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Spain men's national field hockey team

The Spain men's national field hockey team represents Spain in international men's field hockey and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Hockey Association, the governing body for field hockey in Spain.

Spain
Spain
NicknameRedsticks
AssociationRoyal Spanish Hockey Federation
(Real Federación Española de Hockey)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachFrédéric Soyez
Assistant coach(es)Eduardo Aguilar
ManagerCésar Hernández
CaptainMiguel Delas
Most capsSergi Enrique (306)[1]
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 8 Increase 1 (8 September 2019)[2]
Highest3 (2006, 2008–2009)
Lowest11 (March 2015 – June 2016)
Summer Olympics
Appearances18 (first in 1928)
Best result2nd (1980, 1996, 2008)
FIH World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result2nd (1971, 1998)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances18 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1974, 2005)

Spain has competed in every World Cup since the first edition in 1971. They have won the EuroHockey Nations Championship twice and both the Champions Trophy and Champions Challenge once.[3]

Tournament recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Olympic record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
  1908 Did not participate
  1920
  1928 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 3 8 Squad
  1932 Did not participate
  1936
  1948 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 3 6 Squad
  1952 Did not participate
  1956
  1960 3rd place game 3rd 6 4 1 1 11 4 Squad
  1964 3rd place game 4th 9 4 3 2 18 9 Squad
  1968 5th place game 6th 9 3 3 3 10 8 Squad
  1972 7th place game 7th 9 3 4 2 11 11 Squad
  1976 5th place game 6th 7 2 2 3 12 18 Squad
  1980 Final 2nd 6 4 1 1 36 7 Squad
  1984 7th place game 8th 7 2 1 4 11 13 Squad
  1988 9th place game 9th 7 3 1 3 10 10 Squad
  1992 5th place game 5th 7 5 0 2 19 12 Squad
  1996 Final 2nd 7 5 0 2 17 9 Squad
  2000 9th place game 9th 7 2 2 3 11 15 Squad
  2004 3rd place game 4th 7 3 2 2 20 13 Squad
  2008 Final 2nd 7 5 0 2 12 8 Squad
  2012 5th place game 6th 6 2 2 2 10 15 Squad
  2016 Quarter-finals 5th 6 3 1 2 14 8 Squad
  2020 Qualified
Total Best: 2nd place 18/24 113 38 25 50 228 174

World CupEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
  1971 Final 2nd 6 3 1 2 6 4 N/A
  1973 5th place game 5th 7 5 0 2 17 5 N/A
  1975 7th place game 8th 7 2 1 4 10 16
  1978 5th place game 5th 8 5 1 2 11 5
  1982 11th place game 11th 7 2 1 4 11 14
  1986 5th place game 5th 7 4 1 2 14 16
  1990 7th place game 8th 7 3 0 4 17 13
  1994 9th place game 9th 7 2 2 3 10 9
  1998 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 19 7 Squad
  2002 11th place game 11th 9 4 2 3 17 15 Squad
  2006 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 3 0 18 11 Squad
  2010 5th place game 5th 6 4 0 2 14 8 Squad
  2014 7th place game 8th 6 1 3 2 10 13 Squad
  2018 Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 6 7 Squad
  2023 To be determined
Total Best: 2nd place 14/14 94 44 18 32 176 143

EuroHockey ChampionshipEdit

EuroHockey Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1970 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 2 1 25 6
  1974 Final 1st 6 5 1 0 12 1
  1978 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 12 13
  1983 3rd place game 4th 7 5 0 2 27 12
  1987 7th place game 7th 7 2 2 3 18 12
  1991 5th place game 5th 7 4 0 3 13 10
  1994 7th place game 8th 7 3 1 3 13 11
  1999 5th place game 5th 7 5 1 1 22 7
  2003 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 28 14
  2005 Final 1st 5 4 0 1 16 10
  2007 Final 2nd 5 1 2 2 14 11
  2009 3rd place game 4th 5 3 0 2 14 9
  2011 5th–8th place pool 6th 5 3 0 2 12 10
  2013 5th–8th place pool 5th 5 3 1 1 19 10
  2015 5th–8th place pool 6th 5 2 0 3 13 12
  2017 5th–8th place pool 5th 5 3 1 1 8 10
  2019 Final 2nd 5 2 1 2 11 16
  2021 Qualified
Total 2 titles 18/18 102 57 14 31 277 174

Hockey World LeagueEdit

World League record
Season Position Round Pld W D* L GF GA
2012–13 10th Semi-final 6 2 2 2 10 11
2014–15 10th Semi-final 7 2 1 4 13 15
2016–17 6th Semi-final 7 4 1 2 12 16
Final 5 2 0 3 6 13
Total Best: 6th Final 25 10 4 11 41 55

FIH Pro LeagueEdit

FIH Pro League record
Season Position Pld W D* L GF GA
2019 7th 14 2 5 7 33 45
2020 Qualified
Total Best: 7th 14 2 5 7 33 45

