Full Name: STEPHEN RYAN
Date of Birth: 06/07/1970
Height: 190 cm ( 6-3 )
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-7 )
Debut: 31/03/1990, Round 1, Brisbane Bears
Last Game: 11/07/1993, Round 15, Footscray
Total Goals: 39
Honours: Leading Goalkicker 1990 Goals 28.
Seasons: 1989, 1991-93
Total Games: 40
Total Goals: 45
Stephen played most of his senior football with Richmond, on the wing. He was recruited from Birchip to Richmond’s Under/19s in 1987. He spent three seasons with the Under/19s and was a member of their 1989 Premiership side as well as running second in the Best and Fairest by half a vote. He made his senior debut in 1990 and showed enough form to indicate that he was a genuine prospect. He displayed natural talent and maturity winning the Goalkicking award and Best First Year Player award. He also finished third in the Best and Fairest award. He was a good mark, long accurate kick and possessed good pace for a player of his height. His career then suffered several setbacks due to injury and this eventually led to a loss of form. In 1994, he crossed to Collingwood where he was in and out of their senior side. In 1995, he joined his brother, former Richmond player, Des Ryan, at Frankston. Whilst at Melbourne High School, Stephen achieved School Colours in both 1987 and 1988.
Birchip Juniors 1980-85 ( Honours - Premiership U/15, Club Best & Fairest, Competition Best & Fairest, Competition Leading Goalkicker ) ; Birchip U/17 1986, Games 7 ; Birchip Seniors 1986, Games 13, Goals 51 ; Melbourne High School 1987-88 ( Honours - School Captain ).
Collingwood Seniors 1994, Games 8, Goals 4 ; Collingwood Reserves 1994, Games 12, Goals 19 ; Frankston 1995-97, Games 17, Goals 19.