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FULL NAME: Dilip Tirkey
GENDER: Male
BORN:
November 25, 1977 at Saunamara, Sundargarh, Orissa.
MARITAL STATUS:
Married Meera Tirkey on February 6, 2006.
FAMILY:
Father Vincent Tirkey, mother Regina Tirkey, wife Meera, elder brother Francis, younger brothers Anup and Ajit (twins, both play for Railways). sister Jyoti and one son Jayesh.
PRESENT ADDRESS:
C-1, Unit-VIII, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Phones: 0674-2565600 (R), 2530380 (O), 3230637.
PERMANENT ADDRESS:
At/PO- Saunamara, Balisankara, Sundargarh, Odisha, India.
E-MAIL:
meera.tirkey@yahoo.co.in
PROFESSION: Joined politics after taking VRS as Deputy manager, Air India, Bhubaneswar (Joined in Feb 1996).
TYPE OF PLAYER:
Right fullback.
EARLY DAYS:
SAI-adopted Bhabani Shankar Higher Scondary School, Sundargarh (1989 to 1992(: SAI Hostel, Kolkata (1992-94): Railway Coach Factory, Kapurthala (1994-95).
INTERNATIONAL CAPS:
412 (By the end of international caree in 2010).
Total goals scored:
Not known. Some say it is around 100, while some put it as 75.

AWARDS/ HONOURS:
*    Received Ekalavya Award in 1996.
*    Included in the Junior World XI in 1997.
*    Received the Hockey Year Book Award in 1998.
*    Received the Arjuna Award in 2002.
*    Included in the Asian XI in 2002.
*    Received the Biju Patnaik Sportsperson of the Year Award in 2004.
*    Received Padma Shree Award (First-ever tribal to get this honour) in 2004.
*    Selected for World All-Star team in 2006.
*    Selected for World All-Star team in 2007.
*    Received the 2nd Ricoh Hockey Star of the Year in Bhubaneswar on July 6, 2010.
*    Received the honorary Doctorate from Sambalpur University on July 15, 2010.


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:


NATIONAL:

*    Debut in Senior National championship at Bikaner, Rajasthan (Played for Orissa) in 1993.
*    Represented Railway in the Senior National championship at Mumbai in 1994.
*    Participated in the 3rd National Games at Mumbai and Pune (Represented Orissa) in 1994.
*    Represented Indian Airlines in Senior National championship at Bangalore in 1997.
*    Federation Cup at Hyderabad in 1997 (Indian Airlines, 3rd place).
*    Muruguppa Gold Cup, Chennai in 1998. (Indian Airlines, Champions).
*    1999: Senior National championship at Hyderabad (Indian Airlines, Champions).
*    2000: Senior National championship at Jammu (Indian Airlines, Champions. Captain, Adjudged Player of the Championship).
*    2002: Muruguppa Gold Cup, Chennai (Indian Airlines, Champions).
*    2002: National Games (Hyderabad, represented Andhra Pradesh).
*    2002: Jawaharlal Nehru Tournament, Delhi (Captained Indian Airlines, 2nd position).
*    2003: Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament, Delhi (Led Indian Airlines, 2nd position).
*    2002: Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament, Delhi (2nd position).
*    2004: Inaugural Premier Hockey League (Led Hyderabad Sultans, Champions, Player of the Tournament).
*    2007: Premier Hockey League (Led Orissa Steelers to title. Adjudged the Best player).


