Mervyn Fernandis
Personal information
Born (1959-04-12)12 April 1959
Ambernath
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Playing position Inside Right
Senior career
Years Team
Indian Airlines
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
India

Mervyn Fernandis is a former Indian hockey player. Mervyn played for the famous Indian Airlines hockey team in the 1970s.[1] His name become synonymous with Indian hockey. He was a consistent performer for the Indian team. Mervyn with his body-serve and excellent finish was an exceptional forward. He was part of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal in 1980 Summer Olympics at Moscow.[2] His father, Mr Joe Fernandes was the coach in P.M.M Inner wheel school (Ambernath)for a very long period of time before retiring few years ago due to old age.

References

  1. ^ "MHA embraces hockey stars". DNA India. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  2. ^ "India's Olympics history". The Sports Campus. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012.