12 June 2007

Alan Mannus

Name: Alan Mannus
Born: 19 May 1982, Toronto (Canada)
Height: 6.01 ft
Weight: 13.07 st 
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full Caps (2004-date), 1 Under-23 Cap (2004), Under-18, Under-16; Irish League: 1 Cap (2007).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 2001/02, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2007/08; Irish Cup Winner 2001/02, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08; Irish League Cup Winner; Co. Antrim Shield Winner; Setanta Cup Winner 2005; (with Shamrock Rovers) League of Ireland Champion 2010, 2011, FAI Cup Runner-Up 2010; Setanta Cup Winner 2011; (with St Johnstone) Scottish Cup Winner 2013/14.
Awards: Ulster Footballer of the Year 2008; SWAI Goalkeeper of the Year 2010.

Club Career:
Clubs.......... --Seasons-- -Fee- League FACup FLCup Euro Other

Linfield....... 00/01-08/09 Youth 222/ 1 38/ 0 51/ 0 14/0 42/ 0
Larne.......... 00/01........Loan ..1/ 0
Carrick Rangers 00/01........Loan ..9/ 0 .1/ 0 .2/ 0
Falkirk ....... 09/10 ..... Trial . 0/ 0
Bradford City.. 09/10 ..... Trial . 0/ 0
Shamrock Rovers 2009 - 2011 .Free .69/ 0 ............ 6/0 
St Johnstone .. 11/12- date .Free


Biography:
Born in Canada but raised in Carryduff, Alan Mannus was recognized as the Irish League’s most outstanding goalkeeper. Has won every honour available in Irish League football, played 367 games and scored against Omagh Town from his own goalmouth on 25 October 2003.

Awarded his first cap to date during the 2004 Caribbean Tour, he was a last-minute replacement in the squad for the injured Michael Ingham. With Roy Carroll's refusal to travel with the squad unless guaranteed to start Mannus became the established back-up to Maik Taylor.


In order to further his career Mannus allowed his Linfield contract to expire in 2009. Following unsuccessful trials with Falkirk and Bradford City, he signed for Shamrock Rovers in August 2009. His performances with Rovers earned him a place in the League of Ireland Team of the Year as well as a championship medal.


Mannus however dropped from the international reckoning, the Republic's summer season forcing him to miss Northern Ireland's games in the USA and Chile so giving his successor at Linfield, Alan Blayney the opportunity to establish himself in Nigel Worthington's squad. Mannus voiced his frustration, claiming that Worthington had assured him that failure to travel on the tour would not harm his international chances.

Mannus was recalled to the Northern Ireland squad in the autumn of 2011, coinciding with his move to SPL side, St. Johnstone. After being initially limited to a role on the bench at McDiarmid Park, he finally made his début in a narrow Scottish Cup defeat by Hearts in February. From then on he became established as number one and was between the posts as St Johnstone claimed their first ever Scottish Cup success in 2014.

Nine years after his international debut, Mannus finally made his first start for Northern Ireland in Malta in February 2013.

More to follow.


Linfield Bio
CGSC Ulster Footballer of the Year

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
06/06/2004
06/02/2008
26/03/2008
06/06/2009
06/02/2013
15/11/2013
05/03/2014
27/05/2016
Trinidad.&.Tobago
Bulgaria
Georgia
Italy
Malta
Turkey
Cyprus
Belarus
A
H
H
A
A
A
A
H
W
L
W
L
D
L
D
W
3-0
0-1
4-1
0-3
0-0
0-1
0-0
3-0
FR
FR
FR
FR
FR
FR
FR
FR
sub
sub
sub
sub
-
sub

sub-
-
still active.

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
01
27/04/2004
Serbia.&.Montenegro
H
D
0-0
FR
sub
-

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

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