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Netherlands Men's National Field Hockey Team

Netherlands
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Nickname(s)Oranje
AssociationRoyal Dutch Hockey Federation
(Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond)
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
Head CoachJeroen Delmee
Assistant coach(s)Rick Mathijssen
ManagerTaco van den Honert
Joof Verhees
CaptainBilly Bakker
Most capsTeun de Nooijer (453)
Top scorerPaul Litjens (267)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 4 Steady (1 September 2021)[1]
Highest2 (2003, 2005, June 2014 - June 2016)
Lowest4 (2006, 2008-2009, April 2017 - July 2018, April 2021 - June 2021)
Olympic Games
Appearances19 (first in 1928)
Best result1st (1996, 2000)
World Cup
Appearances14 (first in 1971)
Best result1st (1973, 1990, 1998)
EuroHockey Championship
Appearances18 (first in 1970)
Best result1st (1983, 1987, 2007, 2015, 2017, 2021)

The Netherlands national men's field hockey team represents the Netherlands in international men's field hockey and is controlled by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond, the governing body for field hockey in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands are one of the most successful teams in the world, having won the Summer Olympics twice, the Hockey World Cup three times, the Champions Trophy eight times, the EuroHockey Nations Championship six times and the Hockey World League once.[2] At the 2020 Summer Olympics they reached their worst performance in 37 years at the Olympics as they failed to qualify for the semi-finals.[3]

Tournament record

Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
United Kingdom 1908 Did not participate
Belgium 1920
Netherlands 1928 Final 2nd 4 2 1 1 8 5 Squad
United States 1932 Did not participate
Nazi Germany 1936 3rd place game 3rd 5 3 1 1 13 10 Squad
United Kingdom 1948 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 17 12 Squad
Finland 1952 Final 2nd 3 2 0 1 3 6 Squad
Australia 1956 Withdrew
Italy 1960 9th-12th place pool 9th 6 3 1 2 11 10 Squad
Japan 1964 5th-8th play-off 7th 8 4 1 3 21 7 Squad
Mexico 1968 5th place game 5th 9 6 0 3 16 13 Squad
West Germany 1972 3rd place game 4th 9 5 1 3 21 14 Squad
Canada 1976 3rd place game 4th 7 5 0 2 14 8 Squad
Soviet Union 1980 Withdrew
United States 1984 5th place game 6th 7 3 2 2 18 14 Squad
South Korea 1988 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 15 9 Squad
Spain 1992 3rd place game 4th 7 4 0 3 25 17 Squad
United States 1996 Final 1st 7 6 1 0 20 8 Squad
Australia 2000 Final 1st 7 3 3 1 14 11 Squad
Greece 2004 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 20 13 Squad
China 2008 3rd place game 4th 7 3 2 2 19 13 Squad
United Kingdom 2012 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 28 11 Squad
Brazil 2016 3rd place game 4th 8 4 2 2 24 10 Squad
Japan 2020 Quarter-finals 6th 6 2 2 2 15 15 Squad
Total 19/24 2 titles 128 75 19 34 322 206 -

World Cup

FIH World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Spain 1971 5th place game 6th 6 3 0 3 6 6 N/A
Netherlands 1973 Final 1st 7 3 3 1 13 6
Malaysia 1975 9th place game 9th 7 3 1 3 17 10
Argentina 1978 Final 2nd 8 6 0 2 26 14
India 1982 3rd place game 4th 7 3 1 3 21 19
England 1986 7th place game 7th 7 5 0 2 13 8
Pakistan 1990 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 21 13
Australia 1994 Final 2nd 7 4 2 1 25 6
Netherlands 1998 Final 1st 7 6 0 1 26 14 Squad
Malaysia 2002 3rd place game 3rd 9 6 1 2 20 10 Squad
Germany 2006 7th place game 7th 7 4 1 2 21 12 Squad
India 2010 3rd place game 3rd 7 4 1 2 20 10 Squad
Netherlands 2014 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 16 10 Squad
India 2018 Final 2nd 7 4 2 1 22 8 Squad
India 2023 Qualified
Total 15/15 3 titles 100 61 14 25 267 146 -

