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 1 
Lin Dan
(One of the Greatest Badminton Players of All Time)
Lin Dan
23
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longyan, Fujian, China

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.

 2 
Prakash Padukone
(Former Indian Badminton Player Who Became the First Indian to Win the All England Open Badminton Championships)
Prakash Padukone
20
Birthdate: June 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Arjuna Award- and Padma Shri-winning Indian badminton player and former world number 1, Prakash Padukone was the first to win the All-England Open Badminton Championship from India. A World Cup and Commonwealth Games champion, he co-owns Olympic Gold Quest. He is also known as Bollywood star Deepika Padukone’s father.

 3 
Pullela Gopichand
(The Second Indian to Win the All England Open Badminton Championship)
Pullela Gopichand
14
Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India

The second Indian badminton player to win the All-England Open Badminton Championships, Indian badminton star Pullela Gopichand now coaches the Indian national team. He was 11 when he began playing the sport. An Asian Championship bronze winner, he has been awarded countless honors, such as the Arjuna Award and the Padma Bhushan.

 4 
Viktor Axelsen
(Danish Professional Badminton Player)
Viktor Axelsen
18
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 5 
Lee Zii Jia
(Malaysian Professional Badminton Player)
Lee Zii Jia
9
Birthdate: March 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

Malaysian badminton player Lee Zii Jia has gold medals in the Asian Championships, the Asia Team Championships, and the Southeast Asian Games. He began his training in badminton at age 6 and later joined the Bukit Jalil Sports School. He made headlines when he was banned by the Badminton Association of Malaysia temporarily.

 6 
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
16
Birthdate: August 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
Chen Long
(Chinese Professional Badminton Player and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Chen Long
9
Birthdate: January 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shashi District, Jingzhou, Hubei, China

Chen Long is a Chinese competitive badminton player best known for winning a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's singles event in Rio de Janeiro. Chen has also won gold medals at World Championships, Asian Games, and Asian Championships. A former world number 1, Chen has also won the Sudirman Cup on five occasions so far.

 8 
Lee Chong Wei
(Malaysian Former Badminton Player and Three-Time Olympic Silver Medallist)
Lee Chong Wei
43
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.
 9 
Kento Momota
(Japanese Badminton Player)
Kento Momota
14
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mino, Kagawa, Japan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Lee Yong-dae
(South Korean Professional Badminton Player)
Lee Yong-dae
13
Birthdate: September 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hwasun, South Jeolla, South Korea
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Hendra Setiawan
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Hendra Setiawan
7
Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pemalang, Central Java, Indonesia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Peter Gade
(Danish Former Professional Badminton Player)
Peter Gade
13
Birthdate: December 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Fu Haifeng
(Chinese Former Badminton Player)
Fu Haifeng
7
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jieyang, Guangdong, China

Former badminton player Fu Haifeng is known as one of the most successful men’s doubles players in history. Along with partner Cai Yun, he has earned an Olympic gold. The duo is also the only doubles pair with four world titles and was named to BWF's Hall of Fame.

 14 
Rudy Hartono
(One of the Greatest Badminton Players of All Time)
Rudy Hartono
5
Birthdate: August 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Zhang Nan
(Chinese Badminton Player)
Zhang Nan
7
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Zhang Nan mostly won games in mixed doubles with his partner Zhao Yunlei. He has won medals in all major events, such as the Sudirman Cup and the Asian Games. Post-retirement, he became a doubles coach and was then made the chairman of the CBA.

 16 
Markis Kido
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Markis Kido
5
Birthdate: August 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Died: June 14, 2021
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 17 
Taufik Hidayat
(Indonesian Retired Badminton Player)
Taufik Hidayat
5
Birthdate: August 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Liem Swie King
(Indonesian Former Badminton Player)
Liem Swie King
4
Birthdate: February 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kudus Regency, Central Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Li Shifeng
(Chinese Badminton Player)
Li Shifeng
4
Birthdate: January 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Son Wan-ho
(South Korean Badminton Player)
Son Wan-ho
6
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Loh Kean Yew
(Singaporean Badminton Player)
Loh Kean Yew
9
Birthdate: June 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Shi Yuqi
(Chinese Badminton Player)
Shi Yuqi
6
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China

Chinese badminton sensation Shi Yuqi upset champion Lin Dan to reach the finals of the All England Open in 2017 and won the tournament in 2018. In 2016, he won his first French Super Series title. His wins also include a gold at the 2018 Asian Games and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

 23 
Jan O. Jorgensen
(Danish Retired Badminton Player)
Jan O. Jorgensen
8
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Svenstrup, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
7
Birthdate: October 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cimahi, West Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Tony Gunawan
(American Former Badminton Player)
Tony Gunawan
4
Birthdate: April 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Alan Budikusuma
(Indonesian Former Badminton Player)
Alan Budikusuma
3
Birthdate: March 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
5
Birthdate: March 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Cai Yun
(Chinese Former Professional Badminton Player)
Cai Yun
4
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Cai Yun is a Chinese retired professional badminton player who specialized in the men's doubles event. A four-time World Championship winner, Cai also won silver and gold medal in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, respectively. Considered the greatest men's doubles player ever, Cai Yun also won six Sudirman Cups and five Thomas Cups during his illustrious playing career.

