Germany men's national field hockey team

Association Deutscher Hockey Bund
(German Hockey Federation)
Confederation EHF (Europe)
Coach Valentin Altenburg
Assistant coach Jimi Lewis
Manager Michael McCann
Captain Moritz Fürste
FIH ranking 3
First kit
Second kit
Semifinal match 2006 between Germany and Spain

The Germany men's national field hockey team represents Germany in international field hockey competitions.

The 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). The team is currently coached by former women's coach Markus Weise.

Tournament 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.[1]

On November 6, 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 have 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.


Summer Olympics

World Cup

World League

Champions Trophy

EuroHockey Nations Championship

Current squad

The following is the German roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Head coach: Valentin Altenburg


See also


  1. "The German Times Online - Football Inc.". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. "Honamas: Olympiakader benannt". 6 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
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