O'Sullivan at the 2015 German Masters
|Born||5 December 1975|
Wordsley, West Midlands, England
|Highest ranking||1 (May 2002–May 2003, May 2004–May 2006, May 2008–May 2010, March–August 2019)|
|2 (as of 17 August 2020)|
|Highest||147 (15 times)|
Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan snooker player who is the current world champion. He is widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.(born 5 December 1975) is an English professional
Since turning professional in 1992, O'Sullivan has won six World Championships, a record seven Masters titles, and a record seven UK Championships for a record total of 20 titles in Triple Crown tournaments. One of 11 players to win a career Triple Crown, O'Sullivan holds the all-time record for the most ranking titles with 37. He broke the record he shared with Stephen Hendry by winning the 2020 World Snooker Championship. He also holds the record of being the youngest winner of a ranking title, winning the 1993 UK Championship aged 17 years and 358 days, as well as being the youngest winner of the Masters in 1995, at 19 years and 69 days old. He won 38 consecutive matches in ranking events after turning professional, which is also a record. He has earned career prize money of over £11 million, the highest amount of any snooker player.
O'Sullivan has held the world number one ranking on multiple occasions. In March 2019, he attained the world number one position for the first time since May 2010 after winning the inaugural Tour Championship. This nine season gap is the longest spell between holding the number one position in the history of the sport. He has been the season end world number one on six occasions.
A prolific break-builder, O'Sullivan is the only player to have achieved 1,000 career century breaks, a milestone he reached in frame 14 of the 2019 Players Championship final in this frame he won the title defeating Neil Robertson 10–4. He has also achieved the highest number of officially recognized maximum breaks in professional competition (15), and the fastest competitive maximum break, compiled in a time of 5 minutes and 8 seconds at the 1997 World Championship.
O'Sullivan has often been a controversial figure in the sport. Noted for his unpredictable temperament and outspoken views, he has received many warnings and sanctions from the sport's governing body over his conduct and comments, and has repeatedly declared his intention to retire. Outside his playing career, he has worked as a pundit for Eurosport's snooker coverage and had his own magazine show called The Ronnie O'Sullivan Show. He has written crime novels and autobiographies, and has starred in the miniseries Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle. He was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours.
Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan was born on 5 December 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands, the son of Ronald John and Maria (née Catalano) O'Sullivan, who ran a string of sex shops in the Soho area of London together. He was raised in the Manor Road area of Chigwell, Essex, where he still lives. From 1992 to 2010, his father was in jail for stabbing a man to death. His mother was sentenced to a year in prison for tax evasion in 1996, leaving O'Sullivan to care for his eight-year-old sister Danielle. He is a first cousin of snooker player Maria Catalano, who has been ranked number one in the women's game.
O'Sullivan began playing snooker at age 7 and soon became a noted amateur competitor, winning his first club tournament at age 9, making his first competitive century break at age 10, and winning the British Under-16 Championship at age 13. At the 1991 English Amateur Championship, at the age of 15 years and 98 days, he made his first competitive maximum break, then the youngest player ever to do so in a recognised tournament. In the same year, he won the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship and Junior Pot Black.
After turning professional in 1992 at the age of 16, he won 74 of his first 76 qualifying matches, including a record 38 consecutive professional victories. He qualified for the televised stages of the World Championship in his first professional season, making his Crucible debut on 18 April 1993, aged 17 years and 134 days. He remains the third youngest player ever to compete at the venue, behind Luca Brecel and Stephen Hendry. He claimed his first ranking title later that year, winning the 1993 UK Championship seven days before his 18th birthday to become the youngest ever winner of a ranking tournament, a record he still holds. The following season, he won the 1995 Masters aged 19 years and 69 days. He remains the youngest ever Masters champion.