European Championships

EuroHockey Championships record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Belgium 1970 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 12 3
Spain 1974 3rd place game 3rd 6 5 0 1 22 4
West Germany 1978 Final 2nd 7 5 1 1 26 11
Netherlands 1983 Final 1st 7 5 2 0 31 8
Soviet Union 1987 Final 1st 7 5 1 1 21 5
France 1991 Final 2nd 7 6 0 1 41 5
Republic of Ireland 1995 Final 2nd 7 5 2 0 21 7
Italy 1999 Final 2nd 7 5 2 0 32 10
Spain 2003 3rd place game 4th 7 4 1 2 28 15
Germany 2005 Final 2nd 5 4 0 1 16 11
England 2007 Final 1st 5 5 0 0 23 9
Netherlands 2009 3rd place game 3rd 5 3 0 2 22 6
Germany 2011 Final 2nd 5 4 0 1 25 14
Belgium 2013 3rd place game 3rd 5 4 0 1 22 9
England 2015 Final 1st 5 5 0 0 19 1
Netherlands 2017 Final 1st 5 4 0 1 20 9
Belgium 2019 3rd place game 3rd 5 4 0 1 21 7
Netherlands 2021 Final 1st 5 2 3 0 15 6
Germany 2023 Qualified
Total 19/19 6 titles 107 80 13 14 417 140

Champions Trophy

Champions Trophy record
Year Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Pakistan 1978 Did not participate
Pakistan 1980 4th 6 3 0 3 23 19
Pakistan 1981 1st 5 3 2 0 22 16
Netherlands 1982 1st 5 4 1 0 21 10
Pakistan 1982 5th 5 2 0 3 11 13
Pakistan 1984 4th 5 2 1 2 9 8
Australia 1985 5th 5 1 1 3 10 11
Pakistan 1986 6th 5 1 1 3 5 10
Netherlands 1987 2nd 7 5 1 1 15 5
Pakistan 1988 Did not participate
West Germany 1989 2nd 5 4 0 1 12 6
Australia 1990 2nd 5 3 1 1 14 8
Germany 1991 3rd 5 2 1 2 12 10
Pakistan 1992 4th 6 3 0 3 13 11
Malaysia 1993 3rd 6 4 0 2 14 9
Pakistan 1994 3rd 6 1 3 2 15 14
Germany 1995 4th 6 3 0 3 7 8
India 1996 1st 6 4 2 0 13 5
Australia 1997 4th 6 2 1 3 14 15
Pakistan 1998 1st 6 5 0 1 22 11
Australia 1999 3rd 6 3 1 2 15 9
Netherlands 2000 1st 6 6 0 0 12 5
Netherlands 2001 3rd 6 3 1 2 16 13
Germany 2002 1st 6 4 2 0 21 9
Netherlands 2003 1st 6 5 1 0 27 13
Pakistan 2004 2nd 6 4 0 2 15 25
India 2005 2nd 6 3 1 2 14 12
Spain 2006 1st 6 4 2 0 23 12
Malaysia 2007 3rd 8 4 3 1 25 19
Netherlands 2008 4th 6 2 1 3 15 14
Australia 2009 4th 6 3 0 3 15 20
Germany 2010 3rd 6 3 0 3 17 19
New Zealand 2011 3rd 7 3 2 2 19 18
Australia 2012 2nd 6 4 1 1 16 9
India 2014 5th 6 3 1 2 17 11
United Kingdom 2016 Withdrew
Netherlands 2018 3rd 6 3 1 2 15 7
Total 8 titles 199 109 32 58 534 404

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup record
Year Position
1996 6th
2007 1st
Best result: 1st place
*Draws include knockout matches decided on a penalty shoot-out.

Team

Current squad

The following 18 players were named on 28 May 2021 for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[4]

Caps updated as of 1 August 2021, after the match against Australia.

