Ronnie O'Sullivan (England)
See also O'Sullivan's profile in the Score Centre
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|Born||December 5, 1975|
|Lives||Chigwell, Essex, England|
|Highest pro break||147 (15 times:
|Current ranking (end of 2021/2022)||1|
|World Championship best||
Winner seven times
|Best ranking event performance||Winner of 39 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, 2022; 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, 2021; 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|
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 75 titles in all. His most important being the 2001 Embassy World Championship, the 2004 Embassy World Championship and the 2008 888.Com World Championship, the 2012 Betfred.com World Championship, the 2013 Betfair World Championship, the 2020 Betfred World Championship and the 2022 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 in the world with 38.
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.
In 2022 O'Sullivan became the oldest world champion at 46 years and 148 days. Beating the previous record of 45 years and 203 days by Ray Reardon in 1978.
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.
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