PARATTU RAVEENDRAN SREEJESH

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 8th May 1988
Place of Birth: Kizhakkambalam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 80 kg
Position: Goalkeeper
Major Teams: Indian National Team, Hockey India League - Uttar Pradesh Wizards
Last Updated on: 29th April

Biography

Great Wall Of Defense

Early life

Sreejesh belongs to a family of farmers. In his childhood he trained as a sprinter before moving on to long jump and volleyball. His coach at the Thiruvananthapuram asked him to take up goalkeeping.

Career

Sreejesh made his junior national team debut in 2004 and senior national team debut in 2006.
He is in the international team for almost 6 years but has often lost his place to senior goalkeepers like Adrian D’souza and Bharat Chettri.

His journey has been a tough one belonging to a farmer’s family the Kit was absolutely unaffordable as it cost around ₹ 50,000 awarded as the Asia’s best junior goal keeper now Sreejesh has a sponsor and he has achieved his dream to the fullest.

Personal Life

Sreejesh has tied knots with Aneeshya who is a former long jumper and now a Ayuvedic doctor. The couple was blessed with a baby boy in 2017 and they named him Sreeansh.

Sreejesh is currently employed as Chief Sports Organizer with the Kerala government’s education department .

Sreejesh was awarded with the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri for his heroics in Hockey.

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
GoldSilverBronze
Asian GamesCommonwealth GamesAsian Games
Incheon 2014Glasgow 2014Jakarta 2018
Champions TrophyHockey World League
 Breda 2018Raipur 2015
 London 2016
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