Argentina men's national field hockey team
The Argentina national field hockey team, (Spanish: Selección masculina de hockey sobre césped de Argentina) represents Argentina in field hockey and is governed by the Argentine Hockey Confederation (CAH). The current coach is Mariano Ronconi, who was appointed after Germán Orozco was let go in 2020. The team is currently fifth in the FIH World Rankings.
Los Leones (The Lions) are the only team of the Americas to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. They achieved this after defeating Belgium 4–2 in the final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Argentina's Olympic gold-winning coach is Carlos Retegui.
Argentina has appeared in every Hockey World Cup, since the first edition in 1973, except the 1998 edition. They won the bronze medal in 2014, their best position in the tournament. They also obtained a bronze medal at the 2008 Hockey Champions Trophy and a silver medal at the 2016–17 Hockey World League.
At a continental level, Argentina is the most winning team in the Americas, having dominated most tournaments they played, including three gold medals at the Pan American Cup and ten gold medals at the Pan American Games.
In November 2015 Argentina reached a historic 5th place in the FIH World Rankings, only to be surpassed after their Olympic gold medal by reaching 1st place in April 2017.
The team won the bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup, being ranked 11th in the FIH World Rankings. They also won the bronze medal at the 2008 Champions Trophy, during Carlos Retegui's first period as a coach.
In 2013, during the World League Semifinals in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, the team along with coach Carlos Retegui decide to name themselves Los Leones (The Lions), matching the nickname chosen by the women's team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Argentina didn't have great performances at the Summer Olympics until they won the gold medal at the 2016 edition by defeating Belgium 4–2, when they became the first national hockey team to win that prize for their country.
|Summer Olympics record|
|Did not participate|
|Did not participate|
|1968||13th place game||14th||8||1||1||6||4||22||Squad|
|1972||13th place game||14th||8||0||3||5||4||10||Squad|
|1984||Did not participate|
|1988||7th place game||8th||7||2||1||4||15||22||Squad|
|1992||11th place game||11th||7||2||0||5||14||20||Squad|
|1996||9th place game||9th||7||3||1||3||16||19||Squad|
|2000||7th place game||8th||7||1||2||4||16||22||Squad|
|2004||11th place game||11th||7||1||2||4||13||19||Squad|
|2008||Did not qualify|
|2012||9th place game||10th||6||1||1||4||11||17||Squad|
|FIH World Cup record|
|1971||9th place game||10th||5||0||0||5||1||11||N/A|
|1973||9th place game||9th||7||2||3||2||5||9|
|1975||11th place game||11th||7||3||1||3||15||17|
|1978||7th place game||8th||8||2||2||4||12||18|
|1982||11th place game||12th||7||1||0||6||9||21|
|1986||5th place game||6th||7||2||1||4||8||10|
|1990||9th place game||9th||7||3||1||3||15||15|
|1994||7th place game||7th||7||2||3||2||13||13|
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2002||5th place game||6th||9||6||0||3||23||18||Squad|
|2006||9th place game||10th||7||2||1||4||9||16||Squad|
|2010||7th place game||7th||6||3||0||3||13||13||Squad|
|2014||3rd place game||3rd||7||5||0||2||18||10||Squad|
|2023||To be determined|
Pan American Games
Pan American Cup
South American Games
South American Championship
FIH Pro League
|FIH Pro League record|
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Shah Cup record
|Best result: 1st place|
Champions Challenge I
Hockey World League
- *Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.
Head coach: Mariano Ronconi
Caps updated as of 11 April 2021, after the match against India.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club|
|1||GK||Juan Manuel Vivaldi||17 July 1979||286||Banco Provincia|
|2||GK||Nehuen Hernando||23 June 2000||0||Ducilo|
|4||DF||Juan Catán||5 October 1995||25||Hurling|
|5||DF||Pedro Ibarra (Captain)||11 September 1985||307||San Fernando|
|13||DF||Leandro Tolini||14 March 1990||73||Gantoise|
|17||DF||Juan Martín López||27 May 1985||313||Banco Provincia|
|18||DF||Federico Monja||12 September 1993||15||Banco Provincia|
|22||DF||Matías Rey||1 December 1984||214||Real Club de Polo|
|6||MF||Santiago Tarazona||31 May 1996||61||GEBA|
|15||MF||Diego Paz||10 August 1992||34||Ciudad|
|16||MF||Ignacio Ortiz||26 July 1987||172||Banco Provincia|
|20||MF||Isidoro Ibarra||2 October 1992||53||San Fernando|
|29||MF||Thomas Habif||27 May 1996||7||GEBA|
|30||MF||Agustín Bugallo||23 April 1995||80||HGC|
|31||MF||Lucas Toscani||22 September 1999||7||Banco Provincia|
|7||FW||Nicolás Keenan||6 May 1997||28||Klein Zwitserland|
|9||FW||Maico Casella||5 June 1997||74||HGC|
|12||FW||Lucas Vila||23 August 1986||253||Leuven|
|23||FW||Lucas Martínez||17 November 1993||75||Dragons|
|32||FW||Martín Ferreiro||21 October 1997||55||Pinoké|
The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months or are part of the current training squad.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Emiliano Bosso||3 December 1995||4||GEBA||v. Germany, 4 April 2021|
|MF||Federico Fernández||28 February 1992||49||Tilburg||v. Germany, 4 April 2021|
|MF||Nicolás Acosta||7 July 1996||11||Jockey Club Rosario||v. Australia, 4 May 2019|
|???–1983||Juan Carlos Duré|
- "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "FIH confirms final line-ups for men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals". 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- "South American Championships – Final Standings". panamhockey.org. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "Los Leones Listos Para Enfrentar a India Por La FIH Pro League". www.cahockey.org.ar (in Spanish). Confederación Argentina de Hockey. 8 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.