Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry - Youngest ever world champion

Stephen Hendry – Youngest ever world champion

Date of Birth: 13 January 1969

Country: Scotland

Nickname: The King of Crucible, The Golden Boy, The Maestro, The Ice Man, The Wonder/Golden Bairn, The Great One

Highest Break- 147 (11 times)

Tournament Wins:

Ranking 36

Non-Ranking 38

World Champion: 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999

Stephen Gordon Hendry, MBE is a Scottish former professional snooker player.

Hendry became the youngest professional snooker player in 1985 aged 16 and, in 1990, he was the youngest-ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21. He has won the World Championship seven times, a record in the modern era, and was snooker’s world number one for eight consecutive years between 1990 and 1998, and again in 2006/2007.

Hendry has the distinction of holding the most world ranking titles and is second on the century break list behind Ronnie O’Sullivan with 775 competitive century breaks. He has made 11 competitive maximum breaks, second only to Ronnie O’Sullivan.

In May 2012 he retired from the sport to concentrate on his commercial interests, although he remains a commentator for BBC Snooker.

In his first season he reached the last 32 in the Mercantile Credit Classic and was the youngest ever Scottish Professional champion. He also became the youngest player ever to qualify for the World Championship, a record he held until 2012 when Luca Brecel qualified at the age of 17 years and one month.

He lost 8–10 to Willie Thorne who then applauded him out of the arena. In the next season he retained the Scottish Professional Championship title and reached the quarter-finals of both the Grand Prix and World Championship, losing 12–13 to defending champion Joe Johnson, and the semi-finals of the Mercantile Credit Classic. Hendry and Mike Hallett combined to win that year’s World Doubles Championship.

In 1987/88 Hendry won his first world ranking titles, the Grand Prix, beating Dennis Taylor 10–7 in the final, and the British Open. He also claimed three other tournament victories, retaining both the Scottish Professional Championship and the World Doubles Championship (with Hallett), and the Australian Masters. By the end of that season he was ranked world no. 4 and was voted the BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year.

No ranking titles came his way the following season, although he did win the New Zealand Masters and also his first Masters at Wembley.

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