Ryan Williams (footballer, born 1993)

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Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams 21-12-2013 1.jpg
Williams playing for Oxford United in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ryan Dale Williams[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-28) 28 October 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Subiaco, Perth, Australia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Youth career
0000–2010 ECU Joondalup
2010–2011 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Portsmouth 4 (0)
2012– Fulham 0 (0)
2013 Gillingham (loan) 0 (0)
2013– Oxford United (loan) 36 (7)
National team
2012– Australia U20 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:50, 6 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:37, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Ryan Dale Williams (born 28 October 1993) is an Australian footballer who plays for Fulham as a winger.

Early life[edit]

Born in Perth, Australia, Williams is the son of a mother that originates from Mumbai, India and a father that was born in Kent, England,[2] Williams was brought up in a footballing family. Both older brother Rhys Williams (currently at Middlesbrough) and twin brother Aryn Williams (formerly at Burnley) are plying their trade in England. The brothers all started their careers at ECU Joondalup before moving to England.

Career[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

Williams joined Portsmouth in July 2010, signing a scholarship with the clubs' academy side.[3] There were initial issues concerning international clearance, with the FFA (Football Federation Australia) failing to release vital paperwork to allow Williams to play,[4] but this was eventually resolved on 12 November.[5] He played his first match for Portsmouth in 6 August 2010, in a friendly against Farnborough.[6] His first competitive academy match for Portsmouth was a 4–1 loss to Chelsea.[7]


2011–12 season[edit]

Williams was promoted to training with Steve Cotterill's first-team upon returning for the 2011–12 season. This cumulated with Williams' making his first appearance with the first-team in a 4–0 win over Havant & Waterlooville, in which he produced a lively display, contributing an assist.[8] He went on to feature against Chelsea[9] and travelled to the USA with the first-team.[10] Cotterill indicated that he was ready to promote Williams to the Portsmouth first-team squad,[11] [12] and Williams was selected to be on the bench for the Championship match against Middlesbrough with the 17 jersey.[13][14]

He made his professional début in the opening-day match against Middlesbrough, on 6 August 2011, after he came off the bench to replace Hermann Hreiðarsson in the 63rd minute, playing against his older brother Rhys, who scored in the match.[15]

Fulham[edit]

On 31 January 2012, Fulham announced the transfer deadline day signing of Williams from Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee, having impressed during a reserve game against Wolverhampton Wanderers the previous night.[16]

On the 13th of May, 2014, following the relegation of Fulham and his conclusion to his loan spell, Williams signed a new two year contract with the club.[17]

Loan Spells[edit]

Williams signed for Gillingham in League Two on a one-month loan deal on 14 February 2013[18] but failed to make an appearance for the Kent club before being recalled by Fulham.[19]

On 3 August 2013, Williams joined Oxford United on loan until 1 January 2014,[20] and made his debut against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.[21] He scored his first senior goal on 28 September 2013 in a League Two win over Hartlepool United.[22] On 19 December 2013, Fulham agreed to extend his loan deal until the end of the season.[23] After making thirty-five appearance and scoring six times so far, Williams made his final appearance for the club this season against relegation battler Northampton Town. Williams scored his seventh goal of the season, where he give the team in the lead. However, towards the first half, Williams was then sent-off for kicking Ricky Ravenhill. After being sent off, Northampton Town would take the lead and went on to win 3-1, which Northampton Town survive relegation and Oxford United missing out of the play-offs.[24]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 30 May 2014.[25]
League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other 1 Total
2011–12 Portsmouth Championship 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Portsmouth total 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12 Fulham Premier League 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0
Fulham total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Gillingham (loan) League Two 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Oxford United (loan) League Two 37 7 4 1 1 0 1 0 42 8
Career total 41 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 48 8
1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy..

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists". Premier League. 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Introducing Rhys Williams". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Pompey Unveil New Scholars". Portsmouth F.C. 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aussie trio on target for Pompey". Portsmouth.co.uk. 28 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ The FA: Player Regitrations The FA.com
  6. ^ Pompey ease to friendly victory at Farnbrough Portsmouth.co.uk
  7. ^ "Portsmouth Academy 1 - 4 Chelsea Academy". Portsmouth F.C. 24 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Hawks 0 Pompey 4 Portsmouth
  9. ^ "Pompey 0 Chelsea 1". Portsmouth. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Young Bluews duo are coming to America Portsmouth.co.uk
  11. ^ "Winger Williams is no loan ranger". Portsmouth.co.uk'. 19 July 2011. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Blues ready to fast track Aussie Portsmouth.co.uk
  13. ^ Middlesbrough vs. Portsmouth BBC Sport
  14. ^ Aussie ace set for Boro bow Portsmouth.co.uk
  15. ^ "Middlesbrough 2–2 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Ryan Williams Joins FFC". Fulham FC. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Williams signs new Fulham deal". Goal.com. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Williams Signs On Loan". Gillingham FC. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Fulham recall Williams from Gills". Kent News. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "Williams Signs". Oxford United. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Portsmouth v Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Hartlepool 1-3 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ryan Williams To Stay". Oxford United FC. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Northampton Town 3 - 1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Ryan Williams". SoccerBase. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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