Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
- Height 184cm
- Weight 82kg
- D.O.B. 8/4/92
- Born Plumpton
Club: Brighton & Hove Albion
Previous clubs: Blacktown City, Central Coast Mariners, Club Brugge, Valencia, Genk
Socceroos cap number: 555
Debut: 05/12/12 v North Korea
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 A-League Young Footballer of the Year for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons. Ryan also was 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 Belgium 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 Belgium Pro League with Genk in search of regular first time football.
The 2017/18 season who be the best of Ryan’s career, signing with English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion and starting all 38 games league games of the season. His form saw him voted Brighton's player of the season by one of the club's supporters group. Ryan will head to Russia as Australia’s first choice keeper with supporters hopeful he can continue his brilliant club form to the national team.
World Cups played: 2014
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 three matches for Australia at the 2014 World Cup, all six matches during Australia’s victorious 2015 Asian Cup and has started the majority of Australia’s World Cup qualifying campaign.
Ryan’s performances during the Asian Cup saw him win the Golden Glove as best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Ryan began his career at Central Coast Mariners making 80 A-League appearances. Ryan was a star for the club winning the PFA Harry Kewell Medal, 2012/13 A-League Championship, Joe Marston Medal for man of the match in the losing 2010/11 Grand Final and twice being named A-League Young Footballer of the Year.
World Cup 2018
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Defeats for Mooy and Ryan but Milligan tastes success
Caltex Socceroos stars Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan both tasted defeat in the English Premier League on Sunday morning (AEDT). Mark Milligan had a better outing, though, as Hibernian booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup. And Massimo Luongo was involved in
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic, Ryan and Mooy enjoy mixed fortunes in Europe
Sunday morning’s (AEDT) English Premier League games brought mixed fortunes for Caltex Socceroos pair Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy, while in Belgium Danny Vukovic’s Genk consolidated their place at the top of the ladder. Goalkeeper Ryan enjoyed a quiet afternoon’s work as his Brig
GALLERY: Ryan and Leckie the heroes for Socceroos against Uzbekistan
What a night - the Socceroos have progressed to the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup™ for a fourth straight time after beating Uzbekistan 4-2 on penalties (0-0 AET). Mat Ryan pulled off two incredible saves during the penalty shootout, while Mat Leckie marked his return to
Shootout star Ryan reflects on his Schwarzer moment for triumphant Socceroos
Mat Ryan cast his mind back to Mark Schwarzer’s titanic 2005 showing against Uruguay after mimicking the Socceroos great during Tuesday morning’s suspenseful shootout triumph over Uzbekistan at AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™. The Brighton and Hove Albion man was just 13 when the lege
Social media reacts to the Socceroos' last-gasp victory over Syria
The Socceroos booked a spot in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ knockout stages on Wednesday morning (AEDT) following a dramatic 3-2 victory over Syria, with the thrilling contest in Al Ain providing plenty of talking points. Stunning strikes from Awer Mabil and Tom Rogic, plus a s
‘We’ll make the country proud again’: Ryan’s vow for Palestine clash
Amidst the disappointment of the loss to Jordan in their opening game of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™, the Socceroos immediately switch their focus to putting things right against Palestine on Friday night (AEDT). Goalkeeper Mat Ryan indicated the team let themselves down in th
'I'm living my dream': Mat Ryan's transformation from Hyundai A-League rookie to Premier League star
Mat Ryan has never had everything go to plan but it's those experiences that have led him exactly where he wants to be. The Socceroos and Brighton and Hove Albion shot-stopper has had an eventful career to date, including winning consecutive NAB Young Footballer of the Year aw
Aussies Abroad: Irvine bags a brace as Ryan denies Arsenal
Jackson Irvine will head to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ full of confidence after netting a double in Hull City’s 2-1 Championship win over Preston North End on Thursday morning (AEDT). Hull extended their unbeaten run to six matches with the triumph at Deepdale, set up by Irvi
Aussies Abroad: Rogic returns in Celtic win as Irvine’s Hull win a thriller
Tom Rogic made a full return to Celtic’s first team on Sunday morning (AEDT) in a pleasing sign for Graham Arnold with the AFC Asian Cup 2019 quickly approaching. Rogic got through 90 minutes in the heart of midfield after missing Celtic’s last two fixtures due to the manageme
A trip down memory lane for Caltex Socceroo Amini
For Mustafa Amini the Caltex Socceroos’ AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign is going to be like going back in time. This time seven years ago Amini was plying his trade as a fresh-faced midfielder in the Hyundai A-League for Graham Arnold’s Central Coast Mariners. THE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Aussies Abroad: Jeggo stars in Vienna derby, Ryan edged by Chelsea in Premier League
A clean sheet, a title race and a derby goal headlined an action-packed night for our overseas Australians. In Austria, James Jeggo opened his account for the season in Austria Wien’s 6-1 hammering of Rapid Wien in the Vienna derby. DEGENEK REFLECTS: Caltex Socceroos defend