Ryan Nyhuis

Ryan Nyhuis (born 6 September 1996) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Ryan Nyhuis
Personal information
Full name Ryan Nyhuis
Date of birth (1996-09-06) 6 September 1996
Original team(s) NT Thunder (NEAFL)
Draft No. 34, 2016 rookie draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 43
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2017-2019 Fremantle 12 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Drafted with the 34th selection in the 2016 rookie draft from the Nightcliff Football Club in the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) and the Northern Territory Football Club in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL),[1] he played for Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), Fremantle's reserve team during the 2016 season, including the club's first ever WAFL premiership.

Nyhuis continued to play for Peel throughout 2017 and made his AFL debut for Fremantle in round 16 of the 2017 AFL season against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, as a late replacement for David Mundy.[2] In a surprising move, Nyhuis played as a forward, despite having almost exclusively previously played as a defender. He kicked a goal with his first kick in AFL football and then kicked a further three including the last two of the match to help Fremantle win by 4 points.[3] Nyhuis was delisted from the Fremantle Football Club list, at the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season.


  1. Narvaez, Luis (28 November 2015). "Smiling Nyhuis realises AFL dream". NT News. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  2. Miller, Dale (6 July 2017). "Ryan Nyhuis on the verge of a Dockers debut against North Melbourne".
  3. Jordan, McArdle (9 July 2017). "Who the hell is Ryan Nyhuis?". The West Australian. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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