Joe Bryan

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Joe Bryan
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Bryan playing for Bristol City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Joseph Edward Bryan[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 23
Youth career
2009–2011 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2018 Bristol City 203 (16)
2011–2012Bath City (loan) 4 (1)
2013Plymouth Argyle (loan) 10 (1)
2018– Fulham 82 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2020 (UTC)

Joseph Edward Bryan (born 17 September 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Fulham. He is also capable as a left-sided midfielder and left-sided wing-back. He has also had loan spells with Bath City and Plymouth Argyle.

Club career[edit]

Bristol City[edit]

Bryan was born and raised in the area of Bristol. He came through his local team's youth levels; signing his first professional contract in 2011, agreeing terms to be a Bristol City player for at least two years.[3]

On 24 November 2011, Bryan joined Conference National side Bath City on a two-month loan deal, effectively lasting until January.[4] He scored in a 3–1 win over A.F.C. Telford United.

He made his professional debut for Bristol on 6 March 2012, in a 3–2 win over Leicester City at Ashton Gate.[5] In March 2013, he joined Plymouth Argyle on loan until the end of the season.[6][7] Bryan made his debut for Plymouth the same day against Bradford City and scored his first Football League goal at Chesterfield in April.[8][9]

He returned to Bristol City at the end of the season having played on the left side of midfield in ten consecutive games for Argyle.[9] Bryan scored his first goal for City in the Bristol derby with Rovers in September,[10][11] and his first league goal for the club came in November against Crawley Town. In June 2015 he signed a contract extension keeping him at Bristol City until 2019.[12] The 2016–17 campaign saw Joe Bryan become statistically the best left back in the division.[13]

Bryan starred in City's 2017–18 EFL Cup run to the semi finals, scoring the third goal in a 4–1 win against Premier League side Crystal Palace and then going on to score the first goal in the club's 2–1 win against Manchester United in the 2017–2018 EFL Cup quarter final at Ashton Gate.[14][15]

Fulham[edit]

On 9 August 2018, Bryan signed for newly promoted Premier League club Fulham for a transfer fee reported to be in the region of £6 million.[16] He scored his first goal for Fulham in an EFL Cup tie against Millwall on 25 September 2018.[17] On 4 August 2020, Bryan scored twice in extra-time in the Championship play-off Final at Wembley Stadium to send Fulham back up to the Premier League after a one-year absence, with the first one being a long-range direct free kick.[18]

International career[edit]

Bryan was selected by the Scotland national under-21 football team in October 2012,[19] but could not play due to a concussion he received playing for Bristol City against Leeds United.

Personal life[edit]

Bryan's father, Alan, is a cardiac surgeon, specializing in aortic surgery.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 November 2020[21]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City 2011–12[22] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[23] Championship 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2013–14[24] League One 21 2 3 0 2 0 2[a] 1 28 3
2014–15[25] League One 41 6 4 0 1 1 4[a] 0 50 7
2015–16[26] Championship 39 2 1 0 0 0 40 2
2016–17[27] Championship 44 1 3 0 2 0 49 1
2017–18[28] Championship 43 5 0 0 5 2 48 7
2018–19 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 203 16 11 0 10 3 6 1 230 20
Bath City (loan) 2011–12[22] Conference Premier 4 1 1[b] 0 5 1
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2012–13[23] League Two 10 1 10 1
Fulham 2018–19[29] Premier League 28 0 0 0 1 1 29 1
2019–20[30] Championship 45 1 2 0 1 0 3[c] 2 51 3
2020–21[31] Premier League 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Total 78 1 2 0 3 1 3 2 86 4
Career total 295 19 13 0 13 4 10 3 331 26
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in the FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in Championship play-offs

Honours[edit]

Bristol City

Fulham

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020/21 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  2. ^ "J. Bryan". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Five Offered Pro Deals". This Is Devon. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Bristol City's Joe Bryan & Aaron-Amadi Holloway join Bath City". BBC Sport. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Joe Bryan handed Bristol City debut". This is Bristol. 6 March 2012. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Joe Bryan: Bristol City prospect loaned to Plymouth". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Joe Bryan joins Plymouth Argyle on loan from Championship club Bristol City". The Plymouth Herald. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Loan signing Joe Bryan praised for his performances by Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan". The Plymouth Herald. 9 April 2013. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Joe Bryan targets first team football at Bristol City after Plymouth Argyle loan". The Plymouth Herald. 3 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Joe Bryan: Bristol City midfielder's delight at first goal for club". BBC Sport. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  11. ^ "City 2 Rovers 1: Bryan picks his moment to be a hero". Bristol Post. 5 September 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Bryan agrees contract extension". Bristol City. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Where the stats say city need to strengthen".
  14. ^ "Bryan's cup screamer voted goal of the round". Bristol City.
  15. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42334221
  16. ^ "Fulham: Andre-Frank Anguissa, Joe Bryan, Sergio Rico and Luciano Vietto set to join". BBC Sport. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Fulham ease past Millwall and introduce teenage prospect". belfasttelegraph.co.uk. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  18. ^ Glendenning, Barry (4 August 2020). "Brentford vs. Fulham (minute-by-minute)". Guardian News & Media Limited. The Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  19. ^ "Scotland Under-21 squad announced for friendly matches". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  20. ^ White, Jim (21 December 2017). "Joe Bryan's dad saved my father's life, reveals grateful Bristol City manager Lee Johnson after famous win against Manchester United". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  21. ^ Joe Bryan at Soccerbase
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  24. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  25. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  26. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  27. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  28. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  30. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  31. ^ "Games played by Joe Bryan in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  32. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2015). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2015–2016. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 84–85. ISBN 978-1-4722-2416-3.
  33. ^ Chapman, Caroline (22 March 2015). "Bristol City 2–0 Walsall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  34. ^ Stevens, Rob (4 August 2020). "Brentford 1–2 Fulham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  35. ^ "League One Team of the Year: Five Bristol City players selected". BBC Sport. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  36. ^ Chapman, Caroline (19 March 2015). "Joe Bryan: Bristol City wing-back wins Football League award". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 April 2015.

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