John Ryan (businessman)

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John Ryan
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-05-01) 1 May 1950 (age 67)
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Doncaster Rovers 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Ryan (born 1 May 1950)[1] is an entrepreneur involved in the cosmetic surgery business in the United Kingdom and the former chairman[2] of his hometown club Doncaster Rovers, which he has supported since being a boy.

After expanding a cosmetic surgery company, which he sold in 2002, he created his own MYA (Make Yourself Amazing) line of surgical clinics in 2007.[3] Ryan has written an autobiography "Dare To Dream" which has been on sale since February 2010.[4]

Ryan entered the The Guinness Book of Records as the oldest footballer to appear for a professional British club when he came on as a substitute in the 89th minute for Doncaster Rovers against Hereford United in a Conference National match on 26 April 2003, at the age of 52 years and 11 months.[5][6] He was allocated the number 28.[7]


  1. ^ Cross, Jeremy (2008-05-03). "Doncaster Rovers ready to reward John Ryan". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ "John Ryan resigns as chairman of Doncaster Rovers". The Star. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Us". MYA. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dare to Dream: The Autobiography of John Ryan". amazon. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hereford 2–4 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 2003-04-26. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  6. ^ Francis, Tony (2004-03-14). "Chairman Ryan delighted to give Doncaster a facelift". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  7. ^ "Hereford United 2 Doncaster Rovers 4". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 2003-04-26. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 

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