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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
Best player in the world undoubtedly.V94 Comments
"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.
The most fearless and aggressive player to play the game of snooker. He would to take on shots in pressure situations others could not dream to pot. Balls of steel.V23 Comments
The greatest ever won more proffesionnal titles than any one else by a mile 28 of them ranking, I understand that ranking events are what people count and hendry has 36 but if you don't even count the other tournaments at all what's the point in having them and that goes for any of the sports also in davis's day the balls were heavier and the cloths were thicker making it a lot harder to make big breaks the fact that the balls and cloths did change made it possible to change the way the game was played ie hendry taking advantage of a new style of play the attacking game leaving the old guard including davis who was getting older at the same time having to change there game they had been brought up on after saying that davis still made over 300 century breaks on old style tables and hung in with the new guard into his fifties given all this info and the fact he was untouchable in his pomp means he is in fact the greatest player ever no question
Snooker was so big in the 80s just look at the television viewing figures and compare them with today's. ! Thanks Steve
Steve davis best ever at his peak
The best by a country mileV7 Comments
15 times world champion and arguably its greatest ever promoter; a man without whom it is doubtful Snooker would have survived as a pastime, much less become a global sport. It is also worth remembering that had Joe Davis not stopped competing in the world championship - which he himself invented to begin with - in 1946, the evidence is that he would likely have won another 20 times. The game was different then, largely because the equipment was much more unreliable, and the techniques relied upon by modern players were simply impossible. In addition the modern player benefits from the experience of earlier players (and most notably one J Davis) and professional coaches. Add to that the fact that Davis wasn't just a snooker player - he was Billiards champion for years as well - and the case is still strong for Joe Davis to be #1. Certainly if any modern player had played him on the older (pre-1973) equipment, they would likely have been trounced. On modern tables I think he would have ...more
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.
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.
The one true snooker genius. He was the reason many of us watched snooker in the 80's. I remember many late nights watching the excitement he created, especially in the duels with Davis. Rubbed many up the wrong way, but dragged snooker from dingy clubs to a huge audience. Some of the shots and breaks he made were unbelievable. Such a sad end for him, if somewhat caused by his lifestyle. The world of snooker should be ashamed the way it treated one of the greats and by far the most gifted player ever.
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 hurricane will always remain the best!V17 Comments
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"
Is an injustice he's yet to get the world title but he hasn't quit yet, hope it happens and he'll make the record of the oldest champion!
Would of won 10 world titles without the coke and booze.
Far better than Ronnie o Sullivan will ever beV4 Comments
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!
Ludicrous that Judd is as high as this. The seven players below him are all world champions, for a start.
Ridiculous. Are you serious people? Above John Higgins. The guy is way behind Neil Robertson, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui let alone the likes of Higgins and Williams. He might have some amazing shots but greatness is measured by potting balls in high pressure situations and he seems to fall short most times. Utter nonsense. Ignorance of the highest order. Please understand the game before casting your vote. Disgraceful...
Please, just shut up. You are obviously very confused and deluded. Williams better than Trump? Are you sick? Maybe a few years back but if we're talking about the present, Williams is nowhere near as good as him. You sound like someone who only likes to live in the past and judge people on that - Jimmyjones
He is a top class player but ronnie is king!V3 Comments
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.V2 Comments
Most underrated player ever but a complete Gentleman! A lesson to others?V1 Comment
Mark Selby can be unpredictable, he is persistence and his payback time can be very fatal.
He's fantastic a great player just wonderful
He's a great around playerV1 Comment
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?
He was class in his prime 99 - early 00's and won all the major trophies more than once against the top players who were all around their own prime too so I think 11th is a bit unfair. He is certainly a top 10 player. Probably 7/8th on my list.
Should be in the top ten ahead of trump and murphy, double world champion
Won that famous match against Davis in the world final and in doing so probably kick started the massive T.V. audience to the sport. I think he's doing well though to be considered 12th in my opinion.V1 Comment
Never saw him play live. Only reruns but it's probably a bit unfair to compare players of different generations. The equipment, tables and balls were much more cumbersome then. Should be higher placed to acknowledge his true worth of silverware
Six times world champion, and four places behind Judd Trump? Pretty obvious that Dracula - an absolute legend of the game, and one of its great, all-time masters - needs to be far higher than this. Top six, at the very least.
Should be in the top 5 without question. Dominated the game when Alex Higgins was in his pomp and reached a world final at 50.
Funny old Ray. Dominated in his era, albeit the 1970s. Should be in the top 5.
8 time world champion
Should probably be higher than Trump but still too soon to be challenging those established players at the top table.
There is a reason why he was the first person ever to get 100 centuries! Thunder from down under
Just won the UK championship with a 147 and still below Judd Trump?V2 Comments
Ding took Judd Trump apart in the 2013 German Masters... Cue ball control was amazing.
Another top class player of the modern game along with Selby, Robertson' Trump and Co. But still too soon to be considered along with the all time elites. Time will tell for all this generation of players.
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.V1 Comment
Allure, prestigious presence! The dandy posing as a gentleman! Exquisite!V2 Comments
The one lasting memory I have of Thorburn is snapping his cue in frustration but doing well to be listed in the top 20 of all time
First perfect game in a world championship backed by several accomplishments
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