Snooker Players

Snooker is a cue sport that originated in British India in the later half of the 19th century. Despite its relatively recent origin, the game is extremely popular in several countries across the world today. Joseph "Joe" Davis, an English professional snooker player, was a dominant figure in international snooker in the 1920s and 1930s. The modern era of snooker began in the late 1960s and Welsh player Ray Reardon emerged as the undisputed king of the game in the 1970s. He won six World Championships and is remembered as one of the best players of the 20th century. He also holds the record of being the oldest world champion in snooker history. In the 1980s, it was Steve Davis who dominated the sport while in the 1990s, it was Stephen Hendry. Despite its growing popularity all over the world, snooker remains a man’s game with few women venturing to play it. However, the future looks bright for the ladies as women players like Allison Fisher, Karen Corr, and Kelly Fisher are carving their own niches in the world of snooker. Check out this section to know more about the greatest snooker players of the world.

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 1 Judd Trump

Judd Trump
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: August 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chigwell, Essex, England, UK

 2 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: December 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wordsley, West Midlands (region) West Midlands, England

 3 Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: January 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Queensferry

 4 Jimmy White

Jimmy White
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Famous As: Snooker player, Pool player, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tooting

Jimmy White is an English senior snooker player. Nicknamed The Whirlwind because of his attacking style of play, he has won three seniors world titles.  He is currently ranked tenth on the all-time list of ranking event winners. He was the first left-handed player to record a maximum break at the World Championship. 

 5 Steve Davis

Steve Davis
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Famous As: Snooker Player
Birthdate: August 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plumstead, London, England

 6 Alex Higgins

Alex Higgins
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Famous As: Snooker Player
Birthdate: March 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: July 24, 2010

Alex Higgins was a Northern Irish snooker player. Renowned for his fast play, which earned him the nickname Hurricane Higgins, Alex was one of the most iconic snooker players of his generation. Thanks to his popularity, he was also called the People's Champion and is credited with popularizing the game of snooker.

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 7 John Higgins

John Higgins
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Famous As: Snooker player who has won 31 career ranking titles, putting him in third place on the all-time list behind O'Sullivan (38) and Hendry (36)
Birthdate: May 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
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 8 Ding Junhui

Ding Junhui
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: April 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yixing, Wuxi, China
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 9 Stuart Bingham

Stuart Bingham
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: May 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Essex, England

 10 Mark Williams

Mark Williams
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: March 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
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 11 Minnesota Fats

Minnesota Fats
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Famous As: Pool player
Birthdate: January 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 15, 1996

 12 Ken Doherty

Ken Doherty
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Famous As: Snooker Player
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
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 13 Willie Thorne

Willie Thorne
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: June 17, 2020

 14 Joe Davis

Joe Davis
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: April 15, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Whitewell, England
Died: July 10, 1978
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 15 Marco Fu

Marco Fu
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: January 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 16 Stephen Maguire

Stephen Maguire
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: March 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow

Scottish snooker player Stephen Maguire has earned nicknames such as On-Fire and Maverick for his prowess in the game. Of the many tournaments he has won, one of the most notable is the UK Championship. His neck condition allows him to play without bow ties and closed collars.

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 17 Reanne Evans

Reanne Evans
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dudley, West Midlands, England

 18 Willie Mosconi

Willie Mosconi
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Famous As: Pool Player
Birthdate: June 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 17, 1993
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 19 Luca Brecel

Luca Brecel
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: March 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dilsen-Stokkem

The Belgian professional snooker player Luca Brecel became the first player from mainland Europe to win a ranking event when he won the China Championship (2017). In 2021, he claimed his second ranking title at the Scottish Open. Earlier, he broke the record of Stephen Hendry by becoming the youngest player ever to compete at the World Snooker Championship (2012).

 20 Allison Fisher

Allison Fisher
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Famous As: Pool Player
Birthdate: February 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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 21 Fred Davis

Fred Davis
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Famous As: British snooker and billiards player
Birthdate: August 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whittingham Moor, England
Died: April 16, 1998

 22 Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: July 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pune
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 23 Alexander Ursenbacher

Alexander Ursenbacher
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Famous As: Switzerland's first professional snooker player
Birthdate: April 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rheinfelden, Switzerland

 24 David Grace

David Grace
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Famous As: Snooker player who won silver medalist at the 2009 World Games
Birthdate: May 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Apart from being a professional snooker player, David Grace is also a painter. He is also known for his towering 6’5” frame. Not only has he won the 2008 European Snooker Championships but he has also made a name for himself for his portraits of snooker players, which he sells.

 25 Steve Mizerak

Steve Mizerak
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Famous As: Billiards player
Birthdate: October 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 29, 2006

 26 Geet Sethi

Geet Sethi
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Famous As: Snooker player
Birthdate: April 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Delhi
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 27 Eddie Parker

Eddie Parker
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Famous As: American billiards player
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Springfield, Missouri
Died: February 2, 2001

 28 Luther Lassiter

Luther Lassiter
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Famous As: Pool player
Birthdate: November 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 25, 1988
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 29 Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor
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Famous As: Snooker Player
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coalisland, Ireland

 30 Clark McConachy

Clark McConachy
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Famous As: Billiards player
Birthdate: April 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glenorchy, New Zealand
Died: April 12, 1980
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