John-John Dohmen

John-John Dominique Dohmen (born 24 January 1988) is a Belgian field hockey player who plays for Waterloo Ducks and the Belgium national team as a midfielder.

John-John Dohmen
Personal information
Full name John-John Dominique Dohmen
Born (1988-01-24) 24 January 1988 (age 32)
Anderlecht, Belgium
Height 174 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Waterloo Ducks
Youth career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Waterloo Ducks
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Belgium 386


John-John Dohmen was born in Anderlecht in 1988, and spent his youth in Ittre.[1]

He has graduated in ergotherapy.[2] In 2014 he was a candidate for the Centre démocrate humaniste in the Belgian regional elections in Walloon Brabant.[1]

Dohmen started playing hockey when he was five years old, and debuted at Royal Léopold Club in Uccle.[3]

He is a player for the Waterloo Ducks, and since 2013 the captain of the Belgian national team (the "Red Lions").[1] He has won five national titles, one with Léopold and four with Waterloo. He was named Belgian hockey player of the year for the season 2008-2009.[3] In the 2018–19 Euro Hockey League, Dohmen's Waterloo Ducks became the first Belgian club to win the Euro Hockey League.[4][5]

International careerEdit

Dohmen debuted with the national team when he was only 16 years old, in a match against Italy. As of 23 February 2017, he had played 338 matches for the Red Lions.[3]

He participated in his first Olympics at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[6] Dohmen became European vice-champion with Belgium at the 2013 European Championship on home ground in Boom.

Olympic silver medalistEdit

In his third Olympics, Rio 2016, Dohmen led his team to the silver medal in the men's field hockey tournament.[3]

World hockey player of the yearEdit

At the 2016 FIH Player of the Year Awards, the main awards given by the International Hockey Federation, Dohmen was crowned the 2016 FIH Player of the Year.[7] He was previously nominated for the same award in 2013 and 2015.[3]



  1. ^ a b c "Qui est John-John Dohmen, la nouvelle recrue d'André Antoine". Le Vif (in French). 19 March 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ "John-John Dohmen". Team Belgium. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e Goffaut, Christophe (23 February 2017). "John-John Dohmen, l'apprenti devenu guide". L'Avenir (in French).
  4. ^ "Waterloo Ducks winnen Euro Hockey League na 4-0-winst tegen Köln". (in Dutch). Het Laatste Nieuws. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Waterloo Ducks in EHL heaven with remarkable 4-0 grand final success in Eindhoven". Euro Hockey League. 22 April 2019. Archived from the original on 22 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  6. ^ "John-John Dohmen". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  7. ^ "John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best hockey players of 2016". India-Asian News Agence. 23 February 2017.
  8. ^ "John John Dohmen Officier (2016)". Connaître la Wallonie (in French). Retrieved 23 February 2017.

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