Spain men's national field hockey team

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Spain
Spain
NicknameRedsticks
AssociationRoyal Spanish Hockey Federation
(Real Federación Española de Hockey)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachFrédéric Soyez
Assistant coach(es)Eduardo Aguilar
ManagerCésar Hernández
CaptainMiguel Delas
Most capsSergi Enrique (306)[1]
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 8 Increase 1 (8 September 2019)[2]
Highest3 (2006, 2008–2009)
Lowest11 (March 2015 – June 2016)
Summer Olympics
Appearances18 (first in 1928)
Best result2nd (1980, 1996, 2008)
FIH World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result2nd (1971, 1998)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances18 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1974, 2005)

The Spain men's national field hockey team represents Spain in international men's field hockey and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Hockey Association, the governing body for field hockey in Spain.

Spain has competed in every World Cup since the first edition in 1971. They have won the EuroHockey Nations Championship twice and both the Champions Trophy and Champions Challenge once.[3]

Tournament record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympic record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
United Kingdom 1908 Did not participate
Belgium 1920
Netherlands 1928 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 3 8 Squad
United States 1932 Did not participate
Nazi Germany 1936
United Kingdom 1948 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 3 6 Squad
Finland 1952 Did not participate
Australia 1956
Italy 1960 3rd place game 3rd 6 4 1 1 11 4 Squad
Japan 1964 3rd place game 4th 9 4 3 2 18 9 Squad
Mexico 1968 5th place game 6th 9 3 3 3 10 8 Squad
West Germany 1972 7th place game 7th 9 3 4 2 11 11 Squad
Canada 1976 5th place game 6th 7 2 2 3 12 18 Squad
Soviet Union 1980 Final 2nd 6 4 1 1 36 7 Squad
United States 1984 7th place game 8th 7 2 1 4 11 13 Squad
South Korea 1988 9th place game 9th 7 3 1 3 10 10 Squad
Spain 1992 5th place game 5th 7 5 0 2 19 12 Squad
United States 1996 Final 2nd 7 5 0 2 17 9 Squad
Australia 2000 9th place game 9th 7 2 2 3 11 15 Squad
Greece 2004 3rd place game 4th 7 3 2 2 20 13 Squad
China 2008 Final 2nd 7 5 0 2 12 8 Squad
United Kingdom 2012 5th place game 6th 6 2 2 2 10 15 Squad
Brazil 2016 Quarter-finals 5th 6 3 1 2 14 8 Squad
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total Best: 2nd place 18/24 113 38 25 50 228 174

World Cup[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Spain 1971 Final 2nd 6 3 1 2 6 4 N/A
Netherlands 1973 5th place game 5th 7 5 0 2 17 5 N/A
Malaysia 1975 7th place game 8th 7 2 1 4 10 16
Argentina 1978 5th place game 5th 8 5 1 2 11 5
India 1982 11th place game 11th 7 2 1 4 11 14
England 1986 5th place game 5th 7 4 1 2 14 16
Pakistan 1990 7th place game 8th 7 3 0 4 17 13
Australia 1994 9th place game 9th 7 2 2 3 10 9
Netherlands 1998 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 19 7 Squad
Malaysia 2002 11th place game 11th 9 4 2 3 17 15 Squad
Germany 2006 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 3 0 18 11 Squad
India 2010 5th place game 5th 6 4 0 2 14 8 Squad
Netherlands 2014 7th place game 8th 6 1 3 2 10 13 Squad
India 2018 Group stage 13th 3 0 2 1 6 7 Squad
India 2023 To be determined
Total Best: 2nd place 14/14 94 44 18 32 176 143

EuroHockey Championship[edit]

EuroHockey Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Belgium 1970 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 2 1 25 6
Spain 1974 Final 1st 6 5 1 0 12 1
West Germany 1978 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 12 13
Netherlands 1983 3rd place game 4th 7 5 0 2 27 12
Soviet Union 1987 7th place game 7th 7 2 2 3 18 12
France 1991 5th place game 5th 7 4 0 3 13 10
Republic of Ireland 1994 7th place game 8th 7 3 1 3 13 11
Italy 1999 5th place game 5th 7 5 1 1 22 7
Spain 2003 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 28 14
Germany 2005 Final 1st 5 4 0 1 16 10
England 2007 Final 2nd 5 1 2 2 14 11
Netherlands 2009 3rd place game 4th 5 3 0 2 14 9
Germany 2011 5th–8th place pool 6th 5 3 0 2 12 10
Belgium 2013 5th–8th place pool 5th 5 3 1 1 19 10
England 2015 5th–8th place pool 6th 5 2 0 3 13 12
Netherlands 2017 5th–8th place pool 5th 5 3 1 1 8 10
Belgium 2019 Final 2nd 5 2 1 2 11 16
Netherlands 2021 Qualified
Total 2 titles 18/18 102 57 14 31 277 174

Hockey World League[edit]

World League record
Season Position Round Pld W D* L GF GA
2012–13 10th Semi-final 6 2 2 2 10 11
2014–15 10th Semi-final 7 2 1 4 13 15
2016–17 6th Semi-final 7 4 1 2 12 16
Final 5 2 0 3 6 13
Total Best: 6th Final 25 10 4 11 41 55

FIH Pro League[edit]

FIH Pro League record
Season Position Pld W D* L GF GA
2019 7th 14 2 5 7 33 45
2020 Qualified
Total Best: 7th 14 2 5 7 33 45

Champions Trophy[edit]

