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India men's national field hockey team

The India national field hockey team represents India in international field hockey competitions.[1] It was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation.

India
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Association Hockey India
Confederation ASHF (Asia)
Coach Roelant Oltmans
Assistant coach Roger Van Gent
Manager Tushar Khandker
Captain P. R. Shreejesh
FIH ranking 6
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In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1956, the India men's team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. The team had a 30-0 winning streak during this time, from their first game until losing in the 1960 gold medal final. India also won the 1975 World Cup.

In 2016, the Indian men's team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy tournament against Australia.[2]

In 2016, at Rio Olympics 2016, the Indian men's team reached the knock-out stages of the hockey event after a gap of 36 years.

India is the most successful team ever in Olympics, having won eight Olympics gold medals till date. Their 2014 Team (who qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics after winning gold at the Asian Games) is ranked sixth in the world.

Contents

Medals tableEdit

 
Indian Field hockey Team at 1928 Olympics
 
Indian Field hockey Team at 1932 Olympics
 
Indian Field hockey Team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Olympics 8 1 2 11
5 World Cup 1 1 1 3
6 FIH Hockey World League 0 0 1 1
8 Hockey Champions Trophy 0 1 1 2
2 Commonwealth Games 0 2 0 2
3 Asian Games 3 9 2 14
3 Asia Cup 2 5 1 8
2 Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2 1 0 3
2 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 5 2 6 13
3 Hockey Champions Challenge 1 1 2 4
1 Afro-Asian Games 1 0 0 1
2 South Asian Games 1 3 0 4

Tournament historyEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

No Year Host Position Wins Draws Losses
1 1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands   5 0 0
2 1932 Los Angeles, USA   2 0 0
3 1936 Berlin, Germany   5 0 0
4 1948 London, UK   5 0 0
5 1952 Helsinki, Finland   3 0 0
6 1956 Melbourne, Australia   5 0 0
7 1960 Rome, Italy   5 0 1
8 1964 Tokyo, Japan   7 2 0
9 1968 Mexico City, Mexico   7 0 2
10 1972 Munich, West Germany   6 2 1
11 1976 Montreal, Canada 7th 4 0 3
12 1980 Moscow, USSR   4 2 0
13 1984 Los Angeles, USA 5th 5 1 1
14 1988 Seoul, South Korea 6th 3 1 3
15 1992 Barcelona, Spain 7th 3 0 4
16 1996 Atlanta, USA 8th 2 2 3
17 2000 Sydney, Australia 7th 3 2 2
18 2004 Athens, Greece 7th 2 1 4
2008 Beijing, China DNQ
19 2012 London, UK 12th 0 0 6
20 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 2 1 3
21 2020 Tokyo, Japan
TOTALS 76 14 33

World CupEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1971 Barcelona, Spain  
2 1973 Amstelveen, Netherlands  
3 1975 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
4 1978 Buenos Aires, Argentina 6th
5 1982 Bombay, India 5th
6 1986 London, UK 12th
7 1990 Lahore, Pakistan 10th
8 1994 Sydney, Australia 5th
9 1998 Utrecht, Netherlands 9th
10 2002 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10th
11 2006 Mönchengladbach, Germany 11th
12 2010 New Delhi, India 8th
13 2014 The Hague, Netherlands 9th
14 2018 Bhubaneswar, India Q

World LeagueEdit

FIH Hockey World League
Year Round
India 2012–13 6th
India 2014–15  

Champions TrophyEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1980 Karachi, Pakistan 5th
2 1982 Amstelveen, Netherlands  
3 1983 Karachi, Pakistan 4th
4 1985 Perth, Australia 6th
5 1986 Karachi, Pakistan 5th
6 1989 Berlin, West Germany 6th
7 1995 Berlin, Germany 5th
8 1996 Madras, India 4th
9 2002 Cologne, Germany 4th
10 2003 Amstelveen, Netherlands 4th
11 2004 Lahore, Pakistan 4th
12 2005 Chennai, India 5th
13 2012 Melbourne, Australia 4th
14 2014 Bhubaneswar, India 4th
15 2016 London, UK  

