New Delhi, December 17, 2012: Hockey India League is pleased to announce three times FIH World Player of the Year Teun de Nooijer as its third Brand Ambassador for the Hockey India League due to start in January 2013.
Hockey India Secretary General and Hockey India League Chairman Dr Narinder Batra said it is an immense honour for having Teun de Nooijer as our Brand Ambassador who has contributed more than 18 years to international hockey. “We already have two World Class players Jamie Dwyer and Sardar Singh on board as our Brand Ambassadors, so its good to have world most highest capped player as our third Brand Ambassador”.
Teun de Nooijer, 36 is the highest capped player in the world who represented The Netherlands in 453 international matches. Dutch Midfielder who made his debut in 1994 against New Zealand has always been a key member of the Dutch team that participated in 4 Olympic Games including Atlanta 1996 (Gold), Sydney 2000 (Gold), Athens 2004 (Silver) and London 2012 (Silver) with three World Cups including Utrecht 1998 (Gold), Kuala Lumpur 2006 (Bronze) and New Delhi (Bronze).
Having earned FIH World Player of the year award in 2003, 2005 and 2006 Teun de Nooijer participated in as many as nine Champions Trophy tournaments since 2000.
“It is an overwhelming privilege to join Jamie and Sardar as Brand Ambassadors for the Hockey India League. With such great players and some of the biggest Indian corporates involved, i have no doubt in my mind that Hockey India League will be a roaring success,” de Nooijer said.