India men's national field hockey team

The India men's national field hockey team[2] was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1960, the Indian 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. India's hockey team is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won eight gold medals. India emerged as champions at the games in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1980.India also has the best overall performance in Olympic history with 76 victories out of the 123 matches played.

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NicknameMen in Blue; Bharat Army
AssociationHockey India
ConfederationASHF (Asia)
CoachGraham Reid
ManagerArjun Halappa
CaptainManpreet Singh
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 4 Steady (4 October 2020)[1]
Highest4 (February 2020 – present)
Lowest12 (2007)
Olympic Games
Appearances20 (first in 1928)
Best resultChampions (1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1980)
World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best resultChampions (1975)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1958)
Best resultChampions (1966, 1998, 2014)
Asia Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1982)
Best resultChampions (2003, 2007, 2017)

The men in blue is also one of the most successful team in Asia. They have won the Asian Games three times in the year 1966, 1998 and 2014. India came out on top in the Asia Cup in 2003, 2007 and in 2017. They are also the most successful team in the Asian Champions Trophy by winning the competition three times in 2011, 2016 and in 2018. The team has also won the Champions Challenge once and the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup five times.

Medals tableEdit

CompetitionGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Olympics81211
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup53715
Asian Games39315
Asia Cup3519
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy3104
South Asian Games1304
Hockey Champions Challenge1124
World Cup1113
Afro-Asian Games1001
FIH Hockey Series1001
Western Asiatic Games1001
Hockey Champions Trophy0213
Commonwealth Games0202
FIH Hockey World League0022
Totals (14 competitions)28281975

Tournament historyEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

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

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 6th

World LeagueEdit

FIH Hockey World Series
Year Round
  2012–13 6th
  2014–15  
  2016–17  

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 6th
13 2012   Melbourne, Australia 4th
14 2014   Bhubaneswar, India 4th
15 2016   London, UK  
16 2018   Breda, Netherlands  

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 4th
6 2022   Birmingham, England

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  
17 2022   Hangzhou, China
18 2026   Nagoya, Japan

Asia 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   Dhaka, Bangladesh  

Asian Champions TrophyEdit

No Year Host Position
1 2011   Ordos, China  
2 2012   Doha, Qatar  
3 2013   Kakamigahara, Japan 5th
4 2016   Kuantan, Malaysia  
5 2018   Muscat, Oman  
6 2020   Dhaka, Bangladesh Qualified

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1983   Malaysia  
2 1985   Malaysia  
3 1991   Malaysia  
4 1995   Malaysia  
5 2000   Malaysia  
6 2001   Malaysia 5th
7 2004   Malaysia 7th
8 2005   Malaysia 5th
9 2006   Malaysia  
10 2007   Malaysia  
11 2008   Malaysia  
12 2009   Malaysia  
13 2010   Malaysia  
14 2011   Malaysia 6th
15 2012   Malaysia  
16 2013   Malaysia 5th
17 2015   Malaysia  
18 2016   Malaysia  
19 2017   Malaysia  
20 2018   Malaysia 5th
21 2019   Malaysia  

Champions ChallengeEdit

No Year Host Position
1 2001   Kuala Lumpur  
2 2007   Boom  
3 2009   Salta  
4 2011   Johannesburg  

Afro-Asian GamesEdit

No Year Host Position
1 2003   Hyderabad  

South Asian GamesEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1995   Madras, India  
2 2006   Colombo, Sri Lanka  
3 2010   Dhaka, Bangladesh  
4 2016   Guwahati, India  

Western Asiatic GamesEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1934

  Delhi, India

 

FIH Hockey SeriesEdit

No. Year Host Position
1 2018-19  

Bhubaneshwar, India

 

TeamEdit

  • Caps as of 20 January 2020 as per FIH.

Current squadEdit

Players who are part of the 32-member core squad announced in December 2019:[3]

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Caps Latest call-up
2 GK Suraj Karkera (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 25) Mumbai, Maharashtra 26 2019 Ready Steady Tokyo Tournament
12 GK Krishan Pathak (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 23) Kapurthala, Punjab 44 2020 Hockey Pro League
16 GK P. R. Sreejesh (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 34) Kochi, Kerala 230 2020 Hockey Pro League
3 DF Rupinder Pal Singh (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 30) Faridkot, Punjab 212 2020 Hockey Pro League
4 DF Jarmanpreet Singh (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 24) Amritsar, Punjab 14 2019 Ready Steady Tokyo Tournament
5 DF Kothajit Singh (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 28) Imphal East, Manipur 206 2020 Hockey Pro League
6 DF Surender Kumar (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 27) Karnal, Haryana 129 2020 Hockey Pro League
13 DF Harmanpreet Singh (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 24) Amritsar, Punjab 113 2020 Hockey Pro League
15 DF Nilam Sanjeep Xess (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 22) Bargarh, Odisha 14 2019 Ready Steady Tokyo Tournament
23 DF Gurinder Singh (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 25) Ropar, Punjab 56 2020 Hockey Pro League
26 DF Birendra Lakra (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 30) Sundergarh, Odisha 193 2020 Hockey Pro League
30 DF Amit Rohidas (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 27) Sundergarh, Odisha 91 2020 Hockey Pro League
DF Dipsan Tirkey (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 22) Sundergarh, Odisha 24 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
7 MF Manpreet Singh (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 28) Jalandhar, Punjab 263 2020 Hockey Pro League
8 MF Hardik Singh (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 22) Jalandhar, Punjab 33 2019 Olympic Qualifiers
17 MF Sumit (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 23) Sonipat, Haryana 65 2020 Hockey Pro League
18 MF Nilakanta Sharma (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 25) Imphal East, Manipur 55 2020 Hockey Pro League
25 MF Jaskaran Singh (1994-01-27) 27 January 1994 (age 26) Jalandhar, Punjab 6 2019 Ready Steady Tokyo Tournament
29 MF Chinglensana Kangujam (1991-12-02) 2 December 1991 (age 28) Imphal East, Manipur 205 2020 Hockey Pro League
32 MF Vivek Prasad (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 20) Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh 56 2020 Hockey Pro League
69 MF Rajkumar Pal (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 22) Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh 0
9 FW Gurjant Singh (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 25) Amritsar, Punjab 43 2020 Hockey Pro League
10 FW Simranjeet Singh (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 23) Batala, Punjab 45 2019 Olympic Qualifiers
11 FW Mandeep Singh (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 25) Jalandhar, Punjab 155 2020 Hockey Pro League
14 FW Lalit Upadhyay (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 26) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 102 2020 Hockey Pro League
21 FW Shamsher Singh (1997-07-29) 29 July 1997 (age 23) Amritsar, Punjab 4 2019 Ready Steady Tokyo Tournament
24 FW S. V. Sunil (1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 31) Kodagu, Karnataka 263 2020 Hockey Pro League
27 FW Akashdeep Singh (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 25) Tarn Taran, Punjab 193 2020 Hockey Pro League
31 FW Ramandeep Singh (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 27) Gurdaspur, Punjab 135 2019 Olympic Qualifiers
71 FW Gursahibjit Singh (1999-02-05) 5 February 1999 (age 21) Gurdaspur, Punjab 17 2020 Hockey Pro League
FW Dilpreet Singh (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 21) Amritsar, Punjab 40 2018 World Cup
FW Shilanand Lakra (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 21) Sundergarh, Odisha 12 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Support staffEdit

Notable former playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Hockey India". Archived from the original on 6 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Striker Dilpreet returns to senior fold, included in national hockey camp". Sportstar. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Ciriello roped in as analytical coach of Indian men's hockey team". The Times of India. 16 January 2018. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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