The BetVictor European Masters Returns! | 21-27 September 2020

John Higgins

  • Title

    Four-time World Champion
  • Nationality

    Scottish
  • Turned Pro

    1992
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - ten times
  • Location

    Wishaw, Lanarkshire
  • D.O.B

    18 May 1975
  • Money List Earnings

    £534,500
  • Nickname

    The Wizard of Wishaw

Ranking titles: 30
Triple Crown wins: Nine (four World Championship, three UK Championships, one Masters)

Career highlights

1995: Becomes the first teenager to win three ranking titles in a season, and climbs into the world’s top 16
1998: Wins his first World Championship title, beating Ken Doherty 18-12 in the final and becomes world number one
2006: Wins the Masters for the second time, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-9 in one of the all-time great finals
2007: Claims his second Crucible crown with 18-13 victory over Mark Selby
2009: A comfortable 18-9 defeat of Shaun Murphy secures Higgins’ third world title
2011 The Scot becomes World Champion for a fourth time, defeating Judd Trump 18-15
2015: Wins the Welsh Open, Australian Open, and International Championship to take his career tally of ranking titles to 28
2016: Claims back to back wins at the China Championship and Champion of Champions
2017: Reaches the World Championship final for a sixth time and wins the Indian Open
2018: Secures a record-breaking fifth Welsh Open title. Reaches his seventh world final but loses a classic 18-16 against Mark Williams. Makes his ninth 147 on home turf at the Scottish Open.
2019: Reaches an eighth Crucible final but loses it for the third time in a row, beaten 18-9 by Judd Trump. Wins the World Cup alongside Stephen Maguire, beating China B in the final.
2020: Makes tenth 147 of his career and first at the Crucible during a second round defeat to Kurt Maflin.