Neil Webb

Years at the club: 1978 - 82
Date of birth: 30/07/1963
Birth place: Reading
Position: Midfield
Appearances: 81
Goals: 22
Clubs: Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest, Machester United.
Honours: England Under 21, 'B' and 26 Full caps. Manchester United: FA Cup winner 1990; League cup winner 1992; European Cup Winners Cup winner 1992; European Super cup winner 1991: Notts. Forest: League Cup winner 1989

Former England international Neil Webb was born in Reading and the son of former Reading legend Douggie. Neil started his career at Elm Park in 1978 and made his first team debut in 1980 at 18.

After making 81 appearances for the club, and scoring, 22 goals, he transferred to Portsmouth and then onto Nottingham Forest in 1985. Under Brian Clough, Neil developed still further and made his England debut in 1987 against West Germany. By doing so, he made history by becoming England’s 1,000th player at full International level.

In 1989 he joined Manchester United in a £1.5 million transfer deal. He enjoyed much success at Old Trafford winning an FA Cup winners medal in 1990; a European Cup Winners Medal in 1991 and a League Cup winner’s medal in 1992 and making 75 appearances for United.

Unfortunately, during that time Neil suffered a serious injury that was later to end his career having made 33 appearances at England under 21, ‘B’ and full international level.

(as at Feb. 2013)

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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