Date of Birth: 8 October 1932
World Champion: 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978
Ray Reardon, MBE is a Welsh retired snooker player who dominated the sport in the 1970s, winning six World Championships, and is remembered as one of the best players of the 20th Century. Despite being a genial figure, his dark widow’s peak and sharp-toothed grin earned him the nickname “Dracula”.
Reardon’s first appearance at the World Championship was in 1969, and he won his first title the following year, beating John Pulman 37–33 at London’s Victoria Hall. After winning the title, Reardon was in big demand for exhibitions and on the holiday camp circuit.
Winning the first ever Pot Black in 1969 made him instantly recognisable, and Reardon and John Spencer were the first two men to capitalise on the snooker boom in the early 1970s.
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