Top 10 Darts Players


The Top Ten

1 Phil Taylor

Simply the best ever - no comparison to what he achieved. Bristol and Lowe changed darts - Taylor took it to another (on his own) level

Taylor is clear number 1. Best and greatest. Van G is 2nd best but Bristow is 2nd greatest.

The most dominant darts player for the last decade and a half - xanderh

Overkill bullseye record

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2 Raymond Van Barneveld

No 2. 5 world titles and beaten Taylor more times than anyone

only fourth because four of his world titles came beating second rate bdo players. but proved himself in 2008

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

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.

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3 Michael van Gerwen

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.

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.

Definitaly one of the best darters, and still so young

He’s already better than Van Barneveld. - Userguy44

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4 Eric Bristow

5 BDO titles and 10 BDO titles, the epitome of darts in the 1980's - celynwelshy

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.

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

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5 John Lowe

3 world champs and 2 world masters, legend - celynwelshy

three world titles all won against the best players in the world

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

Must be higher then no8. Lowe/Bristow/Wilson all brilliant

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6 Dennis Priestley

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

only won two world titles but would have certainly been more if it wasnt for phil taylor

The second best after Taylor

7 Jocky Wilson

the colourful scot always gave 100 percent should have won more than his two world titles

The best thrower non the less. At least top 10

Just died not so long back nice guy

Put simply. One off legend

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8 Adrian Lewis

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

Most naturally gifted darter in the history of the sport!

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

Best walkout music

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9 James Wade

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

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.

He has came along way and has done brilliantly even though he suffers from biopolar

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

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10 John Part

won three world titles two of the in the pdc

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.

"Darth Maple", the greatest non European dartsman with 3 world titles - celynwelshy

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

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The Contenders

11 Bobby George

the darts personality! (Well maby Mardle... ) - celynwelshy

Built his own house

12 Gary Anderson

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 bloke, the best is yet to come for gary

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

The greatest natural talent the game has ever seen - ocheaye

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13 Leighton Rees

first ever world champion. the godfather of professional darts

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.

14 Vincent van der Voort

Fastest player in the world of darts! Great player

Fastest Player in the world!

Does not belong in this group

Love him
Cool everything about him - Lbower

15 Peter Wright

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

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. - mrtisonholiday

He's has his own style and he stands out by not only his style

Best one ever seen

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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. - mrtisonholiday

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!

He's on his way becoming a legend

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

Was epic at the GSOD 2014!

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

who could forget that memorable 138 finish against bristow to win his only world title

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 Jelle Klaasen
24 Mensur Suljovic
25 Gerwyn Price

Amazing darter! Amazing guy! Doesn’t deserve all the abuse he gets. Lay off the guy he is truly a great! 🤝🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿❄️❄️🎯

26 Benito van de Pas
27 Alan Evans
28 Scott Waites
29 Andy Hamilton
30 Daryl Gurney
31 Tony West
32 Robert Thornton

Like the scottish people

Couldn't have put him in a more deserved place

33 Mark Webster

Mark Webster is a great player 2 time world champs semi finalist World Cup runner up he is a good player

34 Dimitri van den Bergh


35 Kyle Anderson
36 Richie Burnett

Widely considered as one of the best players in the world in the 1990s. Supremely consistent player when he gets going. Great to see the Welshman back in the big time too after being crippled with that awful dartitis.

He is a normal man who has had to always play under presure

37 Steve Beaton

1996 BDO World Champion

38 Larry Butler

The 1994 World Matchplay Champion, no one could live with Larry in that tournament, even Taylor. Possibly USA's greatest darts player to date. Deserves a place in this list.

Great player... Played at the Double Deuce bar last Dayton Ohio

USA's greatest darts player

USA's greatest darts player to date can still cut it in the BDO at the ripe age of 58. Still capable of even giving any of the top pros a run for their money. Winner of 1994 World Matchplay. Like Barneveld in Holland, Butler along with Rick Ney and Nicky Virachkul popularised US darts. Special player.

39 Andy Fordham
40 Colin Lloyd

Former World #1, 2005 Matchplay champ, 2004 Grand Prix champ and was one of the sport's most dominant players in the early 2000s.

41 Jason Clark

Should be king of the oche the nicest and the maddest dart player around

42 Mark Pratt

Who is Mark Pratt?

43 Wes Newton

Unbelievable he is never this high

He is the pride if the fydle

44 Ronny Huybrechts

Great, steady thrower. He may well be the reason that younger brother Kim who may have looked up to him is an upcoming force and talent. Him along with his brother had a great run at the 2012 WC of darts with Belgium. Beaten the likes of Taylor, Whitlock and Lewis in majors.

Very patient, accurate thrower. Similar to Dennis Priestley.

45 Chris Mason
46 Alan Warriner-Little

1993 WC runner up, 1997 + 2000 World Matchplay runner up and was a force to be reckoned with in the 1990s and early 2000s.
2001 World GP winner.
The Iceman had a lovely dart release too.

47 Brendan Dolan
48 Michael Smith
49 Bob Anderson

the limestone cowboy. two time wold champ. only player to win the world masters three times in a row

47!?! Apart from the top 2 this list is a joke..

I've met Bob and he is a class act! His credentials easily place him in the top 10 or 15 this list is a joke. Larry butler better than Bob Anderson? Not in this life time

How in the holy is he down at 53rd laugh out loud! Was world No1 for three years (1986-1989) I think. 1988 WC. Legend!

50 Martin Adams

Way too low now. Should be in top 10

Should be in top 20 this list is nonsense.

Can't believe he is ranked so low?

Number 6 at least

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