Between 1996 and 1999, O'Sullivan reached three world semifinals in four years. At the 1997 World Championship, he achieved his first maximum break in professional competition; compiled in a time of 5 minutes and 8 seconds, it remains the fastest competitive maximum break in snooker history. He won his second 1997 UK Championship later that year. Despite these successes, his career became increasingly marred by controversy in the later 1990s. During the 1996 World Championship, he assaulted assistant press officer Michael Ganley, for which the WPBSA gave him a suspended two-year ban and a £20,000 fine. After winning the 1998 Irish Masters, he was stripped of his title and prize money when a post-match drug test found evidence of cannabis in his system.
He reached his first world final in 2001, where he defeated John Higgins 18–14 to claim his first world title and reach number two in the world rankings. He won his third UK title later in 2001, which helped him attain the world number one ranking for the first time in the 2002/2003 season. With veteran world champion Ray Reardon acting as his coach and mentor, he won his second world title in 2004, defeating Graeme Dott 18–8 in the final, after which he held the number one ranking for the next two seasons. He added his second Masters title in 2005, ten years after his first. However, his behaviour became notably erratic in the mid-2000s as he battled clinical depression. During the 2005 World Championship, he shaved his head mid-tournament and exhibited what The Independent called a "public emotional disintegration" while losing 11 of the last 14 frames in his quarterfinal against Peter Ebdon. At the 2005 UK Championship, he sat with a wet towel draped over his head during his match against Mark King. Trailing Hendry 1–4 in their best-of-17-frames quarterfinal at the 2006 UK Championship, he abruptly conceded the match during the sixth frame and left the arena. Hendry was awarded the match 9–1 and the WPBSA fined O'Sullivan £20,800 over the incident.
In 2007, O'Sullivan won his third Masters title and his fourth 2007 UK Championship, his first ranking title in almost three years. He won his third world title in 2008, defeating Ali Carter 18–8 in the final, after which he held the world number one ranking for the next two seasons. He added his fourth Masters title in 2009. After two disappointing seasons that saw him fall out of the top ten in the world rankings, he began working with psychiatrist Steve Peters in 2011. A resurgent O'Sullivan captured his fourth World Championship in 2012, again defeating Carter in the final, after which he paid tribute to Peters's work with him. The following season, he took an extended break from the professional tour. Despite having played only one competitive match all season, he returned to the Crucible for the 2013 World Snooker Championship and successfully defended his world title, defeating Barry Hawkins 18–12 in the final. In 2014, he won his fifth Masters title, beating defending champion Mark Selby 10–4 in the final, and went on to reach a third consecutive World Championship final, where he again faced Selby. Despite taking a 10–5 lead, he lost 14–18, his first ever defeat in a world final. Later that year he won his fifth UK Championship, beating Judd Trump 10–9 in the final, although he declined to defend his UK title the following year, citing debilitating insomnia.
He won consecutive Masters in 2016 and 2017 for a record seven Masters titles. He won consecutive UK Championships in 2017 and 2018 for a record seven UK titles and a new overall record of 19 Triple Crown titles, surpassing Hendry's total of 18. During the 2017–18 season, he won five ranking events. In the last frame of the 2019 Players Championship final, he made his 1,000th century break in professional competition, becoming the first player to reach that milestone. At the 2019 Tour Championship he won his 36th ranking title, equalling Hendry's record and giving him the world number one ranking for the first time since May 2010. At the 2020 World Snooker Championship, he won his sixth world title, defeating Kyren Wilson 18–8 in the final, and set a new record of 37 career ranking titles. His other career highlights include four Welsh Open titles, four Shanghai Masters titles, three Champion of Champions titles, two China Open titles, and a record 15 maximum breaks in professional competition.
During the 2010s, O'Sullivan became a vocal critic of World Snooker Tour chairman Barry Hearn. In interviews and on social media, he voiced his unhappiness with many of Hearn's decisions affecting how the professional tour is run. He took issue with increased travel expectations, flat 128 draws that required top professionals to play more rounds against lower ranked opponents, reduced prize money for 147 breaks, and what he saw as inadequate tournament venues. He accused snooker's governing body of bullying and intimidating him, stated that Hearn was running a "dictatorship", and threatened in 2018 to form a breakaway snooker tour akin to the split in darts. Hearn responded by criticising some of O'Sullivan's remarks as immature and characterising his breakaway threat as damaging to the sport.
