Joaquim Carvalho (field hockey)

J.M. (Joaquim) Carvalho (born 16 August 1959) is an Indian former field hockey player, Olympian, Captain of Indian Hockey Team, and Mens National Team coach.[1] He competed in the men's tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2]

Joaquim Carvalho
Personal information
Full nameJoaquim Martin Carvalho
Born (1959-08-16) 16 August 1959 (age 62)
SportField hockey

He is one of the most decorated personalities in Indian Hockey having represented India at major international events both as a player and coach.

He has represented India through the mens national hockey team at the 1984 L.A. Olympics, 1986 World Cup, 1985 Asia Cup, 1983 & 1985 Sultan Azlan Shah, 1982 Esanda Cup Australia, 1982 Asian Games, and 1981, 1983, 1984 & 1985 Hockey Champions Trophy.

He has led the Mens national hockey team as coach at the 2008 Olympic Qualifiers, 2007 Asia Cup, 2007 Champions Challenge, 2007 Sultan Azlan Shah, 2007 Indo Belgium Series, and 2008 Four Nations Tournament Perth & Darwin.

He has been included in the World XI and Asian All Star teams of the year. He was also appointed by the government as an Observer and National Selector for Indian Hockey.