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BADMINTON PLAYERS from Indonesia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Indonesian Badminton Players. The pantheon dataset contains 81 Badminton Players, 20 of which were born in Indonesia. This makes Indonesia the birth place of the 2nd most number of Badminton Players.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Indonesian Badminton Players of all time. This list of famous Indonesian 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 Indonesian Badminton Players.

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1. Rudy Hartono (1949 - )

With an HPI of 46.57, Rudy Hartono is the most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages on wikipedia.

Rudy Hartono Kurniawan (born Nio Hap Liang (Chinese: 梁海量; pinyin: Liáng Hǎiliàng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Niô͘ Hái-liâng); 18 August 1949) is an Indonesian former badminton player holding the record of winning the men's singles title at the All-England Championship eight times, seven times consecutively from 1968 to 1974. He won the World Championship in 1980 on his only attempt at this title. He is one of the most famous players in the history of the sport and is considered to be one of the greatest badminton players of all time.

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2. Susi Susanti (1971 - )

With an HPI of 41.25, Susi Susanti is the 2nd most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Lucia Francisca "Susi" Susanti Haditono (Chinese: 王蓮香; pinyin: Wáng Liánxiāng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ông Liân-hiang; born 11 February 1971) is an Indonesia retired badminton player. Relatively small of stature, she combined quick and graceful movement with elegant shotmaking technique, and is regarded by many as one of the greatest women's singles players of all time. She is the first Indonesian Olympic gold medalist.

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3. Taufik Hidayat (1981 - )

With an HPI of 40.43, Taufik Hidayat is the 3rd most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Taufik Hidayat (born 10 August 1981) is an Indonesian retired badminton player. He is a former World, Olympic, Asian Games, and Asian champion, and the youngest world number one in the men's singles. Hidayat has won the Indonesia Open six times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006).

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4. Alan Budikusuma (1968 - )

With an HPI of 37.93, Alan Budikusuma is the 4th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Alexander Alan Budikusuma Wiratama (born 29 March 1968, as Goei Djien Phang; Chinese: 魏仁芳) is a former Indonesian badminton player who excelled at the world level from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

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5. Hendrawan (1972 - )

With an HPI of 36.96, Hendrawan is the 5th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Hendrawan (Chinese: 葉誠萬; pinyin: Ye Chengwan; born 27 June 1972) is an Indonesian badminton coach and former player.

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6. Markis Kido (1984 - 2021)

With an HPI of 33.94, Markis Kido is the 6th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Markis Kido (11 August 1984 – 14 June 2021) was an Indonesian badminton player and one of the world's leading in men's doubles discipline. He won the discipline's gold medal at the 2006 World Cup, 2007 World Championships, 2008 Olympic Games, 2009 Asia Championships, and 2010 Asian Games with Hendra Setiawan.

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7. Hendra Setiawan (1984 - )

With an HPI of 33.67, Hendra Setiawan is the 7th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Hendra Setiawan (born 25 August 1984) is an Indonesian badminton player. He is an Olympic Games gold medalist, four-time World Champion, two-time Asian Games gold medalist, and two-time All England champion. With these achievements, Setiawan has collected all major individual titles in badminton. He is considered to be one of the greatest men's doubles players in badminton history.Setiawan was ranked first in the men's doubles with two different partners. Together with Markis Kido, he achieved the world no. 1 in September 2007, and with Mohammad Ahsan in November 2013. He has collected six gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games with the acquisition of 3 in the men's doubles, and 3 in the team event. Teamed-up with Kido, he won the men's doubles titles at the 2005 and 2009 Asian Championships; the 2006 World Cup; the 2007 World Championships; the 2008 Olympic Games; and the 2010 Asian Games.Setiawan had also played in the mixed doubles discipline, and his best result was in 2010 Indonesia Open, finishing as runner-ups with his partner Anastasia Russkikh from Russia. He made a new strong partnership with Mohammad Ahsan at the end of 2012. They had won numerous prestigious titles including the 2013, 2015 and 2019 World Championships; the gold medal in 2014 Asian Games, winning the All England twice, and winning three times at the BWF Superseries Finals. Setiawan holds the record as the oldest player who won the World Championships title, at the age of 35.

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8. Mia Audina (1979 - )

With an HPI of 33.51, Mia Audina is the 8th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Mia Audina Tjiptawan (born 22 August 1979) is a former Indonesian badminton player who represented Indonesia and later the Netherlands in international competitions. A badminton prodigy, Audina first played Uber Cup (the women's world team championship) for Indonesia at age fourteen, winning the decisive final match in the championship round against China in 1994. She was briefly ranked as the World No.1 women's singles player in October 1996. Audina helped Indonesia to retain the Uber Cup title in 1996, and was a member of the 1998 Indonesian team which relinquished the Cup to China, before moving to the Netherlands with her Dutch-national husband in 2000.

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9. Greysia Polii (1987 - )

With an HPI of 32.87, Greysia Polii is the 9th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  Her biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Greysia Polii (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈgrɛjsi̯a poˈliʔi]; born 11 August 1987) is an Indonesian former badminton player specializing in doubles. She won gold medals in the women's doubles at the 2014 Asian Games, at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She also won three bronze medals at the World Championships in 2015, 2018, and 2019. Polii is a member of BWF Athletes' Commission to represent the needs and views of athletes to the BWF council and committees from 2013 to 2017 and 2021 to 2025.Having started her career at the Jaya Raya in Jakarta, she later was selected to join the national team in 2003. Polii represented her country in the 2012, 2016 and at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She also featured in the Indonesian women's winning team at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games. She reached a career high of world number 2 in the BWF women's doubles rankings alongside Nitya Krishinda Maheswari.Polii's achievements began when she was paired with Jo Novita, winning a Grand Prix title, two silver medals at the Southeast Asian Games in 2005 and 2007, and a bronze in the 2005 Asian Championships. Together with Maheswari, she collected 2 Superseries titles, 3 Grand Prix titles, a gold at the 2014 Asian Games, a silver at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, and bronze medals at the 2015 World and 2016 Asian Championships. She made a new partnership with the youngster Apriyani Rahayu in 2017. Together with Rahayu, she won her first women's doubles gold at the Southeast Asian Games in 2019, her first title on home soil at the 2020 Indonesia Masters, and Indonesia's first ever women's doubles gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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10. Tony Gunawan (1975 - )

With an HPI of 32.73, Tony Gunawan is the 10th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Tony Gunawan (Chinese: 吳俊明; pinyin: Wu Junming; born 9 April 1975) is an Indonesian-born American former badminton player. He gained several international achievements for Indonesia and later for the United States, including Olympic gold medal and world champion title.

Pantheon has 20 people classified as badminton players born between 1949 and 1998. Of these 20, 19 (95.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living badminton players include Rudy Hartono, Susi Susanti, and Taufik Hidayat. The most famous deceased badminton players include Markis Kido. As of April 2022, 5 new badminton players have been added to Pantheon including Rudy Hartono, Greysia Polii, and Mohammad Ahsan.

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