List of active sumo wrestlers

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The following is an alphabetical list of prominent active professional sumo wrestlers.

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Wrestlers' ring names in Japanese are listed beneath their roman letter equivalents.
Wrestlers can be listed in the order of their rank as of the most current January 2016 banzuke by clicking the Current rank sorting button.
Ranks in bold indicate a wrestler is debuting at a career high rank.

Ring name Current rank Debut Stable Birthplace Career and other notes
Aminishiki
安美錦
e0Maegashira 1 East 1997-1 Isegahama Aomori six time sekiwake, brother of Asōfuji, winner of six Technique prizes
Amuuru
阿夢露
e1Maegashira 11 West 2002-5 Onomatsu zRussia, Lesozavodsk best rank maegashira 5, only ethnic Russian remaining in sumo, injury plagued career, had string of winning tournaments on return from serious injury
Aoiyama
碧山
e0Maegashira 2 West 2009-5 Kasugano zBulgaria, Elhovo two time sekiwake, second Bulgarian after Kotoōshū to enter makuuchi, and to reach sekiwake
Arawashi
荒鷲
f0Jūryō 4 East 2003-1 Minezaki zMongolia, Ulan Bator best rank maegashira 8, took over 11 years to reach makuuchi
Asasekiryū
朝赤龍
f0Jūryō 8 East 2000-1 Takasago zMongolia, Ulan Bator two time sekiwake, father held equivalent of komusubi in Mongolian wrestling
Chiyomaru
千代丸
f0Jūryō 7 West 2007-7 Kokonoe Kagoshima best rank maegashira 11, jūryō champion, older brother of komusubi Chiyoōtori
Chiyonokuni
千代の国
f1 Jūryō 13 West 2006-5 Kokonoe Mie best rank maegashira 8, career plagued with injuries, jūryō champion
chiyooChiyoōtori
千代鳳
e1Maegashira 10 East 2008-5 Kokonoe Kagoshima one time komusubi, jūryō champion, stablemates with older brother Chiyomaru
Chiyotairyū
千代大龍
e1Maegashira 12 East 2011-5 Kokonoe Tokyo one time komusubi, jūryō champion, university yokozuna
Endō
遠藤
e1Maegashira 11 East 2013-3 Oitekaze Ishikawa best rank maegashira 1, two time amateur yokozuna, debuted at a high makushita 10, took championship in his jūryō debut
Fujiazuma
富士東
f0Jūryō 1 West 2003-3 Tamanoi Tokyo best rank maegashira 4, first makuuchi wrestler produced by former ōzeki Tochiazuma
Gagamaru
臥牙丸
e0Maegashira 9 West 2005-a11 Kise zGeorgia, Tbilissi one time komusubi, known for wide girth, third Georgian in makuuchi
Gōeidō
豪栄道
b2Ōzeki 2 West 2005-1 Sakaigawa osŌsaka at rank of sekiwake for a modern record 14 consecutive tournaments, chief rival of Tochiōzan since high school
Hakuhō
白鵬
a1Yokozuna 1 West 2001-3 Miyagino zMongolia, Ulan Bator holds the record for the most top division championships of all time, and for most wins in a calendar year at 86
Harumafuji
日馬富士
a1Yokozuna 1 East 2001-1 Isegahama zMongolia, Ulan Bator third consecutive Mongolian to reach yokozuna rank, awarded 5 Technique prizes, winner of six tournaments to date
Hidenoumi
英乃海
f0Jūryō 2 West 2012-5 Kise Tokyo best rank maegashira 13, faced stablemate Hamaguchi in lower division championship playoffs in two consecutive tournaments, a first in sumo history
Homarefuji
誉富士
e1Maegashira 15 East 2008-1 Isegahama Aomori best rank maegashira 6, from the same town as Mainoumi and the same high school as Masatsukasa
Ichinojō
逸ノ城
e0Maegashira 3 East 2014-1 Minato zMongolia, Arkhangai two time sekiwake, second foreign born makushita tsukedashi, champion in jūryō debut tournament
Ikioi
dKomusubi East 2005-3 Isenoumi osŌsaka two time komusubi, only wrestler from his stable in top division, jūryō champion
Jōkōryū
常幸龍
e1Maegashira 14 East 2011-7 Kise 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
f0Jūryō 4 West 2003-7 Kagamiyama zMongolia, Ulan Bator 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
輝大士 (ja)
e1Maegashira 16 East 2010-3 Takadagawa Ishikawa makuuchi debut
Kaisei
魁聖
e0Maegashira 3 West 2006-9 Tomozuna zBrazil, São Paulo best rank maegashira 1, first Brazilian in top division
Kakuryū
鶴竜
a1Yokozuna 2 East 2001-a211 Izutsu zMongolia, Sükhbaatar aimag newest yokozuna, only sekitori wrestler from his stable, known for his diligence
Kisenosato
稀勢の里
b1Ōzeki 1 East 2002-3 Tagonoura Ibaraki currently longest serving ōzeki, made top division at just 18, had a contentious rivalry with yokozuna Asashōryū
Kitataiki
北太樹
e1Maegashira 15 West 1998-3 Yamahibiki Tokyo best rank maegashira 2, took ten years to reach top division
Kotoshōgiku
琴奨菊
b2Ōzeki 2 East 2002-1 Sadogatake Fukuoka first Japanese ōzeki after Kaiō's retirement, known for signature "hug and chug" style
Kotoyūki
琴勇輝
