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Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan

Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan


Ronnie the ‘rocket’ his nick name because of his rapid playing style in snooker game. Ronnie also known as ‘The potting machine’. He is most talented, dashing and successive person in snooker game. No one can easily beat Ronnie he is real  champion.

Quick Facts

Complete Name: Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan
Known As: O’Sullivan
Occupation: Snooker player,
Date of Birth: (1975-12-05) 5 December 1975 (age 39)
Place of Birth: West Midlands, England

Ronnie O'Sullivan

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Ronnie is English professional snooker player born in 1975, west Midlands, England (1975-12-05). when he was just 10 years old he made his first break century (117). Ronnie achievements in snooker began at very early age. He captured British under-16 Championship at the age of 13. He played his first professional match in 1992 when he was just 16 years old. Much early he earned nickname called “The Rocket”. Ronnie has won 5 world championships and 5 Masters and much more.

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Personal Life

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O’Sullivan was born in 5 , December 1975 West Midlands, England. He got admission in Wan-stead High School and continued his studying in it. O’Sullivan’s parents ran sex shops in city Soho. His mother belongs to Sicily. Ronnie senior his father was jailed in 1992 for murder case when Ronnie was going to start his professional career. O’Sullivan met her girlfriend Jo Langley. O’Sullivan has 2 children from Jo Langley. O’Sullivan has also a daughter from his x-girlfriend. Now in 2013 O’Sullivan became in relationship with an actress Leila Rouass. O’Sullivan had faced clinical-depression, and also suffered in drug problems even when his victories were on.

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Playing Style

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O’Sullivan playing style is very unique. He play fast and attacking mode. O’Sullivan can play with both hands left and right. When he first show this left-handed ability in World Championship (1996) against Alain Robidoux, the Canadian accused him of disrespect. Then he replied that he can play better with his left hand as compared to Alain Robidoux’s right hand. He also proved that he can play with his left hand a far above the ground level game.

Professional Period


O’Sullivan’s professional period is full of success and records. O’Sullivan captured many world records. When he was just 10 years old he made his first break century (117). O’Sullivan is just fourth behind the Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis and Ray Reardon in the list that won most world championships. O’Sullivan also won 5 masters. Recently O’Sullivan break the record of Stephen Hendry most century breaks.

He also holds Premier league titles. In 1997 World championship, he made the record of fastest competitive maximum break at 5 min and 20 sec. During season 1994/1995 O’Sullivan was under crisis even he could not won a single ranking title but after that season O’Sullivan beaten Stephen Hendry in final by 10-6 frames. In1995/1996 season O’Sullivan qualified for quarter-finals of Master but he lost 7–9 frames by Andy Hicks.

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His professional career not ends here. In 1996/1997 season O’Sullivan has won two titles, which are Asian Classic beats Brian Morgan 9–8 frames in final, other is German Open beats Alain Robidoux 9–7 frames in final, but still his professional period is on going and making new records. Ronnie has also captured maximum 147 record recently. Now Stephen hendry at number 2nd in maximum 147.

In season 1998-1999 Ronnie due to some reason that’s why did not secure his UK Championship title. Ronnie withdrew from the tournament before long his programmed first round match, according to his manager statement that he was distress from physical and also anxious collapse and his doctors had advised him to take rest. But other reports confirmed that Ronnie was distressed from misery.

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He is now considered naturally talented player in the history of snooker, with other some labeling him a ‘genius’. Several of his peers regard him as the greatest player ever; he has performed throughout of his controversial career, according to Stephen Hendry after his defeat in World Championship (2008), “O’ Sullivan is the best player in the world by a country mile”. O’Sullivan has compiled more then 770 competitive century breaks in his professional career, and he has also broken the record of Stephen Hendry recently.

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