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Ronnie O'Sullivan

Snooker Player Ronnie O'Sullivan
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Profession: Snooker Player


Why Famous: Widely considered the greatest natural talent and as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He is the youngest person to win a ranking title - the 1993 UK Championship at age 17 - and the youngest to win the Masters, in 1995.

O'Sullivan is known for his rapid playing style, ambivalence toward the sport, his proficiency with both left and right handed shots and his mercurial temperament.

Born: December 5, 1975
Birthplace: Wordsley, West Midlands, England
Age: 45 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 2014-05-05 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Briton Mark Selby beats countryman Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14, the first of 3 world titles
  • 2020-08-16 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his 6th world title with an 18-8 win over countryman Kyren Wilson

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