|Born||October 22, 1957
Hassan Sardar (Urdu: حسن سردار) (born October 22, 1957 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a former field hockey player and team captain from Pakistan, who won the gold medal with the Men's National Hockey Team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
A Karachi native, Sardar graduated from Habib Public School. Arguably the best centre forward Pakistan has ever produced, he started his international career in the early 1980s and played his first World Hockey Cup in 1982 held in Mumbai, India. Graceful and deadly, he played in arguably the best forward line Pakistan has ever had along with Shahnaz Sheikh, Samiullah Khan, Hanif Khan and Kalimullah Khan. Sardar was declared 'Man of the Tournament' for scoring 11 world cup goals and Pakistan took the gold.
In the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, he helped crush India with a hat-trick as Pakistan triumphed 7–1 under the Captaincy of Samiullah. He was instrumental in leading Pakistan to a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He later managed the Pakistani Hockey Team. He has also been the Chief Selector of Pakistan hockey team. Hassan Sardar is ranked among the 'Top 10 greatest field hockey players'.
Awards and recognition
- Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1984
- Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award by the President of Pakistan in 2014
- "Profile of Hassan Sardar at Sports-Reference.com". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- Top 10 greatest field hockey players – Hassan Sardar, The Telegraph [UK] newspaper, Published 5 January 2015, Retrieved 12 April 2017
- Hassan Sardar's Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award on Geo.tv website, Published 23 March 2014, Retrieved 30 April 2017
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