Ryan Marc Edwards (born 17 November 1993) is an Australian professional football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle.
Born in Singapore, Edwards played youth football at the Australian Institute of Sport and for Reading before making his professional debut for Perth Glory on loan in 2013. In 2015, Edwards left Reading to join Partick Thistle.
He has represented Australia at under-20 and under-23 level. In March 2017 Edwards was called up to the senior Australian national team.
Edwards was born in Singapore. His father, Alistair, is a former Australian international and his mother is a Singaporean national, and his older brother Cameron is also a professional footballer.
On 29 April 2011, it was announced he had signed with Championship side Reading along with his older brother Cameron.
In April 2015, Edwards announced he'd been informed by Reading that they would not be renewing his contract, which expired that summer, with his release from Reading confirmed on 21 May.
On 16 July 2013, Edwards left Reading on a season long loan to Perth Glory, then managed by his father Alistair and featuring his brother Cameron. Edwards made his debut for Perth Glory on 13 October 2013 in their first game of the 2013–14 season, a 3–1 away defeat to Adelaide United.
Following his release from Reading, Edwards' went on trial with Crawley Town. and trained with Manchester City in the lead up to Australia U-23's matches in September 2015.
On 24 September 2015, Edwards signed a one-year contract with Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle. Edwards made his Partick Thistle debut in a 3–0 win over Dundee United coming on as a substitute Edwards scored his first goal for Partick Thistle in a 2–1 victory against Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park on 19 March 2016. On 1 April 2016, Edwards extended his contract with Partick Thistle, until the end of the 2016–17 season. Edwards contract was again extended, this time until the end of the 2017/18 season, on 17 November 2016, after the midfielder had triggered an extension.
On 30 June 2016 Edwards sign a new contact extension to stay at Partick Thistle until summer 2020.
Edwards has captained the Australia national under-20 association football team, and was a member of the Australian squad that went to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was part of the U-23 squad that took part in the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship in Oman, and the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship in Qatar. In March 2017 Edwards was called up to the senior Australian national team.As of 18 June 2017