Jagbir Singh

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Jagbir Singh
Jagbir singh hockey pics.jpg
Jagbir Singh in 2013
Personal information
Born (1965-02-20) 20 February 1965 (age 50)
Agra, India
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Air India
HTC Stuttgarter Kickers
National team
1985–1996 India 175
Infobox last updated on: 26 January 2013

Jagbir Singh (born 20 February 1965) the former Indian field hockey Centre Forward represented India in two Olympics (1988 & 1992), 1990 World Cup and was a leading light of the Indian team in all the major tournaments, for a decade, from 1985–95, including two Asian Games (1986 & 1990), the 1989 Asia Cup & Champions trophy.

He was awarded the Arjuna Award for hockey by the Government of India in 1990 and Laxman Award by the (Government of Uttar Pradesh) in 2004.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born and brought up in Agra in Uttar Pradesh, his father Darshan Singh also played hockey and organised the all-India Dhyan Chand tournament in the city.[2]

Career[edit]

Described as a 'Striking-circle assassin' during his playing days, the fleet-footed sardar also had the honour of representing the All-Star Asia XI which won the '5 Continent World Classic Cup' in Kuala Lumpur in 1990 and played for World XI (Friendly match) in 1993 in Mönchengladbac .The only Indian player so far, to play in Germany for HTC Stuttgart Kickers in the German Hockey Bundesliga 'Premier League from 1992–97.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

He was the coach of the Indian men's team in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Test series against Pakistan/Spain/France and the Champions Trophy held the same year in Lahore. He has attended various FIH coaching seminars and 'Advanced coaching' courses of FIH. FIH appointed him as the Coaching Course Conductor for the Olympic Solidarity Coaching Programme held at Nepal in 2008.He is also the coach for Jaypee Punjab Warriors team in Hockey India League 2013 onwards.

Media columnist and commentator career[edit]

Jagbir Singh receiving the Arjuna Award 1990 from President Venkataraman.

He has been a popular commentator on TV and a much-sought after columnist and opinion-maker on hockey in several prestigious national and regional newspapers and magazines in India. He has been part of the commentary and expert analysis team in almost all the major competitions like the Olympics, World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asia Cup, and other international and domestic tournaments on ESPN, Ten Sports, Doordarshan, NDTV, Times Now, CNN IBN etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Arjuna Award Winners". Ministry of Youth Afairs and Sports, Govt. of India. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "A sorted assortment". The Hindu. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jagbir Singh Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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