The Darts Players with the most World Titles Victories

 

The Darts Players with the most World Titles Victories

Darts have long been one of the favourite ways of entertainment in social gatherings and pubs around the United Kingdom.

The game reached such heights that international federations were created in the 1970s, and from then on, the many international tournaments we know started being organized. Today the dart-throwing sport has completely professionalized.

From selling broadcasting rights in the best non-free-to-air channels like ESPN to sponsorship packages boasting the best betting companies found on online platforms like SBO. Not only have betting sites benefited from the commercial association with the best darts competition, but they’ve also attracted many fans by offering bets during competitions. Sites like SBO.net reunite a large offering of betting sites covering darts, providing new clients with many welcome bonuses.

The huge rise in popularity is also caused by the professional dart players that have broken through since the professionalization of this sport.

Therefore, we will be reviewing the best darts players of all time. We will be using the number of world titles to rank these players that all share a common trait: they’ve been the best in the world at some point in their career, meaning that they could all compete between them in a tournament and rotate the title winner at each time. Let’s start!

 

1 - Phil Taylor:

Englishman Phil Taylor is considered by many the best darts player in history. He’s won as many as 16 World Championships, 8 PDC World Championships in a row between 1995 and 2002. He was one of the 16 leading players to give birth to the World Darts Council, which later became the Professional Darts Corporation where he won 14 of his 16 World Championship titles.

Talyor is nicknamed “The Power” and boasts of a trophy cabinet of more than 209 professional titles. Taylor holds the record for most finals in a row between 1994 and 2007 (14). He was elected PDC Player of the Year on six different occasions and was a finalist in the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year in 2010.

 

2 - Raymond van Barneveld:

“The Man” or “Barney” is a Dutch player of the modern era who won as many as 5 World Championships, the BDO World Championship in 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2005, and the PDC World Championship in 2007.

Raymond van Barneveld won his first major trophy at the age of 17, the Rotterdam Open, making him one of the youngest champions in the darts circuit, and alongside his fellow countrymen, Michael van Gerwen is accounted for the huge rise in popularity of darts in the Netherlands.

 

3 - Eric Bristow

Eric Bristow is the five times record winner of the BDC World Championship, with the last trophy of his cabinet won in 1986. He was part of the group of 16 players to have broken from the BDO to form the WDC, which became PDC but never managed to win the PDC World Championship.

His influence on the darts game still goes beyond the fields of play as he’s considered one of the players who’s had the most influence in the development of this game and was a big celebrity in England. Erica was a commentator punit linked with the professional sport by commenting on darts competitions on Sky Sports. Eric sadly died of a heart attached while attending the Liverpool leg of the PDC Premier League on 5th April 2018

 

4 - Michael van Gerwen

When a child, like most boys, Michael van Gerwen was a football player until the age of 13, then found the love to play darts and show an abnormal talent. He won his first major title at the age of 17, the Winmau Masters. Like Raymond van Barneveld, he still holds the record of the most precocious win by months with his fellow countrymen.

Van Gerwen has won 3 PDC titles in 2014, 2017 and 2019. He still holds the record of the youngest player to have won a PDC title at 24.

 

5 - John Lowe MBE

An absolute legend in the world of professional darts. He was a professional player in the 1970s and 1980s, meaning he was among the first wave of professional players in the United Kingdom. He has won 3 BDO World titles in 1979, 1987, and 1993, making him the first player to have won World titles in 3 different decades. Lowe is also the first player to record a televised nine-dart finish.

John Lowe was one of the first TV darts stars, which paved the way for the rest of the players on this list. This is why he deserves special recognition even if he ranks fifth in the ranking of World titles.