1. Dhyan Chand
For a man who scored goals like runs in cricket field is no less than a God of Hockey. Chand is unarguably the greatest field hockey player of all time. He is known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era where India was the most dominant team in Hockey. His influence extended beyond these victories, as India’s won the men’s field hockey gold medal in seven out of eight Olympics from 1928 to 1964.
Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in 1948, having scored more than 400 goals (highest goal scorer in history of hockey) during his international career. The Government of India awarded him the second highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956. His birthday, 29’th August, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India every year. Top hockey players