Field hockey
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueHockeyanlage
Dates27 August – 10 September 1972 (1972-09-10)
Teams16
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  West Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Pakistan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  India
← 1968
1976 →

The field hockey tournament at the 1972 Summer Olympics was the 12th edition of the field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.[1]

The West German victory was the first title by a European nation since 1920, but was marred by the behavior of Pakistani players, fans, and officials.

In the last ten minutes of the gold medal match, the umpires had to stop play twice so that Pakistani fans who had run onto the pitch could be removed, while their players and officials repeatedly remonstrated with the umpires.

At the final whistle, Pakistani fans and officials invaded the pitch and assaulted West German police and stadium security before storming the tournament officials' table and pouring a bucket of water over International Hockey Federation president Rene Frank, while the players destroyed their locker room.

At the medal ceremony, the Pakistani players refused to wear their silver medals or face the West German flag as it was raised, and turned their backs as the West German national anthem was played.

The eleven Pakistani players were banned for life from their national team, but after a high-level apology, the ban was reduced to two years, and eight of them played at the 1976 Olympics.[2]

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
 West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Baumgart
Horst Drose
Dieter Freise
Werner Kaessmann
Carsten Keller
Detlev Kittstein
Ulrich Klaes
Peter Kraus
Michael Krause
Michael Peter
Wolfgang Rott
Fritz Schmidt
Rainer Seifert
Wolfgang Strodter
Eckart Suhl
Eduard Thelen
Peter Trump
Ulrich Vos
 Pakistan (PAK)
Rashid Abdul
Akhtar Rasool
Ul Akhtar
Jahangir Butt
Fazalur Rehman
Islahuddin Siddique
Muhammad Asad Malik
Shahnaz Sheikh
Munawwaruz Zaman
Ahmad Riaz
Saeed Anwar
Saleem Sherwani
Iftikar Syed
Mudassar Syed
Zahid Sheikh
 India (IND)
B. P. Govinda
Charles Cornelius
Manuel Frederick
Michael Kindo
V.J. Philips
Ashok Kumar
M. P. Ganesh
Krishnamurty Perumal
Ajitpal Singh
Harbinder Singh
Harcharan Singh
Harmik Singh
Kulwant Singh
Mukhbain Singh
Virinder Singh
Vece Paes

Squads

Main article: Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

Results

Preliminary round

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  West Germany (H) 7 6 1 0 17 5 +12 13 Advanced to Semi-finals
2  Pakistan 7 5 1 1 17 6 +11 11
3  Malaysia 7 4 1 2 9 7 +2 9
4  Spain 7 2 4 1 9 8 +1 8
5  Belgium 7 2 1 4 8 14 −6 5
6  France 7 2 0 5 6 13 −7 4
7  Argentina 7 0 3 4 4 9 −5 3
8  Uganda 7 0 3 4 6 14 −8 3
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) games won; 3) head-to-head result; 4) goal difference.
(H) Host
27 August 1972
10:30
West Germany  5–1  Belgium
Krause Goal 13'29'59'
Klaes Goal 32'
Droese Goal 63'
Report Miserque Goal 33'
Umpires:
Luigi Tinti (ITA)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
27 August 1972
10:30
Pakistan  3–0  France
Anwar Goal 29'61'
Rashid Goal 51'
Report
Umpires:
Leonard Elsgeshuysen (NED)
A.W. Petrus Roef (NED)
27 August 1972
13:30
Uganda  1–3  Malaysia
Adiga Goal 60' Report Harnahal Goal 10'
Ramalingam Goal 47'
Murugesan Goal 57'
Umpires:
Peter Lake (GBR)
Randolph Hillary Selman (GBR)
27 August 1972
13:30
Argentina  1–1  Spain
Quaquarini Goal 28' Report Ju. Amat Goal 40'
Umpires:
Sarosh Nagarwala (IND)
Sundaram Mudaliar (IND)

