Winner of five ranking events

 

D.O.B. 13 Mar 1981

 

Lives Milton, Glasgow

 

Turned Pro 1998

 

Ranking Tournament Victories 5 - European Open 2004; UK Championship 2004, Northern Ireland Trophy 2007, China Open 2008, Welsh Open 2013

 

Money list earnings 2012/13 + 2013/14:  £217,476

 

Highest Tournament Break 147 - Scottish Open 2000, China Open 2008

 

The 2013/14 season was a disappointing one for Maguire as he failed to win a title - or even reach a final.

 

He got to the semis of the Indian Open ranking event before being edged out 4-3 by home favourite Aditya Mehta. And Maguire also got to the last four of the Masters, beating Joe Perry and Neil Robertson before losing to Ronnie O'Sullivan.

 

At the World Championship, Maguire suffered a first round defeat for the second year in a row at the Crucible, going down 10-9 to Ryan Day. "I'm actually glad this season's finished - it's been a season from hell for me," said the Scot.

 

His fifth and most recent ranking title came at the 2013 Welsh Open. He beat Stuart Bingham 9-8 in an exciting final to take the top prize in Newport. 

 

"I want to push on and not have to wait another five years for the next one. There were times when I doubted whether I would ever do it again. It has hurt to see other players lift trophies, especially when I think I'm a better player than some of them. So to win this one is sweet," he said.

 

In 2012, Maguire reached the final of the German Masters and China Open, but was beaten by Ronnie O'Sullivan and Peter Ebdon. He also got to the semi-finals of the World Championship before losing to Ali Carter.


 


During the 2007/08 season, Maguire was the only player other than Ronnie O'Sullivan to win two ranking titles. At the Northern Ireland Trophy in Belfast he beat Fergal O'Brien 9-5 to win his first ranking title in three years.


 

Maguire went on to win the China Open in Beijing, edging out Ryan Day 6-5 in the semi-finals having made the second official 147 break of his career earlier in the match. The final was a thrilling affair as he beat Shaun Murphy 10-9.


 

Maguire made his first breakthrough in March 2004 when he hammered Jimmy White 9-3 in the final of the European Open in Malta to win his maiden major title.


 

Eight months later he captured a more prestigious crown with victory in the UK Championship, beating David Gray 10-1 in the final.


 

Former world amateur champion Maguire his first 147 maximum during the pre-TV rounds of the 2000 Scottish Open.


 

Away from snooker, Maguire enjoys playing badminton and going to the gym. He and wife Sharon three children. A fan of animals, he once kept baby sharks in a tank in his bedroom and now keeps bulldogs.