North Londoner Mason was Hull City’s record signing when £12m was paid to Tottenham Hotspur for his services in August 2016. He made an early impression with a spectacular ninja-style goal at Stoke in the League Cup, but he struggled with form as City’s form hit rock-bottom during the Autumn of 2016. Marco Silva’s arrival gave Mason a new lease of life and he was immediately put back into the first team, but a sickening and life-threatening fractured skull sustained at Chelsea in January 2017 ended his season. After a year of recuperation the injury ended his career as he yielded to the potential dangers of resuming first team action.
Prior to joining the Tigers, Ryan was a born-and-bred Tottenham Hotspur who was on the fringes of the first team after several seasons of being loaned out to lower league clubs and, in 2013, French club Lorient.
Following recovery from his fractured skull Mason joined the Tottenham Hotspur coaching staff in 2018 and quickly progressed through the ranks to become the Under-19s coach in 2019 and Head of Player Development in August 2020. In April 2021 Jose Mourinho was sacked as Spurs’ first team coach and Ryan was appointed caretaker head coach for the remainder of the season.
Mason played for England at all under-age levels before making his senior debut during a friendly against Italy in March 2015.
Date/Place of Birth: 13 June 1991, Enfield
Hull City First Game: 10 September 2016, Burnley A (Premier League), 25 years, 89 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 January 2017, Chelsea A (Premier League), 25 years 223 days old
Tottenham Hotspur (2008-2016), Yeovil Town (2009-2010, loan), Doncaster Rovers (2010-2011, 3 loans), Millwall (2012, loan), Lorient (2013, loan), Swindon Town (2013-2014, loan), Hull City (2016-2018)
Hull City Record
Career: 20 apps, 2 goalsRyan Mason
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