Vincent Ryan (footballer)

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Vincent Ryan
Personal information
Full name Vincent Ryan
Date of birth (1935-10-25)25 October 1935
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
19xx–1953 Home Farm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1957 Celtic 22 (3)
1957–1959 St Mirren 24 (5)
1959–1964 Drumcondra 23 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vincent Ryan (born Dublin, Ireland 25 October 1935), also known as Vinnie Ryan, was an Irish footballer. Son of a founder member of Home Farm (Hamilton Ryan), Ryan played as forward for Home Farm, Celtic and St Mirren.[1][2][3] Ryan married Sylvia Cerasi in 1975 and had two sons Conor and Robert Ryan.

Early years[edit]

As a schoolboy Ryan played football for Home Farm.[4] He was spotted by Billy Behan. Matt Busby [5] called at his home to sign the young Ryan but negotiations failed and Ryan went on to sign for Celtic F.C. a year later for a fee of one thousand pounds. Busby went on to sign Ryan's team mate, the legendary Liam (Billy) Whelan.


  1. ^ www.donegalassoc-csc
  2. ^ List of Celtic players
  3. ^ Billy Whelan
  4. ^
  5. ^,+Vincent

External links[edit]

Two Celtic 'Pros' from The Vincentian Era -[1] (links to Celtic News)