Hockey Stars 2016 - Men's Goalkeeper of the Year

November 18, 2016

With voting now open for this year's Player, Goalkeeper and Rising Star of the Year awards, we look at the contenders.

Today we look at the achievements of the athletes shortlisted for men's Rising Star of the Year.

Remember, you can vote right up until midnight (CET) on 2 December by clicking here.

Juan Vivaldi (ARG)
The 37-year-old goalkeeper was at his brilliant best in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year, proving to be the rock at the heart of Argentina’s sensational Olympic gold medal success.

Jaap Stockmann (NED)
Although the Netherlands missed out on a place on the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the form of Stockmann – the 2014 Hockey Stars Goalkeeper of the Year - was as consistently excellent as ever.

Vincent Vanasch (BEL)
A superb year for Belgium’s top class shot-stopper, who made numerous crucial reflex saves to help Belgium win the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

David Harte (IRL)
The 2015 Hockey Stars Goalkeeper of the Year showcased his rare talent on the greatest stage of all, producing superb performances as Ireland’s hockey team made their historic return to Olympic action after 100 years.

Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh (IND)
Sreejesh, outstanding as India claimed the silver medal at the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy in London, captained his team at both the Rio 2016 Olympics Games and the Asian Champions Trophy, winning the title at the latter.



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