Field hockey at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's field hockey
at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Morris Brown College Stadium (1996).JPEG
Tournament details
Host country United States
City Atlanta
Dates 20 July – 2 August
Teams 12
Venue(s) Herndon Stadium
Panther Stadium
Top three teams
Champions  Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up  Spain
Third place  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 42
Goals scored 173 (4.12 per match)
Top scorer(s) Netherlands Taco van den Honert
South Africa Greg Nicol (7 goals)
1992 (previous) (next) 2000
Field hockey at the
1996 Summer Olympics

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The men's field hockey tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics was the 18th edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a fourteen-day period beginning on 20 July, and culminating with the medal finals on 2 August. All games were played in two adjacent stadiums, the Herndon Stadium being the primary venue and site of the finals, and the Panther Stadium, both located in Atlanta, United States.

The Netherlands won the gold medal for the first time after defeating Spain 3–1 in the final. Australia won the bronze medal by defeating Germany 3–2.

Qualification[edit]

Each of the continental champions from five federations, the previous Olympic and World champions and the host nation received an automatic berth. Alongside the teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualification Tournament, twelve teams competed in this tournament.

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
Host nation  United States
26 July – 6 August 1992 1992 Summer Olympics Spain Barcelona, Spain  Germany1
4–15 October 1994 1994 Asian Games Japan Hiroshima, Japan  South Korea
23 November – 4 December 1994 1994 Hockey World Cup Australia Sydney, Australia  Pakistan
12–25 March 1995 1995 Pan American Games Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina  Argentina
22–27 May 1995 1995 Oceania Qualifying Tournament New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand  Australia
August 1995 1995 EuroHockey Nations Championship Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland 1
13–23 September 1995 1995 All-Africa Games Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe  South Africa
19–28 January 1996 Olympic Qualification Tournament Spain Barcelona, Spain  Netherlands
 India
 Great Britain
 Spain
 Malaysia
^1Germany qualified both as previous Olympic and continental champion, therefore that quota was added to the ones awarded by the Olympic Qualification Tournament to a total of 5.

Squads[edit]

Umpires[edit]

  •  Antonio Morales Lopez (ESP)
  •  Ayman Amin (EGY)
  •  Craig Madden (GBR)
  •  Donald Prior (AUS)
  •  Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
  •  Floris Idenburg (NED)
  •  Guillaume Langle (FRA)
  •  Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
  •  Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)
  •  Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
  •  Peter von Reth (NED)
  •  Raymond O'Connor (IRL)
  •  Richard Wolter (GER)
  •  Roger St. Rose (TRI)
  •  Steve Horgan (USA)
  •  Vasutheven Sasidharan (MAS)
  •  Yuri Platonov (RUS)

Results[edit]

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00)

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 5 4 0 1 14 5 +9 8
 Germany 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 7
 India 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6
 Pakistan 5 2 1 2 11 8 +3 5
 Argentina 5 2 0 3 9 13 –4 4
 United States 5 0 0 5 3 23 –20 0
20 July 1996
09:00
Spain  1 – 0  Germany
Arnau Goal 50' Report
Umpires:
Donald Prior (AUS)
Craig Madden (GBR)

20 July 1996
17:30
Pakistan  4 – 0  United States
Shahbaz Goal 10'
Ashraf Goal 18'25'
Zaman Goal 52'
Report
Umpires:
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
Vasutheven Sasidharan (MAS)

20 July 1996
20:00
India  0 – 1  Argentina
Report J. Lombi Goal 45'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Ayman Amin (EGY)

22 July 1996
09:00
Pakistan  0 – 3  Spain
Report Arnau Goal 22'43'
Escarré Goal 30'
Umpires:
Ayman Amin (EGY)
Peter von Reth (NED)

22 July 1996
17:30
Germany  1 – 1  India
Saliger Goal 66' Report M. Kumar Goal 62'
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Roger St Rose (TRI)

22 July 1996
20:00
United States  2 – 5  Argentina
Mellor Goal 39'
Jennings Goal 48'
Report J. Lombi Goal 4'12'
Ferrara Goal 15'26'
Capurro Goal 32'
Umpires:
Youri Platonov (RUS)
Donald Prior (AUS)

24 July 1996
09:00
United States  0 – 4  India
Report R. Singh Goal 10'
Pillay Goal 28'46'
S. Kumar Goal 69'
Umpires:
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
Craig Madden (GBR)

