The BWF World Ranking is the official ranking of the Badminton World Federation for badminton players who participate in tournaments sanctioned by Badminton World Federation. It is used to determine the qualification for the World Championships and Summer Olympic Games,[1] as well as BWF World Tour tournaments.[2] Seedings of draws at all BWF-sanctioned tournaments are conducted using the BWF World Ranking.[3] Players under 19 years of age are eligible to rank in the BWF World Junior Ranking, which were introduced in January 2011. The following lists are the rankings:[4]

Overview

The ranking points are awarded based on the level and progress of the tournament from each player/pair. Ranking points calculated are based on the tournaments each players/pairs participate in from the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in ten or fewer World Ranking tournaments, then the ranking is worked out by adding together the points won at tournaments in the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in 11 or more World Ranking tournaments, only the 10 highest points scored in the tournaments during the 52-week period count towards their ranking. The highest possible ranking points are 124,000. Though the highest points ever made are 122,606 by Viktor Axelsen.[1][5][6]

Points system

Points system used are as follows:[5]

April 1, 1995 – 29 January 2003 system

1. The points system chart:[7]

Level Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
World Championships, and Olympic Games
7* 600 510 420 330 240 150 60 30 12 6 3
World Grand Prix
6* 540 459 378 297 216 135 54 27 10.8 5.4 2.7
5* 480 408 336 264 192 120 48 24 9.6 4.8 2.4
4* 420 357 294 231 168 105 42 21 8.4 4.2 2.1
3* 360 306 252 198 144 90 36 18 7.2 3.6 1.8
2* 300 255 210 165 120 75 30 15 6 3 1.5
1* 240 204 168 132 96 60 24 12 4.8 2.4 1.2
International Circuit
A 180 153 126 99 72 45 18 9 3.6 1.8 0.9
B 120 102 84 66 48 30 12 6 2.4 1.2 0.6
C 60 51 42 33 24 15 6 3 1.2 0.6 0.3
D 40 34 28 22 16 10 4 2 0.8 0.4 0.2
E 20 17 14 11 8 5 2 1 0.4 0.2 0.1

2. World Badminton Grand Prix Finals are ranked as 6* event, the points system is as follows:

Decipline Winner Runner-up 3/4 2nd in Group 3rd in Group 4th in Group
Singles 540 459 378 297 256.5 216
Doubles 337.5 297

30 January, 2003 – 31 December, 2006 system

The points in the new system are multiplied by 10 from the previous one:[8]

Level Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
World Championships, and Olympic Games
7* 6,000 5,100 4,200 3,300 2,400 1,500 600 300 120 60 30
World Grand Prix
6* 5,400 4,590 3,780 2,970 2,160 1,350 540 270 108 54 27
5* 4,800 4,080 3,360 2,640 1,920 1,200 480 240 96 48 24
4* 4,200 3,570 2,940 2,310 1,680 1,050 420 210 84 42 21
3* 3,600 3,060 2,520 1,980 1,440 900 360 180 72 36 18
2* 3,000 2,550 2,100 1,650 1,200 750 300 150 60 30 15
1* 2,400 2,040 1,680 1,320 960 600 240 120 48 24 12
International Circuit
A 1,800 1,530 1,260 990 720 450 180 90 36 18 9
B 1,200 1,020 840 660 480 300 120 60 24 12 6
C 600 510 420 330 240 150 60 30 12 6 3

2007–2017 system

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
BWF tournaments
(World Championships and Olympic Games)
1
12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240 120 60
Super Series Masters Finals
Super Series Premier
11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520
Super Series 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170 80 40
Grand Prix Gold 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130 60 30
Grand Prix 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100 45 30
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70 30 20
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40 20 10
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20 10 5
^1 – At the Olympic Games, third place receives 9,200 points while fourth place receives 8,400 points.

