FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY AWARDS.
The FIH Player of the Year Awards are annual awards given by the International Hockey Federation to the best male and female players of hockey in the world. The awards were established in 1998 and in 2001 the FIH Young Player of the Year award was introduced. It is awarded to the best young hockey player of the year .
THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 AWARDS ARE.
|WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR||EVA DE GOEDE||NETHERLANDS||The 30 year old has being playing for the Netherlands for last 14 years. She has represented the Netherlands in more than 230 matches. Winner of two Olympic Gold Medal Beijing 2008 and London 2012,two World cup titles and three Champions Trophies.She won this award second time in a row.|
|MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR||MANPREET SINGH||INDIA|
He became the first Indian hockey player to win this award. Since debut in 2011 he has made 260 appearances for India. Appointed as the captain of the national team in 2019. He was team member of Indian hockey team that represented India at London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics. In 2020 he will be skipper of the national team at Tokyo Olympics.
|WOMEN’S RISING STAR OF THE YEAR||LALREMSIAMI||INDIA|
She made her debut in 2017 against Belarus in a Test Series. Twice in her sprouting career she has top scorer in a Test series against Korea 2017 and Spain in 2019.
|MEN’S RISING STAR OF THE YEAR||VIVEK SAGAR PRASAD||INDIA|| |
He made his debut in 2018. became the second youngest player to represent India. Took silver medal at the Sultan Aslan shah Cup.
|WOMEN’S GOAL KEEPER OF THE YEAR||RACHAEL LYNCH||AUSTRALIA||She made her debut in 2006 for Australia. has more than 220 international matches under her belt making her most capped Australian She is one of the 23 players who to pass the 220 milestone.|
|MEN’S GOAL KEEPER OF THE YEAR||VINCENT VANASCH||BELGIUM||This Belgian made a history as becoming the first goal keeper to win three consecutive best goal keeper award.|
|WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR||ALYSON ANNAN||NETHERLANDS||This is third time the Head Coach of Netherlands won this award.|
|MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR||COLIN BATCH||AUSTRALIA||As a player Colin holds the world record of fastest hat trick in a Champions Trophy . He scored 3 goals in 8 minutes. Now the coach of same team Australia he tasted success at 2018’s CommonWealth Games at Gol Coat. The team won gold medal. Same year the team won the Champions Trophy and a bronze medal at hockey world cup.|