During the 2020 World Championship, O'Sullivan publicly criticised the standard of new players coming into snooker, believing he would have to "lose an arm and a leg to fall out of the top 50". He was also critical of the organisers decision to allow fans into the tournament final, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
O'Sullivan plays in a fast and attacking manner. He is a prolific breakbuilder and solid tactical player. He has stated his disdain for long, drawn-out games, saying that it harms the game of snooker. He is regarded by many other professionals as an excellent front-runner. In previous years, he could become demoralized by being behind and not playing well, and was liable to lose several consecutive frames. He is right-handed but can play to a very high standard with his left hand and routinely alternates where needed. While not quite possessing the same power in his left arm, being ambidextrous enables him to attempt shots with his left hand that would otherwise require awkward cueing with a or .
O'Sullivan is considered by many to be the most naturally talented player in the history of the sport, with some labelling him a "genius". Several of his peers regard him as the greatest player ever. However, a temperamental streak sometimes leads to O'Sullivan having a lack of confidence or interest, and he has performed inconsistently throughout his controversial career thus far, with observers noting the "two Ronnies" aspect of his character. Stephen Hendry stated after his defeat at the 2008 World Championship that O'Sullivan was at the time "the best player in the world by a country mile". O'Sullivan has compiled the highest number of competitive century breaks in the sport's history, surpassing Hendry's previous record of 775. O'Sullivan targeted reaching 1,000 century breaks before he retires, a feat he achieved in the winning frame of the 2019 Players Championship final.
O'Sullivan is one of the most popular players on the circuit, noted for being a "showman", and has helped improve the image of snooker to the general public. O'Sullivan himself has stated his desire for entertaining the watching public, and has said that slow, gritty games put viewers off. He has often been compared to Alex Higgins and Jimmy White, because of both his natural talent and popularity. O'Sullivan has three verified social network accounts, on Twitter, Sina Weibo, and Instagram, with over 300,000, over 160,000 and over 145,000 followers respectively. He updates his Weibo account with the help of two assistants who understand Chinese.
O'Sullivan started broadcasting regularly on Brentwood radio station Phoenix FM in May 2015, co-hosting the Midweek Matchzone show with Chris Hood. O'Sullivan has previously broadcast a number of hour-long specials for the station.
In March 2014, Eurosport announced that it had signed an exclusive deal with O'Sullivan to make him its global ambassador for snooker, with the goal of driving the sport's international appeal. As part of the deal, O'Sullivan creates an exclusive snooker series for the network called The Ronnie O'Sullivan Show, which includes his insights into the game, interviews with other professional players, and playing tips. He also wrote for Yahoo! websites and mobile apps during the World Championship. O'Sullivan works for Eurosport with Jimmy White and Neal Foulds doing analysis for events that he does not take part in or if he is knocked out of an event he joins the team for the later rounds. O'Sullivan also starred in a mini-series Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle touring the United States with broadcasting friend Matt Smith. The series showed the pair travelling to different cities in the US learning the art of pool hustling.
O'Sullivan has written three crime novels in collaboration with author Emlyn Rees: Framed (2016), Double Kiss (2017), and The Break (2018). Although the novels are not autobiographical, they are loosely based on his early experiences and family life. He has also written two autobiographies: his first, The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan, was published in 2003; and his second, Running: The Autobiography, was published in 2013.
In March 2018, O'Sullivan announced that he was writing a new health and fitness book with nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert. Published in early 2019, Top of Your Game: Eating for Mind and Body contains healthy recipes and advice for "living better, eating healthier and feeding your brain to enhance your performance".
O'Sullivan has been involved with several video games, including his own Ronnie O'Sullivan's Snooker, which was released for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on 3 October 2012. He also worked on World Snooker Championship 2007 in 2007, and Virtual Snooker in 1996.
O'Sullivan has three children: Taylor-Ann Magnus (born 1996) from a two-year relationship with Sally Magnus, and Lily (born 2006) and Ronnie (born 2007) from a relationship with Jo Langley, whom he met at Narcotics Anonymous. He became a grandfather in October 2018 after Taylor-Ann gave birth to her first child. He has been engaged to actress Laila Rouass since 2013.
O'Sullivan is known for his perfectionism and for being highly self-critical, even in victory. He has suffered from depression, and struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism in his early career. Psychiatrist Steve Peters, a close friend, has been helping him overcome his mood swings since 2011. He is also a close friend of artist Damien Hirst. Noted for repeatedly declaring his intention to retire, O'Sullivan took an extended break during the 2012–13 season, which he spent working on a pig farm. He also likes running, with a personal best of 34 minutes and 54 seconds for 10 km races in 2008, which ranked him in the top 1,500 10k runners in the UK. He enjoys cooking, and appeared on BBC's Saturday Kitchen in December 2014.
Despite a self-professed interest in Islam, O'Sullivan denied media reports that claimed he had converted to the religion in 2003. He has also espoused an interest in Buddhism, having spent many lunchtimes at the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green. However, he denies having a firm commitment to any religion. He is a supporter of Arsenal FC. He enjoys motor racing and has appeared on Top Gear. He is a supporter of the Labour Party and was the first celebrity to endorse Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 general election.
O'Sullivan has been involved in a long-running feud with the venue K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, West Sussex. On the first day of the 2018 open, he described the venue as "a bit of a hellhole" and said that "all [he] can smell is urine". World Snooker defended the centre in a statement. World Champion Mark Williams also praised the centre. The following year at the 2019 open, O'Sullivan renewed his criticism of the venue and the town as a whole, saying, "Every day in Crawley is a day lost in my life." Two days later on 17 October, he tweeted an image showing a dirty floor underneath a table purporting to be from the venue, criticising it for its hygiene. He received criticism after the owners responded to show that the image was in fact from when the venue had been under different management, and that the centre had since been refurbished with new furniture different. He restated his disdain for the venue again in 2020 when discussing playing at the Crucible Theatre without a crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, "I'd rather go and play in Crawley, that's how bad it is."
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||57||9||3||8||7||3||4||4||2||1||3||1||1||3||5||1||1||3||11||9||19||4||5||10||14||2||1||2|
|Riga Masters[nb 3]||Tournament Not Held||Minor-Rank.||A||A||A||A|
|International Championship||Tournament Not Held||WD||2R||QF||A||3R||1R||A||A|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||QF||A||A|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||3R||W||SF||4R|
|World Open[nb 4]||1R||1R||QF||1R||2R||2R||3R||QF||F||QF||QF||2R||W||F||QF||F||QF||2R||F||WD||A||A||Not Held||A||A||A||LQ|
|Northern Ireland Open||Tournament Not Held||4R||3R||F||F|
