Gujarat Giants

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Gujarat Giants
Gujarat Giants logo.png
Full nameGujarat Giants
NicknamesThe Giants
SportKabaddi
Founded2017 (2017)
First season2017
Last season2019
LeaguePro Kabaddi League
Based inAhmedabad
LocationAhmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA
Stadium4,000-capacity EKA Arena by TransStadia
Colors  
OwnerAdani Wilmar Ltd.
CoachesIndia Manpreet Singh, India Neer Gulia[1]
CaptainIndia Sunil Kumar
MascotA mascular man with Beard-Moustache and Red Tilak on forehead
Websitegujaratgiants.com


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Away Colours


Gujarat Giants (formerly known as Gujarat Fortunegiants) is a kabaddi team based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat that plays in the Pro Kabaddi League. The team is currently led by Sunil Kumar Malik and coached by Manpreet Singh. The team is owned by Adani Wilmar Ltd.[2] The Giants play their home matches at The Arena by TransStadia. They reached the final in both of their attempts in 2017 and 2018, finishing runner's up on both occasions to the Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls respectively.

Team identity[edit]

Name[edit]

Gujarat Giants was known as Gujarat Fortune Giants before season 8. Fortune word represented Adani's Adani Wilmar (Fortune) Brand.

Logo and mascot[edit]

The logo of Gujarat Giant has an illustration of a muscular man. This is the Tilak on the forehead of the mascot. Also he wears red dhoti. This muscular man exemplifies Gujarat Giants' core values of Power, strength and vigor, much needed in the game of Kabaddi. The logo also captures the action and emotion of an energetic and fierce man.

Gujarat Giants' Mascot with players Abozar and Sachin

Anthem[edit]

"Ghan Ghan Ghan Ghaat, Garjega Gujarat" is the current anthem. It was sung by Sukhvinder Singh and Gujarati Folk singer Kirtidan Gadhvi, Composed by Musical duo Salim–Sulaiman.

Current squad[edit]

Jersey No Name Nat Date of Birth Position
Ajay Kumar India Raider
Ankit India Defender - Right Corner
08 Girish Maruti Ernak India 22 Dec 1990 Defender - Left Corner
Hadi Oshtorak Iran All-Rounder
Harmanjit Singh India 14 Apr 1995 Raider
Harshit Yadav India Raider
Mahendra Ganesh Rajput India Raider
Maninder Singh India Raider
Pardeep Kumar India Raider - Right
5 Parvesh Bhainswal India Defender - Left Cover
Rathan K India Raider - Right
9 Ravinder Pahal India Defender - Right Corner
Soleiman Pahlevani India Defender
33 Sonu India 17 Apr 2000 Raider
Sumit India 15 Apr 1999 Defender - Left Corner
11 Sunil Kumar (C) India 05 Dec 1997 Defender
Source: Pro Kabaddi[3]

[4]

Head coach record[edit]

Name Nationality From To P W D L Win%
Manpreet Singh  India 2017-18 present 0 0 0 0 !

Season V[edit]

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

  •   advanced to Qualifier 1
  •   advanced to Eliminators
  • 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 VI[edit]

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

  •   advanced to Qualifier 1
  •   advanced to Eliminators
  • 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
  • Top three teams from each zone qualify for the playoffs

Season VII[edit]

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

  •   advanced to Finals
  •   advanced to Eliminators
  • 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
  • Top 6 teams qualify for the playoffs


Season VIII[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T SD Pts
1 Dabang Delhi 11 7 2 2 2 42 Qualification to semi finals
2 Bengaluru Bulls 12 7 4 1 50 40
3 Patna Pirates 11 7 3 1 44 40 Qualification to eliminators
4 Bengal Warriors 12 6 5 1 -26 35
5 UP Yoddha 11 4 4 3 14 33
6 Jaipur Pink Panthers 11 5 5 1 -5 32
7 Tamil Thalaivas 11 3 3 5 16 31
8 U Mumba 11 3 3 5 -8 31
9 Haryana Steelers 11 4 5 2 -26 29
10 Gujarat Giants 11 3 5 3 5 28
11 Puneri Paltan 11 4 7 0 -27 22
12 Telugu Titans 11 1 8 2 -39 17
Updated to match(es) played on 20 January 2022. Source: ProKabaddi
  • 5 points for a win
  • 3 points each for a Tied game
  • 1 point for a loss by 7 points or fewer


Records[edit]

Overall results Pro Kabbaddi season[edit]

Seasons Total Wins Tied Losses % Win Position
Season 5 24 16 3 5 72.92% 1
Season 6 25 18 2 5 76.00% 1
Season 7 22 7 2 13 36.36% 8
Season 8 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

By opposition[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Opposition Played Won Lost Drawn % Win
Bengal Warriors 5 2 1 2 60%
Bengaluru Bulls 6 3 2 1 58%
Dabang Delhi 8 5 2 1 69%
Haryana Steelers 8 2 5 1 31%
Jaipur Pink Panthers 8 5 2 1 69%
Patna Pirates 7 5 2 0 71%
Puneri Paltan 8 6 2 0 75%
Tamil Thalaivas 4 2 2 0 50%
Telugu Titans 4 3 1 0 75%
U Mumba 8 5 3 0 63%
UP Yoddha 5 3 1 1 70%
Total 71 41 23 7 63%

Sponsors[edit]

Year Season Kit Manufacturer Main Sponsor Back Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
2017 V Shiv-Naresh Sports Adani Simpolo Fogg
2018 VI Fru2go Johnson Tiles Adani
2019 VII Finolex Fortune Fortune
2021 VIII Winzo Astral Adani

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIVO PKL 2018 AUCTION: BUILDING A TEAM THE 'MONEYBALL' WAY".
  2. ^ "Gujarat Fortunegiants: Team News, Owner, Coach, Photos, Videos, Highlights - myKhel.com". mykhelcom. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  3. ^ . Pro Kabaddi https://www.prokabaddi.com/teams/gujarat-fortunegiants-profile-31. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "GFG Squad". Gujarat Giants. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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