e0Maegashira 4 West 2008-3 Sadogatake Kagawa jūryō champion, first Kagawa native to reach makuuchi since 1958
Kyokushūhō
旭秀鵬
e0Maegashira 4 East 2007-5 oTomozuna zMongolia was able to join the stable of his idol, fellow countryman Kyokutenhō
Masunoyama
舛ノ山
h91Sandanme 100 West 2006-7 Chiganoura Chiba best rank maegashira 4, half Filipino, first wrestler from his stable to make top division
Mitakeumi
御嶽海
e1Maegashira 10 West 2015-3 Dewanoumi Nagano makuuchi debut, makushita tsukedashi entrant with high expectations
Myōgiryū
妙義龍
e0Maegashira 8 East 2009-5 Sakaigawa Hyōgo seven time sekiwake, promising rise slowed due to injury in his jūryō debut
Okinoumi
隠岐の海
e0Maegashira 6 West 2005-1 Hakkaku Shimane one time sekiwake, first top division wrestler from Shimane Prefecture in 88 years
oŌsunaarashi
大砂嵐
e0Maegashira 5 East 2012-3 oŌtake zEgypt, Dakahlia Governorate best rank maegashira 1, first wrestler in history from African continent, first Arab
Sadanofuji
佐田の富士
f0Jūryō 2 East 2003-1 Sakaigawa Nagasaki best rank maegashira 7, once released as Iwakiyama's tsukebito so he could concentrate on his wrestling
Sadanoumi
佐田の海
e0Maegashira 9 East 2003-5 Sakaigawa 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
g3Makushita 30 West 2005-1 Irumagawa Shizuoka best rank maegashira 9, 1998 high school sumo yokozuna, one of the shortest recent sekitori
Satoyama
里山
f0Jūryō 6 West 2004-3 Onoe 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 1 East 2005-7 Shikoroyama Mongolia, Ulan Bator best rank maegashira 15, first spotted by then yokozuna Asashōryū in his younger years, ring name means "blue wolf"
Shōdai
正代直也
e1Maegashira 12 West 2014-3 Tokitsukaze Kumamoto makuuchi debut
Shōhōzan
松鳳山
e0Maegashira 1 West 2006-3 Nishonoseki Fukuoka four time komusubi, bounced back from a two tournament suspension for baseball gambling to take makushita championship twice in a row
Shōtenrō
翔天狼
g0Makushita 1 East 2001-3 Fujishima zMongolia, Khovd aimag best rank maegashira 2, former junior wrestling champion at Mongolian Naadam festival
Sōkokurai
蒼国来
e0Maegashira 5 West 2003-9 Arashio zChina, Inner Mongolia reinstated after dismissal for match-fixing nullified in court, one of only two Chinese wrestlers, and the only sekitori
Takanoiwa
貴ノ岩
e1Maegashira 13 West 2009-1 Takanohana zMongolia, Ulan Bator best rank maegashira 11, jūryō champion, second from Takanohana stable to reach makuuchi
Takarafuji
宝富士
e0Maegashira 2 East 2009-1 Isegahama Aomori one time komusubi, former amateur at Kinki University
Takayasu
高安
e0Maegashira 8 West 2005-3 Tagonoura Ibaraki two time komusubi, still wrestles under real name, first sekitori born in the Heisei era, half Filipino
Takekaze
豪風
e1Maegashira 13 East 2002-5 Oguruma Akita one time sekiwake, collegiate champion, only top division wrestler from Akita prefecture
Tamaasuka
玉飛鳥
g0Makushita 4 East 1998-3 Kataonami Aichi best rank maegashira 9, two time jūryō winner, has been promoted to makuuchi 7 times
Tamawashi
玉鷲
e0Maegashira 7 West 2004-1 Kataonami zMongolia, Ulan Bator one time komusubi, originally studied to work in hotel industry
Tenkaihō
天鎧鵬
f0Jūryō 7 East 2007-1 Onoe Kumamoto best rank maegashira 8, highest ranked wrestler at Onoe stable since Baruto's retirement
Terunofuji
照ノ富士
b2Ōzeki 1 West 2011-7 Isegahama zMongolia newest ōzeki, sent to Japan when his judo coach, Hakuhō's father, recognized his potential
Tochinoshin
栃ノ心
dKomusubi West 2006-3 Kasugano zGeorgia, Mtskheta seven time komusubi, fellow countryman of Kokkai, worked his way back up ranks after injury absence
Tochiōzan
栃煌山
cSekiwake East 2005-1 Kasugano Kōchi eleven time sekiwake, longtime rival of Gōeidō
Tokitenkū
時天空
f0Jūryō 9 East 2002-7 Tokitsukaze zMongolia, Töv aimag three time komusubi, two time jūryō champ, won three consecutive championships from his debut
Tokushōryū
徳勝龍
e0Maegashira 6 East 2009-1 Kise Nara best rank maegashira 4, in school years he was teammates with future top division regulars Tochiōzan, Takarafuji and others.
Toyohibiki
豊響
e1Maegashira 14 West 2005-1 Sakaigawa 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
e0Maegashira 7 East 2002-1 Tokitsukaze Kōchi four time sekiwake, one of shortest wrestlers, performance in top division exceeded all expectations
Yoshiazuma
芳東
g3Makushita 31 West 1996-1 Tamanoi Kumamoto best rank maegashira 12, slowest rise ever to makuuchi
Yoshikaze
嘉風
cSekiwake West 2004-1 Oguruma oiŌita first time sekiwake, college sumo champion, previously held record for most makuuchi appearances without a san'yaku promotion

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