Tom Alain Boon (born 25 January 1990) is a Belgian professional field hockey player who plays as a forward for Léopold and the Belgium national team.

Tom Boon
Personal information
Full name Tom Alain Boon
Born (1990-01-25) 25 January 1990 (age 34)
Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Léopold
Youth career
White Star
Senior career
Years Team
White Star
0000–2013 Racing
2013–2015 Bloemendaal
2015–2019 Racing
2019–present Léopold
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–present Belgium 304 (124)
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  Belgium
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2018 Bhubaneswar
Silver medal – second place 2023 Bhubaneswar/Rourkela
EuroHockey Championship
Gold medal – first place 2019 Antwerp
Silver medal – second place 2013 Boom
Silver medal – second place 2017 Amstelveen
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Amstelveen
Hockey World League
Silver medal – second place 2014–15 Raipur Team
Last updated on: 24 July 2021

He won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.[1]

Club career edit

He started at Royal White Star HC, and after also having played for Bloemendaal, he played four years for the Belgian team Racing Club de Bruxelles.[2] In 2019, he moved to the 2018–19 Belgian national champions, Léopold, where he signed a contract for five seasons.[3]

International career edit

Boon made his debut in the national team in 2008. In 2009 he finished fifth with this team at the European Championship in Amstelveen and in 2011 they finished fourth at the European Championship in Mönchengladbach. In 2011, he also won the Champions Challenge. With his club Racing Brussels, he became Belgian field hockey champion for five consecutive years (2009-2013). At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed for the national team in the men's tournament that came fifth.[4] Boon became European silver medalist with Belgium at the 2013 European Championship on home ground in Boom. In spite of his opening goal against Germany, Belgium lost the final by 1-3.[5]

At the 2016 Olympics, he was part of the Belgium team that on the silver medal. Boon himself scored a goal in the quarter-final.[1] At the 2019 EuroHockey Championship, where Belgium won its first European title,[6] he was the top goalscorer together with three other players with five goals.[7] On 25 May 2021, he was selected in the squad for the 2021 EuroHockey Championship.[8]

Personal life edit

Tom Boon was born in a hockey family. His grandmother Jacqueline Ronsmans was a Belgian international player, just like his mother Carine Boon-Coudron and his uncles Eric and Marc Coudron (Belgian record international with 358 games). His sister Jill Boon has also played Olympic hockey for Belgium.[9][10]

International goals edit

Scores and results list Belgium's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 August 2012 London, United Kingdom   South Korea 1–0 2–1 2012 Summer Olympics
2. 5 August 2012   New Zealand 1–0 1–1
3. 7 August 2012   India 3–0 3–0
4. 11 August 2012   Spain 2–1 5–2
5. 4–1
6. 6 May 2013 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France   Portugal 1–0 19–0 2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 2
7. 2–0
8. 8–0
9. 9–0
10. 16–0
11. 18–0
12. 19–0
13. 7 May 2013   Scotland 4–1 7–1
14. 6–1
15. 9 May 2013   France 1–1 3–2
16. 11 May 2013   Canada 1–0 5–2
17. 4–1
18. 12 May 2013   Poland 6–0 10–1
19. 8–1
20. 10–1
21. 15 June 2013 Rotterdam, Netherlands   France 3–0 3–0 2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals
22. 19 June 2013   Ireland 5–2 6–3
23. 21 June 2013   New Zealand 2–1 3–2
24. 3–1
25. 23 June 2013   Australia 1–1 2–2 (7–6 p)
26. 17 August 2013 Boom, Belgium   Germany 1–1 2–1 2013 Men's EuroHockey Championship
27. 2–1
28. 19 August 2013   Czech Republic 2–0 4–0
29. 21 August 2013   Spain 1–0 2–2
30. 25 August 2013   Germany 1–0 1–3

References edit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tom Boon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Hockey (DH): Van Strydonck rejoint les Pays-Bas et Oranje Zwart". La Capitale (in French). 20 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Tom Boon verlaat Racing en ondertekent een contract voor vijf seizoenen bij Léopold". www.hln.be (in Dutch). Het Laatste Nieuws. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Tom Boon". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  5. ^ "TriFinance EuroHockey 2013". 21 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Goud in eigen land! De Red Lions winnen na het WK nu ook het EK". sporza.be (in Dutch). Sporza. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Brilliant Belgium win their first ever European Championship crown". belfiuseurohockey.com. 24 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Selectie Red Panthers en Red Lions voor het Europees Kampioenschap aangekondigd". hockey.be (in Dutch). 25 May 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  9. ^ "De familie Boon". David Steegen (in Dutch). brusselnieuws.be. 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jill Boon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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