Ryan Christie is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth and the Scotland national team.
Christie began his career with Inverness Caledonian Thistle before joining Celtic in 2015, and had two spells on loan at Aberdeen. He has also represented the Scotland under-21 and full national teams.
On 1 September 2015, Ryan Christie joined Celtic on a four-year contract. After signing for the Scottish champions, Christie was promptly sent back to Inverness on a season-long loan deal. He suffered a knee injury against Motherwell in November, and Celtic called him up so he could work with his medical staff at their Lennoxtown training complex. In December 2015, Celtic announced that they would withdraw Christie from his loan spell at Inverness.
Christie made his debut for Celtic on 23 January 2016 in their 3–1 win over St Johnstone, replacing Stuart Armstrong in the 88th minute.
On 24 January 2017, Ryan Christie joined Aberdeen on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season. He scored his first goal for Aberdeen on 4 February 2017, in a 2–0 win against Partick Thistle. He helped Aberdeen finish second in the 2016–17 Scottish Premiership and progress to the 2017 Scottish Cup Final, but was unable to feature in the cup final because it was against his parent club Celtic.
Christie returned to Aberdeen on loan for most of the 2017–18 season, moving in June 2017 as part of a deal for Jonny Hayes.
Ryan Christie returned to Celtic for the 2018-19 season. Neil Lennon, who returned to Celtic as manager later in the season, said in July 2019 that he wanted to sign Christie to Hibernian during the summer of 2018 as part of a deal proposed by John McGinn. In the 2018–19 League Cup semi-final against Hearts at Murrayfield, Christie won a penalty, caused an error from goal and hit a “wonderful left-footed shot” that led to each goal in the eventual 3-goal victory. -0. Christie signed a new contract with Celtic in November 2018. On 2 December, he scored the only goal of the 2018 Scottish League Cup Final at Hampden against former club Aberdeen. His season ended abruptly on 14 April 2019 in the Scottish Cup semi-final, again in Hampden against Aberdeen, when he suffered facial fractures in a mid-air collision with opponent Dominic Ball, who was sent off for the reckless nature of the game. challenge.
Ryan Christie scored a hat-trick in a 7–0 victory against St Johnstone in the first game of the 2019–20 Scottish Premiership season. In October 2020, he scored the opening goal of the 2019–20 Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen (delayed from its usual April schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, which also led Celtic to the title of the Premiership after the season was shortened) with a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area – Celtic won 2–0.
In the final against Hearts, he scored a very similar goal, again the first of the match and with almost the same amount of time elapsed, but then missed his penalty in the subsequent shoot-out after a 3–3 draw after extra time; he was the only Celtic player to fail when they won the trophy.
On 31 August 2021, Ryan Christie moved to England, joining Championship club AFC Bournemouth on a three-year deal, for a reported transfer fee of around £1.5 million.
On 11 September 2021, Christie came off the bench to make his Bournemouth debut in the team’s 3–0 victory over Barnsley.