Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Damien Ryan

Known as
Damien Ryan

3 August 1977 (age 45)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 297d
Last game: 23y 344d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 37
St. Kilda: 28

Recruited from
Richmond (1999)

Damien Ryan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaAFL1999-20013030.1037%6.202.572.500

AFL: 10,708th player to appear, 3,765th most games played, 5,199th most goals kickedRichmond: 988th player to appear, 427th most games played, 506th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,455th player to appear, 465th most games played, 747th most goals kicked

A back pocket and half back flanker with plenty of pace and courage, Damien Ryan impressed during his first few games with Richmond, but struggled thereafter to keep his place in the team. After 30 AFL games and six goals for the Tigers from 1996 to 1998 he crossed to St Kilda where, once again, he won considerable admiration early on. Indeed, he made a career best 20 senior appearances in 1997, but after that he seemingly lost his way and dropped down the pecking order, managing just 10 games in two seasons before being de-listed.

Author - John Devaney


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