Reading Internationals

The following players represented their countries at full international level while playing for Reading:

Alan BennettRepublic of Ireland2007
Andy BernalAustralia1995
André BikeyCameroon2007-08
Simon ChurchWales2009
Bobby ConveyUnited States2004-07
Omar Daley*Jamaica2003
Hugh DaveyNorthern Ireland1926-28
Jos DaviesWales1900
Ulises de la CruzEcuador2007
Kevin DoyleRepublic of Ireland2006-09
Dai EvansWales1926-27
Emerse FaéIvory Coast2008
Edgar FieldEngland1881
Shaun GoaterBermuda2004
Brynjar GunnarssonIceland2005-07
Marcus HahnemannUnited States2003-05
Edward HaygarthEngland1875
Johnny HoltEngland1900
Ray HoughtonRepublic of Ireland1998
Noel HuntRepublic of Ireland2008
Stephen HuntRepublic of Ireland2007-09
Barry HunterNorthern Ireland1997-2000
Ívar IngimarssonIceland2004-07
Seol Ki-HyeonSouth Korea2006-07
Bob LenarduzziCanada1973-76
Shane LongRepublic of Ireland2007-08
Marek MatějovskýCzech Republic2008
Billy McConnellNorthern Ireland1925-28
Bobby MikhailovBulgaria1995-96
Graeme MurtyScotland2004-06
Lee NoganWales1996
Jimmy QuinnNorthern Ireland1993-96
Anthony RougierTrinidad & Tobago2000-02
Mass SarrLiberia1998
Nicky ShoreyEngland2007
Ibrahima SonkoSenegal2008
Herbert SmithEngland1905-06
Adrian WilliamsWales1994-2003
Tommy Wright*Northern Ireland1996

In addition, these players have played at under-21 or under-23 level:

Mikkel AndersenDenmark U212009
Grant BrebnerScotland U211998-99
Simon ChurchWales U212009
Kevin DoyleRepublic of Ireland U212005
Joe GambleRepublic of Ireland U212002
Jonathon HayesRepublic of Ireland U212006
Leroy LitaEngland U212006-07
Alex PearceScotland U212008
Steve SidwellEngland U212003-04
Gylfi SigurðssonIceland U212007

This includes players who were on loan to Reading when they were capped. These are indicated by an asterisk.

Kevin Doyle is Reading's most capped player with 26 caps. Bobby Mikhailov has the most caps overall, earning his 100th Bulgarian cap while at Reading.

Edward Haygarth and Edgar Field are not generally listed as being Reading players at the time of their England caps. However research by Roger Titford has shown that Haygarth played for both Swifts and Reading in 1875, and that Field moved to Reading from Clapham Rovers before previously thought. Haygarth played in Reading's first ever game in 1872 and scored their first ever goal, against Windsor Home Park in 1873. Field belonged to a famous footballing family, having played for Reading alongside his brothers Charles and Herbert.

Bennett, Doyle, Stephen Hunt and Long, along with former Royal Joe Gamble, all appeared for the Republic of Ireland against Ecuador and Bolivia in a tour of the United States in 2007. Former loanee Nick Colgan also appeared against Bolivia. Doyle, Long and both Hunt brothers played against Poland the following year.

Bobby Convey was the first Reading player to appear in the World Cup finals when he played for the United States in 2006. He started their group games against the Czech Republic and Italy, and came on as a substitute against Ghana. Marcus Hahnemann was also in the American squad, but did not make it onto the pitch.

Leroy Lita played in all four games for the England under-21 team that reached the semi-finals of the European Championships in 2007, scoring three times.

Denis Allen played a couple of games for Malaya while on National Service, but these were not official internationals. In addition to those above, a number of players, including Herbert Smith, Joe Bailey and Maurice Edelston, have played amateur internationals, including for the Great Britain Olympics team.

Back to Complete Record