List of active sumo wrestlers

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The following is an alphabetical list of all active professional sumo wrestlers in the top makuuchi division, and all those currently in lower divisions who have a Wikipedia article. Please refer to professional sumo divisions for more information about the separate divisions.

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Wrestlers can be listed in the order of their rank as of the most current July 2018 banzuke by clicking the 'Current rank' sorting button.
The East side of the banzuke is regarded as more prestigious than the West side and those ranked on the East will generally have had a slightly better record in the previous tournament than those on the West.
Ranks in bold indicate a wrestler is debuting at a career-high rank.

Ring name Current rank Debut Stable Birthdate Birthplace Career and other notes
Abi
阿炎
e0Maegashira 3 East 2013-7 Shikoroyama (1994-05-04) May 4, 1994 (age 24) Japan Saitama best rank maegashira 2,known for distinctive tsuppari
Akiseyama
明瀬山
f0Jūryō 1 West 2008-1 Kise (1985-07-18) July 18, 1985 (age 33) Japan Aichi best rank maegashira 16, had close friendship with fellow amateur yokozuna Kiyoseumi
Amakaze
天風
g1Makushita 13 West 2007-3 Oguruma (1991-07-07) July 7, 1991 (age 27) Japan Kagawa best rank maegashira 13, jūryō champion, former personal attendant to Takekaze
Aminishiki
安美錦
f0Jūryō 4 West 1997-1 Isegahama (1978-10-03) October 3, 1978 (age 39) Japan Aomori six-time sekiwake, brother of Asōfuji, winner of six Technique prizes, recently beat own record as oldest wrestler ever to return to makuuchi
Aoiyama
碧山
e1Maegashira 11 East 2009-5 Kasugano (1986-06-19) June 19, 1986 (age 32) People's Republic of Bulgaria Elhovo, Bulgaria two-time sekiwake, second Bulgarian after Kotoōshū to enter makuuchi and to reach sekiwake
Arawashi
荒鷲
e1Maegashira 12 West 2003-1 Minezaki (1986-08-21) August 21, 1986 (age 31) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 2, took over 11 years to reach makuuchi
Asanoyama
朝乃山
e1Maegashira 13 West 2016-3 Takasago (1994-03-01) March 1, 1994 (age 24) Japan Toyama best rank maegashira 11, sandanme tsukedashi
Chiyomaru
千代丸
e1Maegashira 10 East 2007-7 Kokonoe (1991-04-17) April 17, 1991 (age 27) Japan Kagoshima best rank maegashira 5, jūryō champion, older brother of komusubi Chiyoōtori
Chiyonokuni
千代の国
e0Maegashira 2 West 2006-5 Kokonoe (1990-07-10) July 10, 1990 (age 28) Japan Mie best rank maegashira 1, has come back multiple times from injuries, jūryō champion
chiyootChiyoōtori
千代鳳
g4Makushita 41 East 2008-5 Kokonoe (1992-10-11) October 11, 1992 (age 25) Japan Kagoshima one-time komusubi, jūryō champion, stablemates with older brother Chiyomaru
Chiyoshōma
千代翔馬
e0Maegashira 8 East 2009-9 Kokonoe (1991-07-20) July 20, 1991 (age 27) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 2, most recent successful Mongolian makuuchi wrestler
Chiyotairyū
千代大龍
e0Maegashira 6 West 2011-5 Kokonoe (1988-11-14) November 14, 1988 (age 29) Japan Tokyo two time komusubi, jūryō champion, university yokozuna
Daiamami
大奄美
f0Jūryō 2 East 2016-1 Oitekaze (1992-12-15) December 15, 1992 (age 25) Japan Kagoshima jūryō champion, makushita tsukedashi
Daieishō
大栄翔
e0Maegashira 7 West 2012-3 Oitekaze (1993-11-10) November 10, 1993 (age 24) Japan Saitama best rank maegashira 3, only sekitori from populous Saitama prefecture
Daishōmaru
大翔丸
e0Maegashira 5 East 2014-3 Oitekaze (1991-07-10) July 10, 1991 (age 27) Japan osŌsaka former amateur yokozuna, followed previous year's amateur yokozuna, Endō into Oitekaze
Endō
遠藤
e0Maegashira 6 East 2013-3 Oitekaze (1990-10-19) October 19, 1990 (age 27) Japan Ishikawa one time komusubi, two-time amateur yokozuna, debuted at a high makushita 10, took championship in his jūryō debut
Fujiazuma
富士東
g3Makushita 31 East 2003-3 Tamanoi (1987-04-19) April 19, 1987 (age 31) Japan Tokyo best rank maegashira 4, first makuuchi wrestler coached by former ōzeki Tochiazuma
Gagamaru
臥牙丸
f0Jūryō 9 West 2005-a11 Kise (1987-02-23) February 23, 1987 (age 31) Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Tbilisi, Georgian SSR one-time komusubi, known for wide girth, third Georgian in makuuchi
Gōeidō
豪栄道
b1Ōzeki 1 East 2005-1 Sakaigawa (1986-04-06) April 6, 1986 (age 32) Japan osŌsaka held rank of sekiwake for a modern record 14 consecutive tournaments, one-time makuuchi champion, chief rival of Tochiōzan since high school
Hakuhō
白鵬
a1Yokozuna 1 West 2001-3 Miyagino (1985-03-11) March 11, 1985 (age 33) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia holds the records for most top division championships, most career wins, and most wins in a calendar year at 86
Hanakaze
華吹
i5Jonidan 51 West 1986-3 Tatsunami (1970-05-28) May 28, 1970 (age 48) Japan Tokyo best rank sandanme 18, holds record for longest serving wrestler in centuries long history of sumo
Hidenoumi
英乃海
f0Jūryō 5 West 2012-5 Kise (1989-06-11) June 11, 1989 (age 29) Japan Tokyo best rank maegashira 12, faced stablemate Hamaguchi in lower division championship playoffs in two consecutive tournaments, a first in sumo history
Hokutōfuji
北勝富士
e1Maegashira 16 East 2015-5 Hakkaku (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 26) Japan Saitama best rank maegashira 1, jūryō champion, equalled second-fastest rise to top division since 1958
Homarefuji
誉富士
f1Jūryō 14 East 2008-1 Isegahama (1985-05-06) May 6, 1985 (age 33) Japan Aomori best rank maegashira 6, from the same town as Mainoumi and the same high school as Masatsukasa
Ichinojō
逸ノ城
cSekiwake East 2014-1 Minato (1993-04-07) April 7, 1993 (age 25) Mongolia Arkhangai, Mongolia four-time sekiwake, second foreign-born makushita tsukedashi, champion in jūryō debut tournament
Ikioi
e0Maegashira 2 East 2005-3 Isenoumi (1986-10-11) October 11, 1986 (age 31) Japan osŌsaka one-time sekiwake, jūryō champion
Ishiura
石浦
e1Maegashira 15 East 2013-1 Miyagino (1990-01-10) January 10, 1990 (age 28) Japan Tottori best rank maegashira 8, third wrestler from Tottori Prefecture to reach top division since WWII
Jōkōryū
常幸龍
g0Makushita 5 East 2011-7 Kise (1988-08-07) August 7, 1988 (age 30) Japan Tokyo one-time komusubi, former high school and college champion, holds the record for the most consecutive wins from entry into sumo, and the fastest rise to the top division
Kagamiō
鏡桜
h1Sandanme 11 West 2003-7 Kagamiyama (1988-02-09) February 9, 1988 (age 30) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 9, first sekitori from his very small stable since the current coach Tagaryū was active in 1991, took jūryō championship after losing two playoffs in previous tournaments
Kagayaki
e0Maegashira 4 West 2010-3 Takadagawa (1994-06-01) June 1, 1994 (age 24) Japan Ishikawa again at best rank maegashira 4, Ishikawa native along with Endō, beginning to make an impact in makuuchi
Kaisei
魁聖
e0Maegashira 4 East 2006-9 Tomozuna (1986-12-18) December 18, 1986 (age 31) Brazil São Paulo, Brazil one-time sekiwake, first Brazilian in top division
Kakuryū
鶴竜
a1Yokozuna 1 East 2001-a211 Izutsu (1985-08-10) August 10, 1985 (age 33) Mongolia Sükhbaatar aimag, Mongolia fourth Mongolian yokozuna, only sekitori wrestler from his stable, known for his diligence
Kisenosato
稀勢の里
