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G.O.A.T: 1980-99 - The Vote

Over the coming weeks, we’re giving you the chance to decide the greatest players in squash history as we take a look at the achievements and legacy of some of the most recognisable names ever to take to a squash court.

This week we have been looking at the achievements of some of the greatest players to ply their trade during the 1980-99 – and now you can vote for who you think is the best.

Click on each player's name to learn more about them and then vote on our poll at the bottom of the page!

You can vote for the pre-1960s era here.

Don't forget to vote for the 1960-1979 era too.

Jahangir Khan

555 successive wins, 10 British Open titles and six World Championship crowns – Pakistani legend Jahangir Khan has a trophy cabinet that few other players have come close to matching. Khan is widely regarded as one of the greatest sportspeople of all time.

Jansher Khan

Another key part of the Pakistani dominance of the sport throughout the 80s and 90s, Jansher Khan won the World Championships a record eight times and also added six British Open titles to a glittering trophy-haul.

Peter Nicol

Peter Nicol is one of the legends of this era of squash and during his illustrious career he won one World Open title, two British Open titles and four Commonwealth Games Gold Medals. Born in Scotland in 1973, Nicol is widely considered to be one of the most outstanding international squash players of his time.

Jonathon Power

Another iconic player of this era is Nicol’s rival Canada’s Jonathon Power. Power made history in 1999 when he became the first North American squash player to reach the World No.1 ranking. He also won 36 top-level squash events during his glittering career, including the World Open in 1998 and the British Open in 1999.

Rodney Eyles

A member of the Squash Australia Hall of Fame, Rodney Eyles was known as being one of the most clinic players of his era and one of Australia’s greatest ever players who was an integral member of the Australian Team during their golden era throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Rodney Martin

Another Australian great, Rodney Martin was one of his country's greatest players and one whose achievements could have been significantly greater had he not burst onto the scene during an era that saw both Pakistani legends Jahangir and Jansher Khan at the very top of their games.

Chris Dittmar

Aussie legend Chris Dittmar was one of the only players to threaten to break up the Jahangir and Jansher Khan duopoly in the 1980s and 90s and came desperately close to lifting the sport’s biggest prizes, with only the two Pakistani powerhouses preventing him from building up an even bigger trophy cabinet.

Ahmed Barada

When Ahmed Barada stunned the squash world by becoming the first wildcard to reach the final of a PSA Super Series tournament – as World Series events were known then – he laid down the foundations for Egypt’s domination of the sport at present.

Peter Marshall

England’s Peter Marshall was considered to be the main contender to displace the aging and iconic Pakistani champion Jansher Khan as World No.1. However, his story is not without struggle as his career took numerous highs and lows.

Ross Norman

After being ranked at World No.2 behind the legendary Jahangir Khan, New Zealand's Ross Norman ensured his name was wrote into squash's history books when he ended the great Jahangir's five-year unbeaten run to become World Champion in 1986.


Susan Devoy

Legendary New Zealander Susan Devoy may have only spent 11 years as a professional squash player, but a glittering array of major titles and a series of record-breaking triumphs have left a lasting legacy on the sport.

Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Australia was the dominant force in women’s squash between the early 90s-2000s and there were few players greater than Sarah Fitz-Gerald, who won five World Championships, two British Open titles and claimed Commonwealth Games gold in Manchester in the latter stages of her career.

Michelle Martin

Australian Michelle Martin was one of the game’s leading players in the 1990s. She was ranked number one in the world from 1993 to 1996 and again in 1998 and 1999 and won three World Open titles and six British Open titles during her career.

Vicki Cardwell

Vicki Cardwell is a former World No.1 squash player from Australia and was one of the leading players on the international squash circuit from the late 1970s through to the mid-1990s. During her career, she won the World Open once in 1983 and captured the British Open title four consecutive times between 1980-1983

Martine Le Moignan

The first Englishwoman to win the prestigious World Championship crown, when she halted Susan Devoy with a 3-1 victory on the 1989 Championship final, Martine Le Moignan was one of England’s top female players during the 1980s alongside Lisa Opie and Sue Cogswell.

Cassie Jackman

One of the most successful English players of all-time, Cassie Jackman was England’s leading female player throughout the 1990s and early 00s, holding the World No.1 ranking for 16 months – the sixth longest reign in rankings history.

Rhonda Thorne

Rhonda Thorne was one of the leading players in the early 1980s and has the distinction of winning the second ever World Championships in 1981, beating fellow Australian Vicki Cardwell in the title decider in Toronto, Canada, while she also won the Australian Open that year.

Lisa Opie

Between 1962-2004, all but one British Open title was won by either an Australian or a New Zealander but Guernsey-born Lisa Opie was able to put an end to 29 successive years of antipodean success when she captured the famous title in 1991.

Liz Irving

Australia's Liz Irving is a World Open and three-time British Open runner-up and reached a career-high World Ranking of No.2 in 1988. Since retiring the Australian has gone onto coach the likes of former World No.1s and World Champions Nicol David and Vanessa Atkinson.

Suzanne Horner

England's Suzanne Horner achieved a career-high of World No.2 and was runner-up at the British Open in 1990 and 1993 with one of her biggest successes coming on the Commonwealth Games stages when she secured a silver medal.

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