Rahman Sidek
Personal information
Birth nameAbdul Rahman bin Mohd Sidek
Born (1965-09-20) 20 September 1965 (age 58)
Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Years active1983-1993
Men's doubles
Highest ranking4 (1990)
Medal record
Representing  Malaysia
Men's badminton
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Tokyo Team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1987 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
BWF profile

Rahman Sidek AMN (born 20 September 1965) is a former badminton player from Malaysia and coach.[1][2][3]

Personal life

He is the 4th child of the 5 legendary Sidek brothers who represented Malaysia in the sport of badminton internationally. Rahman and his siblings gained exposure about badminton sport from their father, Haji Mohd Sidek. Under the guidance of his father, Rahman and the rest of his siblings were trained to be champions. Furthermore, Rahman is one of the alumnus of Victoria Institution (batch 1978–1982) amongst the batch of Malaysia's prominent sportsmen who also attended that school just like him.[4]


He is an international doubles player during the late 1980s to early 1990s. He managed to win a number of international title such as the Canadian Open and German Open with partner Ong Ewe Chye.[5] Rahman Sidek was a member in the winning team at the Thomas Cup 1992.[6] He retired because his partner quit the sport.


After he retired, he was appointed as Malaysian national doubles coach. Then, he and his brothers established a badminton club to find new talented players, called Nusa Mahsuri.[7] He has been coaching in Nusa Mahsuri, the first professional badminton club in Malaysia from 1996 until now.


Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Ong Ewe Chye Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
4–15, 9–15 Bronze Bronze

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 Kuningan Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Ong Ewe Chye Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Liem Swie King
15–18, 4–15 Bronze Bronze
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
4–15, 4–15 Bronze Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Swiss Open Malaysia Ong Ewe Chye Malaysia Ong Beng Teong
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
9–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 German Open Malaysia Ong Ewe Chye Denmark Mark Christiansen
Denmark Michael Kjeldsen
17–14, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Canadian Open Malaysia Ong Ewe Chye Canada Mike Bitten
Canada J Bryan Blanshard
15–11, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner


See also


  1. ^ "Badminton: Start them young | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Biodata Abd. Rahman Sidek". nusa-mahsuri.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ "NewspaperSG - Terms and Conditions". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 21 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Our Badminton Greats". www.viweb.freehosting.net. Archived from the original on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Aman pemain berdisiplin serba boleh".
  6. ^ "New Straits Times - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.my. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Lebih 50 pemain berguru dengan anak-anak Sidek". Malaysiakini (in Malay). 25 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Tahun 1992" (PDF).