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.
|Position||Name of the Player||Date of Birth|
|GK||Loic van Doren||14 September 1996 |
|GK||Vincent Vanasch||21 December 1987 |
|DF||Arthur van Doren||1 October 1994|
|DF||Gauthier Boccard||26 August 1991 |
|DF||Alexander Hendrickx||6 August 1993 |
|DF||Arthur de Sloover||3 May 1997|
|DF||Loïck Luypaert||19 August 1991|
|MF||John-John Dohmen||24 January 1988|
|MF||Felix Denayer||31 January 1990|
|MF||Simon Gougnard||17 January 1991|
|MF||Antoine Kina||1996 (age 21–22)|
|MF||Victor Wegnez||25 December 1995|
|FW||Florent van Aubel||25 September 1991 |
|FW||Sébastian Dockier||28 December 1989|
|FW||Cédric Charlier||27 November 1987)|
|FW||Amaury Keusters||1 September 1990 |
|FW||Thomas Briels (C)||23 August 1987 |
|FW||Tom Boon||25 January 1990|
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.