Pakistan men's national field hockey team

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NicknameGreen Shirts; Green Machines
Association Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)
Confederation ASHF (Asia)
Coach Tauqeer Dar
Assistant coach(es)Mohammad Saqlain
Rehan Butt
ManagerHassan Sardar
Captain Muhammad Rizwan Sr.
Most caps Waseem Ahmad (410)
Top scorer Sohail Abbas (348)
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FIH ranking
Current 17 Decrease2.svg 5 (30 June 2019) [1]
Highest4 (2004)
Lowest17 (June 2019 – present)
Summer Olympics
Appearances17 (first in 1948 )
Best result1st (1960, 1968, 1984)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1971 )
Best result1st (1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994)
Champions Trophy
Appearances31 (first in 1978)
Best result1st (1978, 1980 and 1994)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1958 )
Best result1st (1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990, 2010)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1956 Melbourne Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1960 Rome Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1964 Tokyo Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1968 Mexico City Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1972 Munich Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1976 Montreal Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1984 Los Angeles Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1992 Barcelona Team
Hockey World Cup
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1971 Barcelona
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1975 Kuala Lumpur
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1978 Buenos Aires
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1982 Mumbai
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1990 Lahore
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1994 Sydney

The Pakistan national field hockey team (Urdu : پاکستان قومى ہاكى ٹیم) [2] is administered by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the governing body for hockey in Pakistan. They have been a member of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) since 1948 and founding member of the Asian Hockey Federation (ASHF) which formed in 1958. [3] Pakistan is the most successful national field hockey team in the Hockey World Cup with four championships: 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994. Pakistan also has the best overall performance in World Cup history in both proportional and absolute terms with 53 victories in 84 matches played, seven time draws, six appearances in the finals and only 24 losses. Pakistan national team has played in all FIH World Cup editions with only one absence in 2014. The green shirts is also one of the most successful national teams in the Asian Games with eight gold medals: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990 and 2010, the highest number of times a country has come first, and the only Asian team to have won the prestigious Champions Trophy with three championships: 1978, 1980 and 1994. Pakistan have won a total of 29 official international titles to professional and grassroots level selections, with three gold medals in the Olympic Games field hockey tournaments in Rome 1960, Mexico City 1968 and Los Angeles 1984.

Pakistan Hockey Federation

The Pakistan Hockey Federation is the governing body for the sport of field hockey in Pakistan. It is affiliated with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The current Patron-in-Chief is Prime Minister Imran Khan. Federation's President is Khalid S. Khokhar, Decretary General is Muhammad Aisf Bajwa and treasurer is Muhammad Ikhlaq Usmani. PHF Executive Board members are Khawar Anwar Khawaja, Mohamad Saeed Khan, Chaudhry Ismail Gujjar, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah while Office Management Director Admin & Coordination Mr. Javeed Arshad Khan Manj, Raja Ghazanfar Ali office Secreatry, Muhammad Nadeem Assistant Office Secretary, Saleem Gill Accounts Manager and the IT & Digital Communication Manger is Muhammad Arslan Hasnat.

International Hockey Federation International sports governing body

The Fédération Internationale de Hockey, commonly known by the acronym FIH, is the international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey. Its headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland and the president is Narinder Batra. FIH is responsible for field hockey's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.

Asian Hockey Federation governing body for the sport of field hockey in Asia

The Asian Hockey Federation is the governing body for the sport of field hockey in Asia. It now has 31 member associations. It is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The current president is Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

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Field hockey being the national sport of the country, [4] [5] Pakistan national team has been ranked as the #1 team in the world from 2000 till 2001 by FIH, and former captain Sohail Abbas holds the world record for the most international goals scored by a player [6] in the history of international field hockey, with a tally of 348 goals. [7] Waseem Ahmad holds the record for Pakistan appearances, having played 410 times between 1996 and 2012. [8]

A national sport is considered to be an intrinsic part of the culture of a nation. Some sports are de facto national sports, as baseball is in the United States and Gaelic games are in the Ireland, while others are de jure national sports, as lacrosse and ice hockey are in Canada. These sports do not have to be necessarily the most played or most followed, which would be either association football or cricket in all but a few countries are widely considered to be important to the significant for its culture.

