Mathew Ryan

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Mathew Ryan
Mathew Ryan Club Brugge.jpg
Ryan with Club Brugge in 2014
Personal information
Full name Mathew David Ryan[1]
Date of birth (1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Plumpton, New South Wales, Australia
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2][3]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Club Brugge
Number 1
Youth career
2008–2009 Blacktown City
2009–2010 Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Blacktown City 11 (0)
2010–2013 Central Coast Mariners 80 (0)
2013– Club Brugge 59 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Australia U23 6 (0)
2012– Australia 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Mathew David "Mat" Ryan (born 8 April 1992) is an Australian international association football goalkeeper who plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League.

Ryan was born in Plumpton, New South Wales and played youth football with Blacktown City and Central Coast Mariners before making his senior debut with Blacktown City. After moving to Central Coast Mariners in 2010, Ryan moved to Club Brugge in 2013.

Ryan has made 12 appearances for the Australian national team, including at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

Mathew Ryan playing for the Central Coast Mariners in 2010.

Ryan played for the Central Coast Mariners youth team in the 2009–10 season, and after several call-ups to the senior team, he was given a 3-year senior contract.[4] Ryan was signed as the reserve goalkeeper for the Mariners, with the intention of learning under their experienced custodian Jess Vanstrattan, but was picked as goalkeeper after regular starter Vanstrattan was ruled out for the remainder of the year with an injury.[5]

He kept a record 12 clean sheets in his debut season, with some tipping him to achieve higher honours[6] or even become a future Socceroos keeper[7] due to his high level of talent and composure for his age, with Mariners manager Graham Arnold stating that he has 'plenty of character'[8] and is 'an exceptional young talent'.[9] The culmination of Ryan's success in the 2010–11 season saw him named the NAB Young Footballer of the Month for December 2010.[10]

Club Brugge[edit]

It was confirmed on 30 May 2013 that Ryan had completed a move to Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee, despite his contract at Central Coast Mariners expiring the following day.[11][12] On 27 July 2013 Ryan made his debut for Brugge in the first game of the season at home to Sporting Charleroi and kept a clean sheet in a 2–0 win. In a match against K.A.A. Gent on 23 December 2013 Ryan saved a penalty in the 67th minute that would have resulted in game being level at 2–2. Brugge went on to win the game 3–1 and reports after the match confirmed that Ryan had been offered a new lucrative deal with the club involving a substantial pay increase and contract extension.[13][14] On 26 November 2014, it was announced that Ryan had agreed to terms with Brugge, to extend his contract until 2018.[15]

International[edit]

On 21 February 2012 he was selected to play against Saudi Arabia national football team in a World Cup qualification match however did not make an appearance.[16]

Ryan was selected as part of the 23 man squad that competed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and played in all three of Australia's matches.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 16 December 2014[17]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blacktown City 2010 NSW Premier League 11 0 4 0 0 0 15 0
Central Coast Mariners 2010–11 A-League 31 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
2011–12 24 0 0 0 6 0 30 0
2012–13 25 0 0 0 8 0 33 0
Mariners total 80 0 0 0 14 0 94 0
Club Brugge 2013–14 Belgian Pro League 40 0 2 0 2 0 44 0
2014–15 19 0 2 0 10 0 31 0
Club Brugge total 59 0 4 0 12 0 75 0
Career total 150 0 8 0 26 0 184 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Central Coast Mariners

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 3. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Maty Ryan". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Squadlists". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ryan playing for keeps". goalweekly.com. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mariners in Seventh Heaven". FourFourTwo Australia. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ten clean sheets and an official rap give Ryan Cup leg-up". Sydney Morning Herald. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ryan Waiting for 'God' at the SFS". A-League. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Central Coast Mariners beat Wellington Phoenix in A-League". Herald Sun. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Young kids building Coast momentum". Sports Australia. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "NAB Young Footballer of the Year – December nominee". A-League. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/Ryans-Brugge-move-complete/68242
  12. ^ http://clubbrugge.be/en/news/16136/mathew-ryan-is-clubs-third-summer-signing
  13. ^ http://osaussies.com/page/3/
  14. ^ http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/brugge-offer-ryan-lucrative-new-deal-3998154?utm_source=main_feed#.UrrWWhZpu8o
  15. ^ Lane, Daniel (26 November 2014). "Mat Ryan signs new deal with Club Brugge". The Age. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/Osieck-names-stars-to-take-on-Saudi-Arabia/45540
  17. ^ Soccerway profile
  18. ^ "Mariners Take Points And Plate In Wellington". Football Federation Australia. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Mariners finally break A-League hoodoo". ESPN FC. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  20. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/central-coast-mariners-keeper-mat-ryan-secures-move-to-club-brugge-for-a-sizeable-transfer-fee/story-e6frf4gl-1226654385226
  21. ^ https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/soccer/a/9002971/roar-win-unforgettable-grand-final/
  22. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11714/8250948/hull-city-have-lodged-an-offer-for-australian-goalkeeper-matthew-ryan
  23. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/2012-australian-football-awards-winners-revealed/53491
  24. ^ http://www.pfa.net.au/index.php?id=209
  25. ^ http://www.pfa.net.au/index.php?id=206
  26. ^ "Player Profile: Club Brugge’s latest capture Mat Ryan". The Belgian Waffle. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  27. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-au/news/4024/aussies-abroad/2014/05/14/4817780/mat-ryan-voted-belgiums-best-goalkeeper

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