Germany men's national field hockey team


The Germany men's national field hockey team is one of the most successful sides in the world, winning gold at the Summer Olympics four times (including once as West Germany), the Hockey World Cup twice, the EuroHockey Nations Championship eight times (including twice as West Germany) and the Hockey Champions Trophy nine times (including three times as West Germany).

Germany
AssociationDeutscher Hockey-Bund
(German Hockey Federation)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
CoachKais al Saadi
Assistant coach(es)Class Henkel
James Lewis
Markus Weise
Eric Verboom
ManagerEric Langner
CaptainTobias Hauke
Most capsMatthias Witthaus
Philipp Crone (327)
Top scorerBjörn Michel (229)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 5 2 (2 June 2021)[1]
Highest1 (2003–2004, 2006–2009, 2012–2013)
Lowest7 (June 2019)
Olympic Games
Appearances19 (first in 1908)
Best result1st (1972, 1992, 2008, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (2002, 2006)
EuroHockey Championships
Appearances18 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1970, 1978, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Semifinal match 2006 between Germany and Spain

History


The team caused an upset in the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup when they defeated Australia 2–1 with striker Olivier Domke scoring the winner after Germany came back from being 1–0 down. After this period the Germans went through a transition period, finishing lowly in the 2003 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and the 2004 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy with several inexperienced players in their squad. Coach Bernhard Peters was looking to nurture the players for the World Cup such as Christopher Zeller, Moritz Fürste and Timo Wess, and was successful as the Germans won the 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup in Mönchengladbach, defeating Australia 4–3 in the final. Bernhard Peters left the team in order to pursue a career in football and is now a staff member at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.[2]

On 6 November 2006, Markus Wiese was appointed as the new head coach. Success at the 2007 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics followed this. Germany headed into the 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup with a largely young and inexperienced squad but reached the final of the World Cup after strong performances throughout the tournament. In the final, they were defeated 2–1 by Australia.

Germany has played in the annual 2011 Hockey Champions Trophy held in Auckland, New Zealand. The team competed in pool B with Korea, Netherlands and host nation New Zealand. The team finished fifth in the tournament.

Competitive record


Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
1908 5th place game5th210114Squad
1920 Did not participate
1928 3rd place game3rd4301113Squad
1932 Did not participate
1936 Final2nd4301149Squad
1948 Did not participate
1952 5th place game5th5401204Squad
1956 3rd place game3rd522186Squad
1960 Quarter-finals7th5203114Squad
1964 5th place game5th9450175Squad
1968 3rd place game4th9513168Squad
1972 Final1st9810215Squad
1976 5th place game5th63122213Squad
1980 Withdrew
1984 Final2nd7412146Squad
1988 Final2nd7511167Squad
1992 Final1st7610206Squad
1996 3rd place game4th7313139Squad
2000 5th place game5th7421178Squad
2004 3rd place game3rd74212112Squad
2008 Final1st7430147Squad
2012 Final1st75112014Squad
2016 3rd place game3rd85212318Squad
2020 Qualified
Total4 titles19/24122752423299148

World Cup

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
1971 5th place game5th7403127Squad
1973 3rd place game3rd752072Squad
1975 3rd place game3rd74121814Squad
1978 3rd place game4th83232818Squad
1982 Final2nd73221716Squad
1986 3rd place game3rd7331149Squad
1990 3rd place game4th7502167Squad
1994 3rd place game4th7241139Squad
1998 3rd place game3rd75111910Squad
2002 Final1st98012411Squad
2006 Final1st74301810Squad
2010 Final2nd74212412Squad
2014 5th place game6th63031710Squad
2018 Quarter-finals5th4301116Squad
2023 Qualified
Total2 titles15/1597562021238141

European Championships

EuroHockey Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
1970 Final1st6510142
1974 Final2nd7601303
1978 Final1st7610276
1983 3rd place game3rd75022713
1987 3rd place game3rd7601207
1991 Final2nd7700253
1995 Final1st7511295
1999 Final1st7520308
2003 Final1st7610277
2005 3rd place game3rd5401216
2007 3rd place game4th5221169
2009 Final2nd53111513
2011 Final1st5500204
2013 Final1st5401189
2015 Final2nd53111610
2017 3rd place game4th53111613
2019 3rd place game4th53021811
2021 Final2nd53202112
2023 Qualified as hosts
Total8 titles19/19107811313390141

FIH Pro League

FIH Pro League record
Season Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
2019 6th144553038Squad
2020 QualifiedSquad
TotalBest: 6th144553038

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Sultan Azlan
Shah Cup
record
Year Position
19871st
19952nd
19982nd
19993rd
20005th
20011st
20032nd
20044th
Best result: 1st place

Defunct competitions

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

Team


Current squad

The following 18 players were named on 25 May 2021 for the 2021 EuroHockey Championship in Amstelveen, Netherlands.[3]

Caps updated as of 12 June 2021, after the match against the Netherlands.

