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Hockey Stars are the annual awards given to the best player, coach and umpire in a given calendar year.

FIH Player of the Year
The FIH Player of the Year Award is the annual award for the best men’s and women’s player in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote.

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Dutch attacking ace Van As – the joint winner of the FIH Player of the Year Award in 2009 – was superb throughout 2016, producing top class performances as the Netherlands took silver medals at both the Hockey Champions Trophy in London and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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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.

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FIH Goalkeeper of the Year
The FIH Goalkeeper of the Year Award is the annual award for the best men’s and women’s goalkeeper in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote.

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Hinch was superb from start to finish at the Rio Olympics, with her performance in the shoot-out against the Netherlands in the event final sealing a remarkable gold medal triumph for Great Britain.

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The 2015 Hockey Stars Goalkeeper of the Year showcased his rare talent on the greatest stage of all, producing superb performances as Ireland’s hockey team made their historic return to Olympic action after 100 years. 

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FIH Rising Star of the Year
The FIH Rising Star of the Year Award is the annual award for the best men’s and women’s young player (23 and under) in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote.

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Scored three times during Argentina’s title success at the Hockey Champions Trophy in London, striker Granatto was named as the Best Junior player at that event and looks to have a huge future ahead of her.

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An Olympic silver medallist with Belgium, Arthur van Doren has show throughout 2016 that he is a truly world class defender with composure beyond his years. 

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FIH Coach of the Year
The FIH Coach of the Year Award is the annual award for the best male and female coach in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by peer vote.

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Great Britain Coach Karen Brown is that rarest of people, a medal-winning athlete who is also a medal-winning coach. That rare achievement is the result of hard-work, commitment to her sport and a sense that it is her duty to pass on all she has learnt.

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Kerry has one ambition: to win as a winner. It says everything about his obsessive attention to planning that on the evening Great Britain won gold, he was thinking about Tokyo.

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FIH Umpire of the Year
The FIH Umpiring Awards recognise one male and one female who have made outstanding contribution to umpiring in a given calendar year, as determined by the Umpiring Committee.

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FIH All-Star Teams
In addition to the Player of the Year Awards, the FIH has also named an All-Star team every year from 2006 to 2011.

FIH All-Star Teams

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