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Stephen Hendry
Stephen Hendry
Born 13 January 1969 (1969-01-13) (age 48)
Birthplace South Queensferry, Edinburgh
Country Flag of Scotland Scotland
Died
Nickname The Golden Boy,
The Maestro,
The Ice Man
Professional 1985-
Highest ranking #1 (9 years)
Current rank #10
Career winnings £8,637,360
Highest break 147 (9 times)
Best ranking 36
Non-ranking 38
World champion 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999

Stephen Gordon Hendry, MBE (born 13 January 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player. In 1990, he was the youngest-ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21. He has won the honour on six subsequent occasions. He was also snooker's world number one for eight consecutive years, between 1990 and 1998, and also in 2006/2007. Hendry also holds the distinction of most world ranking titles (36) and leads the field with over 740 competitive century breaks.

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World Championship finals: 9 (7 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

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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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