Ellen Hoog

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Ellen Hoog
Hoog in 2009
Personal information
Full name Ellen Martijn Hoog
Born (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 37)
Bloemendaal, Netherlands[1]
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Playing position Midfield
Senior career
Years Team
2002–2007 SCHC
2007–2017 AH&BC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2016 Netherlands 232 (60)

Ellen Marijn Hoog ([ˈɦoːx], born 26 March 1986)[3] is a former Dutch field hockey player, who is regarded as one of the best Dutch hockey players of her generation.

Field hockey career[edit]

Ellen began playing field hockey at the age of seven and in 2002, aged 16 she was selected to play her first senior game for Stichtse Cricket en Hockey Club in Bilthoven and made her debut for the Netherlands women's national field hockey team at age 17 in 2004[4] and has played in 232 matches, scoring 60 goals. She won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 and a silver medal in 2016.[1]

In August 2005, she became the European champion in Dublin. In December of the same year she won the Champions Trophy in Canberra with the Dutch national women's team. She was a part of the Dutch squads which won the 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup and the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup. She was also named as the best player of the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup.

In 2012, Hoog became the first player to decide a major championship match with a penalty shootout, taking the winning shot in the 2012 Summer Olympics semi-final against New Zealand. She repeated this feat in 2016 when she took the winning shot in the 2016 Summer Olympics semi against Germany.

She retired from international duty in 2016. She then later retired from hockey at her club Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club in May 2017.[5]

Style of play[edit]

Ellen Hoog is a specialist when it comes to reverse shooting. She is precise and strong when it comes to the forehand shot, she uses this skill to execute the penalty corners.[6] Her offensive speed and ability to change directions so quickly, made her one of the most dangerous midfielders in the world.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In August 2015, her book In perfecte conditie (In perfect condition) was published.

Ellen Hoog married her long-term boyfriend in June 2017, after ending her career as a professional. She gave birth to her daughter in February 2019.[8]


Netherlands women's national field hockey team




  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ellen Hoog". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Ellen Hoog". Rio2016.com. Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Hoog Ellen". Beijing2008.cn. Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Archived from the original on 1 September 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Na 232 interlands en 60 doelpunten stopt hockeyster Ellen Hoog als international". 23 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Article was removed - Teller Report".
  6. ^ "4 Reasons That Prove That Ellen Hoog is Amazing". 29 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Ellen Hoog truly plays on a different speed". 4 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Article was removed - Teller Report".

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