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Stephen Hendry's Biography

Stephen Hendry was born on January 13, 1969 in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland.

Just as Steve Davis had dominated the 1980s, Stephen Hendry reigned supreme in the 1990s snooker world.

Stephen Hendry turned professional in 1985, at just 16 years old, and has won the Embassy world snooker championship an awesome seven times: 1990, 1992-96, and 1999.

His first victory, in 1990, made Hendry the youngest ever world snooker champion. A model of consistency, Stephen Hendry was the highest ranked player consecutively through 1990 to 1998.

Hendry started playing snooker at 12, and was the youngest ever winner of a professional title - The Rothman's Grand Prix in 1987.

Stephen Hendry is one of many snooker players who has played poker on television.

Stephen Hendry was awarded the MBE in 1994.

Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry was recently named the greatest snooker player of all time.

In January 2007, Stephen Hendry became the first player to make 700 centuries in competitive snooker matches during his victory over Robert Milkins in the Malta Cup.

Stephen Hendry reached the semi-finals of the 2008 World Championships, when he was beaten 17-6 by Ronnie O'Sullivan.

When Hendry complimented O'Sullivan after the game, O'Sullivan commented:

"When I was 14, Hendry won his first title and he was a god. He is the best player to have played the game. For him to say that means a lot to me."

In April 2009, Stephen Hendry became the oldest player to make a maximum break in a world-ranking snooker event with his 147 against Shaun Murphy in the World Championship quarter-final.

On 1 May 2012, after his defeat to Stephen Maguire in the World snooker championship quarter-final, Stephen Hendry announced his retirement from competitive snooker.

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