Michael Meaker

Years at the club: 1995 - 98
Date of birth: 18/08/1971
Birth place: Greenford
Position: Midfield
Appearances: 73
Goals: 3
Clubs: Q.P.R, Bristol Rovers, Plynouth Argyle
Honours: Wales Full International, B and under-21 level

He began his career at Queens Park Rangers, where he played in the FA Premier League. While at QPR, he had a loan spell at Plymouth Argyle. In July 1995 Reading paid £550,000 for his services and he went on to make 67 appearances for the club before moving to Bristol Rovers in the summer of 1998. He had a loan spell at Swindon Town in 2000, before returning to Plymouth in 2001. He has also played for Northwich Victoria, Henley Town, Southall Town, Mangotsfield United and Hounslow Borough, and in the summer of 2006 he re-joined Mangotsfield for a second spell at the club.

Although not a prolific goalscorer for most of his career, during the 2005-06 season at Hounslow he broke the club record for most league goals in a season (41) and scored a total of 44 in all competitions.

International career

He has also been capped by Wales at Full International, B and under-21 level.

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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