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 weekend wrap: Ryan stars in Premier League giant-killing
England wrap: Tough start to EPL for Mooy, Ryan
There was no dream start to the new Premier League season for Caltex Socceroos duo Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan, whose clubs both slumped to defeats in the opening round on Sunday morning (AEST). Mooy’s Huddersfield Town took on heavyweights Chelsea who were simply too clinical for
Ryan shares penalty secrets for Carragher, Neville challenge
Caltex Socceroos and Brighton Hove and Albion goalkeeper has shared the secrets to his penalty saving approach in a Sky Sports television appearance in England. With the Premier League season getting underway this weekend — with Brighton set to travel to Watford on Sunday morn
Premier League watch: Brighton & Hove Albion’s pre-season summary
The Premier League returns this weekend with a few Caltex Socceroos set to be in action, including goalkeeper Mat Ryan. The shot-stopper enjoyed a superb debut campaign in the EPL with Brighton & Hove Albion last season and will again be the Seagulls No.1 in 2018/19. AUSSIE
Aussies Abroad: a pair of English Premier League friendly wins
There were just two Aussies who featured in action abroad overnight, with two of our FIFA World Cup™ stars featuring in winning teams. Playing in their final friendlies before the English Premier League kicks off on Optus Sport next Saturday morning (AEST), Mat Ryan's Brighto
Comparing our Caltex Socceroos' leagues in the race for a place at AFC Asian Cup 2019
While the carnival of football that is the FIFA World Cup 2018 barely seems like yesterday, Caltex Socceroos around the world are already locking their focus on their next challenge – as the countdown to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 begins. For Australian football, a new era is upon
Created in the Hyundai A-League: History made in Russia
When Australia took to the Kazan Arena against France on Saturday, it represented a watershed moment for the Hyundai A-League. For the first time ever, all 11 players who started Australia's first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ had come through the domestic club competition
Caltex Socceroos squad: Goalkeepers
Bert van Marwijk’s 23-man squad has been finalised and he has three in-form goalkeepers which will be on the plane to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Maty Ryan, Danny Vukovic and Brad Jones have all enjoyed strong seasons in Europe and will make it difficult for van Marwi
Ryan: ‘I got a phone call. I knew straight away it was what I wanted’
It was a seemingly normal day when a teenage Mathew Ryan could have been mistaken for any other teenager. Waiting outside Thornleigh McDonalds, little did the 18-year-old expect a phone call that would put him on the path to play at his second straight FIFA World Cup™ and a ca
How Ryan proved Premier League giants wrong to reach the pinnacle
Graham Arnold admits that, like Premier League giants Tottenham, he had doubts about Mat Ryan. In fairness, neither could have expected the unfinished product they first viewed several years ago would be heading to a second successive FIFA World Cup by the age of 26. That r
17 days to go: Mat Ryan’s FIFA World Cup story
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is almost here and ahead of the tournament, we are profiling every Australian player who has been to a FIFA World Cup. Today it’s the turn of current squad member and a man who played at the 2014 tournament in Brazil, Australian goalkeeping star Mat Rya
World Cup FIFA 18 player ratings: the top 3 Caltex Socceroos
With the FIFA World Cup almost here, EA Sports have released the first World Cup FIFA 18 player cards, including three Caltex Socceroos. Goalkeeper Mat Ryan, midfielder Aaron Mooy and playmaker Tom Rogic have all been included amongst the top 30 players from the Asian Football