Field hockey at the 1976 Summer Olympics


The Field Hockey competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics, which was held in the Percival Molson Memorial Stadium at the McGill University, on an artificial surface for the first time. Only a men's competition occurred.[1]

Field hockey
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenuePercival Molson Memorial Stadium
Dates18–30 July 1976
Teams11
Medalists
 New Zealand
 Australia
 Pakistan
 1972
1980 

New Zealand won the gold medal for the first time by defeating Australia 1–0 in the final. Pakistan won the bronze medal by defeating the Netherlands 3–2.

Squads


Preliminary round


Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 11 3 +8 10 Semi-finals
2  Australia 5 3 0 2 14 6 +8 6[lower-alpha 1]
3  India 5 3 0 2 12 9 +3 6[lower-alpha 1]
4  Malaysia 5 2 0 3 3 7 4 4
5  Canada (H) 5 1 0 4 4 11 7 2
6  Argentina 5 1 0 4 4 12 8 2
Source: Olympedia
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. Australia and India finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool. The match was contested on 26 July 1976 and Australia won 5–4 after a penalty shoot-out.
18 July 1976
10:00
India  4–0  Argentina
Ajit  1', 66'
Chand  17'
Surjit  49'
Report
Umpires:
Francis Steurs (BEL)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
18 July 1976
12:00
Australia  2–0  Malaysia
Riley  28'
Bell  68'
Report
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)

19 July 1976
15:00
Netherlands  3–1  India
Kruize  31'
Litjens  47', 48'
Report Philips  37'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Graham Nash (GBR)
19 July 1976
17:00
Australia  3–0  Canada
Walsh  16'
Riley  20'
Bell  41'
Report
Umpires:
Jacky Manneback (BEL)
Mohamed Abdel Gomaa (EGY)

20 July 1976
10:00
Netherlands  2–0  Malaysia
Litjens  41', 55' Report
Umpires:
Peter Jackson (GBR)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
20 July 1976
12:00
Canada  3–1  Argentina
Hobkirk  20'
Plummer  30'
Hoos  48'
Report J. Sabbione  60'
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan (PAK)

21 July 1976
15:00
Australia  6–1  India
Riley  13', 30', 50'
Browning  26'
Irvine  45'
Smith  54'
Report Surjit  21'
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
21 July 1976
17:00
Malaysia  2–0  Argentina
Murugesan  68'
Ow  69'
Report
Umpires:
Graham Nash (GBR)
Francis Steurs (BEL)

22 July 1976
10:00
India  3–0  Canada
Ajit  10'
Philips  47', 69'
Report
Umpires:
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
Mohamed Abdel Gomaa (EGY)
22 July 1976
12:00
Netherlands  2–1  Australia
Kruize  12'
Litjens  34'
Report Bell  67'
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)

23 July 1976
15:00
Netherlands  1–0  Argentina
Litjens  24' Report
Umpires:
Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan (PAK)
Peter Jackson (GBR)
23 July 1976
17:00
Malaysia  1–0  Canada
Poon  62' Report
Umpires:
Jacky Manneback (BEL)
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)

24 July 1976
10:00
India  3–0  Malaysia
Ashok  4', 16'
Surjit  60'
Report
Umpires:
Graham Nash (GBR)
Peter Jackson (GBR)
24 July 1976
12:00
Argentina  3–2  Australia
Disera  30'
Garraffo  42'
Paolucci  48'
Report Riley  22'
Cooke  55'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (FRG)

25 July 1976
17:00
Netherlands  3–1  Canada
Litjens  40', 59', 62' Report Motzek  3'
Umpires:
Francis Steurs (BEL)
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)

26 July 1976
13:00
Australia  1–1 (a.e.t.)  India
Charlesworth  33' Report Surjit  34'
Penalties
Bell
Haigh
Walsh
Smith
Charlesworth
5–4 Surjit
Ajit Pal
Ashok
Ajit
Philips
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Pakistan 4 3 1 0 16 6 +10 7 Semi-finals
2  New Zealand 4 1 2 1 6 8 2 4[lower-alpha 1]
3  Spain 4 1 2 1 9 7 +2 4[lower-alpha 1]
4  West Germany 4 1 1 2 10 10 0 3
5  Belgium 4 1 0 3 5 15 10 2
6  Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Source: Olympedia
Notes:
  1. New Zealand and Spain finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool. The match was contested on 26 July 1976 and New Zealand won 1–0.
18 July 1976
15:00
Pakistan  5–0  Belgium
Rashid  25', 36', 68'
Hussain  52'
Zaman  59'
Report
Umpires:
Bob Davidzon (NED)
Richard Jewell (AUS)
18 July 1976
17:00
West Germany  1–1  New Zealand
Strödter  58' Report R. Patel  43'
Umpires:
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Horacio Servetto (ARG)

19 July 1976
10:00
Spain  2–2  Pakistan
F. Fábregas  35'
Amat  62'
Report Hussain  10'
Zaman  65'
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

20 July 1976
15:00
Spain  1–1  New Zealand
Amat  21' Report R. Patel  56'
Umpires:
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Bob Davidzon (NED)

21 July 1976
10:00
Pakistan  4–2  West Germany
Zaman  22', 32'
Hussain  38'
Sheikh  54'
Report Seifert  25'
Peter  42'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
21 July 1976
12:00
New Zealand  2–1  Belgium
Maister  10'
Ineson  56'
Report Miserque  69'
Umpires:
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)
Jorge Trotta (ARG)

