List of Pro Kabaddi Winners all seasons (2014-2019) with Video Highlights

The Pro Kabaddi League has become an overnight sensation since the mid of this decade. As per the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, viewership of PKL nearly doubled from 561 million impressions to 1.6 billion impressions by the fifth season. You can imagine the growing fandom of the sport which was once discarded as ‘a pass-time in rural regions of India. In 2019, the VIVO sponsored and broadcaster Star TV backed league found a new franchise Bengal Warriors becoming the fifth name to turn up on the Pro Kabaddi winners list. If you are curious to know about the others who clinched the trophies in the previous seasons, you are welcome to go through the following list of Pro Kabaddi Winners. Also, if you wish to become a kabbadi player. You can have a look at the list of the best academy in India for Kabaddi and some basics of how to play kabaddi. Rules, History and others. But for now, let’s focus on the winners because that’s what you are here for! So here is a list of Pro kabaddi Winners of all seasons:

SeasonsPro Kabaddi Winners
2014Jaipur Pink Panthers
2015U Mumba
2016 (15 Jan – 5 Mar)Patna Pirates
2016 (25 Jun – 31 Jul)Patna Pirates
2017Patna Pirates
2018Bengaluru Bulls
2019Bengal Warriors
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
list of Pro kabaddi Winners
list of Pro kabaddi Winners

Table of Contents

Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 1 (2014): Jaipur Pink Panthers

Etching the first name on the Pro Kabaddi Winners title, Abhishek Bachchan backed Jaipur Pink Panthers made history in the year 2014. VIVO Pro Kabaddi League found unexpected fan-love which boosted the matches one after another throughout the season. To reach the finals, Panthers had successfully won 10 stage level matches. Clearly, they were a formidable opponent from the start. Against them was rising U Mumba – the most favored team of the tournament.

The Armageddon between the two took place on August 31 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium. Anup Kumar-led U Mumba paralleled every raid and pulled up an extraordinary defense, they looked determined to win. The best part — they were playing finals at their home. Nonetheless, experience met endurance and stars met fireballs. All set to inscribe their name on the Pro Kabaddi winners list, Panthers Maninder Singh, Jasvir Singh, and Rohit Rana moved to action. As a result, Jaipur Pink Panthers ensured their victory for 35-24.

Total No. of Matches PlayedMatches Won Matches LostMatches DrawnTotal Points ScoredTotal Points ConcededAverage Points Scored
16123157945832.12
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Pro Kabaddi Season 1 Winners: Jaipur Pink Panthers
Pro Kabaddi Season 1 Winners: Jaipur Pink Panthers

Jaipur Pink Panthers Season Statistics

CriteriaStatistics
Successful Raids270
Raid Points344
Average Raid Points21.5
Successful Tackles158
Tackle Points170
Average Tackle Points10.63
Super Raids9
Super Tackles12
Do-or-Die Raid Points50
All-Outs Inflicted29
All-Outs Conceded15
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 1: Jaipur Pink Panthers
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 1: Jaipur Pink Panthers

Best Raider for Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pro Kabaddi Season 1 (2014): Maninder Singh (Points: 130)

PKL star Maninder Singh finished third among all the top raiders of season one. Nonetheless, he proved to be the best for his team which eventually lifted the trophy. Maninder’s best move in the series was none other than his signature Running Hand Touch. In practice the move is enacted with surprise and coupled with a sudden increase in pace, a raider rushes towards a defender and extends his entire body for a quick touch with his hand before escaping to safety.

Best Defender for Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pro Kabaddi Season 1 (2014): Rohit Rana (Points: 38)

Defending at the left cover for the Panthers was Rohit Rana. The 5 feet 6-inch tall buff took on every opponent who dared to cross the line and raid his den. Though he didn’t fare well in the overall charts, Rohit was undoubtedly an asset for the Panthers – who looked a little dreamy on the defense side. He topped the highest of 6 points in a match and maintained a hundred percent not out stint in the first season.

Watch the promo of Pro Kabaddi Season 1 Grand Finale: Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs U Mumba

To watch Jaipur Pink Panthers become the Pro Kabaddi winner 2014 on Disney + Hotstar, click on this link.

Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 2 (2015): U Mumba

And again the rivals met on 23 August 2015, at the same venue where they had their last face-off. One more time, it was U Mumba facing the defending champions and their first season finale nemesis Jaipur Pink Panthers. Anup Kumar with his Mumba tigers had laid out an even tougher campaign in season 2. Who would take ‘the title of Pro Kabaddi Winners of 2015?’ was a hung question since the closure of the first one. Fans had kept waiting for a year and this time cheered to find a new champion list of Pro kabaddi Winners, and that’s what happened. With Shabeer Bappu the dependable and Bonus Ka Baap, MVP of season 1 Anup Kumar, U Mumba managed to snatch the victor’s tag off the Panther’s teeth – winning by a single point: 29-28.

Total No. of Matches PlayedMatches Won Matches LostMatches DrawnTotal Points ScoredTotal Points ConcededAverage Points Scored
16142048942627.06
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Pro Kabaddi Season 2 Winners U Mumba
Pro Kabaddi Season 2: Winners U Mumba

U Mumba Season Statistics

CriteriaStatistics
Successful Raids187
Raid Points237
Average Raid Points14.81
Successful Tackles180
Tackle Points196
Average Tackle Points12.25
Super Raids7
Super Tackles16
Do-or-Die Raid Points81
All-Outs Inflicted20
All-Outs Conceded14
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 2: U Mumba
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 2: U Mumba

Best Raider for U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi Season 2 (2015): Anup Kumar (Points: 74)

The master strategist, other than leading his team, did wonders when it came to raiding down his opponents. He was the highest scorer in the inaugural season of the PKL with 169 points, however, his team couldn’t win the finals. In the second season, it spent more time chalking out routes to victory for the team. And he succeeded. At the same time, he hailed at the best raider of his team, thanks to his signature move – Toe Touch.

Best Defender for U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi Season 2 (2015): Mohit Chillar (Points: 42)

Finishing with 42 tackle points, Chillar was a formidable defender for the U Mumba. His defense partnership with Surender Nada bore fruits as they lifted the trophy in the finals. He played a key role throughout the season 2 campaign, devising three Super Tackles and High 5s each. In fact, Chillar did better than his past season performance where he accumulated 39 points.

Watch Anup Kumar lead U Mumba to victory in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 2

To watch U Mumba become the Pro Kabaddi winner 2015 on Disney + Hotstar, click on this link.

Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 3: Patna Pirates

Pro Kabaddi Season 3 Date: 15 Jan – 5 Mar, 2016

The third time U Mumba reached the finals, a formidable streak and faced an amateur finalist Patna Pirates. For long they had been beaten up in the semi-finals. Landing at the Grand Finale mat in itself was a dream come for the Pirates. But they didn’t wish to lose at the final stage and made every effort to become Pro Kabaddi Winners for Season 3. Also, this time the format witnessed a 10-week tournament, meaning season 3 in the first half of 2016 and next in another. Nothing seems to shake the spirits of the Pirates, who seemed more than eager to capture the Mumba Tigers.

Did they succeed? Big time! The Narwals stole the show, not only in the finale but had showcased their kabaddi genius throughout the season campaign. Moreover, a fine debutante Rohit Kumar played a key role in Pirates’ domination. U Mumba-ikers were bettered in the last moments of the finale as Pirates beat them 31-28 to enter the list of Pro kabaddi Winners.

Total No. of Matches PlayedMatches Won Matches LostMatches DrawnTotal Points ScoredTotal Points ConcededAverage Points Scored
16122259446831.62
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Pro Kabaddi Season 3 Winners Patna Pirates
Pro Kabaddi Season 3: Winners Patna Pirates

Patna Pirates Season 3 Statistics

CriteriaStatistics
Successful Raids241
Raid Points324
Average Raid Points20.25
Successful Tackles175
Tackle Points182
Average Tackle Points11.38
Super Raids16
Super Tackles7
Do-or-Die Raid Points74
All-Outs Inflicted30
All-Outs Conceded13
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 3: Patna Pirates
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 3: Patna Pirates

Best Raider for Patna Pirates in Pro Kabaddi Season 3 (15 Jan – 5 Mar 2016): Pardeep Narwal (Points: 116)

Famously known as the Record Breaker Narwal, Pardeep has actually pushed the raiding game to new levels. In his debut season with the Pirates, he was their best raider, and even when they won the first title, Pardeep was there, standing headstrong. His signature move Dubki was loved by all his fans and opponents alike.

