Pat Earles

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Pat Earles
Personal information
Full name Patrick John Earles
Date of birth (1955-03-22) 22 March 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth Titchfield, Hampshire, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1970–1972 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1977 Southampton 12 (1)
1977–1982 Reading 247 (68)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Patrick John "Pat" Earles (born 22 March 1955 in Titchfield, Hampshire) is an English former footballer who played as a forward in the Football League for Southampton[1] and Reading.[2] He was a member of the Southampton squad which reached the 1976 FA Cup Final,[3] and made over 250 appearances for Reading, scoring 85 goals, and helped the club win the Fourth Division title in 1979.[4] He then had a spell playing non-league football, with clubs including Road-Sea Southampton and Bognor Regis Town.

Earles went on to work as a probation officer for Hampshire Probation Service.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southampton : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Reading : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Struthers, Greg (4 January 2009). "Caught in time: Stokes lights up Wembley". The Times. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Flatman, Barry (19 April 2009). "When Royals were kings". The Times. Retrieved 18 October 2009.