Michael McCann

1977 –

Michael McCann won a gold medal for Australia in men’s hockey in 2004. The striker proved a prolific scorer for the Kookaburras during his career. His best performance in Athens came in the semi-final when he scored twice as Australia defeated Spain 6-3. The team then beat the Netherlands 2-1 in extra time in the final to record a memorable victory. The success finally ended Australia’s men’s hockey hoodoo at the Olympics. Before 2004, Australia had won three silver medals, three bronze medals and been placed fourth twice in Olympic tournaments. The win proved one of the most popular Australian successes of the Athens Games.

Olympic Results

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V NZL HT: 2-0, Goals: Elder 15', Dwyer 24', 42', 60' NZL 4-1 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - ARG V AUS HT: 2-1, Goals: Dwyer 25', 66' ARG 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V IND HT: 1-1, Goals: Elder 11', Dwyer 38', McCann 49', Brennan 70' IND 4-3 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - RSA V AUS HT: 2-2, Goals: Brooks 17', Eglington 19', Brennan 47' RSA 2-3 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V NED HT: 1-2, Goals: Brooks 28' NED 1-2 Loss
Semi Final HT: 1-3, Goals: Elder 3', McCann 23', 44', Wells 27', Schubert 51', 53' ESP 3-6 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 1-0, FT: 1-1, Goals: Brooks 37', Dwyer 78' NED 1-2 Win  
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