|Full name||Montreal Manic / Manic de Montréal|
|Nickname(s)||The Manic / Le Manic|
Montreal Forum (indoor)
|Owner||La Brasserie Molson du Québec|
|League||North American Soccer League|
"Le Manic" as they were called by the locals, were Montreal's first professional soccer team since the NASL's Montreal Olympique folded in 1973. The Montreal Manic competed from 1981 to 1983, with their home field being the Montreal Olympic Stadium. Previous to Montreal, the team played as the Philadelphia Fury from 1978 through 1980.
Despite their record-setting 58,542 attendance in a playoff match against the Chicago Sting on September 2, 1981, the interest in the team and the average attendance fell sharply during the 1983 season, and the Manic folded in 1984.
In his book, Soccer in a Football World, North American soccer historian Dave Wangerin partially attributes the downfall of the Manic organization to the Molson ownership's declaration to attempt to build a Team Canada roster for the 1984 season. The new direction of the team meant many of the team's players who originated from foreign countries would be let go, to emphasize an all Canadian roster instead. Given that Canada had a relatively poor track record at producing world class soccer talent, Montreal fans were likely put off by the prospect that the quality of the team's play would instantly diminish for the 1984 season. More importantly, the team was allegedly in financial trouble despite the fact that the Manic had some of the highest attendances in the NASL. Reports indicated that during the first two seasons, the Manic lacked profitability as they had lost $7 million. Manic president Roger Samson blamed the losses on bad stadium deals, high rents, having the concession profits going directly to the Montreal Expos, a lack of a television deal, and that an average attendance of over 20,000 was insufficient to keep the franchise solvent.
|Year||League||W||L||Pts||Reg. Season||Playoffs||Avg Attend|
|1981||NASL||15||17||141||2nd, Eastern Division||Won 1st Round (Los Angeles)
Lost Quarterfinal (Chicago)
|1981–82||NASL Indoor||9||9||—||1st, American Conference, East Division||Lost 1st Round (Tampa Bay)|
|1982||NASL||19||13||159||2nd, Eastern Division||Lost 1st Round (Ft. Lauderdale)||21,348|
|1983||NASL Indoor Grand Prix||5||3||53||1st, Grand Prix preliminaries||Runners-up (Tampa Bay)||6,972|
|1983||NASL||12||18||124||4th, Eastern Division||Won 1st Round (New York)
Lost Semifinal (Tulsa)
NASL Indoor Championships
Indoor Leading Goal Scorer
Indoor Leading Goalkeeper
Indoor Tournament Defensive MVP
All-Star First Team Selections
All-Star Second Team Selections
- Nick Albanis (1981)
- Mehdi Cerbah (1982–1983)
- Elvis Comrie (1982–1983)
- Mimmo Dell'Armi (1982)
- Pasquale Di Blasio (1983)
- Gerry Gray (1983)
- Mike Hewitt (1983) 
- Gordon Hill (1981–82)
- Jean-François Larios
- Dwight Lodeweges (1983)
- Andy Lynch (1981–82)
- Frantz Mathieu (1983)
- Dale Mitchell (1983)
- Fran O'Brien (1981–1982)
- Andrew Parkinson (1981–1982)
- Brian Quinn (1982–83)
- Bob Rigby (1981–1982)
- Tony Towers (1981–1983)
- Thompson Usiyan (1981–1982)
- John Vanoostveen (1981–1982)
- Dragan Vujovic (1982–1983)
- Alan Willey (1981–83)
Giuseppe Pietrantonio ( Canada)
- "Le Manic se range derrière l'Impact". rds.ca/. February 16, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- Wangerin, Dave. (2008), Soccer in a Football world: The Story of America's Forgotten Game, Temple University Press. (ISBN 1592138853)
- "Le Manic, c'est fini". radio-canada.ca/. February 8, 1983. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "Manic Depression". soccerloop48.com/. ?-04-05. Retrieved February 16, 2012.