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 122,000. Though the highest points ever made are 118,779 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 N/A 337.5 297

30 January, 2003 – 31 December, 2006 system

The points system chart 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 17 May 2022[9]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  Denmark Viktor Axelsen 119,806 1 September 28, 2017 (2017-09-28)
2 Steady  Japan Kento Momota 112,554 1 September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
3 Steady  Denmark Anders Antonsen 98,300 3 November 14, 2019 (2019-11-14)
4 Steady  Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 93,776 2 August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)
5 Steady  Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 87,879 3 February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)
6 Steady  Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 87,778 6 May 3, 2022 (2022-05-03)
7 Steady  China Chen Long 84,400 1 December 25, 2014 (2014-12-25)
8 Steady  Indonesia Jonatan Christie 82,812 4 August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)
9 Steady  India Lakshya Sen 75,874 9 March 22, 2022 (2022-03-22)
10 Steady  Singapore Loh Kean Yew 73,834 9 February 22, 2022 (2022-02-22)
11 Steady  India Srikanth Kidambi 72,481 1 April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
12 Steady  Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 70,257 6 June 15, 2017 (2017-06-15)
13 Steady  Denmark Rasmus Gemke 69,151 10 November 30, 2021 (2021-11-30)
14 Steady  Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 67,848 10 November 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
15 Steady  Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei 65,736 9 February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)
16 Steady  China Shi Yuqi 64,941 2 August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)
17 Steady  Hong Kong Lee Cheuk Yiu 64,261 14 October 26, 2021 (2021-10-26)
18 Steady  Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn 61,849 18 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
19 Steady  India B. Sai Praneeth 59,276 10 November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
20 Steady  Japan Kenta Nishimoto 59,079 9 September 6, 2018 (2018-09-06)

Women's singles

BWF World Rankings (Women's singles)
as of 17 May 2022[10]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
Rank Date
1 Steady  Japan Akane Yamaguchi 111,963 1 April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
2 Steady  Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 109,845 1 December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)
3 Increase 1  South Korea An Se-young 103,603 3 May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
4 Decrease 1  China Chen Yufei 102,656 4 December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
5 Steady  Spain Carolina Marín 100,380 1 June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)
6 Steady  Japan Nozomi Okuhara 96,560 1 October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)
7 Steady  India P. V. Sindhu 94,018 2 April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)
8 Steady  Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 87,549 1 April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
9 Steady  China He Bingjiao 81,664 6 July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12)
10 Steady  Thailand Pornpawee Chochuwong 78,265 10 March 23, 2021 (2021-03-23)
11 Increase 1  Thailand Busanan Ongbamrungphan 70,294 11 April 5, 2017 (2017-04-05)
12 Decrease 1  Canada Michelle Li 70,130 8 October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)
13 Steady  Japan Sayaka Takahashi 66,573 10 August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
14 Increase 1  China Wang Zhiyi 64,678 14 May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
15 Decrease 1  Denmark Mia Blichfeldt 63,819 11 August 29, 2019 (2019-08-29)
16 Steady  United States Beiwen Zhang 58,610 9 June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)
17 Steady  Scotland Kirsty Gilmour 56,840 14 September 29, 2016 (2016-09-29)
18 Steady  Singapore Yeo Jia Min 56,840 16 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
19 Steady  South Korea Kim Ga-eun 55,001 15 March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)
20 Steady  South Korea Sung Ji-hyun 54,010 2 March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)

