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Biography

Date of birth

21/07/1989

Height

180 cm

Signed

18/07/2012

Country

Wales

Chris Gunter is a Welsh international right back who joined the Royals in the summer of 2012, joining from Nottingham Forest.

At 16, he became the youngest ever player to represent Wales' U21 side and in 2007 the then-Cardiff defender was named the Football League’s Apprentice of the Year.

Such recognition earned him an eye-catching move to Tottenham Hotspur and, coincidentally, his debut for the North London outfit came against the Royals in an FA Cup tie.

Gunter found his first-team opportunities limited at Spurs and after initially joining Nottingham Forest on loan he made a permanent switch to the Midlands.

He raked up almost 150 games for Forest and was named as the best right-back in the Championship for the 2009-10 season.

Reading came calling in the summer of 2012, following promotion to the Premier League, and the solitary top-flight campaign saw Gunter turn out 20 times for the Royals.

In 2014-15 he played a pivotal part in the Royals side that reached the FA Cup semi-final, losing out to eventual winners Arsenal at Wembley.

For the 2015-16 season Gunter endured a staggering 66 appearances for club and country, as on the international stage Wales outshone everyone to reach the semi-finals of the European Championships held in France.

Likewise, he enjoyed another mammoth campaign in 2017-18 and featured a total of 52 times in all competitions for the Royals, culminating with a final-day draw on his old patch at Cardiff which kept Reading in the Championship.

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