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Welcome to the Reading FC Former Players’ Association

Since our incorporation in 1997, we’ve mirrored the progress of Reading Football Club in going from strength to strength and in 2012, the need to review our position, to grow, became apparent. A new committee was formed and our look created.

With the same continued determination to help our members, and to help others, we continue to strive to make a difference. Our members span decades from the 1940’s to today. These members include former managers and players, and as our logo shows, we represent Reading Football Club through the ages, the past, the present and the future.

On this note, we thank Sir John Madejski for being our patron and his invaluable part in Reading Football Club’s history and to all those who have contributed to the wonder that is Reading Football Club.

Eddie McLaren

Eddie McLaren

  • On January 12, 2021
“Steady Eddie” was the perfect description for Eddie McLaren, who was a regular in Reading’s defence during the mid-1950s.  Born in Dundee he travelled south to join Blackpool, his first professional club, but left there and signed for Reading on September 29, 1952 after completing his National Service. Originally used as a defensive left-half, he […]
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