• After winning the UK Championship aged 17, Ronnie went to Gartree Prison to show the trophy to his father Ronnie Snr
  • O'Sullivan is a household name by the end of 1993 and he gets to meet rugby league star Jason Robinson at the Gold Awards
  • A year after winning the British Open, the 19-year-old claims the Masters title against fellow teenager John Higgins 9-3 in the final
  • In 1995 O'Sullivan reaches the last eight of the World Championship in Sheffield before losing to Stephen Hendry 13-8
  • 'The Rocket' is back to defend his Masters crown, but he loses to Hendry 10-5 at Wembley
  • O'Sullivan reaches the semi-final of the World Championship in 1996 before going out to Peter Ebdon 16-14
  • However, he is found guilty of assaulting an official and is handed a two-year suspended sentence as well as a £20,000 fine
  • O'Sullivan compiles the fastest 147 on record in just five minutes 20 seconds during his World Championship win over Mick Price
  • In 1998 O'Sullivan beat his idol Jimmy White 13-7 at the World Championship before losing to John Higgins in the semi-finals
  • The Essex cueman wins his first World Championship - beating John Higgins 18-14 in 2001
  • Later that year, he compiles a 147 break against Drew Henry during The LG Cup at The Guild Hall in Preston
  • In December he hammers Ken Doherty 10-1 to secure the UK Championship in York
  • O'Sullivan edges John Higgins in a thrilling Irish Masters final 10-9 at the Citywest Hotel in 2003
  • A year later he defeats Graeme Dott 18-8 to win his second World Championship at the Crucible
  • O'Sullivan enjoyed taking part in the 2005 pro-am event alongside Ian Poulter
  • And he was happy to show how much he was still in love with the game in 2006 ahead of the Masters
  • O'Sullivan consoles teenager Ding Junhui after winning the 2007 Masters final at Wembley Arena
  • In 2008 he celebrated a record breaking ninth 147 maximum break against Mark Williams ...
  • ... before going on to capture his third Crucible crown by defeating Ali Carter 18-8 in the final
  • After personal problems, Ronnie was back on the baize in 2012 where he beat Carter once again 18-11 in Sheffield ...
  • ... and after a year sabbatical from the sport, he returned to sensationally retain his title with an 18-12 win over Barry Hawkins

Ronnie O'Sullivan

After winning the UK Championship aged 17, Ronnie went to Gartree Prison to show the trophy to his father Ronnie Snr