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Anthony McGill – Player Profile, Career Summary, Stats

Anthony McGill Player Profile

Anthony McGill Stats
Date of birth: 5 February, 1991
Nationality: Scotland
First turned professional: 2010
Highest ranking: 12
Ranking titles: 2
Triple Crown titles: 0
Crucible best: semi-final
Masters appearances: 2
147 breaks: 0

SHQ Stars:



After a strong young amateur career in which he twice finished runner-up in the European Under-19 Championship, McGill turned professional in 2010.

The Scot reached the final of the minor-ranking event Scottish Open in 2012, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he announced himself to a wider audience.

At the World Snooker Championship that year, McGill upset defending champion Mark Selby en route to a berth in the quarter-finals in Sheffield.

A year later, McGill triumphed in a ranking event for the first time courtesy of a 5-2 final victory over Kyren Wilson in the Indian Open.

In 2017, McGill subsequently added a second ranker to his collection with success in that year’s Snooker Shoot Out.


Boasting a good all-round package and a seemingly decent temperament, it appeared as though McGill was going to establish himself as a permanent top 16 member.

However, a period of struggle ensued and any momentum he had was lost.

While he has rarely recovered any degree of overall consistency, McGill has at least tended to save his best snooker for when it matters the most – at the World Snooker Championship.

In 2020, McGill came within a frame of reaching the final only to be denied by Wilson in a gripping semi-final affair, and in 2021 he reached the quarter-finals again.

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Ranking Event Victories

  1. 2016 Indian Open
  2. 2017 Snooker Shoot Out

Other Notable Victories

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Featured photo credit: WST

Anthony McGill Player Profile

SHQ Stars: How it works

RatingSHQ StarsCareer Requirements
Black★★★★★★★multiple world champion; 30+ ranking titles; career triple crown; world no.1 (at least 3)
Pink★★★★★★world champion; 10+ ranking titles; multiple winner of triple crown events; member of top 2; 15+ seasons in top 16 (at least 3)
Blue★★★★★winner of triple crown event; 5+ ranking titles; member of top 4; 12+ seasons in top 16 (at least 2)
Brown★★★★2+ ranking titles; member of top 8; triple crown event finalist; 8+ seasons in the top 16 (at least 2)
Green★★★ranking title; member of top 16 (at least 1)
Yellow★★member of top 64

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