Mark White



Years at the club: 1976 - 88
Date of birth: 26/10/1958
Birth place: Sheffield
Position: Defence
Appearances: 320
Goals: 13
Clubs: Cape Town Spurs, Henley Town
Honours: Reading: Player of the Year 1978/79

Mark White started his career at Sheffield United before joining Reading in 1976.

Considered one of the best left-backs ever to play for Reading, he was an ever present during the club’s 1978/79 Fourth Division Championship winning season, winning a PFA Divisional award on the way. That season also saw Mark win the club’s “Player of the Year” award.

Mark also scored the goal that earned promotion from the Fourth Division again in 1983/84.

He helped the club to a League record in 1985/86 when he played in all of the club’s 13 match winning run at the start of the Third Division Championship season.
Having played over 300 games for Reading and having spent 11 years at Elm Park, Mark enjoyed a Testimonial against Chelsea in 1987.

He is now a chatered Physiotherapist with the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust.


(as at 2013)

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Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

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Neil Webb, 1978-1982

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Bill Davies, 1953-1961

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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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