|Occupation||Field Hockey Half-back|
|Net Worth||$8 Million- $10 Million|
|Birth Place||Punjab, India|
|Last Updated||July 2021|
Manpreet Singh is the captain of the Indian Men’s National Hockey Team, who will compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He’s a crucial member of the squad, and with over 200 caps, he’s had a big impact on Indian hockey.
In London 2012, Manpreet competed in his maiden Olympics, where India came 12th. In 2016, he featured in his second Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, where the Indian team lost to Belgium and failed to advance to the semi-finals. Skipper Manpreet Singh and the Indian Men’s National Hockey team are hoping to bring back the glory with a gold medal in Tokyo, owing to their skill and ambitions.
Manpreet Singh Family
Manpreet Singh is married to Malaysian-Pakistani Illi Najwa Saddique. The pair initially met in 2012 during a major hockey event in Malaysia, and they married in December 2020.
While Manpreet has always been a strong competitor the untimely death of his father was perhaps the lowest moment of his career. It was a harsh revelation for him, but it hasn’t deterred him from setting higher and higher goals.
Manpreet Singh Early Life
Manpreet was an admirer of former Indian captain Pargat Singh and followed in his footsteps in pursuing hockey. Manpreet began studying his craft at the Surjit Hockey Academy in Jalandhar in 2005, despite early opposition from his family. Since entering the academy, he has never looked back, and his fame has gradually risen. He made his junior national team debut in 2011 and was a member of the 2012 Olympic team.
He captained the junior national team to gold in the Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup and the Sultan of Johor Cup in 2013.
Manpreet Singh Achievements
- Silver at the 2013 Asia Cup, Malaysia.
- Silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.
- Gold at the 2014 Asian Games, Incheon.
- Silver at the 2016 Champions Trophy, London.
- Gold at the 2017 Asia Cup, Dhaka.
- Bronze at the 2018 Asian Games, Jakarta.
- Silver at the 2018 Champions Trophy, Breda.
- Arjuna Award in 2018
- FIH Player of the Year Award in 2019