• 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 still loved 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 in 2013 with an 18-12 win over Barry Hawkins.
  • Ronnie made a strong start to 2014, securing his fifth Masters title with a 10-4 victory over Mark Selby.
  • O'Sullivan missed out on a sixth World crown in May, throwing away a five frame lead in a 18-14 defeat against Mark Selby.
  • Despite a broken ankle, 'The Rocket' still took part in the UK Championship...
  • ...where he beat Judd Trump 10-9 in a thrilling final to claim his fifth UK Championship title.

Ronnie O'Sullivan's career in pictures

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