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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1871
Turned Professional: 1895

Current Division: EFL Championship
Home Stadium: Select Car Leasing Stadium (Madejski Stadium)
Address: Junction 11, M4, Reading, Berkshire RG2 0FL

Nicknames: The Royals, The Biscuitmen
Main Sponsors 2021/22: Select Car Leasing
Club Mascot: Kingsley Royal

Derby Matches

Oxford United, Aldershot Town

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History and Honours

Stadium History

Select Car Leasing Stadium (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

Management & Coaching Staff

Manager: Veljko Paunovic (Age 44 years) / Appointed 29th August 2020 (1 year, 10 months, 1 day 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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Club Media

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:  / Twitter: @thecure
Irwin Sparkes: (The Hoosiers singer and guitarist)  / Website:  / Twitter: @IrwinofSparkes
Chris Tarrant: (TV and radio presenter) 

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