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Steve McManaman

Personal information
Full nameSteven McManaman
Date of birth11 February 1972(age 44)
Place of birthKirkdale, Liverpool, England
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder(Retired)

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Steven McManaman (born 11 February 1972) is a retired English footballer who played as a midfielder, winger and playmaker. Having spent his playing career at two of European football's most successful clubs of the 20th century, Liverpool and Real Madrid, as well as a spell at Manchester City, McManaman is the most decorated English footballer to have played at any foreign club in terms of trophies won overseas.

McManaman was the first British player to win the UEFA Champions League title twice, and was also the first English footballer to win the Champions League with a non-English club. In 2008, he was ranked third in a Top 10 of greatest British footballers to play overseas, just behind Kevin Keegan and John Charles.

He is also notable for a contractual saga in the late 1990s, that resulted in his football transfer becoming one of the most controversial and high profile Bosman ruling related transfers of all time, with the deal resulting in McManaman once becoming the highest paid British player in history, for the years 1999 through 2001.

After his retirement as a player in 2005, he became a football pundit for Setanta Sports and was an associate producer on the film Goal! 2. He was an ESPN analyst for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and currently works as an English based in-game analyst alongside Ian Darke for ESPN's USA and UK coverage of the FA Premier League, FA Cup and Major League Soccer games.


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