Ryan went to Manchester United on trial and was invited back after matric. On returning to Manchester he couldn’t get a work permit and returned home and signed for Supersport United at 18 years of age. He signed for Wits at the age of 19.
Ryan signed for FC Tervarit in Finnish first division at age 20 after 6 months got signed by FC Mypa for 2 years in Finnish Premier league. During this time he was voted player of month in league August 2002 and in the same season scored 10 goals and 6 assists in 24 games.
Ryan played 6 UEFA cup games and received 5 U23 SA Olympic qualifier caps and scored 2 goals.
In 2003 Ryan moved to FC Inter in Finnish Premier league and 8 months into his 3 year contract got bought by FC Denizlispor in Turkish premier league. He returned back to FC Inter after 2 year lay off from the game because of a knee injury, then signed for ENP in Cyprus premier league.
Ryan returned to South Africa and signed for Thanda Royal before the World Cup. After 8 months he signed a 2 year contract with Moroka Swallows. In his first season he won goal of the season in the PSL.
Ryan signed for Platinum Stars for 3 years. After the first season they mutually agreed to cancel his contract for personal reasons.
Ryan appeared on Mens Health cover twice, appeared in Womens Health, cover of Joburg Mag, been in Heat, People, You for Mr Price, FHM, GQ for jeep apparel.
He has also been in Heat hot 100 list last 3 years, Cosmopolitan calender 2008, Cosmopolitan hot 100 in 2008, GQ top 10 best dressed men 2008 and Flash top 5 hottest footballers.
Press – Print
Press – Television
Ryan Botha at Glamour Magazine’s 5th Birthday on SABC 3 Flash!
Ryan Botha on SABC 3 Flash! Soccer Hotties List
Ryan Botha on Love PSL (Part 1)
Ryan Botha on Love PSL (Part 2)
Ryan Botha on SABC3 Flash! Slice of Life
Ryan Botha at Sports Illustrated Calendar Event for Love PSL (Part 1)
Ryan Botha at Sports Illustrated Calendar Event for Love PSL (Part 2)
Ryan Botha on my MK Celeb