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 Qualifiers for 2018
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’
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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
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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
Mat Ryan's chance at FIFA World Cup redemption
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Squad Status: Ryan scoops No.3 PL ranking heading into World Cup
Bert van Marwijk has confirmed his extended 26-man Caltex Socceroos squad and three goalkeepers are on the plane to Turkey for a pre-FIFA World Cup training camp. Mathew Ryan, Danny Vukovic and Brad Jones are the three who now look set, injuries aside, to make the final 23-man
Aussies Abroad: Ryan's heroics, Arsenal's cheeky Mooy mention
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'Ryan, Mooy etch themselves into Premier League history'
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Ryan's Brighton stun Man Utd to secure EPL safety
Mat Ryan’s Brighton and Hove Albion have secured their Premier League status for another season after a shock 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday (AEST). The Caltex Socceroos keeper kept a clean sheet as the Seagulls stunned Jose Mourinho’s men at the AMEX Stadium to sn
Aussies abroad: Rogic scores as Celtic clinch Scottish title
Caltex Socceroo Tom Rogic got his name on the scoresheet to help Celtic clinch the title against arch-rivals Rangers in Scotland overnight. The midfielder was part of an emphatic Celtic performance as they beat Rangers 5-0 on Sunday night (AEST) to clinch a seventh-straight S