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Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie

11 Midfielder

Nationality :Scotland
Date Of Birth :September 10, 1989
Height :172cm
Weight :76kg

Matt Ritchie is a professional footballer who plays as a right winger or right-back for Premier League club Newcastle United. Ritchie represented the Scotland national team from 2015 to 2018. Before joining Newcastle United in 2016, he played for Portsmouth, Swindon Town and Bournemouth.

QUICK FACTS

Full nameMatthew Thomas Ritchie 
Date of birth10 September 1989 (age 33)
Place of birthGosport, England
Height5 ft 8 in (1.72 m)
Position(s)Right winger, right-back

Matt Ritchie Biography, EarlyLife

Professional footballer Matthew Thomas Ritchie, who was born on September 10, 1989, is a winger for Newcastle United in the Premier League. From 2015 until 2018, Ritchie was a member of the Scotland national team. He had previously played for Portsmouth, Swindon Town, and Bournemouth before joining Newcastle United in 2016.

Matt Ritchie was born and raised in England, but his Scottish father gave him the right to play for Scotland. On March 25, 2015, against Northern Ireland in a friendly game, he made his senior international debut.

Matt Ritchie Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Matt Ritchie’s Height, And Weight

At this time, Matt Ritchie is 29 years old. Unknown height and weight for Matt Ritchie at this time. We’ll shortly update the full body dimensions, clothing, and shoe sizes.

Matt Ritchie Career

Ritchie had been involved in Portsmouth’s academy since he turned 13, previously playing football locally in Gosport, starting at the age of six. After signing his first professional contract with the club, and a positive 2008–09 pre-season campaign, including a hat-trick in a 4–1 victory over hometown club Gosport Borough, after the match, Ritchie said scoring a hat-trick was ‘unreal’.

He went on loan to Swindon Town in 2010 but due to Portsmouth’s mounting injury list, he was recalled in March and was named on the bench for their 2–0 Premier League loss at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur after making four appearances for Swindon. On 14 April, he made his League debut for Portsmouth in the game against Wigan Athletic. He played 79 minutes but was then substituted for Frédéric Piquionne. After the match, Ritchie admits making his Portsmouth debut was a dream come true. At the end of the season, with Portsmouth’s relegation from the Premier League confirmed, he signed a new two-year deal.

For the 2010–11 season, Ritchie was handed the number 5 shirt and was selected in Portsmouth’s starting XI for their first match of the season at Coventry City. However, he soon found himself out of the Portsmouth line-up and, with the club having disbanded its reserve team, manager Steve Cotterill agreed to loan out the player for fitness reasons.

Newcastle United

On 1 July 2016, Ritchie signed a five-year contract with newly relegated Newcastle United, becoming the third signing under manager Rafael Benítez. He made his debut for the club in a 1–0 loss to Fulham, playing the full 90 minutes. His first goal, a penalty, came two matches later in a 4–1 win over Reading. From then on, Ritchie would become the club’s designated penalty taker and had a 100% success rate in all competitions, converting from the spot five times. He was involved in two penalty-related incidents throughout the season. On 25 October, he refused to hand the ball to Aleksandar Mitrović, tucking it under his shirt, before scoring the third goal in a 6–0 win over Preston North End. 

On 5 April 2017, against Burton Albion, Ritchie scored a penalty, but it was not awarded due to encroachment by Dwight Gayle. However, referee Keith Stroud awarded a direct free kick to Burton, rather than allowing Ritchie to retake the penalty. Ultimately, it did not matter as he scored the winner anyway, to keep Newcastle in the promotion hunt. Ritchie’s season was ended by suspension when he argued with a match official after a home draw with Leeds United. Ritchie scored sixteen goals in all competitions, with only Gayle having netted more for the club throughout the season.

On 26 August, Ritchie assisted Ciaran Clark for the second goal of the match, as Newcastle got their first win of the season, beating West Ham United 3–0. He was then credited with the assists for the goals scored by Jamaal Lascelles and Christian Atsu in wins over Swansea City and Stoke City. On 28 November, he assisted both Newcastle goals from set-pieces in a 2–2 draw with West Bromwich Albion. In the second half of the season, Ritchie scored three times, all in-home wins over Manchester United, Southampton, and Arsenal.

