Dhanraj Pillay played four Olympic Games at Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004.
The Pune born striker also donned the National colours at four World Cups, four Asian Games, four Champion Trophies and an equal number of Asia Cups in a career spanning 15 years.
The dashing striker was the captain of the Gold Medal teams at the Bangkok Asiad in 1998 and Asia Cup at Kuala Lumpur in 2003.
He first played for India in 1989 at the Asia Cup in Delhi. In the year 1999-2000, Dhanraj got this award.