List of Reading F.C. players

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This is a list footballers who have played 100 times or more for Reading Football Club.

Key[edit]

  • Appearances are accurate up to, and including the match played on 18 April 2014.
  • The list is sorted by the year the player joined the club. If more than one player joined in the same year then they are sorted alphabetically.

Club years

  • Counted as the years the player signed for, and left the club.

Appearances and goals

  • League and total appearances prior to the Second World War are sourced to Joyce (2004),[1] from 1946–47 to 1989–90 to the Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database,[2] from 1990–91 to 1995–96 to Royals Record,[3][4] and for the 1996–97 season onwards to Soccerbase.[5] Reading's top 10 all time appearances makers and goalscorers are listed on the club's official website,[6] while statistics of selected players from all era's are also available at the Reading F.C. Former Players' Association.[7]

International career

  • Players who made international appearances only have the highest level at which they played listed.
  • A player's senior international team is sourced to National Football Teams[8] whilst appearances at age group level are sourced to the Association of Football Statisticians.[9] Players not covered by the above are sourced as needed in the "Refs" column.

Players with 100 or more appearances[edit]

Graeme Murty warming up for Reading in 2008.
Graeme Murty spent eleven years at the club and captained the side to the Championship title in 2006.[10]
Jem Karacan playing for Reading in 2013.
A graduate of Reading's Academy,[11] Jem Karacan has made more than 160 appearances for the club since his debut in 2008.
Shane Long in 2008.
Signed in 2005 for £30,000, Shane Long scored 54 goals in six seasons before joining West Bromwich Albion for £6m.[12]
Ívar Ingimarsson playing for Reading in 2008.
Ívar Ingimarsson was a regular during Reading's most successful period, starting every league game of the Championship winning campaign and first Premier League season.[13]
Phil Parkinson with the League Two play-off trophy in 2013.
Phil Parkinson made over 400 appearances in an eleven year career with Reading and twice won the club's Player of the Season award.[6]
Kevin Doyle on the pitch in 2008.
Kevin Doyle made 26 appearances for the Republic of Ireland during his time at Reading, making him the club's most capped player.[14][15]
Name Position Club career League
apps
League
goals
Total
apps
Total
goals
International career Refs
Duckworth, JoeJoe Duckworth GK 1924?–1930? 202 0 ? ?
Hayhurst, AlbertAlbert Hayhurst DF 1933–1938 237 12 ? ?
Tait, TommyTommy Tait FW 1934–1939 144 79 ? 103
Wheeler, JimmyJimmy Wheeler FW 1948–1964 406 147 453 168
Evans, MauriceMaurice Evans MF 1955–1967 407 13 459 16
Allen, DennisDennis Allen FW 1961–1970 336 85 377 95
Meldrum, ColinColin Meldrum DF 1962–1970 266 8 304 9
Chappell, LesLes Chappell MF 1969–1974 201 78 241 90
Cumming, GordonGordon Cumming MF 1969–1977 295 51 331 61
Death, SteveSteve Death GK 1969–1982 471 0 537 0
Friday, RobinRobin Friday FW 1973–1976 121 46 ? 53
Hiron, RayRay Hiron FW 1975–1978 92 14 106 14
Peters, GaryGary Peters DF 1975–1979, 1985–1988 256 10 294 12
Bennett, PaulPaul Bennett DF 1976–1979 105 3 124 3
Bowman, RichieRichie Bowman MF 1976–1980 194 30 ? ?
White, MarkMark White DF 1976–1988 278 11 320 13
Williams, JerryJerry Williams MF 1976–1988 309 17 357 ?
Earles, PatPat Earles FW 1977–1982 247 68 284 85
Lewis, AlanAlan Lewis DF 1977–1982 149 5 173 7
Hicks, MartinMartin Hicks DF 1978–1991 500 23 603 26 [a]
Kearney, MikeMike Kearney FW 1978–1983 145 36 ? ?
Sanchez, LawrieLawrie Sanchez MF 1978–1984 262 28 305 31  Northern Ireland
Wood, SteveSteve Wood DF 1979–1987 219 9 251 9
Beavon, StuartStuart Beavon MF 1980–1990 396 44 481 55
Dixon, KerryKerry Dixon FW 1980–1983 116 51 133 57  England
Richardson, SteveSteve Richardson DF 1982–1993 380 3 457 3
Senior, TrevorTrevor Senior FW 1983–1987, 1988–1992 301 153 362 191 [b]
Gilkes, MichaelMichael Gilkes MF 1984–1997 393 43 486 52  Barbados
Francis, SteveSteve Francis GK 1987–1993 216 0 259 0
Jones, LindenLinden Jones DF 1987–1992 152 8 190 14  Wales
Moran, SteveSteve Moran FW 1987–1991 116 30 143 38  England under-21
Tait, MickMick Tait MF 1987–1990 99 9 133 14
Gooding, MickMick Gooding MF 1989–1997 314 26 368 30 [c]
Taylor, ScottScott Taylor MF 1989–1995 207 24 248 29
Williams, AdyAdy Williams DF 1989–1996, 2000–2004 335 18 396 23  Wales
Lovell, StuartStuart Lovell FW 1990–1998 227 58 266 67  Australia
McPherson, KeithKeith McPherson DF 1990–1999 271 8 316 9
Dillon, KevinKevin Dillon MF 1991–1994 101 4 119 5  England under-21
Hislop, ShakaShaka Hislop GK 1992–1995 104 0 126 0  Trinidad and Tobago
Hopkins, JeffJeff Hopkins DF 1992–1997 131 3 156 4  Wales
Lambert, JamieJamie Lambert MF 1992–1999 124 16 151 20
Parkinson, PhilPhil Parkinson MF 1992–2003 362 20 425 24
Quinn, JimmyJimmy Quinn FW 1992–1997 182 71 216 94  Northern Ireland [c]
Kerr, DylanDylan Kerr DF 1993–1996 89 5 104 5
Bernal, AndyAndy Bernal DF 1994–2000 187 2 224 4  Australia
Nogan, LeeLee Nogan FW 1995–1997 91 26 102 29  Wales
Williams, MartinMartin Williams FW 1995–2000 127 26 156 29
Caskey, DarrenDarren Caskey MF 1996–2001 203 35 232 45  England under-19
Hunter, BarryBarry Hunter DF 1996–2001 86 4 100 6  Northern Ireland
Howie, ScottScott Howie GK 1997–2001 85 0 102 0  Scotland under-21
Primus, LinvoyLinvoy Primus DF 1997–2000 94 1 113 1
McIntyre, JimJim McIntyre FW 1998–2001 100 14 113 16
Murty, GraemeGraeme Murty DF 1998–2009 306 2 339 2  Scotland
Forster, NickyNicky Forster FW 1999–2005 186 59 214 67  England under-21
Whitehead, PhilPhil Whitehead GK 1999–2003 97 0 108 0
Butler, MartinMartin Butler FW 2000–2005 103 32 118 36
Cureton, JamieJamie Cureton FW 2000–2003 113 51 127 55  England under-18
Igoe, SammySammy Igoe MF 2000–2003 90 7 105 7
Newman, RickyRicky Newman MF 2000–2005 114 0 137 2
Hahnemann, MarcusMarcus Hahnemann GK 2001–2009 284 0 303 0  United States
Harper, JamesJames Harper MF 2001–2010 316 25 348 26
Hughes, AndrewAndrew Hughes MF 2001–2005 166 18 183 18
Salako, JohnJohn Salako MF 2001–2004 111 13 121 14  England
Shorey, NickyNicky Shorey DF 2001–2008, 2012–2013 284 12 317 13  England
Ingimarsson, IvarIvar Ingimarsson DF 2003–2011 251 11 281 12  Iceland
Kitson, DaveDave Kitson FW 2003–2008, 2009 147 56 160 62
Little, GlenGlen Little MF 2003–2008, 2009 112 6 123 6
Sidwell, SteveSteve Sidwell MF 2003–2007 170 29 187 30  England under-21
Convey, BobbyBobby Convey MF 2004–2009 98 7 112 8  United States
Sonko, IbrahimaIbrahima Sonko DF 2004–2008 127 8 136 8  Senegal
Doyle, KevinKevin Doyle FW 2005–2009 155 55 163 56  Republic of Ireland [d]
Federici, AdamAdam Federici GK 2005– 166 1 196 1  Australia
Gunnarsson, BrynjarBrynjar Gunnarsson MF 2005–2013 142 9 163 10  Iceland
Hunt, StephenStephen Hunt MF 2005–2009 156 17 173 21  Republic of Ireland
Lita, LeroyLeroy Lita FW 2005–2009 83 20 100 32  England under-21
Long, ShaneShane Long FW 2005–2011 174 44 203 54  Republic of Ireland
Pearce, AlexAlex Pearce DF 2006– 169 14 188 15  Republic of Ireland
Church, SimonSimon Church FW 2007–2013 104 22 122 24  Wales
Karacan, JemJem Karacan MF 2007– 147 10 166 11 Turkey Turkey A2 [17]
Robson-Kanu, HalHal Robson-Kanu MF 2007– 138 20 154 21  Wales
Hunt, NoelNoel Hunt FW 2008–2013 145 33 162 39  Republic of Ireland
Kébé, JimmyJimmy Kébé MF 2008–2013 175 29 190 31  Mali
McAnuff, JobiJobi McAnuff MF 2009– 186 12 203 16  Jamaica [e]
Tabb, JayJay Tabb MF 2009–2013 89 0 105 0  Republic of Ireland under-21
Leigertwood, MikeleMikele Leigertwood MF 2010– 95 7 107 10  Antigua and Barbuda
le Fondre, AdamAdam le Fondre FW 2011– 101 37 107 39

