2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
The 2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the ninth edition of the Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship, the quadrennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organized by the European Hockey Federation. It was held from 1 until 13 September 2003 in Barcelona, Spain.
|Dates||1–13 September 2003|
|Teams||12 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||Pau Negre Stadium|
|Champions||Germany (6th title)|
|Goals scored||219 (5.21 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Justin Sherriff|
Santi Freixa (9 goals)
This was the last EuroHockey Nations Championship with 12 teams. The 4 teams ending 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th were relegated to the EuroHockey Nations Trophy. The 8 remaining teams played in the 2005 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship. The tournament also served as a direct qualifier for the 2004 Summer Olympics, with the winner Germany qualifying.
Three-time defending champions Germany won their sixth overall title by defeating the hosts Spain 5–4 in penalty strokes after the match finished 1–1 after extra time. England won the bronze medal by defeating the Netherlands 6–5 in penalty strokes after the match finished 1–1 after extra time.