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List of sumo record holders
This is a list of records held by wrestlers of professional sumo. Only performances in official tournaments or honbasho are included here. Since 1958 six honbasho have been held every year, giving wrestlers from the modern era more opportunities to accumulate championships and wins. Before this, tournaments were held less frequently; sometimes only once or twice per year.
Names in bold indicate a still active wrestler. The tables are up to date as of the end of the March 2020 tournament.
Most top division championships
Most consecutive wins
|1||Futabayama||69||7 January 1936||3 January 1939||2 years, 11 months and 27 days||Akinoumi|
|2||Tanikaze||63||1 October 1778||6 February 1782||3 years, 4 months and 5 days||Onogawa|
|Hakuhō||63||23 January 2010||15 November 2010||9 months and 19 days||Kisenosato|
|4||Umegatani I||58||1 April 1876||8 January 1881||4 years, 9 months and 7 days||Wakashima|
|5||Tachiyama||56||9 January 1912||7 May 1916||4 years, 3 months and 28 days||Tochigiyama|
|6||Chiyonofuji||53||7 May 1988||15 November 1988||6 months and 8 days||Ōnokuni|
|7||Taihō||45||2 September 1968||2 March 1969||6 months||Toda|
Most consecutive wins from entry into sumo
|Name||Wins||Start||End||Duration||Defeated by||Highest rank|
|1||Jōkōryū||27||11 July 2011||20 January 2012||6 months and 9 days||Senshō||Komusubi|
|2||Itai||26||12 November 1978||16 May 1979||6 months and 4 days||Ōnishiki||Komusubi|
|Tochiazuma II||26||15 January 1995||12 September 1995||7 months and 28 days||Dewaarashi||Ōzeki|
|4||Ōshōryū||24||8 July 2019||18 January 2020||6 months and 10 days||Kotodaigō||Makushita 10|
|5||Tokitenkū||22||8 September 2002||11 March 2003||6 months and 3 days||Furuichi||Komusubi|
|6||Kototenzan||21||12 January 1986||20 July 1986||6 months and 8 days||retired||Makushita 43|
|Enhō||21||15 May 2017||13 November 2017||5 months and 29 days||Jōkōryū||Maegashira 4|
|Hokuseihō||21||19 July 2020||Sandanme 21|
|9||Akiseyama||20||10 March 2008||25 July 2008||4 months and 15 days||Surugatsukasa||Maegashira 16|
|Tsurugishō||20||9 March 2014||25 July 2014||4 months and 16 days||Hienriki||Maegashira 7|
Best top division win ratios
Losses by default are excluded.
Most consecutive bouts
The March 2011 and May 2020 tournaments were cancelled and are not included in these totals.
Progress to top division
The table for the fastest progress shows wrestlers with the fewest tournaments from their professional debut to their top division debut since the six tournaments a year system was introduced in 1958. It excludes makushita tsukedashi and sandanme tsukedashi entrants who made their debut in the third makushita division and the fourth sandanme division.
Most special prizes
Most gold stars
- List of active gold star earners
- List of active special prize winners
- Glossary of sumo terms
- List of active sumo wrestlers
- List of past sumo wrestlers
- List of sumo tournament top division champions
- List of sumo tournament second division champions
- List of sumo stables
- List of years in sumo
- List of yokozuna
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