Germany men's national field hockey team

The Germany men's national field hockey team is one of the most successful sides in the world, winning gold at the Summer Olympics four times (including once as West Germany), the Hockey World Cup twice, the EuroHockey Nations Championship eight times (including twice as West Germany) and the Hockey Champions Trophy nine times (including three times as West Germany).

Germany
Germany
AssociationDeutscher Hockey-Bund
(German Hockey Federation)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachKais al Saadi
CaptainTobias Hauke
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 6 Steady (4 October 2020)[1]
Highest1 (2003–2004, 2006–2009, 2012–2013)
Lowest7 (June 2019)
Olympic Games
Appearances19 (first in 1908)
Best result1st (1972, 1992, 2008, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (2002, 2006)
EuroHockey Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1970, 1978, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Semifinal match 2006 between Germany and Spain

HistoryEdit

The team caused an upset in the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup when they defeated Australia 2–1 with striker Olivier Domke scoring the winner after Germany came back from being 1–0 down. After this period the Germans went through a transition period, finishing lowly in the 2003 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and the 2004 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy with several inexperienced players in their squad. Coach Bernhard Peters was looking to nurture the players for the World Cup such as Christopher Zeller, Moritz Fürste and Timo Wess, and was successful as the Germans won the 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup in Mönchengladbach, defeating Australia 4–3 in the final. Bernhard Peters left the team in order to pursue a career in football and is now a staff member at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.[2]

On 6 November 2006, Markus Wiese was appointed as the new head coach. Success at the 2007 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics followed this. Germany headed into the 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup with a largely young and inexperienced squad but reached the final of the World Cup after strong performances throughout the tournament. In the final, they were defeated 2–1 by Australia.

Germany has played in the annual 2011 Hockey Champions Trophy held in Auckland, New Zealand. The team competed in pool B with Korea, Netherlands and host nation New Zealand. The team finished fifth in the tournament.

Competitive recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
  1908 5th place game 5th 2 1 0 1 1 4 Squad
  1920 Did not participate
  1928 3rd place game 3rd 4 3 0 1 11 3 Squad
  1932 Did not participate
  1936 Final 2nd 4 3 0 1 14 9 Squad
  1948 Did not participate
  1952 5th place game 5th 5 4 0 1 20 4 Squad
  1956 3rd place game 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 6 Squad
  1960 Quarter-finals 7th 5 2 0 3 11 4 Squad
  1964 5th place game 5th 9 4 5 0 17 5 Squad
  1968 3rd place game 4th 9 5 1 3 16 8 Squad
  1972 Final 1st 9 8 1 0 21 5 Squad
  1976 5th place game 5th 6 3 1 2 22 13 Squad
  1980 Withdrew
  1984 Final 2nd 7 4 1 2 14 6 Squad
  1988 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 16 7 Squad
  1992 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 20 6 Squad
  1996 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 13 9 Squad
  2000 5th place game 5th 7 4 2 1 17 8 Squad
  2004 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 2 1 21 12 Squad
  2008 Final 1st 7 4 3 0 14 7 Squad
  2012 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 20 14 Squad
  2016 3rd place game 3rd 8 5 2 1 23 18 Squad
  2020 Qualified
Total 4 titles 19/24 122 75 24 23 299 148

World CupEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
  1971 5th place game 5th 7 4 0 3 12 7 Squad
  1973 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 2 0 7 2 Squad
  1975 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 18 14 Squad
  1978 3rd place game 4th 8 3 2 3 28 18 Squad
  1982 Final 2nd 7 3 2 2 17 16 Squad
  1986 3rd place game 3rd 7 3 3 1 14 9 Squad
  1990 3rd place game 4th 7 5 0 2 16 7 Squad
  1994 3rd place game 4th 7 2 4 1 13 9 Squad
  1998 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 1 1 19 10 Squad
  2002 Final 1st 9 8 0 1 24 11 Squad
  2006 Final 1st 7 4 3 0 18 10 Squad
  2010 Final 2nd 7 4 2 1 24 12 Squad
  2014 5th place game 6th 6 3 0 3 17 10 Squad
  2018 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 0 1 11 6 Squad
  2023 To be determined
Total 2 titles 14/14 97 56 20 21 238 141

