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200 up for Pearce

23 September 2013

Landmark for defender

Not only did last Saturday's match at Derby County mark an excellent win for the Royals, but it also marked a significant milestone in defender Alex Pearce's career.

Still at the relatively tender age of 24, the Royals Academy graduate has now accumulated 200 career appearances in all competitions.

Career appearances (including substitute appearances)

Club
Spell
League
FA Cup
League Cup
Other
TOTAL
(loan)
Northampton
Feb 07 - May 07
15
 0
0
0
15
Bournemouth (loan)
Nov 07 - Jan 08
11
0
0
1
12
Norwich (loan)
Jan 08 - Apr 08
11
0
0
0
11
Southampton (loan)
Oct 08 - Dec 08
9
0
0
0
9
READING
Jul 06 - present
135
8
9
1
153
TOTAL

181
8
9
2
200

- In addition to this, Alex has made 136 appearances in the Championship - 116 of those in a Reading shirt.

- Only one current defender under the age of 25, Millwall's Mark Beevers, has featured more times in the second tier than Pearce has.

- Only seven defenders of any age have featured more times for their current club in the Championship than Alex Pearce has. All of these players are over the age of 28.

Highest numbers of appearances for defenders at current club in Championship

Defender
Age
Club
Championship appearaces
Lloyd Doyley
31
Watford
299
Michael Duff
35
Burnley
248
Bobby Hassel
33
Barnsley
196
Alan Dunne
31
Millwall
159
Ian Evatt
31
Blackpool
148
Justin Hoyte
28
Millwall
118
Alex Pearce
24
Reading
116




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