Fazel Atrachali

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Fazel Atrachali
Personal information
Full nameFazel Atrachali
Nickname(s)Sultan
NationalityIranian,
CitizenshipIranian
Born (1992-03-29) 29 March 1992 (age 27)
Iran
OccupationKabbadi Player
Years activePresent
Sport
CountryIran
SportKabaddi
PositionDefender Left corner
KabaddiPro Kabaddi League
ClubU Mumba 2014-2016 and 2018-2019
Patna Pirates 2016-2017
Gujarat Fortunegiants 2017-2018
TeamIran National Kabaddi Team
Coached byGholamreza Mazandarani

Fazel Atrachali (born 29 March 1992) is an Iranian kabaddi player who currently represents U Mumba in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League and the Iranian National kabaddi team.[1][2]

Atrachali is among the most successful foreign players in the history of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi league and is currently the only foreign player to rank among the top 10 tackle points scorer in league history. In the 4th edition of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi league, he won the award of the Best Defender of the Season award. He is the highest-paid foreign player in the pro kabddi league[3][2]

Early life[edit]

Atrachali started playing kabaddi from the young age of 11 in his hometown Gorgan in Iran. He has represented his country in the 2010 and 2014 Asian games, and even captained the national team in the 2014 games. Before entering into pro kabaddi league, he used to work as a blacksmith in his hometown as a side profession. He has also played the Asian Indoor Games in 2013. When not training hard on the mats or busy at work in the office, Atrachali enjoys wrestling in his free time.[2][3]

Kabaddi career[edit]

Pro Kabaddi career

Season 2[edit]

Atrachali made his VIVO Pro Kabaddi debut against Dabang Delhi K.C. in U Mumba's 29-25 win in Hyderabad, where he scored two tackle points. In his second outing, he scored a season-high of seven points against Puneri Paltan in his team’s 39-34 victory. Atrachali featured in five matches in Season 2, scoring 12 points.[2]

Season 3[edit]

Atrachali was a much more prominent figure in U Mumba’s roster in Season 3 and featured 11 times, scoring 32 tackle points and one raid point. He had a tackle success rate of 50% and was U Mumba's second-highest scoring defender of the campaign.[2]

Season 4[edit]

Atrachali moved to the Patna Pirates for Season 4 and blossomed into one of the league’s best defenders. He finished the season as the leading tackle point scorer with 52 in 16 matches, which included four High 5s and seven Super Tackles. He won the VIVO Pro Kabaddi title with the Patna Pirates and was also awarded the Best Defender Award.[2]

Season 5[edit]

The Left Corner joined new franchise Gujarat Fortune Giants for Season 5 and enjoyed another stellar individual campaign. He scored 57 tackle points, with five High 5s and three Super Tackles at a tackle strike rate of 57.57 in 24 matches. He led the Fortunegiants to the final where they were beaten by Patna Pirates.[2]

Season 6[edit]

U Mumba re-signed Atrachali from the Season 6 auction and named him captain. Atrachali featured in all of U Mumba’s 23 matches and finished with 83 tackle points with six High 5s and three Super Tackles. He finished third in the race for Best Defender behind Nitesh Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal.[2]

Season 7[edit]

U Mumba retained Atrachali for PKL 7. He led the team to the semi final where they eventually lost to bengal warriors. Atrachali enjoyed a descent season, finishing legue's best defender with 82 tackle points. His best performance came against Haryana Steelers where he scored 8 tackle points.

International[edit]

Atrachali was part of the Iran’s World Cup team that lost in the final to India and was also a member of the Asian Games Gold Medal Winning team, where he was the captain of the team.

Records and achievements[edit]

  • VIVO Pro Kabaddi Best Defender (2016)-season 4
  • VIVO Pro Kabaddi Champion [2015- season 2, 2016(june)-season 4]
  • Asian Games Gold (2018)
  • VIVO Pro kabaddi Best Defender (2019) season 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fazel Atrachali Latest News, Biography, Photos & Stats | Fazel Atrachali's Family, House Photos & News | Fazel Atrachali's Kabaddi Records, Achievements | Sportskeeda.com". m.sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pro Kabaddi - Fazel Atrachali Player Profile | ProKabaddi.com". Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Fazel Atrachali". www.usports.in. Retrieved 30 June 2017.