Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I

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Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I
FormerlyHockey Champions Challenge
SportField hockey
Founded2001
Replaced byFIH Hockey World League
No. of teams8
ContinentInternational (FIH)
Most recent
champion(s)
 South Korea (1st title)
Most titles Argentina (3 titles)
Official websitewww.fihockey.org

The Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I was an international field hockey tournament, played every two years. It was introduced in 2001 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in order to broaden hockey's competitive base at world level, the last tournament was held in 2014 in Malaysia and won by South Korea. The champions challenge was replaced by the FIH Hockey World League in 2014 after eight editions.[1]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2001
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
India
2–1
South Africa

Argentina
4–2
Malaysia
2003
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Spain
7–3
South Korea

South Africa
2–2
(5–4)
Penalty strokes

New Zealand
2005
Details
Alexandria, Egypt
Argentina
5–2
South Korea

Belgium
6–5
England
2007
Details
Boom, Belgium
Argentina
3–2
after extra time

New Zealand

India
4–3
England
2009
Details
Salta, Argentina
New Zealand
4–2
Pakistan

India
3–2
Argentina
2011
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Belgium
4–3
India

South Africa
3–1
Argentina
2012
Details
Quilmes, Argentina
Argentina
5–0
South Korea

Ireland
4–3
after extra time

Malaysia
2014
Details
Kuantan, Malaysia
South Korea
4–0
Canada

Malaysia
4–2
Ireland

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 Argentina 3 (2005, 2007, 2012*) 1 (2001) 2 (2009*, 2011)
 South Korea 1 (2014) 3 (2003, 2005, 2012)
 India 1 (2001) 1 (2011) 2 (2007, 2009)
 New Zealand 1 (2009) 1 (2007) 1 (2003)
 Belgium 1 (2011) 1 (2005)
 Spain 1 (2003)
 South Africa 1 (2001) 2 (2003*, 2011)
 Canada 1 (2014)
 Pakistan 1 (2009)
 Malaysia 1 (2014*) 2 (2001*, 2012)
 Ireland 1 (2012) 1 (2014)
 England 2 (2005, 2007)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2012 2014 Total
 Argentina 3rd 1st 1st 4th 4th 1st 6
 Belgium 6th 3rd 6th 7th 1st 5
 Canada 8th 8th 6th 2nd 4
 China 6th 1
 Egypt 6th 1
 England 5th 4th 4th 3
 France 6th 1
 India 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 4
 Ireland 3rd 4th 2
 Japan 5th 5th 7th 5th 7th 5
 Malaysia 4th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 5
 New Zealand 4th 2nd 1st 5th 4
 Pakistan 2nd 1
 Poland 6th 8th 8th 3
 South Africa 2nd 3rd 5th 5th 3rd 7th 6
 South Korea 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 4
 Spain 1st 1
Total 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Did you know... a brief history of Champions Challenge 1". FIH. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-23.