Murdo MacLeod (snooker player)

Murdo MacLeod (14 January 1947 in Edinburgh)[2] is a Scottish former professional snooker player.

Murdo MacLeod
Born (1947-01-14) 14 January 1947 (age 73)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Sport country Scotland
Highest ranking22 (1986–1987)
Career winnings£116,850[1]
Highest break107 (1990 Classic qualifying)[1]
Century breaks5
Best ranking finishLast 16 (nine times)
Tournament wins


MacLeod turned professional in 1981, aged 34. He retained his place on the snooker circuit until the end of the 1996–1997 season, attaining a career-high ranking of 22nd, which he held from 1986 to 1987.

MacLeod progressed to the last 16 of a ranking event on nine occasions, his first being in the 1982 Professional Players Tournament, the last at the 1988 British Open, but never any further than this. He won the Scottish Professional Championship on two occasions, defeating Eddie Sinclair 11–9 in 1983 and 10–2 in 1985, and was the beaten finalist in the 1988 and 1989 editions of the tournament, losing 4–10 to Stephen Hendry and 7–9 to John Rea respectively.

Having slipped gradually down the rankings in the mid-1990s, MacLeod's position of 333rd was not sufficient for him to retain his professional status, and he dropped off the snooker tour aged 50 in 1997.

Non-ranking winsEdit


  1. ^ a b Ron Florax. "Career-total Statistics for Murdo Macleod - Professional". Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Morrison, Ian (1988). Hamlyn Who's Who in Snooker. London: Hamlyn. p. 69. ISBN 0600557138.