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Ronnie O'Sullivan (England)

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Basic facts
Personal data, achievements, etc.
Results in ranking events
Performance in ranking events since the start of the 1994/95 season
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Basic Facts

Born December 5, 1975
Lives Chigwell, Essex, England
Nickname "The Rocket"
Turned pro 1992
Twitter @ronnieo147
Highest pro break 147 (15 times: 1997 Embassy World Championship, 1999 Welsh Open, 1999 Grand Prix 2000 Regal Scottish Open, 2001 LG Cup, 2003 Embassy World Championship (video), 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy, 2007 Maplin UK Championship, 2008 888.Com World Championship, 2010 World Open, 2011 PTC 4 (Paul Hunter Classic)), 2014 Welsh Open, 2014 Coral UK Championship, 2018 China Open and 2018 English Open
Highest ranked 1 (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2019)
Current ranking (3 May 2021) 3
World Championship best Winner six times (2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2020)
Best ranking event performance Winner of 37 tournaments: UK Championship 1993, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2018; British Open 1994; Asian Classic 1996; German Open 1996; Scottish Open 1998, 2000; China International/Open 1999 (December), 2000; World Championship 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2020; European Open 2003; Irish Masters 2003, 2005; Welsh Open 2004, 2005, 2014, 2016; Grand Prix 2004; Northern Ireland Trophy 2008; Shanghai Masters 2009, 2017, 2018, 2019; German Masters 2012; English Open 2017; World Grand Prix 2018; Players Championship 2018, 2019; Tour Championship 2019
Minor ranking event wins 2011 Players Tour Championship Event One; 2011 Players Tour Championship Event Seven; 2013 Euro Tour Event Four (Paul Hunter Classic)
Major invitation tournament victories: Masters 1995, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016; Regal Scottish Masters 1998, 2000, 2002; Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1996; Champions Cup 2000; Irish Masters 2001; Champion of Champions 2013, 2014, 2018; Shanghai Masters 2018
Speciality Wrong-handed play

Ronnie made his first century when he was 10 years old. At 15 yr 98 days he became the youngest player ever to make a maximum in tournament play, during the English Amateur Championship (Southern Area) at Aldershot, Hants on 13 Mar 1991. Seven years later he made a maximum in just 5 min 20 seconds (or was it 5 min 8 seconds?) in the 1997 Embassy World Championship.

He holds the record for most maximums in professional competition with 15.

In the last frame of the final of 2019 Players Championship he became the first player to make 1000 centuries.

He has won 73 titles in all (from appr 106 finals). His most important being the 2001 Embassy World Championship, the 2004 Embassy World Championship and the 2008 888.Com World Championship, the 2012 World Championship, the 2013 Betfair World Championship and the 2020 Betfred World Championship. The 1993 UK win made him the youngest ever winner of a ranking event, at 17 yr 11 mn.

O'Sullivan is one of only five players to win both the World Championship and the UK Championship in the same year. Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Parrott and John Higgins are the others.

In 1993 he won the WBSA Young Player of the Year award and the following year he was named Player of the Year.

He beat Ken Doherty in the final of the 1998 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters, but was later stripped of the title after failing a drug test.

During the summer of 1992, Ronnie won 38 consecutive matches in qualifying competition.

He won a record-equalling five ranking titles in the 2017/2018 season.

He has the most career ranking titles with 37.

By winning the 2010 Party Casino Premier League Ronnie O'Sulivan became the first man to win a single professional title on nine separate occasions, surpassing Steve Davis' previous record of eight. He also won in 2011 to make it 10.


Famous for playing with his left hand. Claims to have made a century while practicing that way.

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Results in Ranking Events (94/95 - 01/02)

See O'Sullivan's profile in the Score Centre for results from 2010/2011 and onwards.

Color guide:
won the event lost his opening match

Dubai   SF   4-6   Peter Ebdon
Grand Prix   QF   0-5   John Higgins
UK   QF   7-9   Ken Doherty
European   SF   5-6   Stephen Hendry
Welsh   QF   4-5   John Higgins
International   3R   2-5   Mark J-Allen
Thailand   RU   6-9   James Wattana
British   RU   6-9   John Higgins
World   QF   8-13   Stephen Hendry


Thailand Classic   1R   4-5   Mark J-Allen
Grand Prix   1R   2-5   Michael Duffy
UK   QF   7-9   Andy Hicks
German   1R   3-5   Mark King
Welsh   2R   4-5   Billy Snaddon
International   1R   3-5   Fergal O'Brien
European   1R   4-5   Dave Finbow
Thailand Open   2R   3-5   John Higgins
British   SF   4-6   John Higgins
World   SF   14-16   Peter Ebdon


Asian Classic   W   9-8   Brian Morgan
Grand Prix   2R   1-5   Nick Pearce
UK   1R   7-9   Terry Murphy
German   W   9-7   Alain Robidoux
Welsh   2R   4-5   Terry Murphy
International   QF   1-5   Peter Ebdon
European   1R   1-5   Chris Small
Thailand   SF   1-5   Peter Ebdon
British   1R   4-5   Gerard Greene
World   2R   12-13   Darren Morgan


Grand Prix   3R   2-5   John Read
UK   W   10-6   Stephen Hendry
German   SF   4-6   John Higgins
Welsh   4R   4-5   Anthony Hamilton
Scottish   W   9-5   John Higgins
Thailand   2R   1-5   Alan McManus
British   QF   4-5   Mark J Williams
World   SF   9-17   John Higgins


Grand Prix   3R   2-5   Marco Fu
UK   1R   scr.   John Read
Irish   1R   4-5   Jimmy Michie
Welsh   SF   1-6   Mark J Williams
Scottish   2R   3-5   Paul Hunter
Thailand   1R   4-5   Darren Morgan
China   2R   3-5   Billy Snaddon
British   3R   3-5   Jimmy Michie
World   SF   13-17   Stephen Hendry


British   SF   5-6   Stephen Hendry
Grand Prix   QF   3-5   John Higgins
UK   QF   3-9   Matthew Stevens
China   W   9-2   Stephen Lee
Welsh   3R   2-5   Jimmy White
Malta   QF   2-5   Ken Doherty
Thailand   1R   2-5   Mark King
Scottish   W   9-1   Mark J Williams
World   1R   9-10   David Gray


British   QF   3-5   Peter Ebdon
GP   RU   5-9   Mark J Williams
UK   SF   4-9   Mark J Williams
China   W   9-3   Mark J Williams
Welsh   2R   4-5   Joe Swail
Thailand   2R   4-5   Shokat Ali
Scottish   2R   1-5   Mark Davis
World   W   18-14   John Higgins


British   SF   4-6   Graeme Dott
LG Cup   QF   4-5   Peter Ebdon
European   QF   4-5   Stephen Hendry
UK   W   10-1   Ken Doherty
Welsh   2R   4-5   Paul Hunter
China   QF   3-5   Mark Selby
Thailand   SF   2-5   Mark J Williams
Scottish   2R   3-5   Barry Hawkins
World   SF   13-17   Stephen Hendry

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