Rhyan Grant

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Rhyan Grant
Rhyan Grant - Sydney FC.jpg
Grant playing for Sydney FC in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rhyan Bert Grant
Date of birth (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Central midfielder, Right back
Club information
Current team
Sydney FC
Number 23
Youth career
2007–2008 NSWIS
2008 AIS
2008–2009 Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 AIS 13 (1)
2008– Sydney FC 146 (7)
National team
2009–2011 Australia U-20 23 (0)
2011–2012 Australia U-23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2015

Rhyan Bert Grant (born 26 February 1991) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who plays for A-League club Sydney FC.

Born in Canowindra, New South Wales, Grant played youth football at the Australian Institute of Sport before making his professional debut for Sydney FC in 2008.

Grant has represented Australia numerous times at youth levels.

Club career[edit]

In June 2008, Grant received an invitation to take up a scholarship at the AIS in Canberra where he was selected despite not fitting into the age criteria for the 2008 scholarship program. After impressing during his three months in the nation’s capital, he was signed as a member of Sydney FC's inaugural National Youth League squad in September 2008.[1]

On 21 December 2008, Grant made his senior debut for Sydney FC against Perth Glory at the Sydney Football Stadium, appearing as a 78th-minute substitute for Antony Golec. The game was won 4–1 by Perth Glory.[2] He was an unused substitute as Sydney FC lost 3–2 to Melbourne Victory at the Telstra Dome on 27 December 2008.[3] Grant then appeared as a 71st-minute substitute for Shannon Cole as Sydney FC lost 2–0 to Adelaide United at the Adelaide Oval on 3 January 2009.[4] On 11 January 2009, Rhyan Grant made his starting debut against Wellington Phoenix at the Sydney Football Stadium, and played the full 90 minutes as Sydney FC won 1–0.[5]

He also played a full game in Sydney FC's 3–1 defeat by Queensland Roar at Suncorp Stadium on 17 January 2009, and provided the cross from which Kofi Danning scored in the 25th minute.[6] Rhyan Grant also started Sydney FC's final game of the A-League season, a 4–0 win over the Newcastle Jets at the Sydney Football Stadium on 25 January 2009. He was replaced in the 86th minute by Terry McFlynn.[7]

Grant finished the 2008–09 A-League season with five senior appearances. He wore shirt number 34 in these five matches.[8] He has been given shirt number 23 for the A-League 2009-10 season.[9]

Grant was a member of the National Youth League squad who finished as champions for the 2008–09 season. He made 15 appearances for the National Youth League team during the season, scoring one goal.[10] After they had clinched the National Youth League minor premiership by winning 13 and drawing two of their 18 regular season games,[11] Sydney FC progressed to the Grand Final where they met Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide on 21 February 2009. Grant played the full 90 minutes as Sydney FC triumphed 2–0.[12]

After a successful start to his senior career, Grant looked to cement a permanent first team spot in the 2009–10 season after impressing early in Sydney's undefeated run of pre-season trials.[13]

He signed a new two-year contract with Sydney FC on 27 August 2010.[14]

Grant scored his first senior goal for Sydney FC against the Central Coast Mariners in a 1–1 draw during the 2010–11 A-League season.[15]

Grant's 2013–14 campaign ended prematurely in round 3 at home to the Western Sydney Wanderers. Grant was contesting a tackle and got his foot caught in the pitch causing him to rupture his anterior cruciate ligament. The injury required surgery and will keep him out for the rest of the season.

He scored his first goal since coming back from injury in the Round 18 clash of the 2014-15 A-League season against Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium with a 25-yard screamer in which Sydney FC would go on to win 4-2.[16] Days later, Grant was rewarded for his form after returning from injury with a 2-year contract extension, along with team mate Sebastian Ryall.[17]

For the 2016-17 season, Grant played every minute of every match in all competitions of the season, scoring 2 and assisting 5 while mainly playing in the right-back position. He would continue his success by scoring in the 69th minute of the grand final against Melbourne Victory to make it 1-1, where Sydney would eventually win 4-2 on penalties to lift the double.

Grant suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in July 2017, keeping him out of the game for several months.[18]

International career[edit]

He was selected for the training squad for Australia's 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup team.[19] Grant then went on to play in several competitions with the Qantas Young Socceroos in the Netherlands, one of which they won.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 8 May 2017[20]
Club Season League Cup Asia Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Australian Institute of Sport 2008[21] Victorian Premier League 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Sydney FC 2008–09 A-League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2009–10 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2010–11 11 1 0 0 5 0 15 1
2011–12 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2012–13 25 2 0 0 0 0 25 2
2013–14 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15 20 1 0 0 0 0 20 1
2015–16 24 0 2 1 7 1 33 2
2016–17 27 3 5 0 0 0 32 3
Sydney FC total 146 7 7 1 12 1 165 9
Career total 159 8 7 1 12 1 178 10



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