What happens when you hand Mark Selby a chance... | Century Clearance 💯 | 2021 Tour Championship

Shaun Murphy

  • Title

    2005 World Champion
  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 seven times
  • Location

  • D.O.B

    10 August 1982
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    The Magician
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Ranking titles: Ten
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.
2021: Reaches the final of the World Championship for the fourth time, knocking out Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson, but loses the final 18-15 to Mark Selby.
2023: Enjoys a superb week at the Welsh Open, making his seventh career 147 and reaching the final, though he is denied the title by a 9-7 reverse against Robert Milkins. Bounces back with victory in the next tournament, the Players Championship, beating Ali Carter 10-4 in the final and making 11 centuries over the event, a record for the tournament. That makes Murphy the 11th player in snooker history to reach the milestone of ten ranking titles.