List of Reading F.C. seasons

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Reading F.C. is an association football club based in Reading, that competes in the Premier League, the top football league in England. Established in 1871, the club is one of the oldest teams in England. They first entered the FA Cup in 1878–79 but did not play league football until the 1920–21 season. Reading have played in all four tiers of English Football though their first season in the top tier of English football did not come until the 2006–07 season.

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Seasons[edit]

Season League[1] FA Cup[2] League Cup[3] Other[a] Top scorer[b]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Competition Result Name Goals
1877–78 R2
1878–79 R2 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup W
1879–80 R1
1880–81 R2
1881–82 R4
1882–83 R2
1883–84 R3
1884–85 R2
1885–86 R1
1886–87 R1
1887–88 R1
1888–89 QR1
1889–90 QR2
1890–91 QR1
1891–92 QR2 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup W
1892–93 QR3
1893–94 R1 FA Amateur Cup R2
1894–95 Southern 1 16 6 2 8 33 38 14 5th QR3 FA Amateur Cup QF
1895–96 Southern 1 18 11 1 6 45 38 23 4th QR3
1896–97 Southern 1 20 8 3 9 31 49 19 7th QR4
1897–98
Southern 1

Western Pro
22

14
8

7
7

2
7

5
39

28
31

25
23

16
5th

3rd
QR3
1898–99
Southern 1

United League
24

20
9

8
8

5
7

7
31

36
24

25
26

21
5th

6th
QR5
1899–1900 Southern 1 28 15 2 11 41 28 32 4th R1
1900–01
Southern 1

Western 1
28

16
8

5
8

5
12

6
24

24
25

29
24

15
9th

6th
R3
1901–02
Southern 1

Western 1
30

16
16

7
7

3
7

6
57

29
24

22
39

17
5th

3rd
R2
1902–03
Southern 1

Western 1
30

16
19

7
7

0
4

9
72

20
30

21
45

14
2nd

6th
R1
1903–04
Southern 1

Western 1
34

16
14

4
13

4
7

8
48

16
35

26
41

12
6th

7th
R1
1904–05
Southern 1

Western 1
34

20
18

6
7

3
9

11
57

27
38

37
43

15
2nd

9th
R1
1905–06
Southern 1

Western 1
34

20
12

6
9

6
13

8
53

28
46

38
33

18
10th

9th
R2
1906–07
Southern 1

Western 1A
38

10
14

4
6

1
18

5
57

12
47

18
34

9
12th

4th
R1
1907–08
Southern 1

Western 1B
38

12
15

4
6

3
17

5
55

20
50

25
36

11
12th

5th
R1
1908–09
Southern 1

Western 1A
40

12
11

4
18

2
11

6
60

19
57

21
40

10
8th

6th
R1
1909–10 Southern 1 42 7 10 25 38 73 24 22nd R1
1910–11 Southern 2 22 16 3 3 55 11 35 1st QR4
1911–12 Southern 1 38 11 14 13 43 69 36 11th R3
1912–13 Southern 1 38 17 8 13 59 55 42 8th R3
1913–14 Southern 1 38 17 10 11 43 36 44 4th R1
1914–15 Southern 1 38 21 7 10 68 43 49 2nd R1
1915–19 The Southern League and FA Cup were suspended until the First World War ended in November 1918.
1919–20 Southern 1 42 16 13 13 51 43 45 7th R1
1920–21 Division 3[c] 42 12 7 23 42 59 31 20th R1
1921–22 Division 3 South[d] 42 14 10 18 40 47 38 13th R1
1922–23 Division 3 South 42 10 14 18 36 55 34 19th QR5
1923–24 Division 3 South 42 13 9 20 51 57 35 18th QR5
1924–25 Division 3 South 42 14 10 18 37 38 38 14th QR6
1925–26 Division 3 South 42 23 11 8 77 52 57 1st R3
1926–27 Division 2 42 16 8 18 64 72 40 14th SF
1927–28 Division 2 42 11 13 18 53 75 35 18th R4