Sohail Abbas, is a former Pakistani field hockey defender, penalty corner specialist and former captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team. He is the highest goal scorer in International field hockey with 348 International goals and widely regarded as the greatest modern-day Hockey Player.

Hockey is a popular game possibly depicted on walls in Egypt. Drawings of what looks to be hockey have been found in an Egyptian tomb that was 4000 years old. Hockey is a popular game in India and Pakistan. It was played for hundreds of years before other countries like England modernised it. Hockey is similar to an ancient game played in Scotland called shinty. Hockey is often played at schools in the UK but its origins are unclear. Later came ice hockey, which developed in Canada. It was found that its origin is in Indian Punjabis’ game “Khido Khundi”.

Pakistan is known for having fierce rivalry with India, having a record of playing each other in South Asian Games and Asian Games finals. They have competed against one another in twenty major tournaments finals so far, out of which Pakistan has won thirteen titles in total. Pakistan have a record of winning the first three championships of Hockey Asia Cup in 1982, 1985 and 1989 against India in row. Pakistan's home ground is National Hockey Stadium, in Lahore, and the current team manager is Hanif Khan.

India and Pakistan have played against each other several times in field hockey. They participate in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Hockey Asia Cup, Hockey Champions Trophy, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and Summer Olympic Games.

India mens national field hockey team field hockey team representing India

The India national field hockey team was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1960, the Indian men's team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. The team had a 30–0 winning streak during this time, from their first game until losing in the 1960 gold medal final. India also won the 1975 World Cup. India's hockey team is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

South Asian Games game

The South Asian Games are a biennial multi-sport event held among the athletes from South Asia. The governing body of these games is South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC), formed in 1983. At present, SAG are joined by eight members namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

History

Early history (1948–1958)

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The first Pakistan national hockey team ever, 1948.

Originally, the game had been brought by British servicemen to British India, and like cricket it soon became a popular sport with the local population. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, soon after the Pakistan Hockey Federation came into being in 1948. Prior to the partition of India, players playing for Pakistan competed for the Indian side. The federation soon established and organized the Provincial Hockey/Sports Associations of West Punjab, East Bengal, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Bahawalpur & Services Sports Board. On 2 August 1948, Pakistan national team, led by Ali Iqtidar Shah Dara, officially went on to play their first international game and tournament against Belgium winning the game 2–0 at the 1948 London Olympics. Pakistan remained unbeaten defeating the Netherlands, Denmark and France during the group stage round and ended up placing fourth, as did the Pakistan team at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

Partition of India partition of British India into the independent states of India and Pakistan in 1947

The Partition of India was the division of British India in 1947 which accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan. The Dominion of India is today the Republic of India and Dominion of Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The partition involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities. It also involved the division of the British Indian Army, the Royal Indian Navy, the Indian Civil Service, the railways, and the central treasury, between the two new dominions. The partition was set forth in the Indian Independence Act 1947 and resulted in the dissolution of the British Raj, or Crown rule in India. The two self-governing countries of India and Pakistan legally came into existence at midnight on 14–15 August 1947.

West Punjab

West Punjab was a province of Pakistan from 1947 to 1955. The province covered an area of 205,344 km2, including much of the current Punjab province and the Islamabad Capital Territory, but excluding the former princely state of Bahawalpur. The capital was the city of Lahore and the province was composed of four divisions. The province was bordered by the Indian states of East Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir to the east, the princely state of Bahawalpur to the south, the provinces of Balochistan and Sind to the southwest, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to the northwest, and Azad Kashmir to the northeast.

The Rise in Olympics (1958–1970)

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Pakistan playing against Australia, at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

For the 1958 Asian Games, Pakistan were drawn against Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and archrivals India. They beat Japan 5–0 in their first match, then followed two consecutive victories over South Korea (8–0) and Malaysia (6–0). In the last match Pakistan drew 0–0 with India and clinched its first gold medal in an international competition. [9] This success was followed by in 1960 Rome Olympics where Pakistan played against in a group with Australia, Poland and Japan, winning all the matches. Pakistan then played the quarter-final round with Germany, winning the match 2–1 and advanced to the semi-final round where they defeated Spain. Pakistan eventually won the gold medal, defeating India 1–0 with a goal by Naseer Bunda in the final round held at the Olympic Velodrome and ended India's run of six successive gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games. [10]

Field hockey was contested for men only at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan between 25 May and 30 May 1958 with five teams participating in a round robin competition.

