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Reading Football Club
Madejski Stadium
Junction 11 M4
Reading
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Formed 1871

Originally nicknamed The Biscuitmen after the town's main trade, Reading was originally formed in 1871 but did not turn professional until 1895. They were founder members of the Southern League in 1894. The connection with biscuits also led to the unofficial fanzine to be named 'Hob Nob Anyone?' The club nickname changed to the Royals when the local biscuit factory closed down in the 1970's. In 1913 the team went on a tour of Italy. The club played a five match tour in which they only lost one game and that narrowly. They beat the full Italian national side 2-0. Reading joined the football league in 1920 in Division Three, where they have spent the majority of their history. They came closest to FA cup glory in 1927, losing in the semi final. They won the Simod Cup in 1988. John Madejski took control of the club in 1990 and the team moved to the Madejski Stadium in 1999. It took until 2006 for Reading to finally make the top flight, but when they did, they did so in style. They achieved promotion early in the year than any other team achieving promotion to the top division. They also finished with more points than any team historically in any division.


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