tournament.

Competitive recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
  1908 5th place game 5th 2 1 0 1 1 4 Squad
  1920 Did not participate
  1928 3rd place game 3rd 4 3 0 1 11 3 Squad
  1932 Did not participate
  1936 Final 2nd 4 3 0 1 14 9 Squad
  1948 Did not participate
  1952 5th place game 5th 5 4 0 1 20 4 Squad
  1956 3rd place game 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 6 Squad
  1960 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 0 3 11 4 Squad
  1964 5th place game 5th 9 4 5 0 17 5 Squad
  1968 3rd place game 4th 9 5 1 3 16 8 Squad
  1972 Final 1st 9 8 1 0 21 5 Squad
  1976 5th place game 5th 6 3 1 2 22 13 Squad
  1980 Withdrew
  1984 Final 2nd 7 4 1 2 14 6 Squad
  1988 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 16 7 Squad
  1992 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 20 6 Squad
  1996 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 13 9 Squad
  2000 5th place game 5th 7 4 2 1 17 8 Squad
  2004 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 2 1 21 12 Squad
  2008 Final 1st 7 4 3 0 14 7 Squad
  2012 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 20 14 Squad
  2016 3rd place game 3rd 8 5 2 1 23 18 Squad
  2020 3rd place game 4th 8 4 0 4 27 19 Squad
Total 4 titles 19/24 130 79 24 27 326 167

World CupEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
  1971 5th place game 5th 7 4 0 3 12 7 Squad
  1973 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 2 0 7 2 Squad
  1975 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 18 14 Squad
  1978 3rd place game 4th 8 3 2 3 28 18 Squad
  1982 Final 2nd 7 3 2 2 17 16 Squad
  1986 3rd place game 3rd 7 3 3 1 14 9 Squad
  1990 3rd place game 4th 7 5 0 2 16 7 Squad
  1994 3rd place game 4th 7 2 4 1 13 9 Squad
  1998 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 1 1 19 10 Squad
  2002 Final 1st 9 8 0 1 24 11 Squad
  2006 Final 1st 7 4 3 0 18 10 Squad
  2010 Final 2nd 7 4 2 1 24 12 Squad
  2014 5th place game 6th 6 3 0 3 17 10 Squad
  2018 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 0 1 11 6 Squad
  2023 Qualified
Total 2 titles 15/15 97 56 20 21 238 141

European ChampionshipsEdit

EuroHockey Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1970 Final 1st 6 5 1 0 14 2
  1974 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 30 3
  1978 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 27 6
  1983 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 0 2 27 13
  1987 3rd place game 3rd 7 6 0 1 20 7
  1991 Final 2nd 7 7 0 0 25 3
  1995 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 29 5
  1999 Final 1st 7 5 2 0 30 8
  2003 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 27 7
  2005 3rd place game 3rd 5 4 0 1 21 6
  2007 3rd place game 4th 5 2 2 1 16 9
  2009 Final 2nd 5 3 1 1 15 13
  2011 Final 1st 5 5 0 0 20 4
  2013 Final 1st 5 4 0 1 18 9
  2015 Final 2nd 5 3 1 1 16 10
  2017 3rd place game 4th 5 3 1 1 16 13
  2019 3rd place game 4th 5 3 0 2 18 11
  2021 Final 2nd 5 3 2 0 21 12
  2023 Qualified as hosts
Total 8 titles 19/19 107 81 13 13 390 141

FIH Pro LeagueEdit

FIH Pro League record
Season Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
2019 6th 14 4 5 5 30 38 Squad
2020–21 3rd 10 5 2 3 26 23 Squad
2021–22 4th 16 8 2 6 40 36 Squad
2022–23 Qualified
Total Best: 3rd 40 17 9 14 96 77

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

Sultan Azlan
Shah Cup
record
Year Position
1987 1st
1995 2nd
1998 2nd
1999 3rd
2000 5th
2001 1st
2003 2nd
2004 4th
Best result: 1st place

Defunct competitionsEdit

*Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 26 players were named on 7 June 2022 for the FIH Pro League matches against the Netherlands in Hamburg, Germany on 11 and 12 June 2022.[3]

Caps updated as of 22 May 2022, after the match against Argentina.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Alexander Stadler (1999-10-16) 16 October 1999 (age 22) 28   TSV Mannheim
32 GK Niklas Garst (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 27) 3   Hamburger Polo Club
74 GK Jean Danneberg (2002-11-08) 8 November 2002 (age 19) 4   Mannheimer HC

2 DF Mathias Müller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 30) 127   Hamburger Polo Club
5 DF Linus Müller (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 22) 34   Mannheimer HC
25 DF Teo Hinrichs (1999-09-17) 17 September 1999 (age 22) 33   Mannheimer HC
26 DF Niklas Bosserhoff (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 24) 49   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
29 DF Johannes Große (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 25) 83   Rot-Weiss Köln
44 DF Moritz Ludwig (2001-09-14) 14 September 2001 (age 20) 9   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
92 DF Gonzalo Peillat (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 29) 6   Mannheimer HC

