Ryan Shotton

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Ryan Shotton


August 2017

Contract until

June 2020






Centre Back





Born on 30 October 1988 in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England. The Stoke City Academy graduate signed his first professional deal for the club in 2007. Before he broke into the Stoke City senior team in the tail end of 2010/2011 season, he had loan spells at Altrincham, Tranmere Rovers, and Barnsley. 

In April 2011, he made his debut for the Potters in a 0-0 draw away to Blackpool. Subsequently, he made a couple of appearances in the centre back and right back positions for Stoke City, and his first goal was a late winner against West Bromwich Albion on 28 August in a Premier League tie. 

That season, he made 14 starts for the senior side. Also, he was named the club’s young player of the season.

On 2nd September 2013, he joined Wigan Athletic on a three-month loan spell where he scored one goal in his 14 appearances for the Latics. On 24 January 2015, he joined Derby County on a two and a half year deal. 

In July 2016 Birmingham City, where he had previously spent six months as a loanee, signed him on a three-year deal worth about £360,000. 

Shotton formed a formidable defensive partnership with Micheal Morrison and they both contributed to the team's ability to press teams higher up the pitch. Before his £3.2 million move to Middlesbrough in August 2017, he played 44 games and scored two goals for the Blues.

Shotton's first appearance in a Boro shirt came in a 2-2 draw at home with Brentford in a league tie and he scored his first goal in a 2-1 win away to Sheffield Wednesday on December 23 2017. Overall, he made 28 appearances for the Riverside outfit in his first season.

Club history


August 2017 - June 2020

Birmingham City

January 2016 - August 2017

Derby County

August 2014 - January 2016

Stoke City

January 2014 - August 2014

Wigan Athletic

September 2013 - January 2014

Stoke City

July 2010 - September 2013


September 2009 - June 2010

Stoke City

July 2009 - September 2009

Tranmere Rovers

August 2008 - June 2009

Stoke City

November 2007 - August 2008


September 2007 - November 2007

Stoke City

July 2007 - September 2007

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