Top 10 Best Female Field Hockey Teams In The World

November 22, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Best Female Field Hockey Teams In The World

Field hockey is widely played throughout the world and is considered one of the most popular games in Asian countries. Many sub-continental countries such as Pakistan and India used to be a dominant force in field hockey but lost their glory in recent days due to poor infrastructures. Women’s field hockey is also one of the most played sports by females.  There are many female teams that perform extremely well at the international level. So here is the list of Top 10 Best Female Field Hockey Teams In The World.

Best Female Field Hockey Teams In The World

The governing body of hockey is the International Hockey Federation which is also responsible for organizing the Hockey Rules Board. The IHF also regulates the female team ranking all over the world. Women’s field hockey is one of the major events in the Olympic Games and many international tournaments such as the Olympic Games, World Cup, World League, Champions Trophy, and Junior World Cup are also considered as the top tier international tournaments.

10. Japan

The Japanese women's national field hockey team is ranked as the tenth best women’s field hockey team in the world according to FIH World Rankings with 1498 points. The team is currently regulated by the Japanese Hockey Association. Anthony Farry is now serving as the coach of the national team and Natsuki Naito is the captain of the team. They secured the third place at the Champions Challenge two times in 2003 and 2005.

The Japanese women's national field hockey team secured their place in the top 10 in all of the last four Summer Olympic Games starting from 2004. The team also secured fifth place at the Champions Trophy two times to date. They recently secured the tenth spot in the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup. They now hold the tenth place in our list of the best female field hockey teams in the world.

9. South Korea

The South Korean women's national field hockey team is ranked as the ninth-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 1575 points. The team is currently regulated by the Korean Hockey Association. Huh Sang-young is now serving as the coach of the national team and Kim Young-ran is the captain of the team. They earned the gold medal at the 1989 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy.

The South Korean women's national field hockey team received the gold medals at the Asian Games consecutive four times in 1986, 1990, 1994, and 1998. The team also secured the third place at the Women's Hockey World Cup in 1990. The women’s team received the silver medal in the Olympic Games two times in 1988 and 1996. They now deserve the ninth place in our list of the best female field hockey teams in the world.

8. United States

The United States women's national field hockey team is ranked as the eighth-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to FIH World Rankings with 1593 points. The team is currently regulated by the USA Field Hockey Association. Janneke Schopman is now serving as the coach of the national team and Kathleen Sharkey is the captain of the team. The team received the silver medal at the 1984 United States Summer Olympics.

The team received the silver medals at the Pan American Games five times and became the winner at the 2011 Mexico Pan American Games. The United States women's national field hockey team became the runners up at the Pan American Cup four times to date. The USA now holds the eighth place in our list of the best female field hockey teams in the world.

7. Germany

The German women's national field hockey team now holds its place as the seventh-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 1625 points. The Deutscher Hockey Bund currently regulates this team. Xavier Reckinger is now serving as the coach of the national team and Janne Müller-Wieland is the captain of the team. The German women’s team won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics in Greece.

They also received the silver medals at the Olympic Games twice in 1984 and 1992. The team won the Women’s Field Hockey World Cup two times in 1976 and 1981 and became the runners up two times in 1978 and 1986. The German women's national field hockey team won the European Nations Cup two times in 2007 and 2013. They now surely deserve the seventh place among the best female field hockey teams in the world.

6. England

The England women's national field hockey team is ranked as the sixth-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 1637 points. The England Hockey Association now regulates this team. Mark Hager is currently serving as the coach of the national team and Hollie Pearne-Webb is the captain of the team.

The England women's national field hockey team became the winner of the Women's Field Hockey World Cup Qualifier in 2006. They achieved the silver medals at the Commonwealth Games three times in 1998, 2002, and recently in 2014. The team became the winner of the Champions Challenge in 2002. The team also secured the third place at the Women’s Field Hockey World Cup in 2010. They surely deserve their place among the best female field hockey teams in the world.

5. China

The Chinese women's national field hockey team is ranked as the fifth-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 1653 points. Chinese Field Hockey Association now regulates this team. Huang Yongsheng is now serving as the coach of the national team and Peng Yang is the captain of the team. The team received the silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The Chinese women's national field hockey team became the winner of the Champions Challenge in 2007. The team became the winner of the Champions Trophy in 2002 and became the runners up two times in 2003 and 2006. The team never won the Women’s Field Hockey World Cup to date but secured the third place in 2002. Without any doubt, he surely deserves the fifth place in our list of the best female field hockey teams in the world.

4. New Zealand

The New Zealand women's national field hockey team is ranked as the fourth-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 1843 points. New Zealand Hockey Federation now regulates the team. Graham Shaw now serves as the coach of the national team. Besides, Stacey Michelsen now captains the team. The team got the silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand won the Oceania Hockey Cup three consecutive times in 2007, 2009, and 2011. The team also became the winner of the Champions Challenge twice in 2005 and 2009. The team placed in the fourth position at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. They now hold fourth place in our list of the best female field hockey teams in the world.

3. Argentina

The Argentina women's national field hockey team is ranked as the third-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 2145 points. The Confederación Argentina de Hockey currently regulates the team. Mario Almada, Santiago Capurro, and Fernando Ferrara are now serving as the coach of the national team. And, Delfina Merino is the captain of the team.

Their fans nicknamed the team the Las Leonas which stands for the Lionesses. The Argentine team won the silver medal at the Olympic Games two times in 2000 and 2012. The team won the Women’s Hockey World Cup two times in 2002 and 2010. The Argentine women’s team also became the winner of the Champions Trophy five times. They now hold third place in our list of the best female field hockey teams in the world.

2. Australia

The Australian women's national field hockey team is ranked as the second-best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 2175 points. Australian Hockey Federation currently regulates the team. Paul Gaudoin now serves as the coach of the national team. Besides, Emily Chalker now captains the team. They surely deserve the second place in our list of the best female field hockey teams in the world.

The team played its first international game in 1914. Their fans also nicknamed the team as the Hockeyroos.  The Australian women's national field hockey team won the gold medal at the Olympic Games three times. The team won the Women’s Hockey World Cup two times in 1994 and 1998. The Australian women’s team also received the Commonwealth Games gold medals three times.

1. The Netherlands

The Netherlands women's national field hockey team is ranked as the best women’s field hockey team in the world according to the FIH World Rankings with 2435 points. Dutch Hockey Confederation currently regulates this team. Alyson Annan now serves as the coach of the national team. Besides, Eva de Goede currently captains the team. They surely deserve the first place in our list of best female field hockey teams in the world.

The Netherlands women's national field hockey team is the reigning world champion and also the reigning Olympic champion. They won the gold medal at the Olympic Games three times in 1984, 2008, and 2012. The team won the Women’s Hockey World Cup a record seven times from 1974 to date. The Netherlands women's field hockey team also became the winner of the European championships a record eight times.

Some sub-continent countries such as India and Pakistan also tried their best in many international championships to become a part of the best teams of field hockey in the world. The major problem of the improvement of field hockey in sub-continents is due to the unavailability of modern infrastructures and improper arrangements of facilities to boost the team at the international level. And now, we hope that you liked our list of the Top 10 Best Female Field Hockey Teams In The World. Don't forget to send us your comments.

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