Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics


The field hockey tournament at the 1972 Summer Olympics was the 12th edition of the field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.[1]

Field hockey
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueHockeyanlage
Dates27 August – 10 September 1972 (1972-09-10)
Teams16
Medalists
 West Germany
 Pakistan
 India
 1968
1976 

The West German victory was the first title by a European nation since 1920, but was marred by the behavior of Pakistani players, fans, and officials.

In the last ten minutes of the gold medal match, the umpires had to stop play twice so that Pakistani fans who had run onto the pitch could be removed, while their players and officials repeatedly remonstrated with the umpires.

At the final whistle, Pakistani fans and officials invaded the pitch and assaulted West German police and stadium security before storming the tournament officials' table and pouring a bucket of water over International Hockey Federation president Rene Frank, while the players destroyed their locker room.

At the medal ceremony, the Pakistani players refused to wear their silver medals or face the West German flag as it was raised, and turned their backs as the West German national anthem was played.

The eleven Pakistani players were banned for life from their national team, but after a high-level apology, the ban was reduced to two years, and eight of them played at the 1976 Olympics.[2]

Medalists


Gold Silver Bronze
 West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Baumgart
Horst Drose
Dieter Freise
Werner Kaessmann
Carsten Keller
Detlev Kittstein
Ulrich Klaes
Peter Kraus
Michael Krause
Michael Peter
Wolfgang Rott
Fritz Schmidt
Rainer Seifert
Wolfgang Strodter
Eckart Suhl
Eduard Thelen
Peter Trump
Ulrich Vos
 Pakistan (PAK)
Rashid Abdul
Akhtar Rasool
Ul Akhtar
Jahangir Butt
Fazalur Rehman
Islahuddin Siddique
Muhammad Asad Malik
Shahnaz Sheikh
Munawwaruz Zaman
Ahmad Riaz
Saeed Anwar
Saleem Sherwani
Iftikar Syed
Mudassar Syed
Zahid Sheikh
 India (IND)
B. P. Govinda
Charles Cornelius
Manuel Frederick
Michael Kindo
V.J. Philips
Ashok Kumar
M. P. Ganesh
Krishnamurty Perumal
Ajitpal Singh
Harbinder Singh
Harcharan Singh
Harmik Singh
Kulwant Singh
Mukhbain Singh
Virinder Singh
Vece Paes

Squads


Group stage


Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  West Germany (H) 7 6 1 0 17 5 +12 13 Semi-finals
2  Pakistan 7 5 1 1 17 6 +11 11
3  Malaysia 7 4 1 2 9 7 +2 9
4  Spain 7 2 4 1 9 8 +1 8
5  Belgium 7 2 1 4 8 14 6 5
6  France 7 2 0 5 6 13 7 4
7  Argentina 7 0 3 4 4 9 5 3
8  Uganda 7 0 3 4 6 14 8 3
Source: Olympedia
(H) Host
27 August 1972
West Germany  5–1  Belgium
27 August 1972
Pakistan  3–0  France
27 August 1972
Spain  1–1  Argentina
27 August 1972
Malaysia  3–1  Uganda

28 August 1972
Belgium  1–1  Argentina
28 August 1972
West Germany  1–0  Malaysia
28 August 1972
Pakistan  1–1  Spain
28 August 1972
France  3–1  Uganda

29 August 1972
Spain  0–0  Malaysia
29 August 1972
Pakistan  3–1  Uganda
29 August 1972
West Germany  2–1  Argentina
29 August 1972
Belgium  1–0  France

31 August 1972
Argentina  0–0  Uganda
31 August 1972
Pakistan  1–2  West Germany
31 August 1972
Spain  1–0  Belgium
31 August 1972
France  0–1  Malaysia

1 September 1972
Spain  3–2  France
1 September 1972
West Germany  1–1  Uganda
1 September 1972
Pakistan  3–1  Argentina
1 September 1972
Belgium  2–4  Malaysia

3 September 1972
West Germany  2–1  Spain
3 September 1972
Malaysia  0–3  Pakistan
3 September 1972
Argentina  0–1  France
3 September 1972
Belgium  2–0  Uganda

4 September 1972
Spain  2–2  Uganda
4 September 1972
Belgium  1–3  Pakistan
4 September 1972
France  0–4  West Germany
4 September 1972
Argentina  0–1  Malaysia

