Field hockey
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
VenuesOlympic Stadium
Old Stadion
Dates17 (17)–26 May 1928 (1928-05-26)
Teams9
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
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The 1928 Summer Olympics saw the third field hockey tournament at Olympics. All games took place either in the new Olympisch Stadion or in the nearby Old Stadion. The field hockey tournament was held (together with football) in the first part of this Olympic games. All matches were played between Thursday, May 17 and Saturday, May 26, 1928.[1]

The entry rules allowed one team from each country, with 22 players per team. The "Fédération Internationale de Hockey" defined the amateur status as follows: An amateur is one who has never obtained any profit by practicing the sport, neither directly or indirectly. If a player or an official accepts from club, association, or federation an amount exceeding what is strictly necessary for traveling and hotel expenses, such an amount will be regarded as profit.

Only a men's competition occurred that year, and nine nations competed: Czechoslovakia withdrew before the draw.

Results

Divisions

Division A

Match of the Indian hockey team
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 4 4 0 0 26 0 +26 8 Gold medal match
2  Belgium 4 3 0 1 8 9 −1 6 Bronze medal match
3  Denmark 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 4
4   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 2 11 −9 2
5  Austria 4 0 0 4 1 14 −13 0
Source: 1928 Official Report, p. 685


17 May 1928
15:50
Switzerland  1–2  Denmark
Loubert field hockey ball ?' Report Husted field hockey ball 16'
Holst field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
L. J. Quarles van Ufford (NED)
M. J. Vandekerckhove (BEL)
17 May 1928
17:00
India  6–0  Austria
Chand field hockey ball 4'6'?'?'
Shaukat field hockey ball ?'
Gateley field hockey ball ?'
Report
Umpires:
Ch. Roux (FRA)
F. Schiff (NED)

18 May 1928
16:30
India  9–0  Belgium
Seaman field hockey ball 5'55'
Marthins field hockey ball 19'
Khan field hockey ball 28'29'36'?'?'
Chand field hockey ball 31'
Report
Umpires:
W. Simon (GER)
T. Evekink (NED)
18 May 1928
19:00
Denmark  3–1  Austria
Holst field hockey ball 4'6'
Heilbuth field hockey ball 34'
Report Lichteneckert field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
A. Broese van Croenou (NED)
R. Jassoy (GER)

20 May 1928
16:00
Belgium  3–0   Switzerland
Delheid field hockey ball 15'
Diercxsens field hockey ball 34'
Vercken field hockey ball 68'
Report
Umpires:
A. Broese van Croenou (NED)
F. Schiff (NED)
20 May 1928
16:00
India  5–0  Denmark
Chand field hockey ball 4'26'51'54'
Seaman field hockey ball 65'
Report
Umpires:
R. Jassoy (GER)
J. Daubresse (FRA)

22 May 1928
15:00
India  6–0   Switzerland
Marthins field hockey ball 6'
Chand field hockey ball 26'53'55'65'
Gateley field hockey ball ?'
Report
Umpires:
P. Reinberg (GER)
M. Masip Ubis (ESP)
22 May 1928
19:00
Belgium  4–0  Austria
Diercxsens field hockey ball ?'?'?'
Baudoux field hockey ball 68'
Report
Umpires:
E. W. C. Ricketts (IND)
B. Turnbull (IND)

24 May 1928
16:00
Denmark  0–1  Belgium
Report Seeldrayers field hockey ball 60'
Umpires:
W. Simon (GER)
R. Be-Cavin (SUI)
24 May 1928
18:00
Switzerland  1-0  Austria
Fehr field hockey ball ?' Report
Umpires:
T. Evekink (NED)
P. Regibo (BEL)

Division B

Match between France and the Netherlands
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands (H) 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5 Gold medal match
2  Germany 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 4 Bronze medal match
3  France 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6 2
4  Spain 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Source: 1928 Official Report, p. 689
(H) Hosts


