Alan McManus player profile
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Alan McManus – Player Profile, Career Summary, Stats

Alan McManus Player Profile

Alan McManus Stats
Date of birth: 21 January, 1971
Nationality: Scotland
First turned professional: 1990
Highest ranking: 6
Ranking titles: 2
Triple Crown titles: 1
Crucible best: semi-final
Masters appearances: 15
147 breaks: 0

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After winning the Scottish Amateur Championship, Alan McManus turned professional in 1990.

A consistent performer throughout the next ten to 15 years, McManus was an almost ever-present member of the top ten in the world rankings.

However, despite regularly featuring at the business end of tournaments, the Glaswegian was unable to capture the same number of titles as his contemporaries of the era.

McManus, nicknamed Angles for his knowledge of the table, established a reputation as an expert match player and regularly reached the semi-finals of events.

But he managed to translate those opportunities into ranking victories just twice.


Two sets of three runners-up finishes in ranking event finals sandwiched his pair of victories at the 1994 Dubai Classic and the 1996 Thailand Open.

McManus had some success in the World Championship by reaching the semi-finals on three occasions, including a memorably unexpected run as a qualifier in 2016.

But his biggest achievement was at the 1994 Masters when he ended Stephen Hendry’s dominance in London to capture his sole Triple Crown trophy.

Alongside Hendry and John Higgins, McManus was additionally a part of the Dream Team that frequently represented Scotland.

The trio emerged as victors of both the World Cup and the Nations Cup in 1996 and 2001 respectively.

After dropping out of the top 16 in 2006, McManus was never able to get back into the elite bracket and eventually retired in 2021.

These days, he is more widely known for punditry and commentary work on television.

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Ranking Event Victories

  1. 1994 Dubai Classic
  2. 1996 Thailand Open

Other Notable Victories

  • The Masters (1994)
  • World Cup (1996)
  • Nations Cup (2001)

Featured photo credit: WST

Alan McManus Player Profile

SHQ Stars: How it works

RatingSHQ StarsCareer Requirements
Black★★★★★★★multiple world champion; 30+ ranking titles; career triple crown; world no.1 (at least 3)
Pink★★★★★★world champion; 10+ ranking titles; multiple winner of triple crown events; member of top 2; 15+ seasons in top 16 (at least 3)
Blue★★★★★winner of triple crown event; 5+ ranking titles; member of top 4; 12+ seasons in top 16 (at least 2)
Brown★★★★2+ ranking titles; member of top 8; triple crown event finalist; 8+ seasons in the top 16 (at least 2)
Green★★★ranking title; member of top 16 (at least 1)
Yellow★★member of top 64

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