India men's national field hockey team

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India
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Nickname Men in Blue; Bharat Army
Association Hockey India
Confederation ASHF (Asia)
Coach Harendra Singh
Manager Arjun Halappa
Captain Manpreet Singh
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FIH ranking
Current 5 Increase (1) (July 2018)
Highest 5 (2004, June 2016, July 2018)
Lowest 12 (2007)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 20 (first in 1928)
Best result 1st (1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1980)
World Cup
Appearances 14 (first in 1971)
Best result 1st (1975)
Asian Games
Appearances 16 (first in 1958)
Best result 1st (1966, 1998, 2014)
Asia Cup
Appearances 10 (first in 1982)
Best result 1st (2003, 2007, 2017)

The India national field hockey team[1] was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1960, the Indian men's team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. The team had a 30-0 winning streak during this time, from their first game until losing in the 1960 gold medal final. India also won the 1975 World Cup. India is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals till date.

After their gold medal win at the 1980 Olympics, the team's performance declined through the next three decades, with the team failing to win a medal at the Olympics or the World Cup. In 2016, the Indian men's team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy and reached the knockout stage of the Olympics for the first time in 36 years. As of 2018, the team is ranked fifth in the world. From February 2018, the Government of Odisha has started sponsoring the Indian national field hockey team, both men and women team. In a first-of-its-kind association, the state has decided to support the India's field hockey team for next five years.[2]

Medals table[edit]

Indian Field hockey Team at 1928 Olympics
Indian Field hockey Team at 1932 Olympics
Indian Field hockey Team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Olympics81211
2Sultan Azlan Shah Cup52714
3Asian Games39315
4Asia Cup3519
5Asian Hockey Champions Trophy2103
6South Asian Games1304
7Hockey Champions Challenge1124
8World Cup1113
9Afro-Asian Games1001
10Hockey Champions Trophy0213
11Commonwealth Games0202
12FIH Hockey World League0022
Totals (12 nations)25271971

Tournament history[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

No Year Host Position Wins Draws Losses
1 1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 0
2 1932 Los Angeles, USA 1st, gold medalist(s) 2 0 0
3 1936 Berlin, Germany 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 0
4 1948 London, UK 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 0
5 1952 Helsinki, Finland 1st, gold medalist(s) 3 0 0
6 1956 Melbourne, Australia 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 0
7 1960 Rome, Italy 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 1
8 1964 Tokyo, Japan 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 2 0
9 1968 Mexico City, Mexico 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 0 2
10 1972 Munich, West Germany 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 2 1
11 1976 Montreal, Canada 7th 4 0 3
12 1980 Moscow, USSR 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 2 0
13 1984 Los Angeles, USA 5th 5 1 1
14 1988 Seoul, South Korea 6th 3 1 3
15 1992 Barcelona, Spain 7th 3 0 4
16 1996 Atlanta, USA 8th 2 2 3
17 2000 Sydney, Australia 7th 3 2 2
18 2004 Athens, Greece 7th 2 1 4
2008 Beijing, China DNQ
19 2012 London, UK 12th 0 0 6
20 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 2 1 3
21 2020 Tokyo, Japan
Totals 76 14 33

World Cup[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 1971 Barcelona, Spain 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2 1973 Amstelveen, Netherlands 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3 1975 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)
4 1978 Buenos Aires, Argentina 6th
5 1982 Bombay, India 5th
6 1986 London, UK 12th
7 1990 Lahore, Pakistan 10th
8 1994 Sydney, Australia 5th
9 1998 Utrecht, Netherlands 9th
10 2002 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10th
11 2006 Mönchengladbach, Germany 11th
12 2010 New Delhi, India 8th
13 2014 The Hague, Netherlands 9th
14 2018 Bhubaneswar, India Q

World League[edit]

