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The Best Darts Players Of All Time

Updated March 3, 2020 10.9k votes 725 voters 5.5k views55 items

List RulesVote up the top professional darts players in the world.

The best darts players of all-time have found a way to hit the bull’s-eye time and time again. While darts may not be the most athletic of sports — no matter how intense you and your friends might get at the bar on a Friday night — the top professional darts players in the world have taken their skills and turned them into an art form.

Stars of the darts world like Phil Taylor, Martin Adams, and Jocky Wilson have all won multiple world championships, and they have been at the top of their games for years. Among current stars, top darts players like Glen Durrant and Michael van Gerwen have made their mark on the sport with top marks in top tournaments as recently as the 2019 world championships and have moved up the rankings of the richest darts players right now.

So which of these players deserves to top the list of best darts player in history? Which of these players has had the best career in the darts world? Vote up the best darts players ever and check back to see how your choices are doing. 

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    454
    112

    Age60

    BirthplaceBurslem, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1990, 1992
    PDC World Championship: Winner - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013

  • 2
    368
    131

    Michael van Gerwen

    Netherlands

    Age32

    BirthplaceBoxtel, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    BDO World Championship: Last 32 - 2007
    PDC World Championship: Winner - 2014, 2017, 2019

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    270
    136

    Eric Bristow

    England

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986
    PDC World Championship: Semifinalist - 1997

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    285
    154

    Raymond van Barneveld

    Netherlands

    Age54

    BirthplaceThe Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005
    PDC World Championship: Winner - 2007

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    250
    145

    Gary Anderson

    Scotland

    Age50

    BirthplaceEyemouth, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Semifinalist - 2003
    PDC World Championship: Winner - 2015, 2016

  • 6
    219
    127

    John Lowe

    England

    Age76

    BirthplaceTupton, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1979, 1987, 1993
    PDC World Championship: Third place - 1995

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    161
    115

    Dennis Priestley

    England

    Age71

    BirthplaceMexborough, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1991
    PDC World Championship: Winner - 1994

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    181
    140

    John Part

    Canada

    Age55

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1994
    PDC World Championship: Winner - 2003, 2008

  • 9
    165
    125

    Jocky Wilson

    Scotland

    AgeDec. at 62 (1950-2012)

    BirthplaceKirkcaldy, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1982, 1989
    PDC World Championship: Last 24 Group - 1994, 1995

  • 10
    186
    154

    Adrian Lewis

    England

    Age36

    BirthplaceStoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

    PDC World Championship: Winner - 2011, 2012

  • 11
    171
    163

    Peter Wright

    Scotland

    Age51

    BirthplaceWest Lothian, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Last 32 - 1995
    PDC World Championship: Finalist - 2014

  • 12
    150
    152

    James Wade

    England

    Age38

    BirthplaceAldershot, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Last 16 - 2004
    PDC World Championship: Semifinalist - 2009, 2012, 2013

  • 13
    157
    173

    Martin Adams

    England

    Age65

    BirthplaceSutton, London, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 2007, 2010, 2011
    PDC World Championship: Winner - 2008, 2009, 2010

  • 14
    113
    134

    Bob Anderson

    England

    Age73

    BirthplaceWinchester, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1988
    PDC World Championship: Semifinalist - 2004, 2005

  • 15
    136
    170

    Glen Durrant

    England

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 2017, 2018, 2019

  • 16
    85
    116

    Simon Whitlock

    Australia

    Age52

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    BDO World Championship: Finalist - 2008
    PDC World Championship: Finalist - 2010

  • 17
    93
    134

    Steve Beaton

    England

    Age57

    BirthplaceCoventry, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 1996
    PDC World Championship: Last 16 - 2002, 2004

  • 18
    90
    130

    Ted Hankey

    England

    Age53

    BirthplaceStoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Winner - 2000, 2009
    PDC World Championship: Semifinalist - 1997, 2003, 2004

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    55
    85

    Mervyn King

    England

    Age55

    BirthplaceIpswich, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Finalist - 2002, 2004
    PDC World Championship: Semifinalist - 2009

  • 20
    66
    102

    Rod Harrington

    England

    Age63

    BirthplaceBoreham, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Quarterfinalist - 1992
    PDC World Championship: Finalist - 1995

  • 21
    69
    107

    Daryl Gurney

    Northern Ireland

    Age35

    BirthplaceNorthern Ireland

    BDO World Championship: Last 16 - 2009, 2010
    PFC World Championship: Quarterfinalist - 2017

  • 22
    84
    133

    Paul Lim

    Singapore

    Age67

    BirthplaceSingapore

    BDO World Championship: Quarterfinalist - 1990
    PDC World Championship: Last 16 - 2001

  • 23
    80
    128

    Dave Chisnall

    England

    Age40

    BirthplaceEngland

    BDO World Championship: Finalist - 2010
    PDC World Championship: Quarterfinalist - 2017, 2019

  • 24
    48
    79

    Mike Gregory

    England

    Age64

    BirthplaceBath, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Finalist - 1992

  • 25
    76
    123

    Bobby George

    United Kingdom

    Age75

    BirthplaceManor Park, London, United Kingdom

    BDO World Championship: Finalist - 1980, 1994