U Mumba
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Full nameU Mumba
SportKabaddi
Founded2014
First season2014
Last season2021
LeaguePKL
Based inMumbai
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra
StadiumSardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium (Capacity: 5,000)
Colors  
OwnerUnilazer Ventures (Owned by Ronnie Screwvala)
Head coachIndia Rajguru Subramanian
CaptainIran Fazel Atrachali
Playoff berths5
Websitewww.usports.in/umumba

U Mumba (MUMBAI) is a Kabaddi team based in Mumbai, Maharashtra that plays in the Pro Kabaddi League.[1] The franchise is currently led by Fazel Atrachali, and will be coached by Anil Chaprana, coach of Green Army Kabbadi team and Rajaguru Subramanian, a former player of the team. The team is owned by Unilazer Ventures Pvt. Ltd owned by Ronnie Screwvala. U Mumba play their home matches at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai.

In the inaugural season of the PKL, U Mumba were one of the most dominant teams in the league but lost the ultimate match of the competition, thus ending as runner's up to the Jaipur Pink Panthers.[2] In 2015, they were out to make up for their mistakes and successfully won the tournament after defeating Bengaluru Bulls in the Final.[3] Later next season in 2016(January), U Mumba lived up to the tag of the best team in PKL history and made their third successive PKL final before eventually ending as runner's up, as they were defeated by the Patna Pirates by a narrow margin despite a lion hearted comeback in the second half of the final.

Ahead of the June 2016 season, in the PKL auction, U Mumba lost many of their key players who were a part of the squad that reached three consecutive finals. The team wasn't able to deal with the changes as they failed to make the playoffs in the following two seasons- 2016(June) season and 2017. An inspired change of personnel by the owners ahead of the 2018-19 season, saw U Mumba regain their lost touch and qualified for the playoffs after two failed attempts. In the process U Mumba once again became the force they once were, and ended the league stage with dominant wins and the most highest score difference than any other team. But inability to peak in big games with narrow margins, saw them getting knocked out by the UP Yoddha in the playoffs.[4]

U Mumba contest the Maharashtra derby against state rivals Puneri Paltan and have the bragging rights as well by winning 9 of the 15 encounters between the two teams.

In season 7, they went out in the 2nd semi-final losing to the eventual champions Bengal Warriors, by a score of 35-37.

Franchise history

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is a professional kabaddi league in India, based on the format of the Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament.[5] The first edition of the tournament was played in 2014 with eight franchises representing various cities in India.[6] U Mumba is a Mumbai based franchise owned by Unilazer sports promoted by Ronnie Screwvala.[7]

Current squad

Jersey No Name Nationality Date of Birth Position Height
- Fazel Atrachali (C) Iran (1992-03-29) 29 March 1992 (age 30) Defender, Left Corner 6 ft
- Ajinkya Kapre India (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 27) All-Rounder 5 ft 8in
- Rinku HC India Defender
- V Ajith Kumar India Raider 5 ft 9in
- Mohsen Maghsoudlou Jafari Iran All-Rounder 5 ft 10in
- Harendra Kumar India (1999-12-26) 26 December 1999 (age 22) Defender, Left Cover -
- Abhishek Singh India (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 23) Raider 5 ft 11in
- Navneet India (2000-07-11) 11 July 2000 (age 21) Raider -
- Sunil Siddhgavali India Defender 5 ft 7in
- Jashandeep Singh India Raider
- Rahul Rana India Raider
- Ajeet India Defender 6 ft
- Ashish Kumar Sangwan India All-Rounder 5 ft 9in
- Pankaj India All-Rounder 5 ft 9in
Source: Pro Kabaddi[8]

Seasons

Season I

Main article: 2014 Pro Kabaddi League season

U Mumba finished runners-up in the first season after losing to Jaipur Pink Panthers in the finals.[9]

Team
Pld W L D SD Pts
Jaipur Pink Panthers (C) 14 10 3 1 100 54
U Mumba (R) 14 8 3 3 59 51
Bengaluru Bulls (4) 14 8 5 1 36 47
Patna Pirates (3) 14 7 5 2 18 45
Telugu Titans 14 6 5 3 26 42
Dabang Delhi KC 14 5 8 1 -27 32
Bengal Warriors 14 4 9 1 -85 24
Puneri Paltan 14 2 12 0 -127 17
Source: https://www.prokabaddi.com/standings

(C) Champion; (R) Runners-up; (3) Third Place; (4) Fourth Place.

Season II

Main article: 2015 Pro Kabaddi League season

This season U Mumba finished the league as the Champions.

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
U Mumba (C) 14 12 2 0 40 60
Telugu Titans (3) 14 8 3 3 85 50
Bengaluru Bulls (R) 14 9 5 0 55 48
Patna Pirates (4) 14 7 6 1 -18 41
Jaipur Pink Panthers 14 6 7 1 43 38
Bengal Warriors 14 4 9 1 -63 27
Dabang Delhi KC 14 4 9 1 -68 27
Puneri Paltan 14 2 11 1 -74 21

Source: ProKabaddi
(C) Champion; (R) Runners-up; (3) Third Place; (4) Fourth Place.

Season III

Main article: 2016 Pro Kabaddi League season (January)

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
U Mumba (R) 14 12 2 0 95 60
Patna Pirates (C) 14 10 2 2 104 58
Puneri Paltan (3) 14 7 4 3 92 48
Bengal Warriors (4) 14 9 5 0 26 47
Telugu Titans 14 7 7 0 -10 38
Jaipur Pink Panthers 14 4 8 2 -63 28
Bengaluru Bulls 14 2 12 0 -102 14
Dabang Delhi KC 14 1 12 1 -142 11
Source: ProKabaddi

(C) Champion; (R) Runners-up; (3) Third Place; (4) Fourth Place.

Season IV

Main article: 2016 Pro Kabaddi League season (June)

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
Patna Pirates (C) 14 10 4 0 14 52
Telugu Titans 14 8 4 2 67 50
Jaipur Pink Panthers (R) 14 8 5 1 22 47
Puneri Paltan 14 6 6 2 23 42
U Mumba 14 7 6 1 -18 42
Bengaluru Bulls 14 5 8 1 -55 32
Dabang Delhi KC 14 4 9 1 7 29
Bengal Warriors 14 3 9 2 -60 26

Source:prokabaddi.com[10]

Season V

Main article: 2017_Pro_Kabaddi_League_season

The teams are divided into two zones with each zone having six teams based on their geographical proximity. Each team will play 15 intra-zonal matches and 7 inter-zonal matches.
Zone A

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
Gujarat Fortune Giants 22 15 4 3 126 87
Puneri Paltan 22 15 7 0 91 80
Haryana Steelers 22 13 5 4 40 79
U Mumba 22 10 12 0 -50 56
Jaipur Pink Panthers 22 8 13 1 -91 51
Dabang Delhi KC 22 5 16 1 -134 29

Zone B

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
Bengal Warriors 22 11 5 6 19 77
Patna Pirates (C) 22 10 7 5 60 71
UP Yoddha 22 8 10 4 2 60
Bengaluru Bulls 22 8 11 3 10 57
Telugu Titans 22 7 12 3 -2 52
Tamil Thalaivas 22 6 14 2 -71 46

Source: ProKabaddi

Season VI

Main article: 2018_Pro_Kabaddi_League_season

The teams are divided into two zones with each zone having six teams based on their geographical proximity. Each team will play 15 intra-zonal matches and 7 inter-zonal matches.
Zone A

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
Gujarat Fortune Giants (R) 22 17 3 2 117 93
U Mumba 22 15 5 2 189 86
Dabang Delhi KC 22 11 9 2 -1 68
Puneri Paltan 22 8 12 2 -45 52
Jaipur Pink Panthers 22 6 13 3 -69 43
Haryana Steelers 22 6 14 2 -91 42

Zone B

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
Bengaluru Bulls (C) 22 13 7 2 104 78
Bengal Warriors 22 12 8 2 2 69
UP Yoddha 22 8 10 4 -45 57
Patna Pirates 22 9 11 2 -36 55
Telugu Titans 22 8 13 1 -55 51
Tamil Thalaivas 22 5 13 4 -70 42

Source: ProKabaddi

Season VII

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
Dabang Delhi KC (R) 22 15 4 3 66 85
Bengal Warriors (C) 22 14 5 3 71 83
UP Yoddha 22 13 7 2 9 74
U Mumba 22 12 8 2 47 72
Haryana Steelers 22 13 8 1 15 71
Bengaluru Bulls 22 11 10 1 16 64
Jaipur Pink Panthers 22 9 11 2 -13 58
Patna Pirates 22 8 13 1 29 51
Gujarat Forunte Giants 22 7 13 2 18 51
Puneri Paltan 22 7 12 3 -72 48
Telugu Titans 22 6 13 3 -67 45
Tamil Thalaivas 22 4 15 3 -119 37

