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(24,161 Capacity)

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Reading, Berkshire

The Royals

English League Championship

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16 Dec Ipswich - Reading Portman Road
23 Dec Reading - Burton Madejski Stadium
26 Dec Bristol City - Reading Ashton Gate
30 Dec Barnsley - Reading Oakwell
02 Jan Reading - Birmingham Madejski Stadium

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11 Dec Reading 2 - 2 Cardiff Madejski Stadium
02 Dec Sunderland 1 - 3 Reading Stadium of Light
28 Nov Reading 3 - 0 Barnsley Madejski Stadium
25 Nov Reading 0 - 0 Sheffield Weds Madejski Stadium
21 Nov Bolton 2 - 2 Reading Macron Stadium


Reading Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Reading, that plays in the Championship. The club competed in the 2012–13 Premier League season, having gained promotion at the end of the 2011–12 season, after winning the Championship. Reading is competing in the Championship again this season having been relegated after one year back in the top flight.

Reading are nicknamed The Royals, due to Reading's location in the Royal County of Berkshire, though they were previously known as The Biscuitmen, due to the town's association with Huntley and Palmers. Established in 1871, the club is one of the oldest teams in England, but did not join The Football League until 1920, and had never played in the top tier of English football league system before the 2006–07 season.

The club played at Elm Park for 102 years between 1896 to 1998. The club moved in 1998 to the new Madejski Stadium, which is named after the club's Co chairman Sir John Madejski.

The club holds the record for the number of successive league wins at the start of a season, with a total of 13 wins at the start of the 1985–86 Third Division campaign and also the record for the number of points gained in a professional league season with 106 points in the 2005–06 Football League Championship campaign. Reading finished eighth in their first ever season as a top flight club.

Team Members

Sone Aluko

Leandro Bacuna

Modou Barrow

Tyler Blackett

Lasha Dvali

David Edwards

George Evans

Tariqe Fosu

Danzell Gravenbe

Shane Griffin

Chris Gunter

Callum Harriott

Ian Harte

Tiago Ilori

Anssi Jaakkola

Liam Kelly

Niall Keown

Yann Kermorgant

Sean Long

Vito Mannone

Garath McCleary

Paul McShane

Yakou Meite

Liam Moore

Stuart Moore

Andrija Novakovi

Jordan Obita

Reece Oxford

Stephen Quinn

Deniss Rakels

John Swift

Craig Tanner

Jure Travner

Stadium or Home

The Madejski Stadium /məˈdeɪski/ is a football stadium located in Reading, Berkshire, England. It is the home of Reading Football Club playing in the Football League Championship and the rugby union club London Irish as tenants. It also provides the finish for the Reading Half Marathon. The stadium is named after Reading's chairman Sir John Madejski. It is an all-seater bowl stadium with a capacity of 24,161 and is located close to the M4 motorway. It is built on the site of a former household waste dump and is surrounded by methane vents. The West Stand contains the Millennium Madejski Hotel.

The stadium was opened on 22 August 1998 and replaced Elm Park as Reading F.C.'s home ground.



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