Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor pictured left with Steven Taylor Right – Image from

Newcastle United CrestD.O.B: 19 August 1984 (now 27)

Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Height: 5ft  8in

Playing Position: Right Back/Right Midfield (Left Back apparently)


Tranmere Rovers 2002 – 2005

Wigan Athletic 2005 – 2009

Newcastle United 2009 – present

International Career:

England U21 ( 4 Caps )

Ryan Taylor

Having penned his name into Geordie folk law after curling a luscious free kick past Sunderland to win the derby this season, it is about time Ryan Taylor made himself apparent on The NUFC Blog. Originally playing as a right winger, the scouser broke into first team fooball at Tranmere in 2002, playing 100 games and scoring 15 goals in his time at Prenton Park. After one season at right midfield, he retreated back to his more natural right back position and by 2005, was playing in the Premier League with Wigan.

2006, has been described as Taylor’s low point in his career, saw him sidelined with injuries. 2007/2008 season saw his breakthrough at Wigan, with goals galore against his current employers. He achieved a fanatsic 4 goals in 4 consecutive games against Newcastle, 3 coming from free kicks and two on consecutive boxing days. In 2009 he joined the Toon, to the delight of fans who travel to the Wigan games (no more free kicks against us). He has made 48 appearances, scoring 6 goals. Most recently, two wonderful free kciks in consecutive games vs Sunderland and Scunthorpe United.


It would be a little harsh for me to say that free kicks were his only strength, but Ryan Taylor has a lot more about him than that. A cool head, strong and good defending mentallity, tied up nicely with passion, makes Ryan Taylor a reliable and steady package.


His inability to perform at a high level consistantly, this probably answer the question to why he isn’t in the first team when we have a full strength squad?

Player Facts:

  • Part of the NUFC side who won the Championship and the Teresa Herrera Trophies.
  • In 2006, Taylor broke his fifth metatarsal in a FA Cup match against Leeds United, then in his first outing back, he broke his leg in a reserve clash against Newcastle United.

Here is the real reason why we did our profile on Ryan Taylor:

Here is his goal against Scunthorpe:

Current Status: First team right back.

Current Ability: 7/10

Potential: 8/10

The information for this article was valid at the time of writing on 30-08-2011

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About the Author: Josh Hannen

At the moment I find myself away from my home town Newcastle, getting a good education (not saying I wouldn't get a good one in Newcastle, it's just how things have worked out!), however my love for Newcastle United Football Club hasn't decreased in the slightest! At the age of 15 I have started my NUFC Blog, because I wish to venture into Journalism in the future, and also to write down my views on NUFC for everyone to read, discuss and comment on! I shall be writing here for The NUFC Blog as well! I follow NUFC through and through! Howay The Lads! Find me on Twitter - @JoshHannen

2 Comments + Add Comment

  • I`d play him atm in place of Simpson who i dont think was fully focussed against Fulham or if he was he let those 2 headers Fulham got in pass him by. ( Great saves from Krul ) and the new lad to go straight into the team.

  • He scored 4 goals in the Championship. Those games were not friendlies, so clearly they were competitive matches!!!!

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