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Gary Anderson Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Gary Anderson
Place Of Birth
Musselburgh, Scotland
53 years old
Birth Date
December 22 1970

Gary Anderson Facts

Child Star?
Darts Player
Education & Qualifications
Musselburgh Grammar School
Current Partner
Rachel Ford
Cheylea River Anderson, Joel Anderson, Tai Anderson, Ryan Anderson
Gordon Anderson
Stewart Anderson

About Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson is a popular Scottish darts player born on December 22, 1970, in Musselburgh, Scotland.

Gary Anderson is nicknamed 'The Flying Scotsman' after the well-known Scottish steam train. Gary has won the PDC World Champion twice.

The world champion Gary Anderson as of 2022, is playing in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gary Anderson's net worth?

Gary Anderson's net worth is not known.

How much does Gary Anderson earn per year?

Gary Anderson's earnings per year are not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gary Anderson?

Gary Anderson is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Gary Anderson?

Gary Anderson is about 52 years old as of 2022. He was born on December 22, 1970.

Childhood And Education

There is not much known about Gary Anderson's childhood. He was born in Musselburgh, Scotland. There is nothing known about his family life. However, his father's name is Gordon Anderson. He had a brother named Stewart Anderson. His father passed away in 2012. His brother died of a heart attack in 2011.

Gary Anderson attended Musselburgh Grammar School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gary Anderson's partner?

Gary Anderson has been married to Rachel Ford. He married Rosemary in his early career. They had two children together, and they later got divorced. He then had a longtime relationship with his current partner, Rachel Ford. They are married and have two children together. Gary Anderson has four children: Cheylea River Anderson, Joel Anderson, Tai Anderson, and Ryan Anderson.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gary Anderson is best known for being the world-renowned darts player. He is also known for his roles in the TV reality series 'Die Promi-Darts-WM' in 2017, the documentary film 'House Of Flying Arrows' released in 2016, and the tv series 'Emirates News' (2007).

Gary Anderson started his dart career by participating in British Darts Organization events. He achieved victory in his second tournament in the Welsh Open in 2001. After this, he qualified for the World Championship. However, he lost in the first round with a score of 3-0. In the BDO World Darts Championship 2003, he reached the semifinals. After this, he had several defeats in different tournaments.

He had a nine-dart finish at the BDO Gold Cup in 2005. He also had the highest overall average among men in 2006 at the WDF Europe Cups.

In early 2009, he joined the PDC. His television debut was at the Premier League Darts exhibition match. He also qualified for the UK Open in 2009 at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, losing 6-4 to Paul Nicholson in the second round.

He reached the PDC major finals for the first time in 2010 at the UK Open. However, he lost the final. He represented Scotland at the 2010 PDC World Cup of Darts.

He also entered the World Championship in 2011. He set his highest average in the third round against Andy Smith. Due to his excellent performance in the Championship, he was placed fourth on the Order Of Merit. This helped him enter the Premier League in 2011. He also reached a major final in the Players Championship Finals in 2011 against Phil Taylor.

He won the Players Championships four times. He has the highest three dart average in history and made it to the UK Open Qualifier in 2011.

Gary faced a lot of defeats in 2012 in the World Championship, the next World Cup, and the Premier League. In the latter, he finished last in the League. He finished a nine-dart finish at the June 2011 UK Open against Davey Dodds. After which, he had problems in his left eye. This led to him taking a month's break from darts. He backed up in the World Matchplay. He failed again at the game. Then, the Darts Regulation Authority banned him from two European Tour events and the Championship. The reason for the decision was his failure in his behavior at the second European Tour Event.

He won the Irish Masters in 2012. After which, he lost in the Grand Slam of Darts. He receded to the 26th position in the Order of Merit.

After the World Championship in 2013, he went down to the rank of 13. He managed to enter the 2013 Premier League because of being the champion in 2011. He struggled with his performance in the game. However, he tried getting back up when he had one of his best performances in the World Grand Prix in 2013. He also had outstanding performances at the Grand Slam of Darts in 2007. However, he barely managed to secure a win.

He was placed first in the German Darts Championship for two and a half years. He won one of them in 2014. His great win was against Andrew Gilding at the Players Championships. A week later, he won again. His confidence was restored. He also had a Sky Sports wildcard entry at the Premier League in 2014. He then went on to have successful games, which raised his rank to the top 10 players in the world.

Gary participated in the 2015 World Championship. He had a thrilling experience in the tournament. And at the end, he was the PDC Player of the Year and Fans' Player of the Year. He was also the Pro Tour Player of the Year and the Players' Player of the Year. He also won his 2016 season.

The 2017 and 2018 seasons brought a mix of wins and defeats. During the 2019 season, he struggled with back issues. This led him to withdraw from the Masters and the Premier League games.

After his treatment, he debuted at the UK Open in March 2019. He made his second single in 2020, which was televised.

The Flying Scotsman then entered the PDC World Darts Championship in 2021. He lost the final. He even lost at the World Matchplay in the second round.

Charity Work

Gary and seven other dart players recorded a single with singer Chas Hodges and his band, Got My Tickets For The Darts. The proceeds were donated to the Haven House Children's Hospice.

What awards has Gary Anderson won?

The world champion has many titles and games in his darts career, including major tournaments like International Darts League in 2007, Premier League Title in 2011, and many others. He has also won the 2005 Nine dart finish at BDO Gold Cup, 2009 Nine dart finish at Derby Players Championship, 2015 PDC Player of the Year award, and 2016 PDC Fans Player of the Year award.

Gary Anderson's Hobbies And Interests

Gary has a huge interest in football and supports Hibernian, a Scottish football club.

Other Interesting Gary Anderson's Facts And Trivia

  • Gary Anderson was a builder before pursuing darts as a career. He was also known as 'Dreamboy' before becoming the Flying Scotsman.
  • He once wanted to quit darts following a match against Mensur Suljovic.
  • His first wins were in the International Darts League, followed by the World Darts Trophy in 2007. In these wins, he defeated top players from the Professional Darts Corporation and BDO. He also won the BDO British Open and Scottish Open in 2007.
  • Gary Anderson won two consecutive years in the Zuiderduin Masters. In 2007, Gary was the world number one who held the WDF title. In 2008, he was the second.
  • Gary Anderson also won the German Open, including the Welsh Open and BDO International Grand Prix titles. He also won two consecutive years at the Dutch Pentathlon in 2008 and 2009.
  • Gary Anderson set a world record score at the Pentathlon in 2009. The same year, he had a nine-dart finish in the Derby Players Championship. He participated in many World Cups and Six Nations Cups.
  • He grew up with his brother Stewart Anderson, father Gordon Anderson, and his mother, but her name is unknown.
  • Gary Anderson won the 2001 Welsh Open after defeating John Walton.
  • Gary uses 24 g (0.8 oz) Unicorn Phase 4 darts.

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