Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh in August 2022.jpg
Singh in August 2022
Personal information
Born (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 27)
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club ONGC
Youth career
Surjit Hockey Academy
Senior career
Years Team
2013–2014 Ranchi Rhinos
2015–2017 Delhi Waveriders
2017– ONGC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– India 189 (96)

Mandeep Singh (born 25 January 1995) is an Indian professional field hockey player who currently plays as a forward for Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League and the India men's national field hockey team.

Career

Early career

Singh played field hockey as a youth player for Surjit Hockey Academy which is based in his hometown of Jalandhar, Punjab.[2]

Ranchi Rhinos

On 16 December 2012 Singh was brought in the first ever Hockey India League auction by the franchise Ranchi Rhinos for a winning bid of $13,000.[3] He made his debut for the Rhinos on 16 January 2013 against Punjab Warriors at the Surjit Hockey Stadium in Ranchi's first ever Hockey India League match in their history and he scored the second goal for the team 50 minutes into the game as the Rhino's ran out 2–1 winners.[4] He then scored his second goal of the season in the next match against Mumbai Magicians on 18 January 2013 at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand when he scored 22 minutes into the game as Ranchi won the match 3–1.[5] Singh then scored his third goal of the season on 23 January 2013 against Delhi Waveriders at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium when he scored 60 minutes into the match; however his goal was not enough as Ranchi lost the match 4–5.[6] He then scored his first double of his career on 26 January 2013 against Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium when he scored 58 minutes into the match as well as 67 minutes into the match as he led Ranchi to a 3–1 victory.[7] Singh then won his first man of the match award on 28 January 2013 after he scored the winning goal for Ranchi Rhinos against the Mumbai Magicians at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium when he managed to find the net 49 minutes into the match to give Ranchi a 2–1 victory.[8]

Singh then began the month of February with a goal on 2 February 2013 against Punjab Warriors at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium when he found the net 34 minutes into the game as Ranchi drew the match 1–1.[9] He then scored his final goal of the regular season on 4 February 2013 against the Punjab Warriors at the Surjit Hockey Stadium when he scored 62 minutes into the game as Ranchi Rhinos won 3–2.[10]

Singh then played his first match for Ranchi Rhinos in the Hockey India League play-offs on 9 February 2013 against the Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in the semi-finals in which he helped Ranchi Rhinos reach the final of the Hockey India League with two goals he scored 5 minutes into the game and 66 minutes into the game; Ranchi won the match 4–2.[11] Then in the final Singh managed to help Ranchi Rhinos win the league title over the Delhi Waveriders on 10 February 2013 at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium.[12]

After the season ended Singh won the Hockey India League's Ponty Chadha Trophy for the Upcoming Player of the Tournament award after scoring ten goals in thirteen matches and being the second top scorer throughout the tournament.[13]

International

After an amazing showing during the 2013 Hockey India League season, Singh then made his debut for the India men's national field hockey team on 18 February 2013 during the second round of the 2012–14 Hockey World League against Fiji in which India routed the opposition to come out as 16–0 winners.[14] Singh then scored his first ever international goal on 20 February 2013 against Oman in which he scored 42 minutes into the game as India ran out 9–1 winners.[15]

Statistics

As of 23 February 2013

Domestic

Club Season League
Apps Goals
Ranchi Rhinos 2013 15 12
Career total 13 10

International

Nation Year Tournaments
Apps Goals
India 2013 4 2
Career total 4 1

Honours

Domestic

Ranchi Rhinos

Individual

References

  1. ^ "SINGH Mandeep". worldcup2018.hockey. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Only 17 but dreaming big". DNA India. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. ^ "List of players sold at Hockey India League auction". NDTV Sports. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Punjab 1-2 Ranchi 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Ranchi 3-1 Mumbai 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Ranchi 4-5 Delhi 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Uttar Pradesh 1-3 Ranchi 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Ranchi 2-1 Mumbai 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Ranchi 1-1 Punjab 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Punjab 2-3 Ranchi 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Ranchi 4-2 Uttar Pradesh 2013" (PDF). Hockey India League. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Hero Hockey India League glory for Ranchi Rhinos". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Ranchi Rhinos crowned Hockey India League champions". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Indian men hammer Fiji in a 16-0 goal-fest". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  15. ^ "India 9-1 Oman 2013" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 23 February 2013.