Source: ProKabaddi


Season VIII

Pos Team Pld W L T SD Pts
1 Patna Pirates (R) 22 16 5 1 120 86 Qualification to semi finals
2 Dabang Delhi (C) 22 12 6 4 -3 75
3 UP Yoddha 22 10 9 3 33 68 Qualification to eliminators
4 Gujarat Giants 22 10 8 4 2 67
5 Bengaluru Bulls 22 11 9 2 53 66
6 Puneri Paltan 22 12 9 1 33 66
7 Haryana Steelers 22 10 9 3 -28 64
8 Jaipur Pink Panthers 22 10 10 2 14 63
9 Bengal Warriors 22 9 10 3 -18 57
10 U Mumba 22 7 10 5 -34 55
11 Tamil Thalaivas 22 5 11 6 -42 47
12 Telugu Titans 22 1 17 4 -130 27
Updated to match(es) played on 25 February 2022. Source: ProKabaddi
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

Head coach record

Name Nationality From To P W D L Win%
Bhaskaran Edachery  India 2014 2017 32 23 3 6 071.88
Gholamreza Mazandarani  Iran 2018 2018 23 15 6 2 065.22
Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan  India 2019 2019 23 13 2 8 056.52

Records

Overall results Pro Kabbaddi season

Seasons Total Wins Tied Losses % Win Position
Season 1 16 9 3 4 65.63% 2
Season 2 16 14 0 2 87.50% Champion
Season 3 16 13 0 3 81.25% 2
Season 4 14 7 1 6 53.57% 4
Season 5 22 10 0 12 45.45% 4
Season 6 23 15 2 6 69.57% 2
Season 7 24 13 2 9 58.33% 4
Season 8 16 06 05 05 40% 4

By opposition

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Opposition Played Won Lost Drawn % Win
Bengal Warriors 14 10 4 0 71.4%
Bengaluru Bulls 14 10 4 0 71.4%
Dabang Delhi 16 12 3 1 78.1%
Gujarat Fortune Giants 8 3 5 0 37.5%
Haryana Steelers 9 6 3 0 66.7%
Jaipur Pink Panthers 17 9 6 2 58.8%
Patna Pirates 14 9 4 1 67.9%
Puneri Paltan 16 9 5 2 62.5%
Tamil Thalaivas 5 4 1 0 80.0%
Telugu Titans 12 6 4 2 58.3%
UP Yoddha 6 3 3 0 50.0%
Total 131 81 42 8 64.9%

Sponsors

U Mumba announced TATA Motors will continue as their principle sponsor for Season 4, 2016. Associate sponsors are Enerzal, TVS Tyres, Adidas, Killer Jeans, Lawman pg3, Amul Macho, Prayag, Red FM 93.5, Courtyard by Marriott, Smaaash and Wockhardt Hospitals

Year Season Kit Manufacturer Main Sponsor Back Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
2014 I TYKA U Sports Lenskart
2015 II Nise Gel Enerzal Amul Macho
2016 III Adidas Tata Xenon Amul Macho Enerzal
IV
2017 V Zandu Gel Manforce Amul Macho
2018 VI Indigo Paints Syska Xiaomi
2019 VII Haldiram's Fingers
2021 VIII Puma Sansui Macho Hint UpGrad

References

  1. ^ G, Viswanath (27 July 2014). "U Mumba starts with win". Mumbai: The Hindu. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Pro Kabaddi League 2014 Points Table: PKL 2014 Team Standings and Positions". India. 1 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Pro Kabaddi League: U Mumba crowned 2015 champions after thrilling win over Bengaluru Bulls in final". The Indian Express. 24 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Pro Kabaddi 2018 Playoffs Highlights: Dabang Delhi, UP Yoddha win Eliminators". The Indian Express. 30 December 2018.
  5. ^ "'Patna Pirates' Join Pro Kabaddi League; Team Logo Unveiled". PatnaDaily.com. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  6. ^ Monday, 26 May 2014 (21 May 2014). "Pro Kabaddi League auction sees big spends on national players". Business Standard. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Official Website for the Pro Kabaddi League". ProKabaddi.com. 9 March 2014. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  8. ^ "U Mumba Full Squad". Pro Kabbaddi.
  9. ^ "Jaipur Pink panthers, champions". sportskeeda.com. 22 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Season 5, results".