2010–11 Reading F.C. season
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|Chairman||Sir John Madejski|
|FA Cup||Quarter final vs Manchester City|
|League Cup||2nd Round|
Shane Long (23)
Shane Long (25)
|Highest home attendance||23,677 v Leeds United
|Lowest home attendance||14,029 v Coventry City
|Average home league attendance||17,681|
The 2010-11 season was Reading's third season back in the Championship, since relegation from the Premier League in 2008. Having become Reading manager in January 2010, this was Brian McDermott's first full season in charge at the club.
- 1 Season review
- 2 Squad
- 3 Transfers
- 4 Competitions
- 5 Squad Statistics
- 6 Awards
- 7 Team kit
- 8 Notes
- 9 References
See also Football League Championship 2010-11
Summer Transfers Left-back Marcus Williams joined Reading on a free transfer on 11 May 2010, having played seven seasons for Scunthorpe United. Right-back Andy Griffin signed for the club for a nominal fee on 1 July, having made 25 league appearances for Reading, on loan from Stoke City in the 2009-10 season. The transfer deadline day saw the arrival of Zurab Khizanishvili on loan from Blackburn Rovers and Ian Harte from Carlisle United.
Marek Matejovsky joined Sparta Prague for a fee of £650,000 on 11 June 2010, having made 56 appearances for the Royals in two and a half years at the club. Kalifa Cissé left the club after three years, signed by former Reading manager Steve Coppell for Bristol City on 9 July 2010. Cissé made 83 appearances for Reading, scoring seven goals. The transfer window also saw the departure of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for £7 million.
The Royals then departed on tour to Slovenia, where they enjoyed a 3-1 victory over a Red Star Belgrade B-side, a game in which Marcus Williams made his first appearance for the club. Alex Pearce headed a first-half response for Reading, after Belgrade had taken the lead, and Simon Church sealed the victory with two second-half goals. A third consecutive win followed, as Reading defeated top-flight Croatian side NK Inter Zaprešić 2-0, with goals from Matt Mills and James Henry. Reading then suffered their first loss of the pre-season campaign, in the final game of the tour, with a 1-0 defeat against NK Celje, striker Gorazd Zajc scored the only goal in the game.
Returning to England, Reading got back to winning ways, coming from behind to beat Wycombe Wanderers 2-1, thanks to goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson, from the penalty spot, and Hal Robson-Kanu. Another 2-1 victory followed in the Royals penultimate pre-season friendly, as another Sigurdsson penalty, and a second half goal from Michail Antonio saw Reading past Wolves. Reading's final game of pre-season was a 4-2 victory at Southampton, courtesy of goals from Sigurdsson, Simon Church (2) and Antonio.
Reading's league season began in disappointing style with a 2–1 home defeat to Scunthorpe. After the visitors had taken an early lead through a disputed Garry Thompson goal – the linesman flagging for offside and subsequently overruled by the referee – Gylfi Sigurdsson put Reading on level terms from 25 yards. Despite enjoying spells of pressure, the Royals were unable to find another goal, and Rob Jones headed home a corner to give Scunthorpe the victory.
Reading progressed to the second round of the League Cup with a narrow victory over Torquay United, Grzegorz Rasiak bundling home the winner in the final minute of extra-time. A league draw at Portsmouth followed, the Royals coming from behind to take a point as Jimmy Kebe poked the ball home in the 87th minute following a goal-mouth scramble. The next game Reading went 1-0 up against promotion favourites Nottingham Forest from an Alex Pearce volley but goalkeeper Adam Federici made a horrible mistake in giving Forest the equaliser by kicking the ball into Jem Karacan which resulted in Robert Earnshaw turning in from close range. Then Reading played League 2 opponents Northampton in the League Cup in which Reading went 1-0 up courtesy of a Matthew Mills backheeler from a Brian Howard corner. Northampton equalised with a horrible mistake from goalkeeper Ben Hamer where he dropped the ball two times in a row to allow Andy Holt to tap in. Reading went back into the lead with a goal from Hal Robson-Kanu after some saves from the Northampton goalkeeper Oscar Jansson but again Ben Hamer did the same thing and gave Kevin Thornton the equaliser but in extra time Matthew Mills put Reading ahead again only to score an own goal at the end. Reading lost 4-2 on penalties because of Simon Church and Jake Taylor having their shots saved. In the next game Reading won 2-1 over Leicester City with a lob from Gylfi Sigurdsson and a bullet header from Matthew Mills. Leicester had equalised with a long range shot from Lloyd Dyer but Reading scored in the 86th minute to hold Leicester at bay for their first win of the season.
