Ryan Botha is a retired professional soccer player and model. Ryan played for Manchester United on trial and was invited back after Matric. After not managing to secure a work permit, he returned home and signed for Supersport United at the age of 18, followed shortly by Wits. His career from then included contracts with Finnish Premier Leagues, FC Tervarit, FC Mypa and FC Inter, Turkish Premier League, FC Denizlispor, and Cyprus Premier League, ENP. He signed for Thanda Royal before the World Cup, followed by a 2-year contract with Moroka Swallows, and ended his career with three years playing for the Platinum Stars before retiring in 2011. Ryan has appeared on Men's Health covers locally and internationally a total of 12 times, and he's made the covers of Women's Health, Joburg Mag, Heat, People, You for Mr Price, FHM and GQ for jeep apparel. He made the Heat Hot 100 List three years running, featured in the Cosmopolitan calendar twice, made the Cosmopolitan Hot 100 and GQ Top 10 Best-Dressed Men 2008, and was named number 1 in the Flash Top 5 Hottest Footballers.