Ryan Semple

Ryan Semple

Born 14 July 1985 (Age 22 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #270)

Total appearances 4

(4 League)


11 August 2007 (Away Woking)

Final game:

27 August 2007 (Home Kidderminster Harriers)

Born in Belfast, Ryan began his footballing career with the Youth set up at Peterborough United, during which time he had a trial with Manchester United. The right sided midfielder made his League debut at the age of 17 against Bristol City in October 2002, but suffered a broken leg in February 2003. In a bid to regain fitness, he went out on loan to Conference side Farnborough Town in November 2003 for two month, returning to Peterborough United the following January. He was released in July 2006, and joined Lincoln City, but he again suffered from injury problems which restricted the number of appearances for the Imps. He went to Chester City for another loan period in November 2006.

He was brought to Nene Park by manager Garry Hill on 10 August 2007, initially for a one month loan period, but after four games, he returned back to Sincil Bank where his contract was eventually cancelled by mutual consent in January 2008. He joined Oxford United on non-contract forms in February, but only spent a few weeks before joining Brackley Town in March. He left in May, and joined Deeping Rangers of the UCL Premier Division at the start of the 2008/09 season. Agreed a dual signing deal to enable him to play for Haverhill Rovers of the Ridgeons League Premier Division. On 4 June 2009, he joined Gainsborough Trinity of the Conference North, but then signed for Northern Premier League (Unibond) Premier Division side Boston United on 4 March 2010 in their quest for promotion to the Conference North. Ryan left the Pilgrims at the end of the 2011/2012 season after 9 goals in 79 appearances, and joined Conference North side Corby Town on 20 June 2012. After a single season with the Steelmen, where he scored 15 times, Ryan joined Isthmian Premier side Bury Town on 23 June 2013. He played 27 games for the Blues, scoring 5 times before making a return to Conference North side Boston United on 7 January 2014. At the end of that season his injury problems meant he retired from the playing side of the game to take up a role with the Peterborough United Academy. In 2018 he moved to a role with the Manchester City Academy as their U15 coach, returning to the role at Peterborough in 2020. His Wikipedia page is here.


2007/2008 – squad number 26



Woking (A)

as sub



Farsley Celtic (H)



Ebbsfleet Utd (H)



Kidderminster (H)

as sub


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