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Reading FC

Founded 25 December 1871 at Bridge Street Rooms
Turned professional 1895

Players provided 3
Total appearances
4
1875-
2007

Madejski Stadium

Domestic Honours FA Amateur Cup best: Quarter-finals 1894-95;
Southern League Division One runners-up 1902-03, 1904-05, 1914-15; Division Two winners 1910-11;

Football League Division Three South winners 1925-26, runners-up 1931-32, 1934-35, 1948-49, 1951-52; Division Four winners 1978-79; Division Three winners 1985-86;
Division Three South Cup winners 1937-38;
Southern Floodlit Cup runners-up 1956-57, 1957-58;

FA Cup best: semi-finals 1926-27 (beaten by Cardifff City 0-3);
Football League Trophy (original) best: semi-finals 1982-83;
Full Members Cup winners 1987-88;
After League restructure: Division Two/League One winners 1993-94, runners-up 2001-02, play-off runners-up 2000-01; Division One/Championship runners-up (also play-off runners-up) 1994-95, 2010-11, winners 2005-06, 2011-12;

Football League Cup best: Quarter-finals 1995-96, 1997-98;
Football League Trophy best
: semi-finals 1999-2000;

Highest League Position:
8th FA Premier League, 2006-07;
Home venue Madejski Stadium, since 1998; Elm Park, 1896-1998; Caversham Cricket Ground, 1889-96; Coley Park, 1882-89; Reading Cricket Ground, 1878-82; Began playing at Recreation Ground, 1871-78;
Home strip Blue and white hooped shirts with white sleeves, blue shorts.


The 4 Players
Ply no. Name Pos Start/
Sub
App Gls Mins Playing Career
29 Edward Haygarth FB   1 0 90 1875 90 min
also with Swifts, Lancing Old Boys & Wanderers
167 Johnny Holt CH   1 0 90 1900 90 min
1149 Nicky Shorey LB 2
0
2 0 180 2007 82 days
309 Herbert Smith LB   4 0 360 1905-06 357 days

Between Herbert Smith and Nicky Shorey, 101 years 74 days...

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