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FIH Stars Awards 2020-21 Announced

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced the 2020-21 edition of the FIH Stars Awards.

This year’s awards cover the period from January 2020 through to the conclusion of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Voting:

The voting process started on 23 August and concluded on 15 September 2021.

Votes from National Associations – represented by their respective national captains and coaches – counted for 50% of the overall result, while fans and players (25%) as well as media (25%) made the other half of the votes.

2020-21 FIH Stars Awards Winners:

Player of the Year:

Best Player, Women: Gurjit Kaur (IND)

Best Player, Men: Harmanpreet Singh (IND)

Goalkeeper of the Year:

Best Goalkeeper, Women: Savita Punia (IND)

Best Goalkeeper, Men: PR Sreejesh (IND)

Rising Star of the Year:

Best Rising Star, Women: Sharmila Devi (IND)

Best Rising Star, Men: Vivek Prasad (IND)

Coach of the Year:

Sjoerd Marijne (NED – Coach of India’s women’s team)

Graham Reid (AUS – Coach of India’s men’s team)

Source: FIH

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