About Ronnie

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Ronald Antonio “Ronnie” O’Sullivan

Date of Birth: Dec 5, 1975
Lives in Chigwell, Essex.

Professional snooker player
Turned professional in 1992
Nickname: The Rocket
Plays for England


Professional career

  • Ronnie may be a 5 times World Champion. He has won twentyeight ranking titles, together with five GB Championships, three minor ranking titles and twenty eight invited skilled tournaments, among them half-dozen Masters titles.
  • His amusive, quick and offensive variety of play earned him his nickname, The Rocket, and has endeared him to countless fans round the world. The epitome of Ronnie’s game is maybe the illustrious 147 that he completed in five minutes twenty seconds against Mick value at the globe Championship in 1997, the fasted most ever in snooker history.
  • Ronnie is taken into account by several fellow players, pundits and fans, to be the foremost naturally talented player ever to grace snooker, a “genius”. Seven times World Champion and most in ever player writer Hendry has repeatedly branded him because the best player within the game.



Ranking Tournament Victories: 28

  • UK Championship 1993, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2014
  • British Open 1994
  • Asian Classic 1996
  • German Open 1996
  • Scottish Open 1998, 2000
  • China Open 1999, 2000
  • World Championship 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013
  • European Open 2003; Irish Masters 2003, 2005
  • Welsh Open 2004, 2005, 2014, 2016
  • Grand Prix 2004
  • Northern Ireland Trophy 2008
  • Shanghai Masters 2009
  • German Masters 2012

Minor Ranking Tournament Victories: 3

  • Players Tour Championship – Event one 2011
  • Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy 2011
  • Paul Hunter Classic 2013

Invitational Tournaments twenty nine

  • Nescafé further Challenge 1993
  • Benson and Hedge Championship 1993
  • The Masters 1995, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Charity Challenge 1996, 2000 (then Champions Cup)
  • Riley expert International 1997
  • Premier League Snooker (originally European League) 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 (spring), 2005 (winter), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 (variant rules)
  • Scottish Masters 1998, 2000, 2002
  • Irish Masters 2001, 2007 (Kilkenny Irish Masters)
  • Champion of Champions 2013, 2014

Highest Tournament Break 147 – thirteen times


  • Began the 1992/1993 season, his initial season by winning seventy four of his initial seventy six skilled matches, together with a run of thirty eight serial victories, a record that also stands.
  • Compiled eleven competitive most breaks, a record he shares with writer Hendry, together with the quickest ever 147, in five minutes twenty seconds.
  • By qualifying for the 1993 World Championship at the age of sixteen, became and remains the youngest player to do so.
  • By winning the UK Championship in 1993, at 17, became and remains the youngest player ever to win a major ranking title.
  • Ronnie won the Premier League Snooker a record 10 times, nobody has won the same event in more occasions.
  • Winning the World Championship in 2013 was very special: it was the first time a player managed to defend their world crown since Stephen Hendry in 1996 and the feat is all the more extraordinary because Ronnie had taken almost the full season out, taking sabbatical time to sort out private issues and spend time with his family and children.
  • In his quarter finals match in the Masters 2014, Ronnie beat Ricky Walden 6-0 in 58 minutes and scored 556 unanswered points, a new record. The next day, he booked his place in the final, making it 10 appearance in the Masters final, yet a new record (Stephen Hendry has 9). He then went on to win the event for the 5th times.
  • Ronnie made his 12th maximum break in the final frame, of the final of the Welsh Open 2014, going one better than Stephen Hendry. And this could possibly the last frame ever played at the Newport Centre in Newport, a venue he loves

Personal life

Ronnie was born in Wordsley, West Midlands, but he grew up, and still lives in Chigwell, Essex.When he was 16, his life was taken upside down when his father was arrested and, later, jailed, for murder. Not long after that, his mother was also arrested and jailed for tax evasion. Such events would have been distressing for any teenager and the fact that Ronnie was already a star in his sport didn’t make it easier as he had to deal with it all under the scrutiny of the media. There is little doubts that those circumstances are at the root of his well documented issues with depression, drugs and alcohol.

Ronnie though is a fighter and has sought solutions to his problems and tried to better himself throughout his adult life.He is currently working with Dr Steve Peters, the well know sport psychologist who helped the British Olympic cycling team and author of “The Chimp Paradox”.

Ronnie is a keen long distance runner and runs for Woodford Green with Essex Ladies. His personal best over 10 km is 34′ 54”. He insists that running helps him to find a better balance and to keep a clear head.

Ronnie loves all sports, but is particularly interested in athletics, boxing and tennis. He’s a massive Federer fan. He loves automobiles and even participated within the Volkswagen athletics Cup at Silverstone employing a Volkswagen Jetta with the car range “147”.

He enjoys preparation. He notably loves – to cook and eat – Chinese food. He’s conjointly “famous” for his savoury curries.

Ronnie has 3 children: Taylor Ann, already a young adult, born from associate degree early relationship, Lilly and Ronnie Junior from former partner Jo Langley. He features a sturdy loving bond together with his 2 youngest youngsters and may be a fond pater. he’s engaged to histrion Laila Rouass.

Ronnie is that the author of 2 books, written together with Simon Hattenstone and revealed by Orion: “Ronnie, the life history of Ronnie O’Sullivan” (published 2003, second edition 2004) and “Running: The Autobiography” (published 2013).