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' 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 2017 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 Birthplace Career and other notes
Aminishiki
安美錦
f0Jūryō 7 West 1997-1 Isegahama Aomori six time sekiwake, brother of Asōfuji, winner of six Technique prizes
Amuuru
阿夢露
f1Jūryō 10 East 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 7 West 2009-5 Kasugano zBulgaria, Elhovo two time sekiwake, second Bulgarian after Kotoōshū to enter makuuchi, and to reach sekiwake
Arawashi
荒鷲
e0Maegashira 2 West 2003-1 Minezaki zMongolia, Ulan Bator took over 11 years to reach makuuchi
Asasekiryū
朝赤龍
g0Makushita 1 West 2000-1 Takasago zMongolia, Ulan Bator two time sekiwake, father held equivalent of komusubi in Mongolian wrestling
Chiyomaru
千代丸
f0Jūryō 3 West 2007-7 Kokonoe Kagoshima best rank maegashira 11, jūryō champion, older brother of komusubi Chiyoōtori
Chiyonokuni
千代の国
e0Maegashira 8 West 2006-5 Kokonoe Mie best rank maegashira 4, has come back multiple times from injuries, jūryō champion
chiyooChiyoō (ja)
千代皇
e1Maegashira 15 East 2010-5 Kokonoe Okinawa makuuchi debut
chiyootChiyoōtori
千代鳳
e1Maegashira 14 East 2008-5 Kokonoe Kagoshima one time komusubi, jūryō champion, stablemates with older brother Chiyomaru
Chiyoshōma
千代翔馬
e0Maegashira 6 East 2009-9 Kokonoe zMongolia, Ulan Bator 2nd makuuchi appearance
Chiyotairyū
千代大龍
e1Maegashira 14 West 2011-5 Kokonoe Tokyo one time komusubi, jūryō champion, university yokozuna
Daieishō
大栄翔
f0Jūryō 2 West 2012-3 Oitekaze Saitama best rank maegashira 9, only sekitori from populous Saitama prefecture
Daishōmaru
大翔丸
e1Maegashira 12 West 2014-3 Oitekaze osŌsaka best rank maegashira 7, former amateur yokozuna, followed previous year's amateur yokozuna, Endō into Oitekaze
Endō
遠藤
e0Maegashira 4 West 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
g0Makushita 3 East 2003-3 Tamanoi Tokyo best rank maegashira 4, first makuuchi wrestler coached by former ōzeki Tochiazuma
Gagamaru
臥牙丸
e1Maegashira 13 East 2005-a11 Kise zGeorgia, Tbilissi one time komusubi, known for wide girth, third Georgian in makuuchi
Gōeidō
豪栄道
b1Ōzeki 1 West 2005-1 Sakaigawa 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
a2Yokozuna 2 East 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 West 2001-1 Isegahama zMongolia, Ulan Bator third consecutive Mongolian to reach yokozuna rank, awarded 5 Technique prizes, winner of eight tournaments to date
Hidenoumi
英乃海
f0Jūryō 1 West 2012-5 Kise 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
e0Maegashira 8 East 2015-5 Hakkaku Saitama makuuchi debut, jūryō champion, equal second fastest rise to top division since 1958
Homarefuji
誉富士
f1Jūryō 11 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
e1Maegashira 13 West 2014-1 Minato zMongolia, Arkhangai two time sekiwake, second foreign born makushita tsukedashi, champion in jūryō debut tournament
Ikioi
e0Maegashira 3 West 2005-3 Isenoumi osŌsaka one time sekiwake, only wrestler from his stable in top division, jūryō champion
Ishiura
石浦
e0Maegashira 9 West 2006-3 Miyagino Tottori third wrestler from Tottori Prefecture to reach top division since WWII
Jōkōryū
常幸龍
g1Makushita 15 West 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
g1Makushita 17 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
e1Maegashira 11 East 2010-3 Takadagawa Ishikawa best rank maegashira 9, fourth makuuchi appearance
Kaisei
魁聖
e0Maegashira 9 East 2006-9 Tomozuna zBrazil, São Paulo one time sekiwake, first Brazilian in top division
Kakuryū
鶴竜
a1Yokozuna 1 East 2001-a211 Izutsu zMongolia, Sükhbaatar aimag newest yokozuna, only sekitori wrestler from his stable, known for his diligence
Kisenosato
稀勢の里
aYokozuna 2002-3 Tagonoura Ibaraki newest yokozuna, only Japanese, made top division at just 18, has been runner-up twelve times and has won one championship
Kitataiki
北太樹
f0Jūryō 5 East 1998-3 Yamahibiki Tokyo best rank maegashira 2, took ten years to reach top division
Kotoshōgiku
琴奨菊
b2Sekiwake 2002-1 Sadogatake Fukuoka currently longest serving ōzeki, first Japanese born makuuchi champion since Tochiazuma in 2006, known for signature "hug and chug" style
Kotoyūki
琴勇輝
e0Maegashira 6 West 2008-3 Sadogatake Kagawa one time sekiwake, jūryō champion, first Kagawa native to reach makuuchi since 1958