Champions Trophy record
Year Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Pakistan 1978 5th 4 0 1 3 7 15
Pakistan 1980 6th 6 1 2 3 8 16
Pakistan 1981 5th 5 1 1 3 9 19
Netherlands 1982 Did not participate
Pakistan 1982
Pakistan 1984 6th 5 0 1 4 7 15
Australia 1985 Did not participate
Pakistan 1986
Netherlands 1987 6th 7 1 1 5 6 14
Pakistan 1988 5th 5 1 1 3 4 10
West Germany 1989
until
Pakistan 1992
Did not participate
Malaysia 1993 5th 6 1 0 5 7 16
Pakistan 1994 5th 6 1 2 3 13 18
Germany 1995 Did not participate
India 1996 5th 6 1 2 3 11 16
Australia 1997 3rd 6 3 1 2 16 12
Pakistan 1998 5th 6 2 1 3 16 17
Australia 1999 4th 6 2 1 3 10 12
Netherlands 2000 4th 6 2 1 3 8 8
Netherlands 2001 Did not participate
Germany 2002
Netherlands 2003
Pakistan 2004 1st 6 5 0 1 21 9
India 2005 3rd 6 4 0 2 18 14
Spain 2006 3rd 6 2 3 1 15 13
Malaysia 2007 5th 8 4 2 2 25 17
Netherlands 2008 2nd 6 3 1 2 15 11
Australia 2009 5th 6 1 2 3 22 28
Germany 2010 5th 6 2 2 2 16 19
New Zealand 2011 2nd 6 4 0 2 20 10
Australia 2012 Withdrew
India 2014 Did not participate
United Kingdom 2016
Netherlands 2018
Total 1 title 124 41 25 58 274 309

Champions Challenge[edit]

Champions Challenge record
Year Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Malaysia 2001 Did not participate
South Africa 2003 1st 6 5 0 1 22 12
Belgium 2007
until
Malaysia 2014
Did not participate
Total 1 title 6 5 0 1 22 12
*Draws include 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 Qualifier against France in Valencia, Spain.[4]

Caps updated as of 26 October 2019, after the match against France.

Head coach: France Frederic Soyez

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Quico Cortés (1983-03-29) 29 March 1983 (age 36) 298 Spain Club Egara
24 GK Mario Garín (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 27) 54 Spain Club de Campo

3 DF Sergi Enrique (1987-09-22) 22 September 1987 (age 32) 314 Spain Atlètic Terrassa
6 DF Ignacio Rodríguez (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 23) 54 Spain Club de Campo
16 DF Llorenç Piera Grau (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 23) 29 Spain Real Club de Polo
23 DF Josep Romeu (1990-05-22) 22 May 1990 (age 29) 126 Spain Club Egara

7 MF Miquel Delas (Captain) (1984-04-13) 13 April 1984 (age 35) 247 Spain Barcelona
9 MF Álvaro Iglesias (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 26) 132 Spain Club de Campo
10 MF Marc Sallés (1987-05-06) 6 May 1987 (age 32) 233 Spain Atlètic Terrassa
12 MF Joan Tarrés (1996-05-08) 8 May 1996 (age 23) 43 Spain Atlètic Terrassa
13 MF David Alegre (1984-09-06) 6 September 1984 (age 35) 264 Spain Real Club de Polo
18 MF Alejandro de Frutos (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 27) 113 Spain Club de Campo
21 MF Viçens Ruiz (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 28) 154 Spain Real Club de Polo

8 FW Quique González (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 23) 111 Spain Club de Campo
11 FW Roc Oliva (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 30) 165 Spain Real Club de Polo
17 FW Xavi Lleonart (1990-06-22) 22 June 1990 (age 29) 198 Spain Real Club de Polo
25 FW Pau Quemada (1983-09-04) 4 September 1983 (age 36) 268 Spain Club Egara
27 FW Marc Boltó (1995-11-21) 21 November 1995 (age 24) 63 Spain Atlètic Terrassa

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 Albert Pérez (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 24) 1 Spain Junior v.  Scotland, 21 July 2019

DF Ricardo Sánchez (1992-12-04) 4 December 1992 (age 27) 74 Spain Complutense v.  Argentina, 21 October 2019
DF Ricardo Santana (1993-02-27) 27 February 1993 (age 26) 120 Belgium Leuven v.  Great Britain, 11 October 2019
DF Marc Serrahima (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 24) 68 Spain Junior v.  Great Britain, 11 October 2019
DF Marc Perellon (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22) 36 Spain Junior v.  India, 29 September 2019
DF Ignasi Torras (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 24) 30 Spain Atlètic Terrassa v.  Scotland, 21 July 2019
DF Marc Recasens (1999-09-13) 13 September 1999 (age 20) 4 Spain Club Egara v.  Great Britain, 4 May 2019

MF Marc Miralles (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 22) 26 Spain CD Terrassa v.  Argentina, 21 October 2019
MF Marc Garcia (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 29) 29 Spain Club Egara v.  Scotland, 21 July 2019
MF Xavi Gispert (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 20) 4 Spain Club Egara v.  Great Britain, 4 May 2019

FW Albert Béltran (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 26) 82 Spain Atlètic Terrassa v.  India, 29 September 2019
FW Diego Arana (1988-09-12) 12 September 1988 (age 31) 55 Belgium Herakles 2019 EuroHockey Championship

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.

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sergi Enrique se convierte en el jugador español con más internacionalidades". www.europapress.es (in Spanish). Europa Press. 23 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Real Federación Española de Hockey – RFEH". Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Los #Redsticks Ya Conocen Sus Convocados Para El Preolímpico". rfeh.es (in Spanish). Real Federación Española de Hockey. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.

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