Netherlands men's national field hockey team

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Netherlands
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NicknameOranje
AssociationRoyal Dutch Hockey Federation
(Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachMaximiliano Caldas
Assistant coach(es)Rick Mathijssen
ManagerJoof Verhees
CaptainBilly Bakker
Most capsTeun de Nooijer (453)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 3 Steady (8 September 2019)[1]
Highest2nd (2003, 2005, June 2014 – June 2016)
Lowest4th (2006, 2008–2009, April 2017 – July 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances19 (first in 1928)
Best result1st (1996, 2000)
FIH World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (1973, 1990, 1998)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances17 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1983, 1987, 2007, 2015, 2017)

The Netherlands national men's field hockey team represents the Netherlands in international men's field hockey and is controlled by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond, the governing body for field hockey in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands are one of the most successful teams in the world, having won the Summer Olympics twice, the Hockey World Cup three times, the Champions Trophy eight times, the EuroHockey Nations Championship five times and the Hockey World League once.[2]

Tournament record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
United Kingdom 1908 Did not participate
Belgium 1920
Netherlands 1928 Final 2nd 4 2 1 1 8 5 Squad
United States 1932 Did not participate
Nazi Germany 1936 3rd place game 3rd 5 3 1 1 13 10 Squad
United Kingdom 1948 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 17 12 Squad
Finland 1952 Final 2nd 3 2 0 1 3 6 Squad
Australia 1956 Withdrew
Italy 1960 9th–12th place pool 9th 6 3 1 2 11 10 Squad
Japan 1964 5th–8th play-off 7th 8 4 1 3 21 7 Squad
Mexico 1968 5th place game 5th 9 6 0 3 16 13 Squad
West Germany 1972 3rd place game 4th 9 5 1 3 21 14 Squad
Canada 1976 3rd place game 4th 7 5 0 2 14 8 Squad
Soviet Union 1980 Withdrew
United States 1984 5th place game 6th 7 3 2 2 18 14 Squad
South Korea 1988 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 15 9 Squad
Spain 1992 3rd place game 4th 7 4 0 3 25 17 Squad
United States 1996 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 20 8 Squad
Australia 2000 Final 1st 7 3 3 1 14 11 Squad
Greece 2004 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 20 13 Squad
China 2008 3rd place game 4th 7 3 2 2 19 13 Squad
United Kingdom 2012 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 28 11 Squad
Brazil 2016 3rd place game 4th 8 4 2 2 24 10 Squad
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total 19/24 2 titles 122 73 17 32 307 191

World Cup[edit]

FIH World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Spain 1971 5th place game 6th 6 3 0 3 6 6 N/A
Netherlands 1973 Final 1st 7 3 3 1 13 6
Malaysia 1975 9th place game 9th 7 3 1 3 17 10
Argentina 1978 Final 2nd 8 6 0 2 26 14
India 1982 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 21 19
England 1986 7th place game 7th 7 5 0 2 13 8
Pakistan 1990 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 21 13
Australia 1994 Final 2nd 7 4 2 1 25 6
Netherlands 1998 Final 1st 7 6 0 1 26 14 Squad
Malaysia 2002 3rd place game 3rd 9 6 1 2 20 10 Squad
Germany 2006 7th place game 7th 7 4 1 2 21 12 Squad
India 2010 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 20 10 Squad
Netherlands 2014 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 16 10 Squad
India 2018 Final 2nd 7 4 2 1 22 8 Squad
India 2023 To be determined
Total 14/14 3 titles 100 61 14 25 267 146

European Championships[edit]

