The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has awarded
Indian men’s hockey team captain & midfielder Manpreet Singh by “Player of
the Year for 2019” award. India’s another midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad has
also won the “FIH Male Rising Star of the Year” award.
Manpreet Singh has become the first Indian to win the “Player of the Year for 2019” award since its beginning in 1999. Manpreet Singh recieved a total of 35.2% of the combined votes from media, fans, National Associations and players. He overcome Belgium’s hockey player Arthur van Dorren who recieved share of 19.7% votes and Lucas Villa of Argentina, to win the award.
Manpreet Singh made his debut in 2011 and has enjoyed a long career in the Indian National Team having 260 international appearances under his belt. He has also represented India at 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics.