Ray Reardon

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Ray Reardon
MBE
Born (1932-10-08) 8 October 1932 (age 87)
Tredegar, Monmouthshire
Sport kintra Wales
NicknameDracula
Professional1967–1992
Heichest rankin1 (1976–1980, 1982–1983)
Career winnins£307,207
Heichest break146: 1972 Park Drive 2000
Century braks53
Toornament wins
Rankin5
Non-rankin20
Warld Champion

Raymond Reardon, MBE (born 8 October 1932) i a Welsh[1] retired snooker player who dominatit the sport i the 1970s, winnin sax Warld Snooker Championship. He i widely considered as one o the greatest players of aw time. His dark widow's peak an sharp-toothed grin earned him the nickname "Dracula".

Reardon wis warld champion in 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 an 1978, an wis warld runner-up in 1982. In 1969 he became the inaugural winner o Pot Black. Reardon wis snooker's first dominant force o the modren era an wis the first number one ranked player, when rankins war introduced in the 1976/77 season- holding that spot for the next five years. His dominance durin the 1970s prefigured that of Steve Davis i the 1980s an Stephen Hendry i 1990s. He regained the number one rankin in 1982, but thereafter his form declined, an he dropped oot o the elite tap-16 ranked players efter the 1986/87 season. He retired frae the professional gemme in 1992.

Reardon remained one o snooker's tap players intae his 50s, an sicweys set a number of records which still staund. He is snooker's auldest warld champion (in 1978, aged 45 years an 203 days), the auldest player tae win the Masters (i 1976, aged 43 years an 114 days), the auldest player tae win a rankin event (in 1982, 50 years an 14 days), an the auldest player tae haud the number one rankin (1982, 50 years auld). Reardon an aw worked wi Ronnie O'Sullivan i a coaching role, helpin him tae win the 2004 Warld Snooker Championship title.

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  1. "Then and Now: Ray Reardon – Yahoo! Eurosport". uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. Archived frae the oreeginal on 29 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 6 Mairch 2010.