Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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This tournament is remembered for the first victory of a European nation since 1920 and the behaviour of the players of Pakistan after losing the final, which included wearing their silver medals on their feet during the medal ceremony, turning their backs to the West German flag and destroying their locker room, while Pakistani fans stormed the field, assaulted security personnel and poured water over Rene Frank, the president of the International Hockey Federation.

The eleven Pakistani players were banned for life from their national team, but after a high-level apology the ban was reduced to two years.[1] Final results for the Hockey competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics:

Men's Tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
West Germany 7 6 1 0 17 5 13
Pakistan 7 5 1 1 17 6 11
Malaysia 7 4 1 2 9 7 9
Spain 7 2 4 1 9 8 8
Belgium 7 2 1 4 8 14 5
France 7 2 0 5 6 13 4
Argentina 7 0 3 4 4 9 3
Uganda 7 0 3 4 6 14 3


August 27, 1972

  • West Germany – Belgium 5-1 (3-1)
  • Pakistan – France 3-0 (1-0)
  • Malaysia – Uganda 3-1 (1-0)
  • Spain – Argentina 1-1 (0-1)

August 28, 1972

  • West Germany – Malaysia 1-0 (1-0)
  • Belgium – Argentina 1-1 (1-1)
  • Pakistan – Spain 1-1 (1-1)
  • France – Uganda 3-1 (1-0)

August 29, 1972

  • Pakistan – Uganda 3-1 (2-0)
  • Spain – Malaysia 0-0 (0-0)
  • Belgium – France 1-0 (1-0)
  • West Germany – Argentina 2-1 (2-0)

August 31, 1972

  • Pakistan – West Germany 1-2 (0-0)
  • Argentina – Uganda 0-0 (0-0)
  • Spain – Belgium 1-0 (0-0)
  • France – Malaysia 0-1 (0-1)

September 1, 1972

  • Spain – France 3-2 (3-1)
  • Pakistan – Argentina 9898-1 (1-0)
  • West Germany – Uganda 1-1 (1-1)
  • Belgium – Malaysia 2-4 (1-3)

September 3, 1972

  • West Germany – Spain 2-1 (0-1)
  • Pakistan – Malaysia 3-0 (1-0)
  • France – Argentina 1-0 (1-0)
  • Belgium – Uganda 2-0 (0-0)

September 4, 1972

  • Spain – Uganda 2-2 (2-2)
  • Pakistan – Belgium 3-1 (1-1)
  • West Germany – France 4-0 (3-0)
  • Malaysia – Argentina 1-0 (0-0)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
India 7 6 1 0 25 8 12
Netherlands 7 5 1 1 20 9 11
Great Britain 7 4 1 2 15 10 9
Australia 7 3 2 2 18 8 8
New Zealand 7 2 3 2 16 11 7
Poland 7 2 2 3 12 12 6
Kenya 7 1 1 5 8 17 3
Mexico 7 0 0 7 1 40 0


August 27, 1972

  • India – Netherlands 1-1 (1-1)
  • Kenya – Poland 0-1 (0-1)
  • Australia – New Zealand 0-0 (0-0)
  • Great Britain – Mexico 6-0 (1-0)

August 28, 1972

  • Australia – Kenya 3-1 (1-0)
  • New Zealand – Mexico 7-0 (3-0)
  • India – Great Britain 5-0 (4-0)
  • Netherlands – Poland 4-2 (3-0)

August 30, 1972

  • Poland – Mexico 3-0 (1-0)
  • Netherlands – Kenya 5-1 (2-0)
  • New Zealand – Great Britain 2-1 (2-0)
  • Australia – India 1-3 (1-2)

August 31, 1972

  • Kenya – Great Britain 0-2 (0-1)
  • India – Poland 2-2 (1-0)
  • Netherlands – New Zealand 2-0 (1-0)
  • Australia – Mexico 10-0 (6-0)

September 2, 1972

  • India – Kenya 3-2 (0-1)
  • New Zealand – Poland 3-3 (1-2)
  • Australia – Great Britain 1-1 (1-1)
  • Netherlands – Mexico 4-0 (3-0)

