Adrian Albert D'souza
(born March 24, 1984 in Mumbai
) is a field hockey
goalkeeper from India
, who made is international debut for the Men's National Team
in January 2004 during the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
. Adrian has more than 100 International Caps for his country in all competitions. D'Souza represented his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics
, where India finished in seventh place. Regarded as one of the most innovative and daring goal-keepers of recent times, Adrian bought the rushing technique to the hockey field. Adrian was the captain of the India
Junior Hockey team, which participated in the Rabobank
2005 Junior Hockey World Cup (Under 21s). His dream is to win an Olympic medal for the country.
Adrian has recently got the Olympic rings tattooed on his torso.
Adrian was born in Malad a suburb in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has done his schooling from St Anne's High School
, Orlem, Malad
. He was always active in sports and a very good football player.Hockey, happened to Adrian as an accident, because the regular Goal-Keeper of the team did not report for a game. Adrian played as the keeper, had a broken tooth and promised never to play keeper again. But his coach was impressed and Adrian has since never looked back.He got his first break in the Air-India Hockey Academy as a 16 year old. After 3 years Adrian was representing India at the Athens Olympics.
By the age of 23, Adrian was capped more than 100... Read More