EuroHockey Championships record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Belgium 1970 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 12 3
Spain 1974 3rd place game 3rd 6 5 0 1 22 4
West Germany 1978 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 26 11
Netherlands 1983 Final 1st 7 5 2 0 31 8
Soviet Union 1987 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 21 5
France 1991 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 41 5
Republic of Ireland 1995 Final 2nd 7 5 2 0 21 7
Italy 1999 Final 2nd 7 5 2 0 32 10
Spain 2003 3rd place game 4th 7 4 1 2 28 15
Germany 2005 Final 2nd 5 4 0 1 16 11
England 2007 Final 1st 5 5 0 0 23 9
Netherlands 2009 3rd place game 3rd 5 3 0 2 22 6
Germany 2011 Final 2nd 5 4 0 1 25 14
Belgium 2013 3rd place game 3rd 5 4 0 1 22 9
England 2015 Final 1st 5 5 0 0 19 1
Netherlands 2017 Final 1st 5 4 0 1 20 9
Belgium 2019 3rd place game 3rd 5 4 0 1 21 7
Netherlands 2021 Qualified
Total 18/18 5 titles 102 78 10 14 402 134

Champions Trophy[edit]

Champions Trophy record
Year Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Pakistan 1978 Did not participate
Pakistan 1980 4th 6 3 0 3 23 19
Pakistan 1981 1st 5 3 2 0 22 16
Netherlands 1982 1st 5 4 1 0 21 10
Pakistan 1982 5th 5 2 0 3 11 13
Pakistan 1984 4th 5 2 1 2 9 8
Australia 1985 5th 5 1 1 3 10 11
Pakistan 1986 6th 5 1 1 3 5 10
Netherlands 1987 2nd 7 5 1 1 15 5
Pakistan 1988 Did not participate
West Germany 1989 2nd 5 4 0 1 12 6
Australia 1990 2nd 5 3 1 1 14 8
Germany 1991 3rd 5 2 1 2 12 10
Pakistan 1992 4th 6 3 0 3 13 11
Malaysia 1993 3rd 6 4 0 2 14 9
Pakistan 1994 3rd 6 1 3 2 15 14
Germany 1995 4th 6 3 0 3 7 8
India 1996 1st 6 4 2 0 13 5
Australia 1997 4th 6 2 1 3 14 15
Pakistan 1998 1st 6 5 0 1 22 11
Australia 1999 3rd 6 3 1 2 15 9
Netherlands 2000 1st 6 6 0 0 12 5
Netherlands 2001 3rd 6 3 1 2 16 13
Germany 2002 1st 6 4 2 0 21 9
Netherlands 2003 1st 6 5 1 0 27 13
Pakistan 2004 2nd 6 4 0 2 15 25
India 2005 2nd 6 3 1 2 14 12
Spain 2006 1st 6 4 2 0 23 12
Malaysia 2007 3rd 8 4 3 1 25 19
Netherlands 2008 4th 6 2 1 3 15 14
Australia 2009 4th 6 3 0 3 15 20
Germany 2010 3rd 6 3 0 3 17 19
New Zealand 2011 3rd 7 3 2 2 19 18
Australia 2012 2nd 6 4 1 1 16 9
India 2014 5th 6 3 1 2 17 11
United Kingdom 2016 Did not participate
Netherlands 2018 3rd 6 3 1 2 15 7
Total 8 titles 199 109 32 58 534 404
*Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were named on 14 October 2019 for the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifiers in Amstelveen, Netherlands.[3]

Caps updated as of 27 October 2019, after the match against Pakistan.

Head coach: Argentina Maximiliano Caldas

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
21 GK Maurits Visser (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 24) 3 Netherlands Bloemendaal
26 GK Pirmin Blaak (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 31) 92 Netherlands Oranje-Rood

11 DF Glenn Schuurman (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28) 136 Netherlands Bloemendaal
13 DF Sander Baart (1988-04-30) 30 April 1988 (age 31) 191 Belgium Braxgata
23 DF Joep de Mol (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 23) 72 Netherlands Oranje-Rood
27 DF Jip Janssen (1997-10-14) 14 October 1997 (age 22) 28 Netherlands Kampong
28 DF Floris Wortelboer (1996-08-04) 4 August 1996 (age 23) 51 Netherlands Bloemendaal
30 DF Mink van der Weerden (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 30) 167 Netherlands Oranje-Rood