Head coach: Kais al Saadi

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
30 GK Victor Aly (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 27) 29 Großflottbek
32 GK Alexander Stadler (1999-10-16) 16 October 1999 (age 21) 9 TSV Mannheim

4 DF Lukas Windfeder (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 26) 122 Uhlenhorst Mülheim
5 DF Linus Müller (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999 (age 21) 17 Mannheimer HC
6 DF Martin Häner (1988-08-27) 27 August 1988 (age 32) 262 Berliner HC
13 DF Tobias Hauke (Captain) (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 33) 324 Harvestehude
26 DF Niklas Bosserhoff (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 23) 31 Uhlenhorst Mülheim
29 DF Johannes Große (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 24) 66 Rot-Weiss Köln

11 MF Constantin Staib (1995-08-31) 31 August 1995 (age 25) 79 Hamburger Polo Club
12 MF Timm Herzbruch (1997-06-07) 7 June 1997 (age 24) 84 Uhlenhorst Mülheim
19 MF Justus Weigand (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 21) 10 Mannheimer HC
20 MF Martin Zwicker (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 (age 34) 247 Berliner HC
24 MF Benedikt Fürk (1988-10-20) 20 October 1988 (age 32) 178 Uhlenhorst Mülheim
27 MF Timur Oruz (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 26) 87 Rot-Weiss Köln

8 FW Paul-Philipp Kaufmann (1996-06-21) 21 June 1996 (age 24) 16 TSV Mannheim
9 FW Niklas Wellen (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 26) 149 Pinoké
17 FW Christopher Rühr (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 (age 27) 152 Rot-Weiss Köln
23 FW Florian Fuchs (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 29) 229 Bloemendaal

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months or are a part of the current training squad.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club Latest call-up
GK Mark Appel (1994-07-05) 5 July 1994 (age 26) 24 Club an der Alster v.  Canada, 27 May 2021

DF Mathias Müller (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 29) 121 Hamburger Polo Club v.  Canada, 27 May 2021
DF Teo Hinrichs (1999-09-17) 17 September 1999 (age 21) 26 Mannheimer HC v.  Canada, 27 May 2021
DF Benedikt Schwarzhaupt (2001-01-14) 14 January 2001 (age 20) 6 UHC Hamburg v.  Canada, 27 May 2021
DF Paul Dösch (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 23) 4 Berliner HC v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
DF Christopher Kutter (2000-01-22) 22 January 2000 (age 21) 2 UHC Hamburg v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
DF Antheus Barry (2002-10-06) 6 October 2002 (age 18) 2 Rot-Weiss Köln v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
DF Luca Wolff (2001-11-23) 23 November 2001 (age 19) 1 Club an der Alster v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
DF Ferdinand Weinke (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 26) 64 Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.  Belgium, 23 September 2020

MF Moritz Rothländer (1997-11-10) 10 November 1997 (age 23) 19 TSV Mannheim v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
MF Mario Schachner (2001-09-19) 19 September 2001 (age 19) 3 Mannheimer HC v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
MF Erik Kleinlein (2001-12-03) 3 December 2001 (age 19) 2 Mannheimer HC v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
MF Mats Grambusch (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 28) 152 Rot-Weiss Köln v.  Argentina, 4 April 2021
MF Luis Gill (1997-11-27) 27 November 1997 (age 23) 2 Berliner HC v.  Argentina, 4 April 2021

FW Marco Miltkau (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 30) 112 Klein Zwitserland v.  Canada, 27 May 2021
FW Jonas Gomoll (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 28) 46 Berliner HC v.  Canada, 27 May 2021
FW Malte Hellwig (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 23) 25 Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.  Canada, 27 May 2021
FW Thies Prinz (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 22) 19 Rot-Weiss Köln v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
FW Hannes Müller (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 21) 5 UHC Hamburg v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
FW Raphael Hartkopf (1998-11-24) 24 November 1998 (age 22) 4 Mannheimer HC v.  Great Britain, 13 May 2021
FW Jan Schiffer (1998-05-03) 3 May 1998 (age 23) 2 Uhlenhorst Mülheim v.  South Africa, 27 February 2020

Coaches

Years Coach
1969–1973 Horst Wein
1974–1990 Klaus Lissek
1990–2000 Paul Lissek
2000–2006 Bernhard Peters
2006–2015 Markus Weise
2015–2016 Valentin Altenburg
2016–2019 Stefan Kermas
2019 Markus Weise (caretaker)
2019–present[4] Kais al Saadi

See also


References


  1. "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. "The German Times Online – Football Inc". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. "DHB-Herren: Das Team für Olympia steht (fast)". hockey.de (in German). 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  4. "Al Saadi ist neuer Hockey-Bundestrainer". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 4 November 2019.