Fazel Atrachali is an Iranian professional Kabaddi player, born on 29 March 1992 in Gorgan, Iran. He plays as a defender for Mumbai based team U Mumba in the Pro Kabaddi League.
Fazel preferably plays in the left corner position. He is rock-hard when it comes to defending and is known to take down most skillful of raiders. He is experienced enough to know when to react quickly but is patient enough to hold back as well.
In his early days, Fazel started as a wrestler at a very young age of 11. He played the sport in his hometown Gorgan, but due to a shift in his place his wrestling got restricted. In high school, Fazel developed interest in football but instinctively he got swayed towards Kabaddi later on.
Fazel represented Iran in the 2010 Asian Games. He made his debut in the season 2 of Pro Kabaddi League for U Mumba.
Rise to Glory
Fazel represented Iran in the 2010 Asian Games, after which he participated in the 2013 Asian Indoor Games. The Iranian defender also captained his country during the 2014 Asian Games.
Fazal Atrachali Pro Kabaddi Career
In 2014, Fazel played for U Mumba in the Pro Kabaddi League. After couple of seasons with his first team, he was then bought by Patna Pirates in the year 2016.
Fazel returned to U Mumba in 2018, after a spell with Gujarat Fortunegiants in the 2017-18 season. He was bought by the franchise for Rs. 1 crore, making him the costliest foreign player in the history of Pro Kabaddi.
The Iranian national has been an important player for all the teams he has played with. The defender has been coached by multiple yet talented coaches namely E Bhaskaran and Manpreet Singh. He has played a total of 56 matches in the PKL and has a positive successful tackle percentage of 60.86. He is the only foreign defender to cross the century mark on the number of tackles, 152 points in 230 tackles made by him.