24 July 1996
17:30
Spain  2 – 1  Argentina
Escarré Goal 61'
Arnau Goal 65'
Report J. Lombi Goal 20'
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Peter von Reth (NED)

24 July 1996
20:00
Germany  3 – 1  Pakistan
Becker Goal 6'49'
Meinhardt Goal 39'
Report Khalid Goal 62'
Umpires:
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
Donald Prior (AUS)

26 July 1996
09:00
Germany  3 – 0  Argentina
Saliger Goal 16'
Becker Goal 19'
Bellenbaum Goal 64'
Report
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Donald Prior (AUS)

26 July 1996
17:30
Pakistan  0 – 0  India
Report
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Craig Madden (GBR)

26 July 1996
20:00
Spain  7 – 1  United States
Amat Goal 12'14'
Escarré Goal 25'49'
Arnau Goal 60'
Pujol Goal 64'
Cobos Goal 68'
Report Butcher Goal 37'
Umpires:
Roger St. Rose (TRI)
Youri Platonov (RUS)

28 July 1996
09:00
Pakistan  6 – 2  Argentina
Ahmed Goal 32'45'65'
Sarwar Goal 51'58'
Zaman Goal 53'
Report Pérez Goal 24'
J. Lombi Goal 68'
Umpires:
Craig Madden (GBR)
Ayman Amin (EGY)

28 July 1996
17:30
United States  0 – 3  Germany
Report Fischer Goal 11'22'
Blunck Goal 23'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Vasutheven Sasidharan (MAS)

28 July 1996
20:00
Spain  1 – 3  India
Escudé Goal 33' Report Ferreira Goal 21'41'
Varkey Goal 59'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 5 4 1 0 14 6 +8 9
 Australia 5 3 1 1 13 7 +6 7
 Great Britain 5 1 3 1 8 8 0 5
 South Korea 5 1 2 2 12 13 –1 4
 South Africa 5 0 3 2 7 12 –5 3
 Malaysia 5 0 2 3 7 15 –8 2
21 July 1996
09:00
Netherlands  2 – 0  Malaysia
Lomas Goal 10'
Klein Gebbink Goal 29'
Report
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

21 July 1996
17:30
Great Britain  2 – 2  South Korea
Giles Goal 31'50' Report Kang Keon-Wook Goal 35'
Park Shin-Heum Goal 68'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

21 July 1996
20:00
South Africa  1 – 1  Australia
Nicol Goal 65' Report Hager Goal 61'
Umpires:
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
Steve Horgan (USA)

23 July 1996
09:00
Netherlands  2 – 2  Great Britain
Bovelander Goal 17'
Delissen Goal 59'
Report Garcia Goal 27'
Giles Goal 65'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Antonio Morales (ESP)

23 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia  2 – 2  South Africa
Nawawi Goal 38'61' Report Nicol Goal 26'
G. Fulton Goal 64'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

23 July 1996
20:00
Australia  3 – 2  South Korea
Davies Goal 6'
Gaudoin Goal 32'
Stacy Goal 64'
Report Park Shin-Heum Goal 9'
Shin Seok-Kyo Goal 19'
Umpires:
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

25 July 1996
09:00
South Korea  3 – 3  South Africa
Park Shin-Heum Goal 27'
Shin Seok-Kyo Goal 51'
Kim Young-Kyu Goal 60'
Report Nicol Goal 55'68'
G. Fulton Goal 67'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Richard Wolter (GER)

25 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia  2 – 2  Great Britain
Nasiruddin Goal 4'
Abdul Aziz Goal 69'
Report Shaw Goal 41'
Giles Goal 63'
Umpires:
Ayman Amin (EGY)
Antonio Morales (ESP)

25 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands  3 – 2  Australia
de Nooijer Goal 12'
Bovelander Goal 35'
van den Honert Goal 50'
Report Sproule Goal 10'
Hager Goal 18'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Steve Horgan (USA)

27 July 1996
09:00
Malaysia  1 – 5  Australia
Nasiruddin Goal 44' Report Davies Goal 3'
Choppy Goal 4'6'10'
Lewis Goal 37'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)

27 July 1996
17:30
South Africa  0 – 2  Great Britain
Report Wyatt Goal 14'
Giles Goal 28'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

