India’s 10 Best Hockey Players You Need To Know About

Hockey is a very famous game, and India has made his name in these games worldwide. There are various famous hockey players in our country. The name of India’s top ten hockey players are-


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List Of India’s Best 10 Hockey Players

1. Dhyan Chand

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Dhyan Chand was one of the best players. In the Olympics of 1928, he scored fourteen goals. After this, India wins gold in the Olympics of 1928.  Again in the next Olympics, he made twelve goals. He was one of the famous personalities who encouraged people to play hockey. In his whole career, he scored about 400 goals.

2. Roop Singh

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Roop Singh was also one of the most famous players in the hockey world.  Roop Singh participated the first time in Olympics in the year 1932. In that Olympics of 1932, Roop Singh scored thirteen goals in two games. The last match was against the USA, and Roop Singh scored ten.

3. Udham Singh

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Udham Singh was also one of the most famous players in the hockey world. He was well known for his fluency. He was one of the most important players in the 1950s.

4. Balbir Singh Sr.

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After the independence, Balbir Singh Sr. was in the hockey team.  In the Olympics of the year 1952, Balbir Singh Sr. scored five goals against Netherland. In the Men’s HockeyWorld Cup triumph, he was the chief coach and manager for the Indian team.


5. Leslie Claudius

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Leslie  Claudius was also a great player. He was also the first player who played from India in the continuous four Olympics. It was a pleasure to watch Leslie Claudius playing.

6. Ajit Pal Singh

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Ajit Pal Singh was also one of the best players in the hockey world. He also represented India in the Olympics three times. He was a very important person, whose major role was there in winning the World Cup of 1975.

7. K D Singh Babu

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K D Singh Babu was called as one of the best players that the Indian hockey team had seen. His full name was Kunwar Digvijay Singh, but people use to call them K D Singh Babu. In the Olympics of 1948 and 1952, he won the medals.

8. Shankar Lakshman

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The government awarded Shankar Lakshman Padma Shri and Arjuna award. In the 1966 Asian games, He was the captain of the Indian team. He also became the captain of the International hockey team.

9. Dhanraj Pillay


Dhanraj Pillay was also one of the best players. For India, he played a total of four Olympics. He also played for India in Asian Games, world cups, and Champion trophies (all four times). He was the captain of the Asian Games 2003 and the Asian cup 2003.


10. Mohammed Shahid

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He was in the hockey team when the team won the gold in the 1980 Olympics and Asian games 1982 and also the Asian games 1986.


So, nowadays people in Indian are very much crazy about hockey also just like cricket. So, this was the name of the best hockey players.