Simranjeet Singh is an Indian professional hockey player, born on 27 December 1996 in Punjab, India. He plays as an attacking midfielder for senior Indian hockey team and has also played for the junior side on many occasions in the past.
Simranjeet was taught hockey at at the Surjit Hockey Academy in Jalandhar which is a city in the state of Punjab. His family has a background in hockey, Simranjeet’s cousin elder brother Gurjant Singh is also a famous hockey player and forward for team India and club Dabang Mumbai which participates in Hockey India League.
Simranjeet Singh made his senior team debut for India on 17 January 2018 against Japan
in Tauranga, New Zealand.
Rise to Glory
Simranjeet has moved up the ladder from junior to senior levels with his consistent effort in the game. He was a vital part of the squad which won the gold medal at the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup held at Lucknow, India. He scored a goal against Spain giving India lead in the quarterfinals and his second most important goal came in the finals against Belgium in the 22nd minute which sealed the win for India. Simranjeet was also a part of India’s A team which played in the Australian Hockey League in September 2018.
The young midfielder was also included in the Indian team which participated in the 2018 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy which was held at Breda, Netherlands. India won the silver medal after losing to Australia in the finals in penalties.
Simranjeet has a total of 10 caps for the Indian team and is certainly a potential player who could raise that number. He will be one of the important players to go forward in the Hockey World Cup and his performances in the 2018 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy has been great to prove that he was well deserved of the golden opportunity.