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John Higgins
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Born May 18, 1975
Lives Wishaw, Lanakshire, Scotland
Nickname "The Kid", "The Wizard of Wishaw"
Turned pro 1992 
Match stats 1998/99 ranking events; 1999/2000 ranking events 
Highest pro break 147 (five times: 2000 Nations Cup, 2000 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters, 2003 LG Cup, 2003 British Open, 2004 totesport Grand Prix)
Highest ranked 1 (1998-1999)
Current ranking 4
World Championship best Winner (1998) 
Best ranking event performance Winner of 17 tournaments: Grand Prix 1994, 1999; International Open 1995, 1996; British Open 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004; German Open 1995, 1997; European Open 1997; Embassy World Championship 1998; UK Championship 1998, 2000; China International 1999 (March); Regal Welsh 2000; Grand Prix 2005 
Major invitation tournament victories:  Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1998, 1999; The Masters 1999, 2006; Irish Masters 2000, 2002; Champions Cup 2001; Regal Masters 2001 
Career centuries 112 (end of 1997/98 season)
Career earnings £2,529,342 (through the 2001 Thailand Masters)
2000/2001 earnings £175,150 (through the Thailand Masters)
Speciality Break-building, "Formidable Technique"
Achievements John Higgins burst onto the snooker scene in the 1994/95 season, becoming the first teenager to win three ranking events in one season. For this he earned an amazing £283,970. 12 times more than he earned the previous season.
In the 1997/98 season he won the 1998 Embassy World Championship. At the end of the season he received WPBSA's Player of the Year award.

The following season he captured the 1998 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship, the 1999 Benson & Hedges Masters, 1999 Charity Challenge, 1999 China International and the 1999 Premier Snooker League.

John's career record is 27 wins in 50 finals.

He reached the top of the rankings after winning the 1998 Embassy World Championship.

In the same tournament he also became the first to make three consecutive century breaks in a World Championship match, and the first to make 14 centuries in a professional tournament.

He became the first player to compile four consecutive century breaks in a major tournament: 103, 104, 138 and 128, in Preston, England on Sun 16th October 2005. He achieved the feat in the final of the 2005 Grand Prix, against Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Higgins is one of only five players to win both the World Championship and the UK Championship in the same year. Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Parrott and Ronnie O'Sullivan are the others.

Together with Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry he is also the only one to hold the World, UK and Masters titles at the same time.

He was a member of Scottish teams that won the 1996 Castrol-Honda World Cup and the 2001 Coalite Nations Cup.

In the 2004 British Open he made four breaks over 140; one 141 and two 144s. 
John had never made a 147 until he finally got one while practicing for the 1998 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship!

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