Hassan Sardar was born on October 22, 1959 in Karachi. He is a former field hockey player and captain from Pakistan, who won the gold medal with the Men's National Hockey Team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in
Hassan Sardar was born on October 22, 1959 in Karachi. He is a former field hockey player and captain from Pakistan, who won the gold medal with the Men's National Hockey Team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, USA. Hassan Sardar, who is arguably the best centre forward Pakistan has ever produced, started his international career in the early 1980s. His flow and love for the game was so high that within two years time, he played his first World Hockey Cup in 1982 held in Mumbai, India.
Graceful and deadly he played in arguably the best forward line Pakistan ever had was declared Man of the tournament for scoring 11 world cup goals and Pakistan took the gold. In the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, he helped crush India with a hat-trick as Pakistan triumphed 7-1. He was instrumental in leading Pakistan to a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Hassan Sardar's determination and skill helped him achieve major feats.
Hassan Sardar played at a time when Pakistan hockey was at its best. Though his career was a pretty short one which lasted just over six years, he surely made it an era of victories and pride. His major strengths that any opposition team dreaded were his dribbling and body dodge. These two moves were perfected by Hassan Sardar and many opposition teams just couldn’t hold on to their defenses when he charged. His goals tally stands at 180 goals.
Hassan Sardar retired from international field hockey but has never let hockey leave him. He managed the Pakistan hockey team for a while and even today he is a concerned and worried activist about the current Pakistan hockey team. He feels that hockey has changed over the years, with technology and latest methods coming in, its time Pakistan hockey too moved ahead and reclaimed its position as the world number one.
His team spirit and the never say die attitude carried the team forward to this outstanding victory. He was also awarded with the honor of being the man of the match at the world cup hockey 1982, Asaid 1982 and the Olympics 1984. The Pride of Performance was bestowed on him in the year 1984.