On the 11th after the International Break and the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson Reading beat Crystal Palace 3-0. The first goal was a penalty won and scored by Shane Long after he cut in from the left and was taken out by Paddy McCarthy. The second was also a penalty after Jem Karacan ran the whole pitch with the ball, to pass to Long who cut in again and was taken out by Julian Bennett. New signing Ian Harte took responsibility and scored. The third was in extra time when Brian Howard lofted a pass to Jimmy Kebe who then cut in and fired past Julian Speroni. Next Reading had an away game against in-form Millwall where it ended 0-0 after some brilliant saves by Adam Federici and Millwall keeper David Forde. Next Reading lost 3-1 to Middlesbrough F.C after they went 1-0 down in 24 seconds thanks to Scottish midfielder Barry Robson. Next an ex-Reading player came back to haunt them, Leroy Lita scored to make it 2-0 but a few minutes after Jimmy Kebe got 1 back after he dribbled round two players, passed back to Brian Howard who laid him off. David Wheater capped it off for Middlesbrough F.C with a header past Adam Federici. Just before the full-time whistle Brian Howard was shown a straight red after a tackle on Andy Halliday. Next Reading beat Barnsley F.C. 3-0 with 3 goals in the last 12 minutes. Chris Armstrong made a comeback after 11⁄2 seasons out of action with a knee injury. Jimmy Kebe again put Reading in the lead with a bullet header from substitute Hal Robson-Kanu's cross. Ian Harte then curled a perfect freekick past Luke Steele to make it 2-0. Hal Robson-Kanu capped it off with a 50 yard run and then a cool finish under keeper Luke Steele. On the 61st minute Zurab Khizanishvili was sent off after a tackle that never was on Chris Wood. On Tuesday the 28th, Reading beat Ipswich Town 1-0 after substitute Simon Church came on and after 30 seconds on, he had the ball in the net. Jem Karacan's shot was steered in well by Church and Matthew Mills was sent off for two bookable offences. That makes three Reading sending off's in three games.
Reading then travelled to Preston North End and earned a 1-1 draw with the royals going behind in the 1st half with a goal from Preston's Keith Treacy. But in the 55th minute reading drew level through a sensational 25 yard volley by Jem Karacan. Reading then lost at home to Swansea City by a slim margin. Scott Sinclair with Swansea's goal to give ex-manager Brendan Rodgers a happy return. The Tuesday after Reading lost again, this time to Bristol City with a goal from striker Danny Haynes on 28 minutes. The next game Reading beat 'unbeaten at home' Burnley 4-0. The first goal came from a Shane Long penalty which he won after being slipped through by Jay Tabb and was fouled by Leon Cort. The next came from Jobi McAnuff after Ian Harte fired in a freekick and Matthew Mills's shot fell to McAnuff to volley in. Soon after, sub Michail Antonio tapped in Shane Long's cross and other sub Simon Church belted in a shot at a tight angle from a Brian Howard's pass. The next game Reaing won 4-3 after going 3-1 down against Doncaster Rovers. Matthew Mills opened up the scoring early only to have James Hayter eqilise. Shelton Martis then put Doncaster in the lead and 2 minutes after the second half started Dean Shiels made it 3-1. Reading brought on Noel Hunt and Simon Church and Hunt made an immediate impact by crossing in for Jem Karacan to head past Neil Sullivan. Then Ian Harte whipped a superb freekick into the top corner and to finish off Simon Church belted in sub Michail Antonio's squareball.
On 8 March 2011, Chris Armstrong announced his retirement from football following being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Later on in the day Reading travelled to Ipswich Town and won 3-1 thanks to goals from Shane Long, Ian Harte and Noel Hunt while Connor Wickham scored a consolation goal in injury time at the end of the second half for Ipswich. Reading's next game was a FA Cup Quarter Final match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. Reading played well before eventually conceding a 74th minute goal to Micah Richards that turned out to be the only goal of the game, and eliminating Reading from the FA cup. Reading where back playing in the Championship on 19 March away at Barnsley, it was a close game with the winner for the Royals coming in the 71st minute thanks to second half substitute Mathieu Manset.
