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).
(German Hockey Federation)
|Coach||Kais al Saadi|
|Assistant coach(es)||Class Henkel|
|Most caps||Matthias Witthaus|
Philipp Crone (327)
|Top scorer||Björn Michel (229)|
|Current|| 5 2 (2 June 2021)|
|Highest||1 (2003–2004, 2006–2009, 2012–2013)|
|Lowest||7 (June 2019)|
|Appearances||19 (first in 1908)|
|Best result||1st (1972, 1992, 2008, 2012)|
|Appearances||14 (first in 1971)|
|Best result||1st (2002, 2006)|
|Appearances||18 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||1st (1970, 1978, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2013)|
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.
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.
|World Cup record|
||5th place game||5th||7||4||0||3||12||7||Squad|
||3rd place game||3rd||7||5||2||0||7||2||Squad|
||3rd place game||3rd||7||4||1||2||18||14||Squad|
||3rd place game||4th||8||3||2||3||28||18||Squad|
||3rd place game||3rd||7||3||3||1||14||9||Squad|
||3rd place game||4th||7||5||0||2||16||7||Squad|
||3rd place game||4th||7||2||4||1||13||9||Squad|
||3rd place game||3rd||7||5||1||1||19||10||Squad|
||5th place game||6th||6||3||0||3||17||10||Squad|
|EuroHockey Championship record|
||3rd place game||3rd||7||5||0||2||27||13|
||3rd place game||3rd||7||6||0||1||20||7|
||3rd place game||3rd||5||4||0||1||21||6|
||3rd place game||4th||5||2||2||1||16||9|
||3rd place game||4th||5||3||1||1||16||13|
||3rd place game||4th||5||3||0||2||18||11|
||Qualified as hosts|
FIH Pro League
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
- *Draws include matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.
The following 18 players were named on 25 May 2021 for the 2021 EuroHockey Championship in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
Caps updated as of 12 June 2021, after the match against the Netherlands.
Head coach: Kais al Saadi
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.
|| Horst Wein|
|| Klaus Lissek|
|| Paul Lissek|
|| Bernhard Peters|
|| Markus Weise|
|| Valentin Altenburg|
|| Stefan Kermas|
|| Markus Weise (caretaker)|
|| Kais al Saadi|