Vivek Prasad
Men
Vivek Prasad at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics
Personal information
Full name Vivek Sagar Prasad
Born (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 22)
Itarsi, Hoshangabad,
Madhya Pradesh, India[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Bhopal Police
Senior career
Years Team
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
Bhopal Police
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–present India U21 6 (2)
2018–present India 85 (16)
Last updated on: 5 August 2021

Vivek Sagar Prasad (born 25 February 2000) is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for the Indian national team.[2][3]

In January 2018, he became the second-youngest player ever to debut for India at 17 years, 10 months and 22 days. At the 2019 Hockey Stars Awards, Prasad was named the FIH Rising Star of the Year.[4] At the 2020-21 FIH Player of the Year Awards, he was named the FIH Young Player of the Year. [5]

International career

Prasad scored the equalizing goal for India in the 42nd minute in the final of the 2018 Champions Trophy against Australia, a match that India went on to lose in the penalties.[6] At the 2019 FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar, Prasad was named the best young player at the tournament.[7] In December 2019, he was nominated for the FIH Rising Star of the Year Award.[8] He won the award by getting 34.5 per cent of the votes and he became the first Indian player to win an FIH Award.[4] He was part of the Indian team that won the bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games.

References

  1. ^ "Jr hockey team captain's village doesn't have a road". The Times of India. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ Sen, Debayan (9 January 2018). "Teenager Vivek Sagar Prasad on the cusp of Indian history". ESPN.in. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ Vasavda, Mihir (18 March 2018). "Coached by Dhyan Chand's son, hockey prodigy Vivek Sagar Prasad set to fill Sardar Singh's big shoes". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Vivek Sagar Prasad named 2019 FIH Men's Rising Star of the Year". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. The Times of India. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Hockey: India sweeps FIH annual awards".
  6. ^ "Champions Trophy: India lose to Australia in final". ESPN. 4 July 2018. Archived from the original on 4 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Home Turf Success for India". fihseriesfinals.com. International Hockey Federation. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Manpreet Singh nominated for FIH Player of the Year award". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Lausanne: The Times of India. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.