Ryan Ashington

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Ryan Ashington
Personal information
Full name Ryan David Ashington[1]
Date of birth (1983-03-28) 28 March 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Torbay, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1999–2001 Torquay United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Torquay United 16 (0)
2002–2003 Newport County 12 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Ryan David Ashington (born 28 March 1983) is an English former professional footballer. He was born in Paignton, Devon.

Ashington joined Torquay United as a trainee and due to almost the entire midfield being out injured, manager Wes Saunders was forced to throw him into the first-team well before he would have liked. In the end Ashington was named man of the match on his league debut at home to Southend United on 19 August 2000,[2] making a further 13 league appearances by the end of the season, all before his 18th birthday. He signed a one-year professional contract in May 2001, but had yet to feature under new manager Roy McFarland, before sustaining an injury that forced him out for most of the 2001-02 season.

Out of the first team picture at Plainmoor, and with Torquay not having a reserve team on financial grounds, Ashington joined Newport County on loan on 5 December 2002,[3] signing a full deal the following month. He made a good initial impression at Newport, but missed the end of the season due to glandular fever[4] and failed to re-establish himself. He left Newport in September 2003.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 28. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Southend 1-1 Torquay
  3. Two out, one in at County
  4. Nicholas sets County simple aim

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