Famous 20th Century Badminton Players

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 1 Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: October 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bagan Serai, Malaysia
Malaysian former badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei held the first rank for 349 weeks as a singles player, thus becoming the only player from his country to be number one for over a year. He is a three-time Olympic silver medalist but quit the game after his cancer diagnosis.

 2 Lin Dan

Lin Dan
10
Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longyan

With 666 career wins, including two Olympic and two World Cup golds, Lin Dan is one of the veterans of Chinese badminton. He is the only player to achieve a Super Slam, winning all nine major badminton titles. Known for his fitness and attacking style, Dan retired at 37.

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 3 Lee Yong-dae

Lee Yong-dae
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hwasun, South Jeolla, South Korea

 4 Susi Susanti

Susi Susanti
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tasikmalaya, Indonesia

 5 Peter Gade

Peter Gade
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark

 6 Liliyana Natsir

Liliyana Natsir
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

 7 Xie Xingfang

Xie Xingfang
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
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 8 Fu Haifeng

Fu Haifeng
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jieyang, Guangdong, China

 9 Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 10 Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: June 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

 11 Jan O. Jorgensen

Jan O. Jorgensen
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Svenstrup, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark

 12 Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand
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Famous As: Badminton player, Badminton coach
Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India

 13 Zhang Nan (badminton)

Zhang Nan (badminton)
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 14 Rudy Hartono

Rudy Hartono
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

 15 Zhao Yunlei

Zhao Yunlei
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yichang, China

 16 Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa
8
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

 17 Son Wan-ho

Son Wan-ho
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

 18 Goh Liu Ying

Goh Liu Ying
6
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malacca, Malaysia

 19 Syed Modi

Syed Modi
4
Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Gorakhpur district
Died: July 23, 1988

 20 Morten Frost

Morten Frost
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark

 21 Sirivannavari

Sirivannavari
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Famous As: Princess of Thailand
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

 22 Mathias Boe

Mathias Boe
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frederikssund, Denmark

 23 Tony Gunawan

Tony Gunawan
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

 24 Cai Yun

Cai Yun
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

 25 Misbun Sidek

Misbun Sidek
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Banting, Malaysia

 26 Taufik Hidayat

Taufik Hidayat
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

 27 Wang Yihan

Wang Yihan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shanghai

 28 Tan Wee Kiong

Tan Wee Kiong
5
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Muar, Johor, Malaysia

 29 Hendra Setiawan

Hendra Setiawan
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pemalang, Central Java, Indonesia

 30 B. Sai Praneeth

B. Sai Praneeth
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

 31 Jack Purcell

Jack Purcell
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guelph, Canada
Died: June 10, 1991

 32 Mohammad Ahsan

Mohammad Ahsan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia

 33 Chou Tien-chen

Chou Tien-chen
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 34 Wong Mew Choo

Wong Mew Choo
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 35 Goh V Shem

Goh V Shem
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 36 Tan Boon Heong

Tan Boon Heong
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: September 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

 37 Chan Peng Soon

Chan Peng Soon
5
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: George Town, Penang, Malaysia

 38 Manasi Girishchandra Joshi

Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rajkot, India

 39 Park Joo-bong

Park Joo-bong
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: December 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

 40 Tontowi Ahmad

Tontowi Ahmad
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia

 41 Greysia Polii

Greysia Polii
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 42 Markis Kido

Markis Kido
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 43 Gail Emms

Gail Emms
4
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

 44 Hendrawan

Hendrawan
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: June 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malang, East Java, Indonesia

 45 Soh Wooi Yik

Soh Wooi Yik
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 46 Sudheer Babu

Sudheer Babu
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

 47 Ameeta Singh

Ameeta Singh
4
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 48 Tommy Sugiarto

Tommy Sugiarto
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 49 Gao Ling

Gao Ling
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhan, Hubei, China

 50 Praveen Jordan

Praveen Jordan
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bontang, Indonesia