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 7 5 2 0 25 8 +17 12 Semi-finals
2  Netherlands 7 5 1 1 20 9 +11 11
3  Great Britain 7 4 1 2 15 10 +5 9
4  Australia 7 3 2 2 18 8 +10 8
5  New Zealand 7 2 3 2 16 11 +5 7
6  Poland 7 2 2 3 12 12 0 6
7  Kenya 7 1 1 5 8 17 9 3
8  Mexico 7 0 0 7 1 40 39 0
Source: Olympedia
27 August 1972
Netherlands  1–1  India
27 August 1972
Great Britain  6–0  Mexico
27 August 1972
Australia  0–0  New Zealand
27 August 1972
Poland  1–0  Kenya

28 August 1972
New Zealand  7–0  Mexico
28 August 1972
India  5–0  Great Britain
28 August 1972
Netherlands  4–2  Poland
28 August 1972
Australia  3–1  Kenya

30 August 1972
Netherlands  5–1  Kenya
30 August 1972
India  3–1  Australia
30 August 1972
Poland  3–0  Mexico
30 August 1972
New Zealand  2–1  Great Britain

31 August 1972
Netherlands  2–0  New Zealand
31 August 1972
Australia  10–0  Mexico
31 August 1972
Kenya  0–2  Great Britain
31 August 1972
India  2–2  Poland

2 September 1972
Netherlands  4–0  Mexico
2 September 1972
Australia  1–1  Great Britain
2 September 1972
New Zealand  3–3  Poland
2 September 1972
India  3–2  Kenya

3 September 1972
India  8–0  Mexico
3 September 1972
New Zealand  2–2  Kenya
3 September 1972
Great Britain  3–1  Netherlands
3 September 1972
Australia  1–0  Poland

4 September 1972
Netherlands  3–2  Australia
4 September 1972
Kenya  2–1  Mexico
4 September 1972
India  3–2  New Zealand
4 September 1972
Great Britain  2–1  Poland

Classification round


Ninth to sixteenth place classification

Fifteenth place game
7 September 1972
Uganda  4–1  Mexico
Thirteenth place game
7 September 1972
Kenya  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Eleventh place game
8 September 1972
Poland  4–4 (a.e.t.)  France
Penalties
3–0
Ninth place game
8 September 1972
New Zealand  2–1  Belgium

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
7 September
 
 
 Australia2
 
9 September
 
 Malaysia1
 
 Australia (a.e.t.)2
 
7 September
 
 Great Britain1
 
 Spain0
 
 
 Great Britain2
 
Seventh place
 
 
9 September
 
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Malaysia1
5–8th place semi-finals
7 September 1972
Spain  0–2  Great Britain

7 September 1972
Australia  2–1  Malaysia
Seventh place game
9 September 1972
Spain  2–1  Malaysia
Fifth place game
9 September 1972
Australia  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain

Medal round


 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
8 September
 
 
 West Germany3
 
10 September
 
 Netherlands0
 
 West Germany1
 
8 September
 
 Pakistan0
 
 Pakistan2
 
 
 India0
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
10 September
 
 
 India2
 
 
 Netherlands1

Semi-finals

8 September 1972
West Germany  3–0  Netherlands

8 September 1972
Pakistan  2–0  India

Bronze medal match

10 September 1972
10:00
India  2–1  Netherlands
Govinda  15'
Mukhbain  70'
Kruize  6'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Bernard Valette (FRA)

Gold medal match

10 September 1972
12:00
West Germany  1–0  Pakistan
Krause  60'
Umpires:
Horcaio Servetto (ARG)
Richard Jewell (AUS)

Statistics


Final standings

  1.  West Germany
  2.  Pakistan
  3.  India
  4.  Netherlands
  5.  Australia
  6.  Great Britain
  7.  Spain
  8.  Malaysia
  9.  New Zealand
  10.  Belgium
  11.  Poland
  12.  France
  13.  Kenya
  14.  Argentina
  15.  Uganda
  16.  Mexico

Goalscorers

17 goals

10 goals

9 goals

8 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: Olympedia

References


  1. "Hockey at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. Misbehaving Pakistani hockey players