Key facts you may not have known about our recent loan recruit
Adam Le Fondre’s real and full name is Glenville Adam James Le Fondre. However he is known by Adam, ALF or Alfie derived from his initials.
Despite being English and being born and brought up in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Le Fondre is also eligible to play for the French International team through his maternal French grandfather.
MAKING HISTORY AT READING
He was the first player in Reading history to win the Premier League Player of the Month award in January 2013. Le Fondre was awarded this despite playing just 85 minutes and not starting a single game. He scored five goals in the month.
RECORD FROM THE BENCH
Le Fondre previously held the record for most goals in the Premier League as a substitute with 8.
ROLE MODEL SOLSKJAER
Le Fondre cites Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as one of his role models and was signed by the former Manchester United striker last summer when he joined the Norwegian at Cardiff City.
'TOO LAZY' FOR MANCHESTER UNITED
Le Fondre went on trial at Manchester United aged seven with aspirations to fulfil his dream of playing for them. However, he was turned away by his childhood team for being ‘too lazy’ despite scoring a hat-trick in a 5-1 trial game.
He has been involved with numerous charities during his career and previously auctioned his worn boots to raise money for the likes Hope for Children, Parkinson’s UK, Pattaya Orphanage and Scotland’s Air Ambulance. He also took part in the Wrexham charity football game against soap stars and regularly attends events such as Dreams Wishes helping seriously ill children.