Top 5 active players who have represented 5 or more PKL teams

Find out the list of the top 5 current players in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) who have effectively played for 5 or more teams throughout their Kabaddi careers on

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Top 5 active players in PKL history

Kabaddi has transformed and has become a widely appreciated sport thanks to its adaptation to a broader audience. Initially played in the mud, the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League has elevated the game to achieve new heights.

With widespread broadcasting Kabaddi players who were unknown to many are experiencing financial independence, gaining recognition, and witnessing a significant improvement in their fitness levels due to the competitive nature of the sport and the league.


Kabaddi, a sport familiar to everyone, has now become a means for athletes to achieve economic independence, all has been made possible through the vivo Pro Kabaddi League. Players are now securing opportunities to collaborate with brands and young enthusiasts are joining academies nationwide.


The league has played a pivotal role in presenting the sport in a new light, transcending its origins in India and expanding its popularity globally. In the league, some players have been in demand among all the franchises and have represented multiple franchises. Let's explore who are the top five active players who have represented more than 5 teams in PKL:

1)    Sandeep Narwal- 6 teams


Sandeep Narwal is a name, who has ruled the PKL since the initial days when the Patna Pirates used to rule the arena but Narwal is still making his presence felt in the league. He started his Pro Kabaddi adventure with the Pirates in the very first season and what an impact he made.

His all-rounder skills were a major force, which helped Patna lift the Season 3 trophy. Narwal was a true jack-of-all-trades, a shining star of both raids and defences. Over the years, he embarked on a Pro Kabaddi odyssey, playing for a different champion every season.


From the Telugu Titans to the Puneri Paltan, and then onto U Mumba, Dabang Delhi and U.P. Yoddhas, Narwal left his mark on each mat he touched. Today after representing 6 teams in 156 matches, this Pro Kabaddi veteran boasts an impressive 645 points and has shaped into a PKL legend.

2)    Prashanth Kumar Rai- 6 teams


Pro Kabaddi League has witnessed its share of stalwarts, and K. Prapanjan stands tall among them. From donning the jersey of U Mumba in Season 2 to being retained by Haryana Steelers as an Elite Retained Player for Season 10, his journey is a testament to resilience and skill. In the early seasons, Prapanjan made a significant mark with U Mumba. 

His agile raids and strategic gameplay became synonymous with the team's success. Seasons 2 and 3 saw him as a vital Mumboy but after that, he moved to and fro to 5 different teams. Prapanjan's Pro Kabaddi journey boasts an impressive 427 raid points in 103 matches. His consistency and ability to deliver in high-pressure situations have solidified his position as one of the league's top raiders.

3)    K Prapanjan- 6 teams


Similar to Sandeep Narwal and Prashanth Kumar Rai, K. Prapanjan has been part of six PKL teams. U Mumba selected him in Season 2, and he continued donning the Mumboy jersey in Season 3. 

Later, he joined Telugu Titans in the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi. Season 5 witnessed his representation for Tamil Thalaivas, followed by playing for Gujarat Giants and Bengal Warriors in the next two editions.

Returning to Tamil Thalaivas for Season 8, he then moved to Haryana Steelers in Season 9. Remarkably, he has been retained by the franchise as an Elite Retained Player (ERP) for Season 10. With 427 raid points in 103 Pro Kabaddi matches, K. Prapanjan stands as a seasoned campaigner in the league. 

4)    Surjeet Singh- 5 teams


Surjeet Singh has been a seasoned professional kabaddi player and a master at defence particularly in the "right cover" position. Throughout his Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) career which started back in 2016, he's had the chance to wear the jerseys of five different teams. In Season 3, Surjeet sported the blue and gold of Puneri Paltan.


He then switched things up, joining U Mumba in Season 4 and staying with Bengal Warriors for a whopping two seasons (5 and 6). He revisited his roots in Season 7 with Puneri Paltan again but season 8 saw him in the orange of Tamil Thalaivas and just the last season only he donned the red and black of Telugu Titans. With an impressive 348 tackle points under his belt, he ranks among the top five defenders in PKL history.

5)    Ravinder Pahal- 5 teams


Pro Kabaddi League has witnessed the rise of numerous stellar defenders, and among them, Ravinder Pahal has been one of them with a remarkable career spanning multiple seasons. From his early days with Dabang Delhi K.C. to his recent stint with Telugu Titans, Pahal's journey is a testament to his game-changing abilities.


Ravinder Pahal's name shines bright in the all-time tackle points list, securing the sixth position with an impressive 339 tackle points. This feat cements his legacy as one of the league's top defenders. His abilities and his performances on the big stages are one of the reasons why he has donned the jerseys of 5 teams in the PKL so far.

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