Best Defender for Patna Pirates in Pro Kabaddi Season 3 (15 Jan – 5 Mar 2016): Sandeep Narwal (Points: 55)

Probably one of the best all-rounders Kabaddi world has ever seen is Sandeep Narwal. Improving on his raiding skills, he has turned out to be an exceptional talent who is sought after by every team. Nonetheless, he’s defense was always worthy. Pirates hardly lost points to their opponents because they had Sandeep by their side.

Watch the full report of the Pro Kabaddi Season 3 final: U Mumba Vs Patna Pirates

To watch Patna Pirates become the Pro Kabaddi winner 2016 (Jan-Mar) on Disney + Hotstar, click on this link.

Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 4 (2016): Patna Pirates

Pro Kabaddi Season 4 Date: 25 Jun – 31 Jul, 2016

Watching the tournament in the second half of 2016 seemed like PKL tightening its tradition. The defending champs Patna Pirates had again made to the finals. Interestingly, the premier champ Jaipur Pink Panthers was tired to stay off the finale cosmos and thus joined the show. While Panthers urged to win back their coveted title of Pro Kabaddi Winners, Pirates had grown more confident and unwilling to give up their pride. On July 31st, Panthers faced the Pirates at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.

Jaipuri fans cheered and felt strongly, however, Pirates set a new milestone in history. Becoming the first team to win two titles, Pirates proved to be an undisputed king of the mat. They managed a fine victory scoring 37-29 over the first season champions. With this, Patna Pirates repeated its name on the Pro Kabaddi Winners list.

Total No. of Matches PlayedMatches Won Matches LostMatches DrawnTotal Points ScoredTotal Points ConcededAverage Points Scored
16124049246627.18
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Pro Kabaddi Season 4 Winners Patna Pirates
Pro Kabaddi Season 4: Winners Patna Pirates

Patna Pirates Season 4 Statistics

CriteriaStatistics
Successful Raids206
Raid Points264
Average Raid Points16.5
Successful Tackles145
Tackle Points171
Average Tackle Points10.69
Super Raids7
Super Tackles27
Do-or-Die Raid Points73
All-Outs Inflicted19
All-Outs Conceded12
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 4: Patna Pirates
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 4: Patna Pirates

Best Raider for Patna Pirates in Pro Kabaddi Season 4 (25 Jun – 31 Jul 2016): Pardeep Narwal (Points: 133)

Pardeep shines again! In the fourth season of PKL, everybody witnessed Pardeep’s marvel. His Dubki move became famous. A move that requires tremendous flexibility and agility as the raider ducks low off the ground below a chain of defenders and then launches himself back up to safety. Prince Pardeep won the Pirates another title in a row,

Best Defender for Patna Pirates in Pro Kabaddi Season 4 (25 Jun – 31 Jul 2016): Dharmaraj Cheralathan (Points: 39)

The most experienced player stand tall in Kabaddi to date is Dharmaraj Cheralathan. The corner defender has often been seen as the Toughest Raid. For a raider is doomed when Dharmaraj catches hold. His signature move is Ankle Hold. In practice it comes with tremendous grip and strength, the defender grabs on to the raider’s ankle, often when he’s darting towards the mid-line, to force him back and create an opportunity for a tackle.

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Watch the full report of the Pro Kabaddi Season 4 final: Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Patna Pirates

To watch Patna Pirates become the Pro Kabaddi winner 2016 (Jun-Jul) on Disney + Hotstar, click on this link.

Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 5 (2017): Patna Pirates

The fandom of Pro Kabaddi League never fell short and what better to witness than the king of the mat return to defend its supreme two-time Pro Kabaddi Winners title. Just like they were in season 3, Patna Pirates found an amateur Gujarat Fortunegiants at their fort. Though this was tougher competition than before where 12 franchises participated for the first time, both the defending champs and an exceptional challenger found themselves facing each other on 23 August 2017.

Adani backed Fortunegiants looked energetic and passionate to get their name up on the list of Pro kabaddi Winners. However, a greater history was created. Winning 55-38, Pirates set a streak of three-time Pro Kabaddi Winners, thanks to the astonishing 19 raid points grabbed by Pirates chief Pardeep Narwal.

