Field hockey at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the 1976 Summer Olympics
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
City Montreal
Dates 18–30 July 1976
Teams 11
Top three teams
Champions  New Zealand (1st title)
Runner-up  Australia
Third place  Pakistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 39
Goals scored 140 (3.59 per match)
Top scorer(s) Netherlands Paul Litjens (11 goals)
1972 (previous) (next) 1980

The Field Hockey competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics, which was held in the Molson Stadium at the McGill University, on an artificial surface for the first time. Only a men's competition occurred.

Results

Preliminary round

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 11 3 +8 10 Semi-finals
2  Australia[a] 5 3 0 2 14 6 +8 6
3  India[a] 5 3 0 2 12 9 +3 6
4  Malaysia 5 2 0 3 3 7 −4 4
5  Canada 5 1 0 4 4 11 −7 2
6  Argentina 5 1 0 4 4 12 −8 2
Source: FIH
^[a]Australia and India finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool. The match was contested on July 26th, 1976.
18 July 1976
India 4–0  Argentina
Report
18 July 1976
Australia 2–0  Malaysia
Report

19 July 1976
India 1–3  Netherlands
Report
19 July 1976
Australia 3–0  Canada
Report

20 July 1976
Argentina 1–3  Canada
Report
20 July 1976
Netherlands 2–0  Malaysia
Report

21 July 1976
India 1–6  Australia
Report
21 July 1976
Malaysia 2–0  Argentina
Report

22 July 1976
Australia 1–2  Netherlands
Report
22 July 1976
India 3–0  Canada
Report

23 July 1976
Malaysia 1–0  Canada
Report
23 July 1976
Netherlands 1–0  Argentina
Report

24 July 1976
India 3–0  Malaysia
Report
24 July 1976
Australia 2–3  Argentina
Report

25 July 1976
Netherlands 3–1  Canada
Report

26 July 1976
Australia 1–1  India
Report
Penalties
5–4

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Pakistan 4 3 1 0 16 6 +10 7 Semi-finals
2  New Zealand[a] 5 2 2 1 7 8 −1 6
3  Spain[a] 5 1 2 2 9 8 +1 4
4  West Germany 4 1 1 2 10 10 0 3
5  Belgium 4 1 0 3 5 15 −10 2
Source: FIH
^[a]New Zealand and Spain finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool. The match was contested on July 26th, 1976.
18 July 1976
Pakistan 5–0  Belgium
Report
18 July 1976
West Germany 1–1  New Zealand
Report

19 July 1976
Pakistan 2–2  Spain
Report

20 July 1976
Spain 1–1  New Zealand
Report

21 July 1976
Pakistan 4–2  West Germany
Report
21 July 1976
New Zealand 2–1  Belgium
Report

22 July 1976
West Germany 1–4  Spain
Report

23 July 1976
Spain 2–3  Belgium
Report

24 July 1976
Pakistan 5–2  New Zealand
Report
24 July 1976
West Germany 6–1  Belgium
Report

26 July 1976
Spain 0–1 (a.e.t.)  New Zealand
Report

Classification Round

Ninth to eleventh place classification

 
Crossover Ninth Place Match
 
           
 
28 July 1976
 
 
 Belgium (a.e.t) 3
 
29 July 1976
 
 Argentina 2
 
 Canada 2
 
 
 Belgium (a.e.t) 3
 
 
 
 
Crossover
28 July 1976
Belgium 3–2 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Report
Ninth and tenth place
29 July 1976
Canada 2–3 (a.e.t.)  Belgium
Report

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
Crossover Fifth Place Match
 
           
 
29 July 1976
 
 
 India 2
 
30 July 1976
 
 West Germany 3
 
 West Germany 9
 
29 July 1976
 
 Spain 1
 
 Spain 2
 
 
 Malaysia 1
 
Seventh Place Match
 
 
30 July 1976
 
 
 India 2
 
 
 Malaysia 0
Crossover
29 July 1976
Spain 2–1  Malaysia
Report

29 July 1976
India 2–3  West Germany
Report
Seventh and eighth place
30 July 1976
India 2–0  Malaysia
Report
Fifth and sixth place
30 July 1976
West Germany 9–1  Spain
Report

First to fourth place classification

 
Semi-finals Gold Medal Match
 
           
 
29 July 1976
 
 
 Netherlands 1
 
30 July 1976
 
 New Zealand (a.e.t) 2
 
 New Zealand 1
 
29 July 1976
 
 Australia 0
 
 Pakistan 1
 
 
 Australia 2
 
Bronze Medal Match
 
 
30 July 1976
 
 
 Netherlands 2
 
 
 Pakistan 3
Semi-finals
29 July 1976
Pakistan 1–2  Australia
Report

29 July 1976
Netherlands 1–2 (a.e.t.)  New Zealand
Report
Bronze Medal Match
30 July 1976
Netherlands 2–3  Pakistan
Report
Gold Medal Match
30 July 1976
New Zealand 1–0  Australia
Ineson (1) Report

Final ranking

  1.  New Zealand
  2.  Australia
  3.  Pakistan
  4.  Netherlands
  5.  West Germany
  6.  Spain
  7.  India
  8.  Malaysia
  9.  Belgium
  10.  Canada
  11.  Argentina

Top scorers

Pos. Player Goals FG PS PC LC
1  Paul Litjens (NED) 11 0 1 6 4
2  Juan Amat (ESP) 7 0 0 6 1
 Ronald Riley (AUS) 7 7 0 0 0
 Wolfgang Strödter (FRG) 7 0 0 5 2
5  Munawwaruz Zaman (PAK) 6 0 0 3 3
6  Serge Dubois (BEL) 4 0 0 3 1
 Manzoor Hussain (PAK) 4 4 0 0 0
 Tony Ineson (NZL) 4 0 0 3 1
 Surjit Singh (IND) 4 0 0 4 0

Medal winners

Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 New Zealand (NZL)
Paul Ackerley
Jeff Archibald
Arthur Borren
Alan Chesney
John Christensen
Greg Dayman
Tony Ineson
Barry Maister
Selwyn Maister
Trevor Manning
Alan McIntyre
Neil McLeod
Arthur Parkin
Mohan Patel
Ramesh Patel
Les Wilson
 Australia (AUS)
David Bell
Greg Browning
Ric Charlesworth
Ian Cooke
Barry Dancer
Douglas Golder
Robert Haigh
Wayne Hammond
Jim Irvine
Malcolm Poole
Robert Proctor
Graeme Reid
Ronald Riley
Trevor Smith
Terry Walsh
 Pakistan (PAK)
Rashid Abdul
Akhtar Rasool
Mahmood Arshad
Arshad Chaudhry
Khan Haneef
Islahuddin Siddique
Samiullah Khan
Hassan Manzoor
Manzoor Hussain
Munawwaruz Zaman
Zia Qamar
Nazim Salim
Shahnaz Sheikh
Saleem Sherwani
Iftikar Syed
Mudassar Syed

References

  • Official Report
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