Since childhood, Fazel had been fond of playing kabaddi and had started playing in his hometown Gorgan, Iran, from the age of just 11.
A few days later, Fazel had to move to his hometown due to some reasons and shifted to another place that affected his wrestling. Due to his determination and hard work, he has managed to establish his own identity today.
He debuted in the Iran Kabaddi Team at the 2010 Asian Games, and later, he got a chance to participate in the 2013 Asian Indoor Games. The Iranian Kabaddi team handed the captaincy to the defender at the 2014 Asian Games.
Pro Kabaddi Debut
He made his debut in the Pro Kabaddi League against Dabang Delhi in Season 2 from U Mumba, got a chance to play 5 matches in the season, and scored 12 tackle points.
Atrachali became a well-known public figure of U Mumba in season 3. He got a chance of 11 matches and scored 32 tackle points and a raid point.
His success rate was 50%, and he became the second-highest scoring defender for U Mumba in the season.
In season 4, Atrachali moved to Patna Pirates and was counted among the league’s best defenders. He scored 52 points by the end of the season in 16 matches, which included five High 5’s and 7 Super Tackles.
Patna Pirates won the season 4 title, and Fazel received the Best Defender Award.
In season 5, a new franchise, Gujarat Fortune Giants, bought Fazel and added him to the squad.
Fazel got a chance to play 24 matches and made 57 tackle points to his name, which included five High 5’s and three Super Tackles with a strike rate of 57.57.
He led the Fortune Giants until the final match and faced defeat against Patna Pirates in the final.
Seeing Fazel’s performance going well, U Mumba re-signed him in the Season 6 auction and gave him the captaincy.
In the Best Defender of the Season race, Fazel came third with 83 tackle points behind Nitesh Kumar and Parveen Bhainswal.
The defender was retained by U Mumba in PKL Season 7, and he led his team to the semi-finals.
Unfortunately, in the semi-finals, U Mumba lost the match against Bengal Warriors.
Atrachali enjoyed the entire season and continued his performance, and became the Best Defender of the season with 82 tackle points.
His best performance was against Haryana Steelers, where he scored eight tackle points.
Fazel Atrachali Wife and Daughter
Fazel’s wife’s name is Eliye Hoseyni. Eliye gave birth to a beautiful girl in 2018 named Selena Atrachali.
Fazel often shares photos of his daughter on social media, so let’s now see Fazel Atrachali Wife and his daughter’s photos shared by him on Instagram.
Fazel Atrachali’s Daughter
Fazel Atrachali’s Wife
Dash – To apply this kabaddi move, the defender sprinting across and applying his full momentum force on the opposite raider and taking him out of the mat area.
Awards and Achievements
Best Defender title of Pro Kabaddi Season 4 (2016) and Season 7 (2019).
Champion of Pro Kabaddi Season 2 in 2015 (U Mumba) and Season 4 in 2016 (Patna Pirates).
Gold medal in Asian Games 2018.
Rear Unknown Facts
During school days, Fazel Atrachali loved playing football more than kabaddi.
He became the most expensive sold foreign player ever in PKL history. In season 6, Fazel was bought by U Mumba for 1 crore.
This Iranian Kabaddi player was the first foreigner defender to score 300 tackle points in the Pro Kabaddi League.
Fazel Atrachali and Manjeet Chillar are the only kabaddi players who topped the Tackle Point Leaderboard in 2 Pro Kabaddi seasons.
He is the only such player who scored more than 80+ tackle points in PKL season 7.
He is a very experienced and determined player who can win every match for his team.
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