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FULL NAME: Prabodh Tirkey
BORN: October 6, 1984
PERMANENT ADDRESS: Lulkidihi village, Balishankara block, Sundargarh district, Odisha state.
PRESENTHOME ADDRESS:
Qrs No VR-86, Unit-VI, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
FAMILY: Walter Tirkey (Father), Ignace Tirkey (Brother), Ansuta Tirkey (Sister), Sweta (Wife).
LANGUAGES KNOWN: Oraon (Kurukh) - mother tongue, Odia, Hindi and English.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
: Birsa Munda High School, Panposh, Rourkela
TYPE OF PLAYER
: Midfielder
RECEIVED COACHING FROM: Tej Kumar Xess
OCCUPATION
: Working in Air India at Bhubaneswar
FORMATIVE YEARS
: Spent four years at the Panposh Sports Hostel in Rourkela from 1995 to 1998.
HOBBIES: Singing and dancing


AWARDS
:
*     Received the Biju Patnaik State Sports Award and cheque of Rs 1 lakh as the Sportsperson of the Year 2009 at Bhubaneswar on March 5, 2011.
*     State Government announced a cash incentive of Rs 5 lakhs for helping India win the silver medal in the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.
*     State Government announced a cash incentive of Rs 3 lakhs for helping India win Asiad bronze medal in November, 2010.
*     Received Ekalabya Award (Main Award) in 2002 and citation in 2001.

INTERNATIONAL DEBUT: Sub-Junior Asia Cup and Junior Asia Cup, both in 2000.
INTERNATIONAL CAPS
: Around 135 (As on 14th October 2010)
LAST INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCE: 16th Asian Games bronze medal match against South Korea at Guangzhou, China in November, 2010.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
:

NATIONAL:
*     Led Jharkhand men hockey team to the final of the 34th National Games in Ranchi on 24 Feb, 2011.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Helped India win bronze medal in the 16th Asian Games at Guangzhou, China in November, 2010.
*     Helped India win the silver medal in the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi on October 14, 2010.
*     Helped India regain the trophy in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament in 2009.
*     Wore Bangalore Lions label in the first two PHL (2005, 2006), before becoming part of Orissa Steelers team in the next two (2007, 2008).
*     Led India in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament at Kuala Lumpur in May 2007.
*     Under his leadership, India won the Asia Cup gold medal in Chennai, 2007.
*     Represented India in the World Cup at Monchengladbach in 2006.

*     Missed 2004 Athens Olympics due to back injury but returned to the team for a Test series against Pakistan in 2004.
*     Made his senior debut in 2002, under the captainship of Rajinder Singh in the HA Challenge Cup (Perth).
*     Led India to title triumph in the Junior World Cup at Hobart, Australia in 2002.
*     Led Indian team to title triumph in the Poznan Junior Challenge in Poland in 2001.
*     At the age of 16, he led the country to sub-junior Asia Cup gold in 2000.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     Had the credit of leading India Sub-junior, India Junior, India-A and India Senior teams.
*     Performed as co-captain of Kalinga Lancers in the Hero Hockey India League in 2014.
*     Attained fatherhood with his wife Sweta giving birth to a twin (both girls) on auspicious occasion of new year`s day (2014) at Hill View Hospital in Ranchi.
*     Married to fiancée Sweta at Ranchi on January 28, 2011.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 11 June, 2009
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: 25 September, 2019


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