Matt Bryant (footballer)

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Matt Bryant
Personal information
Full name Matthew Bryant
Date of birth (1970-09-21) September 21, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1996 Bristol City 203 (7)
1989–1990 Gloucester City[1] (loan) 7 (0)
1990 Walsall (loan) 13 (0)
1996–1999 Gillingham 103 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Matthew "Matt" Bryant (born 21 September 1970)[2] is an English-born former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League in the 1990s.[3]

Born in Bristol, he started his career with Bristol City in 1990-91, and after a short loan spell with Walsall went on to make over 200 appearances for Bristol City,[3] scoring 7 goals for them in all competitions.[4]

In August 1990, during his loan spell at Walsall, he had the misfortune of scoring an own goal which was the first ever league goal scored at the Bescot Stadium.[5]

Bryant moved to Gillingham for the 1996-97 season,[4] making over 100 appearances for them before retiring due to injury.[3]


  1. ^ Clark, Timothy R.D.; Kujawa, Rob (2009). The Complete Record of Gloucester City AFC 1883–2009. Gloucester: Tiger Timbo Publications. ISBN 978-0-9557425-1-4. 
  2. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 70. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  3. ^ a b c Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  4. ^ a b Soccerbase stats
  5. ^ Leigh Edwards. "Ultimate Saddlers A-Z 3: Matt Bryant". Walsall FC. Retrieved 14 August 2011.