The hockey world cup is currently taking place in the Netherlands. Who have been the most successful teams in the various international competitions over the years.
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Prior to the tournament the Daily Telegaraph compiled a list of the Ten Greatest Hockey players of all-time according to experts from Britain, Australia and Pakistan. The full article can be found here.
The top ten was as follows (female players in italics).
1. Dhyan Chand (India) – the winner of three Olympic gold medals from 1928 to 1936 in the era of Indian dominance. He scored 39 goals in those three Games. A record that still stands.
2. Rik Charlesworth (Australia 1972 – 1988)
3. Luciana Aymar (Argentina 1996 – present) The greatest female player ever having been voted world player of the year eight times.
4. Hassan Sardar (Pakistan 1980s)
5. Jamie Dwyer (Australia 2001-present)
6. Teun de Nooijer – Holland (1996 – present)
7. Alyson Annan – Australia (1993 -2001)
8. Ties Kruize – Netherlands (1972 -1986)
9. Mijntje Donners – Netherlands (1995 -2004)
10. Rechelle Hawkes – Australia (1985 -2000)