- Luke Littler has revealed a surprise retirement plan after bursting onto the scene
- He has won £252,000 in prize money in 2024 and is signing commercial deals.
- Its introduction into the Premier Darts League has been quite successful so far.
Luke Littler has revealed he could retire from darts at a young age in what would be music to the ears of his rivals.
Littler, 17, came into the public eye recently with his run to the final of the World Darts Championship, where he lost to world number one Luke Humphries.
However, including his youth experience, he claims that he has already “been playing for a long time” and could quit decades sooner than expected.
If you played until Phil Taylor’s age, 63, you’d be throwing darts at a board until 2065.
Luke Littler has revealed the shocking age at which he could retire – and it could come as a relief to his rivals!
The 17-year-old said he could retire in 10 or 15 years, meaning he could quit at age 27.
But Littler could stop working from the age of 27, he said. The times.
“I’ve played a long time in the youth ranks, in the old British Darts Federation,” he said.
“I could spend ten or fifteen years and retire, if I’ve had enough.”
Since reaching the final of the PDC World Darts Championship, which was watched by a record 4.8 million viewers, the year 2024 has been a whirlwind.
He has been included in the eight-man Premier Darts League, where he has had good success.
He is currently fourth in the standings, which is led by Michael van Gerwen after winning three of the four nights so far.
He has met some of his Manchester United heroes including Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Maguire and Erik ten Hag.
There was even a competition against Maguire and Christian Eriksen at Carrington, where he threw a 180 in the first attempt to beat their nine-dart scores.
Earlier this month, he was announced as a representative for clothing retailer BoohooMAN, signing a lucrative modeling contract.
It has been a whirlwind year for Littler, who came very close to winning the World Darts Championship.
Earlier this week it was reported that he had signed a ‘multi-million pound’ first professional darts deal and had launched a new range of darts products bearing his name.
This year he has already won £252,000 in prizes.