Selby won his fourth world title with victory over Shaun Murphy at the Crucible.
Mark Selby claimed his fourth World Snooker Championship with a gripping 18-15 victory over Shaun Murphy on Monday night. The triumph means Selby joins John Higgins on four titles - and only four players in the modern era have won more. But where does Selby stand in the pantheon of all-time greats - and who comes out on top? Telegraph Sport runs the rule over the top 10. 10. Judd Trump (World titles: 1 / Triple crown wins: 3) Neil Robertson has more triple crown wins. John Spencer won three times as many world championships and Jimmy White played in four more finals. Other greats from yesteryear are also worthy of consideration, including Fred Davis and John Pulman. But Trump has dominated snooker beyond just the major tournaments in recent times and plays with a special flair that merits his inclusion. The level he reached in winning the 2019 World Championship, especially the final against John Higgins, was arguably also the best in snooker history. 9. Alex Higgins (World titles: 2 / Triple crown wins: 5) An inspirational genius whose unpredictable and volatile personality added an X-factor to snooker that helped transform the sport’s popularity. Should have won more in the years between his two world championship victories in 1972 and 1982 but an entertainer whose real impact was felt far beyond the major tournament wins. 8. Mark Williams (World titles: 3 / Triple crown wins: 7) Came through with O’Sullivan and John Higgins in 1992 and, almost 30 years later, still up among the very best players in the world. A brilliant single-ball potter, who is also a very good break builder and safety player. His greatest attribute, though, is his temperament. Has a seemingly carefree approach to life that makes him superb under pressure.
Selby beat Shaun Murphy 18-15 in the Crucible final.
Selby emerged victorious over Shaun Murphy (18-15) at the Crucible on Monday night