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 Sjoerd Marijne
Assistant coach Roger Van Gent
Manager Arjun Halappa
Captain Manpreet Singh
FIH ranking 6 Steady (December 2017)
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Second kit

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 1956, the India 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.

In 2016, the Indian men's team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy tournament against Australia.[2] In 2016, at Rio Olympics 2016, the Indian men's team reached the knock-out stages of the hockey event after a gap of 36 years.

India is the most successful team ever in Olympics, having won eight Olympics gold medals till date. Their 2014 Team (who qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics after winning gold at the Asian Games) is ranked sixth in the world.

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
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Olympics 8 1 2 11
5 World Cup 1 1 1 3
5 FIH Hockey World League 0 0 2 2
8 Hockey Champions Trophy 0 1 1 2
2 Commonwealth Games 0 2 0 2
3 Asian Games 3 9 2 14
2 Asia Cup 3 5 1 9
2 Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2 1 0 3
2 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 5 2 7 14
3 Hockey Champions Challenge 1 1 2 4
1 Afro-Asian Games 1 0 0 1
2 South Asian Games 1 3 0 4

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)

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

Asian Games[edit]

No 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

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]

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup[edit]

Champions Challenge[edit]

Afro-Asian Games[edit]

South Asian Games[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Players who were part of the Four Nations Invitational Hockey tournament in New Zealand in January 2018:[5]

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Club
13 GK Pathak, KrishanKrishan Pathak (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 20) Kapurthala, Punjab Dabang Mumbai
16 GK Sreejesh, P. R.P. R. Sreejesh (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 31) Ernakulam, Kerala Uttar Pradesh Wizards
1 DF Singh, HarmanpreetHarmanpreet Singh (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 22) Amritsar, Punjab Dabang Mumbai
3 DF Singh, Rupinder PalRupinder Pal Singh (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 27) Faridkot, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
4 DF Singh, GurinderGurinder Singh (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23) Ropar, Punjab Uttar Pradesh Wizards
6 DF Kumar, SurenderSurender Kumar (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 24) Karnal, Haryana Delhi Waveriders
22 DF Kumar, VarunVarun Kumar (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 22) Jalandhar, Punjab Punjab Warriors
26 DF Lakra, BirendraBirendra Lakra (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 27) Simdega, Jharkhand Ranchi Rays
7 MF Singh, ManpreetManpreet Singh (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 25) Jalandhar, Punjab Ranchi Rays
9 MF Singh, SimranjeetSimranjeet Singh (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 21) Batala, Punjab Ranchi Rays
18 MF Sharma, NilakantaNilakanta Sharma (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 22) Imphal East, Manipur Dabang Mumbai
21 MF Singh, HarjeetHarjeet Singh (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 22) Tarn Taran, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
25 MF Singh, SatbirSatbir Singh (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 24) Gurdaspur, Punjab Punjab Warriors
29 MF Singh, ChinglensanaChinglensana Singh (1991-12-02) 2 December 1991 (age 26) Imphal East, Manipur Uttar Pradesh Wizards
30 MF Prasad, VivekVivek Prasad (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 17) Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh
10 FW Qureshi, ArmaanArmaan Qureshi (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Punjab Warriors
11 FW Singh, MandeepMandeep Singh (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 22) Jalandhar, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
12 FW Singh, DilpreetDilpreet Singh (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 18) Amritsar, Punjab
14 FW Upadhyay, LalitLalit Upadhyay (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 24) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Kalinga Lancers
31 FW Singh, RamandeepRamandeep Singh (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 24) Gurdaspur, Punjab Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Reserves[edit]

Other players part of the core group for 2018:[6]

No. Pos. Name Birthdate From Club
2 GK Chikte, AkashAkash Chikte (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 25) Pune, Maharashtra Ranchi Rays
13 GK Karkera, SurajSuraj Karkera (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 22) Mumbai, Maharashtra Uttar Pradesh Wizards
12 DF Tirkey, DipsanDipsan Tirkey (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 19) Sundergarh, Odisha Kalinga Lancers
18 DF Rohidas, AmitAmit Rohidas (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 24) Sundergarh, Odisha Kalinga Lancers
DF Xess, Nilam SanjeepNilam Sanjeep Xess (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 19) Sundergarh, Odisha Kalinga Lancers
5 MF Singh, KothajitKothajit Singh (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 25) Imphal East, Manipur Ranchi Rays
8 MF Singh, SardarSardar Singh (1986-07-15) 15 July 1986 (age 31) Sirsa, Haryana Punjab Warriors
15 MF Uthappa, S. K.S. K. Uthappa (1993-12-02) 2 December 1993 (age 24) Kodagu, Karnataka Kalinga Lancers
17 MF , SumitSumit (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 21) Sonipat, Haryana Ranchi Rays
9 FW Singh, GurjantGurjant Singh (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 22) Amritsar, Punjab Dabang Mumbai
20 FW Singh, TalwinderTalwinder Singh (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 24) Jalandhar, Punjab Delhi Waveriders
24 FW Sunil, S. V.S. V. Sunil (1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 28) Kodagu, Karnataka Punjab Warriors
27 FW Singh, AkashdeepAkashdeep Singh (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 23) Tarn Taran, Punjab Uttar Pradesh Wizards
30 FW Yousuf, AffanAffan Yousuf (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 23) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Dabang Mumbai

Support staff[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey India". Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Champions trophy | Stubborn India go down to Australia in thrilling final". SportsCafe.in. 2016-06-17. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  3. ^ "India beats Pakistan, takes trophy". The Hindu. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "India go down 4–5 in humdinger of a final against Pakistan". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh named in India hockey squad for New Zealand tour". Deccan Chronicle. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Hockey India names 33-member squad for 2018 season". The Times of India. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Sjoerd Marijne named chief coach of Indian men's hockey team". Hindustan Times. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "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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