Reading's Good Friday game against fellow promotion chasers Leeds United ended 0-0 to end a run of 8 wins on the trot. On Monday 25th, Reading lost their recent unbeaten record of 13 games, in a 3-2 defeat at home to relegation threatened Sheffield United. Reading went 2-0 up, inside 20 minutes, through Noel Hunt and Hal Robson-Kanu before ex-Royal Darius Henderson pulled one back on 30minutes and Lee Williamson scored on the stroke of half time. In the second half Henderson scored again to seal the win for the Blades.At Reading's final away game of the season at Coventry City, on Saturday 30th, they secured the point they need to secure their place in this seasons Championship Play-offs, with a 0-0 draw.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Left club during season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|11 May 2010||LB||Marcus Williams||Scunthorpe United||Free|
|1 July 2010||RB||Andy Griffin||Stoke City||Nominal|
|31 August 2010||LB||Ian Harte||Carlisle United||Undisclosed|
|18 January 2011||CB||Sean Morrison||Swindon Town||£250,000|
|18 January 2011||FW||Brett Williams||Eastleigh||£50,000|
|21 January 2011||FW||Mathieu Manset||Hereford United||Undisclosed|
|31 January 2011||DF||Ethan Gage||Vancouver Whitecaps||Free|
|31 January 2011||MF||Erik Opsahl||St John's University||Free|
|13 June 2010||MF||Marek Matějovský||Sparta Prague||£650,000|
|9 July 2010||MF||Kalifa Cissé||Bristol City||Undisclosed|
|28 July 2010||MF||James Henry||Millwall||Undisclosed|
|20 August 2010||FW||Grzegorz Rasiak||AEL Limassol||Free|
|31 August 2010||MF||Gylfi Sigurðsson||1899 Hoffenheim||Undisclosed|
|8 March 2011||LB||Chris Armstrong||Retired||–|
|Date from||Date to||Position||Nationality||Name||From|
|31 August 2010||End of the season||CB||Zurab Khizanishvili||Blackburn Rovers|
|23 October 2010||End of the season||MF||Mikele Leigertwood||Queens Park Rangers|
|Date from||Date to||Position||Nationality||Name||To|
|1 August 2010||5 January 2011||GK||Mikkel Andersen||Bristol Rovers|
|5 August 2010||End of the season||FW||Dave Mooney||Colchester United|
|13 August 2010||13 September 2010||WG||Abdulai Bell-Baggie||Port Vale|
|13 August 2010||31 August 2010||GK||Alex McCarthy||Brentford|
|21 August 2010||21 September 2010||DF||Michael Hector||Oxford City|
|21 August 2010||21 September 2010||DF||Jack Mills||Oxford City|
|31 August 2010||17 January 2011||GK||Ben Hamer||Brentford|
|10 September 2010||10 November 2010||MF||Scott Davies||Wycombe Wanderers|
|8 October 2010||8 November 2010||FW||Nicholas Bignall||Southampton|
|7 November 2010||7 January 2011||DF||Michael Hector||Horsham|
|12 November 2010||31 December 2010||FW||Nicholas Bignall||Bournemouth|
|12 November 2010||31 December 2010||LB||Marcus Williams||Peterborough United|
|25 November 2010||20 January 2011||WG||Abdulai Bell-Baggie||Crawley Town|
|25 November 2010||28 December 2011||GK||Simon Locke||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|2 January 2011||2 February 2011||MF||James Rowe||Lewes|
|7 January 2011||7 February 2011||GK||Simon Locke||Basingstoke Town|
|13 January 2011||End of the season||DF||Julian Kelly||Lincoln City|
|19 January 2011||End of the season||GK||Ben Hamer||Exeter City|
|19 January 2011||End of the season||FW||Jacob Walcott||Telstar|
|28 January 2011||End of the season||MF||Scott Davies||Bristol Rovers|
|31 January 2011||End of the season||FW||Nicholas Bignall||Brentford|
|2 February 2011||30 June 2011||DF||Michael Hector||Dundalk|
|2 February 2011||End of the season||DF||Jack Mills||Telstar|
|15 February 2011||30 June 2011||MF||Danny Joyce||Bohemians|
|23 March 2011||End of the season||CB||Sean Morrison||Huddersfield Town|
|24 March 2011||End of the season||LB||Marcus Williams||Scunthorpe United|
|2 June 2011||WG||Abdulai Bell-Baggie||Yeovil Town||August 2011|
|2 June 2011||CB||Ívar Ingimarsson||Ipswich Town||13 June 2011|
|2 June 2011||MF||Danny Joyce||Bohemian||January 2012|
|2 June 2011||FW||David Mooney||Leyton Orient||23 July 2011|
|2 June 2011||MF||Erik Opsahl||Dalkurd||1 September 2011|
|2 June 2011||MF||James Rowe||Forest Green Rovers||2 August 2011|
position / round
|First match||Last match|
|Football League Championship 2010–11||—||5 (Playoffs)||7 August 2010||30 May 2011|
|Football League Cup||1st round||2nd round||11 August 2010||24 August 2010|
|FA Cup||3rd round||6th round||8 January 2011||13 March 2011|
Last updated: 30 May 2011
Last updated: 7 May 2011.
