Today we bring you the journey of Indian Hockey Team in Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games. Amsterdam 1928 was the ninth edition of the Modern Olympic Games which started at Athens in 1896. The Olympic Games were hosted at Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Indian Team was led by Jaipal Singh and AR Rosser was the Manager of this team. At the Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, the Indian Hockey Team debuted at the Olympics in 1928 and they started a juggernaut which ended at Melbourne 1956 Summer Games as India won 6 Olympic Gold medals, back to back, 3 in pre-independence era and 3 after independence.
Indian Hockey Team in Amsterdam 1928 (Squad)
|SN||Hockey Player||No of Goals|
|1||Richard Allen||NA, Goalie, 0 goals conceded|
|2||Dhyan Chand||14 Goals|
|3||Michael Gateley||3 Goals|
|6||Feroze Khan||5 Goals|
|8||George Marthins||3 Goals|
|10||Broome Pinniger (VC, C)|
|12||Frederic Seaman||3 Goals|
|13||Ali Shaukat||1 Goal|
|14||Jaipal Singh (C)|
|15||Kher Singh Gill|
Indian Hockey Team in Amsterdam 1928 (Matches)
Indian Hockey Team in Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games progressed to the title clash defeating Austria 6-0, Belgium 9-0, Denmark 5-0 & Switzerland 6-0. The Second finalists Netherlands, on the other hand, came to this clash defeating France 5-0, Germany 2-1 and holding Spain to 1-1 draw.
|17-May||Austria||India||6–0||Chand (4), Shaukat (1), Gateley (1)|
|18-May||Belgium||India||9-0||Feroze Khan (5), Seaman (2), Marthins (1), Chand (1)|
|20-May||Denmark||India||5-0||Chand (4), Seaman (1)|
|22-May||Switzerland||India||6-0||Chand (3), Gateley (2), Marthins (1)|
|26-May||Netherlands||India||3-0||Chand (2), Marthins (1)|
This was the journey of Indian Hockey Team in 1928 Summer Games. It was an exhibition of Hockey Skills as India would score 29 goals without conceding even a single goal in the entire tournament. While Richard Allen was brilliant guarding the goal post, Dhyan Chand showed wizardry with his stick work. India, thus, won their first Olympic Gold Medal at the 1928 Summer Games. We enjoy reading your thoughts and questions, don’t forget to comment.
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