List of ōzeki

This is a list of all sumo wrestlers whose pinnacle in the sport has been the second highest rank of ōzeki and who held the rank in the modern era of sumo since the 1927 merger of the Tokyo and Osaka organizations. Wrestlers who went on to be promoted to yokozuna can be seen in the list of yokozuna.[1]

The number of top division yūshō (championships) won by each ōzeki is also listed. There is no requirement to win a championship before promotion, but a wrestler must usually have won around 33 bouts over three consecutive tournaments.

The longest-serving ōzeki of modern times have been Kaiō and Chiyotaikai who each held the rank for 65 tournaments. Kaiō also holds the record for yūshō won by an unpromoted ōzeki with five.

List

Name (in Japanese) yūshō Born Home Town Promoted End of rank Reason
Tachihikari Denemon 太刀光 電右エ門 0 1897 Mikasa, Hokkaido 1923 1927 demoted
Ōnosato Mansuke 大ノ里 萬助 0 1892 Minamitsugaru District, Aomori 1925 1932 retired
Noshirogata Kinsaku 能代潟 錦作 1 1895 Yamamoto, Akita 1927 1933 demoted*
Hitachiiwa Eitarō 常陸岩 英太郎 1 1900 Chūō, Tokyo 1927 1931 retired
Toyokuni Fukuma 豊國 福馬 2 1893 Ōita, Ōita 1927 1930 retired
Shimizugawa Motokichi 清水川 元吉 3 1900 Goshogawara, Aomori 1932 1937 retired
Kagamiiwa Zenshirō 鏡岩 善四郎 0 1902 Towada, Aomori 1937 1939 retired
Itsutsushima Narao 五ツ嶋 名良男 0 1912 Minami-Matsuura District, Nagasaki 1941 1942 demoted
Nayoroiwa Shizuo 名寄岩 静男 0 1914 Nayoro, Hokkaido 1943 1948 demoted*
Saganohana Katsumi 佐賀ノ花 勝巳 1 1917 Saga, Saga 1944 1951 demoted
Shionoumi Unemon 汐ノ海 運右エ門 0 1918 Himeji, Hyōgo 1947 1951 retired*
Masuiyama Daishirō I 増位山 大志郎 2 1919 Himeji, Hyōgo 1949 1950 retired
Mitsuneyama Keiji 三根山 繼司 1 1922 Arakawa, Tokyo 1953 1955 demoted
Ōuchiyama Heikichi 大内山 平吉 0 1926 Hitachinaka, Ibaraki 1955 1957 demoted
Matsunobori Shigeo 松登 晟郎 0 1924 Matsudo, Chiba 1956 1959 demoted
Kotogahama Sadao 琴ヶ濵 貞雄 0 1927 Kan'onji, Kagawa 1958 1962 retired
Wakahaguro Tomoaki 若羽黒 朋明 1 1934 Yokohama, Kanagawa 1959 1962 demoted
Kitabayama Hidetoshi 北葉山 英俊 1 1935 Muroran, Hokkaido 1961 1966 retired
Tochihikari Masayuki 栃光 正之 0 1933 Ushibuka, Kumamoto 1962 1966 retired
Yutakayama Katsuo 豊山 勝男 0 1937 Shibata, Niigata 1963 1968 retired
Kiyokuni Katsuo 清國 勝雄 1 1941 Ogachi, Akita 1969 1974 retired
Maenoyama Tarō 前の山 太郎 0 1945 Moriguchi, Osaka 1970 1972 demoted
Daikirin Takayoshi 大麒麟 將能 0 1942 Saga, Saga 1970 1974 retired
Takanohana Kenshi 貴ノ花 健士 2 1950 Hirosaki, Aomori 1972 1981 retired
Daiju Hisateru 大受 久晃 0 1950 Setana, Hokkaido 1973 1974 demoted
Kaiketsu Masateru 魁傑 將晃 2 1948 Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi 1975 1977 demoted*
Asahikuni Masuo 旭國 斗雄 0 1947 Aibetsu, Hokkaido 1976 1979 retired
Masuiyama Daishirō II 増位山 太志郎 0 1948 Himeji, Hyōgo 1980 1981 retired
Kotokaze Kōki 琴風 豪規 2 1957 Tsu, Mie 1981 1985 demoted
Wakashimazu Mutsuo 若嶋津 六夫 2 1957 Nakatane, Kagoshima 1983 1987 retired
Asashio Tarō IV 朝潮 太郎(4代) 1 1955 Muroto, Kōchi 1983 1989 retired
Hokuten'yū Katsuhiko 北天佑 勝彦 2 1960 Muroran, Hokkaido 1983 1990 retired
Konishiki Yasokichi 小錦 八十吉 3 1963 Honolulu, United States 1987 1994 demoted
Kirishima Kazuhiro 霧島 一博 1 1959 Makizono, Kagoshima 1990 1993 demoted
Takanonami Sadahiro 貴ノ浪 貞博 2 1971 Misawa, Aomori 1994 2000 demoted*
Chiyotaikai Ryūji 千代大海 龍二 3 1976 Chitose, Hokkaido 1999 2010 demoted
Dejima Takeharu 出島 武春 1 1974 Kanazawa, Ishikawa 1999 2001 demoted
Musōyama Masashi 武双山 正士 1 1972 Mito, Ibaraki 2000 2004 retired*
Miyabiyama Tetsushi 雅山 哲士之 0 1977 Mito, Ibaraki 2000 2001 demoted
Kaiō Hiroyuki 魁皇 博之 5 1972 Nōgata, Fukuoka 2000 2011 retired
Tochiazuma Daisuke 栃東 大裕 3 1976 Adachi, Tokyo 2002 2007 retired*
Kotoōshū Katsunori 琴欧洲 勝紀 1 1983 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria 2006 2014 demoted
Kotomitsuki Keiji 琴光喜 啓司 1 1976 Okazaki, Aichi 2007 2010 dismissed
Baruto Kaito 把瑠都 凱斗 1 1984 Väike-Maarja, Estonia 2010 2013 demoted
Kotoshōgiku Kazuhiro 琴奨菊 和弘 1 1984 Yanagawa, Fukuoka 2011 2017 demoted
Gōeidō Gōtarō 豪栄道 豪太郎 1 1986 Neyagawa, Osaka 2014 2020 retired
Terunofuji Haruo 照ノ富士 春雄 2 1991 Ulaanbataar, Mongolia 2015 2017 demoted
Takayasu Akira 高安 晃 0 1990 Tsuchiura, Ibaraki 2017 2019 demoted
Tochinoshin Tsuyoshi 栃ノ心 剛史 1 1987 Mtskheta, Georgia 2018 2019 demoted*
Takakeishō Mitsunobu 貴景勝 光信 2 1996 Ashiya, Hyōgo 2019 active n/a*
Asanoyama Hideki 朝乃山 英樹 1 1994 Toyama, Toyama 2020 active n/a
Shōdai Naoya 正代 直也 1 1991 Uto, Kumamoto 2020 active n/a

* Wrestler held the rank on more than one occasion.

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