The FFTASIA50: Mat Ryan has the safest gloves in Asia

Accolades galore for the Australian custodian, who's also FFT's best goalkeeper in Asia...

It's been quite a year to savour for Mat Ryan. Mark Schwarzer's international retirement at the end of 2013 left a hole to fill in the Socceroos team, but Australian fans need not have worried as Ryan stepped up in a major way. While the World Cup was ultimately disappointing for the young goalkeeper, he bounced back strongly to register commanding performances between the posts for both Club Brugge and Australia. This resulted in a second Belgian League goalkeeper of the year award and also an Asian Cup goalkeeper of the tournament nod as the Socceroos lifted the trophy on home soil.

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