The newest addition to the New Zealand squad, Reid only confirmed his availability for the All Whites in March this year. Born in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland in 1988, Reid has a Maori middle name, ‘Wiremu’. Along with his Kiwi mother and Danish stepfather, Reid departed New Zealand as a ten-year-old becoming a youth professional at Denmark Super League club FC Midtjylland at 15.
Reid, can play as a right back or central defender, and although he is just 21 is very much a key first-team member at Midtjylland. He has played over 100 matches for the club including in Europe in the UEFA Cup. There have also been stints with the Denmark youth sides including the national U-21 team.
Tall, strong and athletic, yet also technically gifted, Reid is one of a number of impressive players to have come through Midtjylland’s development programme, leading to his call-up for international football at youth level, after debuting for the club at just 17. Midtjylland have been consistent challengers for honours in Denmark throughout recent years with Reid a regular member of the side. Herbert will undoubtedly welcome the strengthening of his backline and the added depth Reid brings to the squad, where injury and unavailability have often left the centre of defense as a problem area for the All Whites.