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Dhyan Chand
(One of the Greatest Field Hockey Players in History)
Dhyan Chand
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Birthdate: August 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: December 3, 1979

Known as The Magician of field hockey, Dhyan Chand, one of the greatest hockey players from India, is remembered for his three Olympic gold medals and for his ability to control the ball. The Padma Bhushan awardee initially loved wrestling but deviated to hockey after joining the army.

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Sandeep Singh
(Indian Professional Field Hockey Player)
Sandeep Singh
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Birthdate: February 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shahabad, Haryana, India

Sandeep Singh is an Indian field hockey player who led the Indian team in the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup where his team defeated Malaysia in the finals. Singh also helped his team win a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He was honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2010. His life inspired the 2018 biographical film Soorma.

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Gemma Flynn
(New Zealand Field Hockey Player)
Gemma Flynn
5
Birthdate: May 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tauranga, New Zealand
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Sophie Devine
(New Zealand All-Rounder Cricketer)
Sophie Devine
5
Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Porirua, New Zealand
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Helen Richardson-Walsh
(English Hockey Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Helen Richardson-Walsh
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Birthdate: September 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Honor Carter
(New Zealand Field Hockey Player)
Honor Carter
7
Birthdate: July 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blenheim, New Zealand
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Jamie Dwyer
(Australian Field Hockey Player and Olympic Medalist)
Jamie Dwyer
6
Birthdate: March 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Naomi van As
(Dutch Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Forward / Midfield)
Naomi van As
4
Birthdate: July 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Sam Quek
(English Former Field Hockey Player)
Sam Quek
1
Birthdate: October 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Fatima Moreira de Melo
(Former Dutch Field Hockey Player)
Fatima Moreira de Melo
4
Birthdate: July 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Harmanpreet Singh
(Indian Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Defender)
Harmanpreet Singh
5
Birthdate: January 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ellen Hoog
(Former Dutch Field Hockey Player)
Ellen Hoog
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bloemendaal, Netherlands
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Ric Charlesworth
(Australian Sports Coach, Field Hockey Player and Former Politician)
Ric Charlesworth
4
Birthdate: February 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia

Apart from coaching the Australian women's hockey team, former Australian MP and professional cricket and field hockey player Ric Charlesworth has also served as a consultant for the New Zealand national cricket team and the Fremantle Football Club. Charlesworth has also penned books such as Shakespeare the Coach.

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Luciana Aymar
(Argentine Retired Field Hockey Player)
Luciana Aymar
5
Birthdate: August 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Alyson Annan
(Australian Field Hockey Coach, Retired Hockey Player, and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alyson Annan
4
Birthdate: June 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Balbir Singh Sr.
(Indian Hockey Player and Coach)
Balbir Singh Sr.
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Birthdate: December 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haripur Khalsa, Punjab, India
Died: May 25, 2020

Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. is remembered as one of the greatest center-forwards in the world. Born to a freedom fighter father, he was later inspired by India’s 1936 Olympic hockey win and took up the sport. He later made history by winning three Olympic hockey gold medals.

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Eva de Goede
(Dutch Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Eva de Goede
4
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zeist, Netherlands
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sohail Abbas
(One of the Greatest Field Hockey Players of All Time)
Sohail Abbas
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Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Sohail Abbas is a Pakistani former field hockey player. With 348 international goals under his belt, Abbas is the highest goal-scorer in the history of field hockey and is counted among the greatest players of all time. Nicknamed King of the drag flick, Sohail Abbas was renowned for his lethal drag-flicks, speed, and accuracy.

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Dhanraj Pillay
(Indian Field Hockey Player and Former Captain of the Indian National Team)
Dhanraj Pillay
7
Birthdate: July 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Khadki, Pune, Maharastra, India

Legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillay, who revolutionized Indian sports with his talent, appeared in four Olympics and four World Cups. He also led India to gold medals in the Asia Cup, the Asian Games, and the Champions Challenge. The Padma Shri awardee is now an Aam Aadmi Party member.

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Maddie Hinch
(English Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Maddie Hinch
5
Birthdate: October 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Chiltington, West Sussex, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Alex Danson
(Retired English International Hockey Player Who Played as a Forward)
Alex Danson
4
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Gagan Ajit Singh
(Indian Former Field Hockey Player Who Played as a Forward)
Gagan Ajit Singh
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Firozpur, Punjab, India
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Alastair Denniston
(Scottish Field Hockey Player)
Alastair Denniston
4
Birthdate: December 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: January 1, 1961

Alastair Denniston was a Scottish code breaker and hockey player. He was deputy head of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) from 1919 to 1942. As a member of the Scottish Olympic hockey team in 1908, he won a bronze medal. He worked as a code breaker during the war years. He taught French and Latin following his retirement. 

