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
Mat Ryan to miss Caltex Socceroos’ clash with Kuwait
Football Federation Australia (FFA) have confirmed that established Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will not take part in the team’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week, or next Tuesday’s (AEST) international friendly fixture against Kuwait at the Al
Aussies Abroad: Ryan stars in Brighton's win over West Ham
Mathew Ryan starred between the sticks as Brighton and Hove Albion notched a crucial Premier League victory over West Ham United in the early hours of Saturday morning. The Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper made four saves in total to help Brighton claim a 1-0 win over the travellin
Aussies Abroad: Hibs romp home and a defeat in England
There were Aussies aplenty in action around the world last night, with mixed results here and clean sheets there. Here's our wrap of all the overnight action! MORE AUSSIES ABROAD: Rogic and Vukovic win in Europe MORE AUSSIES ABROAD: Degenek denies Napoli England: a di
Arnie will go 'above and beyond' to help young Caltex Socceroos talent: Ryan
Graham Arnold is the perfect mentor for an emerging cluster of young Caltex Socceroos players, according to Mathew Ryan. The Caltex Socceroos boss famously handed a teenage Ryan his first professional football chance for Central Coast Mariners eight years ago. Now a stalwar
What's ahead for your Caltex Socceroos this weekend?
Our Caltex Socceroos have one more weekend of league action before heading off to Antalya for Graham Arnold’s first ever training camp as boss. Here’s what’s in store for our overseas Australians this weekend. ALL KICK OFF TIMES AEST READ: Arnold selects fresh faces in f
Aussies Abroad: Maclaren to the rescue, Mooy's Terriers off the mark
Jamie Maclaren came off the bench to net a late equaliser as Hibernian salvaged a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League. Hibs dominated throughout but fell behind to Tommy Hoban’s goal on the stroke of half-time.
Aussies Abroad weekend wrap: Ryan stars in Premier League giant-killing
Two Manchester giants stood in the way of our Australians in Premier League action overnight. Read on to see how they went, and for a comprehensive weekend wrap of our overseas Australians!... ARZANI: How will he be used by the Scottish champions? ...IGAN: Aussie veteran j
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