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Top facts about Ryan Bertrand, Plastic

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Ryan Bertrand is an English professional football player that currently features for Premier League club Leicester City in the position of a left-back.

But back to his early career, he started his youth career at Gillingham, spending 7 years developing his capabilities until he joined Chelsea FC in July 2005. Following that he graduated from The Blues academy, he spent a span of his career being moved on loan to numerous clubs around


to gain further experience.

In the 2006/07 season, he played on loan for EFL One outfit AFC Bournemouth, and the next season he went to fellow EFL One club Oldham Athletic and his performance was so much great that it saw him be signed for EFL Championship club Norwich City in January 2007 and stayed there until the next season.

While in the 2009/10 EFL Championship season he played for Reading, it was in the 2011/12 season that he played again for Chelsea.

But it was not until the 2012/13 season, that he became a more regular fixture when

Ashley Cole

underwent injury.

After a while, he moved on loan to Southampton ahead of the 2014/15 season and went on to be their permanent left-back there. After having a long illustrious career there, he moved to Leicester City and is currently playing for them.

Top facts about Ryan Bertrand, Plastic

Come along with us to delve into some of the most intriguing top facts about Ryan Bertrand, Plastic, with taking into consideration the full account of his personal life and professional career.

Ryan Bertrand quick facts


  • Full name

    : Ryan Dominic Bertrand

  • Nickname

    : Plastic

General information

  • Date of Birth

    : August 5, 1989

  • Age

    : 32 years old

  • Place of Birth

    : Southwark, England

  • Country

    : United Kingdom

  • Horoscope

    : Leo

  • Religion

    : Unknown 

Physical status

  • Height

    : 5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)

  • Weight

    : 85kg (187lb)

  • Body type

    : Athletic

  • Hair colour

    : Dark brown

  • Eye colour

    : Light brown

Football information

  • Profession

    : Soccer Player

  • Position

    (s): Left-back

  • Current team

    : Leicester City

  • Number

    : 5

  • Strong foot

    : Left

Personal life

  • Marital status

    : Unmarried

  • Girlfriend

    : Mari Burch

  • Children

    : Two daughters, which one of them is called Celina Rose

  • Net Worth

    : 32.9 Million Euro (29 Million Pound)

  • Market Value

    : 18 Million Euro (15.5 Million Pound)

Ryan Bertrand childhood

Ryan Dominic Bertrand was born on the 5th day of August 1989 in Southwark, United Kingdom to his unknown father and his single mother, Mrs. Bertrand who took the responsibility of raising her child all on her own.

After Ryan Bertrand childhood, he joined The Robert Napier School in Gillingham, Kent. While he went to school, he found a new passion for football and immersed himself in it ardently.

He proved to be versatile enough to get used to multitasking as he blended his academics with his football passion.

For this reason, it was no wonder to see his mother let him join Gillingham when he was just a nine-year-old schoolboy. That is to say, even if he went to school, he had put his football career as his priority.

In this regard, he once expressed the following term: “One day, I got in trouble at school. A teacher asked me what I wanted to be, and l said, ‘A footballer’.

I think he took it the wrong way as he got angry with me. But it wasn’t out of disrespect as if l didn’t need education. I think he wanted me to go on Countdown or something, l don't know.”

Afterwards, he went through the Gillingham youth system, until he joined Chelsea several days before his 16th birthday in July 2005.

Following that he graduated from Chelsea’s youth system, he was sent on loan to multiple clubs between 2006 and 2010.

Ryan Bertrand professional career

Bertrand moved to


in July 2005 from Gillingham for an initial £125,000, as a tribunal that was set to increases on the basis of progress.

In the 2006–07 season, he was twice sent on loan to AFC Bournemouth, along with Chelsea teammate Jack Cork. Yet, unfortunately, he underwent a ruptured spleen in a youth team game against


that forced him to be out of the later part of the season.

While in August 2007, he moved to Oldham Athletic on loan until January 2008, it was just after a few days later that his span at this club finished so as to join Norwich City on loan for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.

With his great feats, featuring in both left-back and the left-wing, he proved he is willing to stay longer at the club. He earned popularity with the Carrow Road crowd while he was called with the nickname 'Plastic', which refers to the Belgian singer Plastic Bertrand.