The Japan men's national field hockey team represents Japan in men's international field hockey and is operated by the Japan Hockey Association. As of January 2019, they are ranked 18th in the world.

South Korea mens national field hockey team mens national field hockey team representing South Korea

The Korea national field hockey team represents South Korea in international field hockey competitions.

In the 1962 Asian Games, Pakistan earned its second gold medal with Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool [11] as the captain leading the team to another successive award. [12] However, during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics the national team ended up as runners-up for the second time after losing 1–0 to India in the final as well as finishing runners-up in the 1966 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand. Pakistan won its second Olympic Games gold medal in Mexico at the 1968 Summer Olympics. [13] It fielded what has since then often been considered the best hockey squad ever led by captain Tariq Aziz with Saeed Anwar, Khalid Mahmood, Gulraiz Akhtar and Tariq Niazi. Even though Rasool had retired, this team was still a force to be reckoned with. They won all six of their games—against Kenya, Great Britain, Malaysia, Australia, France and the Netherlands during group play, and against West Germany in the knockout round. Pakistan made the final for the fourth straight Olympics, and won the gold medal, as they had in 1960, this time by defeating Australia, 2–1 with goals from Muhammad Asad Malik and Abdul Rashid. Rashid was the top scorer for Pakistan with seven goals; Tanvir Dar finished with six goals.

Field hockey at the 1962 Asian Games

Field hockey was contested for men only at the 1962 Asian Games at the Senayan Hockey Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. In this tournament, 9 teams played in the men's competition.

Chaudhry Ghulam Rasul was an educationist of Pakistan as well as a field hockey Olympic player. He was originally from Faisalabad District but later settled in Lahore. Rasool was an integral part of the Pakistani field hockey team from 1956 through 1963.

Field hockey at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Field hockey at the 1964 Summer Olympics was a sport open only to men. 15 teams played in the field hockey competition.

In 1969, President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Air Marshal Nur Khan was the first senior hockey official who had floated the idea of organizing field hockey's very own World Cup. He proposed his idea to the FIH through Patrick Rowley, the first editor of World Hockey magazine. Their idea was approved on 26 October 1969, and adopted by the FIH Council at a meeting in Brussels on 12 April 1970. The FIH decided that the inaugural World Cup would be held in October 1971, in Pakistan. Khan went on to donate the World Cup trophy and later the Champions Trophy to the International Hockey Federation. [14]

The Golden Era (1970–1995)

In the group stage of the 1970 Asian Games, Pakistan was competing with tournament hosts Thailand and contenders Japan for top spot and a place in the finals. In their first match of the group, Pakistan scored thrice against Japan to clinch their first win, followed by defeating Hong Kong 10–0 to go to the top of the group. The team then draw 0–0 with Thailand and progressed to the knock-out round, where they won 5–0 over Malaysia. In the final, Pakistan faced India, winning 1–0 and sealing their third Asian Games gold medal.

PHF President (1967-69, 1976-84) Air Marshal Nur Khan conceived the idea of Hockey World Cup to FIH in 1969 and founded the Champions Trophy in 1978. Noor khan.jpg
PHF President (1967–69, 1976–84) Air Marshal Nur Khan conceived the idea of Hockey World Cup to FIH in 1969 and founded the Champions Trophy in 1978.

In 1971, the first ever Hockey World Cup was to be hosted by Pakistan. However, political issues would prevent that first competition from being played in Pakistan. The FIH had inadvertently scheduled the first World Cup to be played in Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Furthermore, Pakistan and India had been at war with each other only six years earlier. When Pakistan invited India to compete in the tournament, a crisis arose. Pakistanis, led by cricketer Abdul Hafeez Kardar, protested against India's participation in the Hockey World Cup. Given the intense political climate between Pakistan and India, the FIH decided to move the tournament elsewhere. In March 1971, coincidentally in the same month Bangladesh declared independence from Pakistan, the FIH decided to move the first Hockey World Cup to the Real Club de Polo grounds in Barcelona, Spain, which was considered a neutral and peaceful European site. [15] On 27 March 1971, in Brussels, the trophy was formally handed to FIH President Rene Frank by H.E Masood, the Pakistani Ambassador to Belgium. A total number of 10 teams qualified for the event and were broken up into two groups. The Pakistani team was drawn in a group with hosts Spain, Australia, Japan and the Netherlands. The group was topped by Spain and Pakistan respectively, and both the teams advanced into the semi-finals. In the first semi-final of the tournament Pakistan ousted India 2–1 in a tense and closely contested game and in the second semi-final Spain played safe and defeated a spirited Kenya 1–0 to enter the finals against Pakistan. In the final Pakistan scored early but then strengthened its defense to hold out a 1–0 victory and win the first hockey World Cup, retaining its number one position in the world hockey rankings, closely followed by India and the Netherlands. Tanvir Dar finished as the top goal scorer at the tournament with eight goals.