17 May 1928
15:15
Netherlands  5–0  France
Van de Rovaart field hockey ball 20'
Tresling field hockey ball 23'
Jannink field hockey ball 35'37'
Van der Veen field hockey ball 65'
Report
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 5,500
Umpires:
R. Liégeois (BEL)
E. de Cindric (HUN)
17 May 1928
19:30
Germany  5–1  Spain
Hobein field hockey ball 6'34'
Boche field hockey ball 20'
Müller field hockey ball 33'
Haag field hockey ball 41'
Report E. de Chávarri field hockey ball 40'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 1,300
Umpires:
E. W. C. Ricketts (IND)
P. Regibo (BEL)

19 May 1928
16:00
Netherlands  2–1  Germany
Van de Rovaart field hockey ball 20'
Van der Veen field hockey ball 32'
Report Haag field hockey ball 7'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 6,000
Umpires:
R. Liégeois (BEL)
B. Turnbull (IND)
19 May 1928
19:00
France  2–1  Spain
Rivière field hockey ball 38'
Grimonprez field hockey ball 68'
Report B. de Chávarri field hockey ball 29'
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 500
Umpires:
C. Terrier (SUI)
C. Ch. Geyl (NED)

22 May 1928
16:30
Germany  2–0  France
Haag field hockey ball 10'28' Report
Old Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 300
Umpires:
R. Liégeois (BEL)
E. de Cindric (HUN)

23 May 1928
16:45
Netherlands  1–1  Spain
Van der Veen field hockey ball 20' Report De Roig field hockey ball 63'
Old Stadium, Amsterdam
Attendance: 2,750
Umpires:
P. Regibo (BEL)
R. Be-Cavin (SUI)

Medal round

Bronze medal match

26 May 1928
14:00
Germany  3–0  Belgium
Haag field hockey ball ?'?'?' Report
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 23,400
Umpires:
B. Turnbull (IND)
W. C. Ricketts (IND)

Gold medal match

26 May 1928
15:45
India  3–0  Netherlands
Chand field hockey ball 15'36'
Marthins field hockey ball ?'
Report
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Attendance: 40,000
Umpires:
w. Simon (GER)
R. Liégeois (BEL)

Statistics

Final standings

Team of India, Gold Medal winner
Rank Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Netherlands
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
4  Belgium
5  Denmark
 France
7   Switzerland
 Spain
9  Austria

Goalscorers

There were 69 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 3.83 goals per match.

15 goals

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Medal summary

Gold Silver Bronze
 India (IND)
Richard Allen
Dhyan Chand
Michael Gateley
William Goodsir-Cullen
Leslie Hammond
Feroze Khan
George Marthins
Rex Norris
Broome Pinniger
Michael Rocque
Frederic Seaman
Ali Shaukat
Jaipal Singh (Captain)
Shahzada Muhammad Yusuf
Kehar Singh Gill
 Netherlands (NED)
Jan Ankerman
Jan Brand
Rein de Waal
Emile Duson
Gerrit Jannink
Adriaan Katte
August Kop
Ab Tresling
Paul van de Rovaart
Robert van der Veen
Haas Visser 't Hooft
C. J. J. Hardebeck
T. F. Hubrecht
G. Leembruggen
H. J. L. Mangelaar Meertens
Otto Muller von Czernicki
W. J. van Citters
C. J. van der Hagen
Tonny van Lierop
J. J. van Tienhoven van den Bogaard
J. M. van Voorst van Beest
N. Wenholt
 Germany (GER)
Bruno Boche
Georg Brunner
Heinz Förstendorf
Erwin Franzkowiak
Werner Freyberg
Theodor Haag
Hans Haußmann
Kurt Haverbeck
Aribert Heymann
Herbert Hobein
Fritz Horn
Karl-Heinz Irmer
Herbert Kemmer
Herbert Müller
Werner Proft
Gerd Strantzen
Rolf Wollner
Heinz Wöltje
Erich Zander
Fritz Lincke
Heinz Schäfer
Kurt Weiß

Note: The players above the line played at least one game in this tournament, the players below the line were probably only squad members. Nevertheless, the International Olympic Committee medal database exclusively credits them all as medalists. If or why they could have received medals is uncertain. However the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands does not even show the Dutch players as competitors.

References

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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