Prabodh Tirkey

Prabodh Tirkey

Personal information

Born
(1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 32)
Lulkidihi, Sundergarh
Odisha, India

Height
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]

Playing position
Halfback

Senior career

Years
Team
Apps
(Gls)

Orissa Steelers

Mumbai Marines

Kalinga Lancers

National team

India
161
(2)

Medal record

Men’s Field Hockey

Representing  India

Commonwealth Games

2010 Delhi
Team Competition

Asia Cup

2007 Chennai
Team Competition

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

2007 Malaysia
Team Competition

Champions Challenge

2007 Belgium
Team Competition

Asian Games

2010 Guangzhou
Team

Prabodh Tirkey (born 6 October 1984) is an Indian hockey midfielder. He is a former captain of the Indian hockey team.

Contents

1 Personal life
2 Career
3 Awards
4 References

Personal life[edit]
Prabodh is the younger brother of Indian Hockey player Ignace Tirkey,[2] who also has captained the Indian Senior Team. His idol is another Indian ex-captain and one of the best defenders in world hockey, Dilip Tirkey, with whom he shares the same home town of Sundergarh. He got married to Sweta Tirkey at Ranchi on 28 January 2011.
Career[edit]
In his early career he was the national captain of sub-junior, junior [3]& India-A team and finally became the India senior team captain. He was featured in Indian team to lead India in winning Asia cup 2007 in Chennai.[4]
Awards[edit]

S.No.
Awards
Year

1
Biju Patnaik State Sports Award
2009

2
Ekalavya Puraskar
2001

References[edit]

^ “CWG Melbourne: Player’s Profile”. 
^ “Ignace Tirkey’s Profile”. 
^ “Prabodh Tirkey skipper for Poland hockey meet”. The Tribune. 2003-08-13. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
^ “Prabodh Tirkey: Chak De!”.