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Height: 6'
Wife: Eliye Hoseyni
Age: 31 Years

Fazel Atrachali

Bio/Wiki
Nickname(s)• Sultan
• The Great Wall of Iran
ProfessionKabaddi Player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Kabaddi
Jersey Number#1 (Iran)
Fazel Atrachali in jersey number 1 for Iran
#1 (U Mumba)
Fazel Atrachali jersey number 1
Domestic/State Team• Iran
Fazel Atrachali in Iran jersey
• U Mumba
Fazel Atrachali in U Mumba jersey
• Patna Pirates
Fazel Atrachali in Patna Pirates jersey
• Gujarat Fortune Giants (later renamed Gujarat Giants)
Fazel Atrachali in Gujarat Fortune Giants jersey
• Puneri Paltan
Fazel Atrachali in Puneri Paltan jersey
• Golestan
Coach/MentorGholamreza Mazandarani
Fazel Atrachali with his coach, Gholamreza Mazandarani (right)
PositionLeft corner
Playing StyleDefender
Favourite MoveQuick dash

Note: This move includes running towards a raider and throwing them out of line.
MedalsGold

2018: 18th Asian Games
Fazel Atrachali with gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games

Silver

2010: XVI Asian Games

2014: 17th Asian Games

2016: Kabaddi World Cup
Fazel Atrachali with silver medal at the 2016 World Cup
2023: 19th Asian Games
Fazel Atrachali with the silver medal at the 19th Asian Games
Records• Most Tackle Points scorer in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) (424 tackle points till season 9)

• Most successful captain in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)

• The first player in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) to be acquired for Rs 1 crore (by U Mumba in 2019 for season 6)

• First player in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) to be thrice acquired for more than Rs 1 crore (In 2019, 2022, 2023)

• Two-time Defender of the Season Award in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) (2017 & 2019) (shared with Manjit Chillar)
Awards, Achievements • Best Defender of the Season Award in Season 4 (2017) and Season 7 (2019) of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)
Fazel Atrachali with Best Defender of the Tournament Award
• The highest-paid foreign player in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 March 1992 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)31 Years
BirthplaceMohammadabad, Anjirab Rural, Central District, Gorgan, Golestan, Iran
Zodiac signAries
NationalityIranian
HometownGorgan
ReligionIslam
Tattoo(s)• Tiger on right chest
• Other tattoos on left chest
Tattoos of Fazel Atrachali
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear: Early 2017
Family
Wife/SpouseEliye Hoseyni (Tailor)
Fazel Atrachali with his wife and two daughters

Note: His wife's favourite sport is hockey. [1]Instagram - Eliye Hoseyni
ChildrenDaughter- 2
• Selena Atrachali (Elder, born on 3 August 2018)
• Selin Atrachali (Born on 3 August 2020)
Fazel Atrachali's daughters
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionLand Rover 109 SUV
Fazel Atrachali with his Land Rover 109 SUV

Fazel Atrachali

Some Lesser Known Facts About Fazel Atrachali

  • Fazel Atrachali is an Iranian Kabaddi player who is considered one of the most successful defenders. He has served as the captain of the Iran national team in international competitions and U Mumba, Puneri Paltan, and Gujarat Giants in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). He has won PKL seasons twice, in 2015 (Season 2) and 2016 (Season 4).
  • He started wrestling in his village at the age of seven with his friends; however,  when his wrestling coach left the village, he started playing as a goalkeeper and defender in football.

    Fazel Atrachali playing with his friends during his childhood

    Fazel Atrachali playing with his friends during his childhood

  • He started playing Kabaddi when he was eleven as he did not like football. He was later selected for the junior team of Iran and went on to play for the senior team as well.
    Fazel Atrachali (standing, second from right) during his early Kabaddi training

    Fazel Atrachali (standing, second from right) during his early Kabaddi training

    Fazel Atrachali (in jersey number 1) while playing in a junior tournament

    Fazel Atrachali (in jersey number 1) while playing in a junior tournament

    Fazel Atrachali (in yellow) during his teenage years

    Fazel Atrachali (in yellow) during his teenage years

  • He represented Iran in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, and led them in 2014, 2018, and 2022 Asian Games held in Incheon (South Korea), Jakarta-Palembang (Indonesia), and Hangzhou (China) respectively.
    Fazel Atrachali (in red) during the final against India in 2010 Asian Games

    Fazel Atrachali (in red) during the final against India in the 2010 Asian Games

    Fazel Atrachali (extreme left) after winning the final of the 2018 Asian Games

    Fazel Atrachali (extreme left) after winning the final of the 2018 Asian Games

  • He played in the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Incheon, South Korea. In the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup held in Ahmedabad, India, he was the captain of the Iranian team which was defeated by India in the final.
    Fazel Atrachali with Anup Kumar and Michal Spiczko (left to right) during the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

    Fazel Atrachali with Anup Kumar and Michal Spiczko (left to right) during the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

