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36th Hero Champions Trophy: Stats and Trivia

Here are some interesting numbers and facts from the recently concluded FIH Hero Champions Trophy

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Australia won the Champions Trophy after defeating India in the final

The 36th FIH Hero Champions Trophy witnessed a high dose of hockey action with India winning their first-ever silver medal, improving on their bronze-medal effort in the 1982 edition at Amstelveen, going down to world champions Australia 1-3 in a penalty shootout in an intriguing summit clash.

The premier tournament saw  a slew of upsets with India toppling Great Britain 2-1, South Korea overcoming Belgium 2-0 among others. The end-to-end stuff is most matches gave spectators their money’s worth. Let us take a look at the premier tourney from the statistical point of view.


- India’s Vokkaliga Raghunath scored the tournament’s first goal against Germany off a penalty corner

- Number of penalty corner goals scored: 28

- Matches with all field goals: 3 – India beat Korea 2-1, Australia beat Belgium 2-0 and Germany beat Great Britain 1-0

- Team conceding most goals in Champions Trophy: Korea (17)

- First yellow card of Champions Trophy: Germany’s Tom Grambusch

- Biggest victory margin: Germany beat Korea 7-0

- Most penalty corners awarded in a quarter: 52 short corners in Q2

- First green card of Champions Trophy: Danish Mujtaba of India

- Most cards handed out in a match: 8 (5 yellow and 3 green cards) Australia vs Germany

- First upset of Champions Trophy: Korea beat Belgium 2-0

- Only unbeaten team of Champions Trophy: Australia

- Team receiving most cards: Australia (17)

- First field goal of Champions Trophy: Mandeep Singh

- Total number of goals scored in Champions Trophy: 78 goals

- Team scoring most goals in Champions Trophy: Germany (18)

- First penalty corner goal of Champions Trophy: Vokkaliga Raghunath (India)

- Top goal-scorer in Champions Trophy: Marco Miltkau (Germany) – 4 goals

- Most circle penetrations in a quarter: 165 circle penetrations in Q3

- Total matches played in Champions Trophy: 18 matches

- First penalty stroke goal of Champions Trophy: Jonas Gomoll (Germany)

- Players to get most cards in Champions Trophy: 3 cards each by Jung Maniae (Korea), Tom Grambusch (Germany) and Ogilvie Flynn (Australia)

- Player receiving two cards in one match – Blake Govers (Australia) vs Germany and Emmanuel Stockbroekx (Belgium) vs Great Britain

- First draw of Champions Trophy: India drew Germany 3-3

- Only red card of Champions Trophy: Emmanuel Stockbroekx (Belgium) vs Great Britain

- Most goals scored in one match: 8 – Belgium drew Australia 4-4

- First come-from-behind win: Australia beat Germany 4-3 after trailing 0-2 and 2-3 at one stage

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