Greatest British Snooker Players of All Time

The game of snooker has been played for quite some time now. However, there have been only three official ranking systems in professional snooker, which started in 1975. There have been several British players who have held the first position in the rankings, and are considered among most celebrated British snooker players of all time.

Ronnie O’Sullivan

Nicknamed The Rocket, Ronnie is considered among the greatest snooker players in modern times, not only in Britain but also in the entire world. Among Ronnie O’Sullivan’s most significant achievements include five World Championship titles, five UK Championships, and six Masters titles. He also holds records such as the youngest player to ever win Masters, the fastest ever win, and the most maximum breaks. With all those achievements, he is still not slowing down. He continues to play the game and display amazing skills and performance.

Stephen Hendry

Stephen holds the record of being the youngest World Champion ever, which was at age 21. What makes him among the greatest snooker players of all time is that he held the first position in the world rankings for eight consecutive seasons. He also had six Masters, seven world titles, and five UK Championship titles.

Steve Davis

Steve Davis, who is also known as The Nugget, dominated the sport of snooker back in the 1980s. Before he retired, he had won six world titles. He is also remembered for having played one of the most competitive World Championship Finals, known as The Black Ball Final. More than 18 million fans in the UK watched that game.

John Higgins

John Higgins won two Masters, three UK Championships, and four World Championships, which ranks him among the most successful and most celebrated players of snooker. He never dropped below the sixth position in the world rankings from 1996 to 2012.