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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). The team is currently coached by former women's coach Markus Weise.

Germany
Germany
AssociationDeutscher Hockey-Bund
(German Hockey Federation)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachStefan Kermas
Assistant coach(es)James Lewis
Aditya Pasarakonda
Eric Verboom
ManagerFalk Tischer
CaptainMats Grambusch
Home
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FIH ranking
Current 7 Decrease 1 (30 June 2019)[1]
Highest1 (2003–2004, 2006–2009, 2012–2013)
Lowest7 (June 2019–present)
Summer Olympics
Appearances18 (first in 1908)
Best result1st (1972, 1992, 2008, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (2002, 2006)
EuroHockey Championships
Appearances17 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1970, 1978, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Semifinal match 2006 between Germany and Spain

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Tournament 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 have 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.

Summer OlympicsEdit

World CupEdit

World LeagueEdit

FIH Pro LeagueEdit

  • 2019 – Sixth place

Champions TrophyEdit

EuroHockey Nations ChampionshipEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were named on 27 July 2019 for the 2019 EuroHockey Championship in Antwerp, Belgium.[3]

Caps updated as of 6 August 2019, after the match against Belgium.

Head coach: Stefan Kermas

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
2 DF Mathias Müller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 27) 105   Hamburger Polo Club
3 FW Mats Grambusch (C) (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 26) 136   Rot-Weiss Köln
4 DF Lukas Windfeder (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 24) 102   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
6 DF Martin Häner (1988-08-27) 27 August 1988 (age 30) 238   Berliner HC
9 FW Niklas Wellen (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 24) 125   Crefelder HTC
10 MF Dan Nguyen (1991-12-08) 8 December 1991 (age 27) 62   Mannheimer HC
12 MF Timm Herzbruch (1997-06-07) 7 June 1997 (age 22) 73   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
15 DF Tom Grambusch (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 24) 64   Rot-Weiss Köln
16 MF Dieter Linnekogel (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 27) 67   Club an der Alster
17 FW Christopher Rühr (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 25) 128   Rot-Weiss Köln
18 DF Ferdinand Weinke (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 24) 50   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
20 MF Martin Zwicker (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 (age 32) 221   Berliner HC
21 GK Tobias Walter (1990-02-16) 16 February 1990 (age 29) 53   Dragons
23 FW Florian Fuchs (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 27) 205   Bloemendaal
27 MF Timur Oruz (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 24) 66   Rot-Weiss Köln
29 DF Johannes Große (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 22) 42   Rot-Weiss Köln
30 GK Victor Aly (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 25) 14   Rot-Weiss Köln
31 FW Malte Hellwig (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 21) 11   Uhlenhorst Mülheim

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 Mark Appel (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 25) 19   Club an der Alster v.   Great Britain, 28 April 2019

DF Niklas Bosserhoff (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 15   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   Netherlands, 28 July 2019
DF Teo Hinrichs (1999-09-17) 17 September 1999 (age 19) 12   Mannheimer HC v.   Australia, 16 June 2019
DF Julius Meyer (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 24) 47   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   Spain, 10 June 2019
DF Jan-Philipp Rabente (1987-07-03) 3 July 1987 (age 32) 163   UHC Hamburg v.   Belgium, 2 June 2019
DF Linus Müller (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 19) 2   Mannheimer HC v.   Belgium, 2 June 2019
DF Tobias Hauke (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 31) 301   Harvestehude 2018 World Cup

MF Benedikt Fürk (1988-10-20) 20 October 1988 (age 30) 161   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   Belgium, 6 August 2019
MF Constantin Staib (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 23) 61   Hamburger Polo Club v.   Spain, 10 June 2019
MF Moritz Rothländer (1997-11-10) 10 November 1997 (age 21) 17   TSV Mannheim v.   Argentina, 22 May 2019

FW Malte Hellwig (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 21) 11   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   Belgium, 6 August 2019
FW Anton Boeckel (1995-03-23) 23 March 1995 (age 24) 24   Club an der Alster v.   Netherlands, 28 July 2019
FW Niklas Bruns (1994-06-29) 29 June 1994 (age 25) 25   Club an der Alster v.   Netherlands, 28 July 2019
FW Thies Prinz (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 21) 17   Rot-Weiss Köln v.   Argentina, 22 May 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings June 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ "The German Times Online – Football Inc". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "HONAMAS: Das Team für die EM 2019 ist nominiert". web.hockey.de (in German). Deutscher Hockey-Bund. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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