a2Yokozuna 2 East 2002-3 Tagonoura (1986-07-03) July 3, 1986 (age 32) Japan Ibaraki newest and only Japanese yokozuna, made top division at just 18, has been runner-up twelve times and has won two championships
Kotoekō (ja)
琴恵光
e1Maegashira 14 East 2007-3 Sadogatake (1991-11-20) November 20, 1991 (age 26) Japan Miyazaki makuuchi debut, first top division wrestler from Miyazaki Prefecture since Kaneshiro in 1985
Kotoshōgiku
琴奨菊
e0Maegashira 1 West 2002-1 Sadogatake (1984-01-30) January 30, 1984 (age 34) Japan Fukuoka former ōzeki, in 2016 became first Japanese-born makuuchi champion since Tochiazuma in 2006, known for signature "hug and chug" style
Kotoyūki
琴勇輝
f0Jūryō 3 East 2008-3 Sadogatake (1991-04-02) April 2, 1991 (age 27) Japan Kagawa one-time sekiwake, jūryō champion, first Kagawa native to reach makuuchi since 1958
Kyokushūhō
旭秀鵬
f0Jūryō 6 West 2007-5 Tomozuna (1988-08-09) August 9, 1988 (age 30) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 4, was able to join the stable of his idol, fellow countryman Kyokutenhō
Kyokutaisei
旭大星
e0Maegashira 8 West 2008-3 Tomozuna (1989-10-18) October 18, 1989 (age 28) Japan Hokkaidō was the subject of a documentary when first inducted into sumo
Masunoyama
舛ノ山
h1Sandanme 13 West 2006-7 Chiganoura (1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 26) Japan Chiba best rank maegashira 4, half Filipino, first wrestler from his stable to make top division, working way back up ranks after multiple injury leaves put him the lowest any former makuuchi had ever dropped
Meisei (ja)
明生
e1Maegashira 16 West 2011-5 Tatsunami (1995-07-24) July 24, 1995 (age 23) Japan Kagoshima makuuchi debut, only wrestler from his stable in top division
Mitakeumi
御嶽海
cSekiwake West 2015-3 Dewanoumi (1992-12-25) December 25, 1992 (age 25) Japan Nagano six-time sekiwake, makushita tsukedashi entrant with high expectations, half-Filipino
Myōgiryū
妙義龍
e0Maegashira 9 East 2009-5 Sakaigawa (1986-10-22) October 22, 1986 (age 31) Japan Hyōgo seven-time sekiwake, promising rise slowed due to injury in his jūryō debut
Nishikigi
錦木
e1Maegashira 10 West 2006-3 Isenoumi (1990-08-25) August 25, 1990 (age 27) Japan Iwate best rank maegashira 6, 2nd member of Isenoumi stable in top division after Ikioi
Okinoumi
隠岐の海
e1Maegashira 14 West 2005-1 Hakkaku (1985-07-29) July 29, 1985 (age 33) Japan Shimane two-time sekiwake, first top division wrestler from Shimane Prefecture in 88 years
Ōnoshō
阿武咲
e1Maegashira 11 West 2013-1 Ōnomatsu (1996-07-04) July 4, 1996 (age 22) Japan Aomori two-time komusubi, only wrestler in makuuchi from once dominant Ōnomatsu
Ōrora
大露羅敏
i3Jonidan 35 East 2000–3 Yamahibiki (1983-04-26) April 26, 1983 (age 35) Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Zaigrayevo, Russian SFSR best rank makushita 43, first Russian to join professional sumo, became heaviest sumo wrestler ever in August 2017
Ryūden
竜電
e1Maegashira 15 West 2006-5 Takadagawa (1990-11-10) November 10, 1990 (age 27) Japan Yamanashi best rank maegashira 7, has won championships in four lower divisions
Sadanoumi
佐田の海
e1Maegashira 12 East 2003-5 Sakaigawa (1987-05-11) May 11, 1987 (age 31) Japan Kumamoto best rank maegashira 1, took 11 years to reach makuuchi, repeated father's own feat of earning a Fighting Spirit prize in his top division debut.
Sagatsukasa
磋牙司
g0Makushita 7 East 2005-1 Irumagawa (1981-12-21) December 21, 1981 (age 36) Japan Shizuoka best rank maegashira 9, 1998 high school sumo yokozuna, one of the shortest recent sekitori
Satoyama
里山
g1Makushita 14 East 2004-3 Onoe (1981-05-31) May 31, 1981 (age 37) Japan Kagoshima best rank maegashira 12, known for using a wide variety of techniques, still uses own rare surname as his ring name.
