List of snooker players by number of ranking titles

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This is a list of professional snooker players ordered by the number of "ranking titles" they have won. A ranking title is a tournament which counts towards the snooker world rankings. World rankings were introduced in 1976–77, initially based on the results from the previous three World Championships. The first ranking event was thus the 1974 World Championship, won by Ray Reardon.

Until 1982 the World Championship was the only ranking event. In the 1982–83 season, two more ranking events were added to the snooker calendar: the International Open and the Professional Players Tournament. In 1984, the UK Championship, initially a non-ranking tournament, became a ranking event for the first time. Over the years more ranking tournaments were established. In the 2018–19 season there were twenty events worth ranking points.

List of winners[edit]

Following the 2021 British Open

Ronnie O'Sullivan holds the record for the most ranking titles with 37, surpassing Stephen Hendry's total of 36, by winning the 2020 World Snooker Championship.[1] John Higgins is third in the list with 31 wins, followed by Steve Davis with 28. Davis's wins were made between 1981 and 1995 and he held the record until Hendry's 29th win at the 1998 Thailand Masters. Mark Williams with 24 wins, Judd Trump with 22 wins and Neil Robertson and Mark Selby with 20 wins are the only other players with 20 or more wins.

Name Titles First Latest

  Players currently not on the World Snooker Main Tour.

Ranking title winners by country[edit]

Following the 2021 British Open
Country Players Titles First title Latest title
 England 35 193 1977 2021
 Scotland 7 80 1987 2021
 Wales 8 40 1974 2021
 Australia 1 20 2006 2021
 China 3 16 2005 2019
 Northern Ireland 4 9 1982 2021
 Ireland 2 7 1993 2006
 Thailand 2 4 1992 2019
 Canada 2 3 1980 1990
 Hong Kong 1 3 2007 2016
 South Africa 1 1 1985 1985
 Belgium 1 1 2017 2017
 Cyprus 1 1 2018 2018
13 countries 68 378 1974 2021

Minor-ranking tournaments[edit]

In 1992–93 and from the 2010–11 to the 2015–16 season there were a number of tournaments which contributed to the world rankings but at a lower rate than standard ranking tournaments. Wins in these tournaments are referred to as "minor-ranking titles". There were a total of 69 minor-ranking tournaments; 4 in the 1992–93 season with the remainder played from 2010 to 2016 as part of the Players Tour Championship.

Mark Selby had the most wins in minor-rankings events with 7. Mark Allen was second with 5 titles. A number of players won a minor ranking event but have never won a ranking event: Tom Ford won two minor-ranking tournaments while Marcus Campbell, Tony Drago, Andrew Higginson, Ju Reti, Rod Lawler, Rory McLeod, Barry Pinches, Troy Shaw, Joe Swail and Ben Woollaston each won once.


  1. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (16 August 2020). "O'Sullivan wins sixth world title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 August 2020.