Inder (R) & Harmik (L) of India and Mahmood of Pakistan at Lords, London in 1967

Inder Singh

 
 

Inder Singh

 

 Date and place of Birth February 1944 in Faridkot, Punjab
 School Balbir High School, Faridkot
 Club Railways
 Playing position Inside left
 Olympic Games Mexico City 1968

 
 
 
 

Olympic Games

 Games

 Date

 Phase

 Match

 Goals

 Mexico 1968 13.10.1968 Group A India  1 - New Zealand 2

 0

 Mexico 1968 14.10.1968 Group A India  2 - West Germany 1

 0

 Mexico 1968 15.10.1968 Group A India  8 - Mexico 0

 1

 Mexico 1968 17.10.1968 Group A India  1 - Spain 0

 0

 Mexico 1968 18.10.1968 Group A India  2 - Belgium 1

 0

 Mexico 1968 21.10.1968 Group A India  1 - East Germany 0

 0

 Mexico 1968 24.10.1968 Semi-Final India  1 - Australia 2

 0

 Mexico 1968 26.10.1968 Class 3 - 4 India  2 - West Germany 1

 0


 
 
 
 

Inder Singh, nicknamed "Gogi" was born in Fairdkot and educated at Balbir High School, Fairdkot.

He played for Northern Railway Team in 1963, and regularly played for the Railways in the Nationals.

He was a member of the Indian team that toured Europe and Japan in 1966 and played in the Bangkok Asian Games in 1966 where India won the Gold.

He has also played in the Madrid Hockey Festival in 1967 and the 1967 London Pre-Olympic Tournament.

He settled in Italy following the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games. He played for the MDA Club in Rome and started coaching the Italian junior team. He played for a season in Hamburg in 1970.

Three years later Inder shifted to a small town Bra, near Torino and joined Hockey Lorenzonic Bra, one of the premier first division clubs in Italy.

The club was started by Agasto Lorenzini, manager of the Italian athletic squad at Rome 1960 Olympic Games. Lorenzini was mesmerised by the Indian hockey team's performance in 1960, and started the club to promote hockey in Italy.

He settled down as a player-Coach in Bra, and later, got into garments exports and married Gianna Fissore, an Italian girl who played for the women's squad in Bra. He later became the President of the Club.

His daughter, Jasbeer,  is an Italian international hockey player with over 50 caps (January 2017).

Inder passed away in Italy on 19th August 2001 aged 56 years.