20 Facts About Ali Carter


Allister Carter was born on 25 July 1979 and is an English professional snooker player.


Ali Carter has twice been the World Championship runner-up, in 2008 and 2012, losing both finals to Ronnie O'Sullivan.


Ali Carter has won five ranking titles and briefly reached number two in the world rankings in 2010.


Ali Carter reached the semi-finals of the 1999 Grand Prix.


Ali Carter scored his first 147 break on 29 April at the 2008 World Championship, one day after Ronnie O'Sullivan had made one in the same tournament.


Ali Carter soon showed signs of carrying this form forward in subsequent events.


Ali Carter finished the season by moving up to a career high position of 4th in the world rankings.


Ali Carter lost in the first round in the Masters and the next two ranking events, and then withdrew from the World Open in China for medical reasons.


Ali Carter scored comfortable victories over Fraser Patrick, Anthony Hamilton and Michael Holt at the German Masters and then took advantage of a poor performance from Neil Robertson to reach the final, where he played Marco Fu.


Ali Carter's ranking was now no longer frozen and with him dropping down to world number 29 he set a goal to reclaim his top 16 ranking next season.


Ali Carter reached the quarter-final of the International Championship after beating Jamie Barrett, Andrew Higginson, Stephen Maguire, and Shaun Murphy.


Ali Carter took part in the 2020 Dafabet Masters, despite being ranked 17th, as a result of Ronnie O'Sullivan not wishing to compete.


Ali Carter reached the final for the first time in his career, his opponent was Stuart Bingham.


On 1 July 2013, it was announced that Ali Carter had been diagnosed with testicular cancer.


Ali Carter had surgery a day later and was advised to rest for a month.


Ali Carter stated in April 2014 that he would have chosen to take six months to a year away from snooker, but this had not been possible due to his need to regain his place in the top 16 of the world rankings.


Ali Carter practised at Chelmsford's Rivermead Snooker Club before buying the club and becoming the new owner.


Ali Carter has a keen interest in flying and has a pilot's licence.


Ali Carter's first child, with his ex-partner Sarah, a son named Max, was born in 2009.


Ali Carter has a child named Olivia with his ex-partner, Stella English, who was the winner of Series Six of The Apprentice in 2010.