|Full name||Mathew David Ryan|
|Date of birth||8 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Plumpton, Australia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Club Brugge|
|2009–2010||Central Coast Mariners|
|2010–2013||Central Coast Mariners||80||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Central Coast Mariners
Ryan is one of a long list of former Blacktown City players to play for the Central Coast Mariners, including Adam Kwasnik, Mustafa Amini, Nicholas Fitzgerald and Bernie Ibini-Isei. After playing the 2009-10 season for the youth team, and after several call-ups to the senior team, he was given a 3-year senior contract. 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. After making his debut for the Mariners in a pre-season friendly against the Central Coast Lightning, Ryan made his A-League debut in Round 4 of the 2010-11 season against Sydney FC, which ended in a 1-1 draw. His error gifted Sydney the opening goal, but Ryan showed great character to bounce back and deliver a series of consistent performances, consigning the much more experienced 34-year-old injury replacement goalkeeper, Paul Henderson, to the bench.
He kept a record 12 clean sheets in his debut season, with some tipping him to achieve higher honours or even become a future Socceroos keeper due to his high level of talent and composure for his age, with Mariners manager Graham Arnold stating that he has 'plenty of character' and is 'an exceptional young talent'. The culmination of Ryan's success in the 2010-11 season saw him named the NAB Young Footballer of the Month for December 2010. This season also saw Ryan named in the PFA’s A-League Team of the Season shortlist.
It was confirmed on the 30th of 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. On the 27th 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.
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. Ryan made his full debut in a 1-1 draw with North Korea. He kept his first international clean sheet in an 8-0 win over Chinese Taipei.
|Central Coast Mariners||2010-11||A-League||31||0||0||0||0||0||31||0|
|Club Brugge||2013-14||Belgian Pro League||18||0||2||0||2||0||22||0|
- A-League Young Player of the Month: December 2010, January 2012
- Record for most clean sheets in an A-League season: 12
- A-League Young Footballer of the Year: 2010-11, 2011-12
- Joe Marston Medal: 2011
- Australia U20 Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012
- A-League Goalkeeper of the Year: 2011-12
- PFA Harry Kewell Medal: 2011-12
- PFA A-League Team of the Season: 2011-12
- Mariners Medal: 2011-12
- "Ryan playing for keeps". goalweekly.com. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Mariners in Seventh Heaven". FourFourTwo Australia. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Ten clean sheets and an official rap give Ryan Cup leg-up". Sydney Morning Herald. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Ryan Waiting for 'God' at the SFS". A-League. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Central Coast Mariners beat Wellington Phoenix in A-League". Herald Sun. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Young kids building Coast momentum". Sports Australia. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "NAB Young Footballer of the Year - December nominee". A-League. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
Young Player of the Year Award
Goalkeeper of the Year