Dicky Palyama (born March 26, 1978 in Gouda) is a male badminton player from the Netherlands.

Dicky Palyama
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Personal information
Country Netherlands
Born (1978-03-26) March 26, 1978 (age 41)
Gouda, Netherlands
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Men's Singles
Highest ranking18 (January 21, 2010)
BWF profile


After four junior titles in the Netherlands between 1994 and 1996, Dicky took the European junior U19 title in 1997. His first success came in 1998 when he took the Welsh Open International title. In 2000 he took his first National Dutch Championship for which he now is record holder with 9 individual singles titles. In 2002 he won the Spanish International Badminton Tournament and in 2003 the Bitburger Open International. In 2008 he won the Russian Open Grand Prix. In 2009 he won the Dutch & Polish Open International Challenges. In 2010 he won the Strasbourg Masters.

2007 European CupEdit

As a part of the BC Amersfoort team, Palyama reached the final of the European Cup 2007 held in Amersfoort. Together with Lotte Bruil-Jonathans, Yao Jie, Larisa Griga, Chris Bruil and Eric Pang the final was lost against the team of NL Primorje. In the semi finals they were too strong for CB Rinconada.

Dicky Palyama retired as a professional badminton player in October 2013 with a special farewell demonstration match at the Yonex Dutch Open 2013 in a full Almere Topsport Centre against Peter Gade.

Major achievementsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue/Tournament Result
European Junior Championships
1997 Nymburk, Czech Republic 1
BWF Grand Prix
2012 Dutch Open 2
2008 Russian Open 1
BWF International Challenge/Series/BE Circuit
2012 Belgian International 2
2009 Polish International 1
Dutch International 1
Swedish International 2
2002 Spanish International 1
1997 Welsh International 1

Personal lifeEdit

Dicky Palyama got married in 2009 and the couple has two children. Nowadays Dicky is a trainer/coach at the Regional Training Centre of Almere and an assistant coach of the Dutch National junior squad. Dicky Palyama was also head coach of Dutch premier division club The Flying Shuttle Barendrecht for a short period.


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