Hockey World Cup top scorers

Jay Stacy of Australia finished the 1998 World Cup as the highest goal scorer, netting 11 in seven matches. His team finished fourth after losing 2-6 to eventual champion Netherlands in the semifinals and 0-1 to Germany in the third place play-off. (The Hindu Photo Library) Photo: HINDU ARCHIVES
Sohail Abbas of Pakistan was the joint top-scorer in 2002 World Cup with Jorge Lombi of Argentina. Both scored 10 goals in nine games, but Pakistan defeated Argentina in the fifth place play-off. (Vino John) Photo: VINO JOHN
Taeke Taekema has the distinction of being the top scorer at two editions. In 2006, he scored 11 goals in seven matches, but his the Netherlands could only finish seventh. Four years later, he scored eight goals to help his team finish third. (AP) Photo: AP
Australian Luke Doerner was the joint top scorer in the 2010 World Cup with Taeke Taekema with eight goals, including the winning goal in the final to help Australia clinch its second title. (AFP) Photo: AFP
Gonzalo Peillat gave Argentina a phenomenal start to its 2014 World Cup campaign as he amassed nine goals in the group stages — including hat-tricks against New Zealand and South Korea — to help his team qualify for the semifinals. He scored his 10th and final goal in a 1-5 loss to eventual champion Australia. Argentina finished third in the Netherlands (AFP) Photo: AFP