The 1972 Munich Olympics, Pakistan lost the final to hosts West Germany losing the game 1–0 with a goal by Michael Krause and finished at fourth place, the following year, in the 1973 Hockey World Cup. The national team made a comeback in the international competition, by winning and retaining their title at the 1974 Asian Games but lost to their rivals India in the finals of the third hockey World Cup in 1975. 1976 Montreal Olympics saw the team secure their first bronze medal in the competition. The year 1978 saw Pakistan national team win three major international tournaments: the third Hockey World Cup held at Buenos Aires, Argentina along with 1978 Asian Games [16] and the first Champions Trophy. This was the first time a national team won three major titles in the history of international field hockey. In 1980, Pakistan Olympic Association, along with 65 countries, boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. [17] This resulted in Pakistan hockey team not participating at the field hockey competition at the tournament. Pakistan hosted the 1980 and 1981 Champions Trophy tournaments, winning the title against West Germany in the final round in 1980 and finishing at fourth position [18] a year later, held at the Hockey Club of Pakistan, Karachi.

Decline and World Cup drought (2004–2014)

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Pakistan playing against Argentina in 2005.
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The national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

From 2004 till 2014, the team secured third positions, at the 2004 Champions Trophy held in Lahore and 2012 Champions Trophy held in Melbourne as well as a runners-up medal after losing, 2–0, to Germany at the 2014 Champions Trophy, however, it failed to win a single top position in the 2005–2011 tournaments; a runners-up medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and finishing at the sixth spot in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and won a runners-up medal at the 2004 and 2011 Sultan Azlan Shah Cups with a bronze medal in 2005. In the Asian Games, Pakistan finished with a bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games, found its only success by winning, 2–0, against Malaysia at the 2010 Asian Games final round held in Guangzhou, China and securing a runners-up medal at the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea. Since the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games, Pakistan has not won a single medal at the games, while 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London have the been the worst Olympics for Pakistan by far as the national team failed to win the competition and had to play for the 5th, 7th and 8th position match at the three Olympic tournaments.

The Pakistani national team most successful tournament, in recent times, has been the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy winning the trophy twice, first in 2012 against India and second in 2013 against Japan, and finishing as runners-up in the first edition of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy in 2011. The team also won gold medals consecutively at the 2006 and 2010 South Asian Games. However, Pakistan participated in the 2006 and 2010 World cups but failed to qualify past the group stage, and, for the first time in its history, the team did not gain qualification for the 2014 edition of the competition.

2015–present

In the 2016 South Asian Games, Pakistan defended their gold medal after winning 2–1 against archrivals India, with both goals scored by Arslan Qadir, held in Guwahati.

The motif of the Pakistan national field hockey team has a star and crescent on a dark green field; with a vertical white stripe at the hoist, usually in green, white color, as represented in the flag of Pakistan.

Pakistan played at a number of different venues across the country, though by the time of 1978 this had largely settled down to having National Hockey Stadium (also known as Gadaffi Hockey Stadium, named after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi) in Lahore as the primary venue, with Faisalabad Hockey Stadium and Hockey Club of Pakistan used on occasions where the National Hockey Stadium was unavailable for home matches. The stadium is considered to be the biggest international field hockey stadium in the world and holds a capacity of 45,000 spectators. [19]

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has its headquarters in the stadium. It has hosted many international matches and competitions such as the Hockey Asia Cup of 1982 and Champions Trophy tournament in 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2004 along with the 1990 Hockey World Cup, where Pakistan lost 3–1 to the Netherlands in the final.