Total No. of Matches PlayedMatches Won Matches LostMatches DrawnTotal Points ScoredTotal Points ConcededAverage Points Scored
261475105092134.19
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Pro Kabaddi Season 5 Winners Patna Pirates
Pro Kabaddi Season 5: Winners Patna Pirates

Patna Pirates Season 5 Statistics

CriteriaStatistics
Successful Raids487
Raid Points637
Average Raid Points24.5
Successful Tackles226
Tackle Points252
Average Tackle Points9.69
Super Raids26
Super Tackles27
Do-or-Die Raid Points95
All-Outs Inflicted55
All-Outs Conceded29
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 5: Patna Pirates
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 5: Patna Pirates

Best Raider for Patna Pirates in Pro Kabaddi Season 5 (2017): Pardeep Narwal (Points: 369)

With the third boom, Pardeep became an undisputed raiding champion. The fifth season found him to be a living raiding legend. He also became the highest-scoring raider in PKL history. Pirates were blessed to have him by their side and not in opposition. As is well understood that any team facing Pardeep’s power can surely not hold ground for long.

Best Defender for Patna Pirates in Pro Kabaddi Season 5 (2017): Jaideep (Points: 71)

A new face emerged in the defense corner. He topped the score of 7 tackle points in a single match of the fifth season. It was amazing to find a debutante leading from the back and supporting the great team’s winning hat-trick. The emerging talent of this season earned expectations from many for excellent performances in the future.

Watch a fantastic slideshow of Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 finale: Gujarat Fortunegiants Vs Patna Pirates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6gXuHD4Hng

To watch Patna Pirates become the Pro Kabaddi winner 2017 on Disney + Hotstar, click on this link.

Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 6 (2018): Bengaluru Bulls

Gujarat Fortunegiants did not give up after the last defeat and embraced themselves to walk the finale court yet again. This time they superseded the dominant Pirates and rose to the occasion to meet a new challenger – Bengaluru Bulls. This was the first time that the defending champs or previous Pro Kabaddi Winners failed to make the finale mark. In the cold of January 5, 2015, Bulls vowed to take on the giants.

And that’s what happened. Pawan Sehrawat stole the show, clinching 22 raid points in 25 raids. Making two All-Outs and leading the team to victory single-handedly after the second half of the game. NSCI Dome at Worli found a Southern lifting the trophy for the first time and getting a place in the Pro Kabaddi winners list. The Fortunegiants, unfortunately, tasted defeat and could not repeat the stint of U Mumba in PKL season 2. Bulls won by 38-33.

Total No. of Matches PlayedMatches Won Matches LostMatches DrawnTotal Points ScoredTotal Points ConcededAverage Points Scored
24157288776632.37
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Pro Kabaddi Season 6 Winners Bengaluru Bulls
Pro Kabaddi Season 6 Winners Bengaluru Bulls

Bengaluru Bulls Season 6 Statistics

CriteriaStatistics
Successful Raids431
Raid Points547
Average Raid Points22.79
Successful Tackles219
Tackle Points230
Average Tackle Points9.58
Super Raids20
Super Tackles12
Do-or-Die Raid Points73
All-Outs Inflicted37
All-Outs Conceded24
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 6: Bengaluru Bulls
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 6: Bengaluru Bulls

Best Raider for Bengaluru Bulls in Pro Kabaddi Season 6 (2018): Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (Points: 271)

To challenge Pardeep’s raiding authority rose another young talent in the most stupendous form. Not only did he lead his team to victory, he even became the leading raider of the tournament and proudly took the MVP award home. Many find him to be a legend in making. He’s being trusted with leadership roles for his capability to dilute pressure and turn crucial matches in his team’s favor.

Best Defender for Bengaluru Bulls in Pro Kabaddi Season 6 (2018): Mahender Singh (Points: 63)

After his thunderous performance in the 5th season, the Bulls rallied to get the Bulldozer in their team. This decision proved right as the big buff played an instrumental role in helping the team lift its first trophy. His signature tackle move became famous in this season. In practice, it is the ultimate display of strength which involves a defender sprinting across the mat and using the full force of his momentum to get the opposition raider out of bounds.