FIH Hockey World League
Year Round
India 2012–13 6th
India 2014–15 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
India 2016–17 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Champions Trophy[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 1980 Karachi, Pakistan 5th
2 1982 Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
3 1983 Karachi, Pakistan 4th
4 1985 Perth, Australia 6th
5 1986 Karachi, Pakistan 5th
6 1989 Berlin, West Germany 6th
7 1995 Berlin, Germany 5th
8 1996 Madras, India 4th
9 2002 Cologne, Germany 4th
10 2003 Amstelveen, Netherlands 4th
11 2004 Lahore, Pakistan 4th
12 2005 Chennai, India 5th
13 2012 Melbourne, Australia 4th
14 2014 Bhubaneswar, India 4th
15 2016 London, UK 2nd, silver medalist(s)
16 2018 Breda, Netherlands 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Commonwealth Games[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2 2006 Melbourne, Australia 6th
3 2010 New Delhi, India 2nd, silver medalist(s)
4 2014 Glasgow, Scotland 2nd, silver medalist(s)
5 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 4th

Asian Games[edit]

yes Year Host Position
1 1958 Tokyo, Japan 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2 1962 Jakarta, Indonesia 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3 1966 Bangkok, Thailand 1st, gold medalist(s)
4 1970 Bangkok, Thailand 2nd, silver medalist(s)
5 1974 Tehran, Iran 2nd, silver medalist(s)
6 1978 Bangkok, Thailand 2nd, silver medalist(s)
7 1982 New Delhi, India 2nd, silver medalist(s)
8 1986 Seoul, South Korea 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
9 1990 Beijing, China 2nd, silver medalist(s)
10 1994 Hiroshima, Japan 2nd, silver medalist(s)
11 1998 Bangkok, Thailand 1st, gold medalist(s)
12 2002 Busan, South Korea 2nd, silver medalist(s)
13 2006 Doha, Qatar 5th
14 2010 Guangzhou, China 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
15 2014 Incheon, South Korea 1st, gold medalist(s)
16 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Asian Cup[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 1982 Karachi, Pakistan 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2 1985 Dhaka, Bangladesh 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3 1989 New Delhi, India 2nd, silver medalist(s)
4 1994 Hiroshima, Japan 2nd, silver medalist(s)
5 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
6 2003 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)
7 2007 Chennai, India 1st, gold medalist(s)
8 2009 Kuantan, Malaysia 5th
9 2013 Ipoh, Malaysia 2nd, silver medalist(s)
10 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1st, gold medalist(s)

Asian Champions Trophy[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 2011 Ordos, China 1st, gold medalist(s)
2 2012 Doha, Qatar 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3 2013 Kakamigahara, Japan 5th
4 2016 Kuantan, Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 1983 Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2 1985 Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)
3 1991 Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)
4 1995 Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)
5 1999 Malaysia 5th
6 2000 Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
7 2001 Malaysia 5th
8 2004 Malaysia 7th
9 2005 Malaysia 5th
10 2006 Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
11 2007 Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
12 2008 Malaysia 2nd, silver medalist(s)
13 2009 Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)
14 2010 Malaysia 1st, gold medalist(s)
15 2011 Malaysia 6th
16 2012 Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
17 2013 Malaysia 5th
18 2015 Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
19 2016 Malaysia 2nd, silver medalist(s)
20 2017 Malaysia 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
21 2018 Malaysia 5th

Champions Challenge[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 2001 Kuala Lumpur 1st, gold medalist(s)
2 2007 Boom 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
3 2009 Salta 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
4 2011 Johannesburg 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Afro-Asian Games[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 2003 Hyderabad 1st, gold medalist(s)

South Asian Games[edit]

No Year Host Position
1 1995 Madras, India 1st, gold medalist(s)
2 2004 Islamabad, Pakistan 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3 2010 Dhaka, Bangladesh 2nd, silver medalist(s)
4 2016 Guwahati, India 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Players who are part of the 33-member core squad for 2018:[3]

