Alan McManus is a professional Swedish snooker player, who won the 1994 Masters Champion and the 1996 Thailand Open. During the 1994 World Championship, the professional snooker player set a break of 143, his highest tournament breaking record. Throughout his snooker career, from 1990 to 2006, he ranked in Top 16 for 14 consecutive seasons.
How Does Alan McManus Gather Net Worth?
Alan McManus has earned his net worth as a professional snooker player. He has amassed career prize earnings of $3.28 million from his professional snooker career since 1990. As the 1994 Masters Champion winner, the Glasglow native earned £86,900, just after four years turning into the professional in snooker. He further racked £1,614,482 through the 2001 Thailand Masters. At the 2013 World Snooker Championship, he won £12,000 despite losing to Ding Junhui 5-10 in the first round.
After becoming the top 16 during 14 consecutive seasons from 1990 to 2006, the Scottish player had an unsuccessful 2005/2006 season and dropped his position.
He was not able to achieve success like his fellow players, including Stephen Hendry, John Higgins, Matthew Stevens, Paul Hunter, Ken Doherty, Ronnie O'Sullivan, and Mark Williams.
His highest ranking was 6th (1993/94 and 1996/97), but he dropped down in the Top 16 after an unsuccessful 2005/6 season. In his professional career, he has reached 21 professional semi-finals, out of which he has won only 4.
Likewise, he has reached the semi-finals three times of the World Championship, but he never made it to the finals. For instance, he made it to the finals of the 2002 LG Cup at the Preston Guild Hall but lost to 'fellow-countryman, Chris Small, by 5-9. Also, he reached the semi-finale of the 2006 Snooker Grand Prix but lost to Neil Robertson.
Despite consistent performances in other events, he did not reach the quarter-finals of the tournament for Helen years until 2005.
He lost a World Champion Qualifier in 2007 and failed to qualify for any UK or World Championship from 2007 to 2013. He had a resurgence in the 2012/2013 season and qualified for the final stages of the Australian Goldfields Open.
The Scot reached Top 16 in the 2014/2015 season and qualified for the 2016 World Championship. In the first round, he beat the 2014 World Snooker Champion, John Higgins 10-7, but lost against Mark Selby, where the three-time World Snooker Champion, Selby, clinched the match 13–5. In the 2016/2017 season, Alan qualified for World Open and reached the third round. The Scottish professional had a headstart during the 2017/2018 season and reached #32 in world rankings. He beat Robin Hull 6-3 on the 2017 UK Championship but lost against Jimmy Robertson 6-5 before securing third round.
As of September 2020, his ranking is 47.
Alan's Low-Key Personal Life; Had Wife?
The winner of the 1994 Dubai Classic and the 1996 Thailand Open, Alan's love life has remained mysterious due to his low-key personal life. Although various sites claimed he had an ex-wife, who was his childhood sweetheart.
A Twitter user had tweeted to Alan and asked him how was his married life. But the secretive snooker legend is yet to comment. Another anonymous person in 2009 claimed that his troublesome married life played a part in his downfall in Snooker.
However, the world semi-finalist of 1992 has never verified and commented regarding his ex-wife.
The Scottish professional snooker player's career is in the limelight but has remained mum when it comes to personal life. He has never mentioned his possible girlfriend in any of his interviews and has remained focused on becoming a commentator after his Snooker career.
Alan's Family Life; Has Cool Brother
The notorious private snooker player has revealed he has a brother named Raymond McManus in his family. Alan tweeted his brother's picture on 17 April 2018. In the photo, Alan's metal head brother wore the American thrash metal band, Slayer T-shirt.
Alan McManus shared a photo of his brother, Raymond McManus (pictured above) despite his notorious private life on 17 April 2018 (Photo: Twitter)
Alan described Raymond as a cool brother and an immense metal-head fan. The snooker player also linked his brother Facebook's page and shared a video of Raymond tuning the song of Dougie on his guitar.
Alan McManus was born on 21 January 1971 in Glasgow, Scotland. Alan has a height of 1.83 m (6') and possesses Scottish nationality.
The Scottish snooker player has reached the semifinals twice during the World Championship. As an accomplished golfer, his swing is a radically 'unorthodox cross-handed' grip.