Watch the full report of the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 final: Bengaluru Bulls Vs Gujarat Fortunegiants

To watch Bengaluru Bulls become the Pro Kabaddi winner 2018 on Disney + Hotstar, click on this link.

Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 7 (2019): Bengal Warriors

The latest addition to the list of Pro Kabaddi Winners is Bengal Warriors. Yes, the east shone in the last edition of the annual kabaddi tournament. And what better than the capital city’s team facing it in the finals. Maninder-led Warriors successfully stopped Naveen Kumar of the other end and encouraged their prime raider to prevail in the game. Pro Kabaddi League by this time had turned into a mega annual sports event, next to IPL. So, the cheers and bands orchestrated to build an zealous atmosphere. The home ground support of Delhi at the The Arena Indoor Stadium went in vain as the Warriors sounded their victory trumpets. Though Delhi showcased a splendid performance, Warriors became the ones to enter the Pro Kabaddi winners list by winning 39-34.

Total No. of Matches PlayedMatches Won Matches LostMatches DrawnTotal Points ScoredTotal Points ConcededAverage Points Scored
24165386879030.91
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Pro Kabaddi Season 7 Winners Bengal Warriors
Pro Kabaddi Season 7 Winners: Bengal Warriors

Bengal Warriors Season 7 Statistics

CriteriaStatistics
Successful Raids414
Raid Points513
Average Raid Points21.38
Successful Tackles217
Tackle Points229
Average Tackle Points9.54
Super Raids16
Super Tackles14
Do-or-Die Raid Points63
All-Outs Inflicted41
All-Outs Conceded23
SOURCE: Pro Kabaddi Official Website
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 7: Bengal Warriors
Winner of Pro Kabaddi Season 7: Bengal Warriors

Best Raider for Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi Season 7 (2019): Maninder Singh (Points: 205)

The inaugural champion made his comeback not only as an undisputed raider but a winning captain. Just like Sehrawat, Maninder proved that India has the best of leaders to skipper Kabaddi teams anywhere and at any moment. He embraced his signature Running Hand Touch move as he achieved a distinct feat of scoring more than 200 raid points in two seasons in a row.

Best Defender for Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi Season 7 (2019): Baldev Singh (Points: 66)

Highlight in the Warriors’ defense camp was Baldev Singh. With a High Five and 3 Super Tackles in the season 7 campaign, Baldev ensured a place for his team in the finale. While the captain eroded every opponent in their den, Baldev took upon the responsibility to protect theirs. And without doubt, he stood committed to his promise.

Watch Pro Kabaddi 2019 Final Highlights | Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors

To watch Bengal Warriors become the Pro Kabaddi winner 2018 on Disney + Hotstar, click on this link.

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Pro Kabaddi Winners
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Some Frequently Asked Questions

Who won Pro Kabaddi League 2019?

Bengal Warriors won the Pro Kabaddi League 2019, defeating Dabang Delhi by 39-34 points.

Which is the strongest team in pro kabaddi 2019?

It is hard to determine the strongest team in Pro Kabaddi 2019 as all the teams fared well. However, Bengal Warriors – the Pro Kabaddi Winners of 2019 – ought to be the strongest team in the last season.

Who won the PKL season 6?

Bengaluru Bulls won the PKL Season 6, defeating Gujarat Fortunegiants – former finalist of season 5 – by 38-33 points.

Who is the No 1 Raider in Pro Kabaddi?

As of 2020, Pawan Sehrawat of Bengaluru Bulls hails as the No. 1 Raider of Pro Kabaddi League. He managed to amass 346 points in 2019 and became the best raider of season 7.

Which country is best in kabaddi?

India is the best country in Kabaddi for having won the most number of titles internationally. Nonetheless, Iran tops the international points table as for now and they managed to win the 2018 Asian Games.

Who is the top Raider of all seasons?

Pardeep Narwal of Patna Pirates is considered the top Raider of all seasons of Pro Kabaddi League. He has earned 1160 raid points in his PKL career so far.

Who got Arjuna award in kabaddi?

Over twenty extraordinary players have won the Arjuna Award in Kabaddi since its institution. The latest player to win Arjuna Award in Kabaddi (2020) is Deepak Niwas Hooda.

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