Subhadra Pradhan

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Subhadra Pradhan
Personal information
Born (1986-06-05) 5 June 1986 (age 28)
Saunamara, Sundergarh, Orissa, India
Playing position Halfback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
South Eastern Railway
2007 HC Den Bosch
National team
2003-present India

Subhadra Pradhan (born 5 June 1986) is an Indian field hockey player.

Early life[edit]

Subhadra Pradhan was born on 5 June 1986 in Saunamara, a small town in Orissa to an Adivasi family.[1] She did schooling in Birsa Munda school[2] and pre-university education in Khalsa College, Patiala.[1] She tutored at the Panposh Hockey Hostel at Rourkela during her initial days and started her career in hockey in 1997.[3]


Subhadra Pradhan was included in India's junior team in 2000 and she led the junior team to a third place finish at the Junior Asia Cup in October/November 2004. She made her senior debut in 2003.[4] She was a part of the senior team that won the gold medal in the 2004 Asia Cup and the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2007, Subhadra Pradhan along with Jasjeet Kaur became the first Indian women to play for a European club, when they played for the Dutch club HC Den Bosch in 2007.[5][6] She was awarded the 'Player of the Tournament' in the 2009 Asia Cup that India finished second.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Subhadra Pradhan married Pradeep Naik in April 2009.[3] She is employed with the South Eastern Railway and is currently stationed in Ranchi.[3] In 2006, she was given the Ekalavya award for her contribution to Indian hockey.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Subhadra Pradhan, Indian Hockey Player in CWG 2010". Delhispider. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Subhadra Pradhan - Indian Hockey Team". Stick2hockey. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hockey queen Subhadra ties the knot". Outlookindia. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Woman Hockey Star Subhadra Pradhan marries". 19 April 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "First women to play as professionals". Limca Book of Records. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jasjeet, Subhadra to play for Dutch club". The Hindu. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "China wins Women's Asia Cup". International Hockey Federation. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Hockey heroines return to rousing welcome". The Telegraph. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Woman Hockey star Subhadra to receive Ekalabya Award". Oneindia. 16 March 2006. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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