1st: Stephen Hendry; Raised the game to new heights, broke virtually all records, most importantly the Crucible World Titles record. A constantly attacking player, with bottle the likes has never been seen before. My number one.
2nd: Ronnie O'Sullivan; The most joyfully attacking player ever seen. Despite not being as decorated as Hendry and Davis, his highest standard of play is ahead of anyone elses, and is as naturally gifted as any player in any sport.
3rd: John Higgins; A masterful tactician, a truly excellent all-round player with great bottle and will to win.
4th: Steve Davis; 6 times World Champion, more professional titles than anyone else, and arguably the best safety player ever seen.
5th: Mark Williams; A player I've always loved to watch, and for around four years was the best player in the world. His single ball potting was, and still is, breathtaking, and has a solid safety game to boot.
6th: Ray Reardon; The man who dominated the 70's, winning six World Crowns and four on the spin. Made the World final in 1982, despite being well past his prime.
7th: Alex Higgins; He claimed the World Championship at his first attempt in 1972. Despite his undoubted natural ability, his off-table behaviour cost him dearly throughout his career. However, after a memorable semi-final win over Jimmy White in 1982, he went on the claim his second world title, and also completed a remarkable comeback against Davis in the 1983 UK final.
8th: Jimmy White; Undoubtedly the best player never to have won the World Championship, finishing runner-up on an astonishing six occasions, White's legendary status has never been in doubt. Won just about eveything else, and was a joy to watch.
9th: John Parrott; World Champion in 1991, and UK Champion in the same year. Parrott was a consistent winner, with nine ranking titles to his name, and was one man who really put it up to Hendry whenever they faced off. Was also the bogey-man for O'Sullivan for many encounters.
10th: Joe Davis; Obviously I never saw him play, but for his standing alone, has to be included. 15 times World Champion, even if it was very early days.
Honourable mentions: John Spencer, Ken Doherty, Cliff Thorburn, Peter Ebdon
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