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Obita wins Player of the Season

4 May 2014

Academy product wins fans' vote for 2013-14

Royals youngster Jordan Obita was named our Player of the Season for 2013-14 before today's final home fixture against Burnley.

Obita was voted as your winner of the trophy this season, ahead of Chris Gunter in second and Danny Williams in third.

It marks an incredible rise through the ranks for the Royals star, who first joined the club at the age of eight before making his first team debut aged only 16.

In 2013-14, Obita made 34(+2) appearances, scoring his first Reading goal in a 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest back in November, and making a new left-back role his own with consistent performances throughout the second half of the season as part of our back four.

Jordan's accolade is testament to the hard work that has gone into an Academy system which remains the envy of so many across the country.

In four of the last five years, Academy players have taken the Player of the Season gong - Jordan following in the footsteps of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Shane Long and Alex Pearce. And that's not to mention Jem Karacan, Alex McCarthy and Hal Robson-Kanu all named amongst the top three in the fans' votes over the last couple of seasons.

But primarily Player of the Season status is just reward for the player himself, who has been professional in his approach from the first moment he joined the club as a young boy and has been inspirational as part of Nigel Adkins' side this season.

Congratulations to Jordan from everyone at Reading Football Club.

Reading Football Club's Roll of Honour
1963/64 - Colin Meldrum
1964/65 - Colin Meldrum
1965/66 - Jimmy Wheeler
1966/67 - George Harris
1967/68 - Mike Dixon
1968/69 - Peter Silvester
1969/70 - Steve Death
1970/71 - Terry Bell
1971/72 - Gordon Cumming
1972/73 - Steve Death
1973/74 - Steve Death
1974/75 - Robin Friday
1975/76 - Robin Friday
1976/77 - Steve Death
1977/78 - Richie Bowman
1978/79 - Richie Bowman
1979/80 - Mark White
1980/81 - Steve Hetzke
1981/82 - Jerry Williams
1982/83 - Steve Richardson
1983/84 - Steve Richardson
1984/85 - Steve Wood
1985/86 - Steve Wood
1986/87 - Kevin Bremner
1987/88 - Steve Francis
1988/89 - Trevor Senior
1989/90 - Martin Hicks
1990/91 - Keith McPherson
1991/92 - Mick Gooding
1992/93 - Mick Gooding
1993/94 - Dylan Kerr
1994/95 - Shaka Hislop
1995/96 - Mick Gooding
1996/97 - Trevor Morley
1997/98 - Phil Parkinson
1998/99 - Phil Parkinson
1999/00 - Darren Caskey
2000/01 - Martin Butler
2001/02 - Graeme Murty
2002/03 - James Harper
2003/04 - Graeme Murty
2004/05 - Dave Kitson
2005/06 - Kevin Doyle
2006/07 - Ivar Ingimarsson
2007/08 - Stephen Hunt
2008/09 - Chris Armstrong
2009/10 – Gylfi Sigurdsson
2010/11 - Shane Long 
2011/12 - Alex Pearce
2012/13 - Adam Le Fondre
2013/14 - Jordan Obita


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