|Full name||Ryan Townsend|
|Date of birth||2 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Manchester, England|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:53, 31 August 2007 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:53, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
Townsend was born in Manchester, in the United Kingdom, but was raised in Perth, Australia. After growing up in Australia he returned to the UK having earned a place in Burnley's youth development set-up. Townsend could have stayed at Burnley but they could not extend his contract due to ECU Joondalup (his club in Perth) demanding a large development fee. Townsend instead returned to Perth where he started to train with Perth Glory before playing two games in 2005 on a short term contract. Townsend then joined Wanneroo City in the Football West State League, before he was offered a full-time contract with Perth Glory in place of Daniel Vasilevski for the A-League 2006-07 season. He was released four games before the end of the A-League season after a single appearance and then decided to play in Indonesia with Persiba Balikpapan until 2008.
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