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Royston Drenthe

Born: April 8, 1987 (age 34)

Height: 5' 5.5" (167cm)

Hometown: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nationality: Netherlands Dutch

Position: Midfielder
Royston Drenthe
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Career History
Youth2000-2003Feyenoord
Senior2003-2005SBV Excelsior
2005-2007Feyenoord
2007-2012Real Madrid
→ 2010-2011Heracles (loan)
→ 2011-2012Everton (loan)
2013-2015Reading
Sports Mole has 144 articles about Royston Drenthe. Articles 1 to 40:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Royston Drenthe explains early retirement
Former Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe reveals that he retired from football at the age of 29 because he 'was not happy'.
Nov 10, 15:15
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Royston Drenthe leaves Reading to join Turkish club Kayseri Erciyesspor
Reading confirm that Royston Drenthe has left the club to sign a permanent deal with Turkish side Kayseri Erciyesspor.
Jan 23, 16:35
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Mid-season report: Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole recaps a stubborn, if unspectacular first half of the 2014-15 Championship season for Stuart Gray's Sheffield Wednesday.
Jan 8, 15:00
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Royston Drenthe free to leave Reading
Reading boss Steve Clarke confirms that Royston Drenthe is set to leave the club on a permanent basis this month.
Jan 5, 09:35
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Preview: Manchester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole previews the third-round FA Cup match between Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday.
Jan 2, 20:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Adam Forshaw comes in for Wigan Athletic
Wigan make one change for tonight's Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday, while the Owls bring in three new faces.
Dec 30, 19:29
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Result: Chris Maguire penalty downs 10-man Blackpool
Chris Maguire's penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday seal victory against 10-man Blackpool as they climb up to 12th in the Championship.
Dec 26, 16:59
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Half-Time Report: Chris Maguire penalty gives Sheffield Wednesday the advantage
Chris Maguire's spot kick gives Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 advantage going into half time of their Championship match against Blackpool.
Dec 26, 15:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday make two changes
Royston Drenthe and Claude Dielna come into the Sheffield Wednesday team to face Blackpool as manager Stuart Gray makes two changes to his side.
Dec 26, 14:46
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Result: Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday share points
Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday play to a goalless draw in the Championship.
Nov 22, 14:11
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Live Commentary: Huddersfield Town 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday - as it happened
Live text coverage of the Yorkshire derby in the Championship between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday, courtesy of Sports Mole.
Nov 22, 11:45
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Preview: Huddersfield Town vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday at the John Smith's Stadium.
Nov 20, 17:03
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Team News: Rotherham United make two changes
Kirk Broadfoot and Paul Taylor come into the Rotherham United side to face Sheffield Wednesday after they lost to Reading last time out.
Nov 8, 14:44
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Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Rotherham United
Sports Mole previews Saturday's South Yorkshire derby between Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United.
Nov 6, 22:50
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Result: Bournemouth go top of the Championship
Bournemouth go top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Nov 4, 21:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Bournemouth, Sheffield Wednesday level at the break
Bournemouth are held to a 0-0 draw away to Sheffield Wednesday at half time in the Championship.
Nov 4, 20:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sports Mole's Championship Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out those who impressed during gameweek 15 in the Championship.
Nov 3, 16:52
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray bemoans missed chances
Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray admits that his team were made to pay for some poor finishing during their 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
Nov 2, 12:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Charlton draw with Sheffield Wednesday to remain unbeaten at home
Igor Vetokele rescues a 1-1 draw for Charlton Athletic against Sheffield Wednesday as the Addicks remain unbeaten at home in the Championship this season.
Nov 1, 17:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Sheffield Wednesday lead Charlton Athletic through Royston Drenthe stunner
Royston Drenthe's long-range goal gives Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 half-time lead over Charlton Athletic.
Nov 1, 15:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Both Charlton Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday make three changes
Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday both have three changes in their starting XIs for today's Championship match at The Valley.
Nov 1, 14:56
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Preview: Brentford vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole previews Sheffield Wednesday's trip to Griffin Park to play Brentford.
Oct 20, 15:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Watford go top of Championship
Watford go top of the Championship with a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Oct 18, 16:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Reading
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Championship clash between Reading and Sheffield Wednesday at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.
Sep 18, 16:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole previews Sheffield Wednesday's visit to Birmingham City in the Championship on Tuesday.
Sep 14, 10:03
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Team News: Five changes for winless Bolton Wanderers
Bolton Wanderers make five changes to their side as they look for their first three points of the season at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
Sep 13, 14:42
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Championship clash between winless Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday.
Sep 11, 16:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Royston Drenthe: 'I was desperate to sign for Sheffield Wednesday'
Royston Drenthe reveals that he was desperate to join Sheffield Wednesday when he learned of their interest on transfer deadline day.
Sep 4, 05:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Reading's Royston Drenthe joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan
Sheffield Wednesday sign Dutch winger Royston Drenthe on loan until January from fellow Championship side Reading.
Sep 1, 17:22
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Royston Drenthe invites fans to play FIFA
Reading winger Royston Drenthe hosts a FIFA tournament for four Reading fans.
Aug 4, 14:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Former Real Madrid man Royston Drenthe set for Reading exit
Reading decide not to allocate Royston Drenthe a number for the upcoming season.
Jul 14, 17:40
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Team News: Danny Williams passed fit for Reading
Danny Williams passes a late fitness test in time to start tonight's Championship clash for Reading against Leicester, who make five changes themselves.
Apr 14, 19:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Two changes for Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic make two changes to their starting lineup for this afternoon's Championship clash against Reading.
Apr 5, 14:34
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Team News: Sean Morrison, Danny Williams return for Reading
Reading duo Sean Morrison and Danny Williams return to the starting lineup for today's home clash against Huddersfield Town.
Mar 29, 14:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Barnsley earn vital win in relegation fight
Barnsley secure three vital points in their fight against relegation from the Championship as they defeat Reading in their clash at the Madejski Stadium.
Mar 25, 22:02
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Result: Jobi McAnuff brace earns Reading win over Birmingham City
Reading secure an away victory over Birmingham City in their Championship clash at St Andrew's, thanks to a brace from Jobi McAnuff.
Mar 22, 17:02
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Half-Time Report: All square at St Andrew's between Birmingham City, Reading
Paul Caddis levels things up at the break at St Andrew's in the clash between Birmingham City and Reading after Jobi McAnuff's opener.
Mar 22, 16:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Reading, Derby County draw a blank
Reading and Derby County share a 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium in the Championship.
Mar 15, 17:02
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Half-Time Report: Reading, Derby County goalless at the interval
Reading and Derby County head into half time tied at 0-0 following a scrappy 45 minutes.
Mar 15, 15:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Reading ease past Leeds United
Reading beat Leeds United 4-2 in their Championship match at Elland Road.
Mar 11, 22:09

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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

FOOTBALL
· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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