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KEITH RYAN
(Midfield)
Born: 25 June 1970
Where: Northampton
Joined Wycombe: August 1990 from Berkhamsted Town
Retired from playing 30th March 2006
Wycombe Debut: Wycombe v Northwich Vic 8 Sep 1990
First Wycombe Goal: Wycombe v Northwich Vic 8 Sep 1990
Final Wycombe Goal: Wycombe v Lincoln 18 Dec 2004
Final Wycombe game: Yeovil v Wycombe 23 April 2005
Keith Ryan - picture Paul Dennis Summary: Rhino made 517 First Team appearances for Wycombe and scored 50 goals.

He was awarded a testimonial game in August 2000 where Leicester City were the visitors to Adams Park. Read our Rhino Retro special >>>
Career Details
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
1987-1990 Berkhamstead Town        
1990-1991 Wycombe W (GMVC) 24(6) 6 14(3) 3
1991-1992 Wycombe W (GMVC) 10(3) 1 4(5) 0
1992-1993 Wycombe W (GMVC) 14(9) 2 9(3) 1
1993/1994 Wycombe Wanderers 42 1 16(1) 1
1994/1995 Wycombe Wanderers 24 4 6 2
1995/1996 Wycombe Wanderers 18(5) 4 0 0
1996/1997 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0 0 0
1997/1998 Wycombe Wanderers 40 3 5 1
1998/1999 Wycombe Wanderers 26(2) 1 3 1
1999/2000 Wycombe Wanderers 38 6 8 2
2000/2001 Wycombe Wanderers 21(9) 4 6(1) 1
2001/2002 Wycombe Wanderers 12(23) 1 3(2) 0
2002/2003 Wycombe Wanderers 33(3) 2 1(2) 0
2003/2004 Wycombe Wanderers 10(7) 1 2(2) 0
2004/2005 Wycombe Wanderers 35(3) 2 2 0
2005/2006 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0 0 0
Note: above stats do not include 2 appearances made in the Conference Championship Shield between 1991 and 1993, although for the sake of the all-time First Team appearances, these are included.
Background: Well what can you say, the ever popular 'Rhino' has become a legend in his time at Adams Park. One of the first players signed by Martin O'Neill when he was spotted playing alongside cousin Steve Whitby at Berkhamsted Town. Lucky enough to play in all three of Wycombe's Wembley visits in the nineties and but for three major injuries would have been challenging for a place as the all-time appearance makers for The Chairboys. Despite the injuries has still managed to clock up over 500 appearances and although midfield was his regular position still managed to bag 50 goals, including a memorable late goal against Liverpool in the 2001 FA Cup Semi-Final at Villa Park. Took the Caretaker Manager role in November 2004 following the departure of Tony Adams and was subsequently made an Assistant to new boss John Gorman. Signed another one year playing contract in May 2005 to take him into his 16th season with the Club. Sadly a further knee injury at the start of the new campaign meant another long lay off and despite making his comeback for the reserves in February 2006, eventually announced his retirement from professional football on 30th March 2006. Commenting at the time to the Wanderers official website, Ryan said "My knee doesn't react too badly when I'm playing but it's the aftermath of that. I struggle the next day. It swells up and aches and I've had knee injuries in the past which I have recovered from. Neither knee is 100 per cent but they have allowed me to play no problems after I had operations on them. I've played lots of games since then but this time around it has really troubled me." Ryan now hopes to concentrate on the coaching side and hopes his experience as a 'utility' player will hold him in good stead, adding "I have played over a 100 games at centre half and played probably 50 games at full back. The majority of my games came in midfield and as a wide player as well. I've also played a good 50 to 60 games as a centre forward. I reckon if you look at it, the return wouldn't be too bad because I used to get a few goals playing up there. You have to know a positon for a manager to feel comfortable enough to put you there and that's why I feel like the knowledge I have in playing in all of those positions can only be a good thing."

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