Ryan Mason

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Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason July 2010 USA tour.jpg
Mason training with Tottenham Hotspur in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ryan Glen Mason[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 38
Youth career
2007–2009 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Tottenham Hotspur 31 (1)
2009–2010 Yeovil Town (loan) 28 (6)
2010–2011 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 19 (0)
2012 Millwall (loan) 5 (0)
2013 Lorient (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 Swindon Town (loan) 18 (5)
National team
2006–2007 England U16 5 (1)
2009–2010 England U19 4 (1)
2011 England U20 1 (0)
2015– England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:07, 28 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:18, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Ryan Glen Mason (born 13 June 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team. A versatile player, Mason has a tireless work-rate and incredible stamina and gives energy to the team. Mason is most comfortable as a midfielder but has also played extensively as a forward.

He made his Tottenham debut in 2008, and was loaned to Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers. Millwall, Lorient and Swindon Town before playing his first Premier League match in 2014.

Mason is a former England youth international, having represented teams up to under-20 level. In March 2015, he earned his first senior international cap.

Club career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Mason joined the Tottenham Hotspur academy in June 2007, and signed his first professional contract a year later, in June 2008 aged 17.[2] He made his professional debut in the group stages of the UEFA Cup on 27 November 2008, coming on as an added-time substitute for David Bentley in a 1–0 away win against NEC Nijmegen.[3] During the 2008–09 season he topped the Academy scoring sheets with 29 goals in 31 games as Spurs finished runners-up in the Premier Academy League.

2009–10 season[edit]

On 13 June 2009 Mason went on loan to League One club Yeovil Town along with team mate Steven Caulker.[4][5] He made his league debut on 8 August in their first match of the 2009–10 season, a 2–0 win against Tranmere Rovers at Huish Park.[6] Mason made a promising start to his time at Yeovil, scoring from a free kick in his second match against Colchester United albeit in a 1–2 away defeat,[7] and from a long-range strike in their next game against Exeter City to earn an away draw.[8] The goal against Exeter was included in BBC Sport's "Goals of the Week".[9] According to the Spurs website, "after impressing for Terry Skiverton's men at the start of the 2009–10 season, the loan deal was extended for a further three months".[10] Along with fellow Tottenham loanees, Caulker and Jon Obika, on 5 November 2009 their loans were extended until May 2010.[11] Mason was recalled prematurely, on 13 March 2010 back to Spurs after playing 28 league games for Yeovil and scoring 6 goals.[12]

2010–11 season[edit]

In August 2010, Mason was loaned for the first time to Championship team Doncaster Rovers on a two-month loan deal,[13] and made 5 appearances. Then in January 2011, he was loaned back to Doncaster until the end of the season[14] and made a further 10 appearances.

2011–12 season[edit]

On 28 July 2011, Mason signed a new two-year contract with Tottenham, keeping him at the club until June 2013. He was then immediately loaned back to Doncaster on a season long loan.[15][16] Mason was recalled back to Tottenham Hotspur in November 2011 after making 5 appearances since the start of the season.[17] On 29 December 2011, Mason and team-mate Harry Kane agreed a loan deal with Championship side Millwall from 1 January until the end of the season.[18]

2012–13 season[edit]

Mason made an appearance in Tottenham's goalless draw in the Europa League group stages against Lazio at White Hart Lane on 20 September 2012, coming on as an added-time substitute for Mousa Dembélé.[19] He made his first Tottenham start six days later in a League Cup last 32 match against Carlisle United, a 3–0 away win.[20]

On the last day of the summer transfer window, Mason joined French side Lorient on loan for the remainder of the 2012–13 season, making his move out of England for the first time.[21] It was terminated on 23 April 2013 with Mason having failed to make a senior appearance.

2013–14 season[edit]

On 23 July 2013, Mason signed on a season-long loan for League One Swindon Town,[22] joining fellow Tottenham players Massimo Luongo, Grant Hall and Alex Pritchard. On 31 August, he scored a hat trick against Crewe Alexandra in a 5–0 win.[23]

2014–15 season[edit]

