|Full name||Mauro Andrés Manotas Páez|
|Date of birth||15 July 1995|
|Place of birth||Sabanalarga, Colombia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2016||→ RGVFC Toros (loan)||4||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 July 2019|
He was the top soccer at the 2013 Colombian U20 championship with 21 goals, and the following year he scored 22 goals for Uniautónoma's youth team in the group stage of the Campeonato Postobón 2014.
On 29 May 2013, Manotas made his first team debut for Uniautónoma when he got the start in a 3-2 loss to Valledupar FC in the Copa Colombia. He made his Categoria Primera A debut on 12 April 2014 when he came on as a sub in a 1-0 win over Millionarios. Manotas scored his first goal for the Uniautónoma first team on 13 August 2014 in a 2-1 Copa Colombia defeat to Valledupar. On 16 August 2014, he scored his first Primera A goal to give Uniautónoma a 3-2 win over La Equidad. Uniautónoma faced off with Deportes Quindío in the 2014 relegation playoffs, and Manotas scored the winning goal in the second leg to keep his team in the top flight.
On 13 May 2015, Manotas signed with MLS club Houston Dynamo. He made his Dynamo debut on 17 June 2015 in a 2–0 win vs the Austin Aztex in the US Open Cup and got an assist in stoppage time. He made his MLS debut in the team's next match, coming on as a sub against the Portland Timbers on 20 June. Manotas got his first Dynamo start on 30 June in an Open Cup match vs the Colorado Rapids and scored the winning goal, which was his first as a Dynamo.
After only getting 3 substitute appearances in the team's first 6 games of the 2016 season, Manotas went on loan to the Rio Grande Valley Toros, the Dynamo's USL affiliate. He rejoined the Dynamo on 21 May and got a goal his first start of the year on 15 June vs San Antonio FC. He scored a brace vs Sporting Kansas City on 29 June to advance the Dynamo to the quarter-finals of the Open Cup. Manotas scored a hat trick vs Portland on 24 September, becoming the youngest Dynamo to record a hat trick at 21 years of age.
Manotas had the first multiple assist game of his career on 5 July 2017 when he recorded 2 vs the Montreal Impact. He ended the season in good form and set a personal best for goals in a season with 10. His good form continued into the MLS Playoffs where he scored a late goal against Portland in the second leg of the conference semi-finals.
Before the start of the 2018 season, Erick "Cubo" Torres was sold to UNAM. This made Manotas the starting striker for the Dynamo. He repaid the club by scoring in the first game of the season, a 4–0 win against Atlanta United on 3 March. He continued to produce, scoring 5 goals through the first 10 games. Manotas scored 2 against Portland on 15 September in a 4-1 Dynamo win. The goals gave Manotas 18 on the year in all competitions, breaking Will Bruin's franchise record for goals in a season across all competitions of 16. It gave Manotas 14 goals in the MLS on the year, tying Cubo's franchise record for MLS goals in a season. Manotas would help lead the Dynamo to the Open Cup final. He scored a brace on 26 September as the Dynamo defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-0. Manotas's 6 goals in the Open Cup made him the tournament's top scorer. On 29 September against the San Jose Earthquakes Manotas scored and got the winning assist as the Dynamo came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. The goal was his 15th MLS goal of the year, a Dynamo record. On the final day of the season, Manotas scored a brace to lead the Dynamo to a 3-2 win over the LA Galaxy in a game the Galaxy needed to win to qualify for the 2018 playoffs.
Manotas made his CONCACAF Champions League debut on 19 February 2019 in a 1-0 win against CD Guastatoya. On 22 February 2019, Manotas was rewarded for his strong 2018 season with a new contract from the Dynamo. On 26 February, in his first game since signing his new contract, Manotas came on as a substitute and scored a brace to send Houston past Guastatoya and on to the next round of the Champions League with an aggregate score of 3-1. His performance saw him named to the CONCACAF Champions League Team of the Week. On 2 March, the Dynamo opened MLS play with against Real Salt Lake. In the 62nd minute Manotas got on the end of a cross from Adam Lundqvist to tie the score at 1 and rescue a point for the Dynamo. In Houston's next MLS match, Manotas scored on a cross from Romell Quioto in the 86th minute to give the Dynamo a 2-1 over the Montreal Impact. This strike was his 50th goal in all competetions for the club. In the Dynamo's next 3 games, Manotas would pick up 4 assists, tallying one on 16 March against the Vancouver Whitecaps, one on 30 March against Colorado, and two on 13 April against the Earthquakes. After a quiet performance in a 2-1 loss to the Galaxy on 19 April, Manotas got his name back on the scoresheet when he was able to get a toe on a cross that was behind him and tip it in as he helped the Dynamo get a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew. He was named to the MLS Team of the Week as for performance against the Crew. On 4 May, Manotas scored twice as Houston defeated their Texas Derby rivals FC Dallas 2-1. The first from Manotas was a penalty kick while the second capped off a counter attack with Manotas being involved in the build up before tipping in the cross from Memo Rodriguez.
Manotas featued for the Colombia national under-20 football team at the 2015 South American U-20 Championship. He made 3 appearances and scored 1 goal as Colombia finished second and qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
|Colombia||League||Copa Colombia||South America||Relegation Playoffs||Total|
|Uniautónoma F.C.||2013||Categoría Primera B||0||0||1||0||—||—||1||0|
|2014||Categoría Primera A||12||3||7||1||2||1||21||5|
|United States||League||US Open Cup||North America||MLS Playoffs||Total|
|Houston Dynamo||2015||Major League Soccer||9||0||3||1||—||—||12||1|
|Rio Grande Valley FC (loan)||2016||United Soccer League||4||2||—||—||—||4||2|
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