Stephen Gordon Hendry MBE
Born: 13 January 1969 in South Queensferry, Edinburgh
Highest ranking: 1 (9 years)
Seven times World Champion (1990, 1992-96, 1999)
Winner of 36 ranking events
Stephen Hendry won 75 professinal titltes, including 36 ranking events. He is the most succesful player in the modern game, but his contribution to snooker goes well beyond his outstanding CV. Hendry had a profound and lasting influence on the next generations of players. He radically changed the way snooker is played. He introduced a new style, favouring attack over safety, getting the pack of reds open as early as possible and clearing the table with flawless breakbuilding. He is the one who made splitting the pack from the blue popular. His tally of 775 centuries, including 11 maximum breaks, is testimony of his breakbuilding excellence.
Stephen Hendry is a regular commentator and pundit on BBC.
He is also the author of an autobiography, “Me and the Table”