Jimmy White is an English professional snooker player. Nicknamed 'The Whirlwind' because of his fluid, attacking style of play and popularly referred to as the 'People's Champion'. His overall record ranks him well up the list of snooker's most successful players.
He is a six times World Championship finalist, the 1980 World Amateur Champion, 2009 Six-red World Champion, 2010 World Seniors Champion and 1984 World Doubles champion with Alex Higgins.
His non-world championship achievements include the UK Championship, the Masters and the Nations Cup. A two times winner of both the World Cup and the British Open he was also the first left-handed player, and second player overall, to record a maximum break at the World Championship.
Jimmy is currently working with Eurosport as a pundit and playing regular on the World Snooker Seniors tour.