INTERNATIONAL:
*    1994: Seven-match series against Australia under-21 at Perth (India won the series).
*    1995: International debut against England in Indira Gandhi Gold Cup (Silver medal.
*    1995: Europe Tour (Played two Test matches against Holland and Spain.
*    1995: Four-Nation tournament at Hamburg, Germany.
*    1995: Four-Nation tournament at Atlanta, USA.
*    1995: 7th SAF Games at Chennai (Champions).
*    1995: Pre-Africa Games (U-21) at Harare (Champions).
*    1995: Four-Nation under-21 tournament at Brussels, Belgium (Runners-up).
*    1995: Test series against Malaysia in Malaysia (Winners).
*    1996: Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Barcelona, Spain (Champions).
*    1996: Test series against England in England.
*    1996: Panasonic Cup 4-Nation Tournament at Hamburg, Germany (Third place).
*    1996: Invitation Cup Tournament at Chennai (Champions).
*    1996: Double-leg 4-Nation Tournament in Australia.
*    1996: Six-Nation Tournament at Atlanta, USA.
*    1996: Olympic Games at Atlanta, USA (8th place).
*    1996: Chief Minister Cup Tournament at Chennai (Champions).
*    1996: Champions Trophy Tournament at Chennai (4th place).
*    1996: Test Series against Australia in Australia.
*    1997: Test Series against Poland at Chennai (Winners).
*    1997: Panasonic Master Cup at Hamburg, Germany.
*    1997: Under-21 Test Series against Germany (Winners).
*    1997: Under-21 Challengers Cup Tournament at Poznan, Poland (Winners).
*    1997: Junior World Cup at Milton Keynes, England (Runners-up).
*    1998: Test Series against Germany in India.
*    1998: Test Series against Pakistan in Pakistan Best player.
*    1998: Test Series against Pakistan in India (Lost 3-4 overall), Man of the tournament.
*    1998: Colorado Cup 4-Nation Tournament in Australia (Runners-up).
*    1998: Ninth World Cup at Utrecht, Holland (9th place).
*    1998: Pre-Asian Games at Bangkok, Thailand (Champions).
*    1998: Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (4th place).
*    1998: Asian Games at Bangkok (Gold medal).
*    1999: Test Series against Pakistan in India.
*    1999: Test Series against Pakistan in Pakistan (Lost 3-6 overall).
*    1999: Four-Nation Tournament at Barcelona, Spain.
*    1999: Double-leg 4-Nation Tournament in Australia.
*    1999: Asia Cup at Kuala Lumpur (Bronze medal).
*    1999: Test Series against Malaysia in Malaysia.
*    1999: Test Series against Belgium in Belgium.
*    1999: Test Series against Germany in Germany.
*    2000: Four-Nation Tournament at Barcelona, Spain (Third place).
*    2000: One Test match against Canada at Barcelona (Won 1-0).
*    2000: Three-Test Series against Belgium (Won 2-0).
*    2000: 10th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament at Kuala Lumpur (Bronze medal).
*    2000: Four-Nation Tournament at Sydney, Australia (Third).
*    2000: Four-Nation Tournament at Perth, Australia (Winners).
*    2000: Olympic Games at Sydney (7th place).
*    2001: Three-match Test Series against Germany (Lost 1-2).
*    2001: Nine-Nation Prime Minister’:s Gold Cup at Dhaka, Bangladesh (Champions).
*    2001: Test Series against Malaysia.
*    2001: Four-match Test Series against New Zealand in New Zealand (Lost 1-2).
*    2001: Four-Nation Castrol Tournament at Milton Keynes, England  (Champions).
*    2001: World Cup Qualifier at Edinburgh, Scotland (5th place).
*    2001: 11th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament at Kuala Lumpur (5th place).
*    2001: World Cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (10th place).
*    2002: Four-Nation Tournament at Adelaide, Australia (Runners-up), Captain.
*    2002: Four-Nation Tournament at Melbourne, Australia (Runners-up), Captain.
*    2002: Rabobank 4-Nation Tournament at Amstelveen, Holland (Last), Captain.
*    2002: Champions Trophy at Cologne, Germany (4th place), Captain.
*    2002: Asian Games at Busan, South Korea (Silver medal), Captain.
*    2003: Four-Nation Tournament at Perth, Australia (Runners-up).
*    2003: Four-Nation Tournament at Sydney, Australia (Winners).
*    2003:Test match against Germany in Germany.
*    2003: Four-Nation Panasonic Cup Tournament at Hamburg, Germany (Champions).
*    2003: Champions Trophy Tournament at Amsterdam, Holland (4th place).
*    2003: Asia Cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Champions).
*    2003: Afro-Asian Games at Hyderabad (Gold medal), Captain.
*    2004: Three-match Test Series against Netherlands at Hyderabad (Lost 0-2), Captain.
*    2004: Olympic Qualifier at Madrid, Spain (4th), Captain.
*    2004: Four-Nation Tournament at Sydney, Australia (Last), Captain.
*    2004: Four-Nation Tournament at Canberra, Australia (Runners-up), Captain.
*    2004: Four-Nation Rabobank Trophy Tournament at Amstelveen, Holland (Last), Captain.
*    2004: Four-Nation Tournament at Dusseldorf, Germany (Runners-up), Captain.
*    2004: Three-match Test Series against Ireland at Leverkusen (Won 2-1), Captain.
*    2004: Three-match Test Series against Belgium at Leverkusen (Captain).
*    2004: Olympic Games at Athens, Greece (7th place), Captain.
*    2004: Four-match Indo-Pak Dosti Series in Pakistan (Lost 1-2), Captain.
*    2004: Four-match Indo-Pak Dosti Series in India (Lost 1-2), Captain.
*    2004: Two-match Test Series against Spain at Chandigarh (1-1 draw), Captain.
*    2004: Champions Trophy Tournament at Lahore, Pakistan (4th place), Captain.
*    2004: 13th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament at Kuala Lumpur.
*    2004: Two-match Test Series against France at Delhi (Lost 0-1), Captain.
*    2005: Mini World Cup in Netherlands.
*    2005: Champions Trophy Tournament at Chennai.
*    2006: Four-Nation Tournament in Germany (3rd place).
*    2006: 15th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament at Kuala Lumpur (3rd place).
*    2006: BDO World Cup in Germany (Captain).
*    2006: 15th Asian Games at Doha (5th place), Captain.
*    2007: Champions Challenge Trophy Tournament at Boom, Belgium (3rd place).
*    2007: Asia Cup Tournament at Chennai (Champions).
*    2008: Five-match Test series against Belgium at Chennai (Won 3-1).
*    2008: Six-match Australia Tour vs Australia and China at Perth (Winners).
*    2008: Olympic Qualifiers at Santiago, Chile (Runners-up, failed to qualify).


OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:

*     On 16 August 2019, he was replaced as Chairperson of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation and appointed as Chairperson of Odisha Hockey Promotion Council by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
*     Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appointed him as chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) on May 18, 2018.
*     Won the prize for longest drive and finished second overall in the sixth leg of the 11th Indian Audi quattro Cup golf tournament series that concluded  here at the Bhubaneswar Golf Club in Bhubaneswar on April 28, 2018.
*     Underwent bilateral ankle surgeries at Sportsmed SA in Adelaide, Australia on May 28, 2014.
*     Lost the Lok Sabha election as a BJD candidate from Sundargarh constituency on May 16, 2014.
*     Functioned as a Member of Rajya Sabha on behalf of Biju Janata Dal from March 22, 2012 to April 2, 2018.
*    Only Adivasi to represent India in 3 Olympic Games.
*    Played Pakistan Hockey League in 2005.
*    The 7-2 victory against South Korea in the final of Asia Cup tournament at Chennai, 2007 is the most memorable success.
*    The defeat at the hands of England in the final of the Olympic Qualifying tournament at Chile in 2008 is worst moment of career. India failed to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in 60 years.
*    Played Holland League for two years (2005-07) for HC Klein Switzerland (Amsterdam).
*    India’s highest capped hockey international and third highest in the world.
*    Became a father of a male chile on Nov 9, 2009.
*    Never an Olympic medal despite participating in three successive Games from 1996 to 2004.
*    Missed his fourth Olympics as India failed to qualify for the first time in 80 years.
*    Played three matches in Atlanta Olympics, mostly as a substitute to captain Pargat Singh and Anil Aldrin. Met many stars including Monica Seles, the then queen of tennis.
*    Sydney Games was his most memorable of the three Olympics, But India finished seventh. He scored four goals. Met US tennis star Serena Williams.
*    In the Athens Olympics, spent time with US sprinter Maurice Greene and French tennis star Mary Pierce.
*    Announced his retirement from international hockey at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar on May 2, 2010.
*    Declined to become a National selector on July 16, 2010, three days after he was offered the post by Indian Hockey Federation.
*     Underwent an appendicitis operation at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Oct 12, 2010.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 17th July, 2008
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: 16th August, 2019


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