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.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
Aussies Abroad: Mabil on target again, Mooy, Ryan feature in rollercoaster draw
Awer Mabil scored to keep Danish Superliga leaders FC Midtjylland seven points clear at the top, while Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy were involved in a breathtaking draw in the Premier League. Midtjylland claimed a 2-1 win on the road against Brøndby and 14-cap Caltex Socceroo, Mabi
Aussies Abroad: Mooy and Ryan inspire Brighton to shock win at Arsenal
Aaron Mooy starred and created the winning goal as Brighton and Hove Albion stunned Arsenal, 2-1, at the Emirates Stadium. Neal Maupay headed the decisive goal from Mooys' precise left-footed cross on 80 minutes as the Seagulls inflicted defeat on interim coach Freddie Ljungbe
Aussies Abroad Preview: Rogic seeks 12th Celtic medal in Old Firm League Cup Final
Tom Rogic can add a fourth Scottish League Cup winner's medal to his sparkling collection as Celtic face Old Firm rivals Rangers in Monday's final (AEDT). The Caltex Socceroos' wizard has celebrated 11 titles in his six years with the Hoops, with Rogic already clutching four S
Aussies Abroad: Mooy, Ryan almost pull-off big result at Anfield
A late piledriver from Caltex Socceroo Aaron Mooy almost saw Brighton and Hove Albion snatch a draw with leaders Liverpool in the Premier League overnight. Mooy's 85th minute rocket forced a great save out of substitute keeper Adrian, who just 10 minutes earlier had come on to
Aussies Abroad: Ryan to face sparkling Liverpool attack, Taggart goes for gold
Caltex Socceroos number one Maty Ryan faces the potent attack of European Champions Liverpool in the early hours of Sunday morning AEDT. Ryan and Aussie teammate Aaron Mooy travel to the home of the runaway Premier League leaders, Anfield, hoping to spring an upset against Jür
Aussies Abroad: Rogic sets Celtic on their way to resounding win
Tom Rogic was one of Celtic's creators as the Scottish Premiership leaders easily accounted for Livingstone 4-0. The Caltex Socceroos playmaker played 76 minutes for Neil Lennon's side at Celtic Park, before being replaced by Olivier Ntchaam with the result secured. Rogic c
Ryan hails Caltex Socceroos’ culture after significant win over Jordan
Stand-in skipper Mat Ryan hailed the maturity of the Caltex Socceroos after they recorded an historic win in Jordan in FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying on Friday morning. Adam Taggart's first-half goal was enough to prevail 1-0 in Amman for Australia's first-ever win away agains
Aussies Abroad: Smith and Seattle crowned MLS Cup champions
Brad Smith's Seattle Sounders have lifted the Major League Soccer Cup for the second time following a 3-1 win over Toronto FC. Second-half goals from Kelvin Leerdam, Victor Rodriguez and Raul Ruidiaz proved to be the difference between the sides in front of 69,274 supporters,
Aussies Abroad Preview: Brighton set for Man United trip, duo chasing Cup glory
The Caltex Socceroos are a week away from their next 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Jordan but before then the players have one more match to play for their clubs. And a host of Graham Arnold's squad will be involved in key matches right around the globe this weekend. Bot
Aussies Abroad: Ryan and Irvine celebrate big wins
Maty Ryan's Brighton and Jackson Irvine's Hull City are on their rise as both teams continued their red-hot form in England. Ryan was barely troubled as Brighton & Hove Albion breezed past Norwich City, 2-0, in their third straight AMEX Stadium win and climbed to eighth place
Aussies Abroad: Leckie set for historic Berlin derby, Boyle and Rogic in Semi Final showdown
Matthew Leckie could be part of Germany football history as Hertha and city rivals Union Berlin contest the Bundesliga's first Berlin Derby since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Newly promoted Union Berlin are embarking on their inaugural Bundesliga season after earning promotion
Aussies Abroad: Ryan keeps Brighton alive before late comeback against Everton
Mat Ryan's Brighton & Hove Albion snatched a dramatic late winner to earn three Premier League points in a 3-2 victory over Everton. Lucas Digne's own goal four minutes into stoppage time clinched the victory after the Seagulls had fallen behind with 10 minutes to play at the