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The Tilehurst End Advent Calendar: December 23

What a guy.

Aston Villa v Reading - Premier League Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Ulises de la Cruz

Position: Full-back

Nationality: Ecuadorian

Total Reading FC Appearances: 15

Total Reading FC Goals: 1

Memorable Moment

Signed up as an experienced back-up for Graeme Murty in Reading’s maiden Premier League run, de la Cruz was a big hit at the Mad Stad for his off-the-field charitableness and on-the-field technique and class.

Possessing the ability to beat a man and get himself out of a tight spot with ease, it was clear to see why he’d been at that level for the past few years as part of a very decent Aston Villa side. His crowning moment came with a stonking run and finish at home to Sheffield United.