Players with fewer than 100 appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Club record appearances.[6]
  2. ^ Club record goals.[6]
  3. ^ a b Joint player-manager 1994–1997.[16]
  4. ^ Most capped Reading player.[15]
  5. ^ Club captain 2011–present.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "Reading". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 10 December 2013.  Only includes league games.
  3. ^ "Career appearance records". Royals Record. Retrieved 10 December 2013.  Includes all players from 1990–91 onwards but also those who made their debut before then and were still playing in 1990–91 and beyond.
  4. ^ "Career goalscoring records". Royals Record. Retrieved 10 December 2013.  Includes all players from 1990–91 onwards but also those who made their debut before then and were still playing in 1990–91 and beyond.
  5. ^ "Reading squad stats". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 July 2013.  Player stats from earlier seasons available via the drop-down menu.
  6. ^ a b c d "Statistics". Reading F.C. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Our members". Reading F.C. Former Players' Association. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Home". National Football Teams. Retrieved 31 July 2013.  Players can be found using the drop-down menus or search function.
  9. ^ "All Reading Football Club players". The Association of Football Statisticians. Retrieved 31 July 2013.  Players can be found using the menu on the left-hand side or search function.
  10. ^ "Murty announces his retirement". Reading F.C. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Academy graduates". Reading F.C. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Long sold by Reading FC to West Brom in record deal". Reading Post. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ingimarsson released by Reading". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Reading internationals". Royals Record. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Club honours and records". Reading F.C. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Managers of Reading F.C". Reading F.C. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Jem Paul Karacan" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Player profile: Jobi McAnuff". Reading F.C. Retrieved 2 September 2013.