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 Attacking Midfielder / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 38
Youth career
2007–2009 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Tottenham Hotspur 11 (0)
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
2009–2010 England U19 4 (1)
2011 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:21, 13 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:45, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Ryan Glen Mason (born 13 June 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur. A versatile player, Mason is most comfortable as a midfielder but has also played extensively as a forward. He is a former England youth international, having represented the England U19 and England U20 teams on multiple occasions.

Club career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[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 UEFA Cup on 27 November 2008 as a late substitute 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.

In the Summer of 2009 Mason went on loan to Yeovil Town along with team mate Steven Caulker.[4][5] He made his league debut at the start of the 2009–10 season against Tranmere Rovers where Yeovil won 2–0.[6] Mason made a promising start to his time at Yeovil, scoring from a free kick in his second match against Colchester United[7] and from a long-range strike in their next game against Exeter City to earn a 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]

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

On 28 July 2011, Mason signed a new two-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur keeping him at the club until June 2013 and was then immediately sent out on a season long loan deal to Doncaster Rovers.[15][16] Mason was recalled back to Tottenham Hotspur in November 2011 after making just 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 starting once the January transfer window opens until the end of the season.[18]

Ryan made an, albeit brief, appearance in Tottenham's senior side during their the Europa League tie against Lazio in September 2012, coming on as a late sub for Mousa Dembélé. He made his first Tottenham start a week later in a League Cup match against Carlisle.

On the last day of the 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.[19] His loan period was terminated on 23 April 2013 with Mason having failed to make a senior appearance.

On 23 July 2013, Mason signed on a season long loan for Swindon Town[20] joining fellow Tottenham players Massimo Luongo, Grant Hall and Alex Pritchard. On 31 August 2013 he scored a hat trick against Crewe Alexandra in a 5-0 win.

On 24 September 2014 he scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup, drawing his team level with 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 and kept his place in the team to make his home Premier League debut in the 1-0 win over Southampton on 5 October. 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.[21] The incident led to both clubs being fined £20,000 by The FA for failing to keep their players under control.[22]

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.[23] He didn't need to wait long for his first game for the U19's as he and fellow loanee Steven Caulker were called up for the European Championship qualification in Slovenia in October 2009.[24] 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.[25][26] 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,[27] and received his first cap coming on as a 70th minute substitute in that game.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 December 2014.[29]
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[30] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2009–10[31] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[32] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[33] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[34] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 2[b] 0 3 0
2013–14[35] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[36] Premier League 11 0 0 0 1 1 1[b] 0 13 1
Total 11 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 17 1
Yeovil Town (loan) 2009–10[31] League One 28 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 6
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2010–11[32] Championship 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2011–12[33] Championship 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Total 19 0 0 0 1 1 20 1
Millwall (loan) 2011–12[33] Championship 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Lorient (loan) 2012–13[34] Ligue 1 0 0 0 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2013–14[35] League One 18 5 1 0 2 0 1[c] 0 22 5
Career total 79 11 3 0 5 2 4 0 1 0 91 13
  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. ^ "Tottenham youngster Mason joins Lorient on loan". Goal.com. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Mason joins Swindon on loan". Tottenham Hotspur. 23 July 2013. 
  21. ^ Whalley, Mike (2 November 2014). "Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Aston Villa and Tottenham fined £20,000 each by FA". BBC Sport. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "No Room For Mason As England Under 19s Win". Ciderspace. 8 September 2009. 
  24. ^ "Qualifying squad named". The Football Association. 17 September 2009. 
  25. ^ "England 3–1 Finland". The Football Association. 9 October 2009. 
  26. ^ "England 2–0 Slovakia". The Football Association. 14 October 2009. 
  27. ^ "Squad named for French test". The Football Association. 3 February 2011. 
  28. ^ "England 1–2 France". The Football Association. 9 February 2011. 
  29. ^ "Ryan Mason". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  33. ^ a b c "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Ryan Mason in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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