Ryan Cresswell

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Ryan Cresswell
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Cresswell in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ryan Anthony Cresswell[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Number 25
Youth career
0000–2006 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Sheffield United 0 (0)
2007 Halifax Town (loan) 15 (0)
2007 Rotherham United (loan) 3 (0)
2007 Morecambe (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Macclesfield Town (loan) 19 (1)
2008 Ferencváros (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2010 Bury 53 (1)
2010–2012 Rotherham United 38 (8)
2012–2013 Southend United 43 (6)
2013–2014 Fleetwood Town 21 (1)
2014–2016 Northampton Town 56 (7)
2016– Eastleigh 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:29, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Ryan Anthony Cresswell (born 22 December 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League club Eastleigh.[3]

A graduate of the Sheffield United youth academy, Cresswell failed to break in the first team and was hence loaned to clubs in the lower divisions of English football. In 2008, after being released by Sheffield United, he signed for Bury in League Two. Playing more than 50 matches for the club, he joined Rotherham United two seasons later.

Cresswell again changed clubs in 2012, penning a contract for Southend United. He was named in the League Two team of the 2012–13 season. The following season, he was transferred to Fleetwood Town with whom, he won promotion to League One. In 2014, after failing to make much impact at Fleetwood he again came to League Two, joining Northampton Town

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cresswell playing for Bury in 2008

Cresswell was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.[1] He started his career with Sheffield United, with whom he signed his first professional contract in July 2006.[1] He got his first taste of first-team football with non-league Halifax Town where he was loaned during the 2006–07 season.[4]

Cresswell went out on loan again at the start of the 2007–08 season, spending time at Rotherham United.[5] Sheffield United recalled him however because they did not think he was playing enough games having started only two games for the Millers, and making two substitute appearances.[6] He was quickly loaned out again, this time to Morecambe[7] but only managed a further two league appearances at Christie Park.[8]

He joined Macclesfield Town on loan for the remainder of the season in January 2008[9] where he played 19 times, scoring one goal.[8]

During the close season he agreed to a one-year load deal with one of Sheffield United's many partner clubs Ferencváros.[10]

Despite joining up with Ferencváros for pre-season training[11] only a few weeks after agreeing the loan move Cresswell joined Bury on 2008. He made his Bury debut as late substitute in the first game of the season in a 1–0 win at home to Brentford on 9 August 2008.[12] Cresswell got his first goal for Bury on 1 November in a 1–0 win at Notts County.[12] He was red carded in the last match of the season against Chester City.[12] In the second season with the club Cresswell made 31 appearances, scoring in none.[13]

Rotherham United[edit]

In June 2010, Cresswell joined Rotherham United on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[14] He scored on his debut, finding the net in the 88th minute against Lincoln City[15] He again found the net, in a high scoring match of 10 goals against Cheltenham Town, helping the team to overturn a three-one deficit.[16] He ended the first season with Rotherham scoring 5 goals in 26 matches, getting 3 yellow cards.[17]

In the following season, with the arrival of Andy Scott as the manager, he fell in the pecking order, and made limited appearance. Cresswell was however again made regular in the senior team after Darren Patterson's appointment.[18] He scored goals in consecutive two matches twice, once against Accrington Stanley[19] and Torquay United,[20] and another against Cheltenham Town[21] and in a defeat against Shrewsbury Town.[22] He was red carded in the last match of the season against Morecambe after picking a second yellow card.[23]

Southend United[edit]

On 3 July 2012, Cresswell signed for League Two club Southend United on a two-year contract, after Rotherham allowed him to talk to other clubs.[24] On 25 August 2012, Cresswell scored his first goal for Southend, a 92-minute equaliser in a 3–3 draw with Northampton Town.[25] On 4 September 2012 Cresswell scored another injury time goal, this time it proved to be the winner as Southend triumphed 2–1 over AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the Football League Trophy.[26]

Creswell, along with teammate Sean Clohessy, was named in the PFA League Two Team of the year for 2012–13.[27]

Fleetwood Town[edit]

Cresswell playing for Fleetwood Town in 2013

On 23 July 2013, Cresswell joined Fleetwood Town on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee, with Southend manager Phil Brown stating that the reasoning was that Cresswell wanted to return to Northern England.[28] On the opening game of the season, he scored a 56th-minute goal in a 3–1 victory against Dagenham & Redbridge.[29] He ended the first season with Fleetwood, making 26 appearances in all competitions,[30] as Fleetwood won promotion into League One.[31]

Northampton Town[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Cresswell signed for Northampton Town for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.[32] He made his debut for the club against Dagenham & Redbridge.[33] He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers with a header from Joel Byrom's cross in the 31st minute.[33][34] He was voted the club's Player of the month for November 2014.[35] In January 2015, Southend manager Phil Brown revealed that he wanted to resign Cresswell in the summer transfer window, but the financial strains of the club prevented him from doing so.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 November 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield United 2006–07[37] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[8] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halifax Town (loan) 2006–07[38] Conference National 15 0 1[a] 0 16 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2007–08[8] League Two 3 0 1[b] 0 4 0
Morecambe (loan) 2007–08[8] League Two 2 0 2 0
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2007–08[8] League Two 19 1 19 1
Bury 2008–09[12] League Two 25 1 1 0 0 0 2[b] 0 28 1
2009–10[13] League Two 28 0 1 0 0 0 2[b] 0 31 0
Total 53 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 59 1
Rotherham United 2010–11[17] League Two 22 4 1 0 1 0 2[b] 1 26 5
2011–12[39] League Two 16 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 4
Total 38 8 1 0 2 0 2 1 43 9
Southend United 2012–13[40] League Two 43 6 5 0 0 0 6[b] 2 54 8
Fleetwood Town 2013–14[30] League Two 20 1 1 0 1 0 4[c] 0 26 1
2014–15[33] League One 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 21 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 27 1
Northampton Town 2014–15[33] League Two 32 5 2 0 2[b] 0 36 5
2015–16[41] League Two 24 2 3 0 2 0 2[b] 0 31 2
Total 56 7 5 0 2 0 4 0 67 7
Eastleigh 2016–17[42] National League 15 1 1 0 0 0 16 1
2017–18[43] 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 18 1 1 0 0 0 19 1
Career total 268 25 15 0 5 0 22 3 310 28
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, one in League Two play-offs

Honours[edit]

Southend United

Northampton Town

Individual

References[edit]

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  3. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36940673
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  10. ^ "Blades youngster's switch". Sheffield United F.C. 24 June 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008. 
  11. ^ "Blades commence with Fradi". Sheffield United F.C. 5 July 2008. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. 
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  15. ^ "Millers snatch late victory". Sky Sports. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
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  19. ^ "Accrington Stanley 1–1 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Torquay 3–3 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  21. ^ "Rotherham 1–0 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "Shrewsbury 3–1 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "Rotherham 3–2 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
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  41. ^ "Games played by Ryan Cresswell in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Ryan Cresswell in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Ryan Cresswell in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
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