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Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie o-sullivan
O'Sullivan playing with the rest
Born 5 December 1975 (1975-12-05) (age 41)
Birthplace Wordsley, West Midlands
Country Flag of England England
Died
Nickname The Rocket
The Essex Exocet
The Magician
Professional 1992–
Highest ranking 29 (as of 18 November 2013)
Current rank #9
Career winnings £7.186.245
Highest break 147 (11 times)
Best ranking 25
Non-ranking 23
World champion 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013

Ronald Antonio "Ronnie" O'Sullivan (born 5 December 1975) is an English professional snooker player from Chigwell, Essex. He is the reigning World Snooker Champion, having won the title for a fifth time in 2013.

O'Sullivan turned professional in 1992, at the age of 16. Known for his rapid playing style, he soon earned the nickname "The Rocket". He won his first ranking title, the 1993 UK Championship, one week before his 18th birthday, and still holds the record as the youngest player ever to win a professional ranking tournament. He has won a total of 25 ranking titles in his career to date, including five World Championship and four UK Championship titles, and was ranked world number one for five seasons between 2002/2003 and 2009/2010. His non-ranking tournament achievements include four Masters and ten Premier League titles and winning the Nations Cup with England in 2000.

O'Sullivan is joint third with John Higgins on the list of players to have won the most ranking titles, and is fourth behind Stephen Hendry, Ray Reardon, and Steve Davis on the list of players to have won the most World Championships in the modern era. With career earnings of over £7 million, he is second after Hendry on snooker's all-time prize-money list. He is also second behind Hendry on the list of players making the most competitive century breaks, with a total of 710. At the 1997 World Championship, he set the record for the fastest competitive maximum break at 5 minutes 20 seconds.

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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 Higgins
WPBSA world Number Ones in men's snooker
Ray ReardonCliff ThorburnSteve DavisStephen HendryJohn HigginsMark WilliamsRonnie O'SullivanNeil RobertsonMark SelbyJudd TrumpDing Junhui
Current No. 1 in bold
WPBSA | Top sixteen snooker players for the 2009/2010 Snooker Season
1. Flag of England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2. Flag of Scotland Stephen Maguire 3. Flag of England Shaun Murphy 4. Increase Flag of Scotland John Higgins 5. Increase Flag of England Allister Carter
6. Increase Flag of Wales Ryan Day 7. Decrease Flag of England Mark Selby 8. Increase Flag of Hong Kong Marco Fu 9. Increase Flag of Australia Neil Robertson 10. Decrease Flag of Scotland Stephen Hendry
11. Increase Flag of Northern Ireland Mark Allen 12. Flag of England Joe Perry 13. Decrease Flag of the People's Republic of China Ding Junhui 14. Decrease Flag of England Peter Ebdon 15. Increase Flag of Wales Mark Williams 16. Decrease Flag of England Mark King
Player Of The Year
(1982/1983) Steve Davis • (1983/1984) Steve Davis • (1984/1985) Dennis Taylor • (1985/1986) Steve Davis & Joe Johnson • (1986/1987) Steve Davis • (1987/1988) Steve Davis • (1988/1989) Steve Davis • (1989/1990) Stephen Hendry • (1990/1991) Stephen Hendry • (1991/1992) Stephen Hendry • (1992/1993) Stephen Hendry • (1993/1994) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (1994/1995) Stephen Hendry • (1995/1996) Stephen Hendry • (1996/1997) Stephen Hendry • (1997/1998) John Higgins • (1998/1999) John Higgins • (1999/2000) Mark Williams • (2000/2001) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2001/2002) Peter Ebdon • (2002/2003) Mark Williams • (2003/2004) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2004/2005) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2005/2006) John Higgins • (2006/2007) Neil Robertson • (2007/2008) Ronnie O'Sullivan • (2008/2009) John Higgins

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