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
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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.
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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
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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.
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.
The most exciting player I've ever watched. Never witnessed anyone create more spin on the cueball than Alex Higgins.
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5Jimmy White
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"
Jimmy white for me is equally as talented as ronnie, the only reason he didn't win world championships was because he got off on the wrong foot with steve davis. had he won 1 he would have wom at least 3 world titles. best que action i, ve ever seen.

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...

10Shaun Murphy

The Contenders

11Dennis Taylor

12Ken Doherty

13Mark 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

14Neil Robertson

15Fred Davis
8 time world champion

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

17John Spencer

18Ding 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.

19Mark Selby

20Mark Allen

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