1928–29 Division 2 42 15 9 18 63 86 39 15th R5
1929–30 Division 2 42 12 11 19 54 67 35 19th R3
1930–31 Division 2 42 12 6 24 72 96 30 21st R3
1931–32 Division 3 South 42 23 9 10 97 67 55 2nd R1
1932–33 Division 3 South 42 19 13 10 103 71 51 4th R3
1933–34 Division 3 South 42 21 12 9 82 50 54 3rd R3 Third Division South Cup R2
1934–35 Division 3 South 42 21 11 10 89 65 53 2nd R5 Third Division South Cup R1
1935–36 Division 3 South 42 26 2 14 87 62 54 3rd R3 Third Division South Cup R3
1936–37 Division 3 South 42 19 11 12 76 60 49 5th R3 Third Division South Cup R2
1937–38 Division 3 South 42 20 11 11 71 63 51 6th R1 Third Division South Cup W
1938–39 Division 3 South 42 16 14 12 69 59 46 5th R1 Third Division South Cup R3
1939–40 Division 3 South 3 2 1 0 8 2 5 1st[e] [f]
1940–45 The Football league and FA Cup were suspended until the Second World War ended in September 1945.
1945–46 R1[g] Third Division South Cup Group
1946–47 Division 3 South 42 16 11 15 83 74 43 9th R3
1947–48 Division 3 South 42 15 11 16 56 58 41 10th R3
1948–49 Division 3 South 42 25 5 12 77 50 55 2nd R2
1949–50 Division 3 South 42 17 8 17 70 64 42 10th R3
1950–51 Division 3 South 46 21 15 10 88 53 57 3rd R3
1951–52 Division 3 South 46 29 3 14 112 60 61 2nd R3
1952–53 Division 3 South 46 19 8 19 69 64 46 11th R1
1953–54 Division 3 South 46 20 9 17 86 73 49 8th R1
1954–55 Division 3 South 46 13 15 18 65 73 41 18th R3
1955–56 Division 3 South 46 15 9 22 70 79 39 17th R2 Southern Floodlit Cup SF
1956–57 Division 3 South 46 18 9 19 80 81 45 13th R3 Southern Floodlit Cup F
1957–58 Division 3 South 46 21 13 12 79 51 55 5th R3 Southern Floodlit Cup F
1958–59 Division 3 46 21 8 17 78 63 50 6th R1 Southern Floodlit Cup R1
1959–60 Division 3 46 18 10 18 84 77 46 11th R3 Southern Floodlit Cup R2
1960–61 Division 3 46 14 12 20 72 83 40 18th R3 R2
1961–62 Division 3 46 22 9 15 77 66 53 7th R1 R2
1962–63 Division 3 46 16 8 22 74 78 40 20th R1 R2
1963–64 Division 3 46 21 10 15 79 62 52 6th R2 R1
1964–65 Division 3 46 16 14 16 70 70 46 13th R4 R4
1965–66 Division 3 46 19 13 14 70 63 51 8th R3 R4
1966–67 Division 3 46 22 9 15 76 57 53 4th R2 R2
1967–68 Division 3 46 21 9 16 70 60 51 5th R3 R3
1968–69 Division 3 46 15 13 18 67 66 43 14th R3 R1
1969–70 Division 3 46 21 11 14 87 77 53 8th R1 R1
1970–71 Division 3 46 14 11 21 48 85 39 21st R3 R1 Scotland Gordon Cumming 15
1971–72 Division 4 46 17 8 21 56 76 42 16th R4 R1 Scotland Gordon Cumming 19
1972–73 Division 4 46 17 18 11 51 38 52 7th R4 R1 England Les Chappell 17
1973–74 Division 4 46 16 19 11 58 37 51 6th R2 R2 England Les Chappell 28
1974–75 Division 4 46 21 10 15 63 47 52 7th R1 R3 England Robin Friday 20
1975–76 Division 4 46 24 12 10 70 51 60 3rd R1 R1 England Robin Friday 22
1976–77 Division 3 46 13 9 24 49 73 35 21st R3 R1 England John Murray 19
1977–78 Division 4 46 18 14 14 55 52 50 8th R2 R1 England Pat Earles 18
1978–79 Division 4 46 26 13 7 76 35 65 1st R3 R4 England Pat Earles 19
1979–80 Division 3 46 16 16 14 66 65 48 7th R4 R2 England Pat Earles
Scotland Mike Kearney
16
1980–81 Division 3 46 18 10 18 62 62 46 10th R1 R2 England Kerry Dixon 13
