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 Goal 1'66'
Chand Goal 17'
Surjit Goal 49'
Report
Umpires:
Francis Steurs (BEL)
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
18 July 1976
12:00
Australia  2–0  Malaysia
Riley Goal 28'
Bell Goal 68'
Report
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Jaime Salvatella (ESP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 July 1976
13:00
Australia  1–1 (a.e.t.)  India
Charlesworth Goal 33' Report Surjit Goal 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 Goal 25'36'68'
Hussain Goal 52'
Zaman Goal 59'
Report
Umpires:
Bob Davidzon (NED)
Richard Jewell (AUS)
18 July 1976
17:00
West Germany  1–1  New Zealand
Strödter Goal 58' Report R. Patel Goal 43'
Umpires:
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)
Horacio Servetto (ARG)

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 July 1976
16:00
New Zealand  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Spain
R. Patel Goal 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 Goal 10'
Van Tuyckom Goal 63'96'
Report Ruiz Goal 4'
Paolucci Goal 52'
Umpires:
Richard Jewell (AUS)
Bob Davidzon (NED)

Ninth place game

29 July 1976
10:00
Canada  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Belgium
Hoos Goal 33'
Chohan Goal 50'
Report Dubois Goal 48'68'
De Clynsen Goal 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 Goal 7'
Ja. Arbós Goal 58'
Report Wong Goal 42'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Peter Paul Lathouwers (NED)

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

Seventh place game

30 July 1976
10:00
India  2–0  Malaysia
Aslam Sher Goal 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 Goal 15'65'
Dopp Goal 24'
Peter Goal 39'
Dröse Goal 40'
Strödter Goal 42'45'63'
Lauruschkat Goal 56'
Report Sallés Goal 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 Goal 1' Report Riley Goal 32'
Irvine Goal 59'
Umpires:
Fritz Seegers (FRG)
Gulasingam Vijayanathan (MAS)

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

Bronze medal match

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

Gold medal match

30 July 1976
17:00
New Zealand  1–0  Australia
Ineson Goal 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.