India defender Harmanpreet Singh was named the FIH Player of the Year in the men’s category for the second successive time. The 26-year-old became just the fourth player to win the Player of the Year award (men’s category) in consecutive years, joining an elite list that includes Teun De Nooijer (Netherlands), Jamie Dwyer (Australia) and Arthur van Doren (Belgium).
“Harmanpreet Singh is a bonafide modern-day hockey superstar. He is a terrific defender with a knack for being at the right place at the right time to breakdown the opponent’s offense,” FIH said in a statement. “He has great dribbling skills to carry the ball up the field. And he scores goals, goals and more goals! To add to that impressive resume, he has now been voted the FIH Player of the Year, for the second year running.”
Harmanpreet's total points tally stood at 29.4 points, followed by Thierry Brinkmann with 23. 6 points and Tom Boon with 23.4 points.