1981–82 Division 3 46 17 11 18 67 75 62[h] 12th R1 R1 Football League Group Cup Group England Kerry Dixon
England Neil Webb
15
1982–83 Division 3 46 12 17 17 64 79 53 21st R1 R1 Football League Trophy SF England Kerry Dixon 32
1983–84 Division 4 46 22 16 8 84 56 82 3rd R2 R1 Associate Members Cup R1 England Trevor Senior 41
1984–85 Division 3 46 19 12 15 68 62 69 9th R3 R1 Associate Members Cup R1 England Trevor Senior 27
1985–86 Division 3 46 29 7 10 67 51 94 1st R4 R1 Associate Members Cup Group England Trevor Senior 31
1986–87 Division 2 42 14 11 17 52 59 53 13th R3 R2 Full Members Cup R2 England Trevor Senior 24
1987–88 Division 2 42 10 12 22 44 70 42 22nd R3 R4 Full Members Cup W England Colin Gordon 10
1988–89 Division 3 46 15 11 20 68 72 56 18th R4 R2 Associate Members Cup R1 England Trevor Senior 24
1989–90 Division 3 46 15 19 12 57 53 64 10th R4 R2 Associate Members Cup R1 England Trevor Senior 22
1990–91 Division 3 46 17 8 21 53 66 59 15th R1 R1 Associate Members Cup Group England Trevor Senior 15
1991–92 Division 3 46 16 13 17 59 62 61 12th R3 R1 Associate Members Cup Group England Craig Maskell 16
1992–93 Division 2[i] 46 18 15 13 66 51 69 8th R3 R2 Football League Trophy R2 Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn 23
1993–94 Division 2 46 26 11 9 81 44 89 1st R1 R2 Football League Trophy QF Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn 40
1994–95 Division 1 46 23 10 13 58 44 79 2nd[j] R3 R2 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup W Australia Stuart Lovell 14
1995–96 Division 1 46 13 17 16 54 63 56 19th R4 QF Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn 17
1996–97 Division 1 46 15 12 19 58 67 57 18th R4 R1 England Trevor Morley 23
1997–98 Division 1 46 11 9 26 39 78 42 24th R5 QF England Carl Asaba 12
1998–99 Division 2 46 16 13 17 54 63 61 11th R1 R2 Football League Trophy R1 England Martin Williams 11
1999–2000 Division 2 46 16 14 16 57 63 62 10th R3 R2 Football League Trophy SF England Darren Caskey 23
2000–01 Division 2 46 25 11 10 86 52 86 3rd R2 R1 Football League Trophy QF England Jamie Cureton 30
2001–02 Division 2 46 23 15 8 70 43 84 2nd R2 R3 Football League Trophy QF England Nicky Forster 18
2002–03 Division 1 46 25 4 17 61 46 79 4th R3 R1 England Nicky Forster 17
2003–04 Division 1 46 20 10 16 55 57 70 9th R3 R4 Bermuda Shaun Goater 14
2004–05 Championship[k] 46 19 13 14 51 44 70 7th R4 R2 England Dave Kitson 19
2005–06 Championship 46 31 13 2 99 32 106 1st R4 R4 England Dave Kitson 22
2006–07 Premier League 38 16 7 15 52 47 55 8th R5 R3 England Leroy Lita 14
2007–08 Premier League 38 10 6 22 41 66 36 18th R3 R3 England Dave Kitson 10
2008–09 Championship 46 21 14 11 72 40 77 4th R3 R3 Republic of Ireland Kevin Doyle 18
2009–10 Championship 46 17 12 17 68 63 63 9th R6 R2 Iceland Gylfi Sigurðsson 20
2010–11 Championship 46 20 17 9 77 51 77 5th R6 R2 Republic of Ireland Shane Long 25
2011–12 Championship 46 27 8 11 69 41 89 1st R3 R1 England Adam le Fondre 12
2012–13 Premier League 38 6 10 22 43 73 28 19th R5 R4 England Adam le Fondre 14
2013–14 Championship 46 19 14 13 70 56 71 7th R3 R2 England Adam le Fondre 15