|Scottish Open[nb 5]||2R||LQ||3R||1R||QF||W||2R||W||2R||2R||3R||QF||Tournament Not Held||MR||Not Held||QF||QF||WD||QF|
|European Masters[nb 6]||QF||F||SF||1R||1R||NH||1R||Not Held||QF||W||QF||2R||A||1R||NR||Tournament Not Held||F||A||WD||A|
|German Masters[nb 7]||Not Held||1R||W||SF||NR||Tournament Not Held||WD||W||A||LQ||QF||LQ||1R||WD||A||A|
|World Grand Prix||Tournament Not Held||NR||1R||2R||W||1R||QF|
|Shoot-Out||Tournament Not Held||Non-Ranking Event||A||A||A||2R|
|Players Championship[nb 8]||Tournament Not Held||DNQ||WD||DNQ||2R||DNQ||DNQ||QF||W||W||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Tournament Not Held||MR||A||A||A||A|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held||W||DNQ|
|Paul Hunter Classic||Tournament Not Held||Pro–am Event||Minor-Ranking Event||Ranking Event||A|
|Shanghai Masters||Tournament Not Held||Ranking Event||W||W|
|Champion of Champions||Tournament Not Held||W||W||WD||F||F||W||SF|
|Championship League||Tournament Not Held||A||A||RR||RR||A||A||A||WD||F||A||A||A||A|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Dubai Classic[nb 9]||LQ||SF||SF||1R||W||Tournament Not Held|
|Malta Grand Prix||Not Held||Non-Ranking Event||QF||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|Thailand Masters[nb 10]||2R||1R||F||2R||SF||2R||1R||2R||2R||SF||NR||Not Held||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|British Open||LQ||W||F||SF||1R||QF||3R||SF||QF||SF||3R||F||SF||Tournament Not Held|
|Irish Masters||Non-Ranking Event||W||QF||W||NH||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|Northern Ireland Trophy||Tournament Not Held||NR||F||QF||W||Tournament Not Held|
|Shanghai Masters||Tournament Not Held||WD||F||W||WD||2R||A||A||1R||A||2R||W||Non-Rank.|
|China Open[nb 11]||Tournament Not Held||NR||2R||W||W||QF||Not Held||WD||1R||SF||1R||QF||1R||1R||QF||A||A||WD||A||2R||1R||A||NH|
|Former non-ranking tournaments|
|Nescafe Extra Challenge||W||Tournament Not Held|
|Benson & Hedges Championship||WD||W||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||A||A||A||Tournament Not Held|
|Tenball||Not Held||F||Tournament Not Held|
|Pontins Professional||A||A||QF||A||A||A||A||A||Tournament Not Held|
|Superstar International||Tournament Not Held||W||Tournament Not Held|
|China Open[nb 11]||Tournament Not Held||SF||Ranking Event||Not Held||Ranking Event|
|Millennium Cup||Tournament Not Held||F||Tournament Not Held|
|Champions Cup[nb 12]||Not Held||QF||W||F||F||F||SF||W||RR||Tournament Not Held|
|Scottish Masters||A||A||SF||SF||QF||QF||W||QF||W||F||W||Tournament Not Held|
|Northern Ireland Trophy||Tournament Not Held||1R||Ranking Event||Tournament Not Held|
|Pot Black||SF||A||Tournament Not Held||QF||A||A||Tournament Not Held|
|Irish Masters||A||QF||1R||QF||SF||DQ||QF||SF||W||QF||Ranking Event||NH||W||Tournament Not Held|
|Euro-Asia Masters Challenge||Tournament Not Held||RR||Tournament Not Held|
|Power Snooker||Tournament Not Held||W||F||Tournament Not Held|
|Premier League[nb 13]||RR||RR||RR||RR||W||RR||SF||SF||W||W||SF||A||W||W||W||W||W||F||W||W||A||Tournament Not Held|
|World Grand Prix||Tournament Not Held||F||Ranking|
|Shoot-Out||Tournament Not Held||SF||A||A||A||2R||A||Ranking Event|
|Hong Kong Masters||Tournament Not Held||F||Not Held|
|Performance Table Legend|
|LQ||lost in the qualifying draw||#R||lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
|QF||lost in the quarter-finals|
