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Bengal Warriors
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Full nameBengal Warriors
Short nameBEN
SportKabaddi
Founded2014
LeaguePKL
LocationKolkata, West Bengal, India
StadiumNetaji Indoor Stadium
(Capacity: 12,000)
Head coachIndia BC Ramesh
CaptainIndia Maninder Singh
Championships1 (2019)
Playoff berths4
Websitebengalwarriors.com

Bengal Warriors (BEN) is a Kabaddi team based in Kolkata, West Bengal that plays in the Pro Kabaddi League. The team is currently led by Maninder Singh and coached by B C Ramesh. The team play their home matches at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Warriors are one of the most consistent teams in the PKL history.[1] In 2019, they won the trophy for the first time by defeating the Dabang Delhi.[2]

Franchise history[edit]

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is a professional kabaddi league in India, based on the format of the Indian Premier League tournament.[3] The first edition of the tournament was played in 2014 with eight franchises representing various cities in India.[4] Bengal Warriors is a Kolkata based franchise owned by Future Group, promoted by Kishore Biyani.[5] The team had poor campaign in the first two seasons. The team's performance, however improved from the third season as they qualified for the playoffs in 2016.[6] But again after a disappointing season in the 2016 Pro Kabaddi League season (June), they totally revamped their squad. After that, the team has consistently qualified for the playoffs in 2017, 2018 and in 2019 respectively.[7][8][9] In 2019, they qualified to the PKL final for the first time in their history by beating U Mumba in The Arena.[10] In the final, against Dabang Delhi, they were trailing on 3-11 at one stage.[11] However they made a strong comeback and won the final by a 39-34 margin without their captain Maninder Singh who sustained a shoulder injury in the penultimate league stage. Thus they clinched their first ever PKL title.[12][13]

Current squad[edit]

As of April 2019.

[14]

No. Name Nat Position
9 Maninder Singh (C) India Raider
11 K. Prapanjan India Raider
7 Sukesh Hegde India Raider
3 Mohammad Taghi Iran Raider
99 Rakesh Narwal India Raider
77 Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat India Raider
5 Naveen Narwal India Defender. Right Cover
66 Rinku Narwal India Defender, Left Corner
1 Baldev Singh India Defender, Right Corner
6 Jeeva Kumar India Defender, Right and Left Cover
90 Viraj Vishnu India Defender, Left Corner
4 Adarsh T India Defender, Left Corner
Dharmednra Singh India Defender, Left

Corner

Amit India Defender, Right Corner
2 Mohammad Esmail Nabibaksh Iran All-Rounder
22 Sunil Manik Dubile India All-Rounder
70 Sourabh Tanaji India All-Rounder
14 Mayur Shivtarkar India All-Rounder
12 Avinash A India All-Rounder
Amir Santosh India All-Rounder

Season 1[edit]

Bengal Warriors finished seventh in the first season.[15][16]

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 14 5 8 1 -27 32
Bengal Warriors 14 4 9 1 -85 24
Puneri Paltan 14 2 12 0 -127 17
Source: ProKabaddi

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

  •      Advanced to the Playoff Stage
  • Five (5) points for a win
  • One (1) point for a loss by 7 points or fewer
  • Three (3) points each for a drawn game
  • Top 4 teams qualified for the semifinals

Season 2[edit]

Bengal Warriors finished 6th in the second season.

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 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.

  •      Advanced to the Playoff Stage
  • Five (5) points for a win
  • Three (3) points each for a drawn game
  • One (1) point for a loss by 7 points or fewer

Season 3[edit]

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 14 1 12 1 -142 11
Source: ProKabaddi

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

  •      Advanced to the Playoff Stage
  • Five (5) points for a win
  • Three (3) points each for a drawn game
  • One (1) point for a loss by 7 points or fewer

Season 4[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Tied Points
Patna Pirates (C) 14 10 4 0 52
Telugu Titans 14 8 4 2 50
Jaipur Pink Panthers (R) 14 8 5 1 47
U Mumba 14 7 6 1 42
Puneri Paltan 14 6 6 2 42
Bengaluru Bulls 14 5 8 1 32
Dabang Delhi KC 14 4 9 1 29
Bengal Warriors 14 3 9 2 26
  •      advanced to playoffs
  • (C) champions
  • (R) runners-up

Season 5[edit]

Zone B

Team Played Won Lost Tied SD Points
Bengal Warriors 22 11 5 6 19 77
Patna Pirates 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
  •      advanced to playoffs

Season 6[edit]

Zone B

Team Played Won Lost Tied SD Points
Bengaluru Bulls 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
  •      advanced to playoffs

Season 7[edit]

Bengal Warriors became the Champions.

Team Played Won Lost Tied SD Points
Dabang Delhi K.C. (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 Fortune Giants 22 7 13 2 18 51
Telugu Titans 22 6 13 3 -67 50
Puneri Paltan 22 7 12 3 -72 48
Tamil Thalaivas 22 4 15 3 -119 37

Season 3 performance[edit]

Source: prokabaddi.com[17]

Match Date Opponent Venue Score
7 2 Feb 2016 Telugu Titans VIZAG 25-17[18]
10 4 Feb 2016 Bengaluru Bulls BENGALURU 34-24 [19]
15 7 Feb 2016 Puneri Paltan KOLKATA 33-28 [20]
18 8 Feb 2016 Dabang Delhi KOLKATA 34-17 [21]
19 9 Feb 2016 Patna Pirates KOLKATA 31-36 [22]
21 10 Feb 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers KOLKATA 34-20 [23]
27 14 Feb 2016 U Mumba PUNE 21-32 [24]
29 16 Feb 2016 Patna Pirates PATNA 27-32 [25]
34 19 Feb 2016 Telugu Titans PATNA 32-28 [26]
40 22 Feb 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers JAIPUR 34-18 [27]
41 23 Feb 2016 U Mumba JAIPUR 17-30 [28]
49 27 Feb 2016 Dabang Delhi DELHI 37-31 [29]
53 1 Mar 2016 Bengaluru Bulls DELHI 26-22 [30]
55 2 Mar 2016 Puneri Paltan DELHI 43-19 [31]
SF2 4 Mar 2016 U Mumba DELHI 29-41 [32]
3/4 PLACE 5 Mar 2016 Puneri Paltan DELHI 27-31 [33]

Season 4 performance[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Score
3 26 Jun 2016 Bengaluru Bulls Mumbai 23-24[34]
5 27 Jun 2016 Dabang Delhi Mumbai 31-23 [35]
12 1 Jul 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers Jaipur 33-36[36]
16 3 Jul 2016 U Mumba Hyderabad 18-26 [37]
18 4 Jul 2016 Telugu Titans Hyderabad 18-35[38]
24 8 Jul 2016 Patna Pirates Patna 21-35 [39]
25 9 Jul 2016 Puneri Paltan Patna 31-38 [40]
30 12 Jul 2016 Puneri Paltan Bengaluru 34-34 [41]
36 16 Jul 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers Kolkata 32-25 [42]
39 17 Jul 2016 Patna Pirates Kolkata 33-27 [43]
40 18 Jul 2016 Telugu Titans Kolkata 34-34 [44]
42 19 Jul 2016 Bengaluru Bulls Kolkata 27-25 [45]
47 22 Jul 2016 U Mumba Mumbai 31-27 [46]
50 24 Jul 2016 Dabang Delhi Delhi 20-41 [47]

Season 5 performance[edit]

Source: prokabaddi.com[17]

Date Opponent Venue Score Result
2 August 2017 Telugu Titans Hyderabad 30-24 Won
6 August 2017 UP Yoddha Nagpur 40-20 Won
9 August 2017 Bengaluru Bulls Nagpur 25-31 Lost
15 August 2017 Puneri Paltan Ahmedbad 17-34 Lost
17 August 2017 Gujarat Fortune Giants Ahmedbad 26-26 Tie
22 August 2017 UP Yoddha Patna 32-31 Won
25 August 2017 Patna Pirates Mumbai 36-36 Tie
27 August 2017 Bengaluru Bulls Mumbai 32-26 Won
1 September 2017 Patna Pirates Kolkata 41-38 Won
2 September 2017 UP Yoddha Kolkata 26-26 Tie
3 September 2017 Tamil Thalaivas Kolkata 29-25 Won
5 September 2017 Haryana Steelers Kolkata 29-36 Lost
6 September 2017 U Mumba Kolkata 31-37 Lost
7 September 2017 Dabang Delhi Kolkata 31-31 Tie
12 September 2017 Telugu Titans Sonepat 32-31 Won
17 September 2017 Patna Pirates Ranchi 37-37 Tie
23 September 2017 Bengaluru Bulls Delhi 33-29 Won
24 September 2017 Tamil Thalaivas Delhi 32-33 Lost
1 October 2017 Jaipur Pink Panthers Chennai 32-31 Won
6 October 2017 Puneri Paltan Jaipur 25-19 Won
13 October 2017 Tamil Thalaivas Pune 34-30 Won
20 October 2017 Telugu Titans Pune 37-37 Tie
24 October 2017 (Qualifier 1) Gujarat Fortune Giants Mumbai 17-42 Lost
26 October 2017 (Qualifier 2) Patna Pirates Chennai 44-47 Lost

Season 6 performance[edit]

Source: prokabaddi.com[17]

