I was gifted a £250k Ferrari for winning World Snooker Championship… but I expect Ronnie O'Sullivan to break my record | The Sun

STEPHEN HENDRY was once gifted a £250,000 Ferrari for winning the World Snooker Championship.

The Scot has won the tournament a record seven times – a feat only matched by Ronnie O'Sullivan.

He exploded onto the circuit winning his first World Championship in 1990 at the age of just 21.

And on top of receiving the World Championship trophy for beating Jim White, Hendry was given a Bentley by his sponsors Sweater Shop.

Hendry also revealed the generous company gifted him a Ferrari Spider 348.

He told The Ben Foster Podcast: "When I won the World Championships one year they gave me a Ferrari.


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"And another time they gave me a Bentley Continental GT as a bonus for winning the WC

"One time I was clearing up against Jimmy [White] – I think it was when I beat him 18-17 – and I'm clearing the colours and I shouldn't have been thinking about it, but I'm thinking I'm going to get a Bentley.

"I should have been thinking 'this is for the world title' but I couldn't help it.

"They were amazing sponsors."

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Hendry established himself as one of the greatest snooker players of all time by beating Steve Davis' record of six snooker World Championship wins.

But he thinks O'Sullivan, 47, will be determined to go one better than him and claim an eighth title.

He said after The Rocket won his seventh: "He's taken snooker to new heights.

"I'm actually surprised it's taken him so long to get to seven – that's how good he is! When I got six to equal Steve [Davis], I had to get seven.

"I presume it'll be the same for Ronnie, he'll have to get eight. I'm sure he won't be happy until he's done that. That will be the aim – as simple as that."

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