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

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Waikato FC
PEC Zwolle

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  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.