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Ronnie O’Sullivan – Player Profile, Career Summary, Stats

Ronnie O’Sullivan Player Profile

DOB: 5 Dec, 1975Nationality: EnglandFirst Turned Pro: 1992
Highest Ranking: 1Ranking Titles: 39147 Breaks: 15

SHQ Stars: ★★★★★★★


Summary

Thousands of words could be written on a player profile of Ronnie O’Sullivan, but his career can possibly be summed up by one term – GOAT.

There will still be some who disagree, but the majority of fans and analysts alike now have O’Sullivan as the Greatest of all Time.

Nicknamed the Rocket for his explosive talent and speed around the table, the Englishman first turned professional in 1992.

By then, he was already a big name having a year earlier triumphed in the then-prestigious IBSF World Amateur Championship.

It didn’t take O’Sullivan long to make his mark on the professional scene, winning 74 out of his first 76 qualifying matches and romping to glory in the 1993 UK Championship at the age of just 17.

It took eight further years for him to fulfill his destiny of becoming a world champion at the Crucible Theatre for the first time.

However, after landing that maiden success in 2001, few felt that it would be his last.

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Additional successes in Sheffield were earned in 2004, 2008, 2012, and miraculously in 2013 when he defended the crown having taken a full year away from the baize.

In 2020, O’Sullivan emerged victoriously for a sixth time and duly equalled Stephen Hendry’s long-standing record of seven World Championship titles in 2022.

With seven UK trophies and seven Masters wins also under his belt, O’Sullivan boasts an incredible tally of 21 wins from Triple Crown events.

Indeed, records have constantly been equalled or broken, including his career ranking event and centuries hauls.

O’Sullivan is the only player so far to have recorded more than 1,000 competitive century breaks, and his total of 15 maximum breaks is the highest of anybody too.

A world number one at the start of the 2022/23 snooker season, O’Sullivan is showing no signs that his time at the highest echelons are nearing an end.


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Ranking Event Victories

  1. 1993 UK Championship
  2. 1994 British Open
  3. 1996 Asian Classic
  4. 1996 German Open
  5. 1997 UK Championship
  6. 1998 Scottish Open
  7. 1999 China Open
  8. 2000 Scottish Open
  9. 2000 China Open
  10. 2001 World Snooker Championship
  11. 2001 UK Championship
  12. 2003 European Open
  13. 2003 Irish Masters
  14. 2004 Welsh Open
  15. 2004 World Snooker Championship
  16. 2004 Grand Prix
  17. 2005 Welsh Open
  18. 2005 Irish Masters
  19. 2007 UK Championship
  20. 2008 World Snooker Championship
  21. 2008 Northern Ireland Trophy
  22. 2009 Shanghai Masters
  23. 2012 German Masters
  24. 2012 World Snooker Championship
  25. 2013 World Snooker Championship
  26. 2014 Welsh Open
  27. 2014 UK Championship
  28. 2016 Welsh Open
  29. 2017 English Open
  30. 2017 Shanghai Masters
  31. 2017 UK Championship
  32. 2018 World Grand Prix
  33. 2018 Players Championship
  34. 2018 UK Championship
  35. 2019 Players Championship
  36. 2019 Tour Championship
  37. 2020 World Snooker Championship
  38. 2021 World Grand Prix
  39. 2022 World Snooker Championship

Other Notable Victories

  • The Masters (1995, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Champion of Champions (2013, 2014, 2018)
  • Premier League (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Shanghai Masters (2018, 2019)
  • Scottish Masters (1998, 2000, 2002)
  • Irish Masters (2001, 2007)
  • Charity Challenge/Champions Cup (1996, 2000)
  • Nations Cup (2000)
  • Minor ranking events (2011 PTC 1, 2011 Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy, 2013 Paul Hunter Classic)

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Ronnie O’Sullivan 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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