Ronnie O'Sullivan has been appointed Officer of the Honorable "Order of the British Empire" (Order of the Britihs Empire, also known as OBE).
This Order was constituted in 1.917 by King George V and recognizes distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the public administration and work with charitable and welfare organizations of all kinds. Namely, it is awarded to all those civilian and/or military persons who have stood out for their merits on behalf of the United Kingdom.
The five appointment classes of the Order, in descending order, son:
– Knight/Dame Grand Cross (CARRY)
– Knight Commander/Dame Commander (KBE/DBE)
– Commander (CBE)
– Official (BOTH)
– Member (MBE)
In the case of O'Sullivan it was a long-awaited award, especially by his followers who, for a while now, They had been claiming this recognition for what they consider to be one of the best players in the entire history of snooker. (if not the best).
And it is that the numbers of Chigwell leave no room for doubt: five World Championships, cinco UK Championships, cinco Masters, a total of 27 ranking titles and an absolute record of hundreds (795), among which are included 13 maximum breaks (another record), in addition to the thousands of admirers and followers that it accumulates throughout the world.
With this appointment Ronnie O'Sullivan becomes the fifth English snooker player to have achieved such a distinguished award alongside Joe Davis, Fred Davis, Steve Davis y Terry Griffiths.
Then you can enjoy this wonderful video-tribute of Stephane Pomet al “Rocket”: