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
When to watch your Caltex Socceroos this weekend
A Caltex Socceroos star could have a big say in the English Premier League title race, while two others are fighting for a place in a domestic cup final in what looks like a huge weekend for some of our Aussies abroad. Tom Rogic’s Celtic could secure yet another league title i
Aussies Abroad: Mixed fortunes overnight for Ryan and Degenek
There were two Caltex Socceroos in action on Wednesday morning (AEST), with significant results playing out for Mat Ryan and Milos Degenek. Ryan’s Brighton & Hove Albion suffered an agonising late loss to Tottenham Hotspur in London, with an 88th-minute Christian Eriksen goal
Aussies Abroad: Ryan clean sheet puts Brighton in reach of safety
It may be an Easter long-weekend but that does not mean there is any less action for our overseas Caltex Socceroos. A clean sheet from Mat Ryan helped secure a vital point for Brighton & Hove Albion in the race for English Premier League survival, as they held Wolverhampton Wa
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Two Caltex Socceroos stars are set to go head-to-head in Scotland, while there is another pressure-filled 90 minutes ahead for Maty Ryan's relegation-threatened Brighton & Hove Albion. Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich’s PSV continue to push for the title in the Netherlands, whi
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton in danger of relegation after Cardiff defeat
Maty Ryan’s Brighton & Hove Albion are perilously close to the relegation zone in the English Premier League after slumping to a 2-0 defeat at home against Cardiff City on Wednesday morning (AEST). There was little the Caltex Socceroos gloveman could do to keep out a goal in e
Maty Ryan set for Brighton's huge Premier League tie with Cardiff City
Caltex Socceroos star Mathew Ryan is set to play in arguably the most important match of Brighton & Hove Albion’s English Premier League season to date, against Cardiff City on Wednesday morning (AEST). Ryan, 27, can help his team take a huge step away from the relegation zone
Aussies Abroad: Luongo on scoresheet, Langerak stretchered off
Massimo Luongo scored the fourth as Queens Park Rangers stunned Swansea City to surge towards Championship safety. The struggling West London club welcomed the mid-table Swans to Loftus Road as they fought to preserve their second-tier status following the sacking of coach Ste
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic helps extend Genk lead while Mooy, Giannou on the scoresheet in Europe
There was plenty of action for our overseas-based Caltex Socceroos on Sunday morning (AET) as the race for silverware heats up. Starting in Belgium and Danny Vukovic and Genk bounced back to form with a 2-1 win over Gent. REA...D: Socceroos centurion joins FIFA Women's World C
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Mark Milligan is gearing up for a huge Edinburgh Derby in Scotland, as Mat Ryan prepares for a showdown at Wembley on a big weekend for our Caltex Socceroos. Tynecastle is the venue for one of the fiercest rivalries in Scottish football, with Mark Milligan’s Hibernian making t
'The bigger the challenge, the better the memory': Mat Ryan looks forward to tackling Manchester City in FA Cup semi-final
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan is hoping to write his name in the history books of his club Brighton when he plays in one of the biggest games of his life on Sunday (kick-off 2.30am AEST). Ryan and his teammates will attempt to deny Manchester City at the world-famous We
Aussies Abroad: Mooy suffers relegation heartbreak as Vukovic and Langerak continue fine form in goal
There were a wide range of emotions for our overseas-based Caltex Socceroos as the final stage of Europe’s leagues got well and truly underway. It was a gut-wrenching afternoon for Aaron Mooy as Huddersfield Town’s 2-0 loss away to Crystal Palace confirmed their relegation fro
Rogic set for Old Firm return on big weekend for Caltex Socceroos abroad
Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic is back in contention for Celtic's Old Firm Derby with Rangers this Sunday in the Scottish Premiership. Midfield maestro Rogic has not pulled on a Hoops jersey in over three months after undergoing knee surgery following Australia's AFC Asian Cu