Here is the Hockey World Cup Winners List. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) organizes the Hockey World Cup, an international field hockey competition. Founded in 1971, the tournament has been running ever since. Every four years, it is held. In the history of the event, five countries have dominated. Four times, Pakistan has won the tournament.
There have been three titles won by the Netherlands, two titles won by Germany, and two titles won by Australia. One time, India won the tournament. During the first three tournaments, they were held every two years. The 1978 Cup was the only tournament held three years after the previous one. Every four years, the tournament has been held since 1982.
The last Hockey World Cup (13th edition) was held in the year 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. Australia won the 2014 Hockey World Cup after defeating the Netherlands in the finals. The 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup 2018 started on November 28 and continued till December 16 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India). Belgium won the Hockey World Cup 2018 by defeating the Netherlands 3-2 in the final on a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw.
Hockey World Cup Winners List
The 13th edition of the Hockey World Cup was held in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2014. In the finals, Australia defeated the Netherlands to win the 2014 Hockey World Cup. The 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup 2018 was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India) from November 28 to December 16. As a result of a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw, Belgium won the Hockey World Cup 2018.
2018 Hockey World Cup Winners & Runners Up
Odisha’s Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela will host the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 between January 13 and 29. The mega event will feature 16 of the best hockey teams in the world. Check out the Hockey World Cup Winners List.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 2014 Winners & Runners Up
New Delhi hosted the competition for the second time in 2010. After beating holders Germany in the final, Australia won its second Hockey World Cup trophy. Netherlands finished third in the 16 team competition. Hosts India finished ninth.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 2006 Winners & Runners Up
After the Netherlands, Germany became the second team to win the competition at home. In the 2006 Hockey World Cup final at Monchengladbach, the Honamas defeated Australia 4-3. Spain finished third out of 12 teams.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 2002 Winners & Runners Up
Germany won its first Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2002. In the final, the Germans defeated Australia, while the Netherlands defeated South Korea in the third place match. 16 teams participated in the first edition.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1998 Winners & Runners Up
In 1998, the Netherlands hosted the tournament in Utrecht and once again emerged triumphant. Defeating Spain in extra time, the Dutch lifted their third Hockey World Cup title. In the 12-team competition, Germany finished third.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1994 Winners & Runners Up
Pakistan won their fourth Hockey World Cup in Sydney, Australia, four years later. Four years after disappointing at home, Pakistan defeated Netherlands on penalty strokes in the final to win the 1994 World Cup. In the 12-team competition, hosts Australia finished third.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1990 Winners & Runners Up
In 1990, Pakistan hosted the Hockey World Cup for the first time in Lahore. Again, it was a 12-team tournament. Hosts and three-time champions Pakistan were beaten in the final by Netherlands to claim their second title on home soil. Third place went to Australia.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1986 Winners & Runners Up
A total of 12 countries participated in the 1986 Hockey World Cup held in London. For the first time, Australia defeated hosts and archrivals England 2-1 in the final. West Germany again finished third. India finished fifth.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1982 Winners & Runners Up
The 1982 Hockey World Cup was hosted by India in Bombay (now Mumbai), where Pakistan successfully defended their title and defeated West Germany in the final. Australia defeated Netherlands in the third place match of the 12-team tournament. Fifth place was achieved by India.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1978 Winners & Runners Up
It was the first time the Hockey World Cup was held in South America when 14 teams gathered in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Inaugural edition’s champions Pakistan defeated second edition winners Netherlands in the final to lift the coveted trophy for the second time. Australia finished third beating West Germany.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1975 Winners & Runners Up
The third Hockey World Cup was held in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. During the third edition of the global tournament, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 2-1 in the final to win their first championship. In the third place match, West Germany defeated hosts Malaysia 4-0.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1973 Winners & Runners Up
In 1973, the second Hockey World Cup was held in Amstelveen, Netherlands, where the hosts defeated India on penalty strokes to win the trophy. In the 12-team competition, West Germany defeated Pakistan to finish third.
Men’s Hockey World Cup 1971 Winners & Runners Up
In 1971, ten teams participated in the first Hockey World Cup in Barcelona, Spain. The inaugural edition was won by Pakistan after they defeated hosts Spain 1-0 in the final. The third-place finisher was India.
How Many Times Did India Win the Hockey World Cup?
At the 1975 edition held in Kuala Lumpur, the Indian men’s hockey team defeated neighbours and arch-rivals Pakistan to win the gold medal for the first time. Compared to Pakistan’s four World Cup titles, India has won only one.
Who Was the First Gold Medalist in Hockey?
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So, here is the complete Hockey World Cup Winners List with runners-up from 1971 to 2018. This year Odisha’s Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela will host the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 between January 13 and 29.