Born September 17, 1969
Lives Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Nickname "The Darling of Dublin"
Turned pro 1990
Match stats 1998/99 ranking events; 1999/2000 ranking events
Highest pro break 145 (2004 Players Championship)
Highest ranked 2 (2006)
Current ranking 2
World Championship best Winner (1997)
Best ranking event performance Winner of six tournaments: Regal Welsh 1993 2001; Embassy World Championship 1997; Rothmans Malta Grand Prix 2000; Thailand Masters 2001; Malta Cup 2006
Major invitation tournament victories: Benson & Hedges Irish Masters 1998; Regal Scottish Masters 1993, 1994
Career centuries 125 (end of 1997/98 season)
Career earnings £2,153,281 (through the 2001 Thailand Masters)
2000/2001 earnings £190,260 (through the Thailand Masters)
Speciality Escaping from snookers
Became the first man to have won both the Amateur World Championship and the Professional World Championship, when he lifted the Crucible trophy in 1997 after ending Stephen Hendry's five-year spell in the competition. (He has also won the World Under-21 Championship!) The following year he was runner-up to John Higgins. Ken Doherty's other ranking wins came in the 1993 and 2001 Welsh Open, the 2000 Rothmans Malta Grand Prix and the 2006 Malta Cup.
Among his 16 titles are also the 1996 European League, the 1997 Rothmans Grand Prix and the 1998 Doc Martens Premier League.
Doherty was originally beaten by Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final of the 1998 Benson & Hedges Irish Masters, but was awarded the title after Ronnie failed a drug test.