3 MF Mats Grambusch (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 29) 171   Rot-Weiss Köln
19 MF Justus Weigand (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 22) 19   Mannheimer HC
20 MF Martin Zwicker (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 (age 35) 271   Berliner HC
27 MF Timur Oruz (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 27) 98   Rot-Weiss Köln
28 MF Moritz Rothländer (1997-11-10) 10 November 1997 (age 24) 19   TSV Mannheim
33 MF Moritz Trompertz (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 26) 49   Rot-Weiss Köln
35 MF Hannes Müller (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 22) 12   UHC Hamburg
41 MF Michel Struthoff (2003-04-19) 19 April 2003 (age 19) 4   UHC Hamburg

7 FW Jonas Gomoll (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 29) 48   Berliner HC
9 FW Niklas Wellen (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 27) 168   Pinoké
10 FW Thies Prinz (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 24) 30   Rot-Weiss Köln
11 FW Constantin Staib (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 26) 96   Hamburger Polo Club
17 FW Christopher Rühr (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 28) 166   Rot-Weiss Köln
22 FW Marco Miltkau (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 31) 116   Klein Zwitserland
31 FW Malte Hellwig (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 24) 34   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
34 FW Raphael Hartkopf (1998-11-24) 24 November 1998 (age 23) 10   Mannheimer HC

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
GK Anton Brinckman (2000-04-02) 2 April 2000 (age 22) 1   Harvestehuder THC v.   South Africa, 17 February 2022
GK Victor Aly (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 28) 30   Großflottbek v.   Spain, 1 July 2021

DF Tom Grambusch (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 27) 77   Rot-Weiss Köln v.   Argentina, 22 May 2022
DF Benedikt Schwarzhaupt (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 21) 11   UHC Hamburg v.   Argentina, 22 May 2022
DF Paul Dösch (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 24) 12   Berliner HC v.   Argentina, 21 May 2022
DF Luca Wolff (2001-11-23) 23 November 2001 (age 20) 4   Pinoké v.   England, 5 May 2022
DF Maximilian Werner (1997-08-16) 16 August 1997 (age 24) 2   Hamburger Polo Club v.   India, 15 April 2022
DF Phillip Holzmüller (2001-08-13) 13 August 2001 (age 20) 2   Münchner SC v.   India, 15 April 2022
DF Lukas Windfeder (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 27) 134   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   Belgium, 17 October 2021
DF Martin Häner (1988-08-27) 27 August 1988 (age 33) 272   Berliner HC 2020 Summer Olympics
DF Benedikt Fürk (1988-10-20) 20 October 1988 (age 33) 186   Uhlenhorst Mülheim 2020 Summer Olympics

MF Luis Gill (1997-11-27) 27 November 1997 (age 24) 6   Berliner HC v.   Argentina, 22 May 2022
MF Erik Kleinlein (2001-12-03) 3 December 2001 (age 20) 3   Mannheimer HC v.   England, 5 May 2022
MF Hugo von Montgelas (2004-04-17) 17 April 2004 (age 18) 2   Frankfurt 1880 v.   India, 15 April 2022
MF Paul Glander (2005-04-12) 12 April 2005 (age 17) 2   Harvestehuder THC v.   India, 15 April 2022
MF Niclas Schippan (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 22) 2   Harvestehuder THC v.   India, 15 April 2022
MF Max Silanoglu (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 27) 1   Hamburger Polo Club v.   India, 14 April 2022
MF Paul-Philipp Kaufmann (1996-06-21) 21 June 1996 (age 26) 27   Den Bosch v.   South Africa, 21 February 2022
MF Mario Schachner (2001-09-19) 19 September 2001 (age 20) 7   Mannheimer HC v.   France, 19 February 2022
MF Tobias Hauke (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 34) 334   Harvestehuder THC 2020 Summer Olympics

FW Anton Boeckel (1995-03-23) 23 March 1995 (age 27) 27   Club an der Alster v.   Argentina, 22 May 2022
FW Elian Mazkour (2001-03-09) 9 March 2001 (age 21) 1   Rot-Weiss Köln v.   England, 4 May 2022
FW Dieter Linnekogel (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 29) 74   Club an der Alster v.   India, 15 April 2022
FW Julius Hayner (2000-04-29) 29 April 2000 (age 22) 2   Düsseldorfer HC v.   India, 15 April 2022
FW Florian Sperling (2002-08-24) 24 August 2002 (age 19) 2   Berliner HC v.   India, 15 April 2022
FW Paul Smith (2000-01-21) 21 January 2000 (age 22) 2   Hamburger Polo Club v.   India, 15 April 2022
FW Michael Hummel (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 25) 1   Berliner HC v.   India, 15 April 2022
FW Max Kapaun (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 27) 14   Klein Zwitserland v.   Spain, 26 March 2022
FW Timm Herzbruch (1997-06-07) 7 June 1997 (age 25) 94   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   South Africa, 17 February 2022
FW Florian Fuchs (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 30) 239   Bloemendaal 2020 Summer Olympics

CoachesEdit

Years Coach
1969–1973   Horst Wein
1974–1990   Klaus Lissek
1990–2000   Paul Lissek
2000–2006   Bernhard Peters
2006–2015   Markus Weise
2015–2016   Valentin Altenburg
2016–2019   Stefan Kermas
2019   Markus Weise (caretaker)
2019–2021[4]   Kais al Saadi
2021–present   André Henning[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 19 July 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  2. ^ "The German Times Online – Football Inc". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Im Norden gegen den Erzrivalen". hockey.de (in German). 7 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Al Saadi ist neuer Hockey-Bundestrainer". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  5. ^ "André Henning übernimmt die Honamas". hockey.de (in German). 17 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.

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