Ryan Cook (Australian rules footballer)
|Date of birth||16 February 1988|
|Original team(s)||Rosebud/Dandenong U18|
|Debut||Round 18, 4 August 2007, Collingwood
vs. Carlton, at Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He is a lively midfielder/half-forward who kicked three goals and had 19 disposals to be one of the Dandenong Stingrays' best in their losing TAC Cup Grand Final against Gippsland Power. The Magpies' fourth pick at 23 in the 2005 AFL Draft, Cook was touted as a fast player with great endurance, as evidenced by a 13.7 beep test result.
Cook was charged by police with assault over an incident which happened in Sale, Victoria in January 2009. In March 2010 he pleaded guilty to negligently causing serious injury and was fined $3500.
He was delisted by Collingwood at the end of the 2010 season. He then moved to Western Australia to play for South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League. He won South Fremantle's best and fairest award, the W.J. Hughes Medal, for the 2011 season.
- McLure, Geoff (19 February 2007) Sporting Life
- Sheridan, Nick (4 April 2009) The gospel according to Malthouse
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- Miller, Dale (8 October 2011). "WAFL club champion winners". The West Australian. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011.