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Ryan Esson 1

  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of Birth: 19.03.80
  • Place of Birth: Aberdeen
  • Signed From: Hereford Utd
  • Date Signed: July 2008

  • Home Shirt Sponsor: Lady Kath Fraser & Jodie Mutch
  • Away Shirt Sponsor: Birkenshaw Distributors & Inverness Tyres
  • Training Kit Sponsor: Colin Morrison
  • Boots Sponsor: Dawn Sinclair
  • Gloves Sponsor: Ruairdh, Struan & Brogar Oliver-Jones


Ryan began his senior playing career at Pittodrie with Aberdeen as a youngster in 1997 and made his first team debut in 2000 v. Kilmarnock, going on to make 89 apps for the Dons.

Moved in the summer of 2006 on a free transfer and signed for Shrewsbury Town where he was unfortunate to break his cheekbone, curtailing his appearances. Spent nearly two years there before being released from his contract in January 2008. Signed a short-term deal with Hereford United in March 2008, making the one start in the final game of the season.

A former Scotland Under-21 and Youth squad player and he`s also sat on the bench for the senior side against the USA in 2005.

Made his debut for Caley Thistle on 27th August 2008 in a CIS Cup 2nd Rd. tie against Arbroath. Caley Thistle`s last line of defence has been in great form this season. Reached his first club milestone when he made his 50th appearance in the home game against Raith Rovers back in the middle of December 2009, also keeping a cleansheet on the day.

Another great season by Caley Thistle`s No. 1. His superb form throughout 2011-12 saw him voted the Supporters Player of the Year.

Faced stiff competition from Jonny Tuffey which certainly was a big motivation for him to do well. Now looking forward to the challenge of Spaniard Antonio Reguero during this campaign. His superb and consistent form since signing from Hereford United has been inspirational for the defenders in front of him and it still remains a mystery why he`s not been called-up for the Scotland squad. Signed a new two-year deal during the close season




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Ryan Esson's playing record
Season Started Sub (on) Goals Yellows Reds
2014/15 18 2 0 0 0
2008/09 26 0 0 1 1
2009/10 45 0 0 1 0
2010/11 37 0 0 1 0
2011/12 33 0 0 0 0
2012/13 18 0 0 0 0
2013/14 1 0 0 0 0
2015/16 0 0 0 0 0
2016/17 7 0 0 0 0
2017/18 0 0 0 0 0
Total 185 2 0 3 1
By season | Starting Lineup | Sub (on) | Goals | Yellow cards | Red cards
'Firsts'
Appearance - Starting XI 27/08/08 (Wed) League Cup / Rd 2 A Arbroath 2 - 2
Appearance - Sub (on) 24/01/15 (Sat) League A Hamilton Academical 0 - 2
Appearance - Sub (unused) 09/08/08 (Sat) League A Aberdeen 0 - 2
Yellow Card27/08/08 (Wed) League Cup / Rd 2 A Arbroath 2 - 2
Red Card21/03/09 (Sat) League A Falkirk 4 - 0

In Starting Lineup - (max last 10) Ryan Esson started
20/05/17 (Sat) League H Motherwell 3 - 2
17/05/17 (Wed) League A Dundee 2 - 0
13/05/17 (Sat) League A Kilmarnock 1 - 2
06/05/17 (Sat) League H Hamilton Academical 2 - 1
28/04/17 (Fri) League A Ross County 0 - 4
04/02/17 (Sat) League H Dundee 2 - 2
16/07/16 (Sat) League Cup / Group C A Cowdenbeath 2 - 1
30/05/15 (Sat) Scottish Cup / Final H Falkirk 2 - 1
24/05/15 (Sun) League A Celtic 0 - 5
16/05/15 (Sat) League H Dundee Utd 3 - 0

Sub (on) - (max last 10) Ryan Esson came on as a Sub
11/04/15 (Sat) League H Celtic 1 - 1
24/01/15 (Sat) League A Hamilton Academical 0 - 2

Sub (unused) - (max last 10) Ryan Esson was an unused Sub
04/11/17 (Sat) League A Livingston 0 - 0
28/10/17 (Sat) League H Dunfermline 1 - 0
21/10/17 (Sat) League A Dundee Utd 0 - 2
14/10/17 (Sat) League A Falkirk 0 - 0
16/09/17 (Sat) League H Livingston 1 - 3
09/09/17 (Sat) League A St. Mirren 4 - 2
02/09/17 (Sat) Challenge Cup / Rd 2 A Aberdeen U20 2 - 4
26/08/17 (Sat) League A Brechin City 0 - 4
19/08/17 (Sat) League H Morton 1 - 1
12/08/17 (Sat) League A Dunfermline 5 - 1

Yellow Cards - (max last 10) Ryan Esson received Yellow Card
18/12/10 (Sat) League A Hearts 1 - 1
03/04/10 (Sat) League H Raith Rovers 4 - 3
27/08/08 (Wed) League Cup / Rd 2 A Arbroath 2 - 2

Red Cards - (max last 10) Ryan Esson Sent Off
21/03/09 (Sat) League A Falkirk 4 - 0