Date Opponent Venue Score Result
11 October 2018 Tamil Thalaivas Chennai 36-27 Won
16 October 2018 Telugu Titans Sonepat 30-25 Won
20 October 2018 UP Yoddha Pune 40-40 Tie
21 October 2018 Dabang Delhi Pune 30-39 Lost
27 October 2018 Jaipur Pink Panthers Patna 39-28 Won
1 November 2018 Patna Pirates Patna 27-29 Lost
4 November 2018 UP Yoddha Noida 30-30 Tie
9 November 2018 Telugu Titans Mumbai 30-25 Won
10 November 2018 Patna Pirates Mumbai 38-50 Lost
16 November 2018 Gujarat Fortune Giants Ahmedbad 23-35 Lost
17 November 2018 Puneri Paltan Ahmedbad 26-22 Won
23 November 2018 Bengaluru Bulls Kolkata 33-31 Won
29 November 2018 Bengaluru Bulls Pune 44-37 Won
5 December 2018 Haryana Steelers Delhi 31-33 Tie
8 December 2018 U Mumba Vizaj 20-31 Lost
14 December 2018 Tamil Thalaivas Panchkula 28-21 Won
21 December 2018 Tamil Thalaivas Kolkata 27-24 Won
22 December 2018 Patna Pirates Kolkata 39-23 Won
23 December 2018 Dabang Delhi Kolkata 31-37 Lost
25 December 2018 Telugu Titans Kolkata 39-34 Won
26 December 2018 Bengaluru Bulls Kolkata 37-31 Won
27 December 2018 UP Yoddha Pune 25-41 Lost
30 December 2018 (Eliminator 2) Dabang Delhi Kochi 28-39 Lost

Season 7 performance[edit]

Source: prokabaddi.com[17]

Date Opponent Venue Score Result
24 July 2019 UP Yoddha Hyderabad 48-17[48] Won
27 July 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers Mumbai 27-25 Lose
29 July 2019 Puneri Paltan Mumbai 43-23 Won
3 August 2019 Bengaluru Bulls Patna 42-43 Lost
9 August 2019 U Mumba Patna 32-30 Won
12 August 2019 Telugu Titans Ahmedbad 29-29 Tie
14 August 2019 Gujarat Fortune Giants Ahmedbad 28-26 Won
17 August 2019 Dabang Delhi Ahmedbad 30-30 Tie
22 August 2019 Patna Pirates Chennai 35-26 Won
26 August 2019 Haryana Steelers Delhi 36-33 Lost
29 August 2019 Tamil Thalaivas Delhi 35-26 Won
1 September 2019 UP Yoddha Bengaluru 29-32 Lost
7 September 2019 Gujarat Fortune Giants Kolkata 25-25 Tie
8 September 2019 Puneri Paltan Kolkata 42-39 Won
11 September 2019 U Mumba Kolkata 29-26 Won
12 September 2019 Bengaluru Bulls Kolkata 42-40[49] Won
19 September 2019 Haryana Steelers Pune 48-36[50] Won
22 September 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers Jaipur

41-40[51]

Won
25 September 2019 Telugu Titans Jaipur 40-39[52] Won
30 September 2019 Dabang Delhi Panchkula 42-33[53] Won
6 October 2019 Patna Pirates Noida 41-69 Lost
9 October 2019 Tamil Thalaivas Noida 33-29[54] Won
16 October 2019 (Semi-Final 2) U Mumba Ahmedbad 37-35[55] Won
19 October 2018 (Final) Dabang Delhi Ahmedbad 39-34 Won[56]

Records[edit]

Overall Results Pro Kabbaddi season[edit]

Period Total Wins Losses Tied % Win Position
July–August 2014 14 4 9 1 32.14% 7
July–August 2015 14 4 9 1 32.14% 6
January–March 2016 16 9 7 0 56.25% Semi-finals (4)
June–July 2016 14 3 9 2 28.57 8
July–October 2017 24 11 7 6 58.33 Qualifiers(3)
October 2018–January 2019 23 12 9 2 56.52 Eliminators (6)
July 2019–October 2019 24 16 5 3 72.92 Champions
Total 129 59 55 15 51.55

By opposition[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Opposition Played Won Lost Drawn

% Win

Bengaluru Bulls 16 8 8 0 50.00
Dabang Delhi 15 7 6 2 53.33
Gujarat Fortune Giants 5 1 2 2 20.00
Haryana Steelers 4 1 3 0 25.00
Jaipur Pink Panthers 12 8 4 0 66.67
Patna Pirates 17 4 10 3 32.35
Puneri Paltan 14 7 6 1 50.00
Tamil Thalaivas 8 7 1 0 87.50
Telugu Titans 16 9 3 4 68.75
U Mumba 14 4 10 0 28.57
UP Yoddha 8 3 2 3 56.25

Sponsors[edit]

Year Season Kit Manufacturers Shirt Sponsor
2014 I Ching's Secret
2015 II TYKA Sports Big Bazaar
2016 III Tasty Treat
IV Big Bazaar
2017 V fbb
2018 VI Spunk Future Pay
2019 VII

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