Akashdeep Singh

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Akashdeep Singh
Personal information
Born (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 27)
Tarn Taran, Punjab, India
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Punjab Armed Police
Youth career
Guru Angad Dev Sports Club
PAU Hockey Academy
Surjit Hockey Academy
Senior career
Years Team
2013–2015 Delhi Waveriders
2016–2017 Uttar Pradesh Wizards
2017– Punjab Armed Police
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2013 India U21 40
2012– India 209 (78)

Akashdeep Singh (born 2 December 1994) is an Indian professional field hockey player who plays as a forward for Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League and the India hockey team.

Career

Born in Verowal, Tarn Taran, Punjab, Singh started to play hockey in secondary school before joining the Guru Angad Dev Sports Club.[1] He then joined the PAU Hockey Academy in Ludhiana in 2006 before joining the Surjit Hockey Academy in Jalandhar.[1] In 2013, Singh was auctioned to the Delhi Waveriders of the Hockey India League.[2] After three seasons with Delhi, Singh was signed by the Uttar Pradesh Wizards for $84,000.[3][4]

International

Singh was the captain of the youth India hockey sides and has represented India senior side.[1] He Played Olympics 2016 in Rio . He made 33 international goals. Singh has represented India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. At the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, he was awarded the player of the tournament award.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Singh, Surjit (24 September 2015). "From a village boy to highest earner in HIL auction, Akashdeep surprises all". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Hockey India League Auction: the final squads list". IBN Live. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ Vasavda, Mihir (18 September 2015). "Hockey India League auctions: Akashdeep Singh highest paid Indian, Moritz Fuertse sold for record price". Indian Express. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  4. ^ PTI. "India men's hockey team beats Belgium 2-0 in first Test". Sportstar. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Pakistan and India Are Declared Joint Champions in the 5th Edition of the Asian Champions Trophy". asiahockey.org. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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