Ryan Shotton

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Ryan Shotton
Ryan Shotton April 2016.JPG
Shotton playing for Birmingham City in April 2016
Personal information
Full name Ryan Colin Shotton[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-30) 30 October 1988 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Youth career
2005–2007 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Stoke City 48 (1)
2007–2008 Altrincham (loan) 34 (5)
2008–2009 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 33 (5)
2009–2010 Barnsley (loan) 30 (0)
2013 Wigan Athletic (loan) 9 (1)
2014 Derby County (loan) 12 (2)
2015–2016 Derby County 19 (0)
2016 Birmingham City (loan) 9 (1)
2016– Birmingham City 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:37, 30 June 2016 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Ryan Colin Shotton (born 30 October 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Football League Championship club Birmingham City.

Shotton progressed through the Stoke City Academy and signed a professional contract in 2007. He went on loan to Altrincham, Tranmere Rovers and Barnsley respectively to gain first team experience. He broke into the Stoke squad towards the end of the 2010–11 season. He played in the UEFA Europa League in 2011–12 scoring against Maccabi Tel Aviv. In September 2013 Shotton joined Wigan Athletic on loan. He then joined Derby County on loan in August 2014 before completing a permanent move in January 2015. In 2016, he spent time on loan at Birmingham City, and signed for them permanently in June.

Career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

Shotton playing for Stoke City in 2013

Born in Fenton, Staffordshire,[1] Shotton joined his local league side, Stoke City, where he progressed through the youth ranks and was handed a professional contract in 2007.[2] He then moved on loan to Altrincham of the Conference National,[3] where he spent most of the 2007–08 season. He began at centre back before slotting into the right-back position,[citation needed] and he also played some matches as a forward, scoring five goals.[4] Shotton won the Supporters' Player of the Year award for his performances on loan at Altrincham.[5] He made his debut for Stoke on 26 August 2008 in a 3–2 victory over Cheltenham Town in the League Cup, coming on as a substitute in the 90th minute.[6]

He then joined League One club Tranmere Rovers on a one-month loan on 29 August 2008,[7] and made his debut four days later, at home to Accrington Stanley in a 1–0 win in the Football League Trophy.[8] He scored his first goal for Tranmere away at Huddersfield Town, heading in the winner to clinch a 2–1 victory.[9] His loan at Rovers was extended until the end of the 2008–09 season.[10][11][12] On 23 September 2009 Shotton and teammate Carl Dickinson joined Championship side Barnsley on loan for three months.[13] Both spent the entire season with the club, and Shotton made 30 appearances.[14]

Shotton signed a two-year contract extension in September 2010 keeping him at the Britannia Stadium until 2013.[15] He made his first appearance on the Stoke bench for a league game against Wigan Athletic in December 2010. He made his home debut for Stoke in an FA Cup match against Cardiff City on 8 January 2011 and played the full 90 minutes.[16] He described it as one of the proudest moments of his life.[17]

"It was absolutely unbelievable really when the gaffer told me I was in the team, and it was such a proud moment for me. The gaffer pulled me aside on Tuesday and told me to prepare myself because I was in his mind for the game. Then on the morning of the game, he named his team and I was in there and it was such a surreal moment when I heard him tell me the news. I would be lying if I said there weren't any nerves because there were, so just to get out there and put in a decent performance was fantastic for me"

— Shotton on making his home debut for Stoke.[18]

He made his Premier League debut for Stoke in a 0–0 draw with Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on 30 April 2011.[19] Shotton appeared to have scored his first goal for Stoke in a 1–0 win over Hajduk Split in the UEFA Europa League where he was playing as a makeshift centre forward, but the goal was officially recorded as an own goal.[20][21] He did score in the 89th minute of the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion on 28 August to secure a 1–0 win,[22] and scored in the Europa League against Maccabi Tel Aviv on 20 October.[23] Shotton signed a new four-year contract with Stoke in November 2011.[24] He made his first Premier League start for Stoke on 3 December, in an away win over Everton where he played at right midfield in place of Jermaine Pennant,[25] and said that the first half of the season could not have gone better for him.[26]

He was named Stoke's Young Player of the Season for 2011–12,[27] despite an indifferent run of form after Christmas until the end of the season, and he began 2012–13 out of the first team frame.[28] But following injuries to Marc Wilson and Andy Wilkinson, Shotton had the opportunity to return to the starting line-up in November 2012.[29] He was warned by manager Tony Pulis that he needed to "get his head together" to remain in the side.[28] He played 26 times for Stoke in 2012–13,[30] as the Potters finished in 13th position, and often came in for criticism from supporters.[31]

At the start of the 2013–14 season, Shotton failed to make force his way into new manager Mark Hughes' plans. A permanent transfer to Wigan Athletic fell through, but he joined the Championship club on loan until 2 January 2014.[32][33] He made 14 appearances for the Latics, scoring once, in a 2–0 victory against Ipswich Town on 22 September.[34][35]

Derby County[edit]

On 25 August 2014, Shotton joined Derby County on loan with a view to a permanent deal.[36] He made the move permanent on 1 January 2015, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[37]

Shotton joined fellow Championship club Birmingham City on 28 January 2016 on loan until the end of the season.[38] He made his debut on 13 February, replacing Paul Caddis at right back for the goalless draw at Rotherham United.[39] He played in the next two matches before Caddis was restored to the starting eleven.[40] His next appearance was five weeks later away at Reading; he started the match at centre back alongside Michael Morrison, and scored Birmingham's second goal in their 2–0 win after 27 minutes when David Cotterill's free kick was parried by Reading's goalkeeper.[41] Playing in his preferred position and hoping for a permanent move,[42] Shotton kept his place for the next five matches, and succeeded in impressing manager Gary Rowett to the extent that he would consider making an offer for the player if he were available.[43]

Birmingham City[edit]

Shotton signed a three-year contract with Birmingham City on 30 June 2016. The fee was undisclosed.[44]

Style of play[edit]

Shotton plays as a right back and due to his 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) frame he can also be used as a makeshift centre forward. He also has the ability to perform a long throw-in similar to that of Rory Delap.[45] Tony Pulis also played Shotton at right-wing on a number of occasions.[46]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Liam, is also a footballer who played professionally in Singapore's S.League and in non-league football in England.[47][48]

Shotton was charged with assault at a nightclub in Hanley in June 2012.[49] He was found not guilty in December 2012.[50]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2016
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2007–08[51] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[52] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2009–10[53] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010–11[54] Premier League 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12[55][56] Premier League 23 1 3 0 2 0 10[a] 1 38 2
2012–13[30] Premier League 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
2013–14[35] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 48 1 7 0 5 0 10 1 70 2
Altrincham (loan) 2007–08[57] Conference Premier 34 5 2 0 4[b] 2 40 7
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2008–09[52] League One 33 5 3 0 0 0 3[c] 1 39 6
Barnsley (loan) 2009–10[53] Championship 30 0 1 0 0 0 31 0
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2013–14[35] Championship 9 1 0 0 1 0 4[a] 0 14 1
Derby County 2014–15[58] Championship 25 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 29 2
2015–16[40] Championship 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 31 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 36 2
Birmingham City (loan) 2015–16[40] Championship 9 1 9 1
Birmingham City 2016–17[59] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 194 15 16 0 8 0 21 4 239 19
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, three appearances and two goals in Cheshire Senior Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Stoke City

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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