O'DONNELL Progresses After Tight Finish! | WST Pro Series

Mark Selby

  • Title

    Three time World Champion
  • Nationality

    English
  • Turned Pro

    1999
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - three times
  • Location

    Leicester
  • D.O.B

    19 June 1983
  • Money List Earnings

    £734,500
  • Nickname

    The Jester
Season Stats
  • Frames Played

    289
  • Frames Won

    177
  • Frames Lost

    112
  • Frames Won Percentage

    61.25%
  • Shots Played

    7375
  • Shots Per Frame

    25.52
  • Breaks Over 50

    126
  • 50 Break Rate

    2.29
  • Breaks Over 100

    31
  • 100 Break Rate

    9.32

Ranking titles: 19
Triple Crown wins: Eight (three World Championships, two UK Championships, three Masters)

Career highlights

2002: Semi-finalist at the China Open aged just 18
2003: Runner-up at the Scottish Open
2007: Reaches the Crucible final, losing 18-13 to John Higgins
2008: Makes his major breakthrough by winning the Masters and the Welsh Open
2010: Wins the Masters again with a dramatic 10-9 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan
2011: Wins the Shanghai Masters and becomes world number one for the first time
2012: Wins the UK Championship for the first time, beating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final
2013: Claims the Masters trophy again by beating Neil Robertson. Makes the 100th maximum break in snooker history during the UK Championship
2014: Lifts the World Championship for the first time, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 18-14 in the final
2015: Wins the German Masters and China Open. Starts a spell as world number one which lasts for 49 months unbroken
2016: Wins his second World Championship, beating Ding Junhui 18-15.  Wins the UK Championship.
2017: Wins the China Open. Retains his World Championship title with an 18-15 defeat of John Higgins. Also defends the International Championship title.
2018: Defends his title at the China Open in Beijing. Wins his 15th ranking title at the China Championship, beating John Higgins 10-9 in the final.
2019: Wins the English Open, crushing David Gilbert 9-1 in the final. Goes on to win the Scottish Open with a 9-6 final success over Jack Lisowski.
2020: Reaches the semi-finals of the World Championship before a narrow 17-16 defeat against Ronnie O’Sullivan. Wins the European Masters, beating Martin Gould 9-8 in an exciting final. Wins the Scottish Open for the second consecutive year, thrashing Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-3 to to capture his 19th ranking title.