Top 10 Best Darts Players of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Phil Taylor

What why is Ted Hankey 9th?
Phil Taylor is #1 No brains really, 16th time world champ,
10 time Grand Prix champ and 6 time Premier league champion (I think there
Will be a 7th time).

The Greatest Player there has ever been and always will be because no one will get close to breaking his current record of 16 Times The Champion Of The World.

Best ever especially when you 8 world titles
In a row, and hits two nine darters in one game, I don, t think no one else would achieve what phils done.

Best pro dart player in the history of the game. Most consitant scorer and finisher by far. I do not see this guys records ever being beaten.

2 Raymond Van Barneveld

Why there is always that tiny country, good in everything. Darts, typical Brititish, and there come the Dutch. Football, typical English, and there come the Dutch. Small and stubborn country with just 17 million inhibitants performing like a world giant on every occasion.

The only player from the continent that has been a top player for many years. And still is a to payer.

Without doubt second best ever after his wins in the past year & a half in the Grand Slam over MVG & to beat Taylor & MVG to win the Premier League in one night was just epic! Proves himself year after year in the league phase of that competition

Right at no. 2. If Phil was not around Barney would have excelled and won a lot more titles.

3 Michael van Gerwen

177 titles, 3 World Titles, a lot of majors, 7 Premier League against players like Smith or Wright who are great players too.
He has the potential to become the most successfull player of all time.
A Legend who still have a great future.

Seems to break every record and has done so since he was only 16 years old.
He has been nearly invincible for the last four years and I suspect he will remain so for the next couple of years. Therefore he's my all time number 1!

The young talent!
Won the world Grand Prix of 2012 and reached the final of the PDC World Championship 2013.
Almost hit 2 nine darters in a row: he only missed the D12 after 17 perfect darts.
I'm sure we'll see more of him in the future.

19 perfect darts, never performed before this man is already a legend. He now won the Premier league vs Taylor and atm I think he is the no1.

4 Eric Bristow

He was a legend. Greatest ambassador in darting history. The GOAT and KING of darts. Those even who did not follow darts would know who "The Crafty Cockney" was. RIP Eric Bristow, the pioneer of the modern professional game, you'll be missed by all! He left us far too early. Up there now having a pint with Sid, Jocky and Phill Nixon. True legend. RIP.

Can't believe Bristow is this low. Five world titles against top players, a man who ruled the sport before his protege, Phil Taylor, overtook him. One of the greats.

Eric Bristow is beyond fought better than Barney, Barney never ruled the sport for 10 years like Eric undisputed did in the 1980s Eric was the king and he created the Monster Darts man who took over his mantle as the greatest in Mr Phil The Power Taylor. There is no argument Phil and Eric are by far The greatest 2 players ever to step onto THE OAK. :-)

I had the pleasure of playing against Eric back in the 1980's when he was undisputed king of all darts. Virtually unbeatable.

5 John Lowe

Had the pleasure of playing doubles with John in 1985 when he came to Australia. A great player and good bloke.

6 Adrian Lewis

Most naturally gifted darter in the history of the sport!

Existentential Darts and the most fluent and unbelievably talented Darts player ever.

Huge Aidy Lewis fan, unbelievable natural talent. Hopefully he will add to hid two world titles in the future

At times, he plays like no one. Not even Phil.

7 James Wade

People forget how young he still is. Only 32 has at least another 20+ years at the top level and he has already won everything except for the World title. Consistently averages in the 98-105 range and leads the field when it comes to doubles. Well underrated by the Sky commentators and pundits.

How is he below Lewis? Wade had beaten Lewis nearly 30 times including major finals and Wade has 8 majors compared to Lewis' 4.

This lad has won 8 majors playing in the most competitve era of all time (Taylor, MvG, Anderson, Lewis, Barney) with a 95 average. Respect.

2nd most successful PDC darts Ayer ever. Record 3 9 darters in 1 calendar year still unbroken. Not been out of top 10 since he entered almost 10 years ago! Machine like, reliable, no fuss, brave and unwell man and for that I actually rate James in top 3

8 Dennis Priestley

Dennis the menace has 2 world titles and 4 other final appearances

9 Jocky Wilson

The best thrower non the less. At least top 10

Put simply. One off legend

10 John Part

Darth Maple is a former three time champ and was Taylor's most feared opponent in the early 2000s. Many consider the big Canadian as the best counter ever seen in the sport.

Only canaidian to leave his mark. John broke through at a time when it was almost unthinkable for a north american to be world champ

It takes a lot to cross the pond and play against the worlds best and win. Hats off John Part

Incredible Canadian. Plays outside at -30C.

The Contenders
11 Bobby George

Built his own house

12 Gary Anderson

Greatest player not to win the World Championship. Still has plenty left in the tank, it all comes down on when he's ready and up for the World Title. PL Champ in 2011.

Since 2014. He is one of the best, maybe the best darts player in the world.
He won 2 World titles, 1 Premier League and Multiple majors in this time

Great player, high scorer and finisher, great LAD, could see him do very well!

He is far better than the majority of players ranked higher on this list!

13 Peter Wright

Must admit I do not like this bloke. Plays for Scotland even though he is pure English just for international darts, arrogant and a poor loser. Darts is a game for gentlemen and he is what is wrong with modern darts. Good though, no doubt.

Can't find him in this list don't know where to put him but definitely deserves a place

Best one ever seen

14 Vincent van der Voort

Fastest player in the world of darts! Great player

Fastest Player in the world!

15 Leighton Rees

The big Welshman hit the first ever 10 dart leg and 170 checkout on T.V.. Up there with the big guns of the 70s and 80s. First World Champion and was a major, major influence back in the day. Alongside fellow Welshman Alan Evans both were the best partnership in the World in the 1970s.

Legend. Best Welsh player ever. Threw 100 averages on far harder boards than used today.

16 Ted Hankey

One of the smoothest natural throws out there, something every new player should look to emulate.

Out of his element in the PDC. Not capable of playing the big boys on a weekly basis

17 Dave Chisnall

Pure talent and such a nice guy. May be dumber than a bag of rocks but I love watching him play.

18 Mervyn King

Next to Hankey, the worst sport and the worst ambassador to the game ever!

19 Kim Huybrechts

One for the future, definitely will have a lot of battles between Lewis, van Gerwen, Webster and Wade in the future!

Can beat anyone on his day. Belgium's best player so far. Still very young, World Title is possible for him one day.

20 Terry Jenkings

Just a great darts man who always does well and should be further up this list.

Awesome pure and simple

You must love the bully

21 Cliff Lazarenko

Great player with a lovely dart release. Popular in the 80s and 90s. One who could easily neck a dozen pints before coming up stage he had a real thirst when it came to lager!

22 Keith Deller

1983 World Champion and stylishly finished with a stunning 138 checkout. He continued to progress through the 80s and 90s becoming one of the most dominant players of the late 1990s along with Priestley, Taylor, Harrington, Manley and Burgess. Deserves a mention in this list.

23 Alan Evans
24 Mensur Suljovic
25 Gerwyn Price
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