Ryan Bertrand
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Ryan Bertrand Defender
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2016/2017 Key Performance Stats Last updated 09 Dec 2016
Games Played
11
Minutes played
978
Games Started
11
Goals
1
Crosses
7
Assists
1
Chances
created
9
Tackle win ratio
58%
Tackles
won
7
Total
tackles
12
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Ryan Bertrand Saints History

Last updated 09 Dec 2016
Total matches
84
FA Cup
3
EFL Cup
5
Premier League
75
UEFA Europa League
1
Goals
4
Seasons
3
Saints debut
17 Aug 2014
Liverpool
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances FA Cup EFL Cup Premier League UEFA Europa League Goals
2016/2017 11 0 1 9 1 1
2015/2016 34 0 2 32 0 1
2014/2015 39 3 2 34 0 2

Ryan Bertrand Season Stats

League Only
Last updated 09 Dec 2016

General

Games Played
9
11
Minutes played
798
978
Games Started
9
11
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
13
19
Blocks
4
5
Interceptions
16
22
Tackles won
/ 11
/ 12
Duels won
40 / 78
50 / 95
Aerial duels won
10 / 21
14 / 25

Distribution

Passes Completed
304 / 364
367 / 443
Crosses completed
/ 34
/ 45
Assists
1
1
Chances created
6
9

Attack

Goals
0
1
Total shots
2
4
Shots on target
1
2
Mins per goal
0
978
Conversion rate
0%
25%
Inside box
0
1
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
1
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
0

Discipline

Fouls awarded
14
16
Fouls conceded
12
14
Yellow cards
2
3
Red cards
0
0

Ryan Bertrand Biography

Last updated 26 Sep 2016
Nationality
English
Age
27
Height
179 cm
Weight
85 kg
Saints debut
17 Aug 2014

Former clubs: Chelsea, Bournemouth (loan), Oldham Athletic (loan), Norwich City (loan), Reading (loan), Nottingham Forest (loan), Aston Villa (loan)

Early days

Ryan Bertrand was born in south London on 5th August 1989 but started his football career in Kent, joining Gillingham at the age of nine.

The Premier League came calling in 2005 when, shortly before his 16th birthday, Bertrand was snapped up by Chelsea for a fee of £125,000.

Among his fellow scholars at his new club was future Saint Jack Cork, and the pair’s respective careers would go on to be closely intertwined.

Going on loan

On Friday 3rd November 2006, having turned professional at the start of the campaign, the duo joined League 1 side AFC Bournemouth on loan in time to make their debuts that very evening, starting in a 4-2 defeat to Swansea City.

Bertrand and Cork played together in all-but-one of the left-back’s seven appearances for the Cherries, which were spread across his two loan spells at Dean Court that season before his campaign was curtailed by an injury.

Ryan began the 2007/08 campaign out on loan once again, returning to League 1 with Oldham Athletic. After 22 appearances for the Latics, he moved up a division to join Norwich City in January.

It was with the Canaries that Bertrand would play at St Mary’s for the first time, helping his loan side to a 1-0 win there in January 2008.

He returned to Carrow Road the following season, but would end the campaign disappointed as the side was relegated to League 1 – a fate also suffered by Southampton.

Bertrand joined his fourth loan club in July 2009, linking up with his old Chelsea youth boss Brendan Rodgers at Championship side Reading.

Rodgers left the club in December, but Bertrand stuck around for the whole campaign, racking up 51 appearances and scoring his first professional goal in a 4-1 win over Derby in March 2010.

His next loan destination was Nottingham Forest, where he spent the first half of the season before heading back to Stamford Bridge in January.

Chelsea debut

Bertrand was included in Chelsea’s matchday squad for an FA Cup fifth-round replay against Everton the following month, but was an unused substitute.

Ryan made his long-awaited first-team debut for Chelsea on 20th April 2011, coming on as a second-half substitute for Ashley Cole with the side 2-0 up against Birmingham at Stamford Bridge. Within five minutes, he had set up Florent Malouda to score the third goal in a 3-1 win.

That would be his only first-team appearance for the Blues that season, though he did make the bench a further two times.

In the summer of 2011, Bertrand – along with Chelsea teammate Cork – was named in the England squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals. He started all three of the Young Lions’ games as they exited at the group stage.

Bertrand made his first start for Chelsea in September 2011, playing the entirety of a Carling Cup win over rivals Fulham that was settled by penalties.

He continued to make appearances for the Blues, mostly in the domestic cups, and started a Barclays Premier League match for the first time in April 2012 as he played the full 90 minutes of a 2-1 home win over Wigan Athletic.

FA Cup and Champions League success

Bertrand played a major part in Chelsea’s successful FA Cup campaign that season, appearing in the third, fifth and sixth rounds. 

The high point of his campaign – and, perhaps, his career to date – came on Saturday 19th May. Having never even made a European squad for Chelsea, he was named in the starting XI for the 2012 UEFA Champions League final.

Then 22 years old, Bertrand played the first 73 minutes as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties after drawing 1-1 in the German side’s own stadium, becoming European champions for the first and only time in their 109-year history.

Another proud moment would come later that summer when the defender was named in Stuart Pearce’s squad for the 2012 Olympic Games. He was joined in the squad by pal Cork, who had departed for Southampton at the start of that season.

Team GB and England

Bertrand made his debut for Team GB in a friendly against Brazil, and started three of their four matches during the subsequent tournament.

Barely a month later, five days after his 23rd birthday, Ryan was called into the senior England squad for the first time, making his international debut as a 78th-minute substitute in a 2-1 win over Italy in Switzerland.

Bertrand kicked off the domestic season by scoring his first goal for Chelsea, netting within nine minutes of coming on in their 3-2 Community Shield loss to Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

He was promoted to the Blues’ starting XI for their league opener against Wigan Athletic and kept his place in Roy Hodgson’s squad for England’s first two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, coming on to help the Three Lions salvage a point against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium after being an unused substitute against Moldova days earlier.

The 2012/13 campaign would see him play for Chelsea 38 times as they won the UEFA Europa League and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Capital One Cup.

Villa and Southampton

However, the following season would prove less fruitful for the full-back. He played for Chelsea just three times, only one of which was in the Premier League, before moving on loan to Aston Villa in January.

He made 16 appearances for Villa before returning to Stamford Bridge in the summer to consider his future, eventually leading him to join Southampton for the 2014/15 campaign.

After an impressive start to life with the club, Bertrand made his move to St Mary’s permanent in the last minute of the 2015 winter transfer window.

The left-back went on to be named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year following an excellent first campaign with Southampton.

Bertrand's impressive form continued during his second full season with the club, helping Saints to their highest ever Premier League finish, before representing England at UEFA EURO 2016.

His form was rewarded with a new five-year contract ahead of the 2016/17 season.