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Mathew Ryan
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Ryan lining up for Australia in 2018
Personal information
Full name Mathew David Ryan
Date of birth 8 April 1992 (1992-04-08) (age 29)
Place of birth Plumpton, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.84 m
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Real Sociedad
Number 13
Youth career
2002–2008 Marconi Stallions
2008–2009 Blacktown City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Blacktown City 11 (0)
2010–2013 Central Coast Mariners 80 (0)
2013–2015 Club Brugge 77 (0)
2015–2017 Valencia 10 (0)
2017 Genk (loan) 17 (0)
2017–2021 Brighton & Hove Albion 121 (0)
2021 Arsenal (loan) 3 (0)
2021– Real Sociedad 0 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Australia U23 6 (0)
2012– Australia 60 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2021

Mathew David Ryan (born 8 April 1992) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for La Liga club Real Sociedad and the Australia national team.

Born in Sydney, Ryan played youth football for Marconi Stallions, Blacktown City and Central Coast Mariners. He made his senior debut for Blacktown before moving to the Mariners' senior squad in 2010. In 2013, Ryan moved to Club Brugge, where he played for two years before joining Valencia.

He made his senior international debut in 2012, and has since established himself as Australia's first-choice goalkeeper, effectively succeeding his childhood idol Mark Schwarzer. He played at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups as well as the 2015 and 2019 Asian Cups, winning the Best Goalkeeper award at the 2015 tournament which his country won on home soil.

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