On 4 July 2008, he joined the club again on loan until January 2009, which was accompanied by an option to be promoted until the end of the season.

Then on 17 July 2009, he joined Reading on a season-long loan and went on to score his first professional goal against Derby County on 10 March 2010.

Moreover, in the voting of Reading's player of the season, he grabbed the third spot behind only Gylfi Sigurðsson and Jimmy Kébé.

Afterwards, on 5 August 2010, he was transferred on loan to Championship club

Nottingham Forest

in an initial six-month deal and debuted for them as a substitute in a 1–0 away defeat against Burnley.

With his 19 appearances for Forest, he became a regular for them to the point that they show interest to either promote his loan span for the remainder of the season or to sign him permanently. Yet, with the expiration of the loan contract on 3 January 2011, he came back to his root, Chelsea.

His Premier League debut occurred on 20 April 2011, as he appeared as a substitute in the replacement of Ashley Cole in a 3–1 victory over Birmingham City, where he scored a goal and provided a cross that Florent Malouda headed over Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Then on 15 July 2011, he got contracted a new four-year deal with Chelsea, remaining there as a left-back to be a back-up to Cole at the helm of Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Eventually following six years of joining Chelsea as a schoolboy, for the first time, he appeared as a starter in a match against Fulham in the League Cup, in which Chelsea grabbed 4–3 triumphs on penalties after it was finished goalless.

In the 2011–12 season, he featured 90 minutes in Chelsea's 2–0 loss to


in the League Cup. His first league cap of the season took place when he appeared as a late substitute for Ashley Cole against Everton, as it ended up in a 2–0 defeat for Chelsea.

His first Premier League start occurred on 7 April, when he made a great feat in Chelsea 2–1 over Wigan Athletic being dubbed as the fan's man of the match.

Likewise, he was called the man of the match again in his third start, in a goalless draw against Arsenal on 21 April. Then on 5 May, Bertrand grabbed the FA Cup with Chelsea, even if he failed to star on the pitch in their victory over Liverpool.

His European debut took place in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final against

Bayern Munich

on 19 May 2012, starring on the left of midfield so as to become the first player in the Champions League era to debut in the final.

Yet, he was replaced with a knock following 70 minutes and was substituted by Florent Malouda when Chelsea beat Bayern 4–3 on penalties.

Finally, he put away his first professional goal for Chelsea in the Community Shield match against Manchester City on 12 August 2012, even if they were defeated 3–2.

He featured in the first league match of the season against Wigan Athletic in the position of a winger. On 5 September 2012, he made a new improved five-year contract with Chelsea.

On 25 September, he netted his second professional goal in a League Cup match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at

Stamford Bridge

, as they won 6–0.

On 1 April 2013, he appeared as a substitute for Ashley Cole in the FA Cup quarter-final replay of Chelsea's 1–0 triumph over Manchester United.

Later, when it was confirmed that Cole would be sidelined for at least two weeks, Bertrand turned out to be the only recognised left-back of Chelsea.

Therefore he appeared as a starter in the Europa League quarter-final first leg match against Rubin Kazan at Stamford Bridge, making dazzle as Chelsea grabbed a 3–1 triumph.

On 7 April, he picked up the honour to make his 50th Chelsea appearance in a 2–1 victory over Sunderland. Then he started at left-back in the FA Cup semi-final in their 2–1 defeat against Manchester City at

Wembley Stadium

on 14 April.

While Ashley Cole was still absent, he started and made a great performance in the following league match in the West London derby against Fulham at Craven Cottage on 17 April, when Chelsea easily earned a 3–0 victory in the light of a 30-yard strike from David Luiz and a brace from

John Terry


Afterwards on 17 January 2014, he moved to Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the 2013–14 season making his debut the following day in a 2–2 draw against Liverpool.

After a while on 30 July 2014, he moved to Southampton on loan for the 2014–15 season, debuting for the club on 17 August in their first match of the league season, featuring the full 90 minutes of a 2–1 loss away against Liverpool.

Bertrand put away his first goal for them on 27 September when he opened a 2–1 home victory over Queens Park Rangers. He scored his second goal on 26 December, in a 3–1 triumph over Crystal Palace.

