Player Details


Ryan Shawcross


6' 3"


168 lbs

Date of Birth

10.4.1987 (34)



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side


Roster Category


Player Category

2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Shawcross made over 400 appearances in his career with Stoke City, placing him in the top 10 in all-time appearances for the club. The defender also captained The Potters to their only FA Cup final in 2011, finishing as runners-up to Manchester City. In total, he scored 25 goals and tallied 16 assists for the team.

Shawcross began his career at Manchester United where he progressed through the youth ranks before making his professional debut. He appeared in two EFL Cup matches with the Red Devils. Prior to joining Stoke, he also spent the second half of the 2006-2007 season on loan at Royal Antwerp FC in the Belgian second division. There he made 19 appearances and helped the team reach the playoffs.

The defender also featured on the international stage once, making an appearance for England’s senior team in an international friendly against Sweden in Nov. 2012.