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24Robin Friday

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Robin Friday was an incredibly gifted English forward who's career was cut short at the age of 25 due to his smoking, drinking and drug taking. Friday spent the vast majority of his career at Reading, where he has been named the clubs all-time greatest player. Friday's greatest attributes were

his ability on the ball and his footballing intelligence. He scored 46 goals in 121 games for Reading before he was sold to Cardiff due to his growing drug problems. He retired at the age of 25 and died aged 38, following a heart attack.

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