Chris Palethorpe (1942-2010)



Years at the club: 1958 - 63
Date of birth: 06/11/1950
Birth place: Maidenhead
Position: Forward
Appearances: 57
Goals: 10
Clubs: Aldershot, Gravesend
Honours: -

Whilst a junior for Reading, Chris represented Berks & Bucks in the FA Youth championship and for the National Association of Boys Clubs.

Chris was a speedy outside right who made his debut in August 1958 at Newport County but, although he showed a handy goalscoring knack in his first two seasons, he could never be sure of his first team place.

His best spell came at the start of 1961/62 when Chris scored a hat-trick at QPR as Reading headed Division Three early on.

Chris passed away in 2010, aged 60.

Did you know?


Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.


Neil Webb, 1978-1982

Neil won 26 full England caps, the FA Cup and League Cup.


Bill Davies, 1953-1961

Bill totalled 226 appearances for Reading, playing in every game of the 1958/59 season.


Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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