Gurdev Singh Gill

Gurdev Singh Gill

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Gurdev Singh Gill Profile

  • Name:
  • Gurdev Singh Gill
  • Born:
  • April 20, 1950

Gurdev Singh Gill Biography

Gurdev Singh Gill is a former Indian footballer and Arjuna Award recipient. He is one among the three Punjabi footballers to receive this honour. His career spanned during 1970-1990, when he played with Leaders Club, Jalandhar, Punjab Police FC, East Bengal Club and Punjab Police FC apart from being associated with Punjab team and National team for a decade in the 1970s. He was a national player during 1970-1979, and played as defender. He retired as a Commandant from Punjab Police in 2008, and is now settled at Jalandhar, Punjab. He scored a total of 10 goals in his international career of 1970s.

 

Gurdev Singh Gill was born on 20 April 1950 in Kharar Acharwal, Punjab. He schooled from Rajput High School, Binjon of Hoshiarpur, where he has played for school football team. He completed graduation from Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur and was a member of college team. He joined Leaders Football Club, Jalandhar in 1970 and also became a member of national team the same year. He was a member of Punjab team which won Santosh Trophy in 1970 as well as 1974. Punjab beat Bengal 6-0 in the finals in 1974 and the record is still unbeaten.

 

He joined Punjab Police in 1974, and retired as a Commandant from Punjab Police in 2008. He played for Punjab Police for long 16 years till 1990, and for the next 10 years as its coach. In between, he played for East Bengal Club in 1978. He coached Indian Police Football team at World police games, Nepal in 2001, and his team won a bronze medal. He appeared in pre-Olympics mach held at Rangoon. He received Footballer of the Millennium award by Delhi Sports Journalists’ Association in 2000.

 

Published: May 23, 2019

Updated: May 23, 2019

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