Date of birth: 17/03/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Stranraer (Scotland)
Youth career: Rangers FC
Current club: Rangers FC
Squad number: 52
Current national team: Scotland U-18
Position: second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/1)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Robert Lewandowski
– off the ball
Style of play:
– very cool in front of goal
– likes to run onto through balls from midfield
– one-on-one situation specialist
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– intelligent movement, both inside and outside the penalty area
– ability to hold the ball up and link play
– able to score and dribble comfortably with both feet
– likes to take unpredictable shots on goal
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-2-3-1.
Scottish Championship 2014/2015 (ongoing): 5 matches/2 goals (Rangers FC)
Ryan Hardie is a product of Rangers FC youth system and a boyhood “The Gers” fan. He has been in prolific form for Rangers’ U20 side this season and finally got his chance in the first team. He made his professional debut in a League Cup match against Falkirk on 23 September 2014, replacing Dean Shiels for the last four minutes of a 3–1 win. On 28 March 2015, he made his Scottish Championship debut, replacing Nicky Clark for the final 16 minutes of a 4–1 home win over Cowdenbeath. His first start was on 18 April away to Dumbarton and he scored his first two professional goals as they came from behind to win 3–1, the second being an amazing overhead kick from Lee Wallace’s cross.
“I’m surprised Ryan wasn’t playing for Rangers sooner. I haven’t seen a lot of their games recently so that’s just going on what I know about him. He scores goals, it’s as simple as that.”
(Scot Gemmill – manager of the Scotland U17 team)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.
Reminds me of Fernando Torres at Liverpool!