Ryan with Club Brugge in 2014
|Full name||Mathew David Ryan|
|Date of birth||8 April 1992|
|Place of birth||New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|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 30 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Central Coast Mariners
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
Ryan was selected as part of the 23 man squad which will compete in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and played in all three of Australia's matches.
- As of 30 August 2014
|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|
|Club Brugge||2013-14||Belgian Pro League||40||0||2||0||2||0||44||0|
|Club Brugge total||45||0||2||0||6||0||53||0|
- Central Coast Mariners
- A-League Young Footballer of the Year: 2010–11, 2011–12
- Joe Marston Medal: 2011
- A-League Goalkeeper of the Year: 2011–12
- FFA U20 Male Player of the Year: 2011, 2012
- PFA Harry Kewell Medal: 2011–12
- PFA A-League Team of the Season: 2011–12
- Mariners Medal: 2011–12
- Belgium Pro League Goalkeeper of the Year: 2013–14
- "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 3. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Mathew Ryan". socceroos.com.au. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "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.
- Soccerway profile
- "Mariners Take Points And Plate In Wellington". Football Federation Australia. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Mariners finally break A-League hoodoo". ESPN FC. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Player Profile: Club Brugge’s latest capture Mat Ryan". The Belgian Waffle. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.