Top 10 Best Pool Players Ever – Greatest of All Time

The pool is a cue game that you can play on six-pockets railed tables. This sophisticated indoor game is popular in Australia, Europe, and America. Pool players are stylish and have precision, accuracy, and patience to make them the best pool players ever. These pool players are well-respected for their qualities.

Top 10 Best Pool Players Ever

Now, the question is, who are the best and world-famous pool players? Therefore, this blog will introduce the ten best pool players ever. Let us dive into this article to know the names and achievements to make them famous.

10. Jeanette Lee

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Jeanette Lee is among the best pool players ever and is popularly known as Black Widow. This female professional pool player was born in Brooklyn, New York.

She is a dedicated pool player and a pool ambassador of all ages. Besides, she is a very popular spokesperson of the Scoliosis Association. Unfortunately, currently, she has Scoliosis.


This American pool layer has earned a thriving destination throughout her career. Lee has earned more than 27 national and international titles to make her the best female pool player ever.

Also, she is a winner of WBPA sportsperson of 1998. The 2001 Akita Gold Medal award has made her even more popular. Besides, in 2013, she was introduced in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.

09. Allison Fisher

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Allison Fisher is our next choice in this list who is popularly known as “Duchess of Doom” due to her perfect playstyle and steady movements. Her destructive performance has made her enlist in the best pool players ever.

This professional and deserving sportswoman has managed her first World Championship crown only at 17-years of age. The dominating attitude of this English lady has made her fetch the 2009 Kaohsiung Gold Medal Award.


This English-born professional pool lady has managed various titles, including- 12 world championships, 53 WBPA, and three 9-ball tournaments.

Fisher was also the winner of the Women’s Player of the Year in 2007. She is also a leading member of the Women’s Professional Billiards Association Tour. Moreover, Fisher has also taught the pool guidelines in the Allison World Champion Academy.

08. Johnny Archer

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Johnny Archer is a famous American pool player. His zodiac sign has made him get the title ‘The Scorpion.’ His excellent body movements and play skills have made him the best pool player ever.

Archer was born in Waycross. Most importantly, he has been a successful pool player for the last 20-years.


On 8th June 2009, he was introduced in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. He is also the winner of many titles, including- 2006 International Champions Challenge, 2007 Billiards Champion.

Johnny Archer is also the winner of the Sudden Death Seven Ball. He has also received up to $50,000 international challenge. Likewise, he was gaining a successful target every year successfully.

07. Luther Lassiter

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Luther Lassiter is another renowned pool player who comes next on this list. This American player was born in Pasquotank. His nickname was Wimpy, and he is very much famous for his excellent wizardry skills in this nine-ball game.

Elizabeth’s native pool hall allowed him to practice without money but made him clean up the entire ground. When he was just 16-years old, he left the school and chose pool to proceed as his career.


Six world champion titles and others make him the best pool player ever. In 1983, he also managed an honorable position in the Billiards Congress of America’s Hall of Fame.

Besides, he was also introduced to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. This indisputable player has also won more than $3,00,000 from the pool in the year between 1942-48.

06. Mike Sigel

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Mike Sigel is another leading American pool player available on this list. He was from Rochester, New York, popularly known as Captain Hook. He was very interested in pool games from childhood and did not prefer to go to Hebrew School.

Mike Sigel is an efficient player who can use both his right and left hands to shoot. He is the most challenging player who has won more than 108-tournaments. For this reason, Billiards Digest named him the ‘Player of The Year.’


He has scored 14-1 in the US Open pool. Most interestingly, he was the youngest player to induce in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 1985.

Besides, in 2011, e has managed to get a prominent place in the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Overall, his opposing skills and numerous titles had made him the most ranked player for the last few years.

05. Shane Van Boening

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Shane Van Boening is another leading pool player who comes next on this list. This famous American player was born in Rapid City in 1983. Though he is hearing impaired, his unbeatable performance can make him the best pool layer ever.

Even his hearing aid did not stop him from carrying his pool career. Moreover, this 38-year young player has ranked him at the second position by WPA.


Only at 24-years old has he first crowned the US Open. Moreover, he was the first pool world champion in the year 2007. Even the defeated Alex and became the winner of the World Summit of Pool in 2007.

Moreover, Boening has played numerous pool tournaments with 45 US states. For all these reasons, Billiards Digest has announced him to be the best male player of the year in 2007.

04. Earl Strickland

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Earl Strickland is another efficient American pool player popularly known as ‘the Pearl.’ He is one of the controversial players due to his volatility and outspoken behavior.

He is exceptionally skilled and can dominate most of his tournaments very well. Most pool players try to learn from his skills and techniques to overlook the game.


He won numerous tournaments and was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in 2006. He has also won the Mosconi Cup nine times from 1996 to 2005 and WPA Championship three times in 1990, 1991, and 2002.

In the year 2013, he has also crowned his last title. All these achievements have placed him in the sixth position in the top 20 pool players of all time.

03. Rudolf Wanderone

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Rudolf Wanderone is an excellent pool player from America who has started playing pool from an early age. Even he had become a pool streetwalker when he was a teenager.

This professional pool player is also a fantastic entertainer. He was also known by the name ‘Minnesota Fats’ from The Hustler in 1961. He is the young brother of Luther Lassiter, an evergreen pool player.


He was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 1984. Even he was a popular anchor of ‘Celebrity Billiards’ named popular TV show in 1960.

02. Willie Mosconi

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Willie Mosconi is also an efficient pool player from Philadelphia. He was such a famous player that Mosconi Cup has come into place since 1994, following his name.

He has numerous tricky shots in his pocket and is popularly known as ‘Mr. Pocket Billiard’ by his followers. Besides, he has contributed a lot to make this game worldwide famous.


Most interestingly, he is the winner of the Men’s World Champion up to 15-times between 1941 to 1957. At 55, he has become the leading representative of the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Moreover, he was also a technical advisor of the movie, The Hustler in 1961.

 01. Efren Reyes

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Efren Reyes is undoubtedly the best pool player ever and is known as ‘The Magician’ among his followers and, he is the first winner of the World Championship in two variant disciplines.

He was born in the Philippines and is now 65-years old. He is the only player who has won more than 70-pool tournaments worldwide.


Four times Eight Ball World Championship, 13-times Derby City, WPA nine-ball championship, and three times US Open are noteworthy performances.

Efren Reyes is the first Asian inducted in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Overall, this pool player is born talented and can earn up to $80,000 weekly.


The best pool players ever should come with precision, accuracy, skill, and patience. All of the above ten professionals are multi-talented and worldwide popular. Thank you for reading!

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