Joel Joshua Frederick Melvin McAnuff – born 9 November 1981 – is a former footballer who was recently a player and manager at EFL League Two club Leyton Orient.
He was predominantly a winger but he has also played as an occasional central midfielder.
He began his career at Wimbledon, making over 100 appearances for the club before brief spells at West Ham United and Cardiff City.
McAnuff joined Crystal Palace in 2005, spending two years there before moving again, this time to Watford before joining Reading in 2009.
He was appointed captain in 2011 and went on to make over 200 appearances in all competition for the Royals.
Prior to Reading’s promotion to the Premier League in 2011–12 he had spent his entire career playing in England’s second tier, amassing over 400 league appearances. He joined Leyton Orient in 2014.
Born in London, McAnuff has represented Jamaica, his father’s country of birth, at international level.
He made his debut in May 2002 although his next appearance did not come until nearly eleven years later in February 2013.
He was part of their squads which won the 2014 Caribbean Cup and competed at the 2015 Copa América.
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