Ryan Fulton

Ryan William Fulton (born 23 May 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical. Born in England, he is a youth international for Scotland.

Ryan Fulton
Fulton playing for Chesterfield in 2016
Personal information
Full name Ryan William Fulton[1]
Date of birth (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996[2]
Place of birth Burnley, England
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical
Number 23
Youth career
2007–2015 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Liverpool 0 (0)
2016Portsmouth (loan) 12 (0)
2016–2017Chesterfield (loan) 26 (0)
2017– Hamilton Academical 10 (0)
National team
2011 Scotland U16 2 (0)
2014–2015 Scotland U19 6 (0)
2016–2018 Scotland U21 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:43, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2019

Club career


Fulton was born in Burnley, Lancashire[2] and has been at Liverpool since 2007, representing them at under-10 level and upwards. Towards the end of the 2013–14 season, he made progress into the Under-21 squad. He featured sporadically during the 2014–15 campaign but was a regular starter in the UEFA Youth League for under-19 teams.

He was first called up to the senior squad for their 2015 summer tour of Asia prior to the 2015–16 season. He was made Liverpool's third-choice keeper, behind Simon Mignolet and Ádám Bogdán, after fellow reserve shot stoppers Danny Ward and Lawrence Vigouroux were sent out on loan.

Loan to Portsmouth

In January 2016, Fulton emerged as a loan target for Portsmouth as well as Aberdeen.

On 22 January 2016, he was signed by Portsmouth on a one-month youth loan deal. He made his senior debut the following day in a 1–0 defeat to Oxford United, a game in which he saved a penalty from Liam Sercombe.[3]

Loan to Chesterfield

On 9 July 2016, he was signed by Chesterfield on a season long loan deal for the 2016–17 season, as cover for the injured first-choice goalkeeper Tommy Lee.[4]

Hamilton Academical

On 18 July 2017, Fulton joined Hamilton Academical on a two-year deal.[5][6]

International career

Although born in England, he has represented Scotland at under-16, under-19 and under-21 level.[7]

Career statistics

As of match played 18 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Liverpool 2015–16[8] Premier League 0000000000
2016–17[9] Premier League 0000000000
Total 0000000000
Portsmouth (loan) 2015–16[8] League Two 120100000130
Chesterfield (loan) 2016–17[9] League One 260201000290
Hamilton Academical 2017-18[10] Scottish Premiership 6000100070
2018–19[11] Scottish Premiership 4010101[lower-alpha 1]070
2019–20[12] Scottish Premiership 0000000000
Total 100102010140
Career total 480403010560
  1. Appearance as an over-age player for Hamilton under-21s in the Scottish Challenge Cup in which age-restricted sides from the Scottish Premiership clubs compete against senior clubs


  1. "List of players under written contract registered between 01/12/2015 and 31/12/2015" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 2. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. "R. Fulton". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. "Portsmouth 0–1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. "Chesterfield complete 'keeper capture". Chesterfield F.C. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  5. "Fulton joins Hamilton Academical on permanent deal". Liverpool FC.
  6. "Hamilton Accies sign Liverpool goalkeeper Ryan Fulton". STV Sport. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  7. Ryan Fulton at the Scottish Football Association
  8. "Games played by Ryan Fulton in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  9. "Games played by Ryan Fulton in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  10. "Games played by Ryan Fulton in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  11. "Games played by Ryan Fulton in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  12. "Games played by Ryan Fulton in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
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