Reading are a Premier League football club after gaining promotion from the Championship for the 2012-13 season and they play their home games at the Madejski Stadium in Reading. Reading wear blue and white hooped home shirts manufactured by Puma who took over from Kit for the 2004-05 season and a re sponsored by Waitrose who took over from Kyocera for the 2008-09 season. Nicknamed the 'Royals', the goalkeeper shirts are green with grey trim whilst the away shirt is yellow with blue trim.
Reading FC formed in 1871, initially known as the biscuitmen, they became known as the Royals in the 1970s. Reading started off playing at the Reading Recreation Ground until 1878, then moved on to Reading Cricket Ground until 1882, Coley Park till 1889 and Caversham Cricket Ground until 1896. The era of professionalism in 1895 meant a bigger stadium was required and purpose built Elm Park opened on September 5th 1896. By 1998 Elm Park had seen better days and with expansion and modernization in mind, the club moved into the new 24,225 capacity Madejski Stadium, named after inspirational chairman John Madejski.
Championship club Reading unveil their all-new Puma home and away shirts for 2016/17. Launched in truly out of this world fashion, Reading and their new sponsor of Carabao Daeng revealed their 2016/17 home and away shirts by sending them up to 39,084m above sea level and filming their entire jour [...]
Revealing their new home kit back in July, Championship outfit Reading have officially launched their new away kit for the 2015-16 season. Signing a new sponsorship deal with Thai Airways, Reading have launched their new away kit which inspired by their sponsor's branding colours of light purple [...]
Championship outfit Reading have officially launched their new home kit for the 2015-16 season [...]
Reading have revealed a special fan-designed home kit for the club to wear against Blackburn Rovers in their next Championship league match. Reading have revealed a special kit designed by 14 year old Reading fan Ryan Duval who designed the shirt based on his school's colours [...]
Reading have never won the FA Cup or League Cup, but did claim the Full Members Cup in 1988. It wasn't until 25th March 2006 when claiming a draw away to Leicester that guaranteed promotion to the Premiership, Reading ensured their first season of top flight English football, a week later they won to win the 2005/06 Coca-Cola Championship title.
Famous players to have pulled on the blue and white hooped shirts of Reading include: Martin Hicks with 500 league appearances for Reading, Jimmy Quinn, Ronnie Blackman - Reading's top all time goalscorer, Matt Busby, Ronnie Blackman, Kerry Dixon, Shaka Hislop, Neil Webb, Michael Gilkes and Tony Daley. In 2001 Reading registered the shirt number 13 to the fans in recognition of their impact on the teams performances on the pitch. Since then no player has worn the number on the back of their kit.