28 August 1972
15:00
Malaysia  0–1  West Germany
Report Kittstein Goal 29'
Umpires:
J. Richard Jewell (AUS)
Sheik Dawood (KEN)
28 August 1972
15:00
Belgium  1–1  Argentina
Vanderborght Goal 20' Report Quaquarini Goal 19'
Umpires:
Nemi Chand Agarwal (IND)
Charan Singh (KEN)
28 August 1972
16:30
Spain  1–1  Pakistan
J. Fábregas Goal 41' Report Zaman Goal 5'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Luigi Tinti (ITA)
28 August 1972
16:30
France  3–1  Uganda
Burtschell Goal 21'
Coutou Goal 40'
Pous Goal 44'
Report Kuldip Goal 68'
Umpires:
Cho Myong-Yul (KOR)
Kasuo Oki (JPN)

29 August 1972
13:30
Uganda  1–3  Pakistan
Amarjit Goal 38' Report Akhtarul Goal 14'
Mudassar Goal 23'
Shahnaz Goal 38'
Umpires:
Kasuo Oki (JPN)
Cho Myong-Yul (KOR)
29 August 1972
15:00
Spain  0–0  Malaysia
Report
Umpires:
Aziz Iskandar (EGY)
A.W. Petrus Roef (NED)
29 August 1972
15:00
France  0–1  Belgium
Report Gilles Goal 33'
Umpires:
Sarosh Nagarwala (IND)
J. Richard Jewell (AUS)
29 August 1972
16:30
West Germany  2–1  Argentina
Seifert Goal 12'18' Report Quaquarini Goal 61'
Umpires:
Sheik Dawood (KEN)
Randolph Hillary Selman (GBR)

31 August 1972
14:00
Pakistan  1–2  West Germany
Zaman Goal 58' Report Baumgart Goal 38'
Krause Goal 57'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
J. Richard Jewell (AUS)
31 August 1972
14:00
Argentina  0–0  Uganda
Report
Umpires:
A.W. Petrus Roef (NED)
Kasuo Oki (JPN)
31 August 1972
15:30
Belgium  0–1  Spain
Report Ju. Amat Goal 55'
Umpires:
Charan Singh (KEN)
Sundaram Mudaliar (IND)
31 August 1972
15:30
Malaysia  1–0  France
Murugesan Goal 18' Report
Umpires:
Leonard Elsgeshuysen (NED)
Peter Lake (GBR)

1 September 1972
10:00
Spain  3–2  France
J. Fábregas Goal 11'17'
Sallés Goal 14'
Report Pitau Goal 32'
Pous Goal 58'
Umpires:
Aziz Iskandar (EGY)
Charan Singh (KEN)
1 September 1972
10:00
Argentina  1–3  Pakistan
J. Sabbione Goal 45' Report Rashid Goal 17'53'
Asad Goal 48'
Umpires:
Leonard Elsgeshuysen (NED)
Marten John Rowsing (SGP)
1 September 1972
11:30
West Germany  1–1  Uganda
Krause Goal 10' Report Kuldip Goal 26'
Umpires:
Nemi Chand Agarwal (IND)
Peter Lake (GBR)
1 September 1972
11:30
Malaysia  4–2  Belgium
Ramalingam Goal 6'
Sri Goal 26'
De Cruz Goal 30'
Murugesan Goal 58'
Report Miserque Goal 12'
Vanderborght Goal 52'
Umpires:
Sarosh Nagarwala (IND)
Sheik Dawood (KEN)

3 September 1972
10:30
Spain  1–2  West Germany
F. Amat Goal 20' Report Krause Goal 41'
Kaessmann Goal 64'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Luigi Tinti (ITA)
3 September 1972
10:30
Pakistan  3–0  Malaysia
Zaman Goal 28'
Rashid Goal 61'
Anwar Goal 67'
Report
Umpires:
André Schittecatte (ITA)
J. Richard Jewell (AUS)
3 September 1972
14:30
France  1–0  Argentina
Darfeuille Goal 26' Report
Umpires:
Sarosh Nagarwala (IND)
Sheik Dawood (KEN)
3 September 1972
14:30
Belgium  2–0  Uganda
Gillard Goal 61'
Gilles Goal 67'
Report
Umpires:
A.W. Petrus Roef (NED)
Aziz Iskandar (EGY)

