Steve Davis, OBE is an English professional snooker player from Plumstead, London. Known for dominating the sport during the 1980s, when he won the World Championship six times and was ranked world number one for seven consecutive seasons, he is remembered particularly for contesting the 1985 World Championship final with Dennis Taylor, the black-ball conclusion of which attracted a record 18.5 million British viewers. Today, Davis combines his ongoing playing career with his role as a television analyst and commentator for the BBC's snooker coverage.
In addition to his six world titles, Davis's career achievements include three Masters and a record six UK Championship titles. He has won a total of 28 ranking events, second only to Stephen Hendry, and has won over Â£5.5 million in prize money. One of five players to have compiled over 350 competitive century breaks, he made the first officially recognized maximum break in professional competition in 1982. During the 1987/1988 season, he became the first player to complete snooker's Triple Crown by winning the UK Championship, Masters, and World Championship in the same season. His other accomplishments include winning the World Doubles Championship four times with Tony Meo and winning the World Team Classic/World Cup four times with England.