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
'It’s a privilege': Ryan on becoming 62nd captain and second-most capped goalkeeper
Mat Ryan says the desire to continue the legacy of former Caltex Socceroos greats is a factor in a couple of impressive personal milestones for the gloveman. Ryan became the 62nd captain of the Caltex Socceroos for the dominant 7-1 win over Chinese Taipei on Tuesday night, Aus
Ryan and Ikonomidis unveiled as PFA major award winners
Caltex Socceroos Mathew Ryan and Chris Ikonomidis have been unveiled as the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) major award winners for 2019. Brighton and Hove Albion star Ryan was named Men's Footballer of the Year during an intimate player-led presentation at Caltex Soc
Aussies Abroad: Mooy, Ryan star as Brighton stun Tottenham
Caltex Socceroos Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy played key roles as Brighton & Hove Albion tore apart Tottenham Hotspur in a 3-0 victory. The Seagulls added to Spurs' recent woes at the AMEX Stadium with youngster Aaron Connolly scoring a double after Neal Maupay opened the scoring.
Aussies Abroad: Degenek’s Red Star march on, Ryan voted star man as Brighton fall to Chelsea
Milos Degenek's fairytale season continues at Red Star Belgrade, while Mat Ryan was voted Brighton fans' man of the match in the 2-0 loss against Chelsea. Aaron Mooy made his first Brighton & Hove Albion start last week and the Caltex Socceroos playmaker was called upon again
Aussies Abroad Preview: PL duo out to make history against Lampard's Chelsea
Mathew Ryan and Aaron Mooy will be looking to cause a big upset over Chelsea in Sunday morning's (AEST) Premier League clash. Brighton and Hove Albion have lost all eight of their league meetings with the Blues - including four in the Premier League - but Graham Potter's men w
Ryan's classy act for young fan and Maty the dog
MatRyan is so popular at Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion, fans are even naming their pet dogs after the Caltex Socceroos keeper. One of Ryan's biggest supporters is youngster Jax. So when Jax's family allowed the him to name their new pet dog, it was no surpri
Revealed: Caltex Socceroos EA Sports FIFA 20 Player Ratings
The Caltex Socceroos player ratings for the new EA Sports FIFA 20 video game have been revealed ahead of Australia's FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Kuwait. Goalkeeper Mat Ryan has claimed the highest rating (80) of any Australian on the latest edition of FIFA, whi
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury makes derby debut in Israel
Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury made his Israeli Premier League debut as Maccabi and Hapoel shared the points in the Haifa derby. Sainsbury signed for Maccabi Haifa from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on Friday and was thrust into the action against city rivals Hapoel in t
Where to watch your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend
Caltex Socceroos number one Mat Ryan can expect a busy day when Brighton & Hove Albion face Premier League champions Manchester City at midnight on Sunday AEST. Ryan and international teammate, Aaron Mooy, venture north to play against Pep Guardiola's superstars, who lead the
Aussies Abroad: Borrello fires as Freiburg keep up hot Bundesliga start, Souttar awarded star man honours
Brandon Borrello's Freiburg SC continued their impressive start to the German Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win at newly-promoted Paderborn. The 24-year-old from Adelaide earned his first Caltex Socceroos cap in the June 2019 friendly against Korea Republic and has since broken
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy have the Seagulls flying in the Premier League. This weekend, Brighton and Hove Albion's Australian duo will aim to continue the club's great start to the season in a home clash against early strugglers Southampton. New Seagulls head coach Graham Pot
Aussies Abroad: Mooy makes Brighton bow as Ryan helps secure draw with West Ham
Aaron Mooy made his Brighton & Hove Albion debut as Mat Ryan's late heroics earned the Seagulls a share of the points against West Ham United. Javier Hernandez put the Hammers ahead on 61 minutes but Leandro Trossard's struck four minutes later to restore parity in the Premier