Best Badminton Players of All Time

Badminton is a sport defined by quickness, speed, strategy, and lightning fast reflexes. These are the players that most embodied these characteristics and ascended to the ranks of the best badminton players ever. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.


Lin Dan

because I have seen his play

he is the best and wonderful player in world

Dan won MVP or most vluable player's award at Guangzhou Asian Games 2010. HE won Golds at singles and doubles in men events.

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2Lee Chong Wei

Extremely consistent player whose game is almost flawless.

The honour goes to Lin Dan.

Having a great skill, but... You must got a tough mental... That's the reason why you are always lose to Lin D which a little bit 'bodoh' using your disadvantage... Be ready for olympic 2012, ok?

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3Rudy Hartono

Indonesian player who won the All-England Championship 8 times

He's totally king of badminton

the best player ever, even Lin Dan can't beat and replace him

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4Taufik Hidayat

the best player ever. have a supreme backhand, nice net play, great smash, great angle and eficiency of his footwork. nothing can replace him. all the time.

tacknically sound in front and backhand... one of the best player of all time.

He has the most powerful backhand in badminton history. I like his explosiveness. He always show a good quality of game. Always expect excitement on his game. Long live Taufik!

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5Saina Nehwal

Best indian badminton player she will be a future star like maddona best smashes beutiful jumps

6Zhao Jian Hua

At his best, nobody living today can touch him

I have watched so many players play on youtube, namely, joko suprianto, taufik hidayat, peter gade, lee chong wei, etc etc. You name it and I have seen all their games.
but I have never ever seen anything until I saw Zhao Jian Hua. His every shot is placed at the opponent's weak space. His style is direct and his forehand shots are the finest ever. And when he jumps to smash, his precision, control, speed, power and above all his deception make him incomparably the greatest!

7Peter Gade Christensen

His kind of badminton is different from all other top players and his raquet skill is amazing. His variations and change of pace of shuttle is unpredictable

8Morten Frost Hansen

Always played with the brain. My absolute player. And very modest

When we see Morten playing, it seems we are listening our favorite music. He is my all time favorite player.

Danish player who was ranked among the top three in the world for 12 years.

9Liem Swie King

Invented the jumping smash, known world-wide as the "king smash" with extreme speed and total aerial control of direction.

10Misbun Sidek

the best coach and very high creativity as a player


11Eddy Choong
12Yang Yang

If Lin Dan you consider good, then Yang Yang is God.

The Chinese was two times world champion. During his days unbeatable.

13Erland Kops

7 times all england winner many other tournaments around the world some titles in doubles too etc etc in the hall of fame bádminton sport what else you want he should be at least in the second or third place in your list

14Tang Xian Hu

Proclaimed best badminton player of all time.
He was never beaten by anybody and easily destroyed Rudy Hartono.

He made everyone during his time look weak.
Undoubtably, he still cannot be beaten by anyone if he was in his prime.

15Prakash Padukone

Superb player and a model of good manners. His half smash was among the best I have seen. His humility as a player and a human being are admirable.

Master of deception - the Badminton equivalent of "Float like a butterfly, sting linke a bee".

16Royce Reyes

he is known for his backward point ploy

If you see the play of peter gade it is have many tricks and Lin dan the king of jump smash but Royce Reyes is the king of tricks and the king of smash

17Susi Susanti

The best player ever, She dominated the women's singles event in the early to mid 1990s, winning the All-England in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994, the World Badminton Grand Prix consecutively from 1990 to 1994 and the International Badminton Federation World Championship in 1993
Gold Medalist at Barcelona Olympic 1992

18Peter Rasmussen
19Lee Yong Dae

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This list was created on October 15, 2010 and has been voted on over 200 times.