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The Best Darts Players Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote 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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Phil Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
England

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
Michael van Gerwen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Michael van Gerwen Netherlands

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

3
Eric Bristow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Eric Bristow England

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

4
Raymond van Barneveld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands

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

5
John Lowe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
John Lowe England

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

6
Gary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Gary Anderson Scotland

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

7
Dennis Priestley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Dennis Priestley England

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

8
Jocky Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Jocky Wilson Scotland

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

9
John Part is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
John Part Canada

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

10
Adrian Lewis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Adrian Lewis England

PDC World Championship: Winner - 2011, 2012

11
James Wade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
England

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

12
Peter Wright is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Peter Wright Scotland

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

13
Bob Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Bob Anderson England

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

14
Martin Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Martin Adams England

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

15
Steve Beaton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Steve Beaton England

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

16
Glen Durrant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Glen Durrant England

BDO World Championship: Winner - 2017, 2018, 2019

17
Paul Lim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Paul Lim Singapore

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

18
Simon Whitlock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Simon Whitlock Australia

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

19
Ted Hankey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Ted Hankey England

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

20
Bobby George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Bobby George United Kingdom

BDO World Championship: Finalist - 1980, 1994

21
Dave Chisnall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Dave Chisnall England

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

22
Wayne Mardle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Wayne Mardle England

BDO World Championship: Semifinalist - 2001
PDC World Championship: Semifinalist - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

23
Rod Harrington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Rod Harrington England

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

24
Cliff Lazarenko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Cliff Lazarenko England

BDO World Championship: Third place - 1981
PDC World Championship: Quarterfinalist - 1999

25
Keith Deller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Darts Players Of All Time
Keith Deller England

BDO World Championship: Winner - 1983
PDC World Championship: Semifinalist - 1998