BWF World Ranking
The BWF World Ranking is the official ranking of the Badminton World Federation. It is used to determine the qualification for the World Championships and Olympic Games, as well as Super Series tournaments. Seeding of the draw at all BWF sanctioned tournaments is done using BWF World Ranking.
Players under 19 years of age are eligible to rank in the World Junior Rankings, which were introduced in January 2011.
The ranking points awarded based on the level and progress of the tournament from each player/pair. Ranking points calculated are based on the tournament participated by each players/pairs for the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in 10 or fewer World Ranking tournaments, then the ranking is worked out by adding the points won at the tournaments. If a player or pair has participated in 11 or more World Ranking tournaments, only 10 highest points scored in the tournaments during the 52 week period count towards their ranking.
Points are awarded according to the following table:
(World Championships and Olympic Games)1
|Super Series Masters Finals
Super Series Premier
|Grand Prix Gold||7,000||5,950||4,900||3,850||2,750||1,670||660||320||130||60||30|
- ^1 – At the Olympic Games, third place receive 9,200 points while fourth place receive 8,400 points.
World team rankings
Year-end number one players
|Year||Men's Singles||Women's Singles||Men's Doubles||Women's Doubles||Mixed Doubles|
|2008||Lee Chong Wei||Zhou Mi|| Markis Kido
| Du Jing
| Nova Widianto
|2009||Lee Chong Wei||Wang Yihan|| Koo Kien Keat
Tan Boon Heong
| Ma Jin
| Lee Yong-dae
|2010||Lee Chong Wei||Wang Xin|| Mathias Boe
| Cheng Wen-hsing
| Thomas Laybourn
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
|2011||Lee Chong Wei||Wang Yihan|| Cai Yun
| Wang Xiaoli
| Zhang Nan
|2012||Lee Chong Wei||Li Xuerui|| Mathias Boe
| Tian Qing
| Xu Chen
|2013||Lee Chong Wei||Li Xuerui|| Hendra Setiawan
| Wang Xiaoli
| Zhang Nan
Number one ranked players
The following is a list of players who have achieved the number one position since January 2009 (active players in purple):
|Country||Player||Event||Date reached||Total weeks|
|MAS||Lee Chong Wei||MS||1 January 2009||281|
|HKG||Zhou Mi||WS||1 January 2009||17|
|INA||Markis Kido||MD||1 January 2009||35|
|CHN||Du Jing||WD||1 January 2009||11|
|INA||Nova Widianto||XD||1 January 2009||47|
|MAS||Wong Pei Tty||WD||15 January 2009||25|
|MAS||Chin Eei Hui|
|DEN||Tine Baun||WS||22 January 2009||22|
|KOR||Jung Jae-sung||MD||22 January 2009||24|
|TPE||Chien Yu-chin||WD||22 January 2009||37|
|KOR||Lee Yong-dae||XD||18 June 2009||39|
|CHN||Zhao Yunlei||WD||20 August 2009||6|
|CHN||Wang Lin||WS||24 September 2009||5|
|MAS||Koo Kien Keat||MD||24 September 2009||55|
|MAS||Tan Boon Heong|
|CHN||Zhang Yawen||WD||24 September 2009||6|
|CHN||Wang Yihan||WS||29 October 2009||116|
|CHN||Ma Jin||WD||26 November 2009||36|
|CHN||Zheng Bo||XD||21 January 2010||8|
|DEN||Thomas Laybourn||XD||24 June 2010||14|
|DEN||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|
|POL||Robert Mateusiak||XD||26 August 2010||1|
|CHN||Wang Xin||WS||23 September 2010||14|
|DEN||Mathias Boe||MD||11 November 2010||62|
|CHN||Wang Shixian||WS||13 January 2011||33|
|CHN||Zhang Nan||XD||2 February 2011||129|
|CHN||Wang Xiaoli||WD||28 April 2011||136|
|CHN||Cai Yun||MD||23 June 2011||54|
|CHN||Lin Dan||MS||21 June 2012||14|
|CHN||Xu Chen||XD||16 August 2012||57|
|CHN||Tian Qing||WD||20 September 2012||25|
|CHN||Li Xuerui||WS||20 December 2012||88|
|KOR||Ko Sung-hyun||MD||30 May 2013||25|
|INA||Hendra Setiawan||MD||21 November 2013||38|
|CHN||Bao Yixin||WD||29 May 2014||13|
|KOR||Lee Yong-dae||MD||14 August 2014||2|
Last update: 21 August 2014
Players with highest career rank 2–5
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 purple):
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