Winston Reid

Squad No. 2
Date of Birth July 3, 1988
Age 32
Height 191cm
Team
Position Defender
Birthplace Auckland
Previous Clubs Sporting Kansas City

Winston Wiremu Reid (born 3 July 1988) is a New Zealand professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club West Ham United and also captains the New Zealand national team.

Both Reid’s parents have Māori ancestry. He affiliates to Tainui through his father and to Te Rarawa through his mother. He was born in North Shore, Auckland, but moved from New Zealand to Denmark at the age of 10 with his mother and Danish stepfather. He always maintained contact with his father and his family in New Zealand.

Reid signed for West Ham United on 5 August 2010, on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. His transfer fee was the subject of a dispute between West Ham United and FC Midtjylland as West Ham withheld the fee to bring to UEFA’s attention fees owing to them from the sale of Alessandro Diamanti to Brescia.