41 Facts About Neil Robertson


Neil Robertson was born on 11 February 1982 and is an Australian professional snooker player who is a former world champion and former world number one.


Neil Robertson has claimed a career total of 23 ranking titles, having won at least one professional tournament every year between 2006 and 2022.


Neil Robertson is the fourth player in professional snooker history to reach the 800-century mark, after Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins and Judd Trump.


Neil Robertson began his snooker career aged 14, when he became the youngest player to make a century break in an Australian ranking event.


Neil Robertson went on to the semis, being only the fourth Australian ever to do so in a ranking event.


Neil Robertson finished the season ranked 10th, but outside the top sixteen on the one-year list.


Neil Robertson made his 100th career century during the event.


On 1 April 2010, Neil Robertson made the first official maximum break of his career in his second round match in the 2010 China Open against Peter Ebdon.


At the start of the new season Neil Robertson lost in the first round of the 2010 Shanghai Masters to Peter Ebdon.


Neil Robertson was defeated in the first round of the German Masters too.


Victory ensured that Neil Robertson maintained his record of never having lost in a ranking event final.


Neil Robertson beat Mark Allen and Mark Williams in the opening two rounds, before facing Judd Trump in the semi-finals for the second successive major tournament.


Such was Neil Robertson's feeling that he lacked support from the local crowd, he offered to buy a pint of beer for anyone attending his matches in an Australian hat or shirt, but only one person heeded this call in his semi-final match against Mark Williams.


Neil Robertson began the season poorly as he lost in the first round of the Wuxi Classic, and the second round of both the Australian Goldfields Open and the Shanghai Masters.


Neil Robertson started 2013 by attempting to defend his Masters title.


Neil Robertson was beaten in the semi-finals of both the German Masters and the World Open.


Neil Robertson returned to form at the China Open and won his seventh career ranking event.


Neil Robertson finished the season ranked world number two for the second time in his career.


In May 2013, Neil Robertson made the second official maximum break of his career in the Wuxi Classic qualifiers against Mohamed Khairy.


Neil Robertson on making his 100th century of the season at the Crucible.


In January 2014, during the Championship League, Neil Robertson reached 63 century breaks in a single professional season, breaking the previous record of 61 centuries held by Judd Trump.


Neil Robertson added one more century break during the event, and extended the total to 99 in his first two World Championship matches.


Neil Robertson missed a black on a break of 94 that would have seen him reach the 100 milestone during his win over Mark Allen.


Neil Robertson ended the campaign as the world number three.


At the Welsh Open, in his fourth round match against Gary Wilson, Neil Robertson was forced to concede the fifth frame when he failed to hit a red three times in a row, then lost the next frame to exit the tournament.


Neil Robertson made 11 centuries in the event, which included a 143 in the first round, a 145 in the second, and breaks of 141 and 142 in the final session of the match.


Neil Robertson became the first player to make a 147 break in a Triple Crown final in the sixth frame of this match.


Neil Robertson proclaimed the match as the greatest ever at the Masters.


Neil Robertson lost in the quarter-finals both in the 2020 Tour Championship and the 2020 World Snooker Championship.


Neil Robertson was quarter-finalist three other times throughout the season, in the 2020 European Masters, the 2021 Players Championship, and yet again in the World Championship, for the third time in a row.


Neil Robertson has missed the Championship League event in Leicester, as well as the European Masters in Furth and the British Open in Milton Keynes.


Neil Robertson has admitted he is comfortable with his decision to opt out of the early action of the new snooker season and said:.


Neil Robertson was born in Melbourne to Ian Neil Robertson and Alison Hunter, who are both British nationals.


Neil Robertson has a younger brother, Marc Robertson, a former snooker amateur and current professional pool player.


Neil Robertson has previously practised at Willie Thorne's snooker club in Leicester and Cambridge Snooker Centre, but is based at WT's Snooker and Sporting Club in Cambridge.


Neil Robertson has two children with his Norwegian wife Mille Fjelldal, whom he met in 2008 and married in August 2021.


Fjelldal had been due to give birth to the couple's first child while Neil Robertson was playing in the 2010 World Championship final, but their son Alexander was not born until 12 May 2010.


Neil Robertson has spoken publicly about supporting his wife through her struggles with anxiety and depression, while acknowledging how these issues affected his commitment to professional snooker.


Neil Robertson began to pursue a plant-based diet following advice from fellow snooker professional Peter Ebdon, as well as his admiration for vegan athlete Carl Lewis.


Neil Robertson is a friend of former England footballer John Terry, and is an avid supporter of Chelsea FC.


Neil Robertson was an avid gamer but gave up the hobby in April 2017, believing he was spending too much time playing games and it was affecting his snooker form.