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Overview (3)

Born in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Nicknames The Toughest
The Wizard of Wishaw
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Higgins was born on May 18, 1975 in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. He has been married to Denise Higgins since 2000. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Denise Higgins (2000 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (16)

He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to the sport of snooker.
Bothwell, Glasgow, Scotland [December 2007]
As 1 December 2015, his ranking is 7.
Is a dedicated supporter of Celtic FC and frequently attends the team's matches.
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association banned Higgins from professional competition for six months and fined him £75,000. He returned to the tour midway through the 2010/2011 season. The allegations were also against his then-manager for arranging to lose specific frames in future matches for money.
Is 4 times World Champion.
Achieved the highest break of 147. (7 times during his career).
Has been a professional snooker player since 1992.
Also follows the English club Everton.
Was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honors.
Has three children: sons Pierce and Oliver, and daughter Claudia.
Was escorted off a plane for being drunk in 2006 after losing the Malta Cup final to Ken Doherty.
On 13 November 2016 won the Champion of Champions tournament by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final.
Was the second oldest Crucible World finalist at the age of 42. Only Ray Reardon was older - 49 in the 1982 final and 45 when he won his last title in 1978.
Runner-up at the 2018 World Championship. He lost 16-18 in the final to Mark Williams. That's the second year in a row he reached the final and lost.
Runner-up at the 2019 World Championship. He lost to Judd Trump 9-18 in the final. Thus he became the only snooker player in history to have reached the final 3 years in a row.

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