September 3, 1972

  • Netherlands – Great Britain 1-3 (1-1)
  • Australia – Poland 1-0 (1-0)
  • India – Mexico 8-0 (4-0)
  • Kenya – New Zealand 2-2 (2-2)

September 4, 1972

  • Australia – Netherlands 2-3 (1-3)
  • Kenya – Mexico 2-1 (1-0)
  • India – New Zealand 3-2 (1-1)
  • Poland – Great Britain 1-2 (1-1)

Men's Semi Final Round[edit]

September 7, 1972

  • Australia – Malaysia 2-1 (0-1)
  • Great Britain – Spain 2-0 (1-0)

September 8, 1972

  • West Germany – Netherlands 3-0 (1-0)
  • Pakistan – India 2-0 (2-0)

Men's Classification Matches[edit]

September 7, 1972

  • 15th/16th place: Uganda – Mexico 4-1 (1-1)
  • 13th/14th place: Argentina – Kenya 0-1 (0-0) after extra time

September 8, 1972

  • 11th/12th place: France – Poland 4-7 (2-1) after extra time
  • 9th/10th place: Belgium – New Zealand 1-2 (0-0)

September 9, 1972

  • 7th/8th place: Malaysia – Spain 1-2 (0-2)
  • 5th/6th place: Australia – Great Britain 2-1 (0-0) after extra time

Men's Bronze Medal Match[edit]

September 10, 1972

NETHERLANDS 1 – 2 (1 – 1) INDIA 10:00 Hockey Facility Olympic Park, Munich
Ref: Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA) and Bernard Valette (FRA)
Ties Kruize 6' Govinda Billimogaputtaswamy 15'
Singh Mukhbain 70'

Men's Final[edit]

September 10, 1972

WEST GERMANY 1 - 0 (0 - 0) PAKISTAN 12:00 Hockey Facility Olympic Park, Munich
Ref: Horacio Servetto (ARG) and Richard Jewell (AUS)
Michael Krause 60'

Final rankings[edit]

  1. West Germany
  2. Pakistan
  3. India
  4. Netherlands
  5. Australia
  6. Great Britain
  7. Spain
  8. Malaysia
  9. New Zealand
  10. Belgium
  11. Poland
  12. France
  13. Kenya
  14. Argentina
  15. Uganda
  16. Mexico

Remarks:

  • Men's competition only in 1972
  • It was the first ever gold medal lost by either Pakistan or India, former rulers in this sport.
  • At the medal ceremony Pakistani players, as a protest against alleged biased and unfair decisions by the referee, put forth their foot to wear the medal then threw their silver medals at the floor and turned their backs as the German anthem played.

Men's Medal Winners[edit]

GOLD West Germany

Eduard Thelen, Peter Trump, Uli Vos, Rainer Seifert, Wolfgang Strödter, Eckart Suhl, Michael Peter, Wolfgang Rott, Fritz Schmidt, Ulrich Klaes, Michael Krause, Peter Kraus, Werner Kaessmann, Carsten Keller, Detlef Kittstein, Wolfgang Baumgart, Horst Dröse, and Dieter Freise.

SILVER Pakistan

Munawwaruz Zaman, Saleem Sherwani, Zahid Sheikh, Fazalur Rehman, Shahnaz Sheikh, Abdul Rasheed Jr, Mohammad Asad Malik (captain), Akhtarul Islam, Islahuddin Siddique, Saeed Anwar (vice-captain), Mudassar Asghar, Jahangir Butt, Iftikhar Syed, Riaz Ahmed and Akhtar Rasool.

BRONZE India

Mukhbain Singh, Virinder Singh, Harcharan Singh, Harmik Singh, Kulwant Singh, Krishnamurthy Perumal, Ajitpal Singh, Harbinder Singh, Ashok Kumar, Kindo Michael, Galesh Mollerapoovayya, Govin Billimogaputtaswamy, Charles Cornelius, Manuel Frederick, and Vece Paes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Misbehaving Pakistani hockey players.