Manuel Francisco

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Manuel Francisco
Sport country  South Africa
Professional 1986–1988, 1990–1992
Highest ranking 126 (1986–1988)
Career winnings £624[1]
Best ranking finish Round 1 qualifying (1989 World Championship)

Manuel Francisco is a retired South African professional snooker and billiards player who won the South African amateur Snooker Championship 6 times.[2]

Francisco comes from a snooker-playing family. His brother Silvino and nephew Peter both played at a high level, Silvino himself winning the amateur title 4 times, and Peter having risen to the world ranking of number 14.[citation needed]

He won the national billiard championships 14 times since his first victory in 1959. Francisco came second in the world amateur billiard championships in 1969. He was the first double Springbok in snooker and billiards and set a world record for amateurs in 1965 with a break of 518.[3][4]