P.R.Sreejesh
Country India
Date of Birth 1988-05-08
Age 29 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams Uttar Pradesh Wizards, India
Playing Details Goalkeeper
Indian Hockey Team-Men , Hockey Men, Hockey
  • Ireland
    6th Aug, 7.30 pm
    3-2
    WON
  • Germany
    8th Aug, 7.30 pm
    1-2
    LOST
  • Argentina
    9th Aug, 7.30 pm
    2-1
    WON
  • Netherlands
    11th Aug, 6.30 pm
    1-2
    LOST
  • Canada
    12th Aug, 9.00 pm
    Draw - 2 - 2
    DRAW
  • Belgium
    14th Aug, 9.00 pm
    1-3
    LOST

Achievements

  • His second 'Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament' award came at the 2013 Asia Cup, with India finishing second in the tournament. He was a part of the team that won silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • Sreejesh had earlier played for India at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and then World Cup in 2014. At the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, he starred in Indian's gold medal win, when he saved two penalty strokes against Pakistan in the Final. At the 2014 Champions Trophy, he was adjudged "Goalkeeper of the Tournament".
  • Following impressive performances in 2014, he was nominated for the award of Best Male Goalkeeper; he eventually lost to Jaap Stockmann of the Netherlands.
  • He was the captain of the team that won the silver medal at the Hero Champions Trophy 2016 held at London.
  • Responsibility : On 13 Jul 2016, Sreejesh was handed over the responsibilities of the captain of Indian hockey team were handed over from Sardar Singh.
  • Award: Arjuna Award

 

Biography

He came into the junior national team in 2004 and his debut was against Australia the same year. The transition to the senior side was in 2008 in the South Asian Games in Colombo. Following India's win in the Junior Asia Cup, he was awarded the 'best goalkeeper of the tournament'.

 

He has been part of the Indian team for past six years but initally gave way to seniors Adrian D Souza and Bharat Chettri. Since 2011 he became regular after his outstanding match winning performance in the Asian Champions trophy final in China against Pakistan.

 

Again in 2013 Asia Cup he had the distinction of being chosen for the 'bestgoalkeepr award'. He was part of the team to London Olympics and the World cup in 2014 as also the Commonwealth Games. At the Incheon Asian Games,

 

it was his stupendous show of saving two penalty strokes in the final against Pakistan that helped India win the gold. He was captain of the team which won the silver medal in the 2016 Champions trophy in London. At Rio too he is the captain.