Ryan Jiro Gravenberch is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Netherlands national team.
He is viewed as a multi-functional midfielder who offers tactical flexibility due to his ability to play in both the No 8 and No 6 roles.
He is a product of the Ajax academy, making 103 appearances for the club in all competitions and scoring 12 goals before his move to Bayern in 2022.
The dynamic midfielder has also mentioned French World Cup winner Zidane as a player he studied closely during the peak of his powers.
With a lot said about the football player, we tune our focus to his parents.
Who are Ryan Gravenberch parents?
Ryan Gravenberch was born 16 May 2002 in the Netherlands to Afro-Surinamese parents Ryan Gravenberch Sr (Father), Aretha Gravenberch(Mother).
His father Ryan Gravenberch Sr. hails from Rotterdam while mother Aretha is an Amsterdam native.
Ryan Gravenberch parents have played the game at amateur level, with his mother once recalling of the precocious Gravenberch: “It all started in a small sports hall on IJburg, you were only four years old. I remember you walking up to us during one of the training sessions and saying: ‘I’m just good, I score all the time.’ Your father and I couldn’t stop laughing.”
His father was associated with the FA department of one of the business units associated with ING. Moreover, he was also a member of the board for amateur club Zuidoost United.
Ryan Gravenberch’s brother
Elder brother Danzell has made a career as a professional too.
Also emerging from Ajax’s academy, Danzell has played in the Netherlands, Romania, England – with Reading – Belgium and Cyprus, where the forward currently represents Karmiotissa FC.
He currently plies trade with De Graafschap whom he joined last year.