SV Sunil is AHF Asian Player of the year 2016

Q.  Who has been named Asian Player of the Year 2016 by AHF?
- Published on 03 Apr 17

a. SV Sunil
b. Harmanpreet Singh
c. Both of the above
d. Neither of the above

Indian forward S.V Sunil and drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh were named as the Asian Player of the Year 2016 and Asian Promising Player of the Year respectively by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) here on March 30, 2017.

Sunil played a vital role in India's successful outing at the FIH Champions Trophy in London where the team earned a historic silver medal.

Considered to be one of the fastest men on the pitch in the world, Sunil has also served as the team's vice-captain and is entrusted with the duty of leading by example.

The nominations for these awards were made by coaches across the national teams in Asia and the criteria of nomination was based on the performance for the year 2016.

Harmanpreet had a stupendous 2016 with India winning the Junior World Cup where he led the team's defence and was instrumental in converting penalty corners.

He was also part of the Indian men's team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the FIH Champions Trophy in London.

AHF: Know More
  • Motto: Ever onwards
  • Type: Sports federation
  • Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Membership: 31 member associations
  • President: Malaysia ( Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah)
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