6 MF Jonas de Geus (1998-04-29) 29 April 1998 (age 21) 73 Netherlands Kampong
8 MF Billy Bakker (Captain) (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 31) 211 Netherlands Amsterdam
9 MF Seve van Ass (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 27) 169 Netherlands HGC
10 MF Valentin Verga (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 30) 189 Netherlands Amsterdam
14 MF Robbert Kemperman (1990-06-24) 24 June 1990 (age 29) 208 Netherlands Kampong

16 FW Mirco Pruyser (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 30) 118 Netherlands Amsterdam
18 FW Bjorn Kellerman (1990-05-25) 25 May 1990 (age 29) 60 Netherlands Kampong
19 FW Bob de Voogd (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 31) 144 Belgium Braxgata
20 FW Terrance Pieters (1996-12-14) 14 December 1996 (age 22) 15 Netherlands Kampong
25 FW Thierry Brinkman (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 24) 94 Netherlands Bloemendaal

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club Latest call-up
GK Sam van der Ven (1989-09-05) 5 September 1989 (age 30) 54 Netherlands HGC 2019 EuroHockey Championship

DF Sander de Wijn (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 29) 141 Netherlands Kampong 2019 EuroHockey Championship
DF Lars Balk (1996-02-26) 26 February 1996 (age 23) 54 Netherlands Kampong 2019 EuroHockey Championship
DF Johannes Mooij (1993-10-15) 15 October 1993 (age 26) 7 Netherlands Amsterdam v.  Belgium, 8 June 2019
DF Teun Beins (1998-10-28) 28 October 1998 (age 21) 3 Netherlands Oranje-Rood v.  Germany, 26 April 2019
DF Justen Blok (2000-09-27) 27 September 2000 (age 19) 3 Netherlands Rotterdam v.  Germany, 5 March 2019

MF Diede van Puffelen (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 27) 29 Netherlands Rotterdam 2019 EuroHockey Championship
MF Jorrit Croon (1998-08-09) 9 August 1998 (age 21) 74 Netherlands Bloemendaal 2019 FIH Pro League Grand Final
MF Arjen Lodewijks (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 29) 5 Netherlands Den Bosch v.  Belgium, 9 June 2019
MF Max Kuijpers (1999-08-15) 15 August 1999 (age 20) 2 Netherlands Oranje-Rood v.  New Zealand, 4 June 2019
MF Derck de Vilder (1998-11-23) 23 November 1998 (age 21) 8 Netherlands Kampong v.  Great Britain, 2 June 2019

FW Jeroen Hertzberger (1986-02-24) 24 February 1986 (age 33) 242 Netherlands Rotterdam 2019 EuroHockey Championship
FW Jelle Galema (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 27) 69 Netherlands Den Bosch 2019 EuroHockey Championship
FW Marlon Landbrug (1997-08-18) 18 August 1997 (age 22) 3 Netherlands Pinoké v.  Great Britain, 14 June 2019
FW Roel Bovendeert (1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 27) 28 Netherlands Bloemendaal v.  Spain, 13 April 2019
FW Thijs van Dam (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 22) 40 Netherlands Rotterdam 2018 World Cup

Most capped players[edit]

Below is a list of the 10 players with the most caps for the Netherlands, as of 19 November 2018.[4]

# Player Period Caps
1 Teun de Nooijer 1994–2012 453
2 Jeroen Delmee 1994–2008 401
3 Jacques Brinkman 1987–2000 337
4 Erik Jazet 1990–2004 308
5 Cees Jan Diepeveen 1978–1992 286
6 Stephan Veen 1989–2000 275
7 Robert van der Horst 2004–2016 272
8 Sander van der Weide 1996–2008 271
9 Guus Vogels 1996–2010 263
10 Marc Delissen 1984–1996 261

Notable players[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Welkom – Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Selectie Nederlands Elftal Heren voor Olympische kwalificatiewedstrijden". www.knhb.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Oranje Heren 100+ interlands". hockey.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 November 2018.

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