Paul Reid (footballer, born 1979)

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Paul Reid
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Personal information
Full name Paul James Reid
Date of birth (1979-07-06) 6 July 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rockdale City Suns
Number 21
Youth career
Macarthur Rams
1993–1998 Marconi Stallions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Macarthur Rams 1 (0)
1998–2002 Wollongong Wolves 96 (17)
2002–2004 Bradford City 8 (2)
2004–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 94 (5)
2008–2011 Adelaide United 60 (3)
2012 Melbourne Heart 4 (0)
2012 Police United