Factfile: Men`s hockey Olympic qualifier
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 09:19
  
Factfile: Men`s hockey Olympic qualifier
New Delhi: The following is the factfile of the 2012 hockey men`s Olympic qualifier to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from Feb 18-26.

Average age of players: 24.8 years

Youngest team: Singapore (21)

Indian team`s average age: 23

Oldest team: Canada (27)

Oldest player: Italian Agustin Nunez (39)

Youngest player: Muhammad Shafiq Abdul Rashid (Singapore, 18)

Youngest Indian player: Uthappa Sannuvanda Kushalappa (18), two days younger than Abdul Rashid

Number of teenagers: 14 (3 for France, 3 for India, 8 for Singapore)

Average number of international caps: 70

Team with least international experience: Italy (average 21 international caps)

Most experienced team: Canada (average of 109 international caps)

Average for India: 84 international caps

Most capped player: Ken Pereira (Canada, 342 caps)

Highest Indian capped player: Ignace Tirkey (236 caps)

Number of players who played in Olympics: 8 (6 Canadians, 2 Indians)

First Published: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 09:19


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