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Covers the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup,[4] FA Amateur Cup,[1][5] Third Division South Cup,[6] Southern Professional Floodlit Cup,[7] Football League Group Cup (known as the Football League Trophy for the 1982–83 season),[8] Associate Members Cup (known as the Football League Trophy from the 1992–93 season onwards)[1] and the Full Members Cup.[9]
  2. ^ Includes goals scored in the Premier League, Football League (including play-offs), FA Cup, League Cup, Full Members Cup and Football League Trophy, (known prior to 1992 as the Associate Members Cup). Top goalscorers from 1970–71 to 1995–96 are sourced to Royals Record,[10] and from 1996–97 to the present are sourced to Soccerbase.[11]
  3. ^ At the start of the 1920–21 season Reading, along with virtually all of the clubs in the top division of the Southern Football League were elected to the Football League Third Division.[12]
  4. ^ A year after Reading joined the league, the Third Division was split regionally into North and South Divisions.[13]
  5. ^ The outbreak of the Second World War meant that the 1939–40 Third Division South was abandoned after only three games with Reading topping the table. In its place, several regional leagues were set up with Reading competing in League South B and League South D, finish 4th and 9th respectively (of 10 teams).[14]
  6. ^ The FA Cup was abandoned before any matches were played with the Football League War Cup held in its place. Reading reached the second round, losing 4–0 to Birmingham over two legs.[14]
  7. ^ The FA Cup was contested during in 1945–46 though the Football League did not resume until the following season
  8. ^ The 1981–82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win rather than two which was used previously.[15]
  9. ^ In 1991, following the breakaway of the 22 First Division clubs to form the Premier League, the Football League divisions were renamed. As a result of the re-branding, the Third Division was renamed the Second Division.[16]
  10. ^ The Premier League was reduced from 22 teams to 20 from the 1995–96 season onwards.[17] As a result only one team was promoted automatically from the First Division during the 1994–95 season with the second placed team entering the play-offs. Reading lost 4–3 in the play-off final to Bolton Wanderers.[12]
  11. ^ The First Division was re-branded as The Championship from the 2004–05 season.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Reading". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "FA Cup past results". The Football Association. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Reading 1877–1888: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 7 July 2013.  Other seasons accessed via dropdown menu.
  4. ^ "Berks & Bucks Senior Cup History". 1871.net. Archived from the original on 1 April 2002. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seasons: 1890–94". Royals Record. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Season: 1933–34". Royals Record. Retrieved 6 July 2013.  Further results accessed using sideways arrows.
  7. ^ "Southern Professional Floodlit Cup". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "English Football League Trophy 1981–1982 : Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 7 July 2013.  Further results and seasons accessed using the calendar and dropdown menu.
  9. ^ "Football League Full Members Cup". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Season by season records". Royals Record. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Reading: squad stats". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "The Story of Reading FC". Reading F.C. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "History: 1919–1939". The Football League. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "1939–40 season". Royals Record. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "History: 1963–1988". The Football League. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "History: 1988–2013". The Football League. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "History of the Premier League". The Premier League. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rebranded League lacks fizz". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 June 2013.