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Caps Latest call-up
2 GK Akash Chikte (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 26) Yavatmal, Maharashtra 48 2017 Hockey World League Final
13 GK Suraj Karkera (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 23) Mumbai, Maharashtra 23 2018 Commonwealth Games
16 GK P. R. Sreejesh (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 32) Ernakulam, Kerala 189 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
19 GK Krishan Pathak (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 21) Kapurthala, Punjab 8 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
1 DF Harmanpreet Singh (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 22) Amritsar, Punjab 74 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
3 DF Rupinder Pal Singh (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 27) Faridkot, Punjab 192 2018 Asian Games
4 DF Gurinder Singh (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23) Ropar, Punjab 25 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
6 DF Surender Kumar (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 24) Karnal, Haryana 87 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
12 DF Dipsan Tirkey (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 20) Sundergarh, Odisha 24 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
22 DF Varun Kumar (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 23) Jalandhar, Punjab 43 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
23 DF Nilam Sanjeep Xess (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 19) Bargarh, Odisha 10 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
26 DF Birendra Lakra (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 28) Sundergarh, Odisha 160 2018 Asian Games
30 DF Amit Rohidas (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 25) Sundergarh, Odisha 59 2018 Asian Games
5 MF Kothajit Singh (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 26) Imphal East, Manipur 180 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
7 MF Manpreet Singh (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 26) Jalandhar, Punjab 222 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
10 MF Simranjeet Singh (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 21) Batala, Punjab 14 2018 Asian Games
15 MF S. K. Uthappa (1993-12-02) 2 December 1993 (age 24) Kodagu, Karnataka 138 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
17 MF Sumit (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 21) Sonipat, Haryana 43 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
18 MF Nilakanta Sharma (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 23) Imphal East, Manipur 19 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
21 MF Harjeet Singh (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 22) Tarn Taran, Punjab 50 2018 Four Nations Inv., New Zealand
25 MF Satbir Singh (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 24) Gurdaspur, Punjab 64 2018 Four Nations Inv., New Zealand
29 MF Chinglensana Singh (1991-12-02) 2 December 1991 (age 26) Imphal East, Manipur 184 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
9 FW Gurjant Singh (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 23) Amritsar, Punjab 30 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
10 FW Armaan Qureshi (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 13 2018 Four Nations Inv., New Zealand
11 FW Mandeep Singh (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 23) Jalandhar, Punjab 109 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
14 FW Lalit Upadhyay (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 24) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 73 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
20 FW Talwinder Singh (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 24) Jalandhar, Punjab 69 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
24 FW S. V. Sunil (1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 29) Kodagu, Karnataka 240 2018 Asian Games
27 FW Akashdeep Singh (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 23) Tarn Taran, Punjab 158 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
28 FW Sumit Kumar (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 21) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 6 2018 Champions TrophyINJ
30 FW Affan Yousuf (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 23) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 21 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
31 FW Ramandeep Singh (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 25) Gurdaspur, Punjab 124 2018 Champions Trophy

Reserves[edit]

Other players who were part of the squad in 2018:[4]

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Caps Latest call-up
4 DF Mandeep Mor (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 19) Narwana, Haryana 5 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
4 DF Jarmanpreet Singh (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 22) Amritsar, Punjab 6 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
DF Hardik Singh (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 20) Jalandhar, Punjab 0 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
30 MF Vivek Prasad (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 18) Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh 20 2018 Asian Games
12 FW Dilpreet Singh (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 18) Amritsar, Punjab 20 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
32 FW Shilanand Lakra (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 19) Sundergarh, Odisha 6 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Support staff[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey India". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Odisha to sponsor Indian hockey teams for next five years". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Hockey India names 33-member squad for 2018 season". The Times of India. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh named in India hockey squad for New Zealand tour". Deccan Chronicle. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Ciriello roped in as analytical coach of Indian men's hockey team". The Times of India. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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