Neha Goyal

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Neha Goyal
Personal information
Born (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 25)
Haryana, India
Height 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Railways
Senior career
Years Team
Haryana
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– India 109 (16)

Neha Goyal (born 15 November 1996) is an Indian field hockey player and is a member of the India national team. She hails from Haryana and plays as the midfielder.[1]

Early life

Goyal hails from Sonipat in Haryana.[2] She comes from a poor family and has two elder sisters. Her father was a alcohol addict and her mother as a daily wage worker in a cycle factory earning ₹2000/month making spoke. She and her family have struggled to take care of her basic requirements like shoes, hockey sticks, diet regime, etc.[3]

Goyal started playing hockey after (Neha was 11 when I spotted her loitering near the ground every day. She didn’t speak a lot. So one day, I gave her a skipping rope. She showed a lot of stamina so I thought, ‘why not try to teach her hockey?’” recalls siwach) //reference indian express 18 june 2021//

Goyal began training in an academy run by former India captain Pritam Rani Siwach. Goyal completed her schooling from Tika Ram Senior Secondary Girls School.[3]

Career

Goyal made her debut in the senior Indian national team in 2014 and played her first match in Glasgow during the FIH Champions Challenge.[2]

Goyal was part of the 18-member Indian team for the 2018 World Cup in London. In their opening match, India played against the host England, where Goyal gave India the lead in 25th minute before England equalised it and the match ended in a draw.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Neha Goyal profile". hockeyindia.org. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Meet The Players Of The Indian Women's Hockey Team". Feminism In India. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Neha breaks barriers to make a mark". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Neha Goyal scores to help resolute India hold England to a draw in opening clash". Firstpost. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Hockey India names women's team for World Cup". fih.ch. Retrieved 28 July 2018.

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