27 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands  3 – 1  South Korea
van den Honert Goal 47'55'
de Nooijer Goal 58'
Report Kim Young-Kyu Goal 19'
Umpires:
Roger St. Rose (TRI)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

29 July 1996
09:00
Great Britain  0 – 2  Australia
Report Hager Goal 5'
Stacy Goal 28'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

29 July 1996
17:30
Malaysia  2 – 4  South Korea
Nasiruddin Goal 60'
Nawawi Goal 64'
Report Kang Keon-Wook Goal 16'40'
Park Shin-Heum Goal 39'
Kim Jong-Yi Goal 49'
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

29 July 1996
20:00
Netherlands  4 – 1  South Africa
Lomans Goal 11'26'
Delissen Goal 13'
van den Honert Goal 54'
Report Nicol Goal 43'
Umpires:
Ayman Amin (EGY)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Ninth to twelfth place classification[edit]

Crossover[edit]

31 July 1996
08:30
Argentina  4 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Malaysia
Retegui Goal 14'55'
Ferrara Goal 57'
J. Lombi Goal 69'
Report A. Singh Goal 26'
Siva Goal 38'
Nawawi Goal 39'
Shamuganathan Goal 59'
Penalties
  3 – 0  
Umpires:
Patrick van Beneden (BEL)
Kayoshi Sana (JPN)

31 July 1996
08:30
South Africa  3 – 0  United States
Nicol Goal 34'
G. Fulton Goal 46'
C. Fulton Goal 62'
Report
Umpires:
Floris Idenburg (NED)
Ayman Amin (EGY)

Eleventh and twelfth place[edit]

1 August 1996
08:30
Malaysia  4 – 1  United States
Lim Chiow Chuan Goal 34'44'
Nawawi Goal 38'
Shanmuganathan Goal 56'
Report Butcher Goal 68'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Antonio Morales (ESP)

Ninth and tenth place[edit]

1 August 1996
08:30
Argentina  3 – 2  South Africa
Ferrara Goal 30'
Capurro Goal 36'
J. Lombi Goal 45'
Report Nicol Goal 22'
Hallowes Goal 38'
Umpires:
Craig Madden (GBR)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)

Fifth to eighth place classification[edit]

Crossover[edit]

31 July 1996
11:00
India  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
R. Singh Goal 14'
Ferreira Goal 39'
Kumar Goal 42'
Report Shin Seok-Kyo Goal 22'66'
Park Shin-Heum Goal 49'
Penalties
  3 – 5  
Umpires:
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
Steve Horgan (USA)

31 July 1996
11:00
Great Britain  1 – 2  Pakistan
Giles Goal 7' Report Sarwar Goal 11'
R. Khan Goal 65'
Umpires:
Roger St Rose (TRI)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

Seventh and eighth place[edit]

2 August 1996
11:00
India  3 – 4  Great Britain
Dhillon Goal 2'
R. Singh Goal 29'
Powar Goal 70'
Report Shaw Goal 24'
Laslett Goal 43'
Wyatt Goal 53'
Mayer Goal 56'
Umpires:
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
Roger St Rose (TRI)

Fifth and sixth place[edit]

2 August 1996
08:30
South Korea  3 – 1  Pakistan
Jeon Jong-Ha Goal 6'
Shin Seok-Kyo Goal 35'
Song Seung-Tae Goal 68'
Report Ashraf Goal 7'
Umpires:
Craig Madden (GBR)
Richard Wolter (GER)

Medal round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

31 July 1996
17:30
Spain  2 – 1  Australia
P. Amat Goal 45'
Escarré Goal 54'
Report Gaudoin Goal 63'
Umpires:
Richard Wolter (GER)
Peter von Reth (NED)

31 July 1996
20:00
Germany  1 – 3  Netherlands
Meinhardt Goal 60' Report van den Honert Goal 3'45'53'
Umpires:
Donald Prior (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Bronze medal match[edit]

2 August 1996
17:00
Australia  3 – 2  Germany
Stacy Goal 14'63'
Choppy Goal 69'
Report Meinhardt Goal 40'
Domke Goal 46'
Umpires:
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)
Peter von Reth (NED)

Gold medal match[edit]

2 August 1996
19:30
Spain  1 – 3  Netherlands
Pujol Goal 45' Report Bovelander Goal 52'55'
Lomans Goal 67'
Umpires:
Donald Prior (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Statistics[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Scorers[edit]

References[edit]