PoolBoy wrote:Jimmy White. 0 World titles and never ranked no.1.
Mark Selby. 2 World titles and 5 times season-ending ranked no.1.
To suggest that Jimmy's an all-time-great, while Selby isn't, is preposterous!
White was never world number one but rankings weren't money based when he was a contender. If they had been I suspect Jimmy would've had the number 1 spot at least once.
White also had the pleasure of competing against the two most prolific winners/professional sportsmen the game has ever seen, Davis and Hendry.
Selby is still a ways back from Jimmy title wise, popularity wise, style wise and needs to play another 20 years to approach Jimmys longevity.
Selby's close but I just don't have him on my ATG list yet.