Grant playing for Sydney FC in 2012
|Full name||Rhyan Bert Grant|
|Date of birth||26 February 1991|
|Place of birth||Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
In June 2008, Grant received an invitation to take up a scholarship at the AIS in Canberra where he was selected despite not fitting into the age criteria for the 2008 scholarship program. After impressing during his three months in the nation’s capital, he was signed as a member of Sydney FC's inaugural National Youth League squad in September 2008.
On 21 December 2008, Grant made his senior debut for Sydney FC against Perth Glory at the Sydney Football Stadium, appearing as a 78th minute substitute for Antony Golec. The game was won 4–1 by Perth Glory. He was an unused substitute as Sydney FC lost 3–2 to Melbourne Victory at the Telstra Dome on 27 December 2008. Grant then appeared as a 71st minute substitute for Shannon Cole as Sydney FC lost 2–0 to Adelaide United at the Adelaide Oval on 3 January 2009. On 11 January 2009, Rhyan Grant made his starting debut against Wellington Phoenix at the Sydney Football Stadium, and played the full 90 minutes as Sydney FC won 1–0.
He also played a full game in Sydney FC's 3–1 defeat by Queensland Roar at Suncorp Stadium on 17 January 2009, and provided the cross from which Kofi Danning scored in the 25th minute. Rhyan Grant also started Sydney FC's final game of the A-League season, a 4–0 win over the Newcastle Jets at the Sydney Football Stadium on 25 January 2009. He was replaced in the 86th minute by Terry McFlynn.
Grant was a member of the National Youth League squad who finished as champions for the 2008–09 season. He made 15 appearances for the National Youth League team during the season, scoring one goal. After they had clinched the National Youth League minor premiership by winning 13 and drawing two of their 18 regular season games, Sydney FC progressed to the Grand Final where they met Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide on 21 February 2009. Grant played the full 90 minutes as Sydney FC triumphed 2–0.
He signed a new two-year contract with Sydney FC on 27 August 2010.
Grant's 2013–14 campaign ended prematurely in round 3 at home to the Western Sydney Wanderers. Grant was contesting a tackle and got his foot caught in the pitch causing him to rupture his anterior cruciate ligament. The injury required surgery and will keep him out for the rest of the season.
He scored his first goal since coming back from injury in the Round 18 clash of the 2014-15 A-League season against Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium with a 25 yard screamer in which Sydney FC would go on to win 4-2. Days later, Grant was rewarded for his form after returning from injury with a 2-year contract extension, along with fellow team mate Sebastian Ryall.
He was selected for the training squad for Australia's 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup team. Grant then went on to play in several competitions with the Qantas Young Socceroos in the Netherlands, one of which they won.
|Sydney FC total||75||3||2||0||0||0||4||0||0||79||3||2|
- A-League Premiership: 2009–10
- A-League Championship: 2009–10
- National Youth League Championship: 2008–09
- NAB Young Player of the Month Award – January 2013
- Stars in his eyes
- No Glory for Sydney in luckless clash with Perth
- Dramatic Melbourne fight-back denies Sydney victory
- Desperate Sydney repelled by Reds
- Sydney scores vital win in SFS clash with Wellington
- Van Dijk triple bursts Sydney’s finals bubble
- Sydney finishes in style by shooting down the Jets
- Rhyan Grant Soccernet profile
- Sydney FC Profile
- Sydney FC Youth Stats
- 2008–09 National Youth League final ladder
- Junior Sky Blues take Youth League title
- Sydney Maintain Unbeaten Run
- "Grant signs two-year deal with Sydney FC". Sydney Morning Herald. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
- Sygall, David (29 August 2010). "Reddy off as penalty rocks Sydney". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
- Smithies, Tom (22 February 2014). "Sydney FC v Mariners: Sky Blues come from behind to defeat Central Coast 4-2 at Allianz Stadium". Fox Sports (via Daily Telegraph0. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- Smithies, Tom (24 February 2014). "Sydney FC re-sign Seb Ryall and Rhyan Grant, switch focus to securing Shane Smeltz’s future". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- Young Socceroos 25-man Squad Named