The Most Famous

BADMINTON PLAYERS from Denmark

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This page contains a list of the greatest Danish Badminton Players. The pantheon dataset contains 81 Badminton Players, 10 of which were born in Denmark. This makes Denmark the birth place of the 3rd most number of Badminton Players behind China and Indonesia.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Danish Badminton Players of all time. This list of famous Danish Badminton Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Danish Badminton Players.

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1. Peter Gade (1976 - )

With an HPI of 54.51, Peter Gade is the most famous Danish Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 30 different languages on wikipedia.

Peter Høeg Gade (born December 14, 1976 in Aalborg, Denmark) is a Danish former professional badminton player. He currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen. He has two children with the former handball player Camilla Høeg. Gade made his mark in badminton history through his All England Open Badminton Championships singles title in 1999 and his five European Championships crowns in the men's singles event. He topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001. With his 22 Grand-Prix titles, he has become one of the sport's most successful players. On June 22, 2006, he briefly recaptured the number one spot in the world rankings. This was achieved after winning the Singapore Open and reaching the quarter-final at the Malaysia Open. With his defeat in the quarter-finals of the 2012 French Open, Gade retired from international competition.

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2. Camilla Martin (1974 - )

With an HPI of 48.60, Camilla Martin is the 2nd most famous Danish Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Camilla Martin Nygaard (née Martin; born 23 March 1974) is a retired badminton player from Denmark. She and Lene Køppen, who played two decades earlier, are the only Danish women to have won both the All England and World Championships singles titles.

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3. Viktor Axelsen (1994 - )

With an HPI of 47.25, Viktor Axelsen is the 3rd most famous Danish Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Viktor Axelsen (born 4 January 1994) is a Danish badminton player. He is the 2017 World champion and the 2020 Olympic champion. He won the 2010 World Junior Championships, beating South Korea's Kang Ji-wook in the final to become the first ever European player to hold the title. Axelsen was crowned European men's singles champion in 2016 and 2018.

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4. Jens Eriksen (1969 - )

With an HPI of 45.46, Jens Eriksen is the 4th most famous Danish Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Jens Dyrløv Eriksen (born 30 December 1969) is a badminton player from Denmark. He competed in four consecutive Olympic Games from 1996 to 2008, and won a mixed doubles bronze medal in 2004 partnered with Mette Schjoldager. At the World Championships, Eriksen won two silvers in 1995 and 1997, and also two bronze medals in 2001 and 2006.

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5. Carsten Mogensen (1983 - )

With an HPI of 43.64, Carsten Mogensen is the 5th most famous Danish Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Carsten Mogensen (born 24 July 1983) is a former badminton player from Denmark. He was the gold medalist at the 2015 European Games, two time European champions winning in 2012 and 2017, and the silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Mogensen was a former world number 1 in the BWF World ranking together with Mathias Boe.

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6. Joachim Fischer Nielsen (1978 - )

With an HPI of 43.52, Joachim Fischer Nielsen is the 6th most famous Danish Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Joachim Fischer Nielsen (born 23 November 1978) is a Danish retired badminton player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the mixed doubles with teammate Christinna Pedersen. He retired from the international tournament in the end of 2018.Fischer Nielsen was named Badminton Denmark 2011 Player of the Year together with his partner in the mixed doubles Christinna Pedersen. He was later received Badminton Denmark's merit.

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7. Kamilla Rytter Juhl (1983 - )

With an HPI of 42.57, Kamilla Rytter Juhl is the 7th most famous Danish Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Kamilla Rytter Juhl (born 23 November 1983) is a retired Danish badminton player. Juhl is an Olympic silver medalist, World Championship gold medalist and seven times European champion as well.

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8. Christinna Pedersen (1986 - )

With an HPI of 42.46, Christinna Pedersen is the 8th most famous Danish Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Christinna Pedersen (born 12 May 1986) is a Danish badminton player.

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9. Mette Schjoldager (1977 - )

With an HPI of 41.15, Mette Schjoldager is the 9th most famous Danish Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Mette Schjoldager (born 21 April 1977) is a Danish badminton player from Viby, Roskilde Municipality, on the island of Zealand.

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10. Mathias Boe (1980 - )

With an HPI of 37.81, Mathias Boe is the 10th most famous Danish Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Mathias Boe (born 11 July 1980) is a badminton player from Denmark. He was the gold medalist at the 2015 European Games, two time European champions winning in 2012 and 2017, and the silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He joined the Denmark winning team at the 2016 Thomas Cup in Kunshan, China.

Pantheon has 10 people classified as badminton players born between 1969 and 1994. Of these 10, 10 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living badminton players include Peter Gade, Camilla Martin, and Viktor Axelsen. As of October 2020, 3 new badminton players have been added to Pantheon including Camilla Martin, Jens Eriksen, and Mette Schjoldager.

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