Ryan Thomas (footballer)

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Ryan Thomas
Personal information
Full name Ryan Jared Thomas
Date of birth (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Te Puke, New Zealand
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
PEC Zwolle
Number 30
Youth career
Waikato FC
Western Suburbs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Waikato FC 18 (4)
2013– PEC Zwolle 87 (7)
National team
2013– New Zealand U20 7 (1)
2014– New Zealand 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2017.

Ryan Jared Thomas (born 20 December 1994, in Te Puke) is a New Zealand professional footballer who currently plays as a winger for PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie and the New Zealand national team.

Club career[edit]

On 20 April 2014, Ryan Thomas scored two goals as PEC Zwolle came from a goal behind to win the KNVB Cup 5-1 over favourites, AFC Ajax. [1]

International career[edit]

Ryan made his international debut for New Zealand when he played in a 2-4 friendly loss to Japan in March 2014. He then made his second appearance when he played in a friendly against South Africa on 30 May 2014. Ryan scored his first international goals on 28 March 2017, netting a brace in a 2–0 win over Fiji.[2]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list New Zealand's goal tally first.[3]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 March 2017 Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand  Fiji 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 2–0



Waikato FC
PEC Zwolle



  1. ^ "PEC Zwolle win KNVB Cup after hammering Ajax". Football Oranje. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  2. ^ Burgess, Michael (28 March 2017). "Football: All Whites progress in World Cup qualifying". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Thomas, Ryan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 28 March 2017.