Source: Reading FC
|1 7 August 2010||Reading||1 - 2||Scunthorpe United||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Sigurðsson 26'||Report||Thompson 9'
|2 14 August 2010||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Reading||Fratton Park|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Çiftçi 8'||Report||Kébé 86'||Attendance: 16,497
|3 21 August 2010||Reading||1 - 1||Nottingham Forest||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Pearce 16'||Report||Earnshaw 49'||Attendance: 17,324
|4 28 August 2010||Leicester City||1 - 2||Reading||Walkers Stadium|
|17:20 BST (UTC+1)||Dyer 52'||Report||Sigurðsson 23'
|5 11 September 2010||Reading||3 - 0||Crystal Palace||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Long 37' (pen)
Harte 65' (pen)
|6 14 September 2010||Millwall||0 - 0||Reading||The Den|
|19:45 BST (UTC+1)||Report||Attendance: 11,061
|7 18 September 2010||Middlesbrough||3 - 1||Reading||Riverside Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Robson 1'
|Report||Kébé 44'||Attendance: 15,158
|8 25 September 2010||Reading||3 - 0||Barnsley||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Kébé 78'
|9 28 September 2010||Reading||1 - 0||Ipswich Town||Madejski Stadium|
|19:45 BST (UTC+1)||Church 88'||Report||Attendance: 15,763
|10 2 October 2010||Preston North End||1 - 1||Reading||Deepdale|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Treacy 22'||Report||Karacan 50'||Attendance: 10,269
|11 16 October 2010||Reading||0 - 1||Swansea City||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Report||Sinclair 35'||Attendance: 18,418
|12 19 October 2010||Bristol City||1 - 0||Reading||Ashton Gate|
|19:45 BST (UTC+1)||Haynes 29'||Report||Attendance: 13,519
|13 23 October 2010||Burnley||0 - 4||Reading||Turf Moor|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Report||Long 8' (pen)
|14 30 October 2010||Reading||4 - 3||Doncaster Rovers||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Mills 10'
|15 6 November 2010||Queens Park Rangers||3 - 1||Reading||Loftus Road|
|15:00 GMT||Taarabt 26' (pen)
|Report||Long 68'||Attendance: 15,692
|16 10 November 2010||Reading||1 - 1||Cardiff City||Madejski Stadium|
|20:00 GMT||Hunt 5'||Report||Bothroyd 79'||Attendance: 17,960
|17 13 November 2010||Reading||3 - 3||Norwich City||Madejski Stadium|
|17:20 GMT||Harte 29'
Long 62' (pen)
|18 20 November 2010||Watford||1 - 1||Reading||Vicarage Road|
|15:00 GMT||Deeney 40'||Report||Hunt 15'||Attendance: 12,196
|19 27 November 2010||Reading||0 - 0||Leeds United||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Report||Attendance: 23,677
|20 11 December 2010||Reading||0 - 0||Coventry City||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Report||Attendance: 14,029
|21 18 December 2010||Derby County||1 - 2||Reading||Pride Park Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Commons 61'||Report||Long 43' (pen.), 88'||Attendance: 24,514
|22 26 December 2010||Reading||4 - 1||Bristol City||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||McAnuff 31'
Long 66', 89'
|Report||Stead 15'||Attendance: 19,293
|23 28 December 2010||Hull City||1 - 1||Reading||KC Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Harper 39'||Report||Church 81'||Attendance: 21,975
