The 15th edition of the FIH Men’s hockey world cup will begin on 13th January 2023 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 16 teams will participate in the mega event. Hockey was India’s most loved sport at the time but now they can revive that spirit and popularity of the game by winning the world cup at home. The hockey world cup takes place in every four years. in this article, we will see some major records and stats of the FIH Men’s hockey world cups.
Most number of world cups and medals
Pakistan is the most successful team in the Hockey world cup. They were champions in the inaugural season of the world cup in 1971 in Spain and after that, they won 4 gold medals and 2 silver medals in the men’s hockey world cups.
At second we have Australia which has 10 medals in the Hockey world cups including 3 golds, 2 silvers, and 5 bronzes.
Third, we have the Netherlands as the most successful team in the men’s hockey world cups they have 9 medals including 3 golds.
Highest win percentage
When it comes to winning matches, Australia has the highest win percentage in the men’s hockey world cup. They won 69 matches out of 92 with a win percentage of 75%.
Second, we have Germany with a win percentage of 61.7% as they have won 29 matches out of 47 in world cups.
Third, we have the Netherlands with a win percentage of 61% as they have won in 61 matches out of 100 world cup matches.
Most number of matches played
The Netherlands has played the highest number of world cup matches which is 100. And their 100th match was the final of 2018 against Belgium, second, we have India with 95 matches and third, we have Spain with 94 matches.
Most numbers of goals scored
Australia has the best average of goals in the world cup. They scored 307 goals in 92 world cup appearances with a 3.3 average. Second, we have the Netherlands with 2.67 and then Pakistan with 2.64.
Most appearances in world cups
As a team, India, Spain, and the Netherlands are the only three teams that were part of all the previous 14 editions of the world cups. Argentina, Australia, England, and Pakistan appeared in 13 editions with Pakistan being the only team that is not the part of 2023 edition.