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Adrian Viveash




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Viveash began his footballing career in the normal fashion, as a trainee at his hometown club Swindon.

He first sampled Reading Football Club life in two loan spells to Elm Park from his hometown club back in the mid-90s – he aided the Royals in the build up to our Division Two title at the end of the 1993/94 season and then to our trip to Wembley the year after.

His Madejski Stadium impact came after a lengthy stint as a Walsall player, joining back on a permanent basis from the Saddlers in July 2000. Alongside Whitbread and Williams, Viveash became a part of what was to be known as Adrian’s Wall at Madejski Stadium.

And with this newly found defensive form, Viveash again played a part in the Royals’ promotion from Division Two, a runners-up spot enough to ensure football in the first division for the following season.

In total, throughout his three spells with the Royals, Viveash made 77 League starts and netted on four occasions. His first Madejski goal came in October 2000, scoring as part of a 2-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

His days with Reading were ended following a loan spell at Oxford and then a permanent move back to Swindon in 2003. Viveash’s playing career petered out with Kidderminster, Aldershot and various non-league clubs before he took charge of Chelsea’s youth team in 2011.