Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan
- Height 184cm
- D.O.B. 8/4/92
- Born Plumpton
Debut: 05/12/2012 v North Korea
Socceroos Cap Number: 555
Major tournaments: FIFA World Cup 2014, 2018 & 2022, AFC Asian Cup 2015 & 2019, FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Current Club: AZ Alkmaar
Junior Club: Blacktown City (NSW)
Previous clubs: Blacktown City, Central Coast Mariners, Club Brugge, Valencia, Genk, Brighton & Hove Albion, Real Sociedad, FC Copenhagen
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 was also 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 Belgian 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 Belgian Pro League with Genk in search of regular first-team football.
Ryan’s form in the Belgian top flight saw him earn a move to English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion ahead of the 2017/18 season.
He went on to start all 38 league games for the Seagulls that campaign and his consistent performances saw him voted Brighton's player of the season by one of the club's supporters group.
The Sydney born shot stopper backed up his first season in the Premier League with another World Cup for the Socceroos. He was in between the sticks for all three of the Socceroos matches in Russia and enjoyed a standout 2019/20 campaign for Brighton, featuring for every single minute of Premier League action for the south coast club as they secured their highest points tally in the EPL.
In January 2021 he secured a dream loan move to Arsenal FC, the club he grew up supporting.
Following two appearances for the Socceroos in June, the goalkeeper announced a move back to Spain, joining Real Sociedad. Ahead of the 2022/23 in search of more playing time, Ryan sealed a move to Danish heavyweights FC Copenhagen but in January joined Dutch Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar.
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Since the retirement of Socceroo legend Mark Schwarzer in 2013, Ryan has been a mainstay in the Socceroos starting line-up. Ryan has played in all 10 matches for Australia at the 2014, 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups, in doing he alongside Mathew Leckie hold the record for most FIFA World Cup appearances by an Australian. He became the first Socceroo to keep two clean sheets at the major tournament after 1-0 wins over Tunisia and Denmark.
Ryan also started all six matches during Australia’s victorious 2015 Asian Cup.
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.
International Friendly 2022/2023
Ryan credits ‘great collective effort’ in tough Palestine win
Subway Socceroos captain Mathew Ryan says the team's commitment in Kuwait on Wednesday played a deciding factor in maintaining Australia's perfect start to FIFA World Cup 2026™ qualifying.Australia battled to a 1-0 victory over a well-drilled Palestine outfit on Wednesday morning
Ryan ready to lead Socceroos to another World Cup
Ahead of the Subway Socceroos' upcoming FIFA World Cup 2026™ qualifiers, captain Maty Ryan spoke on previous campaigns and what playing in the Green and Gold means to him.With qualifying beginning on Thursday, 16 November, Ryan will be searching to appear in his record-breaking f
Ryan hoping New Zealand win builds momentum
Subway Socceroos captain Mathew Ryan hopes the side's recent performances keep the fire burning of interest in football in Australia.Goalkeeper Ryan kept a clean sheet - his 27th for his country - as the Subway Socceroos recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over New Zealand to claim th
Ryan offering Maynard-Brewer key advice in first camp
Subway Socceroos captain and goalkeeper Mathew Ryan provided some early advice for new shot-stopper Ashley Maynard-Brewer as he looks to claim an up-for-grabs spot in the squad. Ryan has been an integral part of the Australian team over the past decade, lifting the Asian Cup in 2
Aussies Abroad: Irvine assists, Ryan's AZ on top, a Young Socceroo on target
Jackson Irvine continued his strong start to the 2 Bundesliga season with an assist in St Pauli's draw while Maty Ryan kept a clean sheet in another win as AZ Alkmaar climbed equal top in the Eredivisie. Meanwhile, Awer Mabil made his debut in Switzerland and Kenny Dougall cam
Aussies Abroad: Ryan's penalty heroics, McGree scores and assists, Olyroo on the move
Maty Ryan made another big penalty save in a penalty shootout to help AZ Alkmaar qualify for the UEFA Conference League group stage while Riley McGree came off the bench to make an instant impact in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. Check out our wrap of all the recent Aussies Abroad
Aussies Abroad: Ryan collects another win, Baccus and Strain impress in League Cup
Subway Socceroos captain Mat Ryan continued his winning start with AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands, while an Aussie pair helped St Mirren progress to the quarter finals of the League Cup. Check out our wrap of all the recent Aussies Abroad action! Subway Socceroos Followin
Aussies Abroad: Ligue 1 and Eredivisie seasons begin, Aussies shine in EFL Cup
The Ligue 1 and Eredivisie seasons will begin for a number of our Subway Socceroos over the weekend while other Australians hit the ground running and found the back of the net in the EFL Cup midweek. Check out our wrap of all the recent Aussies Abroad action and preview of wh
Mat Ryan: Argentina match another invaluable experience
Subway Socceroos Captain Mat Ryan believes the team must learn from their experience against the World Champions after suffering a 2-0 friendly defeat in China. Ryan was frustrated by the shaky beginning to the match against Argentina which saw Australia fall behind 1-0 inside
Aussies Abroad: Ryan progresses in Europe, McGree assists & Dougall scores
With one last weekend of action before our Socceroos report for international duty, Maty Ryan has progressed in the UEFA Europa Conference League, Riley McGree assisted again and Kenny Dougall scored. Check out our latest wrap of all the recent overseas action and preview wha
Aussies Abroad Wrap: Mooy scores, Irvine and Duke assist, Ryan man of the match
In another jam-packed weekend of Aussies Abroad action, Aaron Mooy continued his outstanding form with another goal as Celtic advanced in the Scottish Cup, while Jackson Irvine and Mitch Duke assisted and Maty Ryan continued his impressive form in the Netherlands. Check out o
Aussies Abroad: Behich scores, Mooy assists (again), Ryan strong in Europe
Catch up on the midweek Aussies Abroad action before five Socceroos face each other again for the second time in three days. Check out our latest wrap of all the recent overseas action and preview what is to come! Subway Socceroos Starting in Scotland, where Aaron Mo