Head coach: Argentina Max Caldas

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
26 GK Pirmin Blaak (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 33) 114 Netherlands Oranje-Rood

4 DF Lars Balk (1996-02-26) 26 February 1996 (age 25) 79 Netherlands Kampong
11 DF Glenn Schuurman (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 30) 159 Netherlands Bloemendaal
12 DF Sander de Wijn (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 31) 161 Netherlands Kampong
23 DF Joep de Mol (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 25) 94 Netherlands Oranje-Rood
27 DF Jip Janssen (1997-10-14) 14 October 1997 (age 23) 51 Netherlands Kampong
30 DF Mink van der Weerden (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 32) 191 Germany Rot-Weiss Köln
32 DF Justen Blok (2000-09-27) 27 September 2000 (age 20) 13 Netherlands Rotterdam

6 MF Jonas de Geus (1998-04-29) 29 April 1998 (age 23) 95 Netherlands Kampong
8 MF Billy Bakker (Captain) (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 32) 236 Netherlands Amsterdam
9 MF Seve van Ass (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 29) 189 Netherlands HGC
10 MF Jorrit Croon (1998-08-09) 9 August 1998 (age 23) 93 Netherlands Bloemendaal
14 MF Robbert Kemperman (1990-06-24) 24 June 1990 (age 31) 228 Netherlands Kampong

2 FW Jeroen Hertzberger (1986-02-24) 24 February 1986 (age 35) 267 Netherlands Rotterdam
5 FW Thijs van Dam (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 24) 62 Netherlands Rotterdam
16 FW Mirco Pruyser (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 32) 142 Netherlands Amsterdam
17 FW Roel Bovendeert (1992-05-08) 8 May 1992 (age 29) 32 Netherlands Bloemendaal
25 FW Thierry Brinkman (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 26) 119 Netherlands Bloemendaal

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the national 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 Maurits Visser (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 26) 6 Netherlands Bloemendaal 2021 EuroHockey Championship
GK Sam van der Ven (1989-09-05) 5 September 1989 (age 32) 57 Netherlands HGC v.  Germany, 7 March 2021

DF Sander Baart (1988-04-30) 30 April 1988 (age 33) 193 Netherlands Oranje-Rood v.  Germany, 6 March 2021
DF Floris Wortelboer (1996-08-04) 4 August 1996 (age 25) 56 Netherlands Bloemendaal v.  Germany, 6 March 2021
DF Teun Beins (1998-10-28) 28 October 1998 (age 22) 7 Netherlands Oranje-Rood v.  Belgium, 4 November 2020


FW Bjorn Kellerman (1990-05-25) 25 May 1990 (age 31) 69 Netherlands Kampong v.  Germany, 7 March 2021
FW Terrance Pieters (1996-12-14) 14 December 1996 (age 24) 18 Netherlands Kampong v.  Belgium, 4 November 2020
FW Jelle Galema (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 28) 76 Netherlands Den Bosch v.  Belgium, 4 November 2020

Most capped players

Below is a list of the 10 players with the most caps for the Netherlands, as of 19 November 2018.[5]

# Player Period Caps
1 Teun de Nooijer 1994-2012 453
2 Jeroen Delmee 1994-2008 401
3 Jacques Brinkman 1987-2000 337
4 Erik Jazet 1990-2004 308
5 Cees Jan Diepeveen 1978-1992 286
6 Stephan Veen 1989-2000 275
7 Robert van der Horst 2004-2016 272
8 Sander van der Weide 1996-2008 271
9 Guus Vogels 1996-2010 263
10 Marc Delissen 1984-1996 261

Notable players

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 1 September 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Welkom - Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Slechtste prestatie hockeyers in 37 jaar: 'Schaam me er zelfs een beetje voor'". nos.nl (in Dutch). NOS. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Caldas maakt olympische en EK-selectie bekend". knhb.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond. 30 May 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Oranje Heren 100+ interlands". hockey.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018.

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