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Real Name: Timothy James Ryan
Normal Position: Defender
Born: 10/12/1974 (Stockport)

Tim RyanTwo time Southport FC player of the season “Tiger” Tim Ryan spent three seasons with the Sandgrounders having signed in the summer of 1997 from Doncaster Rovers and was an integral part of the side that stepped out onto the Wembley turf for the Yellows in May 1998. His player of the season dominance during his 3 years spell was only briefly interrupted by defensive partner Scott Guyett, both highly successful Paul Futcher signings. The hard tackling left back/left sided centre half represented the English Semi-Professional side on a number of occasions whilst with the Sandgrounders and also went on to captain his country. Ryan regularly features in the “Best XI” of many supporters.
He began his career as a YTS apprentice at Scunthorpe and after a brief loan spell with Buxton signed for Doncaster Rovers at the start of the 1996-97 season. He featured 27 times for Rovers during his first spell and briefly joined Altrincham on loan in the March of the same season before signing for the Sandgrounders in the summer.
After making such an impression with the Sandgrounders Tim began to attract the attention of a number of clubs and Mark Wright’s failure to tie him down to a new contract saw him return to his old club Doncaster Rovers in May 2000 on a Bosman Free Transfer. Heavily criticised at the time by Wright for joining a fellow Conference club, he spent six years with the Yorkshire side, held the captaincy and won back to back promotions, securing a place in League One.
Following his exit from Belle Vue by mutual consent in January 2006 he joined Peterborough, teaming up with former Southport reserve team manager Steve Bleasdale during the time of Sky TV’s ill-fated “Big Ron Manager” experiment. Tim’s primary aim was to gain fitness following a slow final year with “Donny” and following Bleasdale’s high profile exit, with no new contract forthcoming he left for struggling Boston United at the end of the season.
Unfortunately for Tim it was to be the year when Boston’s financial problems came to the fore and faced with problems over pay he joined Darlington in January 2007 for a nominal fee.
His highlights with us were playing in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley and winning his first England cap whilst at the club. Tim recalls with fondness his great memories of playing alongside Paul Futcher who helped his game so much and taught him a lot.
Great to see him back at the Reunion game but injury kept him on the sidelines although you could tell he was itching to get involved.
Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Complete Non-League History of Southport Football Club 1978 - 2008, by Trust in Yellow (Legends Publishing, 2008). ISBN 978-1-906796-01-3


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Season From To Value
1997/1998 DONCASTER ROVERS Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1997/1998 4511
1998/1999 4901
1999/2000 4800
Total 142 1 2


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
06/05/2000 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 1 - 1
04/05/2000 League / ConferenceH KINGSTONIAN 0 - 0
01/05/2000 League / ConferenceH ALTRINCHAM 2 - 0
29/04/2000 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 1
24/04/2000 League / ConferenceA HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 - 1
22/04/2000 League / ConferenceH RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 2 - 1
15/04/2000 League / ConferenceH KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 0 - 1
11/04/2000 League / ConferenceH TELFORD UNITED 1 - 3
08/04/2000 League / ConferenceA WELLING UNITED 1 - 4
04/04/2000 League / ConferenceH NUNEATON BOROUGH 2 - 0
01/04/2000 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 0
25/03/2000 League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 2 - 1
18/03/2000 League / ConferenceA KETTERING TOWN 3 - 0
14/03/2000 FA Trophy / QFRH KINGSTONIAN 0 - 1
04/03/2000 League / ConferenceH HAYES 4 - 1
26/02/2000 FA Trophy / 5H WOKING 3 - 0
12/02/2000 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 1
05/02/2000 FA Trophy / 4H EMLEY 2 - 0
29/01/2000 League / ConferenceA SUTTON UNITED 1 - 1
25/01/2000 League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 0 - 0
22/01/2000 League / ConferenceH HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 - 0
18/01/2000 FA Trophy / 3RA ALTRINCHAM 1 - 1
15/01/2000 FA Trophy / 3H ALTRINCHAM 0 - 0
08/01/2000 League / ConferenceA WOKING 0 - 0
03/01/2000 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
27/12/1999 League / ConferenceA MORECAMBE 3 - 3
18/12/1999 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 0 - 1
04/12/1999 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 2
27/11/1999 FA Trophy / 2A BARROW 3 - 2
20/11/1999 League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 2
13/11/1999 League / ConferenceA KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 0 - 5
09/11/1999 Conference League Cup / 2H SCARBOROUGH 1 - 2
06/11/1999 League / ConferenceH KETTERING TOWN 0 - 1
30/10/1999 FA Cup / 1A DARLINGTON 1 - 2
23/10/1999 League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 1
18/10/1999 FA Cup / 4QRA EMLEY 2 - 0
16/10/1999 FA Cup / 4QH EMLEY 1 - 1
09/10/1999 League / ConferenceH WELLING UNITED 3 - 2
02/10/1999 League / ConferenceA NUNEATON BOROUGH 2 - 0
25/09/1999 League / ConferenceH SUTTON UNITED 1 - 1
18/09/1999 League / ConferenceA RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 2 - 4
11/09/1999 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 0 - 1
04/09/1999 League / ConferenceA HAYES 2 - 0
30/08/1999 League / ConferenceA ALTRINCHAM 0 - 3
28/08/1999 League / ConferenceH FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 - 1
24/08/1999 League / ConferenceA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
21/08/1999 League / ConferenceA KINGSTONIAN 2 - 4
17/08/1999 League / ConferenceH SCARBOROUGH 2 - 2
14/08/1999 League / ConferenceH WOKING 4 - 1
07/08/1999 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH BURSCOUGH 6 - 3
01/05/1999 League / ConferenceA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0 - 1
28/04/1999 League / ConferenceA KINGSTONIAN 2 - 0
24/04/1999 League / ConferenceH LEEK TOWN 3 - 1
17/04/1999 League / ConferenceH KETTERING TOWN 0 - 1
10/04/1999 League / ConferenceA WELLING UNITED 1 - 2
05/04/1999 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 1 - 0
03/04/1999 League / ConferenceH HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 - 1
27/03/1999 FA Trophy / QFA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1 - 4
23/03/1999 League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 3
16/03/1999 League / ConferenceA LEEK TOWN 0 - 0
13/03/1999 League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 3 - 0
09/03/1999 FA Trophy / 5RH WOKING 1 - 0
06/03/1999 League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 1 - 1
27/02/1999 FA Trophy / 5A WOKING 0 - 0
23/02/1999 League / ConferenceA RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 1 - 3
20/02/1999 League / ConferenceH FARNBOROUGH TOWN 2 - 2
16/02/1999 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 0 - 0
13/02/1999 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 2 - 1
06/02/1999 FA Trophy / 4A RUNCORN 3 - 2
02/02/1999 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3H LANCASTER CITY 2 - 0
23/01/1999 League / ConferenceA HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 - 3
16/01/1999 FA Trophy / 3A LEIGH RMI 1 - 0
09/01/1999 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 2 - 3
02/01/1999 FA Cup / 3H LEYTON ORIENT 0 - 2
28/12/1998 League / ConferenceA MORECAMBE 1 - 1
26/12/1998 League / ConferenceH BARROW 0 - 4
19/12/1998 League / ConferenceH KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 1
15/12/1998 League / ConferenceA BARROW 0 - 0
12/12/1998 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 2
05/12/1998 FA Cup / 2A MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
28/11/1998 League / ConferenceA FARNBOROUGH TOWN 1 - 1
24/11/1998 FA Trophy / 2RH ATHERSTONE UNITED 2 - 1
21/11/1998 FA Trophy / 2A ATHERSTONE UNITED 0 - 0
14/11/1998 FA Cup / 1A DULWICH HAMLET 1 - 0
07/11/1998 League / ConferenceH KINGSTONIAN 1 - 1
31/10/1998 FA Cup / 4QH STOURBRIDGE 4 - 0
26/10/1998 League / ConferenceA KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 2
10/10/1998 League / ConferenceH FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1 - 1
06/10/1998 Conference League Cup / 1H TELFORD UNITED 2 - 1
03/10/1998 League / ConferenceA KETTERING TOWN 0 - 1
26/09/1998 League / ConferenceH HAYES 1 - 2
19/09/1998 League / ConferenceA CHELTENHAM TOWN 0 - 3
15/09/1998 League / ConferenceH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 2
12/09/1998 League / ConferenceH WELLING UNITED 5 - 2
05/09/1998 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 0 - 0
31/08/1998 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 2 - 2
29/08/1998 League / ConferenceH RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 0 - 1
25/08/1998 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 2 - 2
22/08/1998 League / ConferenceA WOKING 3 - 2
18/08/1998 League / ConferenceA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
15/08/1998 League / ConferenceH TELFORD UNITED 2 - 1
17/05/1998 FA Trophy / FinalN CHELTENHAM TOWN 0 - 1
02/05/1998 League / ConferenceA CHELTENHAM TOWN 0 - 2
30/04/1998 League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 0 - 1
28/04/1998 League / ConferenceH TELFORD UNITED 1 - 2
25/04/1998 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 2 - 1
23/04/1998 League / ConferenceA FARNBOROUGH TOWN 2 - 3
21/04/1998 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN MORECAMBE 2 - 0
18/04/1998 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 3
15/04/1998 League / ConferenceH CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 - 2
13/04/1998 League / ConferenceA HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 4
11/04/1998 League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 1 - 0
08/04/1998 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 0 - 2
05/04/1998 FA Trophy / SF2LH SLOUGH TOWN 1 - 1
31/03/1998 League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 0
28/03/1998 FA Trophy / SF1LA SLOUGH TOWN 1 - 0
21/03/1998 League / ConferenceA HAYES 0 - 2
17/03/1998 FA Trophy / QFRH GRANTHAM TOWN 3 - 1
14/03/1998 FA Trophy / QFA GRANTHAM TOWN 1 - 1
07/03/1998 League / ConferenceA KETTERING TOWN 1 - 2
28/02/1998 League / ConferenceH WOKING 0 - 0
14/02/1998 League / ConferenceA KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 1
07/02/1998 League / ConferenceH HAYES 0 - 2
03/02/1998 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3H BARROW 1 - 0
31/01/1998 FA Trophy / 2A YEADING 6 - 0
24/01/1998 League / ConferenceH WELLING UNITED 3 - 1
17/01/1998 League / ConferenceA RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 0 - 1
13/01/1998 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H MARINE 4 - 0
10/01/1998 FA Trophy / 1H WINSFORD UNITED 3 - 0
01/01/1998 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
29/12/1997 League / ConferenceA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 3 - 1
26/12/1997 League / ConferenceA MORECAMBE 0 - 2
20/12/1997 League / ConferenceH GATESHEAD 3 - 1
13/12/1997 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 0 - 0
15/11/1997 FA Cup / 1H YORK CITY 0 - 4
08/11/1997 League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 2 - 2
01/11/1997 League / ConferenceH KETTERING TOWN 2 - 1
25/10/1997 FA Cup / 4QH NORTH FERRIBY 2 - 0
18/10/1997 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
11/10/1997 League / ConferenceH KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 2
07/10/1997 Conference League Cup / 1A LEEK TOWN 1 - 3
04/10/1997 League / ConferenceA WELLING UNITED 5 - 3
27/09/1997 League / ConferenceH RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 3 - 2
20/09/1997 League / ConferenceA HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 - 2
13/09/1997 League / ConferenceA WOKING 1 - 1
07/09/1997 League / ConferenceH SLOUGH TOWN 1 - 2
03/09/1997 League / ConferenceA GATESHEAD 2 - 0
30/08/1997 League / ConferenceH FARNBOROUGH TOWN 3 - 1
25/08/1997 League / ConferenceH HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 0
23/08/1997 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 0 - 1
19/08/1997 League / ConferenceA LEEK TOWN 1 - 0
16/08/1997 League / ConferenceH HEDNESFORD TOWN 4 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
09/01/1999League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 2 - 3
13/01/1998Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H MARINE 4 - 0
08/11/1997League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 2 - 2
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