|SF||lost in the semi–finals||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
|DNQ||did not qualify for the tournament||A||did not participate in the tournament||WD||withdrew from the tournament|
|DQ||disqualified from the tournament|
|NH / Not Held||event was not held.|
|NR / Non-Ranking Event||event is/was no longer a ranking event.|
|R / Ranking Event||event is/was a ranking event.|
|RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event||means an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.|
|MR / Minor-Ranking Event||means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.|
|PA / Pro–am Event||means an event is/was a pro–am event.|
|VF / Variant Format Event||means an event is/was a variant format event.|
|World Championship (6–1)|
|UK Championship (7–1)|
|Winner||1.||1993||UK Championship||Stephen Hendry||10–6|||
|Runner-up||1.||1993||European Open||Stephen Hendry||5–9|||
|Winner||2.||1994||British Open||James Wattana||9–4|||
|Runner-up||2.||1995||Thailand Open||James Wattana||6–9|||
|Runner-up||3.||1995||British Open||John Higgins||6–9|||
|Winner||3.||1996||Asian Classic||Brian Morgan||9–8|||
|Winner||4.||1996||German Open||Alain Robidoux||9–7|||
|Winner||5.||1997||UK Championship (2)||Stephen Hendry||10–6|||
|Winner||6.||1998||Scottish Open||John Higgins||9–5|||
|Winner||7.||1999||China Open||Stephen Lee||9–2|||
|Winner||8.||2000||Scottish Open (2)||Mark Williams||9–1|||
|Runner-up||4.||2000||Grand Prix||Mark Williams||5–9|||
|Winner||9.||2000||China Open (2)||Mark Williams||9–3|||
|Winner||10.||2001||World Snooker Championship||John Higgins||18–14|||
|Winner||11.||2001||UK Championship (3)||Ken Doherty||10–1|||
|Winner||12.||2003||European Open||Stephen Hendry||9–6|||
|Winner||13.||2003||Irish Masters||John Higgins||10–9|||
|Runner-up||5.||2003||British Open (2)||Stephen Hendry||6–9|||
|Winner||14.||2004||Welsh Open||Steve Davis||9–8|||
|Winner||15.||2004||World Snooker Championship (2)||Graeme Dott||18–8|||
|Winner||16.||2004||Grand Prix||Ian McCulloch||9–5|||
|Winner||17.||2005||Welsh Open (2)||Stephen Hendry||9–8|||
|Winner||18.||2005||Irish Masters (2)||Matthew Stevens||10–8|||
|Runner-up||6.||2005||Grand Prix (2)||John Higgins||2–9|||
|Runner-up||7.||2006||Northern Ireland Trophy||Ding Junhui||6–9|||
|Runner-up||8.||2007||Grand Prix (3)||Marco Fu||6–9|||
|Winner||19.||2007||UK Championship (4)||Stephen Maguire||10–2|||
|Runner-up||9.||2008||Welsh Open||Mark Selby||8–9|||
|Winner||20.||2008||World Snooker Championship (3)||Ali Carter||18–8|||
|Winner||21.||2008||Northern Ireland Trophy||Dave Harold||9–3|||
|Runner-up||10.||2008||Shanghai Masters||Ricky Walden||8–10|||
|Winner||22.||2009||Shanghai Masters||Liang Wenbo||10–5|||
|Runner-up||11.||2010||World Open||Neil Robertson||1–5|||
|Winner||23.||2012||German Masters||Stephen Maguire||9–7|||
|Winner||24.||2012||World Snooker Championship (4)||Ali Carter||18–11|||
|Winner||25.||2013||World Snooker Championship (5)||Barry Hawkins||18–12|||
|Winner||26.||2014||Welsh Open (3)||Ding Junhui||9–3|||
|Runner-up||12.||2014||World Snooker Championship||Mark Selby||14–18|||
|Winner||27.||2014||UK Championship (5)||Judd Trump||10–9|||
|Winner||28.||2016||Welsh Open (4)||Neil Robertson||9–5|||
|Runner-up||13.||2016||European Masters||Judd Trump||8–9|||
|Runner-up||14.||2016||UK Championship||Mark Selby||7–10|||
|Winner||29.||2017||English Open||Kyren Wilson||9–2|||
|Winner||30.||2017||Shanghai Masters (2)||Judd Trump||10–3|||