2018–present system

Since 2018, BWF has started a new system for counting points:

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256
Grade 1 – BWF tournaments
World Championships 13,000 11,000 9,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260
Olympic Games1 13,000 11,000 19,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260
Grade 2 – BWF World Tour
Level 1 (Finals)2 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240
Level 2 (Super 1000) 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240
Level 3 (Super 750) 11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520 210
Level 4 (Super 500) 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170
Level 5 (Super 300) 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130
Level 6 (Super 100) 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100
Grade 3 – BWF Continental Circuit
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20
^1 – At the Olympic Games 3rd place will receive 10,100 points. Fourth place will receive 9,200 points.
^2 – From 2022, at the World Tour Finals' group stage 3rd place will receive 7,500 points. Fourth place will receive 6,600 points.

Player rankings

Players in their highest peak are marked in light yellow, retired players are marked in italic.

Men's singles

BWF World Rankings (Men's singles)
as of 22 November 2022[9]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  Denmark Viktor Axelsen 120,606 1 September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28)
2 Steady  Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 87,128 2 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
3 Steady  Singapore Loh Kean Yew 82,874 3 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
4 Steady  Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 81,526 2 August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)
5 Steady  Indonesia Jonatan Christie 76,362 4 August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)
6 Steady  Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 75,649 3 February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)
7 Steady  India Lakshya Sen 75,024 6 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
8 Steady  Denmark Anders Antonsen 71,650 2 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
9 Steady  Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn 69,799 9 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
10 Steady  Japan Kento Momota 68,904 1 September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
11 Steady  India Srikanth Kidambi 65,661 1 April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
12 Steady  India Prannoy H. S. 64,330 8 May 3, 2018 (2018-05-03)
13 Steady  Denmark Rasmus Gemke 61,231 10 November 30, 2021 (2021-11-30)
14 Increase 1  Japan Kodai Naraoka 60,231 14 November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)
15 Decrease 1  Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 59,308 10 November 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
16 Steady  Hong Kong Lee Cheuk Yiu 58,781 14 October 26, 2021 (2021-10-26)
17 Increase 2  China Lu Guangzu 56,410 17 May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)
18 Decrease 1  China Zhao Junpeng 55,901 17 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
19 Decrease 1  Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 54,787 6 November 23, 2017 (2017-11-23)
20 Steady  Japan Kenta Nishimoto 54,669 9 September 6, 2018 (2018-09-06)

Women's singles

BWF World Rankings (Women's singles)
as of 22 November 2022[10]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  Japan Akane Yamaguchi 112,013 1 April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
2 Steady  South Korea An Se-young 103,553 2 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
3 Steady  China Chen Yufei 95,556 1 December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
4 Steady  Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 95,145 1 December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)
5 Steady  China He Bingjiao 86,664 5 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
6 Steady  India P. V. Sindhu 85,818 2 April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)
7 Steady  Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 79,169 1 April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
8 Steady  China Wang Zhiyi 70,438 8 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
9 Steady  Thailand Pornpawee Chochuwong 70,265 8 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
10 Steady  Thailand Busanan Ongbamrungphan 67,834 10 November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)
11 Steady  Spain Carolina Marín 63,020 1 June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)
12 Steady  China Han Yue 62,360 12 April 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)
13 Steady  Japan Sayaka Takahashi 60,263 10 August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
14 Steady  Japan Nozomi Okuhara 58,790 1 October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)
15 Steady  Canada Michelle Li 57,670 8 October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)
16 Increase 1  Thailand Lalinrat Chaiwan 52,798 16 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
17 Increase 2  Indonesia Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 52,711 13 June 18, 2019 (2019-06-18)
18 Decrease 2  Scotland Kirsty Gilmour 52,130 14 September 29, 2016 (2016-09-29)
19 Increase 1  Singapore Yeo Jia Min 50,390 16 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
20 Increase 1  China Zhang Yiman 49,376 20 November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)

Men's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Men's doubles)
as of 22 November 2022[11]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  Japan Takuro Hoki 102,050 1 September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20) 1 Japan Yugo Kobayashi September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
 Japan Yugo Kobayashi 1 Japan Takuro Hoki September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
2 Steady  Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon 92,897 1 March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16) 1 Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
 Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 1 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
3 Steady  Indonesia Fajar Alfian 88,055 3 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 3 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto 3 Indonesia Fajar Alfian November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
4 Steady  Malaysia Aaron Chia 87,648 4 October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04) 4 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik 4 Malaysia Aaron Chia October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
5 Steady  Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan 81,435 1 November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21) 1 Indonesia Hendra Setiawan November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
 Indonesia Hendra Setiawan 1 Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
6 Steady  Denmark Kim Astrup 78,589 5 September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27) 5 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 5 Denmark Kim Astrup September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
7 Steady  India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 76,816 7 November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12) 7 India Chirag Shetty November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
 India Chirag Shetty 7 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
8 Steady  Malaysia Ong Yew Sin 71,910 8 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 8 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi 8 Malaysia Ong Yew Sin November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
9 Steady  Chinese Taipei Lee Yang 71,748 2 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27) 2 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin 2 Chinese Taipei Lee Yang September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
10 Steady  Malaysia Goh Sze Fei 67,975 10 September 13, 2022 (2022-09-13) 10 Malaysia Nur Izzuddin September 13, 2022 (2022-09-13)
 Malaysia Nur Izzuddin 10 Malaysia Goh Sze Fei September 13, 2022 (2022-09-13)
11 Increase 3  China Liu Yuchen 62,462 11 November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22) 1 China Li Junhui April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)
 China Ou Xuanyi 11 China Liu Yuchen November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)
12 Decrease 1  Indonesia Pramudya Kusumawardana 61,197 11 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 11 Indonesia Yeremia Rambitan November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Indonesia Yeremia Rambitan 11 Indonesia Pramudya Kusumawardana November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
13 Decrease 1  Germany Mark Lamsfuß 59,638 11 September 13, 2022 (2022-09-13) 11 Germany Marvin Seidel September 13, 2022 (2022-09-13)
 Germany Marvin Seidel 11 Germany Mark Lamsfuß September 13, 2022 (2022-09-13)
14 Decrease 1  Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri 59,462 13 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 13 Indonesia Bagas Maulana November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Indonesia Bagas Maulana 13 Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
15 Steady  South Korea Choi Sol-gyu 57,831 15 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 7 South Korea Seo Seung-jae November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
 South Korea Kim Won-ho 15 South Korea Choi Sol-gyu November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
16 Steady  England Ben Lane 55,528 13 September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27) 13 England Sean Vendy September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
 England Sean Vendy 13 England Ben Lane September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
17 Steady  Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando 55,027 14 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 14 Indonesia Daniel Marthin October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
 Indonesia Daniel Marthin 14 Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
18 Steady  Chinese Taipei Lu Ching-yao 54,879 10 November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16) 10 Chinese Taipei Yang Po-han November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)
 Chinese Taipei Yang Po-han 10 Chinese Taipei Lu Ching-yao November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)
19 Steady  Japan Akira Koga 52,497 17 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 17 Japan Taichi Sato October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
 Japan Taichi Sato 17 Japan Akira Koga October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
20 Increase 3  China Liang Weikeng 48,830 20 November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22) 20 China Wang Chang November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)
 China Wang Chang 20 China Liang Weikeng November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)

