- Born: 01/12/1988
- Birthplace: Northern Ireland
- Nationality: Northern Irish
Ryan joined Everton from Portadown FC, a team of his native Northern Ireland who play in the Irish Premier League.
While with the Ports, Ryan played a handful of matches for the senior side before making the move across the Irish Sea.
He has won representative honours for Northern Ireland at under 16, 17 and under 20 level as well as featuring regularly for Everton's reserve side.
But the Toffees released the midfielder at the end of the 2007/08 season.