After a successful pre-season in the United States with Spurs, Mason was included in Mauricio Pochettino's Premier League squad. On 24 September 2014 he made his first appearance of the season as well as scoring his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur, an equaliser in a League Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest. Later that week, on 27 September 2014, he made his Premier League debut for Tottenham Hotspur in a 1–1 draw away at Arsenal. Mason subsequently established himself as a regular member of the first team. On 2 November, against Aston Villa, Mason stuck his head in the chest of opponent Christian Benteke, who reacted by striking him with his hand. Referee Neil Swarbrick sent off Benteke but took no action against Mason.[24] The incident led to both clubs being fined £20,000 by The FA for failing to keep their players under control.[25] In January 2015, Mason was awarded a five-and-a-half-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2020.[26]

International career[edit]

Mason received his first call up to the England U19 side for the match against Russia but only made the stand-by list and did not take part in the game.[27] He was called up for the European Championship qualification in Slovenia in October 2009.[28] Mason played in two of the three games and grabbed the second England goal in the 2–0 win over Slovakia to help to ensure England's 100% record.[29][30] Mason achieved his third and fourth caps for the U19s in friendlies against Turkey and the Netherlands respectively.

In February 2011, Mason received a call up to the England U20 side for their friendly against France U20,[31] and received his first cap coming on as a 70th minute substitute in that game.[32]

On 23 March 2015, Mason received his first call up to the to the senior England team for a European qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Italy, after Adam Lallana withdrew due to injury.[33] He made his debut in the latter match on the 31st, replacing Jordan Henderson for the last 16 minutes of a 1–1 draw at Juventus Stadium, assisting Andros Townsend's late equaliser.[34]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 May 2015.[35]
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 2008–09[36] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2009–10[37] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[38] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[39] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[40] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 2[b] 0 3 0
2013–14[41] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[42] Premier League 31 1 0 0 4 1 2[b] 0 36 2
Total 31 1 0 0 5 1 5 0 41 2
Yeovil Town (loan) 2009–10[37] League One 28 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 6
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2010–11[38] Championship 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2011–12[39] Championship 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Total 19 0 0 0 1 1 20 1
Millwall (loan) 2011–12[39] Championship 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Lorient (loan) 2012–13[40] Ligue 1 0 0 0 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2013–14[41] League One 18 5 1 0 2 0 1[c] 0 22 5
Career total 99 12 3 0 8 2 5 0 1 0 115 14
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

Personal life[edit]

Mason attended Cheshunt School and was a District hurdles champion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Ryan Mason". Tottenham Hotspur. 
  3. ^ "NEC Nijmegen 0–1 Tottenham". BBC Sport. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Yeovil to sign young Spurs duo". BBC Sport. 13 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Yeovil loan Duo". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 14 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Yeovil 2 – 0 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 8 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Colchester 2–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Exeter 1–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 18 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Goals of the Week". BBC Sport. 20 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Ryan Mason". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 24 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Three Sign Loans for Season". Yeovil Town F.C. 5 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Mason Recalled". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 15 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Doncaster sign Spurs youngster Ryan Mason on loan". BBC Sport. 13 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "Doncaster Rovers re-sign Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason". BBC Sport. 21 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Doncaster Rovers return for Spurs' Ryan Mason". BBC Sport. 28 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "Mason extends deal / Doncaster loan". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 28 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Mason ends Rovers stint". SkySports. 24 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Millwall agree loans for Tottenham's Ryan Mason and Harry Kane". BBC Sport. 29 December 2011. 
  19. ^ Osborne, Chris (20 September 2012). "Tottenham 0–0 Lazio". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Carlisle 0–3 Tottenham". BBC Sport. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Tottenham youngster Mason joins Lorient on loan". Goal.com. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Mason joins Swindon on loan". Tottenham Hotspur. 23 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Swindon 5–0 Crewe". BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  24. ^ Whalley, Mike (2 November 2014). "Aston Villa 1–2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "Aston Villa and Tottenham fined £20,000 each by FA". BBC Sport. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "New Deal for Ryan". Tottenham Hotspur. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "No Room For Mason As England Under 19s Win". Ciderspace. 8 September 2009. 
  28. ^ "Qualifying squad named". The Football Association. 17 September 2009. 
  29. ^ "England 3–1 Finland". The Football Association. 9 October 2009. 
  30. ^ "England 2–0 Slovakia". The Football Association. 14 October 2009. 
  31. ^ "Squad named for French test". The Football Association. 3 February 2011. 
  32. ^ "England 1–2 France". The Football Association. 9 February 2011. 
  33. ^ "Ryan Mason gets England call as Lallana is ruled out". The Football Association. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  34. ^ "Italy 1-1 England". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  35. ^ "Ryan Mason". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  39. ^ a b c "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  41. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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