Women's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Women's doubles)
as of 22 November 2022[12]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  China Chen Qingchen 104,816 1 October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26) 1 China Jia Yifan October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)
 China Jia Yifan 1 China Chen Qingchen October 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)
2 Steady  Japan Nami Matsuyama 98,643 2 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 2 Japan Chiharu Shida November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Chiharu Shida 2 Japan Nami Matsuyama November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
3 Steady  South Korea Kim So-yeong 93,175 1 October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04) 1 South Korea Kong Hee-yong October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
 South Korea Kong Hee-yong 1 South Korea Kim So-yeong October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
4 Steady  South Korea Lee So-hee 86,570 2 December 21, 2021 (2021-12-21) 2 South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)
December 21, 2021 (2021-12-21)
 South Korea Shin Seung-chan 2 South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Lee So-hee
November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)
December 21, 2021 (2021-12-21)
5 Steady  South Korea Jeong Na-eun 76,340 5 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15) 5 South Korea Kim Hye-jeong November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
 South Korea Kim Hye-jeong 5 South Korea Jeong Na-eun November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
6 Steady  Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul 74,747 6 July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05) 6 Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05)
 Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai 6 Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05)
7 Steady  Japan Mayu Matsumoto 73,768 1 April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30) 1 Japan Wakana Nagahara April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
 Japan Wakana Nagahara 1 Japan Mayu Matsumoto April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
8 Increase 2  China Zhang Shuxian 69,758 8 November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22) 8 China Zheng Yu November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)
 China Zheng Yu 8 China Zhang Shuxian November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)
9 Decrease 1  Malaysia Pearly Tan 68,305 8 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15) 8 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan 8 Malaysia Pearly Tan November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
10 Decrease 1  Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva 66,300 8 November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08) 8 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)
 Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva 8 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)
11 Steady  Japan Yuki Fukushima 65,531 1 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 1 Japan Sayaka Hirota June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 Japan Sayaka Hirota 1 Japan Yuki Fukushima June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
12 Steady  China Du Yue 59,585 12 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 5 China Li Yinhui March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
 China Li Wenmei 9 China Zheng Yu January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)
13 Steady  Indonesia Greysia Polii 58,825 3 September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20) 2 Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari January 28, 2016 (2016-01-28)
 Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu 3 Indonesia Greysia Polii September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
14 Steady  Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard 57,185 14 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 14 Thailand Nuntakarn Aimsaard November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Thailand Nuntakarn Aimsaard 14 Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
15 Steady  Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu 54,400 15 November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01) 3 Indonesia Greysia Polii September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
 Indonesia Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti 15 Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu November 1, 2022 (2022-11-01)
16 Steady  Japan Rin Iwanaga 53,820 15 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 15 Japan Kie Nakanishi October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
 Japan Kie Nakanishi 15 Japan Rin Iwanaga October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
17 Steady  South Korea Baek Ha-na 50,529 17 June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28) 10 South Korea Jung Kyung-eun March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
 South Korea Lee Yu-rim 17 South Korea Baek Ha-na June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
18 Increase 1  Denmark Maiken Fruergaard 47,323 14 September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27) 14 Denmark Sara Thygesen September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
 Denmark Sara Thygesen 14 Denmark Maiken Fruergaard September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
19 Decrease 1  Canada Rachel Honderich 47,165 18 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15) 18 Canada Kristen Tsai November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
 Canada Kristen Tsai 18 Canada Rachel Honderich November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
20 Increase 1  China Liu Xuanxuan 46,726 16 November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12) 16 China Xia Yuting November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
 China Xia Yuting 16 China Liu Xuanxuan November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)

Mixed doubles

BWF World Rankings (Mixed doubles)
as of 22 November 2022[13]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  China Zheng Siwei 108,600 1 August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09) 1 China Chen Qingchen
China Huang Yaqiong
December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)
August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
 China Huang Yaqiong 1 China Zheng Siwei August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
2 Steady  Japan Yuta Watanabe 107,097 1 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 1 Japan Arisa Higashino November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Arisa Higashino 1 Japan Yuta Watanabe November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
3 Steady  Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 107,006 1 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07) 1 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai 1 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
4 Steady  China Wang Yilyu 93,917 1 April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12) 1 China Huang Dongping April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
 China Huang Dongping 1 China Wang Yilyu April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
5 Steady  Hong Kong Tang Chun Man 76,350 2 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 2 Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet 2 Hong Kong Tang Chun Man June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
6 Steady  Indonesia Praveen Jordan 69,849 4 March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17) 2 Indonesia Debby Susanto October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)
 Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti 4 Indonesia Praveen Jordan March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
7 Steady  Germany Mark Lamsfuß 66,303 7 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15) 7 Germany Isabel Lohau November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
 Germany Isabel Lohau 7 Germany Mark Lamsfuß November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
8 Steady  Malaysia Tan Kian Meng 65,370 7 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 7 Malaysia Lai Pei Jing November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Malaysia Lai Pei Jing 7 Malaysia Tan Kian Meng November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
9 Steady  Denmark Mathias Christiansen 63,753 8 October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25) 4 Denmark Christinna Pedersen October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
 Denmark Alexandra Bøje 8 Denmark Mathias Christiansen October 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)
10 Steady  France Thom Gicquel 62,550 7 October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04) 7 France Delphine Delrue October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
 France Delphine Delrue 7 France Thom Gicquel October 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
11 Steady  Malaysia Goh Soon Huat 60,300 6 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 6 Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai 6 Malaysia Goh Soon Huat June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
12 Steady  Thailand Supak Jomkoh 58,900 12 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15) 12 Thailand Supissara Paewsampran November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
 Thailand Supissara Paewsampran 12 Thailand Supak Jomkoh November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
13 Steady  Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy 55,623 13 November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15) 13 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 13 Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy November 15, 2022 (2022-11-15)
14 Steady  Netherlands Robin Tabeling 55,100 14 November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12) 14 Netherlands Selena Piek November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
 Netherlands Selena Piek 14 Netherlands Robin Tabeling November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
15 Steady  England Marcus Ellis 52,584 7 June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) 7 England Lauren Smith June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
 England Lauren Smith 7 England Marcus Ellis June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
16 Steady  Japan Yuki Kaneko 51,946 15 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 15 Japan Misaki Matsutomo November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Misaki Matsutomo 12 Japan Kenichi Hayakawa June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)
17 Steady  South Korea Ko Sung-hyun 51,140 12 August 16, 2012 (2012-08-16) 1 South Korea Kim Ha-na September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)
 South Korea Eom Hye-won 12 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
August 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)
December 23, 2015 (2015-12-23)
18 Steady  Japan Kyohei Yamashita 51,060 18 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 18 Japan Naru Shinoya November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Japan Naru Shinoya 18 Japan Kyohei Yamashita November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
19 Increase 3  South Korea Seo Seung-jae 48,320 5 September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24) 5 South Korea Kim Ha-na
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)
September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)
 South Korea Chae Yoo-jung 5 South Korea Seo Seung-jae September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)
20 Decrease 1  Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto 48,080 19 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 19 Indonesia Lisa Ayu Kusumawati November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
 Indonesia Lisa Ayu Kusumawati 19 Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)

