Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 6th May 1989
Place of Birth: Kodagu, Karnataka, India
Height: 1.76 m
Position: Halfback
Major Teams: Indian National Team, Hockey India League - Punjab Warriors, Premier Hockey League - Bangalore Hi-Fliers, Local Club - IOCL, Services
Last Updated on: 29th April


Early Life

S.V. Sunil has faced extreme conditions as his mother passed away when he was 4 years old.

He used bamboo as hockey sticks during his young age. His family was financially unstable as his father worked as a carpenter and brother was a goldsmith.


Sunil made his international debut in 2007.

Being a halfback he played as a forward in 2011 Champion’s Challenge and scored 4 goals, the most by an Indian forward.

He represented India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where India won the silver medal.

Sunil was bought by the Punjab Warriors in the inaugural season of Hockey India League.


He was presented the Arjuna Award in 2017 for his contribution in hockey.

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
Asian GamesAsian Champions TrophyAsian Games
Incheon 2014Doha 2012Jakarta 2018
Asian Champions TrophyChampions Challenge
Ordos 2011Johannesburg 2011
Asia CupCommonwealth Games
Dhaka 2017Glasgow 2014
 Chennai 2007Champions Trophy
Breda 2018
London 2016
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
 Ipoh 2008


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