|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||18 February 1945 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (GER)|
|Died||5 April 2018|
|Measurements||182 cm / 70 kg|
|Affiliations||HC Heidelberg, Heidelberg (GER)|
Dieter Freise was a West German field hockey player who played for Hockey-Club Heidelberg for his whole career. He helped them win West German titles in 1971 (indoor) and 1982 (outdoor). Freise later became a youth coach in his home club. By profession, he was a dentist.
Internationally Freise was capped 86 times (73 outdoor and 13 indoor games). His greatest international moment came in 1972 while winning the gold medal in the final at the 1972 München Olympics by 1-0 versus Pakistan. Four years later in Montréal the team finished fifth. In 1970 he won the European Championships and in 1974 he added a silver medal. He later became an avid golfer. He married gymnast Uta Schorn, but the couple later divorced.
|1972 Summer Olympics||Hockey||Hockey, Men||Olympic||West Germany||1||Gold||Representing West Germany|
|1976 Summer Olympics||Hockey||Hockey, Men||Olympic||West Germany||5||Representing West Germany|