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Reading F.C.
Full name Reading Football Club
Nickname(s) The Royals
Founded 1871
Ground Madejski Stadium
Ground Capacity 24,169
Chairman John Madejski
Manager José Manuel Gomes
League English Football League Championship
The English Football Championship 2017/18 League Championship, 3rd

Reading Football Club are an football club in Reading, Berkshire. The team plays in the Football League. The team play at the Madejski Stadium, named after their owner, John Madejski. They are currently managed by José Manuel Gomes.


Reading were formed on 25 December 1871 and were known for many years as 'the Biscuitmen' because of the local biscuit factory in the town.

League position

Season League Position
2000/01 Second Division 3rd
2001/02 Second Division 2nd
2002/03 First Division 4th
2003/04 First Division 9th
2004/05 League Championship 7th
2005/06 League Championship Champions
2006/07 Premier League 8th
2007/08 Premier League 18th
2008/09 League Championship 4th
2009/10 League Championship 9th
2010/11 League Championship 5th
2011/12 League Championship 1st

Former position

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