Field hockey at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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The Field Hockey competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics, which was held in the Molson Stadium at the McGill University, on an artificial surface for the first time. Only a men's competition occurred.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

TEAM PTS P W D L GF GA
1 Netherlands 10 5 5 0 0 11 3
2 Australia 6 5 3 0 2 14 6
3 India 6 5 3 0 2 12 9
4 Malaysia 4 5 2 0 3 3 7
5 Canada 2 5 1 0 4 4 11
6 Argentina 2 5 1 0 4 4 12


  • Sunday July 18, 1976
India 4-0 (2-0) Argentina
Australia 2-0 (1-0) Malaysia


  • Monday July 19, 1976
India 1-3 (0-1) Netherlands
Australia 3-0 (1-0) Canada


  • Tuesday July 20, 1976
Netherlands 2-0 (0-0) Malaysia
Argentina 1-3 (0-2) Canada


  • Wednesday July 21, 1976
India 1-6 (1-3) Australia
Malaysia 2-0 (0-0) Argentina


  • Thursday July 22, 1976
India 3-0 (1-0) Canada
Australia 1-2 (0-2) Netherlands


  • Friday July 23, 1976
Netherlands 1-0 (1-0) Argentina
Malaysia 1-0 (0-0) Canada


  • Saturday July 24, 1976
India 3-0 (2-0) Malaysia
Australia 2-3 (1-1) Argentina


  • Sunday July 25, 1976
Netherlands 3-1 (0-1) Canada


  • Monday July 26, 1976 — Replay
Australia 1-1 (1-1) India
Australia wins after penalty strokes (5-4)

Group B[edit]

POS TEAM PTS P W D L GF GA
1 Pakistan 7 4 3 1 0 16 6
2 New Zealand 4 4 1 2 1 6 8
3 Spain 4 4 1 2 1 9 7
4 West Germany 3 4 1 1 2 10 10
5 Belgium 2 4 1 0 3 5 15


  • Sunday July 18, 1976
Pakistan 5-0 (1-0) Belgium
West Germany 1-1 (0-0) New Zealand


  • Monday July 19, 1976
Pakistan 2-2 (1-1) Spain


  • Tuesday July 20, 1976
Spain 1-1 (1-0) New Zealand


  • Wednesday July 21, 1976
Pakistan 4-2 (2-1) West Germany
New Zealand 2-1 (1-0) Belgium


  • Thursday July 22, 1976
West Germany 1-4 (1-3) Spain


  • Friday July 23, 1976
Spain 2-3 (1-1) Belgium


  • Saturday July 24, 1976
Pakistan 5-2 (4-1) New Zealand
West Germany 6-1 (3-1) Belgium


  • Monday July 26, 1976 — Replay
Spain 0-1 (0-0) New Zealand


Classification Round[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

  • Wednesday July 28, 1976 — Ninth to twelfth place
Belgium 3-2 (1-1) Argentina
Canada bye


  • Thursday July 29, 1976 — Ninth place
Canada 2-3 (1-0) Belgium


  • Thursday July 29, 1976 — Eleventh place
Argentina bye


  • Thursday July 29, 1976 — Fifth to eighth place
Spain 2-1 (1-0) Malaysia
India 2-3 (1-0) West Germany


  • Friday July 30, 1976 — Seventh place
India 2-0 (0-0) Malaysia


  • Friday July 30, 1976 — Fifth place
Spain 1-9 (0-2) West Germany

Semi finals[edit]

  • Wednesday July 28, 1976
Pakistan 1-2 (1-1) Australia
Netherlands 1-2 (1-1) New Zealand

Bronze medal match[edit]

  • Friday July 30, 1976
Netherlands 2-3 (1-1) Pakistan

Final[edit]

  • Friday July 30, 1976
New Zealand 1-0 (0-0) Australia

Final ranking[edit]

  1. New Zealand
  2. Australia
  3. Pakistan
  4. Netherlands
  5. West Germany
  6. Spain
  7. India
  8. Malaysia
  9. Belgium
  10. Canada
  11. Argentina

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Player Goals FG PS PC LC
1  Paul Litjens (NED) 11 0 1 6 4
2  Juan Amat (ESP) 7 0 0 6 1
 Ronald Riley (AUS) 7 7 0 0 0
 Wolfgang Strödter (FRG) 7 0 0 5 2
5  Munawwaruz Zaman (PAK) 6 0 0 3 3
6  Serge Dubois (BEL) 4 0 0 3 1
 Manzoor Hussain (PAK) 4 4 0 0 0
 Tony Ineson (NZL) 4 0 0 3 1
 Surjit Singh (IND) 4 0 0 4 0

Medal winners[edit]

GOLD New Zealand

Paul Ackerley, Jeff Archibald, Arthur Borren, Alan Chesney, John Christensen, Greg Dayman, Tony Ineson, Barry Maister, Selwyn Maister, Trevor Manning, Alan McIntyre, Neil McLeod, Arthur Parkin, Mohan Patel, Ramesh Patel, and Les Wilson.

SILVER Australia

David Bell, Greg Browning, Rick Charlesworth, Ian Cooke, Barry Dancer, Douglas Golder, Robert Haigh, Wayne Hammond, Jim Irvine, Malcolm Poole, Robert Proctor, Graeme Reid, Ronald Riley, Trevor Smith, and Terry Walsh.

BRONZE Pakistan

Munawwaruz Zaman, Qamar Zia (gk), Shahnaz Sheikh, Saleem Sherwani (gk), Iftikhar Syed, Saleem Nazim, Abdul Rasheed Jr (captain), Hanif Khan, Samiullah Khan, Arshad Mahmood, Islahuddin (vice-captain), Manzoorul Hasan, Manzoor Hussain, Akhtar Rasool, Arshad Ali Chaudry, and Mudassar Asghar.

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