Field hockey
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenuePercival Molson Memorial Stadium
Dates18–30 July 1976
Teams11
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  New Zealand
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Pakistan
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The field hockey competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics, which was held in the Percival Molson Memorial Stadium at the McGill University, on an artificial surface for the first time. Only a men's competition occurred.[1]

New Zealand won the gold medal for the first time by defeating Australia 1–0 in the final. Pakistan won the bronze medal by defeating the Netherlands 3–2.

Squads

Main article: Field hockey at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

Preliminary round

Group 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 5 3 0 2 14 6 +8 6[a]
3  India 5 3 0 2 12 9 +3 6[a]
4  Malaysia 5 2 0 3 3 7 −4 4
5  Canada (H) 5 1 0 4 4 11 −7 2
6  Argentina 5 1 0 4 4 12 −8 2
Source: Olympedia
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 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 26 July 1976 and Australia won 5–4 after a penalty shoot-out.
18 July 1976
10:00
India  4–0  Argentina
Ajit field hockey ball 1'66'
Chand field hockey ball 17'
Surjit field hockey ball 49'
Report
Umpires:
Francis Steurs (BEL)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
18 July 1976
12:00
Australia  2–0  Malaysia
Riley field hockey ball 28'
Bell field hockey ball 68'
Report
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)

19 July 1976
15:00
Netherlands  3–1  India
Kruize field hockey ball 31'
Litjens field hockey ball 47'48'
Report Philips field hockey ball 37'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Graham Nash (GBR)
19 July 1976
17:00
Australia  3–0  Canada
Walsh field hockey ball 16'
Riley field hockey ball 20'
Bell field hockey ball 41'
Report
Umpires:
Jacky Manneback (BEL)
Mohamed Abdel Gomaa (EGY)

20 July 1976
10:00
Netherlands  2–0  Malaysia
Litjens field hockey ball 41'55' Report
Umpires:
Peter Jackson (GBR)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
20 July 1976
12:00
Canada  3–1  Argentina
Hobkirk field hockey ball 20'
Plummer field hockey ball 30'
Hoos field hockey ball 48'
Report J. Sabbione field hockey ball 60'
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan (PAK)

21 July 1976
15:00
Australia  6–1  India
Riley field hockey ball 13'30'50'
Browning field hockey ball 26'
Irvine field hockey ball 45'
Smith field hockey ball 54'
Report Surjit field hockey ball 21'
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
21 July 1976
17:00
Malaysia  2–0  Argentina
Murugesan field hockey ball 68'
Ow field hockey ball 69'
Report
Umpires:
Graham Nash (GBR)
Francis Steurs (BEL)

22 July 1976
10:00
India  3–0  Canada
Ajit field hockey ball 10'
Philips field hockey ball 47'69'
Report
Umpires:
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)
Mohamed Abdel Gomaa (EGY)
22 July 1976
12:00
Netherlands  2–1  Australia
Kruize field hockey ball 12'
Litjens field hockey ball 34'
Report Bell field hockey ball 67'
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)

23 July 1976
15:00
Netherlands  1–0  Argentina
Litjens field hockey ball 24' Report
Umpires:
Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan (PAK)
Peter Jackson (GBR)
23 July 1976
17:00
Malaysia  1–0  Canada
Poon field hockey ball 62' Report
Umpires:
Jacky Manneback (BEL)
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)

24 July 1976
10:00
India  3–0  Malaysia
Ashok field hockey ball 4'16'
Surjit field hockey ball 60'
Report
Umpires:
Graham Nash (GBR)
Peter Jackson (GBR)
24 July 1976
12:00
Argentina  3–2  Australia
Disera field hockey ball 30'
Garraffo field hockey ball 42'
Paolucci field hockey ball 48'
Report Riley field hockey ball 22'
Cooke field hockey ball 55'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (FRG)

25 July 1976
17:00
Netherlands  3–1  Canada
Litjens field hockey ball 40'59'62' Report Motzek field hockey ball 3'
Umpires:
Francis Steurs (BEL)
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)

26 July 1976
13:00
Australia  1–1 (a.e.t.)  India
Charlesworth field hockey ball 33' Report Surjit field hockey ball 34'
Penalties
Bell Penalty shoot-out scored
Haigh Penalty shoot-out scored
Walsh Penalty shoot-out scored
Smith Penalty shoot-out scored
Charlesworth Penalty shoot-out scored
5–4 Penalty shoot-out scored Surjit
Penalty shoot-out scored Ajit Pal
Penalty shoot-out scored Ashok
Penalty shoot-out missed Ajit
Penalty shoot-out scored Philips
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

Group 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 4 1 2 1 6 8 −2 4[a]
3  Spain 4 1 2 1 9 7 +2 4[a]
4  West Germany 4 1 1 2 10 10 0 3
5  Belgium 4 1 0 3 5 15 −10 2
6  Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Source: Olympedia
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 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 26 July 1976 and New Zealand won 1–0.
18 July 1976
15:00
Pakistan  5–0  Belgium
Rashid field hockey ball 25'36'68'
Hussain field hockey ball 52'
Zaman field hockey ball 59'
Report
Umpires:
Bob Davidzon (NED)
Richard Jewell (AUS)
18 July 1976
17:00
West Germany  1–1  New Zealand
Strödter field hockey ball 58' Report R. Patel field hockey ball 43'
Umpires:
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Horacio Servetto (ARG)

19 July 1976
10:00
Spain  2–2  Pakistan
F. Fábregas field hockey ball 35'
Amat field hockey ball 62'
Report Hussain field hockey ball 10'
Zaman field hockey ball 65'
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

20 July 1976
15:00
Spain  1–1  New Zealand
Amat field hockey ball 21' Report R. Patel field hockey ball 56'
Umpires:
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Bob Davidzon (NED)

