Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson- winner of the 1986 World Championship

Joe Johnson- winner of the 1986 World Championship

Date of Birth: 29 July 1952

Country: England

Highest Break: 141

Tournament Wins:

Ranking 1

Non-Ranking 3

World Champion: 1986

Joe Johnson is an English former professional snooker player. He is best known as the surprise

Johnson was National Under-19 champion in 1971 and three times Yorkshire Champion. He was runner-up to Terry Griffiths in the English Amateur championship of 1978 and, with Griffiths being a Welshman, Johnson qualified as England’s representative in that year’s World Amateur in Malta.

He gave a very good account of himself and reached the final where he lost to Cliff Wilson. This prompted Johnson to turn professional in 1979.

In his spare time Johnson sang in a band, claiming to have the best voice among the top players of his era. Johnson was an early influence on and friend of, the late snooker player Paul Hunter.

Johnson has established himself as a regular commentator for Eurosport. In December 2013 John Higgins was quoted as saying in reference to Johnson: “I heard before the tournament [2013 UK Championship] Joe Johnson was slating me. If that guy isn’t the worst commentator in the world, he’s in the top three”.

Johnson owns two snooker clubs in West Yorkshire, one in Bradford and one at the Corner Pocket Snooker club Hoyle Mill in Barnsley as well as running three coaching academies. Johnson is married with five sons and two daughters.

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