(For people of a similar name, see Matthew Ryan.) Mathew David "Maty" Ryan (born 8 April 1992) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Valencia CF and the Australia national team as a goalkeeper. 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. Making his senior international debut in 2012, he has since established himself as Australia's first-choice goalkeeper, effectively succeeding his childhood idol Mark Schwarzer. He represented the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, winning the Best Goalkeeper award at the latter tournament which his country won on home soil.