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Top 5 Most Popular Players of Snooker


Hello, Everyone Today I am going to share some interesting facts on The Top 5 Most Popular Players of Snooker. The Snooker is a cue sport which originated in the Etowah, India in the latter half of the 19th century.

It is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth, or baize, with the pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side.

Using a cue and the 22 colored balls, the players must strike the white ball or cue ball to pot the remaining balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each spot.

An individual game, or frame, is won by the player who scores the most points.

A match is won when a player wins a predetermined number of the frames. The Top most popular players of Snooker are.

1. Ronnie O’Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan

The Ronnie O Sullivan is the Rocket’ O’Sullivan is widely regarded as the modern star of the game and also one of the most naturally gifted players of all time.

He is the holder of five World Championships, with six Masters titles and the five UK Championships and he is not slowing down yet.

He is also a three-time record holder, and as the youngest player to have won the Masters winning at the age of 19 years and 69 days for the most maximum breaks that is 13 in competition and he is the fastest ever 147.

2. Steve Davis

Steve Davis

The Steve Davis is often thought to be the snooker’s first superstar due to his domination of the sport in the year of 80s. ‘The Nugget’ won 6 world titles before his retiring in the year of April 2016 at the age of 59.

His most famous match was in the year 1985 World Championship Final against the Dennis Taylor which was known as ‘The Black Ball Final’ which was watched by a staggering around the 18.5 million people in the UK. The Opponent Dennis Taylor won the contest on the final black ball in the final frame.

3. Mark Selby

Mark Selby

The Mark is the reigning World Snooker and the UK champion and he is the current world number one. ‘The Jester from Leicester’ has won the 3 masters titles, the 2 UK Championships and also the 2 World Championships, he becoming the sixth player to win all of the snooker’s Triple Crown events at least twice.

The Selby is also a professional pool player, and winning the 2006 WEPF eight-ball pool world championship and also was a year of 2015 Chinese Pool World Championship finalist.

4. Joe Davis

Joe Davis

The modern game of the snooker owes a big part of what it has become to the player Joe Davis and he is often credited as the man that started it all.

The Davis helped to organize the first ever World Championship in the year of 1927, In which he went on to win that year, later on holding the title for the 15 consecutive years.

He was retired and having never lost a match at the World Championship and no one has ever surpassed his 15 titles in the match.

5. John Higgins

John Higgins

The John won the four World Championships and the three UK Championships, as well as the two Masters titles, and making him one of the most successful players in the modern history of snooker.

The ‘Wizard of Wishaw’ title never dropping below the number six in the world rankings between the years of 1996 and 2012 and he has overcome a newspaper sting and also damaging the match-fixing allegations into which he remains a top contender in the sport.

So, these are The Top 5 Most Popular Players of Snooker. If any Queries or Question is persist then please feel free to comment your view points.