John Higgins

1975 -

Snooker player. Higgins lives in Wishaw (North Lanarkshire). He turned professional in 1992, but suddenly came to prominence during the 1994/5 season, earning a staggering £283,970 in that year, while still a teenager. His most successful year to date was 1999, when he rose to No.1 in the world rankings, having won the German and British Opens as well as the Embassy World Championship. He went on to win the British Open in 2001 and 2004, but spectacularly returned to the top when he took a second World Championship in 2007. Higgins was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list of 2008.

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