john ryden - fact file

1955 - 19        defender/midfielder

FULL NAME :  JOHN RYDEN

Born on 18th February 1931 in Alexandria, Dumbarton, Scotland.

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John Ryden's versatility may have counted against him after his move to Spurs, as he became a useful stand-in, without really securing a first team place on a regular basis.

John joined Spurs from Accrington Stanley in November 1955 and played at centre half or wing half, making 63 First Division appearances until he left in June 1961.  Despite being captain in 1957-58 and making 35 league appearances as Spurs finished third, the rest of his seasons at Spurs only yielded a handful of games each campaign.

Ryden played in Bill Nicholson's first match as manager, beating Everton 10-4 at White Hart Lane in October 1958 and scored one of the goals.

But, seeking first team football, John left to join Watford and went on to play for Romford and Tunbridge Wells before became player-manager of Bexley United.

On retirement, John retired to Kent and on 16th August 2013, he died in Keston, Kent
 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Denny Juveniles ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Duntocher Hibs ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Alloa Athletic ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Accrington Stanley ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR November 1955 ?? 2nd April 1956 v Preston North End  (First Division) (away)  drew 3-3 (scored once) ?? ??
Watford June 1961 ?? ??  ?? ??
Romford ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Tunbridge Wells ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Bexley United ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
Denny Juveniles
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Duntocher Hibs
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Alloa Athletic
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Accrington Stanley
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
63 League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European appearances; ?? goals
Watford

- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Romford
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Tunbridge Wells

- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Bexley United
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals

Honours
- international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
- appearance

           

1972

Lived in Oprington and was manager of a Richmond branch of a mortgage and insurance brokers.
Was trainer, physio and general adviser to Orpington Sports Club.
 

 

 

What they said about John Ryden
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What John Ryden said about ...
... hsi time at Spurs ...  15.04.1972 (THFC programme)

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