|24 1 January 2011||Swansea City||1 - 0||Reading||Liberty Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Pratley 66'||Report||Attendance: 14,329
|25 3 January 2011||Reading||2 - 1||Burnley||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Long 31', 68'||Report||Wallace 29'||Attendance: 16,151
|26 15 January 2011||Doncaster Rovers||0 - 3||Reading||Keepmoat Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Report||Long 29'
|27 22 January 2011||Reading||1 - 1||Hull City||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Harte 80' (pen.)||Report||Evans 51'||Attendance: 16,494
|28 2 February 2011||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Reading||Cardiff City Stadium|
|19:45 GMT||Bothroyd 48'
|29 4 February 2011||Reading||0 - 1||Queens Park Rangers||Madejski Stadium|
|19:45 GMT||Report||Routledge 83'
|30 12 February 2011||Norwich City||2 - 1||Reading||Carrow Road|
|15:00 GMT||Lansbury 16'
|31 15 February 2011||Sheffield United||1 - 1||Reading||Bramall Lane|
|19:45 GMT||Bogdanovic 88' (pen.)||Report||Long 81'||Attendance: 19,271
|32 19 February 2011||Reading||1 - 1||Watford||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Hunt 50'||Report||Weimann 27'||Attendance: 16,934
|33 22 February 2011||Reading||2 - 1||Millwall||Madejski Stadium|
|20:00 GMT||Hunt 3'
|Report||Harris 46'||Attendance: 15,934
|34 26 February 2011||Crystal Palace||3 - 3||Reading||Selhurst Park|
|15:00 GMT||Ambrose 1'
|Report||Long 30' (pen.)
|35 5 March 2011||Reading||5 - 2||Middlesbrough||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Robson-Kanu 14'
Harte 35', 48'
Long 53', 68'
|Report||Lita 29', 72' (pen.)||Attendance: 18,568
|36 8 March 2011||Ipswich Town||1 - 3||Reading||Portman Road|
|19:45 GMT||Wickham 90+3||Report||Long 18'
|37 19 March 2011||Barnsley||0 - 1||Reading||Oakwell|
|15:00 GMT||Report||Manset 71'||Attendance: 10,284
|38 2 April 2011||Reading||2 - 0||Portsmouth||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Long 30', 37' (pen.)||Report||Attendance: 21,896
|39 5 April 2011||Reading||2 - 1||Preston North End||Madejski Stadium|
|20:00 BST (UTC+1)||Kébé 20'
|Report||McCarthy 51' (og.)||Attendance: 14,844
|40 9 April 2011||Nottingham Forest||3 - 4||Reading||City Ground|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Kris Boyd 37' (pen.)
McGugan 88' (pen.)
|41 12 April 2011||Scunthorpe United||0 - 2||Reading||Glanford Park|
|19:45 BST (UTC+1)||[Report]||Long 57'
Harte 63' (pen.)
|42 16 April 2011||Reading||3 - 1||Leicester City||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Kébé 19'
|Report||King 79'||Attendance: 19,199
|43 22 April 2011||Leeds United||0 - 0||Reading||Elland Road|
|19:45 BST (UTC+1)||Report||Attendance: 24,564
|44 25 April 2011||Reading||2 - 3||Sheffield United||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Hunt 8'
|Report||Henderson 29', 50'
|45 30 April 2011||Coventry City||0 - 0||Reading||Ricoh Arena|
|15:00 BST (UTC+1)||Report||Attendance: 22,436
|46 7 May 2011||Reading||2 - 1||Derby County||Madejski Stadium|
|12:45 BST (UTC+1)||Harte 24' (pen.)
|Report||Ward 32'||Attendance: 21,902
|1st Leg 13 May 2011||Reading||0 - 0||Cardiff City||Madejski Stadium|
|19:45 BST (UTC)||Report||Attendance: 21,485
Referee: Mark Halsey
|2nd Leg 17 May 2011||Cardiff City||0 - 3
(0 - 3 agg.)
|Reading||Cardiff City Stadium|
|19:45 BST (UTC)||Report||Long 28', 45' (pen.)
Referee: Howard Webb
|30 May 2011||Reading||2 - 4||Swansea City||Wembley Stadium, London|
|15:00 BST (UTC)||Allen 49' (og)
|Report||Sinclair 21' (pen.), 22', 80' (pen.)
Referee: Phil Dowd
|C||Queens Park Rangers||46||24||16||6||71||32||+39||88|
|R||Preston North End||46||10||12||24||54||79||-25||42|
|Promotion to Premier League|
|Qualification to Championship playoffs|
|Relegation to League One|
|Last updated: 11:02, 8 May 2011 (UTC)|
|First Round 11 August 2010||Torquay United||0 - 1 (aet)||Reading||Plainmoor|
|19:45 BST (UTC)||Report||Rasiak 120'||Attendance: 2,832
|Second Round 24 August 2010||Reading||3 - 3 (aet)
(2 - 4 p)
|Northampton Town||Madejski Stadium|
|20:00 BST (UTC)||Mills 15', 113'
Mills 120' (og)
|Third Round 8 January 2011||Reading||1 - 0||West Bromwich Albion||Madejski Stadium|
|15:00 GMT||Long 41'||Report||Attendance: 13,005
|Fourth Round 29 January 2011||Stevenage||1 - 2||Reading||Broadhall Way|
|15:00 GMT||Charles 72'||Report||Leigertwood 23'
|Fifth Round 1 March 2011||Everton||0 - 1||Reading||Goodison Park|
|19:30 GMT||Report||Mills 26'||Attendance: 29,976
|Quarter-Final 13 March 2011||Manchester City||1 - 0||Reading||City of Manchester Stadium|
|16:45 GMT||Richards 74'||Report||Attendance: 41,150
Appearances and goals
- As of match played 30 May 2011
|No.||Nat||Pos||Player||Total||Championship||Playoffs||FA Cup||League Cup|
|Players who appeared for Reading but left during the season:|
- As of match played 30 May 2011
|Place||Position||Nation||Number||Name||Championship||Playoff||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
- As of match played 30 May 2011
|Position||Nation||Number||Name||Championship||Play-offs||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
Player of the Season
Player of the Month
Manager of the Month
Team of the Week
|Week 28||DF||Ian Harte|
|Week 30||DF||Ivar Ingimarsson|
|Week 32||DF||Ian Harte|
|Week 34||MF||Jimmy Kebe|
|Week 36||GK||Adam Federici|
The 2010–11 Reading F.C. kits.
- Karacan was born in Lewisham, England, but also qualifies to represent Turkey internationally through his father and has represented Turkey at every youth level.
- Tabb was born in Wandsworth, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland and represented Ireland at U-21 level in 2005.
- Leigertwood was born in Enfield, England, but qualified to represent Antigua and Barbuda and made his international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in November 2008.
- McAnuff was born in Enfield, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in May 2002.
- Kébé was born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, but qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
- Church was born in High Wycombe, England, but also qualifies to represent Wales through his grandparents and made his international debut for the Welsh U-21 side in August 2007 before making his full international debut for Wales in May 2009.
- Robson-Kanu was born in Ealing, England, and represented England at U-19 and U-20 level, but also qualified to represent Wales through his grandmother and made his international debut for the Welsh U-21 side in May 2010 before making his full international debut for Wales five days later.
- Cummings was born in Hammersmith, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 2013.
- Taylor was born in Ascot, England, and but chose to represent Wales, qualifying through his grandfather who has born in Barry. Taylor has represented Wales at U-17, U-19 and U-21 level.
- Pearce was born in Oxford, England, but qualified to represent Scotland and the Republic of Ireland internationally through his parents and made his international debut for the Scottish U-21 side in May 2008, going on to represent Ireland at full international level in September 2012.
- Davies was born in Aylesbury, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally. Davies was called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad to face Germany on 10 February 2009, but was an unused substitute.
- Bell-Baggie was born in Sierra Leone, but qualified to represent England, representing the U-16's and U-17's before making his debut for Sierra Leone in June 2013.
- Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, but qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandmother. Despite appearing for English U-21 side in the 2002 Toulon Tournament. FIFA have now allowed him to represent Scotland. Armstrong went on to play for Scotland B against the Republic of Ireland B team at the Excelsior Stadium on 20 November 2007.
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