Honours and recognition

Since its breakthrough in the 1948 Summer Olympics, Pakistan has won more than 20 official titles, which are detailed below:

Records

Tournament records

Team performance

TBD(to be determined), DNQ(did not qualify), DNP(did not participate)

World Cup [20] [21]
YearHost cityPosition
1971 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Spain 1st
1973 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amstelveen, Netherlands 4th
1975 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1978 Flag of Argentina.svg Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st
1982 Flag of India.svg Mumbai, India 1st
1986 Flag of England.svg London, England 11th
1990 Flag of Pakistan.svg Lahore, Pakistan 2nd
1994 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia 1st
1998 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Utrecht, Netherlands 5th
2002 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2006 Flag of Germany.svg Mönchengladbach, Germany 6th
2010 Flag of India.svg New Delhi, India 12th
2014 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Hague, Netherlands DNQ
2018 Flag of India.svg Bhubaneswar, India 12th
Champions Trophy [22]
YearHost cityPosition
1978 Flag of Pakistan.svg Lahore, Pakistan 1st
1980 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 1st
1981 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 4th
1982 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amstelveen, Netherlands 4th
1983 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 2nd
1984 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 2nd
1985 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Perth, Australia 4th
1986 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 3rd
1987 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amstelveen, Netherlands 7th
1988 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 2nd
1989 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin, West Germany 4th
1990 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia 4th
1991 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin, Germany 2nd
1992 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 4th
1993 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
1994 Flag of Pakistan.svg Lahore, Pakistan 1st
1995 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin, Germany 3rd
1996 Flag of India.svg Madras, India 2nd
1997 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide, Australia 5th
1998 Flag of Pakistan.svg Lahore, Pakistan 2nd
1999 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane, Australia 6th
2000 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amstelveen, Netherlands DNP
2001 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th
2002 Flag of Germany.svg Cologne, Germany 3rd
2003 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amstelveen, Netherlands 3rd
2004 Flag of Pakistan.svg Lahore, Pakistan 3rd
2005 Flag of India.svg Chennai, India 5th
2006 Flag of Spain.svg Terrassa, Spain 5th
2007 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th
2008 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands DNP
2009 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia DNP
2010 Flag of Germany.svg Mönchengladbach, Germany DNP
2011 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland, New Zealand 7th
2012 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia 3rd
2014 Flag of India.svg Bhubaneswar, India 2nd
2016 Flag of England.svg London, England DNP
2018 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Breda, Netherlands 6th
Olympic Games [23]
YearHost cityPosition
1948 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 4th
1952 Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki, Finland 4th
1956 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia 2nd
1960 Flag of Italy.svg Rome, Italy 1st
1964 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan 2nd
1968 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico 1st
1972 Flag of Germany.svg Munich, West Germany 2nd
1976 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal, Canada 3rd
1980 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Moscow, Soviet Union DNP
1984 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, United States 1st
1988 Flag of South Korea.svg Seoul, South Korea 5th
1992 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Spain 3rd
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta, United States 6th
2000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia 4th
2004 Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece 5th
2008 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China 8th
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 7th
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil DNQ
2020 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan TBD
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
YearHost cityPosition
1983 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1985 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
1987 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1991 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1994 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
1995 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
1996 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
1998 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
1999 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
2000 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
2001 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2003 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st
2004 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2005 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
2006 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2007 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th
2008 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2009 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
2010 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2011 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2012 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th
2013 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th
2014 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2015 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
2016 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th
2017 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy
YearHost cityPosition
2011 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ordos, China 2nd
2012 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar 1st
2013 Flag of Japan.svg Kakamigahara, Japan 1st
2016 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuantan, Malaysia 2nd
2018 Flag of Oman.svg Muscat, Oman 1st
Asia Cup
YearHost cityPosition
1982 Flag of Pakistan.svg Karachi, Pakistan 1st
1985 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Dhaka, Bangladesh 1st
1989 Flag of India.svg New Delhi, India 1st
1994 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshima, Japan 3rd
1999 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2003 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd
2007 Flag of India.svg Chennai, India 6th
2009 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuantan, Malaysia 2nd
2013 Flag of Malaysia.svg Ipoh, Malaysia 3rd
2017 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Dhaka, Bangladesh 3rd
Asian Games
YearHost cityPosition
1958 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan 1st
1962 Flag of Indonesia.svg Jakarta, Indonesia 1st
1966 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand 2nd
1970 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand 1st
1974 Flag of Iran.svg Tehran, Iran 1st
1978 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand 1st
1982 Flag of India.svg New Delhi, India 1st
1986 Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam, South Korea 2nd
1990 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China 1st
1994 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshima, Japan 3rd
1998 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand 3rd
2002 Flag of South Korea.svg Busan, South Korea 4th
2006 Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar 3rd
2010 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou, China 1st
2014 Flag of South Korea.svg Incheon, South Korea 2nd
Commonwealth Games
YearHost cityPosition
1998 Flag of Malaysia.svg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10th
2002 Flag of England.svg Manchester, England 3rd
2006 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia 2nd
2010 Flag of India.svg New Delhi, India 6th
2014 Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow, Scotland DNP
2018 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gold Coast, Australia 7th
South Asian Games
YearHost cityPosition
1995 Flag of India.svg Madras, India 2nd
2006 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Colombo, Sri Lanka 1st
2010 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Dhaka, Bangladesh 1st
2016 Flag of India.svg Guwahati, India 1st
Afro-Asian Games
YearHost cityPosition
2003 Flag of India.svg Hyderabad, India 2nd
FIH Hockey World League
YearHost cityPosition
2012–13 Flag of India.svg New Delhi, India 13th
2014–15 Flag of India.svg Raipur, India 15th
2016–17 Flag of India.svg India 14th

