Rhys Williams is an Australian professional football player who primarily plays as a central defender. He was born on July 14, 1988, in Perth, Western Australia. Williams began his professional career at the age of 16 when he made his debut for Middlesbrough FC in 2005. He quickly established himself as a key player for the club, showcasing his versatility by playing in various defensive positions. During his time at Middlesbrough, Williams had loan spells at Burnley and Charlton Athletic to gain more first-team experience. Injuries often disrupted his progress, but he continued to impress when fit. In 2014, Williams made a move to Australia's A-League, signing with Australian club Perth Glory. He returned to his home country and became an important player for Perth Glory, making over 70 appearances for the club. On the international stage, Rhys Williams has represented the Australian national team. He made his debut for the Socceroos in 2009 and has since earned over 20 caps. However, injuries have limited his involvement with the national team. Throughout his career, Williams has displayed his defensive skills, including his aerial prowess and ability to read the game. He has been praised for his leadership qualities and his commitment to the teams he has played for. Despite his injury setbacks, Rhys Williams remains an influential player and continues to contribute to his club and country whenever he is fit.