Hockey India League 2016 Auction Results

The auction for Hockey India League 2016 saw a whopping US$4 million spent on 271 Indian and foreign players. See the full squad line-up for the six teams.

The 4th edition of Hockey India League held the player auction at Hotel Lalit in New Delhi on September 17, 2015.

“It was tough to choose amongst the Indian players as compared to the foreign players.”

The 4th edition of Hockey India League held the player auction at Hotel Lalit in New Delhi on September 17, 2015.

A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.

The 2016 auction saw more than US$4 million (£2.6m) being splashed on some of the top players in the world.

The highest bid went to Olympic gold medal winner and IHF World Player of the Year, Moritz Fürste of Germany for US$105,000 (£67,608), who will join Kalinga Lancers.

The highest bid went to Olympic gold medal winner and IHF World Player of the Year, Moritz FürsteThe second and third highest bids also went to German players, Florian Fuchs and Tobias Hauke, sold for US$96,000 (£61,813).

On the domestic front, 21-year-old Akashdeep Singh was the most expensive buy at US$84,000 (£54,087). The forwarder will join Uttar Pradesh Wizards.

Delhi Waveriders, co-owned by Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham, also entered the top 10 highest buy at the auction, with Mandeep Singh at US$70,000 (£45,072).

21-year-old Akashdeep Singh was the most expensive buyDefending champion, Ranchi Rays, spent the least money at the player auction.

Head coach, Harendra Singh, was pleased with the final squad:

“Strikers are more in demand as compared to mid-fielder or any other player.

“We are lucky to have Vikramjit Singh as he is one of the upcoming players and for Hockey India League he will prove to be a surprise package.

“It was tough to choose amongst the Indian players as compared to the foreign players.”

A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.Here is the full line-up for each of the six teams in Hockey India League 2016:

DABANG MUMBAI

Goalkeepers
Krishan B Pathak
David Harte (Ireland)
Xavier Trenchs (Spain)

Defenders
Harmanpreet Singh
Gurmail Singh
Jeremy Hayward (Australia)
Shea McAleese (New Zealand)

Midfielders
SH Nilakanta Sharma
Danish Mujtaba
Vikas Sharma
Tyron Pereira
Manpreet

Defenders/midfielders
Matthew Swann (Australia)

Midfielders/forwards
Kieran Govers (Australia)

Forwards
Roshan Minz
Affan Yousuf
CA Nikkin Thimmaiah
Gurjant Singh
Florian Fuchs (Germany)
Johan Björkman (Sweden)

DELHI WAVERIDERS

Goalkeepers
Harjot Singh
Devon Manchester (New Zealand)

Defenders
Surender Kumar
Rupinder Pal Singh
Vickram Kanth
Amit Gowda
Iain Lewers (Great Britain)
Justin Reid-Ross (South Africa)

Midfielders
Santa Singh
Harjeet Singh
Steve Edwards (New Zealand)

Defenders/midfielders
Tristan White (Australia)
Austin Smith (South Africa)

Midfielders/forwards
Benjamin Stanzl (Austria)

Forwards
Talwinder Singh
Yuvraj Walmiki
Parvinder Singh
Mandeep Singh
Prabhdeep Singh
Simon Child (New Zealand)

A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.

KALINGA LANCERS

Goalkeepers
Abhinav Kumar Pandey
Andrew Charter (Australia)

Defenders
Gurjinder Singh
Anand Lakra
Amit Rohidas
Dipsan Tirkey
Pardeep Mor

Midfielders
Dharamvir Singh
S.K Uthappa
Moritz Fürste (Germany)

Defenders/midfielders
Aran Zalewski (Australia)
Matthew Willis (Great Britain)
Matthew Dawson (Canada)

Midfielders/forwards
Adam Dixon (Great Britain)
Quirijn Caspers (Netherlands)

Forwards
Devindar Walmiki
Lalit Upadhyay
Stanli Victor Minz
Malak Singh
Glenn Turner (Australia)

PUNJAB WARRIORS

Goalkeepers
Jugraj Singh
Nicolas Jacobi (Germany)

Defenders
Varun Kumar
Harbir Singh Sandhu
Chris Ciriello (Australia)
Mark Knowles (Australia)

Midfielders
Sardar Singh
Baljeet Singh Bopara
Aiyappa Mukkatira Biddappa
Simon Orchard (Australia)
Mark Gleghorne (Great Britain)

Defenders/midfielders
Nick Haig (New Zealand)

Midfielders/forwards
Matt Gohdes (Australia)

Forwards
SV Sunil
Satbir Singh
Jasjit Singh Khular
Armaan Qureshi
Gurwinder Singh Chandi
Nithin Thimmaiah
Jacob Whetton (Australia)

A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.

RANCHI RAYS

Goalkeepers
Akash Chikte
Tyler Lovell (Australia)
Trent Mitton (Australia)

Defenders
Birendra Lakra
Kothajit Singh
Sandeep Singh
Fergus Kavanagh (Ireland)

Midfielders
Manpreet Singh
Vikramjit Singh
Imran Khan
Simranjeet Singh
Sumit
Ashley Jackson (Great Britain)

Defenders/midfielders
Timothy Deavin (Australia)

Midfielders/forwards
Barry Middleton (Great Britain)
Flynn Ogilvie (Australia)
Daniel Beale (Australia)

Forwards
Sumit Kumar
Sarvanjit Singh
Mohd Amir Khan

UTTAR PRADESH WIZARDS

Goalkeepers
PR Sreejesh
Suraj Karkera

Defenders
VR Raghunath
Gurinder Singh
Sunil Yadav
Wouter Jolie (Netherlands)
Gonzalo Peillat (Argentina)

Midfielders
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam
Vikas Vishnu Pillay
Edward Ockenden (Australia)

Defenders/midfielders
Tobias Hauke (Germany)
Nicholas Spooner (Germany)

Midfielders/forwards
Agustin Mazzilli (Argentina)

Forwards
Ramandeep Singh
Akashdeep Singh
P R Aiyapa
Jaskaran Singh
M Gunasekar
Jamie Dwyer (Austrlia)
Kenny Bain (Scottish)

A total of 271 hockey players, 135 from India and 136 from abroad, were up for grabs by the league’s six teams.The 4th Hockey India League is expected to begin around late January 2016, following previous years’ tradition.

The tournament will kick off in Bhubaneswar and close its curtains with a final match in Ranchi.

Scarlett is an avid writer and pianist. Originally from Hong Kong, egg tart is her cure for homesickness. She loves music and film, enjoys travelling and watching sports. Her motto is “Take a leap, chase your dream, eat more cream.”

Images courtesy of Hockey India League Facebook



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