Ryan Williams (footballer, born 1993)

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Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams 21-12-2013 1.jpg
Williams playing for Oxford United in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ryan Dale Williams[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-28) 28 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Subiaco, Perth, Australia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Youth career
0000–2010 ECU Joondalup
2010–2011 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Portsmouth 4 (0)
2012–2015 Fulham 2 (0)
2013Gillingham (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014Oxford United (loan) 36 (7)
2014–2015Barnsley (loan) 5 (0)
2015–2017 Barnsley 21 (1)
2017–2019 Rotherham United 81 (5)
2019– Portsmouth 0 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Australia U20 12 (1)
2015 Australia U23 3 (0)
2019– Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:50, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:11, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Ryan Dale Williams (born 28 October 1993) is an Australian international professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a Winger

Early life[edit]

Born in Perth, Australia, Williams is the son of a mother that originates from Mumbai, India and a father that was born in Kent, England,[2] Williams was brought up in a footballing family. Both older brother Rhys and twin brother Aryn are professional footballers. The brothers all started their careers at ECU Joondalup before moving to England.

Club career[edit]

Portsmouth[edit]

Williams joined Portsmouth in July 2010, signing a scholarship with the clubs' academy side.[3] There were initial issues concerning international clearance, with the FFA (Football Federation Australia) failing to release vital paperwork to allow Williams to play,[4] but this was eventually resolved on 12 November.[5] He played his first match for Portsmouth on 6 August 2010, in a friendly against Farnborough.[6] His first competitive academy match for Portsmouth was a 4–1 loss to Chelsea.[7]

Williams was promoted to training with Steve Cotterill's first-team upon returning for the 2011–12 season. This cumulated with Williams' making his first appearance with the first-team in a 4–0 win over Havant & Waterlooville, in which he produced a lively display, contributing an assist.[8] He went on to feature against Chelsea[9] and travelled to the USA with the first-team.[10] Cotterill indicated that he was ready to promote Williams to the Portsmouth first-team squad,[11][12] and Williams was selected to be on the bench for the Championship match against Middlesbrough with the 17 jersey.[13][14]

He made his professional debut in the opening-day match against Middlesbrough, on 6 August 2011, after he came off the bench to replace Hermann Hreiðarsson in the 63rd minute, playing against his older brother Rhys, who scored in the match.[15]

Fulham[edit]

On 31 January 2012, Fulham announced the transfer deadline day signing of Williams from Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee, having impressed during a reserve game against Wolverhampton Wanderers the previous night.[16]

On 13 May 2014, following the relegation of Fulham and his conclusion to his loan spell, Williams signed a new two-year contract with the club.[17]

Williams signed for Gillingham in League Two on a one-month loan deal on 14 February 2013[18] but failed to make an appearance for the Kent club before being recalled by Fulham.[19]

On 3 August 2013, Williams joined Oxford United on loan until 1 January 2014,[20] and made his debut against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.[21] He scored his first senior goal on 28 September 2013 in a League Two win over Hartlepool United.[22] On 19 December 2013, Fulham agreed to extend his loan deal until the end of the season.[23] After making thirty-five appearance and scoring six times so far, Williams made his final appearance for the club this season against relegation battler Northampton Town. Williams scored his seventh goal of the season, where he give the team in the lead. However, towards the first half, Williams was then sent-off for kicking Ricky Ravenhill. After being sent off, Northampton Town would take the lead and went on to win 3–1, which Northampton Town survive relegation and Oxford United missing out of the play-offs.[24]

After being included two matches for Fulham at the start of the 2014–15 season, it was announced on 2 October 2014 that Williams joined Barnsley on an initial one-month loan.[25] Williams made his Barnsley debut ten days later on 12 October 2014, in a 3–1 win over Bradford City.[26] Having made seven appearance, Williams had his loan spell extended until 1 January 2015.[27] However, Williams' first team was soon reduced due to his international commitment[28] and suffering a groin injury[29] before returned to his parent club.