21 July 1976
10:00
Pakistan  4–2  West Germany
Zaman field hockey ball 22'32'
Hussain field hockey ball 38'
Sheikh field hockey ball 54'
Report Seifert field hockey ball 25'
Peter field hockey ball 42'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
21 July 1976
12:00
New Zealand  2–1  Belgium
Maister field hockey ball 10'
Ineson field hockey ball 56'
Report Miserque field hockey ball 69'
Umpires:
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)
Jorge Trotta (ARG)

22 July 1976
17:00
Spain  4–1  West Germany
Sallés field hockey ball 9'
Amat field hockey ball 31'34'57'
Report Strödter field hockey ball 17'
Umpires:
Richard Jewell (AUS)
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)

23 July 1976
10:00
Belgium  3–2  Spain
Dubois field hockey ball 11'47'
Gilles field hockey ball 61'
Report Amat field hockey ball 9'
J. Fábregas field hockey ball 54'
Umpires:
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

24 July 1976
15:00
Pakistan  5–2  New Zealand
Sheikh field hockey ball 5'32'
Zaman field hockey ball 9'39'
Khan field hockey ball 14'
Report Borren field hockey ball 25'
Ineson field hockey ball 47'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)
24 July 1976
17:00
West Germany  6–1  Belgium
Peter field hockey ball 11'
Krause field hockey ball 19'
Lauruschkat field hockey ball 23'
Vos field hockey ball 44'
Trump field hockey ball 47'
Kaessmann field hockey ball 67'
Report M. Vanderborght field hockey ball 24'
Umpires:
Jorge Trotta (ARG)
Bob Davidzon (NED)

26 July 1976
16:00
New Zealand  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Spain
R. Patel field hockey ball 90' Report
Umpires:
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)

Classification round

Ninth to eleventh place classification

 
7–9th place semi-finalNinth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
29 July
 
 
 Canada2
 
28 July
 
 Belgium (a.e.t)3
 
 Belgium (a.e.t)3
 
 
 Argentina2
 

9–11th place semi-final

28 July 1976
12:00
Belgium  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
M. Vanderborght field hockey ball 10'
Van Tuyckom field hockey ball 63'96'
Report Ruiz field hockey ball 4'
Paolucci field hockey ball 52'
Umpires:
Richard Jewell (AUS)
Bob Davidzon (NED)

Ninth place game

29 July 1976
10:00
Canada  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Belgium
Hoos field hockey ball 33'
Chohan field hockey ball 50'
Report Dubois field hockey ball 48'68'
De Clynsen field hockey ball 96'
Umpires:
Jorge Trotta (ARG)
Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan (PAK)

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
29 July
 
 
 India2
 
30 July
 
 West Germany3
 
 West Germany9
 
29 July
 
 Spain1
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Malaysia1
 
Seventh place
 
 
30 July
 
 
 India2
 
 
 Malaysia0

5–8th place semi-finals

29 July 1976
12:00
Spain  2–1  Malaysia
Amat field hockey ball 7'
Ja. Arbós field hockey ball 58'
Report Wong field hockey ball 42'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

29 July 1976
17:00
India  2–3  West Germany
Mohinder field hockey ball 20'
Ajit Pal field hockey ball 66'
Report Strödter field hockey ball 38'62'
Dröse field hockey ball 60'
Umpires:
Richard Jewell (AUS)
Graham Nash (GBR)

Seventh place game

30 July 1976
10:00
India  2–0  Malaysia
Aslam Sher field hockey ball 55'59' Report
Umpires:
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)
Bob Davidzon (NED)

Fifth place game

30 July 1976
12:00
West Germany  9–1  Spain
Seifert field hockey ball 15'65'
Dopp field hockey ball 24'
Peter field hockey ball 39'
Dröse field hockey ball 40'
Strödter field hockey ball 42'45'63'
Lauruschkat field hockey ball 56'
Report Sallés field hockey ball 56'
Umpires:
Louis-Michel Gillet (FRA)
Mohamed Ghouse (IND)

Medal round

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
29 July
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
30 July
 
 New Zealand (a.e.t)2
 
 New Zealand1
 
29 July
 
 Australia0
 
 Pakistan1
 
 
 Australia2
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
30 July
 
 
 Netherlands2
 
 
 Pakistan3

Semi-finals

28 July 1976
15:00
Pakistan  1–2  Australia
Rasool field hockey ball 1' Report Riley field hockey ball 32'
Irvine field hockey ball 59'
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)

28 July 1976
17:00
Netherlands  1–2 (a.e.t.)  New Zealand
Kranenberg field hockey ball 26' Report Borren field hockey ball 29'
Ineson field hockey ball 87'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Alain Renaud (FRA)

Bronze medal match

30 July 1976
15:00
Netherlands  2–3  Pakistan
Litjens field hockey ball 33'58' Report Rasool field hockey ball 14'
Khan field hockey ball 53'
Hussain field hockey ball 68'
Umpires:
Horacio Servetto (ARG)
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)

Gold medal match

30 July 1976
17:00
New Zealand  1–0  Australia
Ineson field hockey ball 42' Report
Umpires:
Alain Renaud (FRA)
Fritz Seegers (FRG)

Statistics

Final standings

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

Goalscorers

There were 139 goals scored in 37 matches, for an average of 3.76 goals per match.

11 goals

7 goals

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: Olympedia

Medallists

Gold Silver 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
Manzoor Hussain
Munawwaruz Zaman
Zia Qamar
Nazim Salim
Shahnaz Sheikh
Saleem Sherwani
Iftikar Syed
Mudassar Syed
Manzoor-ul Hassan

References

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2019.