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U Mumba ( यु मुम्बा )
U-MumbaPKL-logo.png
Full nameU Mumba
SportKabaddi
Founded2014
First season2014
Last season2019
LeaguePKL
Based inMumbai
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra
StadiumDome @NSCI Mumbai
(Capacity: 5,000)
ColorsOrange, Gold, Black
OwnerUnilazer Ventures (Owned by Ronnie Screwvala)
Head coachIndia Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan
CaptainFazel 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 team is currently led by Fazel Atrachali. 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 2016(June) 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 semi-finals losing to Bengal Warriors

Franchise history[edit]

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[edit]

Jersey No Name Nationality Date of Birth Position Height
- Fazel Atrachali Iran (1992-03-29) 29 March 1992 (age 28) Defender, Left Corner 6 ft
- Abhishek Singh India (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 25) Raider 5 ft 11in
- Arjun Deshwal India (1997-06-24) 24 June 1997 (age 23) Raider 5 ft 8in
- Athul MS India (1988-09-10) 10 September 1988 (age 32) Raider 6 ft
- Dong Geoen Lee Korea (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 21) Raider 6 ft 1in
- Gaurav Kumar India (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 25) Raider 6 ft 1in
- Rohit Baliyan India (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 (age 30) Raider 6 ft
- Navneet India (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 (age 30) Raider -
- Vinoth Kumar India (1995-05-26) 26 May 1995 (age 25) All-Rounder 5 ft 9in
- Rajguru Subramanian India (1992-06-29) 29 June 1992 (age 28) Defender, Right Cover 5 ft 10in
- Harsh Vardhan India (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 31) Defender, Right Corner 5 ft 6in
- Anil India (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 31) Defender, Left Cover 5 ft 9in
- Harendra Kumar India (1992-04-20) 20 April 1992 (age 28) Defender, Left Cover -
- Young Chang Ko Korea (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 34) Defender, Left Cover 5 ft 5in
- Surinder Singh India (1998-07-23) 23 July 1998 (age 22) Defender 5 ft 9in
- Ajinkya Kapre India (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 28) All-Rounder 5 ft 8in
- Mohit Baliyan India (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 23) All-Rounder 5 ft 9in
- Sandeep Narwal India (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 27) All Rounder 5 ft 11in
Source: Pro Kabaddi[8]

Seasons[edit]

Season I[edit]

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.

  •   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
  • Top 4 teams qualified for the semifinals

Season II[edit]

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.

  •   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 III[edit]

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]

  •   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 IV[edit]

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]

  •   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 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 22 17 3 2 117 93
U Mumba 22 15 5 2 189 86
Dabang Delhi KC (R) 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 three teams from each zone qualify for the playoffs

Head Coach Record[edit]

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 present 23 13 2 8 056.52

Sponsors[edit]

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, Macho, Prayag, Red FM 93.5, Courtyard by Marriott, Smaaash and Wockhardt Hospitals

Year Season Kit Manufacturers Shirt Sponsor
2014 I TYKA U Sports
2015 II Nise Gel
2016 III Adidas Tata Xenon
IV
2017 V Zandu Gel
2018 VI Indigo Paints
2019 VII

Records[edit]

Overall Results Pro Kabbaddi season[edit]

Seasons Total Wins Losses Drawn % Win Position
Season I 16 9 4 3 56.25% 2
Season II 16 14 2 0 87.50% 1
Season III 16 13 3 0 81.25% 2
Season IV 14 7 6 1 50.00% 5
Season V 22 10 12 0 45.45% 4
Season VI 23 15 6 1% 2

By opposition[edit]

Opposition Played Won Lost Drawn
Puneri Paltan 8 7 1 0
Dabang Delhi 8 7 1 0
Telugu Titans 8 3 3 2
Bengal Warriors 9 8 1 0
Bengaluru Bulls 10 8 2 0
Jaipur Pink Panthers 9 5 3 1
Patna Pirates 10 5 4 1
TOTAL 62 43 15 4

2016 January Season Performance[11][edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Score
1 30 Jan 2015 U Mumba vs Telugu Titans VIZAG 27-25[12]
3 31 Jan 2015 U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers VIZAG 18-27[13]
11 5 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Dabang Delhi BENGALURU 30-17[14]
13 6 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Patna Pirates BENGALURU 26-40[15]
20 10 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls KOLKATA 29-28[16]
26 13 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan PUNE 29-27[17]
27 14 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors PUNE 32-31[18]
35 19 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Patna Pirates PATNA 34-28[19]
41 23 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors JAIPUR 30-17[20]
44 25 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls DELHI 39-18[21]
50 28 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers MUMBAI 35-21[22]
52 29 Feb 2016 U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan MUMBAI 30-27[23]
54 1 Mar 2016 U Mumba vs Telugu Titans MUMBAI 38-22[24]
56 2 Mar 2016 U Mumba vs Dabang Delhi MUMBAI 36-20[25]
Semi-Final 4 Mar 2016 U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors DELHI 41-29[26]
Final 5 Mar 2016 U Mumba vs Patna Pirates DELHI 31-28[27]

2016 Season 4[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Score
2 25 Jun 2016 U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Mumbai 36-34[28]
4 26 Jun 2016 U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan Mumbai 19-41[29]
9 29 Jun 2016 U Mumba vs Patna Pirates Jaipur 34-36[30]
11 1 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Dabang Delhi Jaipur 27-25[31]
16 3 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors Hyderabad 26-18[32]
21 6 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Telugu Titans Hyderabad 30-35[33]
23 8 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls Patna 24-23[34]
32 14 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Bengaluru 29-23[35]
37 16 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Patna Pirates Kolkata 34-24[36]
43 20 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan Mumbai 34-31[37]
45 21 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Telugu Titans MUMBAI 25-25[38]
47 22 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors MUMBAI 27-31[39]
49 23 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls MUMBAI 27-28[40]
56 27 Jul 2016 U Mumba vs Dabang Delhi Delhi 38-34[41]

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