Commonwealth GamesEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2 2006 Melbourne, Australia 6th
3 2010 New Delhi, India  
4 2014 Glasgow, Scotland  
5 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Asian GamesEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1958 Tokyo, Japan  
2 1962 Jakarta, Indonesia  
3 1966 Bangkok, Thailand  
4 1970 Bangkok, Thailand  
5 1974 Tehran, Iran  
6 1978 Bangkok, Thailand  
7 1982 New Delhi, India  
8 1986 Seoul, South Korea  
9 1990 Beijing, China  
10 1994 Hiroshima, Japan  
11 1998 Bangkok, Thailand  
12 2002 Busan, South Korea  
13 2006 Doha, Qatar 5th
14 2010 Guangzhou, China  
15 2014 Incheon, South Korea  
16 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia

Asian CupEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1982 Karachi, Pakistan  
2 1985 Dhaka, Bangladesh  
3 1989 New Delhi, India  
4 1994 Hiroshima, Japan  
5 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
6 2003 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
7 2007 Chennai, India  
8 2009 Kuantan, Malaysia 5th
9 2013 Ipoh, Malaysia  
10 2017

Asian Champions TrophyEdit

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

Champions ChallengeEdit

Afro-Asian GamesEdit

South Asian GamesEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Roelant Oltmans

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Club
16 GK Shreejesh, P. R.P. R. Shreejesh (c) (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 31) Ernakulam, Kerala Uttar Pradesh Wizards
1 DF Singh, HarmanpreetHarmanpreet Singh (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 21) Amritsar, Punjab Dabang Mumbai
3 DF Singh, Rupinder PalRupinder Pal Singh (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 26) Faridkot, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
5 DF Singh, KothajitKothajit Singh (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 24) Imphal East, Manipur Ranchi Rays
6 DF Kumar, SurenderSurender Kumar (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 23) Kurukshetra, Haryana Delhi Waveriders
12 DF Raghunath, V. R.V. R. Raghunath (1988-11-01) 1 November 1988 (age 28) Kodagu, Karnataka Uttar Pradesh Wizards
7 MF Singh, ManpreetManpreet Singh (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 24) Jalandhar, Punjab Ranchi Rays
8 MF Singh, SardaraSardara Singh (1986-07-15) 15 July 1986 (age 30) Sirsa, Haryana Punjab Warriors
15 MF Uthappa, S. K.S. K. Uthappa (1993-12-02) 2 December 1993 (age 23) Kodagu, Karnataka Kalinga Lancers
17 MF Mujtaba, DanishDanish Mujtaba (1988-12-20) 20 December 1988 (age 28) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Dabang Mumbai
22 MF Walmiki, DevinderDevinder Walmiki (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 24) Mumbai, Maharashtra Kalinga Lancers
24 FW Sunil, S. V.S. V. Sunil (vc) (1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 28) Kodagu, Karnataka Punjab Warriors
27 FW Singh, AkashdeepAkashdeep Singh (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 22) Tarn Taran, Punjab Uttar Pradesh Wizards
29 FW Singh, ChinglensanaChinglensana Singh (1991-12-02) 2 December 1991 (age 25) Imphal East, Manipur Uttar Pradesh Wizards
31 FW Singh, RamandeepRamandeep Singh (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 24) Gurdaspur, Punjab Uttar Pradesh Wizards
32 FW Thimmaiah, NikkinNikkin Thimmaiah (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 26) Kodagu, Karnataka Dabang Mumbai

Other players in 2016Edit

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Club
2 GK Chikte, AkashAkash Chikte (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 24) Pune, Maharashtra Ranchi Rays
19 GK Dahiya, VikasVikas Dahiya (1995-05-08) 8 May 1995 (age 22) Sonipat, Haryana
23 GK Singh, HarjotHarjot Singh (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 23) Ludhiana, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
6 DF Mor, PardeepPardeep Mor (1992-06-03) 3 June 1992 (age 24) Sonipat, Haryana Kalinga Lancers
26 DF Lakra, BirendraBirendra Lakra (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 27) Rourkela, Odisha Ranchi Rays
28 DF Singh Kular, JasjitJasjit Singh Kular (1989-12-30) 30 December 1989 (age 27) Jalandhar, Punjab Punjab Warriors
21 MF Singh, HarjeetHarjeet Singh (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 21) Mohali, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
11 FW Singh, MandeepMandeep Singh (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 22) Jalandhar, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
20 FW Singh, TalwinderTalwinder Singh (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 23) Jalandhar, Punjab Delhi Waveriders

Notable former playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey India". Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Champions trophy | Stubborn India go down to Australia in thrilling final". SportsCafe.in. 2016-06-17. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  3. ^ "India beats Pakistan, takes trophy". The Hindu. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "India go down 4–5 in humdinger of a final against Pakistan". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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