Barnsley[edit]

On 26 July 2015, Williams re-joined Barnsley, but this time on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.[30] He scored his first and what turned out to be only goal for Barnsley when he scored a late winner in a 4-3 win at Cardiff City.[31]

Rotherham United[edit]

On 20 June 2017, Williams moved across South Yorkshire to join Rotherham United on a two-year deal.[32] On 30 May 2019 it was announced that he would leave at the end of the season, upon expiry of his contract.[33]

Return to Portsmouth[edit]

On 26 June 2019, Williams re-signed for his first club, Portsmouth.[34]

International career[edit]

Having previously played for the under-20 and under-23 sides, Williams was called up to the Australia senior squad in May 2019 for the friendly game against South Korea on 7 June.[35] He made his international debut as a second-half substitute in the game.[36]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 May 2019.
Appearances and goals by club, country and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2011–12[37] Championship 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Fulham 2011–12[37] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[38] Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Fulham total 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Gillingham (loan) 2012–13 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oxford United (loan) 2013–14[39] League Two 36 7 4 1 1 0 1[a] 0 42 8
Barnsley (loan) 2014–15[38] League One 5 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Barnsley 2015–16[40] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
2016–17[41] Championship 16 1 1 0 0 0 17 1
Barnsley total 26 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 28 1
Rotherham United 2017–18[42] League One 42 4 1 0 1 0 3[b] 0 47 4
2018–19[43] Championship 39 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 41 1
Rotherham United total 81 5 2 0 2 0 3 0 88 5
Career total 149 13 9 1 5 0 6 0 169 14
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in 2017–18 EFL League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Rotherham United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Introducing Rhys Williams". Middlesbrough F.C. Archived from the original on 20 September 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Pompey Unveil New Scholars". Portsmouth F.C. 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "Aussie trio on target for Pompey". Portsmouth.co.uk. 28 September 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  5. ^ The FA: Player Registrations The FA.com
  6. ^ Pompey ease to friendly victory at Farnbrough Portsmouth.co.uk
  7. ^ "Portsmouth Academy 1 – 4 Chelsea Academy". Portsmouth F.C. 24 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  8. ^ Hawks 0 Pompey 4 Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Portsmouth
  9. ^ "Pompey 0 Chelsea 1". Portsmouth. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  10. ^ Young Bluews duo are coming to America Portsmouth.co.uk
  11. ^ "Winger Williams is no loan ranger". Portsmouth.co.uk'. 19 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  12. ^ Blues ready to fast track Aussie Portsmouth.co.uk
  13. ^ Middlesbrough vs. Portsmouth BBC Sport
  14. ^ Aussie ace set for Boro bow Portsmouth.co.uk
  15. ^ "Middlesbrough 2–2 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  16. ^ "Ryan Williams Joins FFC". Fulham FC. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2012.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  17. ^ "Williams signs new Fulham deal". Goal.com. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  18. ^ "Williams Signs On Loan". Gillingham FC. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  19. ^ "Fulham recall Williams from Gills". Kent News. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  20. ^ "Williams Signs". Oxford United. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  21. ^ "Portsmouth v Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  22. ^ "Hartlepool 1–3 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  23. ^ "Ryan Williams To Stay". Oxford United FC. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  24. ^ "Northampton Town 3 – 1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  25. ^ "Fulham Winger Ryan Williams Joins Barnsley On Loan". Barnsley F.C. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  26. ^ "Barnsley 3 – 1 Bradford City". Barnsley F.C. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  27. ^ "Williams extends Barnsley stay". Sky Sports. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  28. ^ "Match Preview: Barnsley v Colchester United". Barnsley F.C. 13 November 2014. Archived from the original on 24 November 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  29. ^ "Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers: Match Preview". Barnsley F.C. 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  30. ^ "SIGNING | Williams makes Millers move". Rotherham United F.C. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  31. ^ "Cardiff 3-4 Barnsley". BBC. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  32. ^ "Ryan Williams: Fulham winger joins Barnsley on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  33. ^ "Jon Taylor, Ryan Williams and Richie Towell leaving Rotherham United". Rotherham Advertiser. 30 May 2019.
  34. ^ "Ryan Williams: Portsmouth to re-sign Australia winger from Rotherham United". BBC Sport. 26 June 2019.
  35. ^ "READ | Williams receives first call-up to Socceroos squad". Rotherham United Official Site. 23 May 2019.
  36. ^ "Korea Republic 1–0 Australia". scoresway. 7 June 2019.
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Williams in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Williams in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  39. ^ "Games played by Ryan Williams in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  40. ^ "Games played by Ryan Williams in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  41. ^ "Games played by Ryan Williams in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  42. ^ "Games played by Ryan Williams in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  43. ^ "Games played by Ryan Williams in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  44. ^ Scott, Ged (27 May 2018). "Rotherham United 2–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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