Stephen McManus
Scottish footballer
Stephen McManus
Stephen McManus is a Scottish footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Middlesbrough. McManus was club captain of Celtic from 2007 until his move to Middlesbrough in 2010. McManus was a product of Celtic's youth academy and had risen through the ranks to become first team captain ahead of the 2007/08 season.
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Celtic cruise to 10th successive win
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Kris Commons grabbed a double as 10-man Celtic cruised to their 10th win in a row after seeing off Motherwell 3-0 at Parkhead on Saturday. Celtic took the lead with just over four minutes on the clock as Commons stroked home the opener. Both sides had chances before Anthony Stokes earned Celtic a 39th minute penalty which Commons despatched for his 19th of the season. Motherwell's James McFadden missed a chance to pull one back for his side just after the break when he failed to beat Fraser Forster from six yards out before former Celtic captain Stephen McManus turned the ball past his own keeper in the 68th minute to make it 3-0.
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Mowbray vows to keep on fighting
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
Amongst all the doom and gloom surrounding the scene at the Riverside following last season’s dramatic slump, Leon Wobschall discovers a chink of light to a brighter future. DURING a Spring of discontent on Teesside, sections of Middlesbrough supporters began to think the unthinkable. That Tony Mowbray’s time at the Riverside was up. To even slightly question the tenure of the man Boro fans universally known as Mogga – a Holgate hero regarded as ‘one of their own’ by scores of Teessiders – was not just a country mile off as recently as New Year’s Eve. Try the length of the M1. Boro were then in third spot in the Championship, just a point behind Hull City and well primed for promotion back to the top-flight, which they vacated in 2008-09. What has happened since 2013 got underway has been truly epic. Unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons for confidence-crushed Boro and their embattled manager. An appalling run of just three wins in 21 matches and 12 points from a possible 63 ...
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ROVERS STOP THE ROT: Middlesbrough 0 Doncaster Rovers 0
Doncaster Free Press - almost 5 years
ROVERS’ frustration with match officials continued as they were denied a strong shout for a penalty in a goalless clash at the Riverside. Chris Brown appeared to be hacked down by Seb Hines as he turned after collecting George Friend’s pass but referee Darren Drysdale waved away the appeals. Their frustration will have equalled that of their play-off chasing hosts who enjoyed the better of the possession and chances throughout the game and could have had a penalty of their own. Dean Saunders made two changes to his line-up from the 4-3 defeat to Portsmouth with Sam Hird and Shelton Martis replacing Giles Barnes and the suspended Habib Beye. Hird sat in front of the back four from the start with Chris Brown acting as a lone striker. Brown headed a searching James O’Connor cross over from six yards as Rovers enjoyed a confident start, allowed plenty of time on the ball by the hosts. But they had a big let off on 12 minutes when Lucas Jutkiewicz’s deep cross found Nicky Bailey comp ...
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McManus keen to play - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Google News - over 5 years
Middlesbrough defender Stephen McManus is hoping to be fit for the npower Championship trip to Crystal Palace. The Scotland international limped out of last weekend's 2-0 win at Burnley after damaging a knee in a collision with team-mate Rhys Williams. ... - -
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No fear for Boro - McManus - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Google News - over 5 years
Middlesbrough defender Stephen McManus insists the club has nothing to fear as it attempts to drag itself back into the Barclays Premier League at the third attempt. Boro head for Crystal Palace on Saturday - they will play the Eagles at Selhurst Park
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Williams, McDonald prove fitness - Fox Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Williams, a midfielder, player the majority of the game at centre-back after Stephen McManus was injured in the opening minute at Turf Moor. McDonald had returned to training only days before having damaged a hamstring in Middlesbrough's victory over
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Middlesbrough take three points in Turf battle - The Advertiser Series
Google News - over 5 years
Tony Mowbray's gameplan was disrupted in the first minute when Stephen McManus suffered an injury, which forced Rhys Williams to slot in at centre-half, bringing Faris Haroun into midfield. However, Boro took the lead on 10 minutes when Barry Robson ... - -
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Boro have come a long way says McManus - Gazette Live
Google News - over 5 years
BORO battler Stephen McManus says dismay at a draw is a sure sign of progress at the club. The big defender admitted the squad were left deflated and frustrated at being held by Coventry. “It was frustrating ,” he said. “We should have put them away in
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Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry: Daily Mirror match report - MirrorFootball.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Middlesbrough have made their best start to a season in 17 years and have lost just one of their last 19 games but centre-half Stephen McManus is still gutted they failed to beat Coventry. It's a sign of how far Boro have come under Tony Mowbray that ... -
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Peterborough 0-2 Middlesbrough - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Blocked by Stephen McManus. 88:35 Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe on Faris Haroun, free kick awarded. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick. 88:10 Tony McMahon concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Gordon. Free kick taken by Paul Jones
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Lord Reid hails Celtic debt drop - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Celtic had been aided by the sale of homegrown talent like Aiden McGeady, sold to Spartak Moscow for £9m, and Stephen McManus to Middlesbrough for £1.5m. However, Reid believes that new manager Neil Lennon had used the money to improve the quality of
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Leeds 0 - 1 Middlesbrough - BBC Sport
Google News - over 5 years
82:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by Lloyd Sam. Stephen McManus takes the free kick. 82:08 Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. 81:29 Short corner taken by Malaury Martin from the right by-line
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Middlesbrough 2 Pompey 2 - Portsmouth News
Google News - over 5 years
Stephen McManus had already cleared off the line from Dave Kitson following one Norris corner. Then the fourth official paraded the number five on his board to signal the start of a nervy finale for Tony Mowbray's men. Cue the non-stop Varney to come
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Middlesbrough boss warns Swansea over skipper Bates - Peterlee Mail
Google News - over 5 years
If Bates was to leave the Riverside, Boro wouldn't be short of cover in the centre of defence with Stephen McManus, Seb Hines, Rhys Williams and Jonathan Grounds ready to fill the void. The absence of Williams in the middle of midfield could be a blow
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Walsall 0-3 Middlesbrough - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
57:54 Unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by Alex Nicholls results in a free kick. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick. 57:23 Joe Bennett challenges Alex Nicholls unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darryl Westlake
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Boro 2-2 Portsmouth – Reaction - The Offside
Google News - over 5 years
Stephen McManus is a born leader, Tony McMahon and Matthew Bates have been at the club since they were teens and have also played in the Premier League alongside Justin Hoyte who filled in at left back. It was an unlucky goal to concede but the teams
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stephen McManus
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    McManus made 42 appearances for Motherwell during the 2013–14 season, after which he signed a new two-year contract with the club.
