Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
- Height 184cm
- Weight 82kg
- D.O.B. 8/4/92
- Born Plumpton
Debut: 05/12/2012 v North Korea
Socceroos Cap Number: 555
Major tournaments: FIFA World Cup 2014 & 2018, AFC Asian Cup 2015 & 2019, FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Current Club: Brighton & Hove Albion
Previous clubs: Blacktown City, Central Coast Mariners, Club Brugge, Valencia, Genk
Beginning his career with the Central Coast Mariners in 2010, Ryan spent three years with the club winning significant plaudits including the Joe Marston Medal in a losing Grand Final and Hyundai A-League Young Footballer of the Year for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons. Ryan was also a vital member of the Mariners 2013 Grand Final victory.
Ryan moved to Belgium to join Club Brugge where he once again starred and was named Belgian Pro League Goalkeeper of the Year in his two seasons at the club.
Ryan signed a six-year deal with Spanish club Valencia in 2015, however would only make 10 La Liga appearances over the next two years before securing a move back to the Belgian Pro League with Genk in search of regular first-time football.
Ryan’s form in the Belgian top flight saw him earn a move to English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion ahead of the 2017/18 season.
He went on to start all 38 league games for the Seagulls that campaign and his consistent performances saw him voted Brighton's player of the season by one of the club's supporters group.
The Sydney born shot stopper backed up his first season in the Premier League with another World Cup for the Socceroos.
He was in between the sticks for all three of the Socceroos matches in Russia.
He had a standout 2019/20 campaign for Brighton, featuring for every single minute of Premier League action for the south coast club as they secured their highest points tally in the EPL.
Best Socceroos moment
Since the retirement of Socceroo legend Mark Schwarzer in 2013, Ryan has been a mainstay in the Socceroos starting line-up. Ryan played all six matches for Australia at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, all six matches during Australia’s victorious 2015 Asian Cup and has started most of Australia’s World Cup qualifying campaigns.
Ryan’s performances during the 2015 Asian Cup saw him win the Golden Glove as best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Ryan began his career at Central Coast Mariners making 80 Hyundai A-League appearances. Ryan was a star for the club winning the PFA Harry Kewell Medal, 2012/13 Hyundai A-League Championship, Joe Marston Medal for man of the match in the losing 2010/11 Grand Final and twice being named Hyundai A-League Young Footballer of the Year.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
Aussies Abroad Preview: Ryan set for United showdown, Socceroos clash in Scotland
Maty Ryan will be gearing up for a clash against Manchester United while Martin Boyle's Hibernian will go head to head against Tom Rogic's Celtic in the Scottish Premiership. Read on below to see when all the Socceroos are in action in the Aussies Abroad Preview! Maty
Aussies Abroad: Boyle bags two assists, Ryan keeps cleansheet in first win of season
Martin Boyle was in the thick of the action for Hibernian as they held league leaders Rangers to a 2-2 draw in the Scottish Premiership while Maty Ryan registered his first cleansheet of the season for Brighton & Hove Albion. Martin Boyle put in a full shift for Hibernian, pro
Aussies Abroad: Socceroos around the world kick off new seasons
Maty Ryan will be putting the gloves back on for Brighton & Hove Albion as they prepare for their season opener on Tuesday morning when they face off against Chelsea. Maty Ryan will be in between the sticks for Brighton & Hove Albion next Tuesday morning as they begin their En
Mooy and Ryan discover Premier League opponents
Socceroos stars Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan face a blockbuster opening day of the 2020/21 Premier League season, with Frank Lampard's Chelsea travelling to face Brighton & Hove Albion. The Blues were revealed as Brighton's first challenge ahead of their fourth season in the Premi
Aussies Abroad: Socceroos lift silverware, Ryan earns Premier League milestone
Maty Ryan achieved a personal milestone for Brighton & Hove Albion after he became the only player in his side to play every single minute of their 2019/20 Premier League season, while several Socceroos lifted silverware. Maty Ryan and Aaron Mooy's Brighton & Hove Albion wrapp
Vukovic: Ryan's save was one of the best I’ve seen
Australian Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic claims Mat Ryan's recent save for Brighton was one of the best he's ever seen. Speaking recently with Soccer...m.au Vukovic revealed he keeps in regular contact with Ryan and even spent a brief spell under his roof. "I was coming back
Mooy & Ryan secure Premier League safety with Brighton
Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan's Brighton & Hove Albion confirmed their place in next season's English Premier League campaign thanks to their 0-0 stalemate against Newcastle United on Tuesday morning. The Socceroos & Brighton duo will be featuring in the 2020/21 English Premier Lea
Fans' best photoshop efforts of Mat Ryan's incredible save v Southampton
After Mat Ryan's incredible diving save in a Premier League draw with Southampton, Brighton asked fans to remake the moment using Photoshop and share their efforts on social media. And, the posts from fans definitely did not disappoint! From holding up the leaning Tower of
The Martin Tyler text that nearly sent Mat Ryan to Bristol City
Legendary football commentator Martin Tyler has revealed a series of text messages between himself, Gary and Phil Neville nearly caused Mat Ryan a move to Bristol City. Speaking in an interview for Socceroos.com.au, Tyler described the request he received from Bristol's Chief
Aussies Abroad: Mooy tees up winner for Brighton, Taggart bags brace for Suwon
Aaron Mooy was on hand to provide the assist for the crucial goal in Brighton's must win fixture against Norwich whilst Adam Taggart was back amongst the goals as he fired home a double for Suwon Bluewings. In the English Premier League, Socceroos duo Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan
Mooy and Ryan eye return to Premier League action
Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan will look to be gearing up for Brighton & Hove Albion next month after it was confirmed that the English Premier League has proposed a plan to restart their campaign on June 18 (AEST). After positive talks between shareholders on Thursday, it has been