Top Ten Best Snooker PlayersGrizleybear
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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
Image if he was better managed & had he had a better temperament in his younger days he'd have more titles in the bag
The most naturally gifted and all round best of all time.V 288 Comments
"The best player ever to pick up a snooker cue" - Ronnie O'Sullivan
Stephen hendry is the best all time snooker player I don't rate ronnie at all
The best snooker of all time there is no one better than Stephen Hendry. Ronnie is the most talented player of all time and more exciting to watch watch but when it comes to winning tournaments and records Hendry is the best of all time
The best ever, at his peak you never thought he would miss a shot. O'Sullivan may be more talented, but Hendry was consistently brilliant.V 55 Comments
Steve Davis took the game to another level and was invincible in his heyday.If he (or Hendry) had gotten drunk and taken drugs they would have been well top of the list! Davis was,and still is, the number 1 ambassador of snooker.
The greatest over such a long period
Steve would have won more titles then Hendry and is the greatest original pioneer snooker player to take the level of the game it is today, that in itself is the ultimate tribute to this all time great player to play the game.
Untouchable in his primeV 20 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
He was a great player, just remember the equipment,and the tables were much harder to play on.I find it sad that he has been largely forgotten about these days,it is almost as if snooker didn't exist before the 1970's.It intrigues me that old players in other sports such as Golf, Football, Tennis.are so revered, and respected, and yet not in Snooker.The Barry Hearn controlled modern game has put a line through anyone pre. Steve Davis, especially Joe.Given that Joe Davis just about invented every shot in the game, and without him, and his brother Fred for that matter,the game would probably never have existed professionally, how can anyone can dismiss him, saying that he would not have competed in the modern game.Do you ever hear that said about Arnold Palmer, or Stanley Matthews? He would have excelled in it. The BBC is terrible in its bias, the pundits that cover the game do their job well in writing him off at best, if he even gets a mention that is.Show some respect for goodness ...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.
Only 3 people in the world championships when he was winning it. Consistent yes but his record can't really be compared seriously with modern playersV 2 Comments
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.
True natural genius who made the game what it is. Sadly like many other remarkable talents he was his own worst enemy.
Snooker skills - 10/10
Social skills - 1/10!
The most interenting games that we have ever watched. Great generation. Graet player that Alex was.
Alex was the best in his time.V 39 Comments
Still have not seen a player with Jimmy's portfolio of mind bending exhibition style shots played in real tournaments. Legend.
Great player. Unlucky at least twice in World Cup finals. Goes without saying, had he been more disciplined in his alcohol intake and a little more lucky, he would have been World Champion, and in my eyes was.
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!V 13 Comments
Alex Higgins above John? This list has no credibility.
Whoever made this list has no clue about snooker. John is the best player ever.
Should be in the top 5 in my opinion. Can't think of anyone who has maintained their performance at the very highest level for as long as John Higgins has. Legend of the sport.V 12 Comments
He's master of strategy and can adapt the game according to the opponent every time.
Mark Selby is the best snooker player ever as far as I am concerned, I love his game and that is why he is the number one
He's the best
Selby has been ranked number 1 in world at the end of every season in the last 5 year, he can break build as good as the best of them, his safety/ tactical game is the best in the world, and his temperament is the greatest in the history of the game. He is the ultimate all round player with no weaknesses.V 25 Comments
HE IS MY FAVORITE SNOOKER PLAYER!
Mark Williams is a brilliant long shot potter and on his day he can beat any snooker player on the circuit today and this year after contemplating to give snooker up for good he's come back and won 3 titles (2 ranking,1 non-ranking) well done Mark and he's hoping you can go far in the up coming World Championship.
In my opinion the best player of all time in his prime. He doesn't score as heavily as Hendry or Ronnie, but it doesn't need to make a147 to win a frame. With his unbelievable potting ability, you cannot give him even half a chance because he'll just take it from nothing and score just enough to beat you.
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?V 8 Comments
Over the next 10 years of he maintains his increasing form & talent he is capable of raising the bar beyond Stephen hendry & Ronnie O'Sullivan.
A great player to watch for the future
Sorry gents trump should not be in the top ten although I am a fan I am also realistic! And Shaun Murphy should also not be in top 10, Neil Robinson is missing for me " william DelaneyV 14 Comments
Just pure entertainment and talent.
Smashed Higgins consistently, and was still spectacular at 50 yrs old. Hendry no1, Joe Davies no2, Reardon has to be no3. Imagine how much O'Sullivan would pout, with the amount of clever safety from old ray..
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.
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 silverwareV 5 Comments
Most underrated player ever but a complete Gentleman! A lesson to others?
He opens china's market for snooker
inspires hundreds of chinese new stars
brings snooker oversea
Ding took Judd Trump apart in the 2013 German Masters... Cue ball control was amazing.
Just like him
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.V 5 Comments
Don't see how trump could be higher than Robertson when comparing their current achievements. Definitely a great of the modern game and can still achieve much more.
One of the greatest Australian sports people of all time, in any sport. Has to be in the top 10 for sure.
Far better player than Judd trump and more titles.
Love watching Neil play pure classV 14 Comments
A real sticker of a player but not overly blessed with talent.
Winner of the greatest match
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.
A lovely man and a funny man too made the world championship semi final in 1978 (aged 64) and lost out to Perri Mans after missing a straight pink( known as "the pink that killed Joe Davis") always loved watching him and his character around the snooker table is missed still today.
Became world champion in the 40's, dominated in the 50's.
Made 10 World finals (or equivalents) in a row - 8 against fellow legend Walter Donaldson, won 8 world championships.
Ranked number 4 in the world when world rankings were first introduced and became the oldest player to make a centuary and oldest to win a World Championship match and the oldest player to make the quarter and semi-finals of the World Championship all in his mid-sixties
In the modern era beat Ray Reardon, Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor, all whilst he was well past his prime.
Like Ray Reardon, John Pulman, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and his elder brother Joe Davis one of only half a dozen players that can truly be said actually 'dominated' an era.
One of the true ambassadors, pioneers, revolutionaries and legends of the game.
Without his brother, Fred would have won many more world titles. Always a smiling gentleman, and utterly gracious in victory or defeat
8 time world champion
Excellent player, underrated
Should be top 10
His style of play was effective but nowadays a similar style may put people off the game and ruin the sports reputation.
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 timeV 3 Comments
Best ever... would have made it all the way to the top RIP
Allure, prestigious presence! The dandy posing as a gentleman! Exquisite!
Love you paul hunter
RIP my man.V 2 Comments
Three time World Champion
Great peace of mind
One of the best players of the worldV 10 Comments
Should be higher along with Jimmy White most sussesful player not to win World title but got very close.
Qualified for Worlds into his sixties,
but should be judged at his peak years
Made a 147 on tele
Hong kong independence
I some how like him personally a very good break builder right there at the top with the games best
Great break builder
Good break buildingV 1 Comment
One of best player with full of determination
Character and best player between Davis/ hendry era
Most underrated of all time more potential than Ronnie O’Sullivan and super young
Multiple world champion dominated the ups surely deserves a mention
Best Cue Power I have witnesses!
What about cliff Wilson
The second best Chinese player after Ding.
Joe Davis is considered the grandfather of snooker. One of the all time great players who won the World Championship a record 15 times, he was a hugely influential figure in the development and survival of snooker in the years before it became a major televised sport.
Born in Whitwell, Derbyshire, in 1901, he was initially a billiards player and won a host of national and international titles at the sport.
Turning his attention to snooker in the 1920s, he helped organise the first World Championship in 1927 and bought the trophy which is so well recognised today. He beat Tom Dennis 20-10 in the final, winning the princely sum of six pounds and 10 shillings. Davis went on to win the World title every year until 1940, and then again in 1946. He then retired from the event, so never lost a match in the World Championship.
Davis continued to play in tournaments and exhibitions, and in 1955 he made the first recognised 147 break.
What a crock of crap this table is. Lindrum at 33, he could of used a boomerang and still beat this mob
No one compares in any game played on the table his records speak for themselves. Best sportsman of all time!
More adept at billiards and champion for 20years. Certainly deserves his place in this list as a superb master with the Cue.
One for the future
Pakistans pride and joy, future world champion. - Maggs
Oh what a sight seeing him tremble the balls in the pockets.
Ken owers has been over looked hear he was one of the greatest snooker players in the northwest came from a small town made a legend by his own brilliant skills
Mr R. Sole is the greatest!
Love the cue as much as his cock
Great come back player.
The come back King
A very good player on his day,pity he was inconsistent.Brought great joy to many irish people when he became world champion
I love watching Mark Allen play snooker, after Alex Higgins Mark Allen is the second greatest snooker player to come of Northern Ireland. I love to see him win the world title one day.
What he achieved by beating steve Davis in 1986 then showing the world that it wasn't a fluke by reaching the final the following year
No, ken doherty lost in the final to john higgins the year after he won it for the first and only time
Also the only modern-era player to make the final the following year after winning the World Title for the first time.
Deserves a place as being biggist under dog to win the would title against steve davis
The fastest player of all time, it's pleasure to watch him
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