Soccer-Socceroos skipper Ryan joins FC Copenhagen on two-year deal
FC Copenhagen have signed Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan from Real Sociedad on a two-year contract, the Danish Superliga champions said on Tuesday. Copenhagen won their 14th Superliga title last season. Australia have been drawn in Group D at the World Cup alongside France, Denmark and Tunisia.
FC Copenhagen has signed Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan from Real Sociedad on a two-year contract, the Danish Superliga champions said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who played for Club Brugge, Valencia, Genk, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Arsenal before his move to Sociedad, is keen to get as much game time as he can ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, which starts in November.
Australia captain Ryan, who has 73 caps, said in a statement https://www.fck.dk/en/news/mathew-ryan-joins-fck that he was looking forward to playing at Copenhangen, a club that has a "fantastic reputation throughout Europe". "The team has great quality and the ambitions for the club are high in terms of winning titles and competing in the biggest tournaments in Europe," he said. "I will work hard to contribute to that."
Ryan made only nine appearances in all competitions last season and is set to replace Copenhagen's first-choice Kamil Grabara, who is currently sidelined with injury. Copenhagen won its 14th Superliga title last season.
Australia has been drawn in Group D at the World Cup alongside France, Denmark, and Tunisia.
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