Valencia ‘keeper Ryan wins Australian gong


SYDNEY: Valencia goalkeeper Mat Ryan has capped a stellar season by being voted player of the year on Wednesday by his fellow professionals in Australia. The 23-year-old Socceroo, who joined the La Liga side in July, beat off competition from fellow Aussies including Tim Cahill and Mark Milligan to be named Professional Footballers Australia Footballer of the Year. Ryan was also part of the Socceroos team which won the Asian Cup in January. Former Australian players of the year include Cahill, Mile Jedinak and Mark Schwarzer.



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