Top Ten Best Snooker Players

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The Top Ten

1
Ronnie O Sullivan
TO ME RONNIE O'SULLIVAN IS THE BEST ALL ROUND SNOOKER PLAYER OF ALL TIME. NOT ONLY IS HE NATURALLY GIFTED TO BE ABLE TO USE BOTH HAND'S, HE ALSO MOST OF THE TIME MANAGE'S TO GET THE ANGLE RIGHT ON HIS NEXT SHOT. HE HAS A VERY QUICK BRAIN, HAS BRILLIANT SAFETY PLAY AND IS FAST BUT PRECISE AT HIS SHOT'S. HE HOLD'S THE FASTEST 147 IN JUST 5 MINUTES AND 20 SECOND'S IS IN 2ND PLACE OF THE MOST CENTURIES MADE AND IS A GREAT ENTERTAINER AND THAT;S WHAT THE CROWD WANT TO SEE PURE TALENT. HE MAY BE GETTING ON A BIT BUT IS STILL OVER ALL MOST PEOPLE'S FAVOURITE SNOOKER PLAYER. HE CAN GET UP SET WITH HIMSELF SOMETIMES BUT WHEN IT COME'S DOWN TO THE ACTUAL SNOOKER IS A GENIUS. WE LOVE YOU RONNIE O'SULLIVAN!
The rocket is the most natural talented player
Agree - naturally gifted - a bit unpredictable but superb
[Newest]The best ever one can see...
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2Stephen Hendry
"The best player ever to pick up a snooker cue" - Ronnie O'Sullivan
Seven times World Champion, Won more Ranking titles than any other player, More centuries than any other player and changed the way people played snooker with his attacking style
Winner of 36 ranking titles including 7 World Championships. Made 775 centuries and 11 maximum breaks. Definitely the best player ever.
[Newest]Number one ever so far.

3Steve Davis
Snooker was so big in the 80s just look at the television viewing figures and compare them with today's. ! Thanks Steve
No doubt, simply the best
Steve davis best ever at his peak

4Alex Higgins
Higgins was blessed with more natural ability than he knew what to do with. He played snooker like some unique style of performance art. Aside from him only one other player can be classed as a genuine genius and that is O'Sullivan. Whilst his chaotic lifestyle and self destructive tendencies meant he didn't win as much as he otherwise would have done he did nonetheless win all the snooker 'majors' and was a double masters champion as well as a double world champion. His recovery from 0-7 to beat Steve Davis 16-15 in the 1983 you. K championship final is one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. His 69 break to level at 15-15 in the 1982 world final is arguably the most famous break of all time but it is sometimes forgotten that in his next match he secured his second world title with a 135 total clearance.
After Alex won his first world championship I had the privelige to referee him on a set of exhibition matches, we had a beer, Vodka and a game of bingo in the club snug, alex had a great time chatting with the old ladies and playing bingo, he was so good with them, so so talented a natural genius but boy when things went wrong he loses himself, if he could have harnessed his temperament maybe he would have dominated the 70s or maybe it was that same temperament that made him the genius that he was. For me the most outstanding natural player of all time
Higgins is certainly the only snooker player who would warrant a West End and Broadway show about his life and style of play. He would certainly regard himself as the greatest master of the green baize in the history of the game and, as everyone knows, Alex was never wrong.
[Newest]The most exciting player I've ever watched. Never witnessed anyone create more spin on the cueball than Alex Higgins.

5Jimmy White
Best wrest player biggest cue power à bit unlucky to come up against the two best match players Steve Davis' and Stephens hendry when they were in their prime but Should have won at least 3 world titles. Some say hè broke under pressure but that is not true I have al so see him play at his best under pressure. Perhaps the wrong lifestyle but for me à gentleman and the greatest character of them all
A crime he never won a world title. Many a lesser player has; but then again, that adds to the romance of a player justifiably tagged "the peoples champion"
Six finals losing five to hendry speaks for itself easily top ten all time
[Newest]Far better than Ronnie o Sullivan will ever be

6Joe Davis
The past players were also good and my father always ranked Joe Davis. Both are now dead and my father also ranked Ronnie O Sullivan. He, Joe was at his time the best and was nearly unbeatable from what I have heard or read about him I have noted that the list is mainly close or nearly past Players. Please do not forget the past invented and obviously again also played snooker.

7Judd Trump
Not a hope! Maybe some day! Judy "push the boat out" Trump is a good player. But Higgins, Williams, Murphy and Doherty are still ahead of him!
I agree that Ronnie is the best, but Trump should be way higher than 13...

8Ray Reardon
Funny old Ray. Dominated in his era, albeit the 1970s. Should be in the top 5.

9John Higgins
The most complete snooker player...
Top 5 player of all time.. How can you rank him 9th. You have no idea of snooker it seems
Won the world championship 4 times need I say anymore.

10Shaun Murphy
Most underrated player ever but a complete Gentleman! A lesson to others?

The Contenders

11Dennis Taylor

12Ken Doherty
Great come back player.

13Neil Robertson
There is a reason why he was the first person ever to get 100 centuries! Thunder from down under

14Mark Williams
A great champion who had two spells as undisputed number one and then rose to the top a third time after dropping outside the top 40. Possibly the greatest single-ball potter of all time. At his peak (1999-2000 and 2002-2003) the best big match temperament of any player. Won all the biggest titles twice, so why is he ranked below White, Trump, Murphy, Taylor and Doherty, who haven't won them all even once?
Should be in the top ten ahead of trump and murphy, double world champion

15Fred Davis
8 time world champion

16Cliff Thorburn
First perfect game in a world championship backed by several accomplishments

17John Spencer

18Mark Selby
18? I think that selbs is too god to be this low. Only ronnie is better
18? Oh come on! Selbs should at least be at top 5.

19Ding Junhui
Ding took Judd Trump apart in the 2013 German Masters... Cue ball control was amazing.
5 ranking events in a season with today's standard of play compared to Hendry's era was something special, even the great Ronnie O'Sullivan, Higgins and Davis couldn't achieve that.
Currently ranks 3rd. Surely a legend in making.

20Paul Hunter
Allure, prestigious presence! The dandy posing as a gentleman! Exquisite!

21Mark Allen

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