Manuel Frederick
Personal information
Born 20 October 1947
Burnassery, Kannur, Kerala, India
Playing position Goalkeeper
Medal record

Manuel Frederick (born 20 October 1947) is an Indian field hockey player who played as goalkeeper from Kannur district in Kerala. He won a bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. He is the 1st Keralite to win an Olympic medal. The second Keralite to win an Olympic medal is P. R. Sreejesh who won a Bronze on 5th Aug 2021 in Tokyo Olympics. Both medals for Kerala have come via the goalkeepers of the National Hockey Team.[1]

In 2019, he was awarded Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.[1]


Manuel Frederick was born on 1947 October 20, at Burnasserry in Kannur district of Kerala state to Joseph and Sara.[1] Before started playing hockey, he used to play football for B.M.P U.P School in Kannur.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Manuel Fredericks, Kerala's only Olympic medalist recommended for Dhyan Chand Award 2019". Mathrubhumi. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2020.