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Ali Carter

  • Title

    4 Ranking Titles
  • Nationality

    English
  • Turned Pro

    1996
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 three times
  • Location

    Chelmsford, Essex
  • D.O.B

    25 July 1979
  • Money List Earnings

    £158,500
  • Nickname

    The Captain
Season Stats
  • Frames Played

    51
  • Frames Won

    33
  • Frames Lost

    18
  • Frames Won Percentage

    64.71%
  • Shots Played

    1365
  • Shots Per Frame

    26.76
  • Breaks Over 50

    23
  • 50 Break Rate

    2.22
  • Breaks Over 100

    2
  • 100 Break Rate

    25.5

Ranking titles: Four

Career highlights

1999: Reaches the semi-finals of the Grand Prix at the age of just 20.
2006: Climbs into the top 16 for the first time.
2008: Reaches the final of the World Championship, making a memorable 147 en route. Beaten to the title by Ronnie O’Sullivan.
2009: Wins his first ranking title at the Welsh Open, beating Joe Swail in the final.
2010: Beats Jamie Burnett in the final of the Shanghai Masters.
2012: Reaches his second Crucible final but again finishes runner-up to O’Sullivan.
2013: Victory over Marco Fu gives Carter the German Masters title.
2016: Wins his fourth ranking title with a narrow 10-8 defeat of Joe Perry in the final of the Yushan World Open. It’s his first ranking title since successfully beating cancer, having suffered from testicular cancer as well as a lung tumour.
2018: Beats O’Sullivan at the Crucible on his way to the quarter-finals, in a match remembered for a shoulder barge between the two players.
2019: Reaches the final of the World Grand Prix, losing 10-6 to Judd Trump. Quarter-finalist at the Crucible.
2020: Makes the final of the Masters at Alexandra Palace, defeating Mark Selby, John Higgins and Shaun Murphy, before losing a tight match to Stuart Bingham 10-8.