World team rankings

BWF World Team Rankings
as of 7 January 2020[14]
# Country Conf. Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles Sudirman Cup Thomas Cup Uber Cup Points Highest peak
Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Player Rank Point Rank Point Rank Point Rank Point Rank Date
1 Steady  China BA Chen Long 3 1,500 Chen Yufei 1 1,500 Li Junhui
Liu Yuchen
4 1,200 Chen Qingchen
Jia Yifan
1 1,500 Zheng Siwei
Huang Yaqiong
1 1,500 1 5,000 12,200 1 January 2011 (2011-01)
2 Steady  Japan BA Kento Momota 1 1,500 Akane Yamaguchi 2 1,500 Takeshi Kamura
Keigo Sonoda
3 1,500 Yuki Fukushima
Sayaka Hirota
4 1,500 Yuta Watanabe
Arisa Higashino
3 1,500 3 4,000 11,500 1 October 2018 (2018-10)
3 Steady  Indonesia BA Jonatan Christie 6 1,200 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 24 750 Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
1 1,500 Greysia Polii
Apriyani Rahayu
8 1,200 Praveen Jordan
Melati Daeva Oktavianti
5 1,200 3 3,000 8,850 3 October 2011 (2011-10)
4 Steady  Thailand BA Kantaphon Wangcharoen 13 1,000 Ratchanok Intanon 5 1,200 Bodin Isara
Maneepong Jongjit
43 500 Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Rawinda Prajongjai
9 1,200 Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Sapsiree Taerattanachai
4 1,200 3 3,000 8,100 4 October 2013 (2013-10)
5 Increase 1  Chinese Taipei BA Chou Tien-chen 2 1,500 Tai Tzu-ying 2 1,500 Lee Yang
Wang Chi-lin
7 1,200 Hsu Ya-ching
Hu Ling-fang
26 500 Wang Chi-lin
Cheng Chi-ya
20 1,000 6 2,000 7,700 5 July 2018 (2018-07)
6 Decrease 1  South Korea BA Heo Kwang-hee 41 750 An Se-young 9 1,200 Choi Sol-gyu
Seo Seung-jae
9 1,200 Kim So-yeong
Kong Hee-yong
5 1,200 Seo Seung-jae
Chae Yu-jung
7 1,200 5 2,000 7,500 1 July 2017 (2017-07)
7 Steady  Malaysia BA Lee Zii Jia 14 1,000 Soniia Cheah 31 750 Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
8 1,200 Chow Mei Kuan
Lee Meng Yean
15 1,000 Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying
6 1,200 8 2,000 7,150 6 July 2011 (2011-07)
8 Steady  Denmark BE Anders Antonsen 4 1,200 Mia Blichfeldt 13 1,000 Kim Astrup
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
13 1,000 Maiken Fruergaard
Sara Thygesen
31 500 Mathias Christiansen
Alexandra Bøje
32 500 7 2,000 6,200 2 January 2012 (2012-01)
9 Decrease 1  India BA B. Sai Praneeth 11 1,000 P. V. Sindhu 6 1,200 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
Chirag Shetty
12 1,000 Ashwini Ponnappa
N. Sikki Reddy
30 500 Pranav Chopra
N. Sikki Reddy
28 500 12 1,500 5,700 6 July 2015 (2015-07)
10 Increase 1  Hong Kong BA Ng Ka Long 9 1,200 Cheung Ngan Yi 29 750 Chang Tak Ching
Yeung Ming Nok
71 250 Ng Wing Yung
Yeung Nga Ting
38 500 Tang Chun Man
Tse Ying Suet
10 1,200 11 1,500 5,400 9 July 2014 (2014-07)
11 Increase 1  Netherlands BE Mark Caljouw 35 750 Soraya de Visch Eijbergen 77 500 Jelle Maas
Robin Tabeling
35 500 Selena Piek
Cheryl Seinen
20 1,000 Robin Tabeling
Selena Piek
15 1,000 15 1,200 4,950 11 January 2020 (2020-01)
12 Increase 2  Germany BE Kai Schäfer 79 500 Yvonne Li 42 750 Mark Lamsfuß
Marvin Seidel
18 1,000 Linda Efler
Isabel Lohau
35 500 Mark Lamsfuß
Isabel Lohau
17 1,000 16 1,175 4,925 7 October 2011 (2011-10)
13 Decrease 3  England BE Toby Penty 55 500 Chloe Birch 57 500 Marcus Ellis
Chris Langridge
21 500 Chloe Birch
Lauren Smith
22 500 Marcus Ellis
Lauren Smith
11 1,000 9 1,500 4,500 10 July 2019 (2019-07)
14 Decrease 2  Canada BPA Jason Ho-Shue 53 500 Michelle Li 8 1,200 Jason Ho-Shue
Nyl Yakura
34 500 Rachel Honderich
Kristen Tsai
23 500 Joshua Hurlburt-Yu
Josephine Wu
29 500 13 1,250 4,450 12 October 2019 (2019-10)
15 Steady  Russia BE Vladimir Malkov 71 500 Evgeniya Kosetskaya 27 750 Vladimir Ivanov
Ivan Sozonov
28 500 Ekaterina Malkova
Alina Davletova
25 500 Rodion Alimov
Alina Davletova
24 500 12 1,500 4,250 8 April 2016 (2016-04)
16 Steady  France BE Brice Leverdez 34 750 Qi Xuefei 41 750 Thom Gicquel
Ronan Labar
60 250 Émilie Lefel
Anne Tran
29 500 Thom Gicquel
Delphine Delrue
22 500 14 1,225 3,975 13 July 2018 (2018-07)
17 Steady  Singapore BA Loh Kean Yew 29 750 Yeo Jia Min 25 750 Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
Loh Kean Hean
65 250 Jin Yujia
Lim Ming Hui
99 250 Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
Tan Wei Han
46 500 17 1,150 3,650 9 October 2014 (2014-10)
18 Steady  United States BPA Howard Shu 112 250 Beiwen Zhang 16 1,000 Phillip Chew
Ryan Chew
37 500 Ariel Lee
Sydney Lee
85 250 Howard Shu
Paula Lynn Cao Hok
61 250 19 1,100 3,350 14 October 2011 (2011-10)
19 Increase 2  Vietnam BA Nguyễn Tiến Minh 52 500 Vũ Thị Trang 47 750 Đỗ Tuấn Đức
Phạm Hồng Nam
195 125 Đinh Thị Phương Hồng
Phạm Thị Khánh
218 50 Đỗ Tuấn Đức
Phan Như Thảo
64 250 18 1,125 2,800 15 July 2017 (2017-07)
20 Decrease 1  Australia BO Daniel Fan 169 250 Chen Hsuan-yu 70 500 Simon Leung
Mitchell Wheller
63 250 Setyana Mapasa
Gronya Somerville
27 500 Simon Leung
Gronya Somerville
57 250 24 975 2,725 16 October 2017 (2017-10)

Year-end number one players

See also: Category:World No. 1 badminton players

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Year Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
2008 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei Hong Kong Zhou Mi Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
2009 China Wang Yihan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
2010 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Wang Xin Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2011 China Wang Yihan China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2012 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Li Xuerui Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
2013 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Li Xuerui Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2014 China Chen Long South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2015 China Chen Long Spain Carolina Marín South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2016 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
2017 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
2018 Japan Kento Momota Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
2019 Japan Kento Momota China Chen Yufei China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
2020 Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
2021 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
No. 1 during every week of the year

Number one ranked players timeline

See also: Category:World No. 1 badminton players

The following is a list of players who have achieved the number one position since 1 October 2009 (active players in light yellow, and current number 1 players are marked in bold):

Last updated: November 22, 2022 (2022-11-22)

NOTE: BWF froze the World Rankings from 18 March 2020 to 2 February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Men's singles

Women's singles

Men's doubles

Women's doubles

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1 China Zhao Tingting 1 October 2009 4 November 2009 5 5
China Zhang Yawen
2 China Cheng Shu 5 November 2009 18 November 2009 2 2
China Zhao Yunlei
3 China Du Jing 19 November 2009 25 November 2009 1 (1)
China Yu Yang
4 China Ma Jin 26 November 2009 27 January 2010 9 (9)
China Wang Xiaoli
China Du Jing 28 January 2010 24 March 2010 8 9
China Yu Yang
China Ma Jin 25 March 2010 29 September 2010 27 36
China Wang Xiaoli
5 Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing 30 September 2010 27 April 2011 30 30
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
6 China Wang Xiaoli 28 April 2011 19 September 2012 73 (73)
China Yu Yang
7 China Tian Qing 20 September 2012 13 March 2013 25 (25)
China Zhao Yunlei
China Wang Xiaoli 14 March 2013 28 May 2014 63 136
China Yu Yang
8 China Bao Yixin 29 May 2014 29 October 2014 22 22
China Tang Jinhua
9 Japan Misaki Matsutomo 30 October 2014 26 November 2014 4 (4)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Tian Qing 27 November 2014 1 April 2015 18 43
China Zhao Yunlei
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 2 April 2015 16 December 2015 37 (41)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
10 China Luo Ying 17 December 2015 16 March 2016 13 13
China Luo Yu
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 17 March 2016 25 October 2017 84 (125)
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
11 China Chen Qingchen 26 October 2017 8 November 2017 2 (2)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Misaki Matsutomo 9 November 2017 22 November 2017 2 127
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Chen Qingchen 23 November 2017 20 June 2018 30 (32)
China Jia Yifan
12 Japan Yuki Fukushima 21 June 2018 4 July 2018 2 (2)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 5 July 2018 8 August 2018 5 (37)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Yuki Fukushima 9 August 2018 29 April 2019 38 (40)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
13 Japan Mayu Matsumoto 30 April 2019 22 July 2019 12 (12)
Japan Wakana Nagahara
Japan Yuki Fukushima 23 July 2019 29 July 2019 1 (41)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
Japan Mayu Matsumoto 30 July 2019 11 November 2019 15 27
Japan Wakana Nagahara
Japan Yuki Fukushima 12 November 2019 18 November 2019 1 (42)
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 19 November 2019 1 February 2021 18 (55)
China Jia Yifan
Japan Yuki Fukushima 2 February 2021 20 December 2021 46 88
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Chen Qingchen 21 December 2021 3 October 2022 41 96
China Jia Yifan
14 South Korea Kim So-yeong 4 October 2022 18 October 2022 3 3
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
China Chen Qingchen 25 October 2022 5 101
China Jia Yifan

