Born: 3 July 1988, North Shore, New Zealand
Former clubs: SUB Sonderborg, FC Midtjylland

A tall and powerful defender, Winston Reid started all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, scoring in the All Whites' 1-1 draw with Slovakia.

Comfortable at right-back or centre-back, Reid moved to Denmark at the age of ten, representing the Scandinavian nation at U19, U20 and U21 levels before switching international allegiance to the country of his birth in early 2010.

After five years of first-team action at FC Midtjylland in Denmark, the 6'3" player moved to West Ham United in August 2010.


Began the season as the Hammers' first pick at centre half...Scored his first goal of the season in the 3-1 victory over Liverpool on 20 September 2014.


Scores the opening goal of the 3-0 Barclays Premier League win against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on 6 October 2013....Suffered an ankle injury in training in early November 2013, meaning his misses New Zealand's FIFA World Cup Inter-Continental play-off tie with Mexico and three months of the Barclays Premier League campaign...Returned off the bench in the Hammers' 2-0 victory over Swansea City on 1 February 2014...Remained a regular starter over the closing months of the season as the Hammers secured their top flight status.


Netted a late equaliser in the 1-1 pre-season draw at SC Braga in Portugal on 10 August 2012...Scored the second goal in West Ham United's 3-0 home Barclays Premier League victory over Fulham on 1 September 2012...Voted SBOBET Player of the Month for December 2012...After playing a central role in West Ham's defensive success in the 2012/13 campaign and starting for eleven of their 12 clean sheets, was named as the Hammer of the Year at the Club's Player Awards Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel.


Scored his first goal of the season in the 4-1 win at Nottingham Forest on 28 August 2011...Suffered a dislocated shoulder in the 4-3 home npower Championship win over Portsmouth on 10 September 2011...Ruled out for more than three months with a dislocated shoulder, making his comeback in the 2-1 npower Championship defeat at Derby County on 31 December 2011...Won a penalty in the 1-0 FA Cup third-round defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on 8 January 2012...Scored the winner in the 2-1 home npower Championship victory over Millwall on 4 February 2012...Was ruled out for six weeks after suffering concussion while on international duty with New Zealand in late February 2012...Scored the equaliser in the 2-1 npower Championship victory at Leicester City on 23 April 2012...Totalled 28 npower Championship appearances and three goals...Started both legs of the npower Championship Play-Off semi-final against Cardiff City.

Winston Reid


Joined West Ham United on a three-year contract from Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland for an undisclosed fee on Thursday 5 August 2010...Made his Barclays Premier League debut in the 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa on 14 August 2010...Totalled seven Barclays Premier League appearances, three of them starts..Made three FA Cup appearances, scoring in the 5-1 fifth-round victory over Burnley...Appeared as a second-half substitute in the 4-0 Carling Cup fifth-round victory over Manchester United on 30 November 2010...Started the Carling Cup semi-final first leg victory over Birmingham City on 11 January 2011...Totalled 12 first-team appearances in all competitions, seven of them starts, and scored one goal...Made six Barclays Premier Reserve League appearances, all of them starts.

Winston Reid

International career

Appeared for Denmark at U19, U20 and U21 levels...Made his international debut in UEFA European U19 Championship Elite round qualifying defeat by Serbia on 31 July 2007…Opted to play for the nation of his birth, New Zealand, at senior level in March 2010...Made his senior international debut for New Zealand in a friendly against Australia in Sydney in May 2010…Impressed in a surprise 1-0 pre-FIFA World Cup victory over Serbia, cementing his place in Ricki Herbert's squad…Named in New Zealand's 23-man FIFA World Cup squad…Started all three group-stage matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa…Scored a dramatic last-minute equaliser in New Zealand's 1-1 draw with Slovakia in Rustenburg on 14 June 2010…Helped New Zealand to secure draws with Italy and Paraguay in their final two group matches and end the FIFA World Cup as the tournament's only unbeaten nation...Appeared in friendly internationals with Honduras and Paraguay in October 2010, being sent-off in the latter of the two...Suffered concussion in an international friendly with Jamaica in Auckland on 28 February 2012...Named New Zealand captain for the first time in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against New Caledonia on 22 March 2013.

Winston Reid

Before West Ham United

Moved from his native New Zealand to Denmark at the age of ten, beginning his career with local club SUB Sonderborg…Signed professional terms with FC Midtjylland at the age of 17 in 2005, having come through the club's Academy…Played four times in Europe as FC Midtjylland reached the 2007/08 UEFA Cup first round before being defeated by Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow…Appeared against Manchester City in 2008/09 UEFA Cup first round…Totalled 85 Superliga appearances for FC Midtjylland, turning out for the final time in a 1-0 defeat at Brondby IF on 1 August 2010.

Any other business

Is of Maori heritage…Came through the same Midtjylland Academy as Denmark defender Simon Kjaer…Became a Danish citizen in 2006.