22 July 1976
17:00
Spain  4–1  West Germany
Sallés  9'
Amat  31', 34', 57'
Report Strödter  17'
Umpires:
Richard Jewell (AUS)
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)

23 July 1976
10:00
Belgium  3–2  Spain
Dubois  11', 47'
Gilles  61'
Report Amat  9'
J. Fábregas  54'
Umpires:
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

24 July 1976
15:00
Pakistan  5–2  New Zealand
Sheikh  5', 32'
Zaman  9', 39'
Khan  14'
Report Borren  25'
Ineson  47'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)
24 July 1976
17:00
West Germany  6–1  Belgium
Peter  11'
Krause  19'
Lauruschkat  23'
Vos  44'
Trump  47'
Kaessmann  67'
Report M. Vanderborght  24'
Umpires:
Jorge Trotta (ARG)
Bob Davidzon (NED)

26 July 1976
16:00
New Zealand  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Spain
R. Patel  90' Report
Umpires:
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)

Classification round


Ninth to eleventh place classification

 
7–9th place semi-finalNinth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
29 July
 
 
 Canada2
 
28 July
 
 Belgium (a.e.t)3
 
 Belgium (a.e.t)3
 
 
 Argentina2
 
9–11th place semi-final
28 July 1976
12:00
Belgium  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
M. Vanderborght  10'
Van Tuyckom  63', 96'
Report Ruiz  4'
Paolucci  52'
Umpires:
Richard Jewell (AUS)
Bob Davidzon (NED)
Ninth place game
29 July 1976
10:00
Canada  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Belgium
Hoos  33'
Chohan  50'
Report Dubois  48', 68'
De Clynsen  96'
Umpires:
Jorge Trotta (ARG)
Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan (PAK)

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
29 July
 
 
 India2
 
30 July
 
 West Germany3
 
 West Germany9
 
29 July
 
 Spain1
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Malaysia1
 
Seventh place
 
 
30 July
 
 
 India2
 
 
 Malaysia0
5–8th place semi-finals
29 July 1976
12:00
Spain  2–1  Malaysia
Amat  7'
Ja. Arbós  58'
Report Wong  42'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

29 July 1976
17:00
India  2–3  West Germany
Mohinder  20'
Ajit Pal  66'
Report Strödter  38', 62'
Dröse  60'
Umpires:
Richard Jewell (AUS)
Graham Nash (GBR)
Seventh place game
30 July 1976
10:00
India  2–0  Malaysia
Aslam Sher  55', 59' Report
Umpires:
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)
Bob Davidzon (NED)
Fifth place game
30 July 1976
12:00
West Germany  9–1  Spain
Seifert  15', 65'
Dopp  24'
Peter  39'
Dröse  40'
Strödter  42', 45', 63'
Lauruschkat  56'
Report Sallés  56'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)

Medal round

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
29 July
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
30 July
 
 New Zealand (a.e.t)2
 
 New Zealand1
 
29 July
 
 Australia0
 
 Pakistan1
 
 
 Australia2
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
30 July
 
 
 Netherlands2
 
 
 Pakistan3
Semi-finals
28 July 1976
15:00
Pakistan  1–2  Australia
Rasool  1' Report Riley  32'
Irvine  59'
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)

28 July 1976
17:00
Netherlands  1–2 (a.e.t.)  New Zealand
Kranenberg  26' Report Borren  29'
Ineson  87'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Bronze medal match
30 July 1976
15:00
Netherlands  2–3  Pakistan
Litjens  33', 58' Report Rasool  14'
Khan  53'
Hussain  68'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Gold medal match
30 July 1976
17:00
New Zealand  1–0  Australia
Ineson  42' Report
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (FRG)

Statistics


Final standings

  1.  New Zealand
  2.  Australia
  3.  Pakistan
  4.  Netherlands
  5.  West Germany
  6.  Spain
  7.  India
  8.  Malaysia
  9.  Belgium
  10.  Canada
  11.  Argentina

Goalscorers

There were 139 goals scored in 37 matches, for an average of 3.76 goals per match.

11 goals

7 goals

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: Olympedia

Medallists


Gold Silver Bronze
 New Zealand (NZL)
Paul Ackerley
Jeff Archibald
Arthur Borren
Alan Chesney
John Christensen
Greg Dayman
Tony Ineson
Barry Maister
Selwyn Maister
Trevor Manning
Alan McIntyre
Neil McLeod
Arthur Parkin
Mohan Patel
Ramesh Patel
Les Wilson
 Australia (AUS)
David Bell
Greg Browning
Ric Charlesworth
Ian Cooke
Barry Dancer
Douglas Golder
Robert Haigh
Wayne Hammond
Jim Irvine
Malcolm Poole
Robert Proctor
Graeme Reid
Ronald Riley
Trevor Smith
Terry Walsh
 Pakistan (PAK)
Rashid Abdul
Akhtar Rasool
Mahmood Arshad
Arshad Chaudhry
Khan Haneef
Islahuddin Siddique
Samiullah Khan
Manzoor Hussain
Munawwaruz Zaman
Zia Qamar
Nazim Salim
Shahnaz Sheikh
Saleem Sherwani
Iftikar Syed
Mudassar Syed
Manzoor-ul Hassan

References


  1. "Hockey at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2019.