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, 2018
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 and 2018 World Cup, all six matches during Australia’s victorious 2015 Asian Cup and has started the majority 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.
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.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
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