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|Date of birth||October 24, 1973 (age 33)|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
McNamara became a consistent player for Celtic during the later part of O'Neill's tenure, being awarded the Football Writers Player of the Year in 2004. The following year McNamara was named captain when current captain Paul Lambert was injured and missed much of the season. A testimonial match against the Republic of Ireland ended 1-0 to Ireland, with Robbie Keane scoring late. New manager Gordon Strachan said that he valued McNamara's presence at the club.
However McNamara did not feel the contract offered was sufficient, and it was in acrimonious circumstances that he left to join Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2005 on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling.
After a promising start to his Wolves career, McNamara sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury in the home match with Leicester City in September 2005. He came back in the penultimate game of the 2005/6 season at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.
McNamara played for Scotland in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and has filled a variety of defensive roles in his international career.
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|Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year
Paolo Di Canio
|Scottish PFA Players' Player of the Year
|Scottish Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year
|Scotland squad - 1998 FIFA World Cup|
1 Leighton | 2 McNamara | 3 Boyd | 4 Calderwood | 5 Hendry | 6 T. McKinlay | 7 Gallacher | 8 Burley | 9 Durie | 10 Jackson | 11 Collins | 12 Sullivan | 13 Donnelly | 14 Lambert | 15 Gemmill | 16 Weir | 17 B. McKinlay | 18 Elliott | 19 Whyte | 20 Booth | 21 Gould | 22 Dailly | Coach: Brown
|Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - Current Squad|
1 Oakes | 3 N. Collins | 4 Olofinjana | 5 Breen | 6 Craddock | 7 McNamara | 8 Henry | 9 Cort | 10 Bothroyd | 11 Clapham | 12 Edwards | 14 Potter | 15 Rósa | 16 M. Davies | 17 Ward | 18 C. Davies | 20 Murray | 22 Gobern | 24 Gyepes | 25 Jones | 26 Little | 27 Mulgrew | 28 Ricketts | 29 O'Connor | 30 Ikeme | 32 McIndoe | 33 Riley | 34 Gleeson | 36 L. Collins | 37 Kightly | 39 Keogh | 40 Budtz | Manager: McCarthy