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Alex Higgins
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Born 18 March 1949 (1949-03-18) (age 65)
Birthplace Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sport country Flag of Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Died
Death Place
Nickname: Hurricane
Professional 1971-1997, 2005-2006
Highest ranking #2 (2 years)
2009/10 ranking
Career winnings
Highest break 147
Tournament wins
Ranking 1
Non-ranking 21
World champion 1972, 1982,

Alexander Gordon Higgins (born 18 March 1949 in Belfast), best known as Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, is a retired professional snooker player from Northern Ireland, who was twice World Champion and runner-up on two occasions.

Higgins is also a former World Doubles champion with Jimmy White and won the World Cup three times with the All Ireland team.

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World Snooker Champions
The early years
1927–1940 Joe Davis
Post-War to decline
1946 Joe Davis • 1947 Walter Donaldson • 1948–49 Fred Davis • 1950 Walter Donaldson • 1951 Fred Davis • 1952 Horace Lindrum
World Matchplay
1952–56 Fred Davis • 1957 John Pulman
Challenge matches
1964–68 John Pulman
The modern era (pre-Crucible)
1969 John Spencer • 1970 Ray Reardon • 1971 John Spencer • 1972 Alex Higgins • 1973–76 Ray Reardon
The Crucible Theatre
1977 John Spencer • 1978 Ray Reardon • 1979 Terry Griffiths • 1980 Cliff Thorburn • 1981 Steve Davis • 1982 Alex Higgins • 1983–84 Steve Davis • 1985 Dennis Taylor • 1986 Joe Johnson • 1987–89 Steve Davis • 1990 Stephen Hendry • 1991 John Parrott • 1992–96 Stephen Hendry • 1997 Ken Doherty • 1998 John Higgins • 1999 Stephen Hendry • 2000 Mark Williams • 2001 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2002 Peter Ebdon • 2003 Mark Williams • 2004 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2005 Shaun Murphy • 2006 Graeme Dott • 2007 John Higgins • 2008 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2009 John HigginsTemplate:1995 European Mosconi Cup team

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