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Nova Peris
(Former Australian Women's Field Hockey Athlete and Senator of Australia (2013 - 2016))
Nova Peris
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Birthdate: February 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia

Nova Peris is an Australian athlete and former politician. In 1996, she became the first Aboriginal Australian to earn a gold medal at the Olympics; she was part of the women's hockey team that won the gold medal. She switched sports to sprinting and participated in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, winning gold medals in the 200m and 4x100m relay events. 

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Marilyn Agliotti
(Dutch Field Hockey Player)
Marilyn Agliotti
3
Birthdate: June 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boksburg, South Africa

Marilyn Agliotti has represented both South Africa and the Netherlands in field hockey. The two-time Olympic gold medal-winning athlete is a lesbian and is married to another woman. An avid animal lover, she supports the Animal Foundation Platform, which works for the development of stray animals.

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Moritz Furste
(German Field Hockey Player)
Moritz Furste
3
Birthdate: October 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamburg, West Germany
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Georgie Parker
(Former Australian Field Hockey Player)
Georgie Parker
4
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berri, Australia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Gonzalo Peillat
(Argentine-German Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Defender)
Gonzalo Peillat
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Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Noel Barrionuevo
(Argentine Field Hockey Player)
Noel Barrionuevo
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Maartje Paumen
(Former Dutch Field Hockey Player)
Maartje Paumen
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Geleen, Netherlands
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Rupinder Pal Singh
(Indian Professional Field Hockey Player)
Rupinder Pal Singh
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Birthdate: November 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Faridkot, Punjab, India

Known as one of the world’s best drag flickers, hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh is best known for being part of the bronze-winning Indian squad at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He is also known for his towering 6’4” frame. He retired from international hockey in 2021.

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Ashley Jackson
(English Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Defender or Midfielder)
Ashley Jackson
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chatham, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sophie Bray
(English International Field Hockey Player Who Played as a Forward)
Sophie Bray
4
Birthdate: May 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Florian Fuchs
(German Former Field Hockey Player Who Played as a Forward)
Florian Fuchs
3
Birthdate: November 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Janet Smith
(Politician)
Janet Smith
4
Birthdate: 1915 AD
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Died: December 3, 1994

Educator Janet Smith is best remembered as the wife of former Rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith. Born to Scottish parents in Cape Town, Janet was a talented hockey player and later married a rugby player. Her first husband died in an accident during a rugby practice match.

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Fiona Johnson
(Australian Field Hockey Player)
Fiona Johnson
4
Birthdate: April 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
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Sardara Singh
(Indian Former Professional Field Hockey Player and Captain of the Indian National Team)
Sardara Singh
8
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santnagar, Sirsa, Haryana, India

Sardara Singh is an Indian retired field hockey player who captained the men's national team from 2008 to 2016. In 2014, he helped his team win the gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon. He also won the gold medal at the 2017 Asia Cup in Dhaka. In 2015, Sardara Singh was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri Award.

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Susannah Townsend
(English Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Susannah Townsend
4
Birthdate: July 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Kim Lammers
(Dutch Field Hockey Player Who Plays as an Attacker)
Kim Lammers
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Hollie Webb
(English Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Defender)
Hollie Webb
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belper, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Lidewij Welten
(Dutch Field Hockey Player)
Lidewij Welten
3
Birthdate: July 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel
(Dutch Field Hockey Player)
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel
4
Birthdate: April 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ernest Bohr
(Lawyer)
Ernest Bohr
4
Birthdate: March 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Died: February 26, 2018
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V. R. Raghunath
(Former Indian Professional Field Hockey Player)
V. R. Raghunath
1
Birthdate: November 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hathur, Kodagu, Karnataka, India

One of the best drag flickers in Indian hockey, V. R. Raghunath first gained fame with his debut appearance as part of the 2003 Sub-Junior Asia Cup-winning Indian squad. The Arjuna Award-winning player later won several medals, including a Commonwealth silver and an Asia Cup gold.

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Laura Unsworth
(English Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Midfielder or Defender)
Laura Unsworth
4
Birthdate: March 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Vandana Katariya
(Indian Field Hockey Player)
Vandana Katariya
7
Birthdate: April 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Roshnabad, Uttarakhand, India

Vandana Katariya is an Indian hockey player who achieved national recognition in 2013 when she became India's top goal-scorer in the Women's Hockey Junior World Cup, helping her team win a bronze medal. As a member of the senior team, Vandana Katariya helped the team win the bronze and silver medals at the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games respectively.

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Lily Owsley
(English Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Midfielder or Forward)
Lily Owsley
4
Birthdate: December 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Barry Middleton
(One of the Greatest British Field Hockey Players in History, Who Played as a Midfielder and Forward)
Barry Middleton
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Doncaster, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Carla Rebecchi
(Argentine Field Hockey Player)
Carla Rebecchi
4
Birthdate: September 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Shakeel Abbasi
(Former International Field Hockey Player)
Shakeel Abbasi
2
Birthdate: January 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quetta, Pakistan
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)