18 Facts About Luca Brecel

1. Luca Brecel is one of my idols and I learned a lot from playing with him.

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2. Luca Brecel played some scintillating snooker as he dumped Judd Trump and Mark Selby out of the 188BET Champion of Champions on Wednesday.

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3. Luca Brecel is a Belgian professional snooker player.

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4. Luca Brecel is ranked 14 in the world and is, according to the bookies, the least likely player remaining to win The Masters 2019.

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5. Luca Brecel was born on 8 March 1995 and is a Belgian professional snooker player.

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6. Luca Brecel won his first ranking title, the China Championship in August 2017.

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7. Luca Brecel finished 39th on the European Order of Merit and inside the top 64 in the world ranking for the first time, at number 63.

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8. Luca Brecel ended his second year as a professional ranked world number 72.

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9. Luca Brecel qualified for the 2012 UK Championship after coming through four rounds of qualifying.

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10. Luca Brecel lost in the last 64 of both the Gdynia Open and the Antwerp Open to Mark Joyce and Stuart Bingham respectively.

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11. In July 2012, Luca Brecel made his second 147 break in an amateur tournament.

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12. Luca Brecel became the youngest ever player to qualify for the World Snooker Championship in 2012, after defeating Ian McCulloch, Barry Pinches, Michael Holt and Mark King.

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13. Luca Brecel played in all 12 of the minor-ranking Players Tour Championship events throughout the season, with his best finishes coming in Event 2, Event 8 and Event 9, where he reached the last 32 each time.

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14. Luca Brecel became a professional snooker player in June 2011, beating Anthony Hamilton in his first official professional match.

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15. On 19 December 2010, Luca Brecel was named the Young Belgian Sportsman of the year.

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16. Luca Brecel had the highest break of the tournament with a 136.

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17. Luca Brecel won the European Under-19 title at the age of 14 and is the youngest player to play at the Crucible after qualifying for the 2012 World Championship aged 17.

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18. Luca Brecel was born on 8 March 1995 in Dilsen-Stokkem and is a Belgian professional snooker player.

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