Ryan Crowther

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Ryan Crowther
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Crowther playing for Hyde
Personal information
Full name Ryan John Crowther[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-17) 17 September 1988 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Stockport, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Altrincham
Youth career
1997–2006 Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Stockport County 2 (0)
2007–2009 Liverpool 0 (0)
2010 Stalybridge Celtic 2 (0)
2011 Ashton United 22 (3)
2011 Hyde 15 (7)
2011–2014 Fleetwood Town 19 (2)
2012 Hyde (loan) 12 (2)
2012–2013 Hyde (loan) 18 (4)
2014 FC Halifax Town 14 (2)
2014- Altrincham 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:30, 11 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ryan John Crowther (born 17 September 1988) is an English footballer who currently is a winger at Altrincham. He started his career with his local side Stockport County, where he stayed for 10 years before moving to Liverpool in 2007. After spending two years at Liverpool, he left by mutual consent having made no first team appearances.

Crowther went on several trials before joining Stalybridge Celtic in August 2010. He left the club in September, having been sentenced to four months in prison, for a drunken attack on a taxi driver in Watford. After his release from prison he joined Ashton United, where he stayed until the end of the 2010–11 season, before Hyde, and later Fleetwood Town. Following his release from Fleetwood, Crowther joined non-league side FC Halifax Town. At the end of the 2013-14 season he left Halifax Town after just 4 months at the club.

Career[edit]

Stockport and Liverpool[edit]

Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester,[1] Crowther spent nine years at his local club Stockport County moving through the youth system,[2] before making his first team debut for the club on 2 January 2006 in a 2–2 draw against Cheltenham Town, where aged just 17, he came on as a substitute and was made captain, making him the youngest captain in the club's history.[2] He went on to make one other senior appearance for Stockport before the club were approached by Liverpool requesting an opportunity to take both Crowther and Greg Tansey on trial with a view to take them to a tournament in Milan, and agreed deals with Stockport for both players subject to satisfactory performances from the players at the tournament.[3] The players both went to the tournament and Crowther joined Liverpool on 9 July 2007, with Tansey deciding to stay at Stockport.[4] Crowther featured for the successful Liverpool reserve team during the 2007–08 season. On 18 August 2009, it was confirmed that he had left Liverpool by mutual consent.[5]

Crowther playing for Ashton United in 2011

Just one week after leaving Liverpool he went on trial at Bournemouth.[6] He also returned to Stockport where he played in a pre-season friendly but was not offered a contract.[7] In October 2009 he went on trial with Grimsby Town but again was not offered a contract.[8]

Drop into Non-league[edit]

After several trials, he joined Stalybridge Celtic in August 2010, making his debut for the club on 28 of that month in a Conference North match against Nuneaton Town.[9] After just one more appearance, as a substitute, in a 1–0 defeat to Harrogate Town,[10] he left the club to serve four months in prison after being convicted of assault.[11] On his release from prison, he joined Northern Premier League outfit Ashton United.[12] He scored his first goal for the club, in a Manchester Premier Cup game against Irlam Town, which Crowther's side won 7–0.[13] He scored his first league goal for the club on the following weekend, as his side were beaten 6–3 by Frickley Athletic.[14] He played 25 games in the 2010–11 season in total, scoring four goals.[15] However, Crowther joined Ashton's neighbours Hyde in June 2011.[16] He made his debut on the opening day of the 2011–12 season as his side beat Worcester City 2–1, Crowther scored the opening goal.[17] He scored one more goal in August as Hyde came out as 4–0 winners over Hinckley United.[18] Crowther played a total of 17 games, in which he scored nine goals, during his short spell with Hyde.[19]

Fleetwood Town[edit]

On 18 November 2011, he left Hyde in order to join Conference National club Fleetwood Town on a free transfer.[20][21] He made his Fleetwood debut a day later as a second-half substitute as his side beat Crowther's former team Stockport 2–1.[22]

In January 2012 he returned to former club Hyde on a three-month loan, with a recall possible after 28 days.[23][24] He returned to Fleetwood after playing 14 games scoring two goals, and he played in Fleetwood's game against Cambridge United, in which they lost.[25] He re-joined Hyde on loan for the second time, in August 2012.[26] Making his third debut for the club away at Forest Green Rovers, scoring in a 3–1 defeat.[27] He scored the winner for Hyde in October as his side won 1–0 away at Cambridge United.[28] He scored twice in two games in November scoring in a 3–2 win over Grimsby Town,[29] and a 3–2 defeat at Ebbsfleet United respectively.[30] He returned to Fleetwood in January 2013 playing 18 times scoring four times in his third spell with the club.[31]

He made a goal scoring return for Fleetwood, scoring on his first game after returning from Hyde, in a 3–0 win over Oxford United.[32] He scored his second goal for the club again against Oxford United three games later.[33] He finished the 2012–13 season having played 18 times scoring four goals for Hyde,[31] and 15 games scoring two goals for Fleetwood.[34]

On 30 January 2014, Crowther was released from Fleetwood Town.[35]

FC Halifax Town[edit]

Following his release from Fleetwood, Crowther joined non-league FC Halifax Town.[36] Crowther scored on his Halifax debut in the 3–1 away defeat to Lincoln City on 1 February 2014.[37]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview with Liverpool Football Club, he stated that if he wasn't a footballer he would have been a physio.[2] On 12 September 2010, he was jailed for four months over a drunken attack on a taxi driver which had taken place on 9 August 2009 in Watford, Hertfordshire.[11] He was tried for racially aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm but a jury acquitted him of that charge, but found him guilty of an alternative charge of assaulting the taxi driver.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 February 2014
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stockport County 2005–06[38] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07[38] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Liverpool 2007–08[39] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[39] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[39] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalybridge Celtic 2010–11[40] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Ashton United 2010–11[15] 22 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 25 4
Hyde 2011–12[41] 15 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 17 9
Fleetwood Town 2011–12[42][43] 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2012–13 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 18 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 19 2
Hyde (loan) 2012–13[41] 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
Hyde (loan) 2012–13[41] 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 4
FC Halifax Town 2013–14[41] 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Career totals 91 21 2 2 0 0 4 1 97 24

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League, Football Conference and Northern Premier League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy and Regional cup competitions.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Gannon's blast at Kop". Manchester Evening News. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
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  12. ^ Marshall, Bryan (25 November 2011). "Ashton United 0 Ossett Town 1". Tameside Advertiser. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  13. ^ Marshall, Bryan (13 January 2011). "Ashton United 7 Irlam 0". Tameside Advertiser. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
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  17. ^ "Hyde 2 – 1 Worcester City". Hyde F.C. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Hyde 4 – 0 Hinckley United". Hyde F.C. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
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  23. ^ "Crowther Returns to Tigers". Football Conference. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
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  28. ^ "Cambridge United 0 – 1 Hyde". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  29. ^ "Hyde 3 – 2 Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  30. ^ "Ebbsfleet 3 – 2 Hyde". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "2012–13 Results". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  32. ^ "Fleetwood 3 – 0 Oxford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
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  36. ^ "Crowther Joins Shaymen". FC Halifax Town. 30 January 2014. 
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  42. ^ "Player appearances 2011/12". Fleetwood Town F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  43. ^ "First Team goalscorers 2011/12". Fleetwood Town F.C. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 

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