6 January 1996|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Current club||Petroleum Sports Promotion Board|
|2017–present||Petroleum Sports Promotion Board|
Harmanpreet Singh is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a defender for the Indian national team. He was part of the hockey team that won the bronze medal for India in Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Singh made his debut for India Junior Team against New Zealand. He scored 9 goals at the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup. His team won the tournament by defeating Great Britain 2–1 in the final. For his outstanding performances he was awarded Man of the Tournament Award. He scored 4 goals at 2015 Sultan of Johor Cup. Unfortunately his team lost in the final to Great Britain in penalties 3-4 after a 2–2 draw. He was the member of the team which won 2015 Men's Hockey Junior Asia Cup. He was the highest goalscorer of the tournament, he scored 14 goals. After his debut appearance at the Olympics, he was selected for 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup. Singh scored a crucial 66th-minute goal against Spain which helped his team win the match 2-1 and reach the semi-finals. His team won the tournament by defeating Belgium in the final 2–1. He scored 3 goals in the tournament.
Harmanpreet Singh received his maiden call-up for senior team in April 2015 when he was selected for the 3 match bilateral series against Japan. But he was dropped from the team for next tournament which was the 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals.
Singh returned to the team for 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. He scored his 1st ever goal for national team against the Japanese team which helped his team win the match 2–1. He then scored one goal in the match against Canada which was won by his team 3–1. He scored only 2 goals in the tournament. His team had a crushing defeat to Australia in the final 4–0.
Harmanpreet was then retained in the squad for 2016 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy. In the 1st match against Germany, scored a goal in the 32nd minute but the match ended in a 3–3 draw and in the next match against Great Britain he scored a goal in the 34th minute which helped his team win the match 2–1. The final against Australia ended in a 0–0 draw. In the penalty shootout only Harmanpreet managed to score. His team lost the final in 3–1 on penalties. Singh scored 2 goals in the tournament and won the Young Player of the Tournament award.
He was named in the Indian squad for 2016 Olympics. Harmanpreet gave a disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics 2016. He failed to score a single goal. His coach claimed that he had unperformed and had not done justice to the outstanding talent and prowess that he possessed as a player. His team lost to Belgium in the Quarter-finals 1-3 after barely qualify for knockout stage. Out of 6 games, India managed to win only 2 but lost out on 3, which was a disappointing conclusion to their Olympics’ campaign. He was dropped from the team for 2016 Men's Asian Champions Trophy and 4 Nations Invitational Tournament after a disastrous Olympics campaign.
After his good performances at the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup, Singh again returned to the national team for 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. He scored 2 goals(27th minute and 47th minute) in the match against New Zealand which was won by his team comfortably 3–0. He then was the lone scorer(26th minute) in the match against Australia which his team lost 1–3. He scored 3 goals in the tournament and his team finished 3rd.
He was selected for 2017 Men's Hockey Asia Cup. He scored 2 goals in the 35th minute and 48th minute in the 1st match against Japan. India easily won the match 5–1. He again scored 2 goals in the next match against Bangladesh in the 28th and 47th minute. Hus team again easily win the match 7–0. He then scored a goal in the 45th minute of match against arch-rivals Pakistan which was also won by his team 3–1. His team topped the Pool and qualified for Super 4s stages. He scored a goal in the 19th minute in a thrashing win over of 6–1 over Malaysia. He then scored a goal in the 51 minute in the match against Pakistan which was won by his team 4–0 to enter the finals. His team won the tournament by defeating Malaysia 2–1 in the final to win their 3rd title. Harmanpreet was joint high scorer with Malaysian Faizal Saari with 7 goals.
In 2021–22 Men's FIH Pro League match against England, Harmanpreet scored his 100th goal. He went to score a Hat-trick in the same match which helped his team to win the match 4–3. He then scored 2 goals in the match against Germany which helped his team win the match 3–0.
The young drag-flicker was bought by Dabang Mumbai for $51000 in the 2015 Hockey India League, he scored 5 goals in his first edition. He went on to win the Ponty Chadha award for the most promising player of the tournament in 2015. Mumbai Dabangs retained him for the 2016 edition. He scored only 2 goals in the whole season but his good defensive skills made him again retained. He scored 6 goals in 2017 edition. He won the Upcoming Player of the Tournament award.
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