Lee Yong Dae stands as a true badminton Legend, having been ranked world No. 1 for 117 consecutive weeks with doubles partner, Yoo Yeon Seong, from 2014 to 2016. He was also able to achieve world No. 1 with three other partners in both men's and mixed doubles.
He announced his retirement in 2016 with his last tournament being the Korea Open. However, he returned to the courts in 2017 with a new partner. He also joined his fellow legeds, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Peter Gade, and Taufik Hidayat for The Legends' Vision initiative to share their passion for badminton and inspire the next generation throughout the world.