Richie Ryan


Player Profile

Age: 36 years, 9 months

Place of Birth: Sligo

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 178 cm

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Feb 2018 Present FC Cincinnati
May 2016 Feb 2018 Miami
Dec 2015 May 2016 Jacksonville Armada
Dec 2013 Dec 2015 Ottawa Fury
Aug 2013 Oct 2013 Shamrock Rovers
Nov 2011 May 2013 Dundee United
Jul 2008 Nov 2011 Sligo Rovers
Jul 2007 Aug 2008 Royal Antwerp
Jul 2006 Jul 2007 Boston United
Jun 2005 Jul 2006 Scunthorpe United
Mar 2005 May 2005 Scunthorpe United  (Loan)
Jul 2003 Jun 2005 Sunderland AFC


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Richie began his football career with Belvedere, an Irish youth football club based in Fairview, Dublin. In 2003, he moved to Sunderland and made two substitute appearances for the Black Cats in the English Premiership.

After being loaned to Scunthorpe he then signed for the Irons in 2005 and after 13 appearances he moved to Boston United. Boston suffered a double relegation due to restrictions forced by the HM Revenue and Customs and Ryan left the club.

Richie spent 2007/08 playing for Royal Antwerp before moving back to Ireland where he signed for Sligo Rovers in the sumer transfer window. He made his debut for the Bit O' Red in a 1-0 defeat to Cork City at the Showgrounds on 3 August '08 and went on to spend three years with the Bit O Red, notching 112 appearances and six goals.

In November 2011, Ryan signed for Scottish Premier League side Dundee United where he made 33 league appearances over two seasons. He left the club at the end of 2012/13 and returned to Ireland where he signed for Shamrock Rovers on 7 August 2013. He made his debut for the Hoops two days later in a 4-0 defeat to St Pats at Tallaght Stadium and went on to make 9 league appearances for the club over the latter half of the season. He also won a League Cup winner's medal as Rovers beat Drogheda United 2-0 in the final.

At the end of 2013 Richie left Shamrock Rovers to emigrate to Canada.

Photo by Michael Melly

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