Birth Anniversary of Dhyan Chand (The Wizard)
• Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905, Allahabad, India • Indian field hockey player who was considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. • Dhyan Chand is most remembered for his goal-scoring feats and for his three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936). • Dhyan Chand joined the Indian army in 1922 and came to prominence when he toured New Zealand with the army team in 1926. • After playing in the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games, Dhyan Chand captained the Indian team at the 1936 Games in Berlin, scoring three goals in the 8–1 defeat of Germany in the final match. • During India’s victorious world tour of 1932, Dhyan Chand scored 133 goals. Known as “the Wizard” for his superb ball control. • Chand played his final international match in 1948. • Dhyan Chand scored 570 goals in 185 matches.