Sports in Gorakhpur

While Gorakhpur is predominantly a historical place that is deep-rooted in Indian culture, sports has also been an integral part of it since ages. The city has yielded its fair share of sportsmen and women over the years and has made its mark in various arenas with its prowess and expertise in sporting activities.

Sports such as cricket, football, kabbadi and kushti have made Gorakhpur famous in the area of sports and a number of famous sportspersons have arisen from this city over the years. Various colleges across Gorakhpur promote sporting interests and even have specialized departments that work along with budding sportsmen and women to help them hone their skills. With traditional Indian sports holding sway along with modern global sports, it is quite a pleasure to dig into to the various sports in which Gorakhpur indulges itself.

Football in Gorakhpur


Gorakhpur Football

Football has always had a stronghold in Gorakhpur. The Gorakhpur Football team has also been known to excel in inter-district tournaments. The Regional Sports Stadium in Gorakhpur has seen a number of tournaments held in this city.

Cricket in Gorakhpur


As with the rest of India, Gorakhpur too has its cricket craze. It is a common sight to see the lanes of the city filled with youngsters playing their own form of street cricket, especially during holidays. For a more organized form of the sport, though, the Gorakhpur Cricket Association (GCA) has been set up. This organization is dedicated to encouraging budding talents in cricket and to honing the skills of local cricketers. The cricket grounds of the city and Gorakhpur’s Cricket Stadium are also maintained by the GCA.

Gorakhpur has been the home of some famous cricketers such as Narendra Deepchand Hirwani, the leg-spin bowler who was named Cricketer of the Year in 1988 for his outstanding performance in the Test series of that year. He is also the youngest Test player to have achieved such fame.

Tennis in Gorakhpur


Tennis has received much encouragement in Gorakhpur and courts have been set up for lawn and table tennis. Gorakhpur’s most famous Tennis Court is at Kunraghat, and attracts professional athletes as well as those who love to play the game as a form of fitness or relaxation.

Badminton in Gorakhpur


The badminton fever of India, after the international success of some of the country’s young players, has struck Gorakhpur as well. It is quite a common sight to see youths and a few older people around the city playing a casual game of badminton, especially during sundown. Gorakhpur has been the home of champions of this game such as Syed Modi, who was the National Champion for eight consecutive times from 1980 to 1987. Modi also had the distinction of willing the Arjuna Award and was also the Gold Medallist in the Common Wealth Games of 1982. In the same year, he also won the Bronze Medal for Badminton in the Asian Games.

Hockey in Gorakhpur


Gorakhpur Hockey Team

India’s National Sport surely makes a mention in the realm of sports in Gorakhpur. This city has borne the distinction of being the training ground of Prem Maya, an Arjuna Awardee and captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team.

Golf in Gorakhpur


Golf in Gorakhpur has not caught up as much as cricket has, but nevertheless it is still a much-played sport by certain sections of the city. The Gorakhpur Golf Club near Railway Colony has a rather neat turf for golfers to try their skills.

Kabbadi in Gorakhpur


Of the many traditional Indian sports, Kabbaddi has held sway for quite a long time in the heart of Gorakhpur. Apart from youths who indulge in this sport for fun, there are professional Kabbaddi teams in Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur’s Men and Women teams participate in zonal and national competitions and have been well-ranked nationally.

Kushti in Gorakhpur


Kushti is a form of wrestling, and Gorakhpur has certainly had its fill of this sport. For residents and tourists alike, watching a game of kushti is quite interesting. Gorakhpur has had its yield of famous wrestlers such as Janardhan Singh. The city also has had the distinction of being the home to Yash Bharti Awardees Panne Lal Yadav, Ram Ashray Yadav, Chandra Vijay Singh, for this sport.

Sports Stadiums in Gorakhpur


Gorakhpur is home to a number of sports stadiums which encourage active participation in various sports as well as train budding athletes. The Regional Sports Stadium sees a number of tournaments played in football, cricket and hockey. Gorakhpur also has its very own Cricket Stadium that has seen many regional matches played. If you take a walk near this stadium, you will also get to see many young cricketers being trained in this sport. The Veer Bahadur Stadium is also a famous place for sports training as well as for cricket and football matches.

Gorakhpur Sports College

In order to train budding athletes, Gorakhpur’s schools and colleges put much emphasis on encouraging anyone who shows sporting skills. The Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University takes this training to a higher level with its dedicated Sports Department that offers various sports coaching. The Veer Bahadur Sports College in Gorakhpur is also a boon to those who love to excel in various sports and many international level players have been produced by this college.

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    Vivek from Gorakhpur 35 Days ago

    I am a working guy and I have not played football my entire life but I want to play now but I can't find any team.plz help

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    Bikash Gurung from Nepal 38 Days ago

    Dear sirHello and Good DaySir is any possible to take participate on football tournament from nepal to make easy friendship with to country people because we are running here football academy on Nepal.Thank you

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    Akhand Pratap Singh from Gorakhpur 118 Days ago

    Love Football....

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    Ashish singh from Gorakhpur 231 Days ago

    Sir I want make my career in sport in football in for other countries

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    Nikhil Prakash Pandey from Gorakhpur 305 Days ago

    Sir I want to make my career in sports and also do something for our country.

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    rehana parwin from deoria district 324 Days ago

    No

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    Ashfaqullah ansari from Padrauna kushinagar (274304) U.P. INDIA 400 Days ago

    Jai Hind sir I wants to playing a football with INDIAN team and I am trying my best to winning the DURAND CUP ,IFA shield therefore you can please help me to join gorakhpur team thank You sir

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    Tayyab Khan from Gorakhpur 409 Days ago

    I want to join football team My passion is in my football i am 14 years old how can i join football team in Gorakhpur.Tell your address.i want come in your stadium and i want to become a proffesional football player

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    Punita mishra from Gorakhpur 429 Days ago

    I want to my child admitted in sport stadium Gorakhpur .but I don't know her interest so please guide me

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    gorakhpuronline.in Expertfrom 1007 Days ago

    Hi! Visit the sports academy to know about the interest of your child and stamina.

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    Tarique Khan from Adelaide 513 Days ago

    Nice to see the sporting richness at Gorakhpur.

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    mohit tiwari from deoria 529 Days ago

    join in cricket team up

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    Akash from Deoria 540 Days ago

    Mujhe kabbadi sikhna h

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    Satish chauhan from Tamkuhiraj kushinagar (u.p) 578 Days ago

    I'M want to join football team please help sir

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    Ayush Mishra from Gola bazar 662 Days ago

    I want to join football team of gorakhpur

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    Pratham Santani from Gkp 701 Days ago

    I want to play and learn football

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    Anmol from GORAKHAPUR 765 Days ago

    Mujhe cricket shikhna hai

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    Anmol from GORAKHAPUR 765 Days ago

    Mujhe cricket shikhna hai

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    Anmol from Gorakhpur 765 Days ago

    Cricket shikhna hai

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    Tanveer from Gorakhpur 777 Days ago

    I want to play badminton in gorakhpur

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    Dhananjay yadav from Gopalganj 794 Days ago

    Good morning sir mai ,Foot bal sport karna chahata hu,so mujhe all information chahiye

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    Aditya Singh rajput from Gorakhpur 914 Days ago

    Ye ek hi aise game hai jisme ham interested hai

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    Rahul from Gorakhpur 914 Days ago

    Sir ,mai football sport karna chahta ho

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    Sujit Kumar yadav from Deoria 988 Days ago

    Good morning sir .sir mai hockey sports karna chahata hu aur esake bare May full information chahata hu

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    Ritu from Gorakhpur 1261 Days ago

    Is their other sports coaching classes for kids in Gorakhpur

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    gorakhpuronline.in Expertfrom 1235 Days ago

    Hi! Visit the sports academy mentioned in our list to get detail about the course duration, fees, facilities and more.

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