3 September 1972
10:00
Uganda  2–2  Spain
Kuldip Goal 26'
Lobo Goal 28'
Report J. Fábregas Goal 5'
Sallés Goal 8'
Umpires:
Randolph Hillary Selman (GBR)
Sarosh Nagarwala (IND)
3 September 1972
10:00
Pakistan  3–1  Belgium
Zaman Goal 20'
Rashid Goal 44'46'
Report Gillard Goal 16'
Umpires:
Bernard Valette (FRA)
J. Richard Jewell (AUS)
3 September 1972
11:30
West Germany  4–0  France
Krause Goal 20'33'
Keller Goal 24'
Kaessmann Goal 46'
Report
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Kasuo Oki (JPN)
3 September 1972
11:30
Malaysia  1–0  Argentina
Belavantheran Goal 69' Report
Umpires:
Luigi Tinti (ITA)
Aziz Iskandar (EGY)

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 7 5 2 0 25 8 +17 12 Advanced to Semi-finals
2  Netherlands 7 5 1 1 20 9 +11 11
3  Great Britain 7 4 1 2 15 10 +5 9
4  Australia 7 3 2 2 18 8 +10 8
5  New Zealand 7 2 3 2 16 11 +5 7
6  Poland 7 2 2 3 12 12 0 6
7  Kenya 7 1 1 5 8 17 −9 3
8  Mexico 7 0 0 7 1 40 −39 0
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) games won; 3) head-to-head result; 4) goal difference.
27 August 1972
15:00
India  1–1  Netherlands
Kumar Goal 29' Report Zweerts Goal 1'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Aziz Iskandar (EGY)
27 August 1972
15:00
Poland  1–0  Kenya
Matuszyński Goal 11' Report
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (GER)
Fritz Möhr (GER)
27 August 1972
16:30
Australia  0–0  New Zealand
Report
Umpires:
Ahmed Abrar (PAK)
Khurshid Ahmad Sheik (PAK)
27 August 1972
16:30
Great Britain  6–0  Mexico
Svehlik Goal 16'
Marsh Goal 45'48'
Corby Goal 53'
Saldanha Goal 64'67'
Report
Umpires:
G. Vijayanathan (MAS)
Martens John Rowsing (SGP)

28 August 1972
10:00
Australia  3–1  Kenya
Nilan Goal 30'60'
Riley Goal 56'
Report Surjeet Goal 40'
Umpires:
André Schittecatte (BEL)
Francis Steurs (BEL)
28 August 1972
10:00
New Zealand  7–0  Mexico
Maister Goal 14'18'19'
Borren Goal 52'57'58'
Archibald Goal 68'
Report
Umpires:
Saifi (PAK)
Ahmed Abrar (PAK)
28 August 1972
11:30
Great Britain  0–5  India
Report Mukhbain Goal 15'30'32'
Kindo Goal 19'
Harmik Goal 67'
Umpires:
Jacky Manneback (BEL)
Hans Joachim Dröz (GER)
28 August 1972
11:30
Netherlands  4–2  Poland
Kruize Goal 5'12'26'64' Report Kaźmierczak Goal 39'
Grotowski Goal 60'
Umpires:
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
Bernard Valette (FRA)

30 August 1972
13:30
Mexico  0–3  Poland
Report Ziaja Goal 21'
Grotowski Goal 38'
Otulakowski Goal 41'
Umpires:
G. Vijayanathan (MAS)
Jacky Manneback (BEL)
30 August 1972
15:00
Kenya  1–5  Netherlands
Surjeet Goal 70' Report Kruize Goal 2'11'49'51'
F. Spits Goal 56'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Bernard Valette (FRA)
30 August 1972
15:00
New Zealand  2–1  Great Britain
Dayman Goal 24'
Maister Goal 26'
Report French Goal 40'
Umpires:
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
André Schittecatte (BEL)
30 August 1972
16:30
India  3–1  Australia
Mukhbain Goal 7'16'61' Report Mason Goal 26'
Umpires:
Francis Steurs (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (GER)

