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India men's national field hockey team

The India national field hockey team[1] 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 is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals till date.

India
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NicknameMen in Blue; Bharat Army
AssociationHockey India
ConfederationASHF (Asia)
CoachHarendra Singh
ManagerArjun Halappa
CaptainManpreet Singh
Home
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FIH ranking
Current5 Increase (1) (July 2018)
Highest5 (2004, June 2016, July 2018)
Lowest12 (2007)
Summer Olympics
Appearances20 (first in 1928)
Best result1st (1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1980)
World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (1975)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1958)
Best result1st (1966, 1998, 2014)
Asia Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1982)
Best result1st (2003, 2007, 2017)

After their gold medal win at the 1980 Olympics, the team's performance declined through the next three decades, with the team failing to win a medal at the Olympics or the World Cup. In 2016, the Indian men's team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy and reached the knockout stage of the Olympics for the first time in 36 years. As of 2018, the team is ranked fifth in the world. From February 2018, the Government of Odisha has started sponsoring the Indian national field hockey team, both men and women team. In a first-of-its-kind association, the state has decided to support the India's field hockey team for next five years.[2]

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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
RankCompetitionGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Olympics81211
2Sultan Azlan Shah Cup52714
3Asian Games39315
4Asia Cup3519
5Asian Hockey Champions Trophy3104
6South Asian Games1304
7Hockey Champions Challenge1124
8World Cup1113
9Afro-Asian Games1001
10Hockey Champions Trophy0213
11Commonwealth Games0202
12FIH Hockey World League0022
Totals (12 competitions)26271972

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  
India 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 5th
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

Asian GamesEdit

yes 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 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  

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

No Year Host Position
1 1983 Malaysia  
2 1985 Malaysia  
3 1991 Malaysia  
4 1995 Malaysia  
5 1999 Malaysia 5th
6 2000 Malaysia  
7 2001 Malaysia 5th
8 2004 Malaysia 7th
9 2005 Malaysia 5th
10 2006 Malaysia  
11 2007 Malaysia  
12 2008 Malaysia  
13 2009 Malaysia  
14 2010 Malaysia  
15 2011 Malaysia 6th
16 2012 Malaysia  
17 2013 Malaysia 5th
18 2015 Malaysia  
19 2016 Malaysia  
20 2017 Malaysia  
21 2018 Malaysia 5th

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 2004 Islamabad, Pakistan  
3 2010 Dhaka, Bangladesh  
4 2016 Guwahati, India  

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Players who are part of the 33-member core squad for 2018:[3]

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Caps Latest call-up
2 GK Akash Chikte (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 26) Yavatmal, Maharashtra 48 2017 Hockey World League Final
13 GK Suraj Karkera (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 23) Mumbai, Maharashtra 24 2018 Test matches vs New Zealand
16 GK P. R. Sreejesh (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 32) Ernakulam, Kerala 204 2018 World Cup
19 GK Krishan Pathak (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 21) Kapurthala, Punjab 20 2018 World Cup
1 DF Harmanpreet Singh (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 22) Amritsar, Punjab 90 2018 World Cup
3 DF Rupinder Pal Singh (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 28) Faridkot, Punjab 202 2018 Asian Games
6 DF Surender Kumar (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 24) Karnal, Haryana 103 2018 World Cup
12 DF Dipsan Tirkey (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 20) Sundergarh, Odisha 24 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
22 DF Varun Kumar (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 23) Jalandhar, Punjab 59 2018 World Cup
23 DF Gurinder Singh (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23) Ropar, Punjab 31 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
23 DF Nilam Sanjeep Xess (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 20) Bargarh, Odisha 10 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
26 DF Birendra Lakra (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 28) Sundergarh, Odisha 168 2018 World Cup
30 DF Amit Rohidas (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 25) Sundergarh, Odisha 69 2018 World Cup
5 MF Kothajit Khadangbam (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 26) Imphal East, Manipur 186 2018 World Cup
7 MF Manpreet Singh (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 26) Jalandhar, Punjab 238 2018 World Cup
10 MF Simranjeet Singh (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 21) Batala, Punjab 24 2018 World Cup
15 MF S. K. Uthappa (1993-12-02) 2 December 1993 (age 24) Kodagu, Karnataka 138 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
17 MF Sumit (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 21) Sonipat, Haryana 49 2018 World Cup
18 MF Nilakanta Sharma (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 23) Imphal East, Manipur 25 2018 World Cup
21 MF Harjeet Singh (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 22) Tarn Taran, Punjab 50 2018 Four Nations Inv., New Zealand
25 MF Satbir Singh (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 25) Gurdaspur, Punjab 64 2018 Four Nations Inv., New Zealand
29 MF Chinglensana Kangujam (1991-12-02) 2 December 1991 (age 26) Imphal East, Manipur 199 2018 World Cup
9 FW Gurjant Singh (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 23) Amritsar, Punjab 36 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
10 FW Armaan Qureshi (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 13 2018 Four Nations Inv., New Zealand
11 FW Mandeep Singh (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 23) Jalandhar, Punjab 125 2018 World Cup
14 FW Lalit Upadhyay (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 24) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 89 2018 World Cup
20 FW Talwinder Singh (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 24) Jalandhar, Punjab 69 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
24 FW S. V. Sunil (1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 29) Kodagu, Karnataka 250 2018 Asian Games
27 FW Akashdeep Singh (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 23) Tarn Taran, Punjab 174 2018 World Cup
28 FW Sumit Kumar (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 21) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 6 2018 Champions TrophyINJ
30 FW Affan Yousuf (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 23) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 21 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
31 FW Ramandeep Singh (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 25) Gurdaspur, Punjab 124 2018 Champions Trophy

ReservesEdit

Other players who were part of the squad in 2018:[4]

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Caps Latest call-up
4 DF Mandeep Mor (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 19) Narwana, Haryana 5 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
4 DF Jarmanpreet Singh (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 22) Amritsar, Punjab 12 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
15 DF Hardik Singh (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 20) Jalandhar, Punjab 6 2018 World Cup
30 MF Vivek Prasad (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 18) Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh 30 2018 Asian Games
2 FW Dilpreet Singh (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 19) Amritsar, Punjab 36 2018 World Cup
32 FW Shilanand Lakra (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 19) Sundergarh, Odisha 6 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Support staffEdit

Notable former playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey India". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Odisha to sponsor Indian hockey teams for next five years". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Hockey India names 33-member squad for 2018 season". The Times of India. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh named in India hockey squad for New Zealand tour". Deccan Chronicle. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Ciriello roped in as analytical coach of Indian men's hockey team". The Times of India. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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