Mixed doubles

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1 South Korea Lee Yong-dae 1 October 2009 20 January 2010 16 (16)
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
2 China Zheng Bo 21 January 2010 10 March 2010 7 7
China Ma Jin
3 Indonesia Nova Widianto 11 March 2010 24 March 2010 2 (2)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
South Korea Lee Yong-dae 25 March 2010 21 April 2010 4 (20)
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
Indonesia Nova Widianto 22 April 2010 26 May 2010 5 (7)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
South Korea Lee Yong-dae 27 May 2010 23 June 2010 4 24
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
4 Denmark Thomas Laybourn 24 June 2010 30 June 2010 1 (1)
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Indonesia Nova Widianto 1 July 2010 25 August 2010 8 (15)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
5 Poland Robert Mateusiak 26 August 2010 1 September 2010 1 1
Poland Nadieżda Zięba
Indonesia Nova Widianto 2 September 2010 3 November 2010 9 24
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
Denmark Thomas Laybourn 4 November 2010 2 February 2011 13 14
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
6 China Zhang Nan 3 February 2011 15 August 2012 80 (80)
China Zhao Yunlei
7 China Xu Chen 16 August 2012 18 September 2013 57 57
China Ma Jin
China Zhang Nan 19 September 2013 1 April 2015 80 (160)
China Zhao Yunlei
8 Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen 2 April 2015 8 April 2015 1 1
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
China Zhang Nan 9 April 2015 21 September 2016 76 236
China Zhao Yunlei
9 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun 22 September 2016 21 December 2016 13 13
South Korea Kim Ha-na
10 China Zheng Siwei 22 December 2016 11 April 2018 68 (68)
China Chen Qingchen
11 China Wang Yilyu 12 April 2018 25 April 2018 2 (2)
China Huang Dongping
China Zheng Siwei 26 April 2018 2 May 2018 1 69
China Chen Qingchen
12 Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad 3 May 2018 20 June 2018 7 (7)
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
China Wang Yilyu 21 June 2018 11 July 2018 3 5
China Huang Dongping
Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad 12 July 2018 8 August 2018 4 11
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
13 China Zheng Siwei 9 August 2018 6 December 2021 129 (129)
China Huang Yaqiong
14 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 7 December 2021 20 June 2022 28 (28)
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
China Zheng Siwei 21 June 2022 15 August 2022 8 137
China Huang Yaqiong
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 16 August 2022 7 November 2022 12 40
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
15 Japan Yuta Watanabe 8 November 2022 14 November 2022 1 1
Japan Arisa Higashino
China Zheng Siwei 15 November 2022 2 139
China Huang Yaqiong

Players with highest career rank 2–5

Last update: 15 November 2022

The following is a list of players who were ranked world no. 5 or higher but not no. 1 in the period since the introduction of the BWF computer rankings (active players in light green):