Ryan is a well-known Australian rule footballer. As of now he has taken retirement, he retired in 2014. He has played in Australian Football League. He played with Sydney Swans. He played as a Midfielder and he was known for his strong defense as well his amazing kicks. He recently started working as a coach.
24 January 1981 (35 Years Old)
Height: 1.88 Meters
Marital Status: Married to Tara Duggan
Children: Two, Levi O’ Keefe & Savannah
Parents: Father: Brian O’ Keefe
Major source of Income for Ryan had been the match fee as he played a lot of matches. After taking retirement, he started working as a coach with Adelaide and that guarantees him a fixed income every month. It is known that his coaching academy is really famous and owing to his success in his 14 year long career, he gets a good salary from the coaching institute.
There is not much of information available about Ryan’s parents but it is known that he was born and bought up in Melbourne and he completed his schooling from St Kevin’s College. He was also the captain of his school’s football team. Later he joined Essendon Keilor College. Ryan’s younger brother died at a very young age because of a car accident and he lost another brother as an infant. Ryan also has a younger sister. Ryan’s father and his grandfather were also footballers. It is also known that he was once in a relationship with Mary who was the Crown Princess of Denmark. In 2005, he was nominated for the Cleo Bachelor of the Year Award. 3 years later, he married Tara and is wife gave birth to two children.
In 2005, Ryan got a chance to play for Sydney premiership and he played a total of 26 games. He also represented Australia in International Rules series. The next year, he again represented Australia and he was honored with Jim Stynes medal for Best Australian player in the series. He played a lot of matches for Australia but in 2010 he had a groin injury and it took him a little while to recover. He had to undergo a surgery for the same and that had a lot of impact on his career as well. He later work hard and gained his previous form. He later started working as a coach of SANFL team and during his tenure, he played 286 matches and scored 261 goals.