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.

Argentina
NicknameLos Leones (The Lions)
AssociationConfederación Argentina de Hockey (CAH)
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
CoachMariano Ronconi
Assistant coach(es)Javier Braña
Lucas Rey
ManagerMartín Elli
CaptainPedro Ibarra
Most capsMatías Paredes (356)
Top scorerJorge Lombi (341)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 7 1 (2 June 2021)[1]
Highest1 (April 2017 – October 2017)
Lowest14 (2009)
Olympic Games
Appearances12 (first in 1948)
Best result1st (2016)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1971)
Best result3rd (2014)
Pan American Games
Appearances14 (first in 1967)
Best result1st (1967, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2011, 2015, 2019)
Pan American Cup
Appearances5 (first in 2000)
Best result1st (2004, 2013, 2017)

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.[2] 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.[3]

History


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.

Los Leones in 2015.

Competitive record


Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
1908
until
1936
Did not participate
1948 Group stage5th3111512Squad
1952
until
1964
Did not participate
1968 13th place game14th8116422Squad
1972 13th place game14th8035410Squad
1976 Cross-over11th6105615Squad
1980 Withdrew
1984 Did not participate
1988 7th place game8th72141522Squad
1992 11th place game11th72051420Squad
1996 9th place game9th73131619Squad
2000 7th place game8th71241622Squad
2004 11th place game11th71241319Squad
2008 Did not qualify
2012 9th place game10th61141117Squad
2016 Final1st85212517Squad
2020 Qualified
Total1 title12/2474181442129195

World Cup

FIH World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
1971 9th place game10th5005111N/A
1973 9th place game9th723259
1975 11th place game11th73131517
1978 7th place game8th82241218
1982 11th place game12th7106921
1986 5th place game6th7214810
1990 9th place game9th73131515
1994 7th place game7th72321313
1998 Did not qualify
2002 5th place game6th96032318Squad
2006 9th place game10th7214916Squad
2010 7th place game7th63031313Squad
2014 3rd place game3rd75021810Squad
2018 Quarter-finals7th42021211Squad
2023 To be determined
Total3rd place13/1488331243153182

FIH Pro League

FIH Pro League record
Season Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
2019 5th146354136Squad
2020–21 QualifiedSquad
2021–22 Squad
TotalBest: 5th146354136

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Sultan Azlan
Shah Cup
record
Year Position
20067th
20075th
20081st
20122nd
20183rd
Best result: 1st place

Defunct competitions

*Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

Team


Current squad

The following 20 players were named on 8 April 2021 for the FIH Pro League matches against India on 10 and 11 April 2021.[5]

Head coach: Mariano Ronconi

Caps updated as of 11 April 2021, after the match against India.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Juan Manuel Vivaldi (1979-07-17) 17 July 1979 (age 41) 286 Banco Provincia
2 GK Nehuen Hernando (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 20) 0 Ducilo

4 DF Juan Catán (1995-10-05) 5 October 1995 (age 25) 25 Hurling
5 DF Pedro Ibarra (Captain) (1985-09-11) 11 September 1985 (age 35) 307 San Fernando
13 DF Leandro Tolini (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 31) 73 Gantoise
17 DF Juan Martín López (1985-05-27) 27 May 1985 (age 36) 313 Banco Provincia
18 DF Federico Monja (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 27) 15 Banco Provincia
22 DF Matías Rey (1984-12-01) 1 December 1984 (age 36) 214 Real Club de Polo

6 MF Santiago Tarazona (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 25) 61 GEBA
15 MF Diego Paz (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 28) 34 Ciudad
16 MF Ignacio Ortiz (1987-07-26) 26 July 1987 (age 33) 172 Banco Provincia
20 MF Isidoro Ibarra (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 28) 53 San Fernando
29 MF Thomas Habif (1996-05-27) 27 May 1996 (age 25) 7 GEBA
30 MF Agustín Bugallo (1995-04-23) 23 April 1995 (age 26) 80 HGC
31 MF Lucas Toscani (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 21) 7 Banco Provincia

7 FW Nicolás Keenan (1997-05-06) 6 May 1997 (age 24) 28 Klein Zwitserland
9 FW Maico Casella (1997-06-05) 5 June 1997 (age 24) 74 HGC
12 FW Lucas Vila (1986-08-23) 23 August 1986 (age 34) 253 Leuven
23 FW Lucas Martínez (1993-11-17) 17 November 1993 (age 27) 75 Dragons
32 FW Martín Ferreiro (1997-10-21) 21 October 1997 (age 23) 55 Pinoké

Recent call-ups

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 (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 25) 4 GEBA v.  Germany, 4 April 2021

MF Federico Fernández (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 29) 49 Tilburg v.  Germany, 4 April 2021
MF Nicolás Acosta (1996-07-07) 7 July 1996 (age 24) 11 Jockey Club Rosario v.  Australia, 4 May 2019

Past players

Captains

Period Captain
2000–2004 Pablo Moreira
2005–2006 Germán Orozco
2007–2008 Mario Almada
2008–2013 Matías Vila
2013–2014 Lucas Rey
2014–2015 Matías Paredes
2015–Present Pedro Ibarra

Coaches

Period Name
???–1983 Juan Carlos Duré
1983–1990 Luis Ciancia
1991–1992 Jorge Ruiz
1993–1996 Miguel MacCormik
1996–1999 Marcelo Garraffo
1999–2000 Alejandro Verga
2000–2005 Jorge Ruíz
2005–2008 Sergio Vigil
2008–2009 Carlos Retegui
2009–2012 Pablo Lombi
2012–2013 Franco Nicola
2013–2018 Carlos Retegui
2018–2020 Germán Orozco
2020–Present Mariano Ronconi

See also


References


  1. "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "FIH confirms final line-ups for men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals". 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  4. "South American Championships – Final Standings". panamhockey.org. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. "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.