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Women’s Hockey World Cup Winners List: Champions, Runners Up and Third-Place Teams From 1974 To 2022

Netherlands women is the most successful nation in Hockey World Cup

The Women's Hockey World Cup, founded in 1974, was stage once in two or three years till 1986, but has since been staged once in a four year cycle in the same year as the men's show-piece event.

Started as a 10-team tournament in the first edition, the Women's Hockey World Cup has expanded over the years and is now contested by 16 nations from across continents.

The 1974 and 1978 editions featured 10 teams, the 1976 edition featured 11 teams, the 2002 and 2018 editions featured 16 teams, while the remaining 9 editions featured 12 teams.

In the 15 editions of the Women's Hockey World Cup held so far, only four of the 29 nations have won the title with Netherlands being the most successful team, winning the title 9 times in 13 final appearances and one third place finish.

The next successful teams are Argerntina, Australia and Germany, who earlier competed as West Germany, having won the women's hockey world cup two times each. The Argentine eves have also appeared in 6 finals and clinched the third place three times.

India women have never won the title so far in their seven appearances with their best ever finish coming in the inaugural edition in 1974 when they lost the bronze medal match to Germany. In fact, the Indian eves have never finished in the top 6 so far.

Here is a look at the Women's Hockey World Cup Winners, Runners Up, Third-place and Fourth-place teams list from 1974 to 2022:

Women’s Hockey World Cup Winners and Runners Up List

Women’s Hockey World Cup Winners and Runners Up List

Edition Winner Score Runner Up
2022 Netherlands 3-1 Argentina
2018 Netherlands 6-0 Ireland
2014 Netherlands 2-0 Australia
2010 Argentina 3-1 Netherlands
2006 Netherlands 3-1 Australia
2002 Argentina 1-1 AET (PS 4-3) Netherlands
1998 Australia 3-2 Netherlands
1994 Australia 2-0 Argentina
1990 Netherlands 3-1 Australia
1986 Netherlands 3-0 Germany
1983 Netherlands 4-2 Canada
1981 Germany 1-1 AET (PS 3-1) Netherlands
1978 Netherlands 1-0 Germany
1976 Germany 2-0 Argentina
1974 Netherlands 1-0 Argentina

AET - After Extra Time; PS - Penalty Shootout

Women’s Hockey World Cup Third and Fourth-Place Teams List

Women’s Hockey World Cup Third and Fourth-Place Teams List

Edition Third Place Score Fourth Place
2022 Australia 2-1 Germany
2018 Spain 3-1 Australia
2014 Argentina 2-1 USA
2010 England 2-0 Germany
2006 Argentina 5-0 Spain
2002 China 2-0 Australia
1998 Germany 3-2 Argentina
1994 USA 2-1 Germany
1990 South Korea 3-2 England
1986 Canada 3-2 AET New Zealand
1983 Australia 3-1 Germany
1981 Soviet Union 5-1 Australia
1978 Belgium 0-0 AET (PS 3-2) Argentina
1976 Netherlands 1-0 Belgium
1974 Germany 2-0 India

AET - After Extra Time; PS - Penalty Shootout

Women’s Hockey World Cup Most Successful Teams

Women’s Hockey World Cup Most Successful Teams

Winners: Netherlands - 9 (1974, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990, 2006, 2014, 2018, 2022), Germany - 2 (1976, 1981), Argentina - 2 (2002, 2010), Australia - 2 (1994, 1998)

Runners Up: Netherlands - 4 (1981, 1998, 2002, 2010), Argentina - 4 (1974, 1976, 1994, 2022), Australia - 3 (1990, 2006, 2014), Germany - 2 (1978, 1986), Ireland - 1 (2018), Canada - 1 (1983)

Finalists: Netherlands (12), Argentina (5), Australia (5), Germany (4), Ireland (1), Canada (1)

Third Place Teams: Argentina - 3 (1978, 2006, 2014), Germany - 2 (1974, 1998), Netherlands - 1 (1976), Australia - 2 (1983, 2022), Canada - 1 (1986), Belgium - 1 (1978), USA - 1 (1994), England - 1 (2010), Spain - 1 (2018), Soviet Union - 1 (1981), South Korea - 1 (1990), China - 1 (2002)

Fourth Place Teams: Australia - 3 (1981, 2002, 2018), Germany - 4 (1983, 1994, 2010, 2022), Argentina - 1 (1998), Belgium - 1 (1976), India - 1 (1974), USA - 1 (2014), England - 1 (1990), Spain - 1 (2006), New Zealand - 1 (1986)

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 16:23 [IST]
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