Top 10 most successful snooker players

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Snooker is a very popular cue sport in England and in other Commonwelth nations. It is believed to be invented in India by British Army officers. Snooker became a television event when the colour TV was introduced in the sixties. From 1978 on the World Championship is fully televised by the BBC, making snooker a mainstream sport. Nowadays there are many professional players who can earn millions of pounds on the many tournaments on the Main Tour. Snooker is becoming increasingly popular in China. But who are the most successful snooker players in terms of the number of matches played and won? Cuetracker provides us with a top 10!

Top 10 most successful snooker players

  1. Matthew Stevens, Wales – 675 played, 407 won; £ 2.119.260
  2. Stephen Lee, England – 698 played, 441 won; £ 2.024.051
  3. Jimmy White, England – 870 played, 455 won; £ 3.537.203
  4. Peter Ebdon, England – 788 played, 457 won; £ 3.160.643
  5. Steve Davis, England – 869 played, 484 won; £ 3.204.899
  6. Ken Doherty, Ireland – 853 played, 524 won; £ 3.327.344
  7. Mark Williams, Wales – 916 played, 584 won; £ 4.256.718
  8. John Higgins, Scotland – 981 played, 682 won; £ 5.662.331
  9. Ronnie O’Sullivan, England – 950 played, 696 won; £ 6.839.664
  10. Stephen Hendry, Scotland – 1054 played, 715 won; £ 7.843.647 total prize money

Source: Cuetracker

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