P. R. Shreejesh

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Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh is an Indian field hockey player and plays as a goalkeeper in the Indian national team and is its current captain. In the Hockey India League, he plays for Uttar Pradesh Wizards.

Sreejesh was born May 8, 1986, in Kizhakkambalam village, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, to P. V. Raveendran and Usha, a family of farmer. He completed his primary education in St. Antony's Lower Primary School in Kizhakkambalam and he studied until sixth standard in St. Joseph high school in Kizhakkambalam. As a kid, he trained as a sprinter, before moving on to long jump and volleyball. At 12, he joined the GV Raja Sports School in Thiruvananthapuram. This was where his coach suggested that he take up goalkeeping. However, he became a professional after he was picked by hockey coaches Jayakumar and Ramesh Kolappa at the school, following which he played at the school before playing at the Nehru Cup. He completed his graduation in History from Sree Narayana College, Kollam, Kerala.