    More Details Hide Details McManus earned his first cap at international level for Scotland on 11 October 2006, coming on as a substitute in the 2–0 defeat to Ukraine at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. His first start in the dark blue of Scotland was against Georgia in the first match of the Alex McLeish era, which resulted in a 2–1 win for Scotland as Craig Beattie hit a dramatic late winner. McManus scored his first goal for Scotland in a 3–1 win against Lithuania on 8 September 2007, acrobatically turning a Shaun Maloney cross into the net to put Scotland 2–1 up. He captained Scotland for the first time on 26 March 2008 in a friendly match against Croatia at Hampden Park in absence of regular captain Barry Ferguson and was the vice-captain of Scotland under George Burley. He said being selected captain of Scotland and Celtic were great honours. The game finished 1–1 with Kenny Miller scoring for Scotland and Niko Kranjčar for Croatia.
    His first goal for the club came in a 1–0 win over Hibernian on 3 November 2013.
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  • 2012
    His first and only goal for the club came in a 4–2 win over Peterborough United on 29 December 2012.
    More Details Hide Details On 15 July 2013, McManus signed a one-year deal with SPL side Motherwell. McManus made has competitive debut for Motherwell in a home Europa League match against Russian side Kuban Krasnodar. Motherwell lost the match 2–0.
    McManus signed for Bristol City on loan until the end of the season on 14 February 2012 and made his debut at home in the 2–2 draw against Crystal Palace the same day.
    More Details Hide Details He was recalled on 28 March, due to injury worries to Matthew Bates and Seb Hines following the match against Bristol City (McManus did not play against Boro). He then returned to Bristol City for a second loan spell the following season.
  • 2011
    McManus scored his second goal for Middlesbrough against Leicester City on 2 April 2011, his goal coming in the 94th minute to level the game at 3–3.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the 2012–13 season, McManus was not offered a new contract and left the club.
  • 2010
    He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win over Plymouth Argyle on 5 April 2010.
    More Details Hide Details On 13 July 2010 McManus completed a £1.5 million move to the Teesside club signing a 3-year contract.
    This meant that McManus linked up again with Gordon Strachan, who signed four other Celtic players during the January 2010 transfer window.
    More Details Hide Details McManus received the man of the match award in his Middlesbrough debut against Ipswich Town.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    McManus was loaned by Celtic to Middlesbrough for the second half of the 2009–10 season.
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  • 2008
    McManus lifted his first trophy as Celtic skipper on 22 May 2008, when Celtic won the 2007–08 SPL Championship following a 1–0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice Park on the last day of the season. Before the beginning of the 2008–09 SPL Championship it was announced that McManus would wear the No.4 shirt, previously worn by Adam Virgo, after Virgo left the club in July 2008.
    More Details Hide Details McManus fell out of favour under new manager Tony Mowbray, however, making only 14 appearances in the first part of the 2009–10 season.
  • 2007
    On 3 October 2007, McManus scored to put Celtic a goal up against Milan at Celtic Park in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
    More Details Hide Details The match ended 2–1 in Celtic's favour with Kaká equalising for Milan before Scott McDonald scored a late winner for Celtic.
    After Lennon left Celtic to join Nottingham Forest, McManus was announced as Celtic's new captain on 31 July 2007 and signed a four-year contract.
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  • 2006
    Since that game he repeatedly deputised as Celtic captain throughout the 2006/07 season.
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    He was made captain for the first league game of the 2006/07 season, in the match against Kilmarnock due to regular club captain Neil Lennon being suspended.
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  • 2003
    Born in Lanark, McManus came through the ranks at Celtic and signed a professional contract on the same day as fellow defender John Kennedy. He made his debut for the first team, under Martin O'Neill, in the 2003/04 season against Hibernian, and finished that season with 5 league appearances as Celtic won the league.
    More Details Hide Details He later established himself as first choice central defender at Celtic during Gordon Strachan's managerial reign. Early in McManus' Celtic career to help with pre-match nerves he would scream his high school motto before going on the pitch. This ritual would stick with McManus throughout his career, he can be heard screaming “Spes Unica” before all matches to help him and his teammates get motivated. In the 2005/06 season, McManus scored eight goals (7 of which came in the League).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Born on September 10, 1982.
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