Who is P.R. Sreejesh? Bio, Career, Medals, Net Worth, Coach, Parents, and more

P.R. Sreejesh, the Indian field Hockey team veteran is all set to represent India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Here's all you need to know about him.

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NameP.R. Sreejesh
Date of Birth08 May 1988
BirthplaceKochi, Kerala
Major AchievementsGold Medal in 2014 Asian Games, Incheon

Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh is a field hockey legend who has served as a goalkeeper for the ‘Men in Blue’ for a long time now. Sreejesh was a young prodigy. He made his way into the Junior national team back in 2004 when he played against Australia and instantly impressed hockey fans and experts.

He made his debut in the senior national team in 2006, at the South Asian Games in Colombo. Sreejesh has been a permanent member of the Indian team for an extended period of time and he has experience by his side which is going to greatly benefit the side in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

P.R. Sreejesh Bio

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P.R. Sreejesh was born on May 8, 1988, in Kochi, Kerala. As a child, Sreejesh started training as a sprinter, before moving on to long jump and volleyball. He finally started training as a hockey goalkeeper when he moved to St. Joseph High School in Kizhakkambalam at 12 years of age.

P.R. Sreejesh Career Achievements

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Sreejesh has stood like a wall in front of the goalpost for India for many years now. He won the ‘Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament award at the 2013 Asia Cup. He was also a part of the Gold Medal-winning Indian hockey team at the Asian Games back in 2014. Moreover, he guided the Indian team to Silver Medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well.

Sreejesh was named the “Goalkeeper of the Tournament” at the 2014 and 2018 Champions Trophy as well. Moreover, under his captaincy, team India won a Silver medal at the Hockey Champions Trophy back in 2016.

P.R. Sreejesh Coach

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Sreejesh tried his hands in almost every sport before choosing hockey as a career. His life changed when he joined the GV Raja Sports School in Thiruvananthapuram where he was persuaded to take up hockey. Hockey coach Jayakumar picked him up and fine-tuned his skills.

P.R. Sreejesh Parents

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Sreejesh was born in Kizhakkambalam village, Kerala, to a family of farmers. His parents P. V. Raveendran and Usha have played a huge role in making him what he is today. For his hard work and efforts in the Indian jersey, the Government of India awarded Shreejesh with the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri back in 2017.

How Old is P.R. Sreejesh?

P.R. Sreejesh is 33 years old.

How tall is P.R. Sreejesh?

P.R. Sreejesh is 6 feet tall.

How much is P.R. Sreejesh’s weight?

P.R. Sreejesh weighs about 80 kgs.

What is P.R. Sreejesh’s net worth?

P.R. Sreejesh’s net worth according to several online sources is around $1 Million.

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