    Fazel Atrachali (in black) playing in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

    Fazel Atrachali (in black) playing in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

  • His team was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship held in Gorgan, Iran, and in the final of the 2023 Asian Kabaddi Championship held in Busan, South Korea, he lost to India. He also played in a Beach Kabaddi Championship.
    Fazel Atrachali (in green, holding the person from behind) during a match for Iran national team

    Fazel Atrachali (in green, holding the person from behind) during a match for Iran national team

    Fazel Atrachali (in green) during a national tournament in Iran

    Fazel Atrachali (in green) during a national tournament in Iran

  • In 2015, U Mumba acquired Fazel Atrachali for Rs 4 lakhs for Season 2 and retained him for Season 3 in 2016. On 4 August 2015, he played his debut match in the second season of the Pro Kabaddi League for U Mumba against Dabang Delhi at G. M. C. Balayogi Indoor Stadium, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India; in 2015, he won the Pro Kabaddi title in his debut season.
    Fazel Atrachali with Rakesh Kumar (left) playing in a PKL match for U Mumba

    Fazel Atrachali with Rakesh Kumar (left) playing in a PKL match for U Mumba

    Fazel Atrachali with Shabeer Bapu (left) after winning the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)

    Fazel Atrachali with Shabeer Bapu (left) after winning the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)

  • In 2017, he was acquired by Patna Pirates for Rs 38 lakhs for PKL season 4. In 2018, Gujarat Fortune Giants acquired him for Rs 55 lakhs for Season 5. In 2019, U Mumba acquired him for Rs 1 crore in Season 6, and retained him for Rs 1.10 crore for Season 7 in 2020, and Rs. 1.21 crore for Season 8 in 2021-22.
    Fazel Atrachali (picked up in air) playing for Patna Pirates in PKL

    Fazel Atrachali (picked up in the air) playing for Patna Pirates in PKL

    Fazel Atrachali playing a match for Gujarat Fortune Giants

    Fazel Atrachali playing a match for Gujarat Fortune Giants

  • In 2022, Puneri Paltan acquired him for Rs 1.38 crores in season 9. Atrachali was acquired by Gujarat Giants for Rs 1.60 crore for Season 10 in 2023-24. He has served as captain of U Mumba, Puneri Paltan, and Gujarat Giants in different PKL seasons.
    Fazel Atrachali playing a match for Puneri Paltan

    Fazel Atrachali playing a match for Puneri Paltan

    Fazel Atrachali (right) during a PKL match

    Fazel Atrachali (right) during a PKL match

  • He has captained the Golestan team in the Iran Champions League (later titled Iran Premier Kabaddi League) which they won in 2018.

    Fazel Atrachali (holding the trophy) after winning the Iran Champions League

    Fazel Atrachali (holding the trophy) after winning the Iran Champions League

  • Fazel used to work as a Blacksmith in the early 2010s as he earned very little by playing Kabaddi. He earned around Rs 20,000 per month from his job as a blacksmith.

    Fazel Atrachali during his early Kabaddi playing years

    Fazel Atrachali during his early Kabaddi playing years

  • Atrachali said in an interview that he wanted to be a fireman as he did not like a 9-5 job. He has not taken up any job despite receiving many job offers from several companies. He kept playing Kabaddi as he could not clear the exams for the position of fireman.
  • Fazel Atrachali once said that his childhood inspiration was the former Iranian captain and coach Gholamreza Mazandarani who lived in Fazel’s neighbourhood and later became the coach of Fazel.
    Fazel Atrachali (standing, second from right) with Gholamreza Mazandarani (in black) during his childhood

    Fazel Atrachali (standing, second from right) with Gholamreza Mazandarani (in black) during his childhood

    Fazel Atrachali (right) with Gholamreza Mazandarani (in red)

    Fazel Atrachali (right) with Gholamreza Mazandarani (in red)

  • Atrachali once said that no raider can match his power as his strong point is his body strength.

  • He prepares for a Kabaddi match by watching videos of opposition players, making strategies against them, and practising according to their rivals.
  • He does weightlifting, swimming, rope workouts, stair climbs, and plays football to remain fit. [2]YouTube – U Mumba
    Fazel Atrachali (left) during a gym session

    Fazel Atrachali (left) during a gym session

    Fazel Atrachali (centre) during an exercise session

    Fazel Atrachali (centre) during an exercise session

  • He often keeps his weight between 75 to 90 kg as the weight limit for international Kabaddi players is 80 kg and in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is 85 kg.
  • In an interview, he said that he gives training jerseys and free shoes to local players in his city to help them pursue the game of Kabaddi.
  • Fazel Atrachali likes firearms and has a rifle.

    Fazel Atrachali holding a rifle

    Fazel Atrachali holding a rifle

  • He is fond of dogs and owns a pet dog.

    Fazel Atrachali with his pet dog

    Fazel Atrachali with his pet dog

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