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Winston Reid Retires From International Football



Winston Wiremu Reid is a professional footballer from New Zealand who most recently played for West Ham United of the Premier League. He led his country’s squad to victory as captain. Midtjylland is another team he has played for, and he has also spent time on loan at Sporting Kansas City and Brentford.

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Reid relocated to Denmark when he was ten and made his professional debut with Danish club FC Midtjylland in 2005. His breakout season with Midtjylland came in 2008-2009 when he was just 17 years old, and the Wolves were preparing to compete in UEFA Europa League qualifiers. He started 92 appearances for Midtjylland in all competitions before moving to West Ham in August 2010.

When West Ham beat Burnley 1-0 in the FA Cup the following February, Reid had scored his first goal in 222 career games for the club, which began on August 14, 2010. After starting the 2011–12 season in the lower-tier Championship, Reid helped West Ham win promotion to the Premier League with success over Blackpool in the Football League Playoff Final at Wembley Stadium.

Reid was voted West Ham’s player of the year in 2012–13 after starting a career-high 36 Premier League games and helping the club finish in the league’s top half. On September 1, 2012, he scored his first Premier League goal in a victory against Fulham in a London derby. It paved the way for a successful season that featured a win over Chelsea, the defending UEFA Champions League champions.

Over the next few years, Reid was a mainstay in West Ham’s defense, and he even scored in a surprising 3-1 win over Liverpool on September 20, 2014. He was also a key cog in the wheel during the 2015–16 breakthrough season for the Hammers, which resulted in a seventh-place league finish and a spot in UEFA Europa League qualifiers. On May 10, 2016, in West Ham’s final home game at Upton Park, Reid scored the game-winning goal in a dramatic 3-2 win over English heavyweights Manchester United. It was the crowning moment of his career in East London.

During the 2016–17 season, Reid played in 30 different Premier League games, scoring goals in victories over Sunderland and Swansea City. He has started 19 games for West Ham across all competitions over the last three years.

Reid joins the Chiefs after playing more than 300 games for clubs in Denmark and England, including 166 Premier League games for West Ham. The center defender stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and has 25 games of experience playing for the New Zealand national team, including three starts at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

Dual Danish and New Zealander citizen Reid played for Denmark’s U-19, U-20, and U-21 teams between 2007 and 2010. His senior international career, however, was dedicated to New Zealand in early 2010, and he was named to the All Whites roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Despite missing out on the knockout rounds, New Zealand’s World Cup run is legendary, thanks to central defender Reid’s stellar play. New Zealand went undefeated in the group stage, drawing all three games. Against Slovakia in extra time, he scored a great equalizer with a header for New Zealand’s lone goal of the tournament.

Retirement From International Football

After Sunday’s friendly match against Australia in front of home supporters in Auckland, New Zealand captain Winston Reid has announced that he will retire from international football. On Monday, the longtime member of West Ham United made the announcement.

The football defender, who is 34 years old and considered one of the best players in his country, has earned 32 caps for the national team known as the “All Whites,” serving as captain for nearly half of those games.Reid represented Denmark at the junior levels of the sport until he switched his allegiance to New Zealand in advance of the 2010 World Cup. At that tournament, he scored a goal that would go down in history as one of the most famous goals ever against Slovakia.

It has been reported that he stated in a statement that the World Cup was significant for him because he was very young at the time, and playing in it and scoring in it was great.

“It’s something that will make me thankful and appreciative for the rest of my life. But I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy a lengthy career, both for my club and for my country, and it’s been an honor to captain the national team. Statement source.

The center defense made more than 200 games for West Ham during his 11-year relationship with the London club before ending it last year. During his career, he struggled with ailments, but he still managed to do so. At the Olympics held in Tokyo the previous year, he led New Zealand to a sixth-place finish, which was the nation’s most outstanding performance in the sport at those Games.

Danny Hay, the coach of the All Whites, stated that ‘Winnie’ had demonstrated that New Zealanders could compete at the highest threshold.

“Winnie is a true legend of New Zealand football who paved the way for future players, along with other legends like Ryan Nelsen, showing that a Kiwi kid could do it at the highest level of the game,” he added. “Winnie paved the way for future players, along with other legends like Ryan Nelsen, showing that a Kiwi kid could do it at the game’s highest level.” Statement source.