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Ronnie O’Sullivan


Snooker participant known for his quick design of play and incredible organic skill, he won back-to-back Globe Snooker Tournament in 2012 and 2013. He received his seventh Experts name in 2017.? He went to Wanstead SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Britain. He received the Shanghai Experts in ’09 2009. His mom remaining when he was 16; his dad, also called Ronnie, offered 18 years behind pubs for murder. He’s been involved to celebrity? Laila Rouass? since 2013. He offers three kids from previous associations. He rates up there with Stephen Hendry as having received the modern era Globe Championships.

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Full Name Ronnie O'Sullivan
Date Of Birth December 5, 1975
Place Of Birth Wordsley, England
Height 1.78 m
Profession Snooker Player
Nationality British, English
Parents Maria O'Sullivan, Ronnie O'Sullivan Sr.
Partner Laila Rouass, Laila Rouass
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Has achieved the most centuries at the Crucible Theatre, breaking Stephen Hendry's record of 127 Crucible centuries. As of 2014, he has scored 144 century breaks during the Snooker World Championship.
2When he first displayed this left-handed ability in the 1996 World Championship against Alain Robidoux, the Canadian accused him of disrespect. O'Sullivan responded that he played better with his left hand than Robidoux could with his right. He was summoned to a disciplinary hearing in response to Robidoux's formal complaint, where he had to prove that he could play to a high level with his left hand. He played three frames of snooker against former world championship runner-up Rex Williams, winning all three. The charge of bringing the game into disrepute was subsequently dropped.
3In 2004, he appeared on British motoring show Top Gear as the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car", and finished with a time of 1:47.3 around the test track in a Suzuki Liana.
4Has a perfect head to head record against opponent Ali Carter. He and Carter met in 13 televised matches with Ronnie winning all 13.
5Holds the record for the most unanswered points during a match. He scored 556 points without reply during his 6-0 whitewash against Ricky Walden in the 2014 Masters. He also finished the entire match in less than 1 hour in doing so.
6Ronnie O'Sullivan holds the record for making the most centuries in a best-of-9 match compiling five centuries (including a 147) to beat Ali Carter 5-2 at the 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy.
7Scored 141 break at the World Championship Final 2012, an all time record. The previous record was 139 and was achieved by Ronnie O'Sullivan himself in 2001.
8Is the only player to have scored 6 century breaks at a World Snooker Championship Final (achieved in 2013). The previous record was 5 and was held jointly by Stephen Hendry (in 1997), John Higgins (in 1998) and Matthew Stevens (in 2000).
9Winner of 5 Master titles (1995, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2014) an invitation event which only the top 16 seeded players can play. Ronnie O'Sullivan was ranked outside the top 16 when he won the 2014 Masters title and was eligible to enter the tournament because he won the 2013 World Snooker Championship.
10Ranked 3rd for winning the most ranking tournaments in the modern era with 27 ranking tournament wins. Only Stephen Hendry (won 36) and Steve Davis (won 28) have won more titles.
11Noted for declaring his intention to quit playing snooker repeatedly. He worked during the 2012/13 season in a pig farm.
12Parents ran sex shops in Soho.
13Completed a maximum break in 5 minutes and 20 seconds during the 1997 World Snooker Championship. A maximum is achieved when a snooker player pots 15 reds followed by 15 blacks for 120 points, followed by potting yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black for 27 points.
14Ronnie O'Sullivan has never lost in a UK Championship final. To date, he has made 5 appearances in the UK Championship Final and has won every single one.
15Lost to Mark Selby in the 2014 World Snooker Championship final by a score of 14-18, his first ever loss at the Crucible.
16Has 13 ratified competitive maximum breaks, the most by any professional player.
17Won the inaugural Champion of Champions tournament. He beat opponent Stuart Bingham 10 frames to 8.
18Leads the field with the most century breaks. As of February 2015, he has compiled 782 century breaks.
19Admires snooker players Stephen Hendry and John Higgins. Is friends with Jimmy White and Ali Carter.
20Is of Irish-Italian ancestry, as are compatriots Francis Rossi, Finola Hughes, and Chris Rea. O'Sullivan's mother is from Sicily and his paternal grandfather is from Cork, Ireland.
21Winner of the 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2013 World Snooker Championship.



Home Nations Series2016-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Analyst
Snooker: Welsh Open2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
888.com World Grand Prix2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Masters Snooker1995-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Shot of the Tournament Runner-Up / Himself - Shot of the Tournament Contender / ...
Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle2017TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
UK Championship Snooker2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Driving with Davis Guest
Champion of Champions2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Q&A Guest
Crucible Classics2016TV SeriesHimself
World Championship Snooker2001-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Saturday Sportsday2014TV SeriesHimself - Snooker Player
The Ronnie O'Sullivan Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Sports Life Stories2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Snooker Player
Alex Higgins: The People's Champion2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion '01, '04, '08
Big Brother's Efourum2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy White the One and Only2008Documentary
Celebrity Pot Black2006TV MovieHimself - Contestant
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Skinner Show2004TV SeriesHimself
They Think It's All Over2004TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Sport2004TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest / Himself
In the Know2004TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2004TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself
The Ralf Little Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Current World Champion
Gamesmaster1994-1995TV SeriesHimself
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
Big Break1993TV SeriesHimself

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Archive Footage

Talking Snooker2017TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Masters Snooker2014-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee
Home Nations Series2016TV SeriesHimself
Champion of Champions2016TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2016TV SeriesHimself
World Championship Snooker2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 3rd Place, Shot of the Championship / Himself - Shot of the Championship Contender
The Mavericks2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Five-Time World Champion
Ladbrokes Players Championship2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Five-Time World Snooker Champion
888.com World Grand Prix2016TV SeriesHimself - Five-Time World Snooker Champion / Himself
Snooker: Welsh Open2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
South at Six2013TV SeriesHimself

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1The most important thing, the biggest love of my life, is my snooker. I've never been so emotionally ingrained in something - in a person, an object, anything - as I have in snooker.
2People think I don't like interviews but I don't mind speaking about proper and interesting stuff. When it's stupid stuff to build your image and you are told to mention this and mention that, I hate it.
3I've been semi-successful. I've done all right but I'm not the player I was. Who do I think will win the world championship? John Higgins. Have I been good for snooker? I don't know.
4I don't think I suffered with depression, I don't think I'm a depressed type of person - I just think I suffered a depression to do with snooker, and I just couldn't handle it. I could go out and play, but take me out of there and I couldn't do life. It was a nightmare, my life just felt like a bit of a nightmare.
5The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It's maybe held me back.
6Running clears my mind, and gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
7My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker.
8Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.

1Ambidextrous playing style.
2Fast and flamboyant playing style.

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