Matthew Selt Player Profile
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Matthew Selt – Player Profile, Career Summary, Stats

Matthew Selt Player Profile

Matthew Selt Stats
Date of birth: 7 March, 1985
Nationality: England
First turned professional: 2002
Highest ranking: 20
Ranking titles: 1
Triple Crown titles: 0
Crucible best: last 32
Masters appearances: 0
147 breaks: 0

SHQ Stars:



Matthew Selt first turned professional in 2002 as a teenager but enjoyed only a year on the circuit before being relegated.

The Englishman rejoined the elite ranks via the Pontin’s International Open Series in 2007 and has been an ever-present on the Main Tour since.

A player who has generally struggled for consistency, much of Selt’s career has been spent outside the top 32 in the world rankings.

For the next dozen years Selt struggled in the middle of the pack and only had a few ranking event quarter-final appearances to show for his efforts.

That one of those runs was at the 2015 UK Championship – one of the most lucrative events on the calendar – helped him to briefly threaten a spot among the top 16.

He reached a career-high of number 20 a few months later in 2016, a year when he also secured a maiden piece of silverware by winning the non-ranking Haining Open in China.

With his ranking and form continuously fluctuating, Selt’s fortunes dramatically changed in 2019.


At that year’s Indian Open in Kochi, he beat John Higgins in the semi-final before a 5-3 triumph over Lyu Haotian in the title decider brought ranking glory.

The £50,000 was the biggest payday of his career and came at a time when he was suffering from gambling addiction – a habit he attributes to his lacklustre spells of form on the baize.

In the last few seasons, Selt has managed to maintain his place among the top 32, and during the 2021/22 term he reached the final of the Turkish Masters.

Not shy of voicing his opinions, he is regarded by some as the Marmite of snooker – liked by some but prone to rubbing people up the wrong way.

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Ranking Event Victories

  1. 2019 Indian Open

Other Notable Victories

  • Haining Open (2016)

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Matthew Selt 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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