|Full name||Francis J. Ryan|
|Date of birth||January 10, 1908|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Date of death||October 14, 1977(aged 69)|
|Place of death||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Playing position||Forward / Midfielder|
|Lighthouse Boys Club|
|1929-1930||New York Galicia|
|1930-1931||Lighthouse Boys Club|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Francis J. “Hun” Ryan (January 10, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 14, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a deceased U.S. soccer midfielder. He earned three caps, scoring one goal, with the U.S. national team between 1928 and 1936. He was also a member of the U.S. teams at the 1928 Summer Olympics, 1936 Summer Olympics and the 1934 FIFA World Cup. Ryan was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1958.
Ryan grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he played soccer with Frankford High School. He also played for the Lighthouse Boys Club team. He maintained his amateur status which led to his selection to the national team at the 1928 Summer Olympics. In 1929, he signed with New York Galicia. After one season, he moved back to Lighthouse Boys Club. Once again, he spent only one season with Lighthouse before moving to the Philadelphia German-Americans in 1931. He continued with the team until at least 1936. In 1933, Philadelphia joined the American Soccer League (ASL). The German-Americans won the 1934-1935 ASL championship and the 1936 National Challenge Cup. Ryan served with the Custer Division in the U.S. Army from 1942-45. Upon is return to Philadelphia, he played with the Philadelphia Nationals, leading the team to the ASL Lewis Cup in 1948-49 and 1951-52. Ryan also played with the Pennsylvania All Stars in May 1931 against Glasgow Celtic during the Scottish team's first North American tour.
Ryan earned his first cap on May 28, 1928 in 11-2 loss to Argentina at the 1928 Summer Olympics. Scored ten days later in a 3-3 tie with Poland in Warsaw. He did not play for the U.S. again until the 1934 FIFA World Cup when he was part of the 7-1 loss to Italy. He finished out his national team career at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
In 1958, Ryan was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Ryan is the grandfather of Michael Coyle, known to most as "The Maestro of Quality Control".