Michael Bryan (footballer)

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Michael Bryan
Personal information
Full name Michael Anthony Bryan
Date of birth (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Hayes, England[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Harrow Borough
Youth career
2000–2006 Queens Park Rangers
2006–2008 Hayes & Yeading
2008–2009 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Watford 12 (0)
2011 Bradford City (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2013 Brackley Town 0 (0)
2012–2013 Daventry Town (loan) 11 (1)
2013 Corby Town 3 (0)
2013–2014 Hendon 34 (1)
2014 Hampton & Richmond Borough 4 (0)
2014– Harrow Borough 69 (2)
National team
Northern Ireland U19
2009–2011 Northern Ireland U21 4 (0)
2010 Northern Ireland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:37, 23 May 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:59, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Michael Anthony Bryan (born 21 February 1990) is a former professional footballer who plays as a winger and is who plays for Harrow Borough whom he signed for in September 2014. Born and raised in England, he is eligible to play for Northern Ireland through his ancestry and has been selected for the latter at under-19, under-21 and full international levels.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Bryan was born and raised in West London and attended Isleworth and Syon School. He started his career as a schoolboy at Queens Park Rangers at the age of 10, being released six years later, before joining Watford.[3]

He made his professional debut for Watford on 15 August 2009 in the Championship, in a 2–0 away defeat against Sheffield United, replacing Danny Graham as a substitute in the 89th minute.[4][5] He made a further six appearances for Watford in the 2009–10 season, and his first start came in the final match; a 4–0 away win against Coventry City.[6] He joined Bradford City on loan for five-months on 11 August 2011. On 17 January 2012, he joined Bournemouth on trial. In February 2012, he was on trial with Leyton Orient, scoring in a reserve friendly at Ipswich Town on 7 February 2012, losing 4–1. After returning from to Watford, Bryan did not secure any further loan deals or game-time at Vicarage Road, and was released in June 2012, after being deemed surplus to requirements.

On 31 July 2012, Bryan was named as an unused substitute in a friendly match for Northampton Town in a 3–4 defeat to Derby County, whilst on trial for the club. He later joined Brackley Town, then in the Southern Premier League, five divisions below Watford, but was immediately sent to Daventry Town in the division below on loan until January 2013, supplementing his football career with a part-time job. However, upon his return he was released from Brackley and joined their Conference North rivals, Corby Town, on a free transfer. On 1 July 2013, it was reported that Bryan was on trial with Portsmouth however he was released the following week. Bryan signed for Isthmian League Premier Division club Hendon in late August 2013.

Following one season with Hendon, Bryan signed for league counterparts Hampton & Richmond Borough in the summer of 2014.[7]

After failing to regularly hold down a place at Hampton & Richmond, and after the departure of the management team who signed him, Bryan signed for league counterparts Harrow Borough in September 2014, making his debut on 23 September 2014.

International career[edit]

Bryan was called up Northern Ireland under-19 squad in April 2009.[8] This was followed by a call-up to the senior Northern Ireland squad for the 2010 summer friendlies. He made his debut for the senior Northern Ireland team on 26 May 2010 against Turkey in a friendly.[9] This was followed four days later by his first start for his country in another friendly, against Chile.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2012.
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2009–10[11] 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2010–11[12] 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2011–12[13] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bradford City (loan)
2011–12[14]
8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Career totals 20 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 23 0
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "First Team". Watford F.C. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 547. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Golden boy". Watford F.C. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Results/Fixtures: Sheff Utd 2–0 Watford". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Sheff Utd 2–0 Watford". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Result between Coventry and Watford on 2 May 2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.hamptonfc.net/news/its-the-beavers-for-michael-1232475.html
  8. ^ Rice, Tony (24 April 2009). "Beaglehole all set for Switzerland challenge". Irish Football Association. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "N Ireland 0–2 Turkey". BBC Sport. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Chile 1–0 N Ireland". BBC Sport. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Watford 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Watford 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Watford 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Bradford 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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