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Shaun Murphy

  • Title

    2005 World Champion
  • Nationality

    English
  • Turned Pro

    1998
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 five times
  • Location

    Ireland
  • D.O.B

    10 August 1982
  • Money List Earnings

    £482,500
  • Nickname

    The Magician

Ranking titles: Nine
Triple Crown wins: Three (one World Championship, one UK Championship, one Masters)

Career highlights

2002: Makes his Crucible debut, losing to Stephen Hendry
2005: Wins the World Championship as a 125/1 outsider, becoming the first qualifier since Terry Griffiths to lift the trophy. Beats the likes of John Higgins, Steve Davis and Peter Ebdon to reach the final then seals his glory with an 18-16 final victory over Matthew Stevens. At the age of 22, becomes the youngest Crucible king since Stephen Hendry in 1990.
2007: Wins the Malta Cup
2008: Becomes UK Champion with a thrilling 10-9 victory over Marco Fu
2009: Reaches his second Crucible final, but loses 18-9 to John Higgins
2011: Wins the Players Tour Championship Grand Final
2014: Wins fifth ranking title at the World Open, and becomes the first player to make three 147s in a calendar year
2015: Completes snooker’s Triple Crown by winning the Masters at Alexandra Palace, thrashing Neil Robertson 10-2 in the final. Loses 18-15 to Stuart Bingham in the World Championship final.
2016: Wins the World Grand Prix, edging out Stuart Bingham 10-9.
2017: Claims a seventh ranking title victory at the Gibraltar Open and wins the invitational Champion of Champions. Runner-up at the UK Championship.
2018: Runner-up at the Players Championship and Scottish Open.
2019: Becomes the second player to whitewash an opponent at the Crucible by beating Luo Honghao 10-0 in the first round. Wins his eighth ranking title and first for 30 months, beating Mark Williams 10-9 in an epic China Championship final.
2020: Hammers Kyren Wilson 9-1 in the final of the Welsh Open, winning that event for the first time. Victory means he has won two ranking titles in the same season for the first time.