European ChampionshipsEdit

EuroHockey Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1970 Final 1st 6 5 1 0 14 2
  1974 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 30 3
  1978 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 27 6
  1983 3rd place game 3rd 7 5 0 2 27 13
  1987 3rd place game 3rd 7 6 0 1 20 7
  1991 Final 2nd 7 7 0 0 25 3
  1995 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 29 5
  1999 Final 1st 7 5 2 0 30 8
  2003 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 27 7
  2005 3rd place game 3rd 5 4 0 1 21 6
  2007 3rd place game 4th 5 2 2 1 16 9
  2009 Final 2nd 5 3 1 1 15 13
  2011 Final 1st 5 5 0 0 20 4
  2013 Final 1st 5 4 0 1 18 9
  2015 Final 2nd 5 3 1 1 16 10
  2017 3rd place game 4th 5 3 1 1 16 13
  2019 3rd place game 4th 5 3 0 2 18 11
  2021 Qualified
Total 8 titles 18/18 102 78 11 13 369 129

FIH Pro LeagueEdit

FIH Pro League record
Season Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
2019 6th 14 4 5 5 30 38 Squad
2020 Qualified Squad
Total Best: 6th 14 4 5 5 30 38

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

Sultan Azlan
Shah Cup
record
Year Position
1987 1st
1995 2nd
1998 2nd
1999 3rd
2000 5th
2001 1st
2003 2nd
2004 4th
Best result: 1st place

Defunct competitionsEdit

*Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 24 players were named for the FIH Pro League matches against Belgium on 22 and 23 September 2020.[3]

Caps updated as of 23 September 2020, after the match against Belgium.

Head coach: Kais al Saadi

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Mark Appel (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 26) 21   Club an der Alster
30 GK Victor Aly (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 26) 25   Großflottbek
32 GK Alexander Stadler (1999-10-16) 16 October 1999 (age 21) 2   TSV Mannheim

4 DF Lukas Windfeder (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 25) 114   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
5 DF Linus Müller (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 20) 7   Mannheimer HC
6 DF Martin Häner (Captain) (1988-08-27) 27 August 1988 (age 32) 253   Berliner HC
13 DF Tobias Hauke (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 33) 312   Harvestehude
18 DF Ferdinand Weinke (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 25) 64   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
25 DF Teo Hinrichs (1999-09-17) 17 September 1999 (age 21) 21   Mannheimer HC
26 DF Niklas Bosserhoff (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 22) 23   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
29 DF Johannes Große (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 23) 56   Rot-Weiss Köln

3 MF Mats Grambusch (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 28) 148   Rot-Weiss Köln
11 MF Constantin Staib (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 25) 70   Hamburger Polo Club
19 MF Justus Weigand (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 20) 3   Mannheimer HC
20 MF Martin Zwicker (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 (age 33) 236   Berliner HC
24 MF Benedikt Fürk (1988-10-20) 20 October 1988 (age 32) 170   Uhlenhorst Mülheim
27 MF Timur Oruz (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 26) 80   Rot-Weiss Köln

7 FW Jonas Gomoll (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 27) 45   Berliner HC
8 FW Paul-Philipp Kaufmann (1996-06-21) 21 June 1996 (age 24) 3   TSV Mannheim
9 FW Niklas Wellen (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 25) 138   Pinoké
17 FW Christopher Rühr (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 26) 142   Rot-Weiss Köln
22 FW Marco Miltkau (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 30) 105   Klein Zwitserland
23 FW Florian Fuchs (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 29) 221   Bloemendaal
31 FW Malte Hellwig (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 23) 22   Uhlenhorst Mülheim

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

DF Mathias Müller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 28) 118   Hamburger Polo Club v.   South Africa, 29 February 2020

MF Timm Herzbruch (1997-06-07) 7 June 1997 (age 23) 78   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   South Africa, 29 February 2020

FW Jan Schiffer (1998-05-03) 3 May 1998 (age 22) 2   Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.   South Africa, 29 February 2020

CoachesEdit

Years Coach
1969–1973   Horst Wein
1974–1990   Klaus Lissek
1990–2000   Paul Lissek
2000–2006   Bernhard Peters
2006–2015   Markus Weise
2015–2016   Valentin Altenburg
2016–2019   Stefan Kermas
2019   Markus Weise (caretaker)
2019–present[4]   Kais al Saadi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "The German Times Online – Football Inc". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "FIH Hockey Pro League: DHB-Teams mit je 24 Aktiven für die Belgien-Spiele". web.hockey.de (in German). Deutscher Hockey-Bund. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Al Saadi ist neuer Hockey-Bundestrainer". www.tagesspiegel.de (in German). Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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