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Ryan Leonard

Ryan Leonard
Personal information
Full nameRyan Ian Leonard[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-24) 24 May 1992 (age 22)
Place of birthPlympton, England[2]
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing positionDefender / Midfielder
Club information
Current clubSouthend United
Number18
Youth career
2001–2010Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010–2011Plymouth Argyle1(0)
2010–2011Weston-super-Mare (loan)5(0)
2011Tiverton Town (loan)18(1)
2011–Southend United55(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:36, 17 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ryan Ian Leonard (born 24 May 1992) is an English footballer who plays for Football League Two club Southend United, having previously played for Plymouth Argyle, Weston-super-Mare and Tiverton Town.

Playing career

Leonard, a graduate from Ivybridge Community College, signed for Plymouth Argyle in June 2001 as a schoolboy.[3] He progressed through the club's Centre of Excellence to be rewarded with a two-year apprenticeship at the end of the 2007–08.[4][5] Regarded as one for the future,[6] Leonard can also play as a centre back and midfielder. His elevation to training regularly with the club's first-team coincided with the return of former player Paul Mariner to Plymouth Argyle and, despite still being an apprentice, he made his first-team debut for the club on 27 March 2010 against Blackpool at Home Park.[7][8] He joined Weston-super-Mare on loan in December 2010,[9] where he made five appearances in the Conference South. In January 2011, he joined Tiverton Town on loan for one month,[10] which was then extended until the end of April.[11] He was released by Plymouth Argyle at the end of the 2010–11 season.[12]

Leonard signed a one-year deal with Southend United on 27 July 2011, with the option of a further year after impressing on trial.[13] Leonard scored three goals during Southend's pre-season, including one from inside his own half.[14]

Personal life

His father, David, is a former player who played for Tiverton Town. Having worked as a coach at Plymouth Argyle's Centre of Excellence, he has managed numerous club's in the South West of England, including Truro City.[15]

References

External links

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