Leslie Fernandez
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  India
Hockey World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1975 Kuala Lumpur Team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1974 Tehran Team

Leslie Fernandez is a railway worker and former Indian national field hockey goalie.[1] He served as a goalkeeper in the Indian national hockey team which won the gold medal in the 1975 Hockey World Cup.[2][3] and he was educated at Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School in Tiruchirappalli. He blocked Pakistan's winning goal in the final minutes of the game winning India a gold medal. In tribute, he donated it to the church. He lives in Madras currently with his family.


  1. ^ Prasad, G. (25 January 2011). "Veteran hockey players delighted with synthetic turf in Tiruchi". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  2. ^ K. Arumugam (21 February 2010). "1975 WC: A brief of World Cup goldies".
  3. ^ M. S. Unnikrishnan (2 December 2011). "Arjuna Award: Will Charles Cornelius wait for eternity". The Tribune.