Michael van Gerwen
- World ranking 1
- Televised titles 41
- Non-Televised PDC Titles 64
- Televised nine dart finishes 5
- Walk on music White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
- Date of birth April 25 1989
- Home town Vlijmen, Netherlands
- Darts Used 23g XQMax
- Twitter @MvG180
- Instagram mvg180
THE current world number one, Dutch ace Michael van Gerwen has enjoyed an extraordinary spell to establish himself as one of the sport’s superstars.
A teenage wonderkid when he broke through to win the 2006 World Masters, he would wait a further six years to pick up his next televised title at the 2012 World Grand Prix, a victory which has sparked a golden run of success.
A two-time World Youth Championship finalist who honed his skills in the early years of the PDC's Youth Tour - having initially joined the PDC circuit in 2007 - Van Gerwen has been the dominant player on the PDC circuit since 2013.
Having hit a brilliant nine-darter in the 2013 World Championship - and missed double 12 to complete amazing back-to-back perfect legs - his Premier League win in his debut season of that event was swiftly followed by victory in the PDC's inaugural World Series event in Dubai.
Two European Tour victories were accompanied by seven other ProTour wins during the year, which ended with him going all the way to glory in the 2014 World Championship - defeating Peter Wright in the final in his most memorable New Year's Day ever!
After topping the Premier League table once again following the 2014 season, van Gerwen bounced back from losing that title to Van Barneveld in the Play-Offs by picking up another victory in the Dubai Darts Masters.
He added another World Series title in Singapore in August 2014 and teamed up with van Barneveld to win the World Cup of Darts title before a memorable October led to him taking a second World Grand Prix triumph and success in the European Championship, which also featured a nine-darter.
A semi-finalist in the defence of his World Championship title, van Gerwen began 2015 in style by winning The Masters in Milton Keynes, a European Tour event and three UK Open Qualifiers during an amazing run which saw him win 42 games out of 43 during February before then winning the UK Open TV Finals in March.
His imperious form on the circuit continued with three further European Tour wins, in Gibraltar, Germany and Holland, and two Players Championship triumphs, while he also finished at the head of the Premier League table for a third straight season, only to lose out in the final to Gary Anderson.
After retaining the Dubai Darts Masters title for a third successive year, this time defeating Phil Taylor in the final, van Gerwen then succeeded Taylor as World Matchplay champion with his brilliant success in Blackpool, which was sealed with his defeat of James Wade in the final.
Further 2015 triumphs followed as Van Gerwen retained the European Championship title with a comeback win over Anderson, won his first Grand Slam of Darts title, as he memorably overcame Taylor in the final, and claimed victory in the inaugural World Series of Darts Finals.
He also won a second Players Championship Finals title by overcoming Lewis in the final, but was knocked out of the 2016 World Championship by Dutch rival Van Barneveld.
Van Gerwen bounced back to retain both his Masters and UK Open titles - hitting a nine-darter in Minehead - before claiming his second Premier League title by seeing off Taylor in the final.
Victory in the inaugural Shanghai Darts Masters was followed by another superb World Matchplay triumph, glory in the Perth Darts Masters and a third World Grand Prix win, as he bounced back from a loss to Taylor in the Champions League of Darts final.
Another golden autumn saw Van Gerwen then win the European Championship, World Series of Darts Finals, Grand Slam of Darts and Players Championship Finals to continue an incredible year, which ended fittingly with his second World Championship triumph as he defeated Anderson in the Alexandra Palace final.
Another win over Anderson sealed a third successive Masters final to open 2017 in style, and after topping the Premier League's regular season table for a fifth straight year he retained that title in May before claiming his second World Cup of Darts title alongside Van Barneveld in June.
Whilst he missed out on a World Matchplay hat-trick, Van Gerwen's summer highlight saw the birth of first child Zoe, before he returned to action in another golden autumn campaign.
Three European Tour wins were followed by a fourth successive European Championship title, wins for a third straight year in the World Series of Darts Finals and Grand Slam of Darts and at the Players Championship Finals for a fourth time in five years.
Van Gerwen's incredible winning streak was ended by Rob Cross in the World Championship semi-finals, as the Dutchman missed match darts to see his title defence ended at Alexandra Palace.
After being named once again as PDC Player of the Year to open 2018, Van Gerwen made an immediate return to winning ways at The Masters by claiming his fourth straight victory in the top-16 event.
