How do I get the percentile rating?

This is the rank:

World (all players): 97112
World (active players): 45540

How many players are there in the world that are members of FIDE?


According to this question on quora.com, there are ~486,000 players as of January 2015. (They reference a FIDE rating list here.) Not an exact number, but most likely close enough for percentile purposes.

If you're not sure how to calculate a percentile rating, I found this question, which gives the following formula:

R = P / 100 (N + 1)

... where R represents the rank order of the score, P represents the percentile rank, and N represents the number of scores.

  • Thanks. Seems like there is half million people on the FIDE list. If I am around 50.000, that means I am around 90%, inside the top 10%.
    – Danijel
    Sep 22 '16 at 16:08

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