Kyokushūhō
旭秀鵬
f0Jūryō 2 East 2007-5 Tomozuna zMongolia, Ulan Bator best rank maegashira 4, was able to join the stable of his idol, fellow countryman Kyokutenhō
Masunoyama
舛ノ山
h5Sandanme 50 East 2006-7 Chiganoura Chiba best rank maegashira 4, half Filipino, first wrestler from his stable to make top division, working way back up ranks from long injury leave
Mitakeumi
御嶽海
e0Maegashira 1 West 2015-3 Dewanoumi Nagano one time komusubi, makushita tsukedashi entrant with high expectations
Myōgiryū
妙義龍
e0Maegashira 7 East 2009-5 Sakaigawa Hyōgo seven time sekiwake, promising rise slowed due to injury in his jūryō debut
Nishikigi
錦木
e1Maegashira 11 West 2006-3 Isenoumi Iwate best rank maegashira 6, 2nd member of Isenoumi stable in top division after Ikioi
Okinoumi
隠岐の海
e0Maegashira 3 East 2005-1 Hakkaku Shimane two time sekiwake, first top division wrestler from Shimane Prefecture in 88 years
oŌsunaarashi
大砂嵐
e1Maegashira 16 East 2012-3 oŌtake zEgypt, Dakahlia Governorate best rank maegashira 1, jūryō champion, first wrestler in history from African continent, first Arab
Sadanofuji
佐田の富士
g0Makushita 9 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
e1Maegashira 15 West 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
g4Makushita 47 East 2005-1 Irumagawa Shizuoka best rank maegashira 9, 1998 high school sumo yokozuna, one of the shortest recent sekitori
Satoyama
里山
f1Jūryō 11 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 4 East 2005-7 Shikoroyama zMongolia, Ulan Bator best rank maegashira 14, first spotted by then yokozuna Asashōryū in his younger years, ring name means "blue wolf"
Shōdai
正代直也
cSekiwake West 2014-3 Tokitsukaze Kumamoto first time sekiwake, three different division championship, one in jūryō, has risen very quickly through the ranks
Shōhōzan
松鳳山
e0Maegashira 2 East 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 7 East 2001-3 Fujishima zMongolia, Khovd aimag best rank maegashira 2, former junior wrestling champion at Mongolian Naadam festival
Sōkokurai
蒼国来
e1Maegashira 10 West 2003-9 Arashio zChina, Inner Mongolia best rank maegashira 4, reinstated after dismissal for match-fixing nullified in court, one of only two Chinese wrestlers, and the only sekitori
Takakeishō
貴景勝
e1Maegashira 12 East 2014-11 Takanohana Hyōgo jūryō champion
Takanoiwa
貴ノ岩
e1Maegashira 10 East 2009-1 Takanohana zMongolia, Ulan Bator best rank maegashira 3, jūryō champion, second from Takanohana stable to reach makuuchi
Takarafuji
宝富士
e0Maegashira 1 East 2009-1 Isegahama Aomori one time sekiwake, former amateur at Kinki University
Takayasu
高安
dKomusubi East 2005-3 Tagonoura Ibaraki two time sekiwake, still wrestles under real name, first sekitori born in the Heisei era, half Filipino
Takekaze
豪風
e0Maegashira 5 East 2002-5 Oguruma Akita one time sekiwake, collegiate champion, only top division wrestler from Akita prefecture
Tamawashi
玉鷲
cSekiwake East 2004-1 Kataonami zMongolia, Ulan Bator first time sekiwake, originally studied to work in hotel industry
Tenkaihō
天鎧鵬
g1Makushita 12 West 2007-1 Onoe Kumamoto best rank maegashira 8, highest ranked wrestler at Onoe stable since Baruto's retirement
Terunofuji
照ノ富士
b2Ōzeki 2 East 2011-7 Isegahama zMongolia, Ulan Bator newest ōzeki, one time makuuchi champion, sent to Japan when his judo coach, Hakuhō's father, recognized his potential
Tochinoshin
栃ノ心
e0Komusubi West 2006-3 Kasugano zGeorgia, Mtskheta one time sekiwake, fellow countryman of Kokkai, worked his way back up ranks after injury absence
Tochiōzan
栃煌山
e0Maegashira 4 East 2005-1 Kasugano Kōchi eleven time sekiwake, longtime rival of Gōeidō
Tokushōryū
徳勝龍
f0Jūryō 8 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
f0Jūryō 1 East 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
g0Makushita 6 West 2002-1 Tokitsukaze Kōchi five time sekiwake, one of shortest wrestlers, performance in top division exceeded all expectations
Yoshiazuma
芳東
h4Makushita 47 West 1996-1 Tamanoi Kumamoto best rank maegashira 12, third slowest rise ever to makuuchi
Yoshikaze
嘉風
e0Maegashira 5 West 2004-1 Oguruma oiŌita twice a sekiwake, college sumo champion, previously held record for most makuuchi appearances without a san'yaku promotion

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