Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson

The Flying Scotsman
SCOTLAND
  • World ranking 2
  • Televised titles 11
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 26
  • Televised nine dart finishes 2
  • Walk on music Jump Around - House of Pain
  • Date of birth December 22 1970
  • Home town Burnham-on-Sea, England
  • Darts Used 23g Unicorn
  • Twitter @GaryAnderson180

SCOTTISH star Anderson joined an elite group of players to win back-to-back World Championship titles with his successes in 2015 and 2016 at Alexandra Palace, marking him down amongst the sport's most successful players.

The winner of both the International Darts League and World Darts Trophy events in 2007, when the cross-code events were staged in the Netherlands, Anderson joined the PDC circuit two years later.

After reaching the 2011 World Championship final, where he lost to Adrian Lewis, Anderson went on to gain revenge over Lewis in the Premier League final as he crowned his debut season with glory at the Wembley Arena.

Anderson was also a finalist in a handful of other events before victory in the 2014 Players Championship Finals sparked a superb run of success.

He went on to win his maiden World Championship title in 2015 by defeating the legendary Phil Taylor 7-6 in an epic final, and picked up his second Premier League title later in the year.

Anderson then landed a nine-dart finish during his World Championship title defence in 2016 before overcoming Lewis to retain the title.

The Scot also picked up his first three World Series of Darts victories with wins in Dubai, Auckland and Tokyo during 2016, but saw Michael van Gerwen deny him in the World Grand Prix final and then at the World Championship, where the Dutchman took his title with a 7-3 victory in the decider.

Van Gerwen also took victory in the 2017 Masters final and Premier League semi-finals, before Anderson retained his Dubai Darts Masters title with victory over his great rival in another big-stage clash.

PDC World Championship 2015, 2016
Premier League 2011, 2015
Players Championship Finals 2014
Dubai Darts Masters 2016, 2017
Auckland Darts Masters 2016
Tokyo Darts Masters 2016
World Darts Trophy  2007
International Darts League 2007
German Darts Championship  2014
Players Championship 2009, 2010 (x3), 2011 (x5), 2014 (x5), 2015 (x2), 2016, 2017 (x3)
UK Open Qualifier 2010, 2011 (x2), 2014, 2016
  Most Recent Best Performance 
2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Runner Up Winner - 2015, 2016
2017 UK OPEN Last 64 Runner Up - 2010
2016 WORLD MATCHPLAY Semi Final Semi Final - 2014, 2016
2016 WORLD GRAND PRIX Runner Up Runner Up - 2016
2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 Runner Up - 2015
2016 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Semi Final Runner Up - 2011
2016 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 32 Winner - 2014 
  Most Recent Best Performance
2017 THE MASTERS Runner Up Runner Up - 2017
2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Semi Final Winner - 2011, 2015
2017 DUBAI MASTERS Winner Winner - 2016, 2017
2017 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  Last 32 (Peter Wright) Runner Up - 2015
2016 AUCKLAND MASTERS Winner Winner - 2016
2016 SHANGHAI MASTERS Quarter Final  Quarter Final - 2016
2016 TOKYO MASTERS Winner Winner - 2016
2016 SYDNEY MASTERS Quarter Final  Quarter Final - 2015, 2016
2016 PERTH MASTERS Quarter Final  Semi Final - 2015
2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS Semi Final Semi Final - 2016
2016 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Last 16 Last 16 - 2015, 2016
TOURNAMENT WIN Players Championship 14 (June 2017) beat Ian White 6-1
FINAL Players Championship 14 (June 2017) beat Ian White 6-1
SEMI FINAL Players Championship 14 (June 2017) beat Rob Cross 6-4
QUARTER FINAL Players Championship 14 (June 2017) beat Richard North 6-1
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 7-3
THE MASTERS Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 11-7
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 32 lost to John Henderson 6-2
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Runner Up lost to Simon Whitlock 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 -  
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Runner Up lost to Michael vn Gerwen 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 64 lost to Ronny Huybrechts 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 32 lost to James Wade 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 16 lost to Peter Jacques 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Winner beat Peter Wright 6-1
UK OPEN Last 64 lost to Paul Hogan 10-9
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 32 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Quarter Final lost to Simon Whitlock 6-5
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 64 lost to Peter Hudson 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 16 lost to Mensur Suljovic 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 -  
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Winner beat Peter Wright 6-3
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY -  
PREMIER LEAGUE Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 10-7
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 -  
DUBAI DARTS MASTERS Winner beat Michael van Gerwen 11-7
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Last 32 (Peter Wright) lost to Singapore 5-2
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Runner Up lost to Steve Beaton 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Winner beat Ian White 6-1
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN -  

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