31 August 1972
10:00
Kenya  0–2  Great Britain
Report Corby Goal 29'
Crowe Goal 65'
Umpires:
Hans Joachim Dröz (GER)
Fritz Möhr (GER)
31 August 1972
10:00
Poland  2–2  India
Ziaja Goal 36'40' Report Harmik Goal 7'
Billimoga Goal 50'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
G. Vijayanathan (MAS)
31 August 1972
11:30
Netherlands  2–0  New Zealand
Kruize Goal 9'67' Report
Umpires:
Saifi (PAK)
Luigi Tinti (ITA)
31 August 1972
11:30
Australia  10–0  Mexico
Riley Goal 16'22'31'47'63'
Mason Goal 24'30'
Charlesworth Goal 35'
Browning Goal 51'
Smart Goal 55'
Report
Umpires:
Willy Arber (SUI)
Khurshid Ahmad Sheik (PAK)

2 September 1972
10:00
India  3–2  Kenya
Mukhbain Goal 36'57'
Harmik Goal 48'
Report Davinder Goal 25'45'
Umpires:
Jacky Manneback (BEL)
André Schittecatte (BEL)
2 September 1972
10:00
Poland  3–3  New Zealand
Otulakowski Goal 17'
Matuszyński Goal 26'
Grotowski Goal 36'
Report Dayman Goal 11'48'53'
Umpires:
Bernard Valette (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (GER)
2 September 1972
11:30
Great Britain  1–1  Australia
Svehlik Goal 22' Report Riley Goal 21'
Umpires:
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
Saifi (PAK)
2 September 1972
11:30
Mexico  0–4  Netherlands
Report Kruize Goal 8'22'
F. Spits Goal 34'
N. Spits Goal 44'
Umpires:
Khurshid Ahmad Sheik (PAK)
Ahmed Abrar (PAK)

3 September 1972
14:30
Netherlands  1–3  Great Britain
Kruize Goal 34' Report Mamood Goal 1'
Corby Goal 43'
Svehlik Goal 47'
Umpires:
G. Vijayanathan (MAS)
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
3 September 1972
14:30
Australia  1–0  Poland
Glencross Goal 16' Report
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Fritz Seegers (GER)
3 September 1972
16:00
Mexico  0–8  India
Report Harmik Goal 6'
Kumar Goal 9'61'
Kulwant Goal 22'50'56'
Kindo Goal 35'
Billimoga Goal 63'
Umpires:
Fritz Möhr (GER)
Hans Joachim Dröz (GER)
3 September 1972
16:00
New Zealand  2–2  Kenya
Dayman Goal 2'11' Report Panesar Goal 21'24'
Umpires:
Bernard Valette (FRA)
Francis Steurs (BEL)

4 September 1972
14:00
Netherlands  3–2  Australia
Kruize Goal 9'15'34' Report Glencross Goal 32'
Mason Goal 39'
Umpires:
André Schittecatte (BEL)
G. Vijayanathan (MAS)
4 September 1972
14:00
Kenya  2–1  Mexico
Tarlochan Goal 16'
Brajinder Goal 39'
Report Mascaro Goal 59'
Umpires:
Fritz Möhr (GER)
Khurshid Ahmad Sheik (PAK)
4 September 1972
15:30
India  3–2  New Zealand
Kulwant Goal 28'
Mullera Goal 51'
Kindo Goal 61'
Report Maister Goal 6'
Dayman Goal 58'
Umpires:
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
4 September 1972
15:30
Great Britain  2–1  Poland
Langhorne Goal 17'
Gregg Goal 51'
Report Grotowski Goal 33'
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (GER)
Francis Steurs (BEL)

Classification round

Ninth to sixteenth place classification

Fifteenth and sixteenth place
7 September 1972
10:00
Uganda  4–1  Mexico
Rajinder Goal 30'
Jagdish Goal 52'
Ajit Goal 53'
Kuldip Goal 55'
Report Huacuja Goal 11'
Umpires:
Ahmed Abrar (PAK)
Willy Arber (SUI)
Thirteenth and fourteenth place
7 September 1972
11:30
Argentina  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Kenya
Report Avtar Goal 72'
Umpires:
A.W. Petrus Roef (NED)
Leonard Elsgeshuysen (NED)
Eleventh and twelfth place
8 September 1972
10:00
France  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Poland
Burtschell Goal 29'
Coutou Goal 31'
Pous Goal 41'
Grain Goal 46'
Report Wybieralski Goal 18'
Wrona Goal 45'
Grotowski Goal 48'
Otulakowski Goal 67'
Penalties
Penalty shoot-out missed
Penalty shoot-out missed
Penalty shoot-out missed
0–3 Penalty shoot-out scored Otulakowski
Penalty shoot-out scored Grotowski
Penalty shoot-out scored Kasprzyk
Umpires:
Saifi (PAK)
Luigi Tinti (ITA)
Ninth and Tenth place
8 September 1972
11:30
Belgium  1–2  New Zealand
Collin Goal 39' Report Borren Goal 47'
Maister Goal 49'
Umpires:
Sarosh Narerwala (IND)
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
CrossoverFifth Place
 
      
 
7 September 1972
 
 
 Malaysia1
 
9 September 1972
 
 Australia (a.e.t)2
 
 Australia (a.e.t)2
 
7 September 1972
 
 Great Britain1
 
 Great Britain2
 
 
 Spain0
 
Seventh Place
 
 
9 September 1972
 
 
 Malaysia1
 
 
 Spain2
Crossover
7 September 1972
14:00
Malaysia  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Murugesan Goal 6' Report Charlesworth Goal 58'87'
Umpires:
Francis Steurs (BEL)
Jacky Manneback (BEL)

7 September 1972
16:00
Great Britain  2–0  Spain
Svehlik Goal 14'59' Report
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (GER)
Fritz Möhr (GER)
Seventh and eighth place
9 September 1972
10:00
Malaysia  1–2  Spain
Sri Goal 54' Report Alustiza Goal 29'
F. Amat Goal 31'
Umpires:
A.W. Petrus Roef (NED)
Fritz Seegers (GER)
Fifth and sixth place
9 September 1972
11:30
Australia  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain
Glencross Goal 43'
Riley Goal 82'
Report Gregg Goal 44'
Umpires:
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
G. Vijayanathan (MAS)

Medal round

 
Semi-finalsGold Medal Match
 
      
 
8 September 1972
 
 
 West Germany3
 
10 September 1972
 
 Netherlands0
 
 West Germany1
 
8 September 1972
 
 Pakistan0
 
 India0
 
 
 Pakistan2
 
Bronze Medal Match
 
 
10 September 1972
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
 
 India2

Semi-finals

8 September 1972
14:00
West Germany  3–0  Netherlands
Vos Goal 20'
Krause Goal 53'
Droese Goal 69'
Report
Umpires:
G. Vijayanathan (MAS)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)

8 September 1972
16:00
India  0–2  Pakistan
Report Rehman Goal 11'
Shahnaz Goal 34'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
J. Richard Jewell (AUS)

Bronze Medal Match

10 September 1972
10:00
Netherlands  1–2  India
Kruize Goal 6' Report Billimoga Goal 15'
Mukhbain Goal 70'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Bernard Valette (FRA)

Gold Medal Match

10 September 1972
12:00
West Germany  1–0  Pakistan
Krause Goal 60' Report
Umpires:
J. Richard Jewell (AUS)
Horacio Servetto (ARG)

Final rankings

As per statistical convention in field hockey, matches decided in regular time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st place, gold medalist(s)  West Germany (H) 9 8 1 0 21 5 +16 17 Gold Medal
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Pakistan 9 6 1 2 19 7 +12 13 Silver Medal
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  India 9 6 2 1 27 11 +16 14 Bronze Medal
4  Netherlands 9 5 1 3 21 14 +7 11 Fourth place
5  Australia 9 5 2 2 22 10 +12 12 Eliminated in
group stage
6  Great Britain 9 5 1 3 18 12 +6 11
7  Spain 9 3 4 2 11 11 0 10
8  Malaysia 9 4 1 4 11 11 0 9
9  New Zealand 8 3 3 2 18 12 +6 9
10  Belgium 8 2 1 5 9 16 −7 5
11  Poland 8 2 3 3 16 16 0 7
12  France 8 2 1 5 10 17 −7 5
13  Kenya 8 2 1 5 9 17 −8 5
14  Argentina 8 0 3 5 4 10 −6 3
15  Uganda 8 1 3 4 10 15 −5 5
16  Mexico 8 0 0 8 2 44 −42 0
Source: FIH
(H) Host

Goalscorers

17 goals

10 goals

9 goals

8 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: Olympedia

References

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ Misbehaving Pakistani hockey players