Male Badminton Players

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Lee Chong Wei
(Malaysian Former Badminton Player and Three-Time Olympic Silver Medallist)
Lee Chong Wei
44
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
(One of the Greatest Badminton Players of All Time)
Lin Dan
20
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.

 3 
Viktor Axelsen
(Badminton player)
Viktor Axelsen
12
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
 4 
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
(Badminton player)
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
12
Birthdate: August 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia
 5 
Chen Long
(Chinese Professional Badminton Player and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Chen Long
8
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.

 6 
Kento Momota
(Badminton player)
Kento Momota
13
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mino, Kagawa, Japan
 7 
Hendra Setiawan
(Badminton player)
Hendra Setiawan
6
Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pemalang, Central Java, Indonesia
 8 
Peter Gade
(Badminton player)
Peter Gade
12
Birthdate: December 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark
 9 
Lee Zii Jia
(Badminton player)
Lee Zii Jia
8
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.

 10 
Fu Haifeng
(Badminton player)
Fu Haifeng
5
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.

 11 
Loh Kean Yew
(Badminton player)
Loh Kean Yew
7
Birthdate: June 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
 12 
Prakash Padukone
(Former Indian Badminton Player Who Became the First Indian to Win the All England Open Badminton Championships)
Prakash Padukone
16
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.

 13 
Pullela Gopichand
(The Second Indian to Win the All England Open Badminton Championship)
Pullela Gopichand
12
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.

 14 
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
(Badminton player)
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
6
Birthdate: October 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cimahi, West Java, Indonesia
 15 
Zhang Nan (badminton)
(Badminton player)
Zhang Nan (badminton)
6
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.

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Rudy Hartono
(Badminton player)
Rudy Hartono
5
Birthdate: August 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
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Jan O. Jorgensen
(Badminton player)
Jan O. Jorgensen
6
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Svenstrup, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark
 18 
Lee Yong-dae
(Badminton player)
Lee Yong-dae
12
Birthdate: September 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hwasun, South Jeolla, South Korea
 19 
Son Wan-ho
(Badminton player)
Son Wan-ho
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
 20 
Taufik Hidayat
(Badminton player)
Taufik Hidayat
5
Birthdate: August 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
 21 
Morten Frost
(Badminton player)
Morten Frost
5
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
 22 
Tony Gunawan
(Badminton player)
Tony Gunawan
4
Birthdate: April 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
 23 
Mohammad Ahsan
(Badminton player)
Mohammad Ahsan
7
Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
 24 
Cai Yun
(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.

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Anders Antonsen
(Badminton player)
Anders Antonsen
5
Birthdate: April 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
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Soh Wooi Yik
(Badminton player)
Soh Wooi Yik
5
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.

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Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
(Badminton player)
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
5
Birthdate: March 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Yuta Watanabe (badminton)
(Badminton player)
Yuta Watanabe (badminton)
3
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suginami, Japan
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Chou Tien-chen
(Badminton player)
Chou Tien-chen
5
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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Tan Wee Kiong
(Badminton player)
Tan Wee Kiong
6
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.
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Markis Kido
(Badminton player)
Markis Kido
4
Birthdate: August 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Misbun Sidek
(Badminton player)
Misbun Sidek
7
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.

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Goh V Shem
(Badminton player)
Goh V Shem
6
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.

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Chan Peng Soon
(Badminton player)
Chan Peng Soon
6
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.

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Hendrawan
(Badminton player)
Hendrawan
4
Birthdate: June 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malang, East Java, Indonesia
 36 
Kunlavut Vitidsarn
(Badminton player)
Kunlavut Vitidsarn
4
Birthdate: May 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
 37 
Jonatan Christie
(Badminton player)
Jonatan Christie
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
 38 
Sudheer Babu
(Indian Badminton Player Who Later Turned to Acting)
Sudheer Babu
15
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.

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Park Joo-bong
(Badminton player)
Park Joo-bong
3
Birthdate: December 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
 40 
Wong Choong Hann
(Badminton player)
Wong Choong Hann
3
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.

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Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj
(Indian Paralympic Badminton Champion and an IAS Officer)
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj
6
Birthdate: July 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hassan, Karnataka, India

Arjuna Award-winning Indian para-badminton player Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj is not just a Paralympic Games silver medalist but is also an IAS officer, the first-ever to win a Paralympic medal, who works as a District Magistrate. The current world number 2 in men’s singles, he has also won an Asian Para Games bronze medal.

 42 
Shi Yuqi
(Badminton player)
Shi Yuqi
4
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.

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Tontowi Ahmad
(Badminton player)
Tontowi Ahmad
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia
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Tommy Sugiarto
(Badminton player)
Tommy Sugiarto
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
 45 
Chris Adcock
(Badminton player)
Chris Adcock
5
Birthdate: April 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leicester, England
 46 
Praveen Jordan
(Badminton player)
Praveen Jordan
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bontang, Indonesia
 47 
Tan Boon Heong
(Badminton player)
Tan Boon Heong
6
Birthdate: September 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Once world number one, Malaysian badminton player Tan Boon Heong is a 2-time Commonwealth Games gold medal winner. He also has an Asian Games and a World Junior Championships gold in his kitty. He has mostly won championships partnering with fellow Malaysian badminton player Koo Kien Keat.
 48 
Liem Swie King
(Badminton player)
Liem Swie King
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kudus Regency, Central Java, Indonesia
 49 
Srikanth Kidambi
(Indian Badminton Star Who Was Once Among the Top Players in World Ranking)
Srikanth Kidambi
5
Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh, India

A product of Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy, Indian badminton player Srikanth Kidambi is a former world number 1 and a Padma Shri and Arjuna Award winner. The first Indian player to make it to the World Championship men’s singles final, he is also a former Commonwealth Games and South Asian Games champion.

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Fajar Alfian
(Badminton player)
Fajar Alfian
3
Birthdate: March 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia