Naveen Kumar Kabaddi Player

Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Team Photo

Early Life


Naveen Kumar was born on 14th February, 2000 in Sultanpur in Haryana, and was the first player to born in 2000s in Vivo pro kabaddi league. He was born in a family which had a sports culture in blood, his grandfather is a state-level wrestler. Naveen was first introduced to the world of kabaddi by his grandfather, a wrestler when he was just seven-years-old. Moreover, since he was growing up in Bhiwani – the village which has also given Parvesh Bhainswal.

Naveen Kumar in junior national championships, he represented his school in the junior national championship and further he went on representing his team in the senior national championship. Naveen Kumar went on to feature in the U-17 Championships before going to play at the national level. 

Naveen Kumar completed his Higher Secondary Education in Physical Studies from Kuk University, Haryana.

Naveen Kumar Family

Naveen Kumar was born in Sultanpur in Haryana. Naveen had a mother who is housewife and a elder sister name, Siksha Goyat. When Naveen Kumar was studying he was asked by his father to choose between studying or playing kabaddi in sports, he chooses kabaddi over studies but he didn’t quit his studying and passed his twelve class with first division.

Naveen Kumar went on to feature himself in the U-17 championship, then we went on to feature himself on the national level held in Bhiwani, there he was selected as the best raider and he scored most raid points.

His family was extremely happy when he was chosen as the best raider in u-17. People in his village gave him grand welcome.

Naveen Kumar Pro kabaddi career 

Naveen Kumar is an Indian professional kabaddi player who plies his trade as a raider. He made his debut in Pro Kabaddi League in Season 6. The youngster was bought by the owner of the Dabang Delhi K.C. Team for INR 6.6 lakh.

Naveen kumar debut had all eyes on him and in just 22 matches in his first season and he scored 177 points. He has been one of the finest performers for Dabang Delhi and one of the major reasons of the side reaching the play-off in Pro Kabaddi Season 6.

Naveen was the youngest player in Season 6 of Pro Kabaddi. He is the first player born in the 21st century to play in Pro Kabaddi league.

In his 4th game for Dabang Delhi, Naveen Kumar became the second youngest to get a Super 10 in Pro Kabaddi history. He was the leading raid points scorer for Dabang Delhi in Season 6 and will continue to play for the Dabangg in Season 7 of the league.

The Delhi team has finally found a fine balance between balance and offence. The current season has been exceptional for the franchise.

Iconic Match vs Patna Pirates

The match between Dabang Delhi and Patna Pirates was seen as a raiding slugfest between Pardeep Narwal and Naveen and both of them excelled. Looking at how the game panned out, the pendulum tilts slightly in favour of Pardeep Narwal. Though Patna Pirates put in a valiant effort, they went down at the hands of Dabang Delhi.

All in all, it was a historic day for Dabang Delhi as they won their fourth consecutive match at the home leg setting a new record of most wins at home leg surpassing U Mumba with 2 victories. 

Naveen kumar too became the fastest raider to reach 300 raid points surpassing Maninder Singh, he took only 33 matches to achieve the milestone. He also broke Pardeep Narwal record of most super 10’s in a season, he scored his 9th consecutive super 10 of the season 7.

Personal Profile:

Full Name Naveen Kumar Goyat
Date of Birth Feb 14, 2000
Age 21 years 
Nationality Indian
Coach Krishna Kumar Hooda
Weight 76 kgs
Height 5’10 ft.
Position Raider
Signature Move  Running Hand Touch
Current Club Dabang Delhi


Teams Played for:

Seasons Teams
Season 7 Dabang Delhi
Season 8 Dabang Delhi


Total Matches Played 45
Total Earned Points 480
Most Points in a match 19
Not out percentage 82.92
Total raids 779
Successful raids % 60.71
Super 10’s 30
Total raid points 473
Average raid per match 10.51
Total tackles  20
Number of super tackles 1
Total tackle points 7
Average tackles per match % 0.13
Tackle strike rate % 35

 Naveen Kumar Unknow Facts:

Naveen Kumar is the only player to score ten consecutive Super 10s.

In the 2019 season match against Patna Pirates, Naveen Kumar became the joint-fastest raider to score 300 raid points in PKL.

At 19, Naveen Kumar is the youngest player to record a 300-raid point campaign.

In just his fourth match, he became the second youngest to get to a Super 10.

Naveen Kumar has the record for the most Super 10s in a season and most consecutive Super 10s to his name.

Ajay Thakur has always an inspiration for Naveen. He has followed his career and style since the launch of the league.

He is also a big fan of Surjeet Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal, and Sunil Kumar, and considers them to be the toughest defenders.

Naveen Kumar also had a job with Air Force in 2018.


Season Wise Stats:


Season Team Matches Played Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids Raid Touch Points Raid Bonus Points Total Raid Points 
PKL 6 Dabang Delhi 22 307 144 63 131 41 172
PKL 7 Dabang Delhi 23 472 251 70 233 68 301


Season Team Matches Played Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points
PKL6 Dabang Delhi 22 12 4 12
PKL7 Dabang Delhi 23 8 2 8
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