Ritchie Branagan

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Ritchie Branagan
Personal information
Full name Ritchie Peter Branagan
Date of birth (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Gravesend, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Chorley
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Bury
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Bury 2 (0)
2012–2013 Salford City 38 (0)
2013–2017 Macclesfield Town 14 (0)
2017– Chorley 15 (0)
National team
2011 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ritchie Peter Branagan (born 20 October 1991) is an English-born, Republic of Ireland U21 international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Chorley.

Career[edit]

Branagan was born in Gravesend, Kent. Having previously been part of the youth system at Bolton Wanderers he joined the youth set-up at Bury. He joined Bury's first team squad for the 2009–10 season and was granted a one-year contract extension in the summer of 2010.

He made his Football League debut on 23 October 2010 as an 60th-minute substitute for the injured Cameron Belford in a match with Southend United.[1] In May 2011 he was offered a new contract by the club.[2] He signed a new 12-month contract with Bury in June 2011.[3] In May 2012, Branagan was released by the club after being deemed surplus to requirements.[4]

In August 2012 he joined Salford City. In August 2013 he signed for Macclesfield Town after a successful trial and made his debut on 2 November 2013 in the FA Cup against Swindon Town.[5]

Following his release from Macclesfield Town he joined Chorley in January 2017 as a replacement for the injured Sam Ashton. [6]

International career[edit]

He made his Republic of Ireland U21 debut in Cyprus in February 2011.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other[8] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bury 2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 13 November 2010

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Bolton goalkeeper Keith Branagan.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bury 1–0 Southend". BBC Sport. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bury offer new contracts to seven". BBC Sport. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Contract Update". Bury FC. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Grella survives squad shake up". Sky Sports. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Salford Bring in Keeper Cover". Non LeagueDaily.com. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Chorley bring in new keeper". Lancashire Evening Post. Lancashire Evening Post. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "McLoughlin saves penalty in U21s stalemate". Football Association of Ireland. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Football League Trophy
  9. ^ "Profile: Ritchie Branagan". Bury F.C. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 

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