Midfielder Ryan Strain
- Height 181cm
- D.O.B. 2/4/97
- Born Coventry
Debut: 25/09/22 v New Zealand
Socceroos Cap Number: 624
Current Club: St Mirren
Previous clubs: Adelaide United, Maccabi Haifa
After making his name in the A-League, energetic fullback Ryan Strain experienced his first senior stint in Europe – and maiden Socceroos call-up.
He spent time abroad with Aston Villa as a youngster, before returning home to South Australia and working his way through Adelaide United’s academy.
After a couple of years in the NPL, Strain was handed his chance to impress in the A-League: and has not looked back since.
82 appearance for Adelaide United between 2017 and 2021 laid the perfect foundations for a move overseas, which arrived in 2021 as Israeli powerhouses Maccabi Haifa came calling.
September 2021 saw Strain called up to the Socceroos for the first time alongside his former Adelaide United teammate Paul Izzo.
However, injury while in camp delayed his chance of debuting and it was not until a year later until Strain would return to the international fold following strong performances with St Mirren in Scotland. The defender, who has previously enjoyed time in camp with the Young Socceroos and Australia U-23’s, would make his senior debut against New Zealand in Auckland.
International Friendly 2022/2023
Strain makes memorable starting debut against old pals
Ryan Strain was given one of the biggest tests in world football on his Subway Socceroos starting debut up against Jack Grealish and James Maddison, but he had the inside advantage.Strain was familiar with Maddison having played in the Coventry academy with the Spurs star.
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: Strain and Atkinson star in Scotland, D'Agostino scores and assists
A stunning Ryan Strain free-kick for St Mirren and a brilliant assist from Nathanial Atkinson both contributed to a classic Scottish Premiership tie, while Nick D'Agostino scored and assisted in Viking's win. Check out our wrap of all the recent Aussies Abroad action! Subw
Mooy ruled out of Welcome Home matches
Midfielder Aaron Mooy will miss the Subway Socceroos' "Welcome Home" matches against Ecuador due to injury. The 32-year-old was ruled out of Celtic FC's fixture over the weekend with back soreness, and upon consultation with the senior national team's medical staff, the decisi
Aussies Abroad: Mooy vs Strain and Baccus
After lifting his first trophy with Celtic, Aaron Mooy will be hoping the Hoops can continue their winning form when they face Keanu Baccus and Ryan Strain's St Mirren. Check out our latest wrap of all the recent overseas action and preview what is to come! Subway So
Aussies Abroad Wrap: McGree and Irvine score, Strain assists
Riley McGree found himself on the scoresheet again as Middlesbrough continued their impressive run in the Championship, Jackson Irvine scored his fourth goal of the season and Ryan Strain notched another assist in Scotland. Check out our wrap of all the recent Aussies Abroad
Aussies Abroad: Scottish Cup returns with Mooy vs Baccus and Strain
The Scottish Cup returns with an all-Aussie affair as Aaron Mooy's Celtic host Keanu Baccus and Ryan Strain's St Mirren while two Subway Socceroos also face off in the English Championship. Check out our preview of all the upcoming Aussies Abroad action! Subway Soccer
Aussies Abroad Wrap: Strain scores first professional goal with a stunning free-kick
Ryan Strain scored a fantastic free-kick to level the scores in St Mirren's 3-2 loss against Ross County while Kye Rowles returned from injury with a cameo off the bench. Check out our wrap of all the Aussies Abroad action from the weekend! ... Subway Socceroos and Olyr
Aussies Abroad Preview: Duke's J2 League play-offs begin, Boyle vs Strain and Baccus
In another big weekend of Aussies Abroad action, Mitch Duke begins his quest for promotion to Japan's top flight while a number of our Subway Socceroos face off in Scotland once more. Check out our preview of all the upcoming Aussies Abroad action! Subway Socceroos
'I didn't think I'd be sitting here': Strain's remarkable turnaround for Socceroos debut
Ryan Strain's international debut for the Subway Socceroos was a year in the making. The 25-year-old received his first call-up to the national team in August 2021 but a hamstring injury while in camp frustratingly dashed any chance of a senior debut. Over a year later, his
Aussies Abroad Preview: Mooy vs Strain & Baccus in Scotland
With one last weekend of club action before heading into camp, Aaron Mooy's Celtic face Keanu Baccus and Ryan Strain's St Mirren in another big weekend of Aussies Abroad action. Check out our preview of all the upcoming Aussies Abroad action! ... Socceroos and Olyroos A