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
Ryan's role in Mooy's Seagulls success
Aaron Mooy says the advice he received from Socceroos teammate Mat Ryan has proved true after securing a permanent switch to Brighton & Hove Albion. The south coast English Premier League club announced on Friday that Mooy had been signed to a three-and-a-half year deal after
Aussies Abroad: Mooy scores in Brighton’s costly Premier League defeat
Aaron Mooy scored a late consolation goal as Brighton and Hove Albion slumped to a 3-1 Premier League defeat against Bournemouth on Wednesday morning (AEDT). With his side trailing 3-0, the Socceroos midfielder scored his second goal for the Seagulls nine minutes from time but
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury nets first goal in Israel, Ryan and Mooy held to draw
Trent Sainsbury scored his first goal in 16 months, and his maiden strike for Maccabi Haifa, in a 4-0 win to keep up pace at the top of the Israeli Premier League. The Socceroos defender last scored for PSV Eindhoven in a 4-0 Dutch Cup win against Excelsior in September 2018,
Aussies Abroad preview: Ryan and Mooy primed for battle against Aston Villa
Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy head into a important clash in race for Premier League survival as Brighton & Hove Albion host Aston Villa in the early hours of Sunday morning (AEDT). The Socceroos duo and Graham Potter's side sit in 14th position, three points above the Villains, who
Aussies Abroad: Luongo's Owls stun Championship leaders
Massimo Luongo's Sheffield Wednesday have taken a big step in their quest for promotion to the Premier League following an upset away win against Leeds United. Luongo's side leapt into the English Championship's playoff positions following an against-the-odds 2-0 away win over
Socceroos weekend preview: Mooy and Ryan aiming for Premier League bounce back at Everton
After a shock exit in the FA Cup last weekend, Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan turn their attention back to Premier League matters as they prepare to take on Carlo Ancelotti's resurgent Everton. The Socceroos pair were both rested from the FA Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday but are su
Aussies Abroad: Luongo and Irvine advance in FA Cup
Massimo Luongo and Jackson Irvine are eyeing FA Cup Fourth Round ties as the fabled knockout competition took centre stage in England. Luongo played a full 90 minutes for Sheffield Wednesday as they upset Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at the AMEX, with fellow Socceroos Aaron Mooy
Aussies Abroad: Ryan and Mooy help Brighton take first ever Premier League point off Chelsea
A spectacular overhead kick from Alireza Jahanbakhsh clinched a historic point as Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy featured in Brighton & Hove Albions's 1-1 draw against Chelsea. The 84th-minute strike was no less than the Seagulls deserved as Maty Ryan and Aaron Mooy helped the home s
2019 review: the best Caltex Socceroos moments of 2019
2019 began with a testing Asian Cup campaign and ended with a faultless run of World Cup Qualifiers in a year of defining moments for the Caltex Socceroos. The year was bookended by two games against Jordan; the first was a 1-0 loss in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019?, but the seco
Aussies Abroad: Magic Mooy scores stunner in Brighton’s Premier League win
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Ryan revelling under Brighton’s ‘Guardiola-style’ manager Graham Potter
Caltex Socceroos keeper Maty Ryan was one day into his off-season holiday when he heard the news that shocked many associated with his Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion. "A fan had come into the same barber shop and got his hair cut," Ryan recalled to The Australian
Aussies Abroad Preview: Mooy, Ryan aim to end Brighton's winless run, Rogic in Old Firm derby
Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan will seek to sign off 2019 on a high as Brighton host Bournemouth, while the Old Firm rivals collide as Tom Rogic's Celtic face Rangers. Graham Potter's Brighton & Hove Albion are aiming to end a run of back-to-back defeats and a four-match winless skid