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Ryan David Valentine (born 19 August 1982) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a defender for Bala Town.

Ryan Valentine
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Personal information
Full name Ryan David Valentine[1]
Date of birth (1982-08-19) 19 August 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bala Town
Number 16
Youth career
000?–2000 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Everton 0 (0)
2002–2006 Darlington 162 (4)
2006–2008 Wrexham 48 (2)
2008–2009 Darlington 47 (0)
2009–2011 Hereford United 55 (4)
2011–2013 AFC Telford United 70 (1)
2013– Bala Town 110 (8)
National team
2001–2002 Wales U21[2] 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:11, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Valentine signed for Wrexham on a free transfer after leaving Darlington in the summer of 2006.

Ryan Valentine

Despite a sending off against Bury on 9 March 2007, Valentine played well for Wrexham. He played a vital part their survival bid, scoring the penalty in Wrexham's must win game on 5 May 2007 against Boston United which levelled the score at 1–1. Wrexham won the game 3–1 and stayed in the Football League. It was announced on 18 January 2008 that he has left Wrexham and rejoined his former club Darlington. On 29 May 2009 Valentine signed a one-year deal at League Two side Hereford United.[3] Valentine later agreed a further year on his Hereford contract. After an injury hit season which kept him out for 5 months he was told at the end of the season that his contract would not be renewed at Hereford.

On 30 June 2011 he signed a one-year deal at AFC Telford United.[4] Then at the end of the 2011–12 season he signed a new one-year contract with AFC Telford United. On 11 May 2013 it was announced he was released by Telford with five other players.

On 8 June 2013, Ryan was announced as a new signing for Bala Town, in the Welsh Premier League. He will be eligible to compete for the club in their first ever European fixtures in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League.

5 May 2007, Ryan Valentine scores the goal that keeps Wrexham in the Football League

International careerEdit

Valentine played well in the 2006–07 season and got called up to the Wales national football team to face the Czech Republic and Brazil, and again to play Northern Ireland,[5] but has yet to earn a cap.


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 418. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 980. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  3. ^ Bulls snap up defender Valentine
  4. ^ Valentine is Bucks 5th Summer Signing
  5. ^ "Giggs likely to sit out NI test". BBC. 6 February 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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