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Interviews

🙌 Pauno hails 'fantastic' João on goalscoring return

5 January 2021

Veljko Paunović was left thoroughly impressed following Lucas João’s reintroduction to the Royals eleven, during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town.

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🤩 "I'm back and I'm ready to do what I know best"

4 January 2021

Vision to make the run, strength to get in behind his man, ability to so coolly turn the ball home from a tight angle. That was Lucas Joao scoring his first. The second was simply sheer brilliance.

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🔃 João looking forward to Hillsborough reunion

1 December 2020

For Lucas João, Wednesday night marks a return to a ground he knows well. It’s off to Hillsborough to meet Sheffield Wednesday… where he spent four full seasons as a player, and made 129 appearances.

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📈 “We had a difficult month, but we learned – we’re maturing!”

30 November 2020

After a month without the taste of victory, the Royals finally got back on the winning trail with a well-merited 3-1 win against Bristol City at Madejski Stadium.

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Club News

🗳 João and Pauno receive nominations for October awards

12 November 2020

After a fruitful October, manager Veljko Paunović and striker Lucas João have each been named on four-man shortlists for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month and Player of the Month,...

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Interviews

💬 "I have the confidence of the manager, the staff and my teammates"

28 October 2020

Lucas João's 100% record continues. Eight starts for the Royals frontman has resulted in eight goals - the latest coming as our fourth in a fabulous victory over Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night...

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Interviews

🎩 Lucas | “An amazing feeling!”

6 September 2020

Last season had its frustrations for Lucas João… injured on New Year’s Day, returning after lockdown but picking up another problem in his first game. So a hat-trick on the opening day of 2020-21 was...

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🏋️ João | “I’m fit and ready to go!”

7 June 2020

2020 has presented all kinds of challenges. And in a footballing sense, a big battle for Lucas João.

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Club News

👨‍⚕️ Progress report | How our injured squad members have been returning to fitness…

2 May 2020

This weekend, we were due to play our final league game of the season. Unfortunately, we still have nine to play...if possible. So we thought an injury update on those first team players who were...

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Club News

🗳️ Vote for your December Goal of the Month

6 January 2020

Three wins, two draws and one loss - conceding five and scoring 11 with four clean sheets.

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Fixture News

📽️ Highlights from 2-0 win over The Lilywhites

30 December 2019

It may have been a long journey for the Royals, but the trip was not dampened as Reading took all three points at Deepdale.

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Club News

The must-read for matchdays | The Royal

24 December 2019

Lucas João isn't just scoring goals, he's making front covers as he makes the cover of the next edition of The Royal.

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Interviews

Focus switching quickly to QPR for goal-getter João

24 December 2019

After his third goal of the month against Derby County last time out, forward Lucas João was quickly switching his focus to getting back-to-back victories.

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João | “We kept working – so we’re glad for the win!”

22 December 2019

“It’s always good to win – to have a winning mentality and a winning environment,” explained Lucas João after the Royals ran out 3-0 winners against Derby County. João was scorer of an all-important...

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Club News

Competition | Brand new copies of FIFA 20 up for grabs!

27 September 2019

In celebration of the release of  FIFA 20, we are giving you the chance to win yourself a copy of the game.

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Reading FC Community Trust

Lucas João drops in on a summer Soccer School

7 September 2019

Topping off a fantastic summer of Community Trust Soccer Schools, our recent signing Lucas João headed to a session at The Dome, adjacent to Madejski Stadium.

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