|Winner||31.||2017||UK Championship (6)||Shaun Murphy||10–5|||
|Winner||32.||2018||World Grand Prix||Ding Junhui||10–3|||
|Winner||33.||2018||Players Championship||Shaun Murphy||10–4|||
|Runner-up||15.||2018||Northern Ireland Open||Judd Trump||7–9|||
|Winner||34.||2018||UK Championship (7)||Mark Allen||10–6|||
|Winner||35.||2019||Players Championship (2)||Neil Robertson||10–4|||
|Winner||36.||2019||Tour Championship||Neil Robertson||13–11|||
|Runner-up||16.||2019||Northern Ireland Open (2)||Judd Trump||7–9|||
|Winner||37.||2020||World Snooker Championship (6)||Kyren Wilson||18–8|||
|Runner-up||1.||2010||Players Tour Championship – Event 4||Barry Pinches||3–4|||
|Winner||1.||2011||Players Tour Championship – Event 1||Joe Perry||4–0|||
|Winner||2.||2011||Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy||Matthew Stevens||4–2|||
|Runner-up||2.||2011||Antwerp Open||Judd Trump||3–4|||
|Winner||3.||2013||Paul Hunter Classic||Gerard Greene||4–0|||
|Runner-up||3.||2013||Antwerp Open (2)||Mark Selby||3–4|||
|The Masters (7–6)|
|Champion of Champions (3–2)|
|Premier League (10–1)|
|Winner||1.||1993||Nescafe Extra Challenge||James Wattana||Round-Robin |||
|Winner||2.||1993||Benson and Hedges Championship||John Lardner||9–6|||
|Winner||3.||1995||The Masters||John Higgins||9–3|||
|Winner||4.||1996||Charity Challenge||John Higgins||9–6|||
|Runner-up||1.||1996||The Masters||Stephen Hendry||5–10|||
|Runner-up||2.||1997||Charity Challenge||Stephen Hendry||8–9|||
|Runner-up||3.||1997||The Masters (2)||Steve Davis||8–10|||
|Winner||5.||1997||European League||Stephen Hendry||10–8|||
|Winner||6.||1997||Superstar International||Jimmy White||5–3|||
|Runner-up||4.||1998||Charity Challenge (2)||John Higgins||8–9|||
|Disqualified||[nb 14]||1998||Irish Masters||Ken Doherty||9–3|||
|Winner||7.||1998||Scottish Masters||John Higgins||9–7|||
|Runner-up||5.||1999||Charity Challenge (3)||John Higgins||4–9|||
|Runner-up||6.||1999||Millennium Cup||Stephen Lee||2–7|||
|Winner||8.||2000||Champions Cup (2)||Mark Williams||7–5|||
|Winner||9.||2000||Scottish Masters (2)||Stephen Hendry||9–6|||
|Winner||10.||2001||Irish Masters||Stephen Hendry||9–8|||
|Winner||11.||2001||Premier League||Stephen Hendry||9–7|||
|Runner-up||7.||2001||Scottish Masters||John Higgins||6–9|||
|Winner||12.||2002||Premier League (3)||John Higgins||9–4|||
|Winner||13.||2002||Scottish Masters (3)||John Higgins||9–4|||
|Runner-up||8.||2004||The Masters (3)||Paul Hunter||9–10|||
|Winner||14.||2005||The Masters (2)||John Higgins||10–3|||
|Winner||15.||2005 (May)||Premier League (4)||Mark Williams||6–0|||
|Winner||16.||2005 (Dec)||Premier League (5)||Stephen Hendry||6–0|||
|Runner-up||9.||2006||The Masters (4)||John Higgins||9–10|||
|Winner||17.||2006||Premier League (6)||Jimmy White||7–0|||
|Winner||18.||2007||The Masters (3)||Ding Junhui||10–3|||
|Winner||19.||2007||Kilkenny Irish Masters||Barry Hawkins||9–1|||
|Winner||20.||2007||Premier League (7)||John Higgins||7–4|||
|Winner||21.||2008||Premier League (8)||Mark Selby||7–2|||
|Winner||22.||2008||Hamm Invitational||Barry Hawkins||6–2|||
|Winner||23.||2009||The Masters (4)||Mark Selby||10–8|||
|Runner-up||10.||2009||Premier League||Shaun Murphy||3–7|||
|Runner-up||11.||2010||The Masters (5)||Mark Selby||9–10|||
|Winner||24.||2010||Premier League (9)||Shaun Murphy||7–1|||
|Winner||25.||2011||Premier League (10)||Ding Junhui||7–1|||
|Winner||26.||2013||Champion of Champions||Stuart Bingham||10–8|||
