Gerald J. Ryan

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Gerald Ryan
Personal information
Full name Gerald John Ryan
Date of birth (1887-05-24)24 May 1887
Date of death 6 February 1917(1917-02-06) (aged 29)
Place of death Tidworth, Wiltshire, England
Original team(s) Horsham
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1906, 1909 Essendon 18 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1909.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Gerald Ryan (24 May 1887 – 6 February 1917) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League. He died while on active service during World War I, due to head injuries sustained after falling on ice in England.

See also[edit]


  • Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
  • Gerald J. Ryan's statistics from AFL Tables