|PDC World Championship||2014, 2017|
|Premier League||2013, 2016, 2017|
|World Matchplay||2015, 2016|
|World Grand Prix||2012, 2014, 2016|
|Grand Slam of Darts||2015, 2016, 2017|
|The Masters||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|UK Open||2015, 2016|
|European Championship||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Players Championship Finals||2013, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|World Cup of Darts||2014, 2017|
|World Series of Darts Finals||2015, 2016, 2017|
|Dubai Darts Masters||2013, 2014, 2015|
|Perth Darts Masters||2016|
|Singapore Darts Masters||2014|
|Shangahai Darts Masters||2016, 2017|
|U.S. Darts Masters||2017|
|Austrian Darts Open||2013, 2017|
|Dutch Darts Masters||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|European Darts Grand Prix||2016|
|European Darts Matchplay||2015, 2017|
|European Darts Open||2013, 2016, 2018|
|European Darts Trophy||2016, 2017|
|German Darts Championship||2015|
|German Darts Grand Prix||2017, 2018|
|German Darts Masters||2015, 2016, 2017|
|Gibraltar Darts Trophy||2015, 2016|
|Players Championship||2009, 2012 (x6), 2013 (x2), 2014 (x3), 2015 (x2), 2016 (x5), 2017 (x2), 2018 (x3)|
|UK Open Qualifier||2012, 2013 (x5), 2014, 2015 (x3), 2016 (x3), 2017, 2018 (x2)|
|Open Holland||2006, 2007|
|PDC Youth Tour||2011 (x4)|
|Most Recent||Best Performance|
|2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||Semi Final||Winner - 2014, 2017|
|2018 UK OPEN||Last 64||Winner - 2015, 2016|
|2017 WORLD MATCHPLAY||Quarter Final||Winner - 2015, 2016|
|2017 WORLD GRAND PRIX||Last 32||Winner - 2012, 2014, 2016|
|2017 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP||Winner||Winner - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|2017 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS||Winner||Winner - 2015, 2016, 2017|
|2017 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS||Winner||Winner - 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Most Recent||Best Performance|
|2018 THE MASTERS||Winner||Winner - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|2017 PREMIER LEAGUE||Winner||Winner - 2013, 2016, 2017|
|2017 DUBAI MASTERS||Runner Up||Winner - 2013, 2014, 2015|
|2017 WORLD CUP OF DARTS||Winner (Raymond van Barneveld)||Winner - 2014, 2017|
|2017 SHANGHAI MASTERS||Winner||Winner - 2016, 2017|
|2017 U.S. MASTERS||Winner||Winner - 2017|
|2017 AUCKLAND MASTERS||-||Quarter Final - 2015, 2016|
|2017 MELBOURNE MASTERS||-||-|
|2017 PERTH MASTERS||-||Winner - 2016|
|2017 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS||Group Stage (3rd)||Runner Up - 2016|
|2017 GERMAN MASTERS||Quarter Final (withdrew)||Quarter Final - 2017|
|2017 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS||Winner||Winner - 2015, 2016, 2017|
|TOURNAMENT WIN||German Darts Grand Prix (April 2018)||beat Peter Wright 8-5|
|FINAL||German Darts Grand Prix (April 2018)||beat Peter Wright 8-5|
|SEMI FINAL||German Darts Grand Prix (April 2018)||beat Daryl Gurney 7-3|
|QUARTER FINAL||German Darts Grand Prix (April 2018)||beat Keegan Brown 6-0|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||Winner||beat Gary Anderson 7-3|
|THE MASTERS||Winner||beat Gary Anderson 11-7|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1||Last 64||lost to Ritchie Edhouse 6-5|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2||Last 32||lost to Steve Beaton 6-2|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3||Quarter Final||lost to Peter Wright 6-4|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4||Winner||beat Gary Anderson 6-3|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5||-|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3||Last 32||lost to William O'Connor 6-4|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4||Semi Final||lost to Darren Johnson 6-5|
|GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP||Runner Up||lost to Peter Wright 6-3|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5||Semi Final||lost to Adrian Lewis 6-5|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6||Winner||beat Peter Wright 6-1|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8||-|
|GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (ET)||Winner||beat Jelle Klaasen 6-2|
|GERMAN DARTS OPEN||Quarter Final||lost to Ian White 6-1|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9||Winner||beat Robert Thornton 6-2|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10||Last 16||lost to Gary Anderson 6-4|
|EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX||Runner Up||lost to Peter Wright 6-0|
|GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY||-|
|PREMIER LEAGUE||Winner||beat Peter Wright 11-10|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12||-|
|DUBAI DARTS MASTERS||Runner Up||lost to Gary Anderson 11-7|
|WORLD CUP OF DARTS||Winner (Raymond van Barneveld)||beat Wales 3-1|
|EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY||Winner||beat Mensur Suljovic 6-3|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14||-|
|AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN||Winner||beat Michael Smith 6-5|
|EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN||Last 16||lost to Rob Cross 6-2|
|SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS||Winner||beat Dave Chisnall 8-0|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16||-|
|U.S. DARTS MASTERS||Winner||beat Daryl Gurney 8-6|
|WORLD MATCHPLAY||Quarter Final||lost to Phil Taylor 16-6|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18||-|
|AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS||-|
|MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS||-|
|PERTH DARTS MASTERS||-|
|DUTCH DARTS MASTERS||Winner||beat Steve Beaton 6-1|
|GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX||Winner||beat Rob Cross 6-3|
|CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS||Group Stage (3rd)|
|INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19||Last 32||lost to Vincent van der Voort 6-5|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20||Quarter Final||lost to Mensur Suljovic 6-3|
|WORLD GRAND PRIX||Last 32||lost to John Henderson 2-1|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22||-|
|EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY||Winner||beat Rob Cross 6-4|
|GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (WS)||Quarter Final||(withdrew)|
|EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP||Winner||beat Rob Cross 11-7|
|WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS||Winner||beat Gary Anderson 11-7|
|GRAND SLAM OF DARTS||Winner||beat Peter Wright 16-12|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS||Winner||beat Jonny Clayton 11-2|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP||Semi Final||lost to Rob Cross 6-5|
|THE MASTERS||Winner||beat Raymond van Barneveld 11-9|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1||Winner||beat Michael Smith 6-3|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2||Winner||beat Darren Webster 6-3|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3||Quarter Final||lost to Michael Smith 6-1|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4||-|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5||-|
|UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1||Winner||beat James Wade 6-4|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2||Winner||beat Corey Cadby 6-1|
|UK OPEN||Last 64||lost to Jeffrey de Zwaan 10-8|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4||-|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5||Winner||beat Chris Dobey 6-2|
|PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6||Last 32||lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-4|
|EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN||Winner||beat Peter Wright 8-7|
|GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX||Winner||beat Peter Wright 8-5|