Men's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Men's doubles)
as of 17 May 2022[11]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon 111,827 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)
2 Steady  Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan 104,130 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)
3 Increase 1  Japan Takuro Hoki 101,750 3 May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17) 3 Japan Yugo Kobayashi May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
 Japan Yugo Kobayashi 3 Japan Takuro Hoki May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
4 Decrease 1  Chinese Taipei Lee Yang 101,668 3 February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02) 3 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)
 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin 3 Chinese Taipei Lee Yang February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)
5 Steady  Japan Takeshi Kamura 84,503 2 January 26, 2017 (2017-01-26) 2 Japan Keigo Sonoda January 26, 2017 (2017-01-26)
 Japan Keigo Sonoda 2 Japan Takeshi Kamura January 26, 2017 (2017-01-26)
6 Steady  Malaysia Aaron Chia 81,948 6 November 23, 2021 (2021-11-23) 6 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik November 23, 2021 (2021-11-23)
 Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik 6 Malaysia Aaron Chia November 23, 2021 (2021-11-23)
7 Steady  Indonesia Fajar Alfian 80,305 5 April 16, 2019 (2019-04-16) 5 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto April 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)
 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto 5 Indonesia Fajar Alfian April 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)
8 Steady  India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 80,016 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)
9 Steady  Denmark Kim Astrup 76,819 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)
10 Steady  Malaysia Ong Yew Sin 72,490 10 May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10) 10 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10)
 Malaysia Teo Ee Yi 10 Malaysia Ong Yew Sin May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10)
11 Steady  South Korea Choi Sol-gyu 69,750 7 November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19) 7 South Korea Seo Seung-jae November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
 South Korea Seo Seung-jae 7 South Korea Choi Sol-gyu November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
12 Increase 1  Malaysia Goh Sze Fei 66,715 12 May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17) 12 Malaysia Nur Izzuddin May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
 Malaysia Nur Izzuddin 12 Malaysia Goh Sze Fei May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
13 Decrease 1  Germany Mark Lamsfuß 66,428 12 May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10) 12 Germany Marvin Seidel May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10)
 Germany Marvin Seidel 12 Germany Mark Lamsfuß May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10)
14 Steady  Malaysia Goh V Shem 63,730 1 November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10) 1 Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)
 Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong 1 Malaysia Goh V Shem November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)
15 Steady  England Marcus Ellis 63,304 11 May 4, 2021 (2021-05-04) 11 England Chris Langridge May 4, 2021 (2021-05-04)
 England Chris Langridge 11 England Marcus Ellis May 4, 2021 (2021-05-04)
16 Steady  Indonesia Pramudya Kusumawardana 62,397 16 May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10) 16 Indonesia Yeremia Rambitan May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10)
 Indonesia Yeremia Rambitan 16 Indonesia Pramudya Kusumawardana May 10, 2022 (2022-05-10)
17 Steady  Russia Vladimir Ivanov 62,025 7 December 7, 2017 (2017-12-07) 7 Russia Ivan Sozonov December 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)
 Russia Ivan Sozonov 7 Russia Vladimir Ivanov December 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)
18 Steady  China He Jiting 61,060 10 July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23) 10 China Tan Qiang July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
 China Tan Qiang 10 China He Jiting July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
19 Steady  England Ben Lane 59,478 17 October 5, 2021 (2021-10-05) 17 England Sean Vendy October 5, 2021 (2021-10-05)
 England Sean Vendy 17 England Ben Lane October 5, 2021 (2021-10-05)
20 Steady  Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri 58,122 20 April 12, 2022 (2022-04-12) 20 Indonesia Bagas Maulana April 12, 2022 (2022-04-12)
 Indonesia Bagas Maulana 20 Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri April 12, 2022 (2022-04-12)

