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Sudirman Cup

Sudirman Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
31px 2015 Sudirman Cup
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Sport Badminton
Founded 1989
Countries BWF member nations
Most recent champion(s) 23x15px China (10th title)
Most titles 23x15px China (10 titles)

The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years. There are five matches in every round: men and women's singles, men and women's doubles and mixed doubles. The Cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI). The first Sudirman Cup tournament took place in Bung Karno Stadium, Central Jakarta, Indonesia on May 24 – May 29, 1989.

There is no prize money in Sudirman Cup; players play for their respective countries and to earn BWF world ranking points and national prestige.

File:Sudirman cup logo.JPG
Former Sudirman Cup logo

Trophy

The Sudirman Cup stands 80 cm high. It is made of 22 carat (92%) gold-plated solid silver and stands on an octagonal base made of jati wood (Java teak wood). The body of the Cup is in the form of a shuttlecock and is surmounted by a replica of the Borobudur Temple. The handles are in the shape of stamens, symbolising the seeds of badminton.

The Cup was made by Masterix Bandung Company at the price of US$15,000.

Format

The Sudirman Cup is an international competition that does not stage a qualification round. The competing teams are divided into 7 groups based on their performances. Only teams in group 1 will have a chance to lift the trophy as the teams in other groups fight for promotion. The teams who finish last in the group will be relegated to the lower group, except the final group.

Result

Year Host Final Semifinalists
Winner Score Runner-up
1989
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Jakarta, Indonesia Template:Country data Indonesia 3–2 Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
China
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Denmark
1991
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Copenhagen, Denmark Template:Country data South Korea 3–2 Template:Country data Indonesia 30x27px
Denmark
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China
1993
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Birmingham, England Template:Country data South Korea 3–2 Template:Country data Indonesia 30x27px
China
30x27px
Denmark
1995
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Lausanne, Switzerland 30x27px
China
3–1 Template:Country data Indonesia Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
Denmark
1997
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Glasgow, Scotland 30x27px
China
5–0 Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
Denmark
Template:Country data Indonesia
1999
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Copenhagen, Denmark 30x27px
China
3–1 30x27px
Denmark
Template:Country data Indonesia Template:Country data South Korea
2001
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Seville, Spain 30x27px
China
3–1 Template:Country data Indonesia 30x27px
Denmark
Template:Country data South Korea
2003
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Eindhoven, Netherlands Template:Country data South Korea 3–1 30x27px
China
Template:Country data Indonesia 30x27px
Denmark
2005
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Beijing, China 30x27px
China
3–0 Template:Country data Indonesia Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
Denmark
2007
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Glasgow, Scotland 30x27px
China
3–0 Template:Country data Indonesia Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
England
2009
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Guangzhou, China 30x27px
China
3–0 Template:Country data South Korea Template:Country data Indonesia 30x27px
Malaysia
2011
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Qingdao, China 30x27px
China
3–0 30x27px
Denmark
Template:Country data Indonesia Template:Country data South Korea
2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 30x27px
China
3–0 Template:Country data South Korea 30x27px
Denmark
30x27px
Thailand
2015
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Dongguan, China 30x27px
China
3–0 Template:Country data Japan Template:Country data Indonesia Template:Country data South Korea
2017
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Gold Coast, Australia

Successful national teams

Indonesia initially won the tournament in 1989. Throughout the history of the tournament, seven countries have reached through to the semifinal round in all tournaments of Sudirman Cup: China, Denmark, England, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan.

China is the most successful national team in the Sudirman Cup (10 victories), followed by Korea (3 victories) and Indonesia (1 victory). The Cup has never been won by a non-Asian country, Denmark is the only European country that came close to winning it, in 1999 and 2011.

Team Titles Runners-up
23x15px China 10 (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015) 1 (2003)
Template:Country data South Korea 3 (1991, 1993, 2003) 4 (1989, 1997, 2009, 2013)
Template:Country data Indonesia 1 (1989) 6 (1991, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2007)
23x15px Denmark 2 (1999, 2011)
Template:Country data Japan 1 (2015)

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