Date of Birth: 02/28/1981
Height: 5' 7" Weight: 145 lbs
Pro Experience: Ayr United
Resides: Glasgow, Scotland
In 2012 Tam McManus returned to the United States for the second time in his career. He played in 21 matches and made 19 starts in his first year in Rochester. He scored one goal on 17 shots to go with two assists in the regular season in 1,426 minutes. He committed 16 fould and was booked four times.
Scotland: Tam McManus’s professional career started with Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League where he scored nineteen goals in 109 appearances with the club from 1997 to 2005. McManus matured into a first-team regular with Hibs and led the team in scoring in the 2002-2003 campaign. McManus fell out of favor when Tony Mowbroy took over the managerial role at Hibernian in August 2004, and McManus moved to Dundee in the January 2005 transfer window.
McManus immediately found himself in a relegation battle when he arrived at Dundee. When the team was relegated from the Scottish Premier League at the end of the season McManus was photographed lying on the pitch in tears after the final whistle blew on the last day of the season. McManus stuck with the club until the middle of 2006, but he was released on a free transfer due to the clubs financial struggles related to relegation. McManus made thirty-seven appearances for Dundee and scored ten goals.
McManus has been in the Scottish First Division since he left Major League Soccer. First he signed with Ayr United and scored five goals in seventeen appearances. Then he went to Falkirk and scored seven goals in sixteen appearances. McManus most recently signed a short-term contract with Ayr United in late November 2011. The contract expired on January 29, 2012.
MLS: Tam McManus last played in the United States with the Colorado Rapids (MLS) in 2008. He made twenty appearances with the club and scored six goals. McManus’s forty-yard golazo against Chivas USA won the Sierra Mist Strike of the Week award. His work ethic and blue collar mentality made him a fan favorite with the Rapids. McManus left the Rapids after the 2008 season.