|Winner||27.||2014||The Masters (5)||Mark Selby||10–4|||
|Winner||28.||2014||Champion of Champions (2)||Judd Trump||10–7|||
|Runner-up||12.||2015||World Grand Prix||Judd Trump||7–10|||
|Winner||29.||2016||The Masters (6)||Barry Hawkins||10–1|||
|Runner-up||13.||2016||Championship League||Judd Trump||2–3|||
|Runner-up||14.||2016||Champion of Champions||John Higgins||7–10|||
|Winner||30.||2017||The Masters (7)||Joe Perry||10–7|||
|Runner-up||15.||2017||Hong Kong Masters||Neil Robertson||3–6|||
|Runner-up||16.||2017||Champion of Champions (2)||Shaun Murphy||8–10|||
|Winner||31.||2018||Shanghai Masters (3)||Barry Hawkins||11–9|||
|Winner||32.||2018||Champion of Champions (3)||Kyren Wilson||10–9|||
|Runner-up||17.||2019||The Masters (6)||Judd Trump||4–10|||
|Winner||33.||2019||Shanghai Masters (4)||Shaun Murphy||11–9|||
|Winner||1.||2010||Power Snooker||Ding Junhui||[nb 15]|||
|Runner-up||2.||2011||Power Snooker||Martin Gould||[nb 16]|||
|Winner||1.||2015||Pink Ribbon||Darryn Walker||4–2|||
|Winner||2.||2017||CVB Snooker Challenge||Great Britain||China||26–9|||
|Runner-up||1.||1987||Pontins Junior Open||Rod Lawler||0–3|||
|Winner||1.||1989||British Under-16 Championship||Andy Hicks||3–1|||
|Runner-up||2.||1991||English Amateur Championship||Steve Judd||10–13|||
|Winner||2.||1991||IBSF World Under-21 Championship||Patrick Delsemme||11–4|||
|Winner||3.||1991||Junior Pot Black||Declan Murphy||2–0|||
Achieved in 5 minutes and 8 seconds, O'Sullivan's maximum in 1997 also holds the record for the fastest maximum in competitive play. Initially Guinness World Records recorded the time at 5 minutes and 20 seconds, but recent evidence suggests this is incorrect as a result of the BBC starting the timer too early on the break. Depending on the timing methodology used, the break took between 5 minutes 8 seconds, and 5 minutes 15 seconds, with both World Snooker and Guinness World Records now officially acknowledging the shorter time.
O'Sullivan has refused to complete maximum breaks due to opinions on the maximum break prizes. In the 2016 Welsh Open, O'Sullivan intentionally played a pink ball and recorded a 146 break. It was suggested that O'Sullivan did this out of protest due to the maximum break prize being only £10,000, but he claimed it wasn't about the money and just wanted to have a little fun. Six years earlier, at the 2010 World Open, referee Jan Verhaas convinced O'Sullivan to complete the break, in which O'Sullivan had turned down to pot the final black ball.
O'Sullivan also holds the record for the total number of century breaks, compiling over 1,000 century breaks in competition in his 26-year professional career. He scored his 1,000th century in the winning frame of the 2019 Players Championship final at the Guildhall, Preston against Neil Robertson in March 2019.
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Since then, O'Sullivan has finished the following seasons with the subsequent career totals:
|Season||Prize money won (£)|
|Career total end of 2017/2018 Season
(million to the nearest £100,000)
|Career total end of 2018/2019 Season
(million, to the nearest £100,000)
|Career total end of 2019/2020 season
(million, to the nearest £100,000)
Last updated on: 16 August 2020.
We all know how good a front-runner Ronnie is, he just keeps pounding and pounding and pounding and over a two-day match, it's tough.
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