Steve Davis (born 22 August 1957) is an English retired professional snooker player from Plumstead, London. He is best known for dominating the sport during the 1980s, when he reached eight World Snooker Championship finals in nine years, won six world titles, and held the world number one ranking for seven consecutive seasons. The first player to make an officially recognised maximum break in professional competition, and the first to earn over £1 million in career prize money.

He was the bookmakers' favourite to win the 1981 World Snooker Championship despite being seeded 13th. Davis reached the final by defeating Jimmy White in the first round, Alex Higgins in the second round, Terry Griffiths in the quarter-finals and defending champion Cliff Thorburn in the semi-final. In the final, he won 18–12 against Doug Mountjoy to take his first world championship. The total prize fund for the event was £75,000; the winner received £20,000.

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