6x Snooker World Champion
Ronald Antonio "Ronnie" O'Sullivan (born 5 December 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands),is an English professional snooker player known for his rapid playing style and nicknamed "The Rocket".
Ronnie O'Sullivan has been World Champion on six occasions (2001,2004, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2020), and is second on the all-time prize-money list, with career earnings of over £7 million, behind only Stephen Hendry.
Ronnie has been #1 in the world pretty much exclusively since turning professional in 1992 (apart from his brief self-inflicted exiles from the sport) and has broken nearly every single record that has ever stood for snooker, many of which he still holds to this day. He has five World Championships, seven Masters and six UK Championship titles alongside having won 31 ranking tournaments as of July 2018.
Ronnie O'Sullivan achieved possibly the greatest feat of his career after taking six months off the game before successfully returning to defend his World Snooker Championship title, putting in a brilliant performance to beat Barry Hawkins 18-12 in the 2013 final at the Crucible.
To this day O'Sullivan continues to surpass all barriers in his way and recently added another famous record to his belt, in a career chalk full of dizzying success. The record breaker made 101 in the first frame of his 6-1 quarter final victory against Marco Fu at The Masters, making Ronnie the snooker professional with the most century perfect breaks, eclipsing Steven Hendry's record. Hendry later joked that he wanted O'Sullivan to retire, to stop him from breaking his other record of seven World Snooker titles.
Since 2012, Ronnie has gone from strength to strength, winning the World Championship a further three times and further solidifying his status as the best snooker player the world has ever seen.