- Rafael Aghayev
- Austria (Linz)
The most Karate (Kumite) World Championships won by an individual (male) is 5, achieved by Rafael Aghayev (Azerbaijan) between 2006 and 2016.
Aghayev has won two kumite world championship titles at -70 kg (2006 and 2008), two at -75 (2010 and 2016) and one open title (2008). He has also claimed two silvers and two bronze for a total of nine world championship medals.