Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

World Snooker Champion Mark Selby fact-file

Mark Selby kisses the World Championship trophy Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester's Mark Selby won his first world snooker title by beating Ronnie O'Sullivan yesterday. Here is more information on the new world number one ranked player:

  • Born: 19 June 1983 in Leicester
  • Turned professional on snooker's UK Tour in 1999
  • Contested his first ranking event final, losing to David Gray at the Regal Scottish in 2003
  • Won the world eight-ball pool title after entering on a sponsor's invite in june 2006
  • Beaten 18-13 by John Higgins in his first World Championship final at the Crucible in May 2007
  • Loses in a deciding frame in UK Championship semi-final to Ronnie O'Sullivan, May 2007
  • Won his first major title, beating Steven Lee in the Masters final in January 2008
  • A month later he beats O'Sullivan to win the Welsh Open
  • Came from behind to beat O'Sullivan for his second Masters title in January 2010
  • In September 2011 he rises to world number one, after winning the Shanghai Masters
  • Wins UK Championship in December 2012 beating Shaun Murphy
  • Followed up by winning his third Masters in January 2013
  • Becomes fourth player ever to miss final black in what would have been a 147 break, at the China Open in March 2013
  • Makes the sports 100th official 147 break in the UK Championship semi-final. He went on to lose in the final to Neil Robertson
  • Won his first World Championships in May 2014, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan. Completes 'triple crown' of World, UK and Masters titles