Seirō
青狼
f0Jūryō 6 East 2005-7 Shikoroyama (1988-08-18) August 18, 1988 (age 29) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 14, first spotted by then yokozuna Asashōryū in his younger years, ring name means "blue wolf"
Shōdai
正代
e0Maegashira 1 East 2014-3 Tokitsukaze (1991-11-05) November 5, 1991 (age 26) Japan Kumamoto one-time sekiwake, three different division championship, one in jūryō, has risen very quickly through the ranks
Shōhōzan
松鳳山
e0Komusubi West 2006-3 Nishonoseki (1984-02-09) February 9, 1984 (age 34) Japan Fukuoka five-time komusubi, bounced back from a two tournament suspension for baseball gambling to take makushita championship twice in a row
Sōkokurai
蒼国来
f1Jūryō 10 East 2003-9 Arashio (1984-01-09) January 9, 1984 (age 34) China Inner Mongolia, China best rank maegashira 2, jūryō champion, reinstated after dismissal for match-fixing nullified in court, one of only two Chinese wrestlers, and the only sekitori
Takakeishō
貴景勝
e0Maegashira 3 West 2014-11 Takanohana (1996-08-05) August 5, 1996 (age 22) Japan Hyōgo one-time komusubi, has risen very steadily through ranks, jūryō champion
Takanoiwa
貴ノ岩
f0Jūryō 3 West 2009-1 Takanohana (1990-02-26) February 26, 1990 (age 28) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 2, jūryō champion, second from Takanohana stable to reach makuuchi
Takarafuji
宝富士
e0Maegashira 7 East 2009-1 Isegahama (1987-02-18) February 18, 1987 (age 31) Japan Aomori one-time sekiwake, former amateur at Kinki University
Takayasu
高安
b1Ōzeki 1 West 2005-3 Tagonoura (1990-02-28) February 28, 1990 (age 28) Japan Ibaraki first sekitori born in the Heisei era, half Filipino
Takekaze
豪風
f0Jūryō 1 East 2002-5 Oguruma (1979-06-21) June 21, 1979 (age 39) Japan Akita one-time sekiwake, collegiate champion, second oldest re-promotee to makuuchi
Tamawashi
玉鷲
dKomusubi East 2004-1 Kataonami (1984-11-16) November 16, 1984 (age 33) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia four-time sekiwake, originally studied to work in hotel industry
Tenkaihō
天鎧鵬
g2Makushita 22 West 2007-1 Onoe (1984-10-14) October 14, 1984 (age 33) Japan Kumamoto best rank maegashira 8, teammate of Yamamotoyama at Nihon University
Terunofuji
照ノ富士
g0Makushita 6 East 2011-7 Isegahama (1991-11-29) November 29, 1991 (age 26) Mongolia Ulan Bator, Mongolia former ōzeki, one-time makuuchi champion, sent to Japan when judo coach, Hakuhō's father, recognized potential
Tochinoshin
栃ノ心
bŌzeki 2 West 2006-3 Kasugano (1987-10-13) October 13, 1987 (age 30) Georgia (country) Mtskheta, Georgia newest ōzeki, highest ranked Georgian and only one to win a makuuchi championship, won four consecutive lower-division championships while working way back up ranks after long injury absence
Tochiōzan
栃煌山
e1Maegashira 13 East 2005-1 Kasugano (1987-03-09) March 9, 1987 (age 31) Japan Kōchi eleven-time sekiwake, longtime rival of Gōeidō
Tokushinhō
徳真鵬
g1Makushita 16 East 2007-3 Kise (1984-05-13) May 13, 1984 (age 34) Japan Mie highest rank Jūryō 6, one of the ten heaviest sumo wrestlers of all time
Tokushōryū
徳勝龍
f0Jūryō 9 East 2009-1 Kise (1986-08-22) August 22, 1986 (age 31) Japan Nara best rank maegashira 4, in school years he was teammates with future top division regulars Tochiōzan, Takarafuji and others.
Toyohibiki
豊響
g1Makushita 14 West 2005-1 Sakaigawa (1984-11-16) November 16, 1984 (age 33) Japan Yamaguchi best rank maegashira 2, on rise to top division, suffered only one make-koshi, currently has the active record for most makuuchi appearances without a san'yaku promotion
Toyonoshima
豊ノ島
g0Makushita 7 West 2002-1 Tokitsukaze (1983-06-26) June 26, 1983 (age 35) Japan Kōchi five-time sekiwake, one of shortest wrestlers, performance in top division exceeded all expectations
Ura
宇良
h3Sandanme 30 West 2015-5 Kise (1992-06-22) June 22, 1992 (age 26) Japan osŌsaka best rank maegashira 4, a fan favorite, won gold medal at World Combat Games as amateur, on extended injury leave
Wakaichirō
若一郎
h9Sandanme 94 West 2016-11 Musashigawa (1998-07-07) July 7, 1998 (age 20) Japan Nagasaki best rank sandanme 85, has African-American father and Japanese mother, raised in Texas and Nagasaki
Yoshiazuma
芳東
h7Sandanme 72 East 1996-1 Tamanoi (1977-05-26) May 26, 1977 (age 41) Japan Kumamoto best rank maegashira 12, third-slowest rise ever to makuuchi
Yoshikaze
嘉風
e0Maegashira 5 West 2004-1 Oguruma (1982-03-19) March 19, 1982 (age 36) Japan oiŌita four-time sekiwake, college sumo champion, previously held record for most makuuchi appearances without a san'yaku promotion
Yutakayama
豊山
e0Maegashira 9 West 2016-3 Tokitsukaze (1993-09-22) September 22, 1993 (age 24) Japan Niigata best rank maegashira 3, sandanme tsukedashi, third wrestler from his stable to take this ring name

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