new Delhi. India's star hockey participant Manpreet Singh made historical past on Thursday. The International Hockey Federation has named him the most effective participant of the yr 2019. Manpreet is the primary Indian to obtain the award since its inception in 1999.
Manpreet acquired the very best 35.2 % votes. They beat world champions Viktor Wagenz and Arthur Van Doren of Belgium, Aran Zalewski of Australia and Lucas Villa of Argentina. Doreen was second with 19.7%, whereas Lucas completed third with 16.5% of the vote.
Indian captain Manpreet Singh has been awarded the FIH Player of the Year Award by FIH. <! –
Manpreet led the group to victory in opposition to South Africa within the closing of the FIH Men's Hockey Series beneath his captaincy in June final yr. Under Manpreet's captaincy, India received the Tokyo Olympics ticket by defeating Russia within the Olympic qualifiers in November final yr.
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Manpreet has overwhelmed world champions Viktor Wagenz and Arthur Van Doren of Australia, Australia's Eran Jalewski and Eddie Ockenden along with Lucas Villa of Argentina. Hockey India has congratulated Manpreet for this achievement. The FIH Player of the Year Award was instituted in 1999.
In a press release, Manpreet mentioned, 'I’m very blissful to win this award and I wish to dedicate it to my group. Also I wish to thank my nicely wishers and hockey followers. It's good to see Indian hockey getting a lot help.