On 11 August 2018, Ritchie set up Joselu for the equaliser, in a 2–1 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur. He was taken off in the second half, much to his disapproval; his emotional outburst on the bench was captured on television cameras.

In August 2019, he injured his ankle and was expected to be out of action for two months.

In 2019–20, Ritchie celebrated goals by assertively kicking the corner flag. On 18 January 2020, while celebrating Isaac Hayden’s match-winning injury-time goal against Chelsea, Ritchie, following tradition, kicked a corner flag and the flag landed into a fan’s groin.

International career

Under FIFA eligibility rules, Ritchie was eligible for the national teams of England, where he was born and raised, and Scotland, his father’s native land. On 16 March 2015, he was called up to the Scotland national football team for a friendly against Northern Ireland and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar. Ritchie made his debut against Northern Ireland on 25 March at Hampden Park and took the 85th-minute corner which set up Christophe Berra’s header for the only goal of the game. On 5 June he scored his first international goal, a 20-yard strike which was the only goal of a friendly victory over Qatar at Easter Road in Edinburgh. His second goal came in a European Championship qualifier against Poland at Hampden Park on 8 October 2015, for which he won the “Goal of the Year” award from the Scottish FA.

After being involved consistently for Scotland until the end of 2016, Ritchie withdrew from several subsequent squads due to injuries – either unable to play at all, precautions over recurrence, or having to rest during international breaks to improve his condition – appearing just once in 2017 and once in 2018. In November 2018, he requested not to be considered for selection for the ‘foreseeable future’ for reasons not disclosed by Scotland manager Alex McLeish.

Matt Ritchie’s Net Worth

Matt Ritchie is a WB L, AM RL who plays for Newcastle United F.C. He makes £44,000 per week and £2,288,000 annually. The total wealth of Matt Ritchie is £16,218.800.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €1.80m
  • Highest market value: €12.00m

Matt Ritchie’s Girlfriend, Dating

Matt Ritchie maintains the secrecy of his private affairs. We will keep adding fresh relationship information to this page, so be sure to check back frequently. Let’s look at Matt Ritchie’s prior hookups, partnerships, and ex-girlfriends. Matt Ritchie likes to withhold information about his marital status and divorce.

When someone is actively pursuing romantic relationships with several people, that person is said to be “dating.” When two single celebrities are spotted out together, they are frequently referred to as “dating” because it is unclear if they are just friends, trying out a more personal relationship, or are romantically involved.

Matt Ritchie Awards

Swindon Town

  • Football League Two: 2011–12

AFC Bournemouth

  • Football League Championship: 2014–15

Newcastle United

  • EFL Championship: 2016–17
  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2022–23

Individual

  • Football League Two Player of the Year: 2011–12
  • Football League One Player of the Year: 2012–13
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2011–12 League Two, 2012–13, League One 2014–15 Championship
  • SFWA International Player of the Year: 2015–16
  • North-East FWA Player of the Year: 2017

Matt Ritchie: Players Stats 2023

Premier League Stats for Matt Ritchie

GeneralTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Matches Played7N/A
 
2
Minutes325 min’ per appearance
 
0
Matches Started0N/A
 
0
Matches Subbed In7N/A 
Matches Subbed Out0N/A
Assists & PassingTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Assists00
 
38
Expected Assists (xA)0.080.23
 
88
Passes2981.56
 
99
Successful Passes
23/ 29
64.69
 
98
Pass Completion Rate79.31% 
 
62
Key Passes12.81
 
99
Crosses25.62
 
95
Successful Crosses
1/ 2
2.81
 
99
Cross Completion Rate50.00% 
 
96
Minutes Per AssistNo Assists 

FAQ

What is the net worth of Matt Ritchie?

His net worth is £16,218.800.

What is the height of Matt Ritchie?

His height is 5 feet 8 inches.

What is the age of Matt Ritchie?

His age is 34 years as of 2023.

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