20 February 1965
Former Hockey Player & Arjuna Awarded
Jagbir Singh the former Indian hockey Centre Forward represented India in two Olympics (1988 & 1992), 1990 World Cup and was
a leading light of the Indian team in all the major tournaments, for a decade, from 1985-95, including two Asian Games(1986 &
1990), the 1989 Asia Cup & Champions trophy.Described as a ‘Striking-circle assassin’ during his playing days, the fleet-footed sardar
also had the honour of representing the All-Star Asia XI which won the ‘5 Continent World Classic Cup’ in Kuala Lumpur in 1990 and
played for World XI (Friendly match) in 1993 in .The only Indian player so far, to play in Germany for HTC Stuttgart Kickers in the
German Hockey Bundesliga 'Premier League from 1992-97.
'Coaching Experience and expertise:' He was the coach of the Indian men’s team in the 2004 Olympic in Athens, Test series against
Pakistan/Spain/France and the Champions Trophy held the same year in Lahore. He has attended various FIH coaching seminars and
‘Advanced coaching’ courses of FIH. FIH appointed him as the Coaching Course Conductor for the Olympic Solidarity Coaching
Programme held at Nepal in 2008.
Media Columnist & Commentator: He has been a popular commentator on TV and a much-sought after columnist and opinion-maker
on hockey in several prestigious national and regional newspapers and magazines in India.He has been part of the commentary and
expert analysis team in almost all the major competitions like the Olympics, World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asia
Cup, and other international and domestic tournaments on ESPN, Ten Sports, Doordarshan, NDTV, Times Now, CNN IBN etc.