 29 
Xia Xuanze
(Chinese Former Badminton Player)
Xia Xuanze
4
Birthdate: January 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rui'an, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

Xia Xuanze is a Chinese former professional badminton player best known for winning the bronze medal in men's singles at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. The 2003 World Championship winner, Xia also has two Thomas Cups and an Asia Championship title under his belt. After retiring as a player, Xia went on to become a coach for the national team.

 30 
Jonatan Christie
(Indonesian Professional Badminton Player)
Jonatan Christie
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 31 
Mohammad Ahsan
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Mohammad Ahsan
7
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Chou Tien-chen
(Taiwanese Badminton Player)
Chou Tien-chen
5
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Anders Antonsen
(Danish Professional Badminton Player)
Anders Antonsen
6
Birthdate: April 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Yuta Watanabe
(Japanese Badminton Player)
Yuta Watanabe
3
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suginami, Japan
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
Kunlavut Vitidsarn
(Thai Badminton player)
Kunlavut Vitidsarn
4
Birthdate: May 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Tan Wee Kiong
(Malaysian Badminton Player)
Tan Wee Kiong
7
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Muar, Johor, Malaysia
Tan Wee Kiong is a Malaysian professional badminton player best known for winning the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He is renowned for his partnership with Goh V Shem and the two became the fourth Malaysian men's doubles pair to achieve a ranking of world number one in 2016.
 37 
Soh Wooi Yik
(Malaysian Badminton Player)
Soh Wooi Yik
6
Birthdate: February 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Soh Wooi Yik is a Malaysian professional badminton player who achieved international acclaim when he won the bronze medal in the men's doubles event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Soh Wooi Yik has also won medals at Asian Championships, Southeast Asian Games, and World Junior Championships.

 38 
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
(Retired Danish Badminton Player and the Current President of the Badminton World Federation)
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
3
Birthdate: September 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinge, Denmark
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Goh V Shem
(Malaysian Badminton Player)
Goh V Shem
7
Birthdate: May 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Goh V Shem is a Malaysian professional badminton player best known for winning the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Renowned for his offensive style of play, Goh V Shem has also won medals at the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships, and Southeast Asian Games.

 40 
Misbun Sidek
(Malaysian Former Badminton Player)
Misbun Sidek
8
Birthdate: February 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Banting, Malaysia

Misbun Sidek is a Malaysian former badminton player best known for winning the bronze medal in the men's doubles event at the 1980 World Championships in Jakarta. He has also won medals at important tournaments like World Cups, Thomas Cup, Southeast Asian Games, and Asian Championships. Sidek is currently serving as the team director of the national junior badminton team.

 41 
Park Joo-bong
(South Korean Former Badminton Player)
Park Joo-bong
3
Birthdate: December 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Praveen Jordan
(Indonesian Badminton Player Who Specialises in Doubles)
Praveen Jordan
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bontang, Indonesia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 43 
Tontowi Ahmad
(Indonesian Retired Badminton Player)
Tontowi Ahmad
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 44 
Chan Peng Soon
(Malaysian Badminton Player)
Chan Peng Soon
7
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Chan Peng Soon is a Malaysian badminton player who specializes in the mixed doubles event. Chan is renowned for his partnership with Goh Liu Ying and the two achieved international prominence when they won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Chan has also won medals at Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and Southeast Asian Games.

 45 
Muhammad Hafiz Hashim
(Malaysian Former Badminton Player)
Muhammad Hafiz Hashim
4
Birthdate: September 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Muhammad Hafiz Hashim is a former Malaysian badminton player who won the 2003 All England Open Badminton Championships. He is counted amongst the most successful Malay badminton players. As a player, he was known for his cool approach on the court regardless of his opponent. He became a coach after his retirement. His brother Roslin is a former world No.1. 

 46 
Wong Choong Hann
(Malaysian Former Badminton Player)
Wong Choong Hann
4
Birthdate: February 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wong Choong Hann is a Malaysian former badminton player. In 2003, he became the first player from Malaysia to win a medal at the BWF World Championships in the men's singles event when he won the silver medal. During his career, Wong Choong Hann also won medals at the Commonwealth Games, Southeast Asian Games, and Asian Games.

 47 
Tommy Sugiarto
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Tommy Sugiarto
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Hendrawan
(Indonesian Badminton Coach and Former Player)
Hendrawan
0
Birthdate: June 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
Sudheer Babu
(Indian Badminton Player Who Later Turned to Acting)
Sudheer Babu
4
Birthdate: May 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Initially a top-ranked badminton player who played in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Sudheer Babu later stepped into films. Predominantly seen in Telugu films, he soared to fame with movies such as Prema Katha Chitram and Samanthakamani. He is also known as the brother-in-law of Telugu movie star Mahesh Babu.

 50 
Fajar Alfian
(Indonesian Badminton Player)
Fajar Alfian
4
Birthdate: March 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)