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Arthur Van Doren
Personal information
Full name Arthur Georges Stanislas
Henri Van Doren
Born 1 October 1994 (1994-10-01) (age 26)
Antwerp, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Bloemendaal
Youth career
Dragons
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2018 Dragons
2018–present Bloemendaal
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Belgium U21 36
2012–present Belgium 197 (9)
Last updated on: 24 July 2021

Arthur Georges Stanislas Henri Van Doren (born 1 October 1994) is a Belgian field hockey player who plays as a defender for Dutch club Bloemendaal and the Belgium national team.

He is the brother of fellow Belgian international Loic Van Doren. In 2017, he won simultaneously both FIH awards of FIH Player and FIH Rising Star of the Year. At the 2018 Hockey Stars Awards he was named the FIH Player of the Year for the second time in a row.

Club career

He played club hockey in Belgium for KHC Dragons. With this club, he became the national hockey champion in 2011. In 2012, he was honoured with the Golden Stick (category junior male players) by the Belgian Hockey Association. Shortly after he won the FIH player of the year award in 2018, it was announced he would join his current club HC Bloemendaal from the 2018–19 season onwards. In his first season with Bloemendaal, he won his first Dutch national title by winning the championship final against Kampong. In January 2020, it was announced he extended his stay at Bloemendaal for at least one more season. He won his second league title with Bloemendaal in the 2020–21 season as he was named the best player of the Hoofdklasse season.

International career

Van Doren became European champions with the Belgium under-21 squad in 2012. His first selection for the national team was at the age of 17. With Belgium, he became European vice-champion at the 2013 European Championship on home ground in Boom and at the 2017 European Championship in Amstelveen, Netherlands. He was a part of the Belgian squad which won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2016, he won the FIH Rising Star of the Year award, which he won again in 2017 together with the FIH Player of the Year award. He was a part of the Belgian squad which won Belgium its first World Cup and European title. In December 2019, he again was nominated for the FIH Player of the Year Award. On 25 May 2021, he was selected in the squad for the 2021 EuroHockey Championship.

Honours

International

Belgium

Belgium U21

  • EuroHockey Junior Championship: 2012

Club

Bloemendaal

  • Hoofdklasse: 2018–19, 2020–21
  • Euro Hockey League: 2021

Dragons

  • Belgian Hockey League: 2010–11, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Individual

  • FIH Rising Star of the Year: 2016, 2017
  • FIH Player of the Year: 2017, 2018
  • Gouden Stick: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • EuroHockey Championship Player of the Tournament: 2017
  • FIH Hockey World Cup Best Player: 2018
  • Hoofdklasse Player of the Season: 2020–21
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