Belgium Hockey


Nick NameRed Lions

Prominent PlayersVincent Vanasch, Gauthier Boccard, Loïck Luypaert


The Belgium Men’s National Hockey Team competes in International hockey and other major competitions involving best hockey teams around the globe. The team is associated under Royal Belgian Hockey Association, a governing body of field hockey in Belgium. The Belgium National Hockey Team are also known as Red Lions and falls under the European Hockey Federation.

The Belgium team is currently being coached by Shane McLeod, who has also coached national hockey team of New Zealand at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics going into the world cup 2018.


The Belgium National Hockey Team has come second and third in the 2016 and 1920 Summer Olympics. Since 1995, they have also managed to play at six semifinals at the EuroHockey Nations Championship, in which they have come third place in 2007 and runners-up in 2013 and 2017. They have also managed to win the Champions Challenge in 2011 and have also won a silver medal at the 2014–15 Hockey World League.

The Red Lions are currently ranked number three in the FIH rankings with 1709 points.

Current Roster

PositionName of the PlayerDate of Birth
GKLoic van Doren14 September 1996
GKVincent Vanasch21 December 1987
DFArthur van Doren1 October 1994
DFGauthier Boccard26 August 1991
DFAlexander Hendrickx6 August 1993
DFArthur de Sloover3 May 1997
DFLoïck Luypaert19 August 1991
MFJohn-John Dohmen24 January 1988
MFFelix Denayer31 January 1990
MFSimon Gougnard17 January 1991
MFAntoine Kina1996 (age 21–22)
MFVictor Wegnez25 December 1995
FWFlorent van Aubel25 September 1991
FWSébastian Dockier28 December 1989
FWCédric Charlier27 November 1987)
FWAmaury Keusters1 September 1990
FWThomas Briels (C)23 August 1987
FWTom Boon25 January 1990

Support Staff

Association: Royal Belgian Hockey Association

Coach: Shane McLeod

Assistant Coach(es): Michel van den Heuvel, Craig Fulton

Physiotherapist: Julien Rysman

Analist performance: Emily Calderon

Physical Trainer: Mick Beunen

Manager: Eric Pirenne

Notable Belgian Players

Vincent Vanasch, Gauthier Boccard, Loïck Luypaert, John-John Dohmen, Felix Denayer, Simon Gougnard, Florent van Aubel, Cédric Charlier, Thomas Briels and Tom Boon.

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