Prabodh Tirkey

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Prabodh Tirkey
Personal information
Born (1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 30)
Lulkidihi, Sundergarh
Odisha, India
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Halfback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Orissa Steelers
Mumbai Marines
Kalinga Lancers
National team
India 161 (2)

Prabodh Tirkey (born 6 October 1984) is an Indian hockey midfielder. He is a former captain of the Indian hockey team.

Personal life[edit]

Prabodh is the younger brother of Indian Hockey player Ignace Tirkey,[2] who also has captained the Indian Senior Team. His idol is another Indian ex-captain and one of the best defenders in world hockey, Dilip Tirkey, with whom he shares the same home town of Sundergarh. He got married to Sweta Tirkey at Ranchi on 28th Jan 2011.

Career[edit]

In his early career he was the national captain of sub-junior, junior [3]& India-A team and finally became the India senior team captain. He was featured in Indian team to lead India in winning Asia cup 2007 in Chennai.[4]

Awards[edit]

S.No. Awards Year
1 Biju Patnaik State Sports Award 2009
2 Ekalavya Puraskar 2001

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