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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1871
Turned Professional: 1895

Current Division: EFL Championship
Home Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Address: Junction 11, M4, Reading, Berkshire RG2 0FL

Nicknames: The Royals, The Biscuitmen
Main Sponsors 2020/21: Casumo
Club Mascot: Kingsley Royal


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Oxford United, Aldershot Town

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Away

Reading FC - Official 2020/21 Away Kit


History and Honours

Stadium History

Madejski Stadium (1998-Present) / View Stadium
Elm Park (1896-1998)
Caversham Cricket Ground (1889-1896)
Coley Park (1882-1889)
Reading Cricket Ground (1878-1882)
Reading Recreation Ground (1871-1878)


Club Honours

Championship Winners: 2005/06, 2011/12
Division 2 (3rd Tier) Champions: 1993/94
Division 3 South Champions: 1925/26
Division 3 Champions: 1985/86
Division 4 Champions: 1978/79
Full Members Cup Winners: 1987/88
Division 3 South Cup Winners: 1937/38
U21 Premier League Cup Winners: 2013/14
London War Cup Winners: 1940/41

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Club Staff

Boardroom

Owners: Xiu Li Dai, Yongge Dai, Narin Niruttinanon
Vice-Chairman: Sir John Madejski
Directors: Xiu Li Dai, Yongge Dai, Narin Niruttinanon, Nigel Howe
Chief Executive Officer: Nigel Howe
Commercial Director: Adam Benson


Management & Coaching Staff

Manager: Veljko Paunovic (Age 43 years) / Appointed 29th August 2020 (10 months, 24 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Assistant Manager: Eddie Niedzwiecki
Coach: John O'Shea
Goalkeeping Coach: Jorge Baptista
Assistant Coach & Analyst: Joao Penedo
Professional Development Coach: Mikele Leigertwood

Former Managers

Mark Bowen (Oct 2019-Aug 2020) /  Soccerbase  
Jose Gomes (Dec 2018-Oct 2019) /  Soccerbase  
Paul Clement (Mar 2018-Dec 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Jaap Stam (Jun 2016-Mar 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Brian McDermott (Dec 2015-May 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Clarke (Dec 2014-Dec 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Nigel Adkins (Mar 2013-Dec 2014) /  Soccerbase  
Brendan Rodgers (Jun 2009-Dec 2009) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Coppell (Oct 2003-May 2009) /  Soccerbase  
Alan Pardew (Sep 1999-Sep 2003) /  Soccerbase  
Tommy Burns (Mar 1998-Sep 1999) /  Soccerbase  
Terry Bullivant (Jun 1997-Mar 1998) /  Soccerbase  
Jimmy Quinn (Player/Manager, Joint Manager, Jan 1995-May 1997) /  Soccerbase  
Mick Gooding (Player/Manager, Joint Manager, Jan 1995-May 1997) /  Soccerbase  
Mark McGhee (May 1991-Dec 1994) /  Soccerbase  
Ian Porterfield (Nov 1989-Apr 1991) /  Soccerbase  
Ian Branfoot (Jan 1984-Oct 1989) /  Soccerbase  
Maurice Evans
Charlie Hurley
Jimmy Wallbanks
Jack Mansell
Ray Henderson
Roy Bentley
Harry Johnston
Arthur Smith
Ted Drake
Joe Edelston
Johnny Cochrane
Billy Butler
Joe Smith
Angus Wylie
Harold Bray
Arthur Chadwick
Jack Smith
Harry Marshall
Harry Matthews
James Sharp
Thomas Sefton

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Useful Contacts

Switchboard:  / Phone: 0118 968 1100  / Email:  
Ticket Office:  / Phone: 0118 968 1313  / Fax: 0870 999 1001  / Email:  
Disabled Ticket Enquiries:  / Phone: 0118 968 1017  / Email:  
Group Tickets:  / Phone: 0118 968 1012 
Club Megastore:  / Phone: 0118 968 1234  / Email:  
Hospitality & Advertising:  / Phone: 0118 968 1010  / Email:  
Conference & Banqueting:  / Phone: 0118 968 1336 
Press Office:  / Phone: 0118 968 1300 
Matchday Programme:  / Phone: 0118 968 1300 
Football in the Community:  / Phone: 0118 968 1460/1415  / Email:  

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Club Media

Official Websites

/ Website: readingfc.co.uk
/ Online Store: readingfcdirect.co.uk
/ Ticket Information: readingfc.co.uk/tickets
/ Buy Tickets: readingfcdirect.co.uk/events
Reading FC - Official EFL iFollow  / EFL iFollow: readingfc.co.uk/ifollow
/ Disabled Access Guide: readingfc.co.uk/fans/disabled-supporters-guide
/ Stadium Guide: readingfc.co.uk/club/madejski-stadium
/ Travel Guide: readingfc.co.uk/club/travel
/ Visiting Fan Guide: readingfc.co.uk/fans/visiting-supporters-guide
/ Stadium Tours: readingfc.co.uk/tickets/madejski-stadium-tours
/ Supporters Trust: readingfc.co.uk/fans/star
/ Community Trust: community.readingfc.co.uk


Official Social Media

Reading FC - Official Facebook  / Facebook: facebook.com/readingfc
Reading FC - Official Instagram  / Instagram: instagram.com/readingfc
Reading FC - Official Twitter  / Twitter: twitter.com/readingfc
Reading FC - Official YouTube  / YouTube: youtube.com/officialreadingfc


Official Apps

/ Club App: (iOS Universal (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch))
/ Matchday Programmes App: (iOS Universal (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch))


Local Radio Stations

/ BBC Radio Berkshire: (95.4 & 104.1 FM / 12D (229.072MHz) DAB)

Club Trivia

Famous Supporters

Simon Gallup: (The Cure bassist)  / Website: thecure.com  / Twitter: @thecure
Irwin Sparkes: (The Hoosiers singer and guitarist)  / Website: thehoosiers.com  / Twitter: @IrwinofSparkes
Chris Tarrant: (TV and radio presenter) 

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