Knowledge Identifier: +Ronnie_O'Sullivan
Born in 1975.
Countries: United Kingdom (71%), Ireland (14%), Europe (14%)
Linked to: World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, The Snooker Players Association, Wanstead High School, Narcotics Anonymous
Aged 36, and just 40 days older than Dennis Taylor was when he won the title in 1985, O'Sullivan became the oldest world champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon in 1978
He became the youngest winner of a ranking tournament when, aged 17, he won the 1993 UK Championship, beating Stephen Hendry in the final
O'Sullivan went on to win the tournament against Ding Junhui, on 21 January 2007
According to Stephen Hendry after his defeat at the 2008 World Championship, "O'Sullivan is the best player in the world by a country mile"
He endorsed Labour's Ed Miliband in the 2015 general election