Early Life of Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh was born on 25th January in the year 1995 in Jalandhara, Punjab. Mandeep Singh is an Indian professional field hockey player who currently plays as a forward for Ranchi Rhinos in the Hockey India League (HIL), a hockey tournament which is influenced from Indian Premier League to bring out the Indian hockey aspirants in the global arena. He also played well in the India national field hockey team.
Career of Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh played field hockey in Indian team as a youth player for Surjit Hockey Academy which is based in his hometown of Jalandhar, Punjab. On 16th December 2012, Mandeep Singh was brought in the first ever Hockey India League auction by the franchise Ranchi Rhinos, a team in Hockey Indian League. He made his debut for the Rhinos on 16th January 2013 against Punjab Warriors at the Surjit Hockey Stadium as the first ever Hockey India League match in their history and he scored the second goal for the team by 50 minutes into the game as the Rhino's ran out 2-1 winners. Mandeep Singh then scored his second goal of the season in the next match against Mumbai Magicians on 18th January 2013 at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand when he scored 22 minutes into the game as Ranchi won the match 3-1.
Mandeep Singh then scored his third goal of the season on 23rd January 2013 against Delhi Waveriders at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium when he scored 60 minutes into the match; however his goal was not enough as Ranchi lost the match 4-5.
Mandeep Singh then scored his first double of his career on 26th January 2013 against Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Dhyan Chand AstroTurf Stadium when he scored 58 minutes into the match as well as 67 minutes into the match as he led Ranchi to a 3-1 victory.
Mandeep Singh then won his first man of the match award on 28th January 2013 after he scored the winning goal for Ranchi Rhinos against the Mumbai Magicians at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium when he managed to find the net 49 minutes into the match to give Ranchi a 2-1 victory.
Mandeep Singh then began the month of February with a goal on 2 February 2013 against Punjab Warriors at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium when he found the net 34 minutes into the game as Ranchi drew the match 1-1. Mandeep Singh then scored his final goal of the regular season on 4th February 2013 against the Punjab Warriors at the Surjit Hockey Stadium when he scored 62 minutes into the game as Ranchi Rhinos won 3-2.
Mandeep Singh then played his first match for Ranchi Rhinos in the Hockey India League play-offs on 9 February 2013 against the Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in the semi-finals in which he helped Ranchi Rhinos reach the final of the Hockey India League. There he scored with two goals in 5 minutes into the game and 66 minutes into the game. In that game, Ranchi won the match 4-2. Then in the final match, Mandeep Singh managed to help Ranchi Rhinos win the league title over the Delhi Waveriders on 10th February 2013 at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium.
After the season ended Mandeep Singh won the Hockey India League's Ponty Chadha Trophy for the "Upcoming Player of the Tournament Award" after scoring ten goals in thirteen matches and being the second top scorer throughout the tournament.
Mandeep Singh in Indian National Hockey Team
After an amazing show during the 2013 Hockey India League season, Mandeep Singh made his debut for the India national field hockey team on 18th February 2013 during the second round of the 2012-14 Hockey World League against Fiji in which India routed the opposition to come out as 16-0 winners. Mandeep Singh then scored his first ever international goal on 20 February 2013 against Oman in which he scored 42 minutes into the game as India ran out 9-1 winners.