Australian men’s hockey captain Mark Knowles has been named as the sport’s International Player of the Year for 2014. In the award was announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday, Dutch superstar Ellen Hoog has been unveiled as the women’s International Player of the Year for 2014.
Mark Knowles (Australia Captain) named International Player of Year for 2014
The International Goalkeeper of the Year titles were dominated by the Netherlands players as Jaap Stockmann and Joyce Sombroek took the respective titles. While, previously called the Young Player of the Year, the International Male and Female Rising Stars of the Year both went to Argentina with Gonzalo Peillat and Florencia Habif scooping the Awards respectively.
The 30 year-old from Rockhampton, Queensland, topped the polling after leading the Kookaburras to dual gold medal success as Australia clinched the World Cup and Commonwealth Games titles within six weeks of one another. Continue reading →
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that Germany’s Tobias Hauke and Christopher Rühr have been named as the men’s Player of the Year and Talent of the Year for 2013.
File Photo: Christopher Rühr of Germany in action during Hero Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 in New Delhi
Hauke is the second successive Germany international to be crowned as the world’s best player, following in the footsteps of 2012 winner and fellow midfielder Moritz Fürste and with the dazzlingly gifted Christopher Rühr succeeds 2012 title holder Florian Fuchs to make it for 2nd year in a row for Germany to win both the awards.
The brilliant defensive midfielder, Tobias Hauke, received his award from Alberto Budeisky, FIH Executive Board member, at a special presentation ceremony at the Hero Hockey World League Final in New Delhi, India. Continue reading →