Gujarat Fortune Giants

Kabaddi, the display of strength, originated in Tamil Nadu around 4,000 years ago. It became a part of the Beijing Asian Games in 1990. Pro kabaddi league started in 2014. PKL witnessed the addition of one of the strongest teams, Gujarat Fortune Giants, in the year 2017.

Gujarat Fortune Giants

Gujarat Fortune Giants is an Ahmedabad-based kabaddi team. This team was added to the PKL in 2017 and had been playing in the league since. Sunil Kumar is the Gujarat Fortune Giants captain, and Manpreet Singh coaches the team. They finished runners-up in 2017 and 2018 against Patna and Bengaluru Bulls, respectively.

Gujarat Fortune Giants History

Founded back in the year 2017, Gujarat Fortune Giants owner is Adani Wilmar Ltd. Their tagline, “Garjega Gujarat,” meaning “Gujarat will roar,” shows well through their Gujarat Fortune Giants jersey. Under the captainship of Sunil Kumar in kabaddi, the Gujarat Fortune Giants players have played with immense strategy and energy. 

Gujarat Fortune Giants Owners

Gujarat FortuneGiants is owned by the Ahmedabad-based Adani Group. This company is recognized for real estate, financial services, defense, and aerospace. They turned their gaze to the Sports Industry, and now they are the owners of the Gujarat Fortune Giants team.

The CEO of Gujarat Fortune Giants team is Sanjay Adesara of Adani Group.

Gujarat Fortune Giants Stats

The Gujarat Fortune Giants team have successfully qualified for 2 playoffs and maintained a decent spot in the points table.

Sachin Tanwar kabaddi Stats:

Seasons Played Matches Played Total Points
5 24 173
6 23 204

Sunil Kumar Kabaddi Stats:

Matches Played 6
Total Tackles 19
Tackle Points 14

Gujarat Fortune Giants Team Stats:

Total Tackles 586
Successful Tackles 258
Unsuccessful Tackles 328
Super Tackles 18

Best Performers of Gujarat Fortune Giants

  • Sachin Tanwar Kabaddi has scored 60 points in 9 matches; out of 60, 54 came as raids. He scored 11 points vs Telgu Titans in his debut match. 
  • Abozar Mighani- this Iranian player got his team a 39-21 victory against U Mumba.
  • Fazel Atrachali- 17 tackle points in 9 matches. He won PKL 2 times: S-2 with U Mumba and S-4 with Patna Pirates.
  • Sukesh Hedge- he was ranked the 7th best player in Season 5, with 33 raid points.
  • Mahendra Singh Rajput- he has managed to score 19 raid points and has played only 5 matches so far.

Gujarat Fortune Giants Records

The Giant army records through the seasons is as follows:

  • 2017: The team won 15 of 22 games in group stages and lost just 4. They were defeated by the Pirates in the finals.
  • 2018: The Giant Army won 17 of 22 games. In this season, too, they finished runner-up.
  • 2019: This season wasn’t a good one for the team. They won only 7 matches out of 22.

Gujarat Fortune Giants Team and Players

In PKL, the Gujarat Army is known to have the best all-rounders. Rohit Gulia is the best all-rounder in the Gujarat Fortune Giant Team. The list of the Gujarat Fortune Giants Players is as follows:

More G B Raider
Sachin Tanwar Raider
Lalit Chaudhary Raider
Gurvinder Singh Raider
Abolfazl Maghsodloumahalli Raider
Abhishek Raider
Sonu Raider
Amit Defender
Sunil Kumar (Gujarat Fortune Giants Captain) Defender
Parvesh Bhainswal Defender
Sonu Gahlawat Defender
Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi Defender
Rohit Gulia All-Rounder
Vinod Kumar All-Rounder
Mohammad Shazid Hossain All-Rounder
Pankaj All-Rounder

Gujarat Fortune Giants Match Schedule 2021

The PKL commences from Jul 20, 2021. The match schedule for Gujarat FortuneGiants is as follows:

21st July 2021: Sunday
Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortune Giants
6th July 2021: Friday
UP Yoddha vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
1st August 2021: Thursday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.
10th August 2021: Saturday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Tamil Thalaivas

11th August 2021: Sunday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Telugu Titans
14th August 2021: Wednesday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Bengal Warriors
16th August 2021: Friday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers
23rd August 2021: Friday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Patna Pirates
28th August 2021: Wednesday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Haryana Steelers
7th September 2021: Saturday
Bengal Warriors vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
9th September 2021: Monday
UP Yoddha vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
14th September 2021: Saturday
Puneri Paltan vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
21st September 2021: Saturday
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
22nd September 2021: Sunday
U Mumba vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
28th September 2021: Saturday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Tamil Thalaivas
29th September 2021: Sunday
Haryana Steelers vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
5th October 2021: Saturday
Gujarat Fortune Giants vs. Patna Pirates
7th October 2021: Monday
Telugu Titans vs. Gujarat Fortune Giants
Playoffs: Venue (TBD)
14th October 2021: Monday
3rd Ranked Team vs. 6th Ranked Team (Eliminator 1)
4th Ranked Team vs. 5th Ranked Team (Eliminator 2)
16th October 2021: Wednesday
1st Ranked Team vs. Winner of Eliminator 1 (Semi-Final 1)
2nd Ranked Team vs. Winner of Eliminator 2 (Semi-Final 2)

Gujarat Fortune Giants FAQs

  • What is the name of the Pro Kabaddi Gujarat Team?

The 2017 and 2018-19 seasons witnessed the addition of 4 new teams in PKL, and Gujarat Fortune Giants is one of them. This team is based in Ahmedabad.

  • Will Gujarat Fortune Giants qualify?

GujaratFortune Giants qualified in the 2017 and 2018 playoffs but lost against Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls.

  • Can the Gujarat Fortune Giants win PKL season 8?

The Giant Army has played 71 matches and has won 41 of them so far.

  • How many tackle points did Gujarat Fortune Giants score in the title-winning season?

In the 2019 season, GFG scored 13 raid points and 14 tackle points. They have not won a PKL title yet and are all set to try and win the title in the 2021 season.

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