Jude Menezes was born on 5th August1971 in Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He made his international debut as the field hockey player in the year 1992 against South Korea. This former field hockey goalkeeper hails from India, Jude Menezes made his international debut in the year 1992 for the Men's National Team against South Korea. At the 2000 Summer Olympics held at Sydney, Australia, Menezes delineated his native country in the tournament. In the tournament India finished at the seventh place. He plays at the position of goal keeping. He has done Bachelor of Arts (History/Psychology) from St. Andrews College, Mumbai. His brother Peter Menezes is a hockey umpire. Surfing the Net, Music, Reading are the hobbies of Jude Menezes.
In the domestic front he plays for the Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. He played the tournaments in the national levels are: Senior Nationals -- Mar 1999 - Hyderabad, May 1997 - Bengaluru (4th); National Games -- Jun 1997 - Bengaluru (2nd); Muruguppa Gold Cup -- July 1998 - Chennai (2nd). At the international front he has played: 130 matches.
Olympics --- Sep 2000 - Sydney (7th)
World Cup --- Feb/Mar 2002 - Kuala Lumpur (10th); May 1998 - Utrecht (9th)
Champions Challenge --- Dec 2001 - Kuala Lumpur (1st)
Commonwealth Games --- Sep 1998 - Kuala Lumpur (4th)
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup --- Feb 2000 - Kuala Lumpur (3rd)
Prime Minister's Gold Cup --- Mar 2001 - Dhaka (1st); Saved Two Penalty Strokes in Tie-Breaker in Final
Australian Tour --- Apr 2000 - Sydney (3rd in 4-Nation), Apr 2000 - Perth (1st in 4-Nation), Apr 1998 - Last in 4-Nation Tourney.
European Tour --- Jul 2001 - World Cup Qualifier (5th), Jan 2000 - Barcelona (3rd in 4-Nation), Jan 2000 - Belgium (2-0-1), Jan 2000 - Canada (1-0-0), Aug 1997 - Hamburg (Last in 4-Nation).
New Zealand Tour --- Jun 2001 - Lost 1-2-1
South African Tour --- Aug 1999 - Johannesburg - Lost 0-3-2
Test Series --- Feb/Mar 2001 - vs. Germany - Lost 1-2
After the 2002 Men's Hockey World Cup held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, India's hockey goalkeeper Jude Menezes migrated to New Zealand. After five years of feverish international career, Jude Menezes declared his retirement climaxing with the World Cup at Kuala Lumpur. In this champions Challenge for the year 2001 held in Kuala Lumpur India won the Gold medal.
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