Champions TrophyEdit

Champions Trophy record
Year Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1978 5th 4 0 1 3 7 15
  1980 6th 6 1 2 3 8 16
  1981 5th 5 1 1 3 9 19
  1982 Did not participate
  1982
  1984 6th 5 0 1 4 7 15
  1985 Did not participate
  1986
  1987 6th 7 1 1 5 6 14
  1988 5th 5 1 1 3 4 10
  1989
until
  1992
Did not participate
  1993 5th 6 1 0 5 7 16
  1994 5th 6 1 2 3 13 18
  1995 Did not participate
  1996 5th 6 1 2 3 11 16
  1997 3rd 6 3 1 2 16 12
  1998 5th 6 2 1 3 16 17
  1999 4th 6 2 1 3 10 12
  2000 4th 6 2 1 3 8 8
  2001 Did not participate
  2002
  2003
  2004 1st 6 5 0 1 21 9
  2005 3rd 6 4 0 2 18 14
  2006 3rd 6 2 3 1 15 13
  2007 5th 8 4 2 2 25 17
  2008 2nd 6 3 1 2 15 11
  2009 5th 6 1 2 3 22 28
  2010 5th 6 2 2 2 16 19
  2011 2nd 6 4 0 2 20 10
  2012 Withdrew
  2014 Did not participate
  2016
  2018
Total 1 title 124 41 25 58 274 309

Champions ChallengeEdit

Champions Challenge record
Year Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  2001 Did not participate
  2003 1st 6 5 0 1 22 12
  2007
until
  2014
Did not participate
Total 1 title 6 5 0 1 22 12
*Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were named on 14 October 2019 for the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifier against France in Valencia, Spain.[4]

Caps updated as of 26 October 2019, after the match against France.

Head coach:   Frederic Soyez

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Quico Cortés (1983-03-29) 29 March 1983 (age 36) 298   Club Egara
24 GK Mario Garín (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 27) 54   Club de Campo

3 DF Sergi Enrique (1987-09-22) 22 September 1987 (age 32) 314   Atlètic Terrassa
6 DF Ignacio Rodríguez (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 23) 54   Club de Campo
16 DF Llorenç Piera Grau (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 23) 29   Real Club de Polo
23 DF Josep Romeu (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 (age 29) 126   Club Egara

7 MF Miquel Delas (Captain) (1984-04-13) 13 April 1984 (age 35) 247   Barcelona
9 MF Álvaro Iglesias (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 26) 132   Club de Campo
10 MF Marc Sallés (1987-05-06) 6 May 1987 (age 32) 233   Atlètic Terrassa
12 MF Joan Tarrés (1996-05-08) 8 May 1996 (age 23) 43   Atlètic Terrassa
13 MF David Alegre (1984-09-06) 6 September 1984 (age 35) 264   Real Club de Polo
18 MF Alejandro de Frutos (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 27) 113   Club de Campo
21 MF Viçens Ruiz (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 28) 154   Real Club de Polo

8 FW Quique González (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 23) 111   Club de Campo
11 FW Roc Oliva (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 30) 165   Real Club de Polo
17 FW Xavi Lleonart (1990-06-22) 22 June 1990 (age 29) 198   Real Club de Polo
25 FW Pau Quemada (1983-09-04) 4 September 1983 (age 36) 268   Club Egara
27 FW Marc Boltó (1995-11-21) 21 November 1995 (age 23) 63   Atlètic Terrassa

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 Albert Pérez (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 24) 1   Junior v.   Scotland, 21 July 2019

DF Ricardo Sánchez (1992-12-04) 4 December 1992 (age 26) 74   Complutense v.   Argentina, 21 October 2019
DF Ricardo Santana (1993-02-27) 27 February 1993 (age 26) 120   Leuven v.   Great Britain, 11 October 2019
DF Marc Serrahima (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 24) 68   Junior v.   Great Britain, 11 October 2019
DF Marc Perellon (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22) 36   Junior v.   India, 29 September 2019
DF Ignasi Torras (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 24) 30   Atlètic Terrassa v.   Scotland, 21 July 2019
DF Marc Recasens (1999-09-13) 13 September 1999 (age 20) 4   Club Egara v.   Great Britain, 4 May 2019

MF Marc Miralles (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 22) 26   CD Terrassa v.   Argentina, 21 October 2019
MF Marc Garcia (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 29) 29   Club Egara v.   Scotland, 21 July 2019
MF Xavi Gispert (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 20) 4   Club Egara v.   Great Britain, 4 May 2019

FW Albert Béltran (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 26) 82   Atlètic Terrassa v.   India, 29 September 2019
FW Diego Arana (1988-09-12) 12 September 1988 (age 31) 55   Herakles 2019 EuroHockey Championship

Results and fixturesEdit

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

2018Edit

2019Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sergi Enrique se convierte en el jugador español con más internacionalidades". www.europapress.es (in Spanish). Europa Press. 23 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Real Federación Española de Hockey – RFEH". Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Los #Redsticks Ya Conocen Sus Convocados Para El Preolímpico". rfeh.es (in Spanish). Real Federación Española de Hockey. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.

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