Find out more about the greatest snooker players, including Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, John Higgins and Mark Selby.

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.

Alex Higgins Alex Higgins
Northern Irish

Ronnie O'SullivanRonnie O'Sullivan
British
Stephen HendryStephen Hendry
British

Judd TrumpJudd Trump
British
John HigginsJohn Higgins
British, Scottish

Jimmy WhiteJimmy White
British

Ken DohertyKen Doherty
Northern Irish

Ding JunhuiDing Junhui
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Joe DavisJoe Davis
British
Dennis TaylorDennis Taylor
Irish

Stuart BinghamStuart Bingham
British

Stephen MaguireStephen Maguire
Scottish

Reanne EvansReanne Evans
British
Luca BrecelLuca Brecel
Belgian
Minnesota FatsMinnesota Fats
American

Willie MosconiWillie Mosconi
American

Allison FisherAllison Fisher
British

Geet SethiGeet Sethi
Indian
Steve MizerakSteve Mizerak
American

Mark WilliamsMark Williams
British, Welsh
Luther LassiterLuther Lassiter
American

Pankaj AdvaniPankaj Advani
Indian

Clark McConachyClark McConachy
New Zealander
Fred DavisFred Davis
British

Eddie ParkerEddie Parker
American