Then on 2 February 2015, he made a permanent move to Southampton, getting a 4+1⁄2-year contract for a reportedly unrevealed fee of £10 million. On 26 April, he proved to be the only Southampton player included in the PFA Team of the Year.

Bertrand netted his only goal of the 2015–16 season in the final match, which was a penalty in a 4–1 triumph over Crystal Palace.

While on 12 July 2016, he made a new five-year contract with them, it was on 12 May 2021 that Southampton revealed that Bertrand would leave the club with the expiration of his contract in the summer.

On 15 July 2021, he moved to

Premier League

club Leicester City on a free transfer, in a two-year agreement. He debuted for the club on 7 August 2021 in Leicester's 1–0 victory over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield.


top facts about Ryan Bertrand

, one can suggest that he represented England almost at all levels of under-17, under-18, under-19, under-20, under-21 levels and senior team.

He even represented Great Britain for the 2012 Summer Olympics, appearing on 20 July 2012 in a friendly match against Brazil and went on to feature in three matches of the Olympic tournament.

He made his senior international debut as he featured for Leighton Baines in the 78th minute so as to clear a shot off the line minutes late from Manolo Gabbiadini as it finally ended up into England's winning goal in their 2–1 triumph.

Afterwards, Bertrand appeared as a substitute for England away to Italy on 3 March 2015, winning his fourth full appearance, as he featured for England against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on 7 June 2015.

Lastly, even Bertrand was among the squad of UEFA Euro 2016 and on 1 September 2017, he netted his first goal for England in a 4–0 World Cup qualifier triumph over Malta.

Ryan Bertrand personal life

When it comes to the top facts about Ryan Bertrand in the realm of his personal life affairs, it is notable to suggest he is dating Brazilian model Mari Burch as they have been together for a very long time from the start of their relationship at the time of Ryan's joining Southampton until now.

While they are blessed with two sweet daughters together, our footballer preference is to keep his children away from the spotlight.

Moreover, it was in July 2019 that Bertrand popped the big question and proposed to Mari in a memorable romantic posture. He preferred to propose to her at the place where for the first time they met each other, Carnaby, London.

With proposing in this manner, he made sure to hear the positive response and now Ryan Bertrand fiancee Mari Burch, is widely considered as the Englishman wife, perhaps due to their children.

Whatsmore, in pursuit of reaching her passion for fashion, Mari Burch has followed her dreams to become a model.

While her images have been on the cover of many magazines, she was adored by her fiancee being called a superwoman by him.

Ryan Bertrand net worth

When it comes to the top facts about Ryan Bertrand, the notion of the amount of money he is making merits a mention.

Ryan Bertrand net worth

is the whopping amount of over €32 Million ($37.7 Million). Besides, his annual salary is approximately €4 Million and his weekly wage is €81,301.

While his current Market Value is estimated to be around €5.00m, his highest Market Value was €20.00m at the time when he was playing for Southampton.

In fact, in July 2015, he made an agreement with Southampton that nets him a hefty salary of 4 million euros (3.5 Million Pound) annually.

As one of the other

top facts about Ryan Bertrand

, it is interesting to suggest that just like his staggering speed at the pitch, he takes huge delight in driving a fast car like Ferrari 488.

It should not be excluded from our top facts about Ryan Bertrand that he has founded the fintech brokerage Silicon Markets so as to provide machine learning and algorithmic trading tools for retail traders in the Foreign Exchange and CFD markets.

Ryan Bertrand social media

In the last part of our

top facts about Ryan Bertrand

, one can suggest that he is active on online networking platforms as the likes of Instagram and Twitter.

So in line with

Ryan Bertrand social media

activity, it is notable to suggest that with his account of


, he has gathered more than 240 thousand followers on Instagram, where he shares posts in regard to his football profession as well as his intimacy between himself and his fiancee, even if he is reluctant to share anything about his two children.

When it comes to his most recent significant activity on social media that grabbed worldwide attention, on can indicate that at the time of his span at Southampton, through a post he rejected reports suggesting his receiving a new contract offer from Southampton according to the following terms:

"After many months of hard decision making, I have decided to leave Southampton Football Club." 


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