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List of Indian Field Hockey Players

List of Top 10 Best Men Field Hockey Teams in the World

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Indian never failed to give their 100% in any kind of sports. India has won so many notable tournaments in hockey, cricket, tennis, badminton, wrestling, boxing and few other games on the international level. Records and ranking table shows why hockey is the national game of India.

From the cricket world cup to the gold medal in the hockey Olympic tournaments, India is also holding a decent ranking in ICC and FIH world rankings. India is one of the top 10 men’s field hockey teams in the world.

So let’s have a look at the list of Indian field hockey players who are making India proud on the international level.

1. Manpreet Singh

Manpreet sing
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The current captain of the Indian national field hockey team, Manpreet Singh Pawar started playing for the Indian team in the year of 2011 when he was just 19 years old. He was the junior player of the year 2014 in Asia as well.

  • From: Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Height: 5 ft 5 in
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Award: Arjuna Award for Hockey
  • Achievements: Gold Medal in 2014 Asian Games, 2017 Asia Cup, and 2011 & 2018 Asian Champions Trophy

2. S.V. Sunil

SV Sunil
Image source: New Indian Express

Full name Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya started representing India in the 2007 Asia Cup. He made a comeback in 2019 after his almost finished career. He represents India in 250+ marches till now.

  • From: Kodagu, Karnataka
  • Height: 5 ft 7 in
  • Position: Forwards
  • Award: Arjuna Award for Hockey
  • Achievements: Gold Medal in 2014 Asian Games, 2017 Asia Cup, and 2011 Asian Champions Trophy

3. Rupinder Pal Singh

Rupinder Pal Singh
Image source: Sportskeeda

Rupinder Pal Singh is known as one of the top drag flickers in the hockey world. He started playing hockey at the age of 11 years. Later he got selected in the Chandigarh hockey academy. From then to now, Rupinder didn’t look behind.

  • From: Faridkot, Punjab
  • Height: 6 ft 3 in
  • Position: Fullback
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2004 Asian Games, and 2011 and 2016 Asian Champions Trophy

4. P.R. Sreejesh

P. R. Sreejesh
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Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh aka P. R. Sreejesh is an Indian field hockey goalkeeper. He was selected in the senior team in 2008 for the South Asian Games tour in Colombo.

  • From: Ernakulam, Kerala
  • Height: 6 ft 0 in
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Award: Arjuna Award for hockey
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2004 Asian Games, and 2011, 2016 and 2018 Asian Champions Trophy

5. Kothajit Khadangbam

Kothajit Khadangbam
Image source: Sportskeeda

Kothajit Singh, also known as Kothajit Singh Khadangbam is one of the notable Indian field hockey players. He is representing the Indian national field hockey team since the 2010 London Olympics.

He was the only scorer against Pakistan in 2014 Asian Games to make it 1-1. Later India won this match by penalty shootout 4-2. Kothajit is known for his air-ball through pass skills.

  • From: Imphal, Manipur
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in
  • Position: defender and midfielder
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2014 Asian Games, and 2016 and 2018 Asian Champions Trophy

6. Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh
Image source: The Bride

Mandeep Singh is currently playing for Delhi Waveriders and the Indian national field hockey team. He decided to play hockey in his childhood (At just the age of 5).

In 2010 he plays for Ranchi side in Hockey India League (HIL). Later in 2013, Mandeep Singh has finally made a debut in the Indian national field hockey team.

  • From: Jalandhar, India
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in
  • Position: forward
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2015, 2016 and 2018 Asian Champions Trophy

7. Birendra Lakra

Birendra Lakra
Image source: New Indian Express

Birendra Lakra has started playing for the senior field hockey team in London Olympics 2012. Both of his brother and sister played for the Indian field hockey team. Even his sister Asunta Lakra was the captain of the Women’s field hockey team.

  • From: Rourkela, Odisha
  • Height: 5 ft 5 in
  • Position: fullback
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2014 Asian Games, and 2016 Asian Champions Trophy

8. Chinglensana Kangujam

Chinglensana Kangujam
Image source: India TV

Chinglensana Singh Kangujam has started his international career in 2012 in Asian Champions Trophy. Till than Chinglensana has contributed his best role in much international game and made Indian Hockey a solid game in front of the whole world.

  • From: Manipur
  • Height: 5 ft 5 in
  • Position: fullback
  • Awards: Arjuna Award for Hockey
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2014 Asian Games, 2017 Asia Cup, and 2016 and 2018 Asian Champions Trophy

9. Akashdeep Singh

Akashdeep Singh
Image source: Sportskeeda

Akashdeep has started playing hockey during his schooling. Before joining the senior field hockey team, he played for Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards.

  • From: Vairowal Tam Taran, Punjab
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in
  • Position: forward
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2014 Asian Games, 2017 Asia Cup, and 2016 and 2018 Asian Champions Trophy

10. Ramandeep Singh

Ramandeep Singh
Image source: The Bride

Ramandeep Singh made debut for the Indian national field hockey team during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  • From: Gurdaspur, Punjab
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in
  • Position: forward
  • Achievements: Gold medal in 2014 Asian Games, 2017 Asia Cup, and 2016 Asian Champions Trophy.

Below are few other popular names in the Indian national field hockey team.

  • Chinglensana Kangujam
  • Amit Rohidas
  • Harmanpreet Singh
  • Surender Kumar
  • Lalit Upadhyay
  • Gurinder Singh
  • Simranjeet Singh
  • Gurjant Singh

The Indian hockey game is growing very fast and the teammates are doing their best to make the Indian hockey team at first place of FIH ranking table.

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