Players

For all past and present players who have appeared for the national team, see List of Pakistani field hockey players .

Current players

Squad for the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup. [24]

Head coach: Tauqeer Dar

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsClub
1GK Imran Butt (1988-07-16) 16 July 1988 (age 30)138 Flag of Pakistan.svg PIA
3DF Mubashar Ali (1997-07-06) 6 July 1997 (age 21)34 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Penarth
5MF Toseeq Arshad (1992-02-05) 5 February 1992 (age 27)114 Flag of Pakistan.svg WAPDA
6DF Rashid Mehmood (1987-08-15) 15 August 1987 (age 31)134 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Oranje-Rood
7FW Muhammad Irfan Jr. (1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 30)57 Flag of Pakistan.svg WAPDA
8DF Muhammad Irfan (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 (age 29)208 Flag of Pakistan.svg PIA
10MF Ali Shan (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 25)131 Flag of Pakistan.svg SSGC
11MF Muhammad Rizwan Sr. INJ (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 29)154 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Oranje-Rood
12GK Mazhar Abbas (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 26)43 Flag of Pakistan.svg NBP
13DF Aleem Bilal (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 26)59 Flag of Pakistan.svg WAPDA
14MF Muhammad Umar Bhutta (1992-12-24) 24 December 1992 (age 26)163 Flag of Pakistan.svg WAPDA
16DF Ammad Butt (C) (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 23)115 Flag of Pakistan.svg NBP
17FW Muhammad Zubair (1988-10-12) 12 October 1988 (age 30)131 Flag of Pakistan.svg PIA
18FW Muhammad Atiq (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 22)34 Flag of Pakistan.svg NBP
20DF Faisal Qadir (1988-10-17) 17 October 1988 (age 30)80 Flag of Pakistan.svg NBP
21DF Tasawar Abbas (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 27)104 Flag of Pakistan.svg WAPDA
22FW Arslan Qadir (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 28)96 Flag of Pakistan.svg NBP
23FW Ajaz Ahmad (1992-06-13) 13 June 1992 (age 27)67 Flag of Pakistan.svg WAPDA
27FW Abu Mahmood (1998-02-10) 10 February 1998 (age 21)59 Flag of Pakistan.svg NBP

Notable players

Khalid Hamid

Shahbaz senior

Dilawar hussain bhatti

Current staff

PositionName
Head coach Flag of Pakistan.svg Saeed Khan
Assistant coach Flag of Pakistan.svg Muhammad Danish Kaleem
Assistant coach Flag of Pakistan.svg Rehan Butt
ManagerTBA
Physiotherapist Flag of Pakistan.svg Dr Atif Bashir
Video Analyst Flag of Pakistan.svg Nadeem Khan Lodhi

2018 Results and fixtures

2018 Odisha Hockey World Cup

2019 Results and fixtures

2019 Men's FIH Pro League

See also

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