Women's doubles

BWF World Rankings (Women's doubles)
as of 17 May 2022[12]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  China Chen Qingchen 109,358 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  South Korea Lee So-hee 102,369 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)
3 Increase 1  South Korea Kim So-yeong 103,125 2 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07) 2 South Korea Kong Hee-yong December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
 South Korea Kong Hee-yong 2 South Korea Kim So-yeong December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
4 Decrease 1  Japan Yuki Fukushima 102,891 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)
5 Steady  Japan Mayu Matsumoto 98,183 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)
6 Steady  Indonesia Greysia Polii 96,375 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)
7 Steady  Japan Nami Matsuyama 91,543 7 November 30, 2021 (2021-11-30) 7 Japan Chiharu Shida November 30, 2021 (2021-11-30)
 Japan Chiharu Shida 7 Japan Nami Matsuyama November 30, 2021 (2021-11-30)
8 Steady  Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul 78,877 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)
9 Steady  Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva 71,250 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)
10 Increase 1  Malaysia Pearly Tan 64,445 10 May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17) 10 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
 Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan 10 Malaysia Pearly Tan May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
11 Decrease 1  South Korea Chang Ye-na 62,940 9 March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10) 2 South Korea Lee So-hee November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)
 South Korea Kim Hye-rin 9 South Korea Chang Ye-na March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)
12 Steady  Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan 60,944 10 February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02) 10 Malaysia Lee Meng Yean February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)
 Malaysia Lee Meng Yean 10 Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)
13 Steady  England Chloe Birch 60,744 12 January 25, 2022 (2022-01-25) 12 England Lauren Smith January 25, 2022 (2022-01-25)
 England Lauren Smith 12 England Chloe Birch January 25, 2022 (2022-01-25)
14 Steady  China Li Wenmei 59,689 9 January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14) 9 China Zheng Yu January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)
 China Zheng Yu 9 China Li Wenmei January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)
15 Steady  South Korea Baek Ha-na 59,110 10 March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17) 10 South Korea Jung Kyung-eun March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
 South Korea Jung Kyung-eun 2 South Korea Shin Seung-chan November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)
16 Steady  Denmark Maiken Fruergaard 57,953 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)
17 Steady  Thailand Puttita Supajirakul 54,830 9 February 16, 2017 (2017-02-16) 9 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai February 16, 2017 (2017-02-16)
 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai 9 Thailand Puttita Supajirakul February 16, 2017 (2017-02-16)
18 Steady  Japan Rin Iwanaga 54,510 18 May 3, 2022 (2022-05-03) 18 Japan Kie Nakanishi May 3, 2022 (2022-05-03)
 Japan Kie Nakanishi 18 Japan Rin Iwanaga May 3, 2022 (2022-05-03)
19 Increase 1  Canada Rachel Honderich 53,295 19 May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17) 19 Canada Kristen Tsai May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
 Canada Kristen Tsai 19 Canada Rachel Honderich May 17, 2022 (2022-05-17)
20 Decrease 1  Netherlands Selena Piek 52,824 17 May 4, 2021 (2021-05-04) 7 Netherlands Eefje Muskens November 26, 2015 (2015-11-26)
 Netherlands Cheryl Seinen 17 Netherlands Selena Piek May 4, 2021 (2021-05-04)

Mixed doubles

BWF World Rankings (Mixed doubles)
as of 17 May 2022[13]
# Country Players Points Highest peak
(pair)
Highest peak
(individual)
Rank Date Rank Partner Date
1 Steady  Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 115,400 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)
2 Steady  China Zheng Siwei 113,602 1 August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09) 1 China Huang Yaqiong August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
 China Huang Yaqiong 1 China Zheng Siwei August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
3 Steady  Japan Yuta Watanabe 107,097 3 November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22) 3 Japan Arisa Higashino November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
 Japan Arisa Higashino 3 Japan Yuta Watanabe November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
4 Steady  China Wang Yilyu 106,667 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  Indonesia Praveen Jordan 95,149 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)
6 Steady  South Korea Seo Seung-jae 80,720 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)
7 Steady  Hong Kong Tang Chun Man 78,250 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)
8 Steady  Malaysia Chan Peng Soon 73,320 3 November 22, 2012 (2012-11-22) 3 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying November 22, 2012 (2012-11-22)
 Malaysia Goh Liu Ying 3 Malaysia Chan Peng Soon November 22, 2012 (2012-11-22)
9 Steady  Malaysia Tan Kian Meng 72,520 9 December 8, 2016 (2016-12-08) 9 Malaysia Lai Pei Jing December 8, 2016 (2016-12-08)
 Malaysia Lai Pei Jing 9 Malaysia Tan Kian Meng December 8, 2016 (2016-12-08)
10 Steady  England Marcus Ellis 71,474 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)
11 Steady  France Thom Gicquel 69,632 10 March 9, 2021 (2021-03-09) 10 France Delphine Delrue March 9, 2021 (2021-03-09)
 France Delphine Delrue 10 France Thom Gicquel March 9, 2021 (2021-03-09)
12 Steady  Germany Mark Lamsfuß 68,374 10 June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28) 10 Germany Isabel Lohau June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
 Germany Isabel Lohau 10 Germany Mark Lamsfuß June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
13 Steady  Indonesia Hafiz Faizal 66,380 6 May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07) 6 Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)
 Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 6 Indonesia Hafiz Faizal May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)
14 Steady  Malaysia Goh Soon Huat 66,282 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)
15 Steady  Denmark Mathias Christiansen 64,493 13 December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07) 4 Denmark Christinna Pedersen October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
 Denmark Alexandra Bøje 13 Denmark Mathias Christiansen December 7, 2021 (2021-12-07)
16 Steady  Japan Yuki Kaneko 62,446 16 March 22, 2022 (2022-03-22) 16 Japan Misaki Matsutomo March 22, 2022 (2022-03-22)
 Japan Misaki Matsutomo 12 Japan Kenichi Hayakawa June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)
17 Steady  South Korea Ko Sung-hyun 59,990 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  England Chris Adcock 59,002 4 August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24) 4 England Gabby Adcock August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)
 England Gabby Adcock 4 England Chris Adcock August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)
19 Steady  Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy 56,283 16 October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01) 16 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)
 Indonesia Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 16 Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)
20 Steady  Russia Rodion Alimov 56,273 18 January 18, 2022 (2022-01-18) 18 Russia Alina Davletova January 18, 2022 (2022-01-18)
 Russia Alina Davletova 18 Russia Rodion Alimov January 18, 2022 (2022-01-18)

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 L 3 1,500 Chen YF 1 1,500 Li JH
Liu YC
4 1,200 Chen QC
Jia YF
1 1,500 Zheng SW
Huang YQ
1 1,500 1 5,000 12,200 1 January 2011 (2011-01)
2 Steady  Japan BA K Momota 1 1,500 A Yamaguchi 2 1,500 Yugo Kobayashi
3 1,500 Y Fukushima
S Hirota
4 1,500 Y Watanabe
A Higashino
3 1,500 3 4,000 11,500 1 October 2018 (2018-10)
3 Steady  Indonesia BA J Christie 6 1,200 G M Tunjung 24 750 M F Gideon
K S Sukamuljo
1 1,500 G Polii
A Rahayu
8 1,200 P Jordan
M D Oktavianti
5 1,200 3 3,000 8,850 3 October 2011 (2011-10)
4 Steady  Thailand BA K Wangcharoen 13 1,000 R Intanon 5 1,200 B Isara
M Jongjit
43 500 J Kititharakul
R Prajongjai
9 1,200 D Puavaranukroh
S Taerattanachai
4 1,200 3 3,000 8,100 4 October 2013 (2013-10)
5 Increase 1  Chinese Taipei BA Chou T-c 2 1,500 Tai T-y 2 1,500 Lee Y
Wang C-l
7 1,200 Hsu Y-c
Hu L-f
26 500 Wang C-l
Cheng C-y
20 1,000 6 2,000 7,700 5 July 2018 (2018-07)
6 Decrease 1  South Korea BA Heo K-h 41 750 An S-y 9 1,200 Choi S-g
Seo S-j
9 1,200 Kim S-y
Kong H Y
5 1,200 Seo S J
Chae Y J
7 1,200 5 2,000 7,500 1 July 2017 (2017-07)
7 Steady  Malaysia BA Lee Z J 14 1,000 S Cheah 31 750 A Chia
Soh W Y
8 1,200 Chow M K
Lee M Y
15 1,000 Chan P S
Goh L Y
6 1,200 8 2,000 7,150 6 July 2011 (2011-07)
8 Steady  Denmark BE A Antonsen 4 1,200 M Blichfeldt 13 1,000 K Astrup
A S Rasmussen
13 1,000 M Fruergaard
S Thygesen
31 500 M Christiansen
A 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 S Rankireddy
C Shetty
12 1,000 A Ponnappa
N. S Reddy
30 500 P Chopra
N. S Reddy
28 500 12 1,500 5,700 6 July 2015 (2015-07)
10 Increase 1  Hong Kong BA Ng K L 9 1,200 Cheung N Y 29 750 Chang T C
Yeung M N
71 250 Ng W Y
Yeung N T
38 500 Tang C M
Tse Y S
10 1,200 11 1,500 5,400 9 July 2014 (2014-07)
11 Increase 1  Netherlands BE Mark Caljouw 35 750 S de Visch Eijbergen 77 500 J Mass
R Tabeling
35 500 S Piek
C Seinen
20 1,000 R Tabeling
S Piek
15 1,000 15 1,200 4,950 11 January 2020 (2020-01)
12 Increase 2  Germany BE K Schäfer 79 500 Y Li 42 750 M Lamsfuß
M Seidel
18 1,000 L Efler
I Lohau
35 500 M Lamsfuß
I Lohau
17 1,000 16 1,175 4,925 7 October 2011 (2011-10)
13 Decrease 3  England BE T Penty 55 500 C Birch 57 500 M Ellis
C Langridge
21 500 C Birch
L Smith
22 500 M Ellis
L Smith
11 1,000 9 1,500 4,500 10 July 2019 (2019-07)
14 Decrease 2  Canada BPA J Ho-Shue 53 500 M Li 8 1,200 J Ho-Shue
N Yakura
34 500 R Honderich
K Tsai
23 500 J Hurlburt-Yu
J Wu
29 500 13 1,250 4,450 12 October 2019 (2019-10)
15 Steady  Russia BE V Malkov 71 500 E Kosetskaya 27 750 V Ivanov
I Sozonov
28 500 E Malkova
A Davletova
25 500 R Alimov
A Davletova
24 500 12 1,500 4,250 8 April 2016 (2016-04)
16 Steady  France BE B Leverdez 34 750 Qi XF 41 750 T Gicquel
R Labar
60 250 É Lefel
A Tran
29 500 T Gicquel
D Delrue
22 500 14 1,225 3,975 13 July 2018 (2018-07)
17 Steady  Singapore BA Loh K Y 29 750 Yeo J M 25 750 D B Chrisnanta
Loh K H
65 250 Jin YJ
Li M H
99 250 D B Chrisnanta
Tan W H
46 500 17 1,150 3,650 9 October 2014 (2014-10)
18 Steady  United States BPA H Shu 112 250 BW Zhang 16 1,000 P Chew
R Chew
37 500 A Lee
S Lee
85 250 H Shu
P L Cao Hok
61 250 19 1,100 3,350 14 October 2011 (2011-10)
19 Increase 2  Vietnam BA Nguyễn T M 52 500 Vũ T T 47 750 Đỗ T Đ
Phạm H N
195 125 Đinh T P H
Phạm T K
218 50 Đỗ T Đ
Phan N T
64 250 18 1,125 2,800 15 July 2017 (2017-07)
20 Decrease 1  Australia BO D Fan 169 250 Chen H-y 70 500 S Leung
M Wheller
63 250 S Mapasa
G Somerville
27 500 S Leung
G Somerville
57 250 24 975 2,725 16 October 2017 (2017-10)
20+
32 Increase 1  Nigeria BCA A J Opeyori 111 250 D A Adesokan 82 500 G Olofua
A J Opeyori
54 250 D A Adesokan
U D Ukeh
90 250 E Abah
P Orji
86 250 1,500 27 January 2016 (2016-01)

Year-end number one players

See also: Category:World No. 1 badminton players

[15]

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: May 3, 2022 (2022-05-03)

NOTE: BWF has frozen 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 20 75
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 130 130
China Huang Yaqiong
14 Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh 7 December 2021 22 22
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai

Players with highest career rank 2–5

Last update: 15 February 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):