SINGH Rajpal < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 08 Aug 1983
Height1.79 m
Weight 77 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence India
Occupation Athlete
Languages Hindi, English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Indian Oil Corporation: Delhi, IND
Name of coach Jose Brasa
Coach from which country? Spain
Coach from what year? 2009
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for India
Location Malaysia
General Interest
Injuries He and Chandigarh Dynamos team-mate Baljit Singh were involved in a road accident in Chandigarh in January 2006. His car collided with an out of control vehicle coming from the opposite direction and he and Singh both suffered minor head injuries. They were taken to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali, where a CT scan revealed everything was normal. (Tribune India, 23 Jan 2006)
Awards and honours As a result of his efforts in India's Junior World Cup-winning team, he was awarded the roll of honour for excellence in sports by the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, for outstanding achievement in sport. (Tribune India, 02 Mar 2002)

He was part of the India team that won the 2001 U18 Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia and was one of three India players honoured with a place in the tournament's All-Asia XI. (Indian Field Hockey, 12 Jun 2001)
Other information PHL RUNNER-UP
He captained the Chandigarh Dynamos to the runners-up spot in the 2006 edition of the Premier Hockey League [PHL]. After helping the Dynamos to the first division title in 2005, he nearly went one step further in 2006, but the Dynamos eventually lost out on the main prize, going down 2-1 in the best-of-three finals series to the Bangalore Lions. (Rediff, 02 Feb 2006)

ADDITIONAL
He was part of the squad that won India’s first ever Junior World Cup in 2001, thrashing Argentina 6-1 in the final in Hobart, Australia. Earlier in the year, he had also been part of the India team that won the inaugural U18 Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, beating Uzbekistan 7-0 in the final. (Indian Field Hockey, 12 Jan 2001, Rediff, 01 Oct 2001)

CAPTAINCY
Was named captain of the Indian hockey team in 2009, since the FIH Men's Champions Challenge Tournament in Argentina. (india-server.com, 13 Nov 2009)