Robert van der Horst

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Robert van der Horst
Robert van der Horst Rio2016.jpg
Van der Horst at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Dutch
Born (1984-10-17) 17 October 1984 (age 32)
Eindhoven, the Netherlands[1]
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Field hockey
Club Oranje Zwart[3]
Coached by Reinoud Wolff (club)
Paul van Ass (national)[3]

Robert Adriaan van der Horst (born 17 October 1984) is a Dutch field hockey defender. He was the captain of the national teams that finished fourth at the 2008 and 2016 Olympics and won a silver medal in 2012.[1] He was named the Yong Player of the Year 2005 and Player of the Year 2015 by the International Hockey Federation,[4] which also placed him on the 2007 All Star team. He was selected as player of the tournament at the 2007 EuroHockey Nations Championship.[3]


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Preceded by
Spain Santi Freixa
WorldHockey Young Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Germany Christopher Zeller