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John Higgins Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 16, 2021

Short Biography

John Higgins was born on 08-05-1975 in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He is a Scottish Snooker Player.

Other Name: The Wizard of Wishaw, The Toughest, The Kid

John Higgins Complete Bio & Career

Higgins turned pro in the year 1992 and reached the quarter-finals of the British Open during his first season on the professional tour. He rose to prominence in the 1994-1995 season when, at the age of 19, he won his first ranking tournament at the Grand Prix, defeating Dave Harold 9–6 in the final. He became the first teenager to win three ranking events in one season. For this he earned an amazing £283,970. 12 times more than he earned the previous season. In the 1997/98 season he won the 1998 Embassy World Championship. At the end of the season he received WPBSA's Player of the Year award. He reached the top of the rankings after winning the 1998 Embassy World Championship.
He became the first player to compile four consecutive century breaks in a major tournament: 103, 104, 138 and 128, in Preston, England on Sun 16th October 2005. He achieved the feat in the final of the 2005 Grand Prix, against Ronnie O'Sullivan. Higgins is one of only five players to win both the World Championship and the UK Championship in the same year. Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Parrott and Ronnie O'Sullivan are the others. In his very first competition after the suspension he won the 2010 Euro PTC 5. He also won the first major event he entered, the 2010 UK Championship and then the 2011 World Championship.

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John Higgins Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to John Higgins Sr. and Josephine Higgins.He is married to Denise Higgins since 2000 and together the couple is blessed with 2 sons named Oliver Higgins and Pierce Higgins.

Life's Important Dates Of John Higgins

Body Measurements

Chest Size 44
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 36
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Wishaw, North Lanarkshire
Nationality Scottish
Religion Christian
Address Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Marital Status Married
Debut 1992
Salary N/A
Net Worth $20 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Sport Snooker
Favorite Actress Emma Watson
Favorite Actor Daniel Radcliffe
Favorite Accessories Watches

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About John Higgins

  • He has achieved the highest break of 147 for 7 times during his career.
  • He is an avid follower of football and is an ardent supporter of English football club Everton.
  • He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honors.
  • Higgins was cleared of match-fixing allegations made against him by UK newspaper News of the World in the year 2010.

John Higgins Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

47 years, 6months, 24 days old age John Higgins will turn 48 on 08 May, 2023. Only 5 months, 5 days, 13 hours,32 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

John Higgins has celebrated the total number of 47 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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