Ali Carter

  • Title

    5 Ranking Titles
  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 three times
  • Location

    Chelmsford, Essex
  • D.O.B

    25 July 1979
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    The Captain

Ranking titles: Five

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.
2021: Makes his third official maximum break during the British Open.
2023: Ends a seven-year streak without a ranking title by winning the German Masters in Berlin, thrashing Tom Ford 10-3 in the final. It’s his fifth ranking event victory. Runner-up to Shaun Murphy at the Players Championship, losing the final 10-4. Reaches the final of the Wuhan Open before losing to Judd Trump.