Arjun Halappa was born on 17th December 1980 in Somwarpet, Kodagu, Karnataka. He hails from India and is a field hockey striker. Arjun Halappa made his international debut in the Prime Minister's Gold Cup, in the year of 2001, March for the Men's National Team against Egypt.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Halappa delineated India where India finished in seventh place. This stalwart player is a product of Centre of Excellence, SAI Bangalore. He is playing for Indian Airlines, Karnataka. The position of half back is his position. In the domestic level the tournaments that were played by him are:
Junior Nationals -- Jun 1999 - Bangalore (Captain of Karnataka Team)
National Games -- Dec 2002 - Hyderabad (4th), 1 GOAL
Feb 2000 - Imphal
National Championship -- Dec 2000 - Jammu (1st), won the title of 'Most Promising Player', Mar 1999 - Hyderabad
Jawaharlal Nehru Tournament -- Nov 2002 - Delhi (2nd)
Bombay Gold Cup -- Apr 2003 - Mumbai (1st), Scored goal in tie-breaker final.
Muruguppa Gold Cup -- Jul 2002 - Chennai (2nd) won the title 'Midfielder of the Tournament', Aug 2001 - Chennai (1st) - IHF Juniors won the title 'Player of the Final'
Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament -- Nov/Dec 2003 - Delhi (1st) Scored goal in final, Nov/Dec 2002 - Delhi (2nd)
In the international circuit he has played 84 matches at the end of the year 2004 and scored 34 goals. Others are:
Olympics -- Aug 2004 - Athens (7th), 1 GOAL
World Cup -- Feb/Mar 2002 - Kuala Lumpur (10th)
Champions Trophy -- Dec 2004 - Lahore (4th), 3 GOALS; Aug/Sep 2002 - Cologne (4th)
Afro-Asian Games -- Oct 2003 - Hyderabad (1st), 3 GOALS, including one in final
Indo-Pak Hockey Series -- Sep/Oct 2004 (Lost 2-4), 5 GOALS
Champions Challenge -- Dec 2001 - Kuala Lumpur (1st)
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup -- Jan 2004 - Kuala Lumpur (LAST), 2 GOALS
Junior World Cup -- Oct 2001 - Hobart (1st) - 1 GOAL
Junior Asia Cup -- May 2000 - Kuala Lumpur (2nd), 7 GOALS; Junior Asia Cup All-Star Team
African Tour -- Oct 2002 - Cairo - Akbar el Yom Tournament (1st), CAPTAIN; Mar 2001 - Dhaka (1st), 4 GOALS; Feb 2000 - Cairo - Akbar el Yom Tournament (3rd)
Asian Tour -- May 2004 - Gifu (Japan) - 4-Nation Tournament (2nd), 2 GOALS; Jun 2001 - 4-Test Series With Malaysia (Won 1-0), 1 GOAL; Mar 2001 - Dhaka - Prime Minister's Gold Cup (1st), 3 GOALS
European Tour -- Aug 2004 - Leverkusen - 3-Test Series vs. Ireland (Won 2-1); Jul 2004 - Dusseldorf - 4-Nation Tournament (2nd); Jun/Jul 2004 - Amstelveen - 4-Nation Tournament (LAST); Mar 2004 - Madrid - Olympic Qualifier (4th), 2 GOALS; Aug 2002 - Amstelveen - Rabobank 4-Nation Tournament (LAST); Jul 2001 - Edinburgh - World Cup Qualifier (5th), 2 GOALS; Jul 2001 - Milton Keynes - 4-Nation Castrol Festival (1st); Aug 1999 - Poznan - 8-Nation Junior Challenge (2nd), 7 GOALS.
Australian Tour -- Apr 2004 - Sydney - 4-Nation Tournament (Last), 1 GOAL; Apr 2004 - Canberra - 4-Nation Tournament (2nd), 1 GOAL; Jun 2003 - Sydney - 3-Nation Tournament (1st); May/Jun 2003 - Perth - 3-Nation Tournament (2nd).
New Zealand Tour -- Jun 2001 - 4-Test Series (Lost 1-2)
Test Series at Home -- Dec 2004 - Delhi - 2-Test Series vs. France (Lost 0-1), 2 GOALS; Nov 2004 - Chandigarh - 2-Test Series vs. Spain (Tied 1-1), 1 GOAL; Feb 2004 - Hyderabad - 3-Test Series vs. Netherlands (Lost 0-2).
He has never played professionally for any Foreign Club. He is an officer of Indian airlines. In the Champions Challenge held at Kuala Lumpur in the4 year 2001, during his membership the team won the gold medal.