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Colin McMenamin (born 12 February 1981) is a Scottish professional football coach and former player, who is the manager of Stenhousemuir.

Colin McMenamin
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-02-12) 12 February 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Stenhousemuir (manager)
Youth career
1999–2000 Queen of the South
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2002–2005 Livingston 50 (10)
2003Falkirk (loan) 16 (4)
2005–2006 Shrewsbury Town 43 (10)
2006–2008 Gretna 46 (23)
2007Livingston (loan) 10 (2)
2008–2010 Dundee 80 (21)
2010–2011 Queen of the South 26 (9)
2011–2013 Ross County 53 (20)
2013 Greenock Morton 15 (2)
2013–2014 Celtic Nation 44 (29)
2014–2019 Stenhousemuir 150 (37)
Total 533 (167)
Teams managed
2018– Stenhousemuir
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

McMenamin, who played as a striker, began his career with Queen of the South before moving to Newcastle United. His first senior start came for Livingston where he spent three seasons. He also played for Shrewsbury Town, Gretna, Dundee, Queen of the South, Ross County, Greenock Morton and Stenhousemuir, as well as Falkirk and Livingston on loan.


Early lifeEdit

McMenamin was born on 12 February 1981, in Glasgow and raised in Dumfries,[1][2][3][4] and educated at St Joseph's College.

At age 15 he signed school boy terms with the club he had watched as a supporter, local side Queen of the South.[4] He played in the same youth team as Chris Doig before moving on after a year and a half.[4]

Beginning his senior career in 1999 at Dumfries and Galloway club Annan Athletic, then of the East of Scotland Football League, he was then signed by English Premier League club Newcastle United after one season. He was there for two seasons but did not make a senior appearance.[1]

Club careerEdit


He returned to Scotland on a free transfer to Livingston in August 2002.[1] In three seasons with the SPL club he scored 10 goals in 50 league appearances. McMenamin also went on loan to Falkirk for half a season[1] (August 2003 – December 2003) during this period; he scored 4 in 16 for the Division One club.


McMenamin was recommended to Shrewsbury Town manager Gary Peters by his assistant Mick Wadsworth. He signed on a free transfer in August 2005. McMenamin was a first-choice regular with the Shropshire club, averaging one goal every four games. With 14 goals in 43 games he was the club's top scorer in the 2005–06 League Two season.[1]


He joined Gretna in August 2006 on a free transfer, making his debut as a substitute for James Grady in the 6–0 win at home to Hamilton on 5 August 2006. He scored his first goals for Gretna in his second game for the club, scoring two goals in the 2–1 victory away to Clyde on 13 August 2006.[5] He re-joined Livingston on loan in November 2007.[1]

He scored 23 goals in 38 games as Gretna won the First Division title in 2006–07, and won the Gretna Player of the Year.[6]


It was announced, at the Dundee F.C. AGM on 22 January 2008, that he had signed for Dundee[1][7]

McMenamin was one of the players made redundant when, on 15 October 2010, Dundee went into administration for the second time in seven years.[1][8] In an interview with The Scotsman, McMenamin commented, "I've been through this before and this one has been the worst."[1][9]

Queen of the SouthEdit

Manager Kenny Brannigan announced on 22 October 2010 on the QoS website, "We had about half a dozen new faces joining us for training this week including Colin McMenamin. Colin of course comes from Dumfries."[1][3] McMenamin was then announced as a starter on the team sheet for the league fixture the day after at Palmerston Park against Falkirk. McMenamin was officially listed as a trialist with Falkirk winning 5–1.[1][10]

His first QoS goal was the opener in his second game for the club, an 18-minute right foot shot from six yards in a league fixture away to Ross County on 30 October 2010. The game finished 1–1.[1][11] McMenamin's third and final game as a trialist for QoS was in the 1–0 win away against top of the table opposition with Ryan Conroy scoring the winner. This was against Raith Rovers on 7 November 2010.[12]

Brannigan then announced via the club website on 9 November that McMenamin had agreed terms for a contract until the season's end.[1][13] His first game as a contracted player was the 3–0 win at home on 13 November 2010 against Cowdenbeath.[14]

His next goal was his first QoS Scottish Cup goal. This was the defeat by Brechin City on 11 January 2011.[1][15] He scored the Saturday after in the 3–0 win at Falkirk to make it two in two games.[1][16]

On 19 February 2011 McMenamin played in an uncharacteristic role in midfield in the 4–0 win away at Morton.[17] He returned to a striker's role for the midweek 2–2 draw at home to Stirling Albion, a game in which he scored.[1][18]

He returned to the midfield the following weekend at home against Dunfermline and again scored[1] to notch his fourth goal in a run of seven games.[19] He scored from midfield again the followed Tuesday away at Cowdenbeath.[1][20] His next goal was at the ground of his former club, Dundee, on 12 March 2011.[1][21] His strike 4 days later at home to Morton[22] followed by a double against Stirling Albion on 26 March 2011 made it 9 goals in 15 games.[1][23]

McMenamin missed out on the 2010 Scottish Challenge Cup Final appearance for Queens having already played earlier in the competition for Dundee. The opposition in the final were Ross County. After the season's end Queens announced on 19 May 2011 that McMenamin had signed a deal to join Ross County.[24]

Ross CountyEdit

McMenamin's first goal for his new club came in his second game, a 2–1 League Cup win against Queens Park. His first league goal was on 15 October 2011 in the 2–1 win at Dundee. He scored a double in the 3–0 win at Livingston on 26 November and followed that up the week after with a double at Raith Rovers on 3 December.

He ended the season as the divisional top scorer with 21 goals from the 34 league games in which he played.[1]

Greenock MortonEdit

McMenamin signed for Scottish First Division league leaders Greenock Morton on 24 January 2013 in a deal lasting until the end of the season.[25] He was released after the final game of the season.[26] After being released by Morton, McMenamin signed for Celtic Nation.[27]


After leaving Celtic Nation in 2014, McMenamin signed for Stenhousemuir.[28] He was appointed caretaker manager of Stenhousemuir after Brown Ferguson was sacked in November 2018.[28] Later that month, McMenamin was appointed Stenhousemuir manager on a permanent basis,[28] and in January 2019 he announced his retirement from football.[29]




Ross County


Celtic Nation


  • Norwegian Supporters Club Player of the Year: 2014–15[33]
  • Stenhousemuir Player’s Player of the Year: 2014–15[33]


As of 20 July 2019

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Stenhousemuir November 2018 present 31 7 8 16 022.58
  • initially caretaker at Stenhousemuir.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "QosFC: Colin McMenamin".
  2. ^ "Sport News - The Scotsman - Scottish Sport".
  3. ^ a b "QosFC: TEAM TALK".
  4. ^ a b c "Welcome home Colin", 10 November 2010
  5. ^ "Clyde 1–2 Gretna". 13 August 2006. Retrieved 13 August 2006.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Played for Dundee and Livi – Colin McMenamin". Dundee FC. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Dundee Sign Striker". Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2008.
  8. ^ "Axed Dundee players seek clarity". BBC News. 15 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Colin McMenamin rages at Bob Brannan and Calum Melville for 'playing with people's lives'", 16 October 2010
  10. ^ "Queen of the South 1 – 5 Falkirk" Archived 13 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Ross County 1 – 1 Queen of the South" Archived 13 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Raith Rovers 0 – 1 Queen of the South" Archived 26 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "McMenamin to sign", 9 November 2010
  14. ^ "Queen of the South 3 – 0 Cowdenbeath" Archived 14 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine, 13 November 2010
  15. ^ "Queen of the South 1 – 2 Brechin City" Archived 19 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Falkirk 0 v 3 Queen of the South" Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Greenock Morton 0 – 4 Queen Of The South" Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, 19 February 2011
  18. ^ "Queen Of The South 2 – 2 Stirling Albion" Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "Queen Of The South 1 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic". 26 February 2011. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011.
  20. ^ "Cowdenbeath 2 – 2 Queen of the South" Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, 1 March 2011
  21. ^ "Dundee 2 – 1 Queen of the South" Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ ""Queen of the South 2 – 0 Greenock Morton" 16 March 2011". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011.
  23. ^ "Queen of the South – Stirling Albion" 26 Mar 2011 Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ "QosFC: Three players released".
  25. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (25 January 2013). "New boy McMenamin's title vow". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  26. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (6 May 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Moore set to sign one-year extension". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  27. ^ Little, Amanda (16 May 2013). "Ex-Gretna striker signs for Celtic Nation". Cumberland News. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  28. ^ a b c "Stenhousemuir: Colin McMenamin is new manager at Ochilview". BBC Sport. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  29. ^ MacLean, Ian (13 January 2019). "Stenhousemuir boss Colin McMenamin quits playing to focus manager role". Falkirk Herald. JPIMedia. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Nakamura takes top player award". BBC. 22 April 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  31. ^ "IRN-BRU SFL End of Season Awards 2011/12". SPFL. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  32. ^ "Celtic Nation win Cumberland Cup for first time". The Cumberland News. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  33. ^ a b "PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS". Stenhousemuir FC. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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