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.

2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
CityBarcelona
Dates1–13 September 2003
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Pau Negre Stadium
Final positions
Champions Germany (6th title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored219 (5.21 per match)
Top scorer(s) Justin Sherriff
Santi Freixa (9 goals)
1999 (previous) (next) 2005

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.[1] 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.