Arjun Halappa

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Arjun Halappa
Arjun Bhavana.JPG
Personal information
Born (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 37)
Somwarpet, Kodagu
Karnataka, India
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Air India
2005–2008 Bangalore Hi-Fliers
2012–present Karnataka Lions 12 (3)
2015–present Dabang Mumbai 2 (0)
National team
2001–present India 250+

Arjun Halappa [2][3][4][5][6] (Kannada:ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಹಾಲಪ್ಪ) (born 13 December 1980 in Somwarpet, Kodagu, Karnataka) is a professional Indian hockey player and former captain of Indian Hockey Team.[6]


Midfield maestro Arjun Halappa is the son of former East Bengal Hockey Club player B. K. Halappa,

He hails from Kodagu (Coorg) District, Karnataka. He joined the Centre of Excellence in 1998 and a year later played his first Senior Nationals at Hyderabad, and was picked among the 72 probables for a conditioning camp. He made his junior international debut in the Europe tour same year under coaches C.R. Kumar and Harendera. He posted eight goals in the 2000 Junior Asia Cup.

He made his international debut for the Men's National Team in March 2001 against Egypt in the Prime Minister's Gold Cup. Halappa represented India at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where India finished in seventh place. He represented India at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, where India finished in second place.

Personal life[edit]

He got married to Bhavana on 12 October 2008 at Somwarpet, Kodagu.[7]


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