EARLY LIFE :
Harmanpreet Singh was born on 6th January 1996 in a farmers’ family in Jandiala Guru township of Amritsar. Harmanpreet would be on his father’s tractor whenever he was off from school, and during his holidays, he would help his family in farming.
Harmanpreet Singh received his maiden call-up for the senior team in April 2015 when he was selected for the 3-match bilateral series against Japan.
But he was dropped from the team for the next tournament, the 2014–15 Men’s FIH Hockey World League Semifinals.
Singh returned to the team for the 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. He scored his 1st ever goal for the national team against the Japanese team, which helped his team win the match 2–1. He then scored one goal in the match against Canada, which was won by his team 3–1. He scored only 2 goals in the tournament. His team had a crushing defeat to Australia in the final, 4–0.
Harmanpreet was retained in the 2016 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy squad.In the 1st match against Germany, he scored a goal in the 32nd minute, but the match ended in a 3–3 draw and the next match against Great Britain he scored a goal in the 34th minute, which helped his team win the match 2–1. The final against Australia ended in a 0–0 draw. In the penalty shootout, only Harmanpreet managed to score. His team lost the final 3–1 on penalties. Singh scored 2 goals in the tournament and won the Young Player of the Tournament award.
He was named to the Indian squad for the 2016 Olympics. Harmanpreet gave a disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics 2016. He failed to score a single goal. His coach claimed that he had unperformed and had not done justice to his outstanding talent and prowess as a player. His team lost to Belgium in the Quarter-finals 1-3 after barely qualifying for the knockout stage. Out of 6 games, India managed to win only 2 but lost out on 3, which was a disappointing conclusion to their Olympics campaign. After a disastrous Olympics campaign, he was dropped from the team for the 2016 Men’s Asian Champions Trophy and the 4 Nations Invitational Tournament.
In the 2021–22 Men’s FIH Pro League match against England, Harmanpreet scored his 100th goal. He went on to score a hat-trick in the match, which helped his team win the match 4–3. He then scored 2 goals in the match against Germany, which helped his team win 3–0.
PERSONAL LIFE :
Harmanpreet Singh keeps his personal and love life private.