Ryan Stevenson - Player Profile

Full Name:Ryan Stevenson
Born:August 24th, 1984 (Irvine)
Height:5ft 11in
Position:Attacking midfielder
Signed:June 8th, 2016
First Manager:Stevie Aitken
Left Club:December 31st, 2016
Career Stats: 24 appearances, 4 goals
Full Debut: July 16th, 2016 - Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Dumbarton (League Cup - Group A)
First Goal: July 30th, 2016 - Dumbarton 3 - 3 Peterhead (League Cup - Group A)
Also Played For:Annan Athletic, Ayr United, Chelsea, Heart of Midlothian, Ipswich Town, Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers, St Johnstone, Stranraer

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red
 2016-17  Championship 16 (8) 4 0.17 2 0
16 (8) 4 0.17

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Dec 6th, 2016 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Bonnyrigg Rose 0 - 1
 Dec 3rd, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 2 - 1
 Nov 26th, 2016 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Bonnyrigg Rose 0 - 0
 Nov 19th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 0 - 0
 Oct 15th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Ayr United 0 - 3
 Most Recent Goals:
 Dec 24th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Ayr United 4 - 4
 Dec 3rd, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Queen of the South 2 - 1
 Sep 24th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 2 - 3
 Jul 30th, 2016 League Cup  (H)  vs. Peterhead 3 - 3

Ryan was born in Irvine, Ayrshire before leaving to join the youth academy at Chelsea.

Having failed to break into the Chelsea first team he was given a free transfer in 2002 and signed for St Johnstone. Ryan made 74 league appearances for Saints, before initially joining Ayr United on a 28-day loan in October 2006. This loan was later extended until the end of the year. He then joined the club on a permanent basis during January 2007, for a five-figure sum. Ryan scored the goal which promoted Ayr United to the First Division in 2009, in a 10 win over Airdrie United in the second leg of the First Division Play-off Final at New Broomfield.

Ryan signed for Hearts on 1 February 2010 for an undisclosed five-figure sum.

On 28 January 2012, English Championship side Ipswich Town announced that he was set to join them in a deal worth 50,000 which was concluded on 30 January.

Ryan scored his first goal for Ipswich on 28 April 2012 against Doncaster Rovers on the final day of the 201112 Football League Championship with a long-range effort which was later voted as Ipswich Town fans Goal of the Year.

On 31 August 2012, after just eight months at Ipswich Town, Hearts re-signed Ryan on a three-year contract, despite interest from Motherwell. Ryan was released by Hearts after the club was relegated to the Scottish Championship in 2014.

Ryan signed for Partick Thistle in June 2014 on a two-year contract, with an option for a third year.

In December 2015, Ryan signed a short term loan deal with his former club Ayr United. He made 3 appearances for Ayr before returning to Partick Thistle. However, subsequent to his release by the Firhill side, Ryan signed again with Ayr in January 2016, his fourth separate spell with the side. After achieving promotion to the Scottish Championship via the play-offs, Stevenson chose not to renew his contact at Somerset Park.

Shortly after leaving Ayr United, Ryan became the fourth Dumbarton signing for the 2016/17 season.

Ryan was released from his contract on Hogmanay 2016 and signed for Raith Rovers a few days later.

 Goals Scored
Jul 30th, 2016 League Cup  (H)  vs. Peterhead 3 - 3 (48') p
Sep 24th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 2 - 3 (71')
Dec 3rd, 2016 League  (A)  vs. QOS 2 - 1 (31')
Dec 24th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 4 (88')