U Mumba is the Mumbai city franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Derived from the word ‘Mumba’, the name represents the mother island that gave birth to our mega city which is now known as Mumbai. We the citizens make the city what it is, therefore the name U Mumba. The team chose orange as it’s primary colour for their jersey because fisher folks of the region use this as their primary identifiable colour, this personifies the fact that in the deep blue ocean orange stands out as a clutter breaker… that is U Mumba for the rest of the world.
U Mumba and eleven other franchises play in a caravan format at 12 venues including its home turf, Mumbai, in the Pro Kabaddi League, initiated by Mashal Sports.
In 2018, season 6 & 7 the team has been reimagined and recreated from a scratch. We now have a new Head coach Sanjeev Baliyan and Upendra Kumar as Asst. Coach from last year. The idea was to focus on a young dynamic squad with a good mix of youth and experience. The team will comprise of an experienced defensive (corners and covers) line up with a young offence (raiders) unit.
Brief History: Season 1 to 6
The team was led by Captain Anup Kumar for all 5 seasons, coached by Bhaskaran Edacherry and Ravi Shetty.
In season 1, the team finished Runners-Up, losing out to eventual champions Jaipur Pink Panthers in a closely fought finale.
In season 2, U Mumba consistently topped the table during the league stage and beat Bengaluru Bulls in a thrilling finale to be crowned Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2015 Champions.
In season 3, U Mumba topped the table again during the league stage to qualify for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, U Mumba beat Bengal Warriors to qualify for their third successive final. Up against the Patna Pirates, U Mumba lost.
In season 4, U Mumba stood 5th on the table, unable to make it to the Playoffs.
In season 5, U Mumba finished 8th on the team performance table.
In Season 6, U Mumba finished 2nd in the group and lost in the playoffs to place 5th overall.
The future plans of U Mumba:
Extending the reach of U Mumba Future Stars and taking it to top metros of India
U MUMBA SEASON 7 TEAM
Head Coach - Sanjeev Baliyan
Asst. Coach - Upendra Kumar
1 Fazel Atrachali ( Captain)
2 Harendra Kumar
3 Surinder Singh
4 Rajaguru Subramanian
6 Harsh Vardhan
7 Young Chang Ko
8 Dong Goen Lee
9 Rohit Baliyan
10 Abhishek Singh
11 Gaurav Kumar
13 Athul MS
14 Arjun Deshwal
15 Vinoth Kumar
16 Sandeep Narwal
17 Mohit Baliyan
18 Ajinkya Kapre