|Profession||Field Hockey Player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Hockey Men's World Cup Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|International Debut||Sultan of Johor Cup 2014|
|Jersey Number||# 10 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team||• Punjab & Sind Bank (former)
• Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) (Present)
• Rachi Rays in the Hockey India League (HIL)
|Coach/Mentor(s)||• Harendra Singh
• Graham Reid (Olympics)
|Playing position||Midfielder, Linkman, and Forward|
|Date of Birth||27 December 1996 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Majhola, Pilibhit district, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Batala, Punjab, India|
|School||He did his elementary schooling in Majhola, Pilibhit district, Uttar Pradesh, and completed his high school education in Punjab.|
|College/University||Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Iqbal Singh (farmer & former hockey player)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Siblings||Brother(s)- Arsh Singh, Satinder Chahal (hockey player)
|Field Hockey Player(s)||Balbir Singh Sr., Sardar Singh|
|Song||Struggle Everyday by Akon|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Simranjeet Singh
- Simranjeet Singh is an Indian field hockey player who is primarily a midfielder for the Indian national field hockey team. He came into the limelight after his selection in the Indian field hockey team for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
- Simranjeet’s ancestral home is in Chahal Kalan village in Batala in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab State.
- Since childhood, Simranjeet wanted to become a hockey player. His paternal uncle, who saw his passion for the sport, took him to their home in Batala, Punjab, from Uttar Pradesh.
- Simrajeet initially trained in field hockey in Patiala, and then he trained at Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar.
- He was born into a family with a history in field hockey. His father and one of his brothers are former field hockey players. His uncle Rashpal Singh was a field hockey player. Raspal’s son and his cousin, Gurjat Singh, is also a professional Indian field hockey player.
- In 2014, he competed as part of the Indian men’s field hockey team in the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup in which India defeated Great Britain by 2-1.
- Simranjeet received the Hockey India Annual Award 2014 for his contribution towards promoting field hockey on national and international platforms.
- Simarjeet then competed in the Breda Invitational U21 Matches 2015 and 4 Nations Invitational (Valencia): Junior Men 2015 as a part of the Indian team.
- In 2016, Simranjeet was a part of the Indian team playing in the Men’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup (formerly Hockey Junior World Cup), which was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The Indian team won against Belgium by a 2-1 score. The team also included his cousin Gurjat Singh, who was named the Man of the Match in the tournament.
- In 2017, he played in the Hockey India League (HIL) as a part of the team Ranchi Rays. In a match, he was awarded Rs. 50,000 and named Coal India Goal of the Match.
- In 2018, he was a part of the Indian team participating in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. In the tournament, the Indian team won fifth place after it lost to Ireland.
- In 2018, he competed as part of the Indian team in the 4 Nations Invitational Tournament (M) two times, first at the tournament held in Hamilton and the other in Tauranga. Team India won both the tournaments.
- The same year, Simranjeet competed in the Men’s Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy, held in Brenda, Netherlands, as a part of the Indian team. In the tournament, Australia defeated India in the finals.
- Simranjeet then played in the 2018 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy, which was held in Brenda, Netherlands, from 23 June to 1 July 2018. The Indian team reached the finals but lost to Australia by 3-1, bagging a silver medal.
- In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Gold Coast (Australia), Simranjeet was part of the Indian team and won fourth place after losing the Bronze Medal match to England.
- In the 2018 Asian Games – Men’s Field Hockey Tournament, held in Jakarta, Indonesia, Simranjeet participated as a member of the Indian team, which lost to Malaysia in the semi-finals, winning a bronze medal.
- The next year, Simranjeet played as a part of the Indian team in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The team became a winner of the tournament after it defeated the South Korean team by 2-4.
- In the 2018–19 Men’s FIH Series Finals, held in Bhubaneswar, India, Simranjeet competed as a part of the Indian team that won in the finals against South Africa and bagged a gold medal.
- In the 2020–21 Men’s FIH Pro League, Singh played as a part of the Indian team, which earned fourth place. The tournament was won by Belgium who was titled Champions of the tournament.
- Simranjeet was chosen to be part of the Indian team for the 2020 Summer Olympics, held in Tokyo, Japan. Olympics was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After International Olympic Committee decided to include ‘alternate athletes’ in few sports (including Field Hockey) due to COVID-19, Simranjeet was added as a forward to the 18-member Indian field hockey team. According to a source,
Varun and Simranjeet have been added to the 16-member side. Now it is an 18-member side. Though they are additional, both of them are up for selection in every match as per IOC’s special guidelines for Tokyo 2020.”
India lost to Belgium in field hockey by 2-5. In the bronze medal match against Germany, India won by 4-5, which brought India its first field hockey medal at the Olympics after 1980 (almost after 41 years); Simranjeet scored two goals (17th and 34th minutes) in the match.
- In an interview, Simranjeet talked about his dream to play in Olympics, and his experience and India’s win in the game. He said,
It was my dream and it will be an unforgettable experience. When I went to sleep last night, I was dreaming about making these goals and today I was able to fulfil my dreams and this is a very proud moment for us to help India lead in this game. Today we have made 1.3 billion Indians proud by finishing on the podium. This is a lifetime experience and we will try and continue this on to other tournaments.”
- Simranjeet has often promoted the hockey sticks brand Rakshak Hockey on social media platforms.
- He is trilingual and is good in Hindi, English, and Punjabi.