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Steven Davis
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Davis playing in Warsaw in 2007
Born 22 August 1957 (1957-08-22) (age 60)
Birthplace Plumstead, London
Country Flag of England England
Died
Nickname The Nugget,
Interesting,
Ginger Magician,
Romford Slim
Professional 1978-current
Highest ranking #1 (seven years)
Current rank #23
Career winnings £5,614,630
Highest break 147 (1982 Lada Classic)
Best ranking 28
Non-ranking 53
World champion 1981,1983,1984,1987,1988,1989


Steve Davis OBE, (born 22 August 1957, Plumstead, London) is an English professional snooker player. He has won more professional titles in the sport than any other player, including six World Championships during the 1980s. Davis is also a former World Doubles champion with Tony Meo and won the World Cup four times with England.

Davis's most successful spell came during the 1980s, when he was the snooker world number one for seven years and reached eight world finals; while becoming the sport's first millionaire. Such was Davis's dominance in the 1980s, a popular saying suggested that he was on television more often than the Prime Minister of the time (Margaret Thatcher).


Snooker career

Early career

Dominance of world snooker

Black ball final

Later years

Status

Pool

Off the table

World Championship finals: 8 (6 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Career wins

Snooker

Ranking wins

Non-Ranking wins

Team wins

Pro-am wins

Other

Pool

Performance timeline

External links


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 • 2010 Neil Robertson • 2011 John Higgins • 2012 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2013 Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2014 Mark Selby • 2015 Stuart Bingham • 2016 Mark Selby • 2017 Mark Selby • 2018 Mark Williams
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
Player Of The Year

1983: Steve Davis • 1984: Steve Davis • 1985: Dennis Taylor • 1986: Steve Davis/Joe Johnson • 1987: Steve Davis • 1988: Steve Davis • 1989: Steve Davis • 1990: Stephen Hendry • 1991: Stephen Hendry • 1992: Stephen Hendry • 1993: Stephen Hendry • 1994: Ronnie O'Sullivan • 1995: Stephen Hendry • 1996: Stephen Hendry • 1997: Stephen Hendry • 1998: John Higgins • 1999: John Higgins • 2000: Mark Williams • 2001: Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2002: Peter Ebdon • 2003: Mark Williams • 2004: Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2005: Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2006: John Higgins • 2007: Neil Robertson • 2008: Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2009: John Higgins • 2011: John Higgins • 2012: Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2013: Mark Selby • 2014: Ronnie O'Sullivan • 2015: Stuart Bingham • 2016: John Higgins • 2017: Mark Selby