Full Name: DES RYAN
Date of Birth: 06/10/1967
Height: 192 cm ( 6-3 1/2 )
Weight: 90 kg ( 14-2 )
Debut: 18/05/1986, Round 8, Sydney
Last Game: 19/04/1992, Round 5, Adelaide
Total Games: 56
Total Goals: 29
Seasons: 1984, 1986-92
Total Games: 72
Total Goals: 59
Honours: Best & Fairest 1986.
Des was a key position utility player. Recruited from Birchip he spent a total of nine seasons with Richmond. He was a member of the Under/19’s 1985 Premiership side and in 1986 he won the Reserves Best and Fairest award. He started his senior career as a full-back and was unfortunate to strike Warwick Capper in full flight on his debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Des took a long time to establish himself and the fact that he suffered several injuries did not help his cause. He was a strong mark and long kick. He was left off the Richmond list at the end of the 1992 season and has since played with Frankston. In 1994, he won Frankston’s Best and Fairest award and in 1995 he was captain. Des is the older brother of Stephen Ryan.
Birchip Juniors 1978-83 ( Club Best & Fairest, Competition Best & Fairest, Victorian Schoolboys Representative Team, All-Australian Team U/14 ) ; Birchip Seniors 1983, Games 14.
Frankston VFA 1993-96, Games 39, Goals 36 ( Honours - Captain 1995, Best & Fairest 1994 ).