Ryan O'Leary

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Ryan O'Leary
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-08-24) 24 August 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Aberdeen 2 (0)
2005–2010 Kilmarnock 40 (0)
2010 Dundee (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2013 Kilmarnock 39 (1)
2013–2014 Orange County Blues 10 (0)
National team
2007 Scotland U20 3 (0)
2007–2008 Scotland U21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:22, 16 April 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 August 2009

Ryan O'Leary (born 24 August 1987, Glasgow) is a Scottish professional footballer. O'Leary is the son of former Republic of Ireland international footballer Pierce O'Leary and the nephew of David O'Leary.

Club career

O'Leary attended St. Aloysius' College, Glasgow. He started his football career with Aberdeen and joined Kilmarnock for an undisclosed fee in 2005. After appearing sporadically for Kilmarnock due to injuries, Gordon Chisholm signed O'Leary for Dundee on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season.[1]

O'Leary left Kilmarnock when his contract expired in 2010 taking 9 months out of football for personal reasons. However, after failing to win a deal at Vancouver Whitecaps following a trial,[2] he returned to Kilmarnock and signed a short-term deal in March 2011.[3]

International career

In February 2007 he was named in a Republic of Ireland under-21 squad, but he declined, choosing to represent the country of his birth instead.[citation needed] He subsequently represented Scotland at under–21 level.[4]


  1. Profile, dundeefc.co.uk
  2. "Ex-Aberdeen, Kilmarnock defender O'Leary trialing with Vancouver Whitecaps". Tribal Football. Retrieved 6 February 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Defendar Ryan O'Leary rejoins Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Ryan O'Leary". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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