Richie Ryan Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Richard Ryan
  • Born: January 6th, 1985 (Clonmel, Tipperary, Republic of Ireland)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Defensive Midfielder
  • Signed: January 1st, 2012
  • First Manager: Peter Houston
  • Career Totals: 44 appearances
  • Also Played For: Boston United, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami FC, Ottawa Fury, Royal Antwerp, Scunthorpe United, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, Sunderland


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2012-13 16 (13) 0 1 0 37.9% 41.4% 20.7%
2011-12 2 (13) 0 1 0 73.3% 13.3% 13.3%
Totals: 18 (26) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
 09/03/13 SPL vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
 19/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 01/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 09/03/13 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 19/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 16/02/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 02/02/13 5th Round vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 0
 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 30/12/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 4
 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 09/12/12 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 01/12/12 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  5 - 0
 27/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 24/11/12 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 07/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/12 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 27/10/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 20/10/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/09/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 4
 25/09/12 3rd Round vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 01/09/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 19/08/12 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 09/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (A)  0 - 5
 05/08/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 02/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (H)  2 - 2
 13/05/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 06/05/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 21/04/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0
 07/04/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 31/03/12 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 24/03/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 17/03/12 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 05/03/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 25/02/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 0
 21/02/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 11/02/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 21/01/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  6 - 2
 02/01/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2


Biography

Richie started his career with Sunderland, having come through the youth ranks of the Tyneside club. He went on to make his professional debut at Scunthorpe before moving to Boston United then Royal Antwerp in Belgium. A return to his home nation of Ireland saw Richie join Sligo Rovers in 2008, winning the 2010 PFAI Player of the Year award before becoming the captain of the side in 2011, winning an FAI Cup winner's medal that same year.

Richie signed a pre-contract with United in November that same year, before joining up with his new teammates in January 2012. Throughout his first season, he played often from the bench, struggling to break into an established midfield. He remained at United for the following season, but remained on the fringes and in July 2013, he was released by mutual consent and signed for Shamrock Rovers.

Debut (as sub)

January 2nd, 2012
Dundee United 1 - 2 Aberdeen

League (SPL)

Full Debut

May 6th, 2012
Dundee United 1 - 0 Celtic

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Richie was born on this date in Clonmel, Tipperary, Republic of Ireland.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Richie started his career with Sunderland, having come through the youth ranks of the Tyneside club. He went on to make his professional debut at Scunthorpe before moving to Boston United then Royal Antwerp in Belgium. A return to his home nation of Ireland saw Richie join Sligo Rovers in 2008, winning the 2010 PFAI Player of the Year award before becoming the captain of the side in 2011, winning an FAI Cup winner's medal that same year.

  • For the fourth consecutive game Peter Houston named an unchanged starting line up for the visit of Aberdeen. New signing Richie Ryan was listed as a substitute at a packed Tannadice.

  • The home side made three changes from the side which had beat Kilmarnock 2-0 at McDiarmid Park 22 days previously: David McCracken, Callum Davidson and Nigel Hasselbaink were replaced by Frazer Wright, Tam Scobbie and Gregory Tade. United also made three changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Dundee at Tannadice. Gary Mackay-Steven was out through injury whilst Richie Ryan and Rory Boulding dropped to the bench. Their replacements were Willo Flood, returning from suspension, Michael Gardyne, scorer of the equaliser in the derby, and young Ryan Gauld making his first start for Dundee United at the tender age of 17.