Dabang Delhi K.C. is a kabaddi team from New Delhi, India, participating in the Pro Kabaddi League. Presently captained by Naveen Kumar Goyat and under the guidance of coach Rambir Singh Khokhar, the team is owned by Radha Kapoor. Their home games take place at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi. Notably, they clinched their inaugural VIVO Pro Kabaddi League championship by emerging victorious over the Patna Pirates in the final of the 2021–22 season.
Dabang Delhi Team Over the Years | PKL 2022
|Sixth (in Zone A)
|Third (in Zone A)
Dabang Delhi Team: Season 1
Dabang Delhi team finished sixth in the inaugural season of the Pro Kabaddi League. Despite a strong squad, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs. They managed to win only 5 matches during that season.
Dabang Delhi Team: Season 2
In the second season, Dabang Delhi had another poor outing. They finished seventh in the points table. They lost 9 out of their 14 matches this season. The team failed to play together as a unit and failed to capitalize on tense moments during matches.
Dabang Delhi Team: Season 3
The third season of the PKL was the worst for the Delhi team. They hardly won anything that year and finished last in the points table. They managed to win just a single match in the 3rd edition of the PKL.
Dabang Delhi was again in the bottom half of the points table. They had another terrible season as they finished seventh in the points table. Sachin Shingade was the best defender for the team and the fourth-best overall.
In this season, the teams were divided into 2 groups according to geographical locations. Delhi who was in Zone A, finished last in the group failing to qualify for the playoffs. Out of their 22 matches, Delhi could win only 5 thus finishing sixth in Zone A.
In the sixth season, Delhi could finally qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. They finished third in Zone A and qualified for the eliminators. They won the eliminators but lost in the semifinals against UP Yoddhas.
Dabang Delhi had an excellent seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League. They topped the group and directly qualified for the qualifiers. Delhi finished as runners-up in the tournament, after losing to Bengal Warriors in a tense final. Naveen Kumar was their best raider while Sumit and Nitesh Kumar had an excellent season as defenders.
Dabang Delhi team was crowned as the Champions of the Pro Kabaddi League in the last edition. They finished second in the group stages and directly qualified for the semifinals. They went on to beat Bengaluru Bulls in the semifinals and Patna Pirates in the finals. In the thrilling final, Dabang Delhi held their nerves to beat the Patna Pirates by a margin of only one point.
In PKL Season 9, Dabang Delhi team finished sixth in the PKL points table. Out of 22 matches, they emerged victorious in 10, faced defeat in 10, and had 2 matches ending in a tie, accumulating a total of 63 points by the end of the season.
PKL: Dabang Delhi Squad 2023
- Retained Players: Naveen Kumar, Vijay, Manjeet, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar
- New Players Bought: Vishal Bhardwaj, Sunil, Ashu Malik, Meetu, Nitin Chandel, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Akash Prasher, Vikrant, Felix Li, Yuvraj Pandeya, Mohit