With voting now open for this year's Player, Goalkeeper and Rising Star of the Year awards, we look at the contenders.
Today we look at the achievements of the athletes shortlisted for men's Player of the Year.
Remember, you can vote right up until midnight (CET) on 2 December by clicking here.
Gonzalo Peillat (ARG)
A top class defender and one of the finest penalty corner drag-flickers around, Gonzalo Peillat scored eleven times as Los Leones stunned the hockey world by claiming Olympic gold in Rio.
John-John Dohmen (BEL)
Another strong year for the captain of Belgium, with the midfielder producing a string of virtually flawless displays as the Red Lions landed the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Moritz Fürste (GER)
The Germany legend and FIH Player of the Year for 2012 was a towering presence for Die Honamas in Rio, helping his team to Olympic bronze with terrific defending and also scoring some hugely important goals.
Tobias Hauke (GER)
Another member of Germany’s Olympic bronze medal winning team, the 2013 FIH Player of the Year continued to show why he has been considered one of the finest midfielders in the game for the best part of a decade.
Pedro Ibarra (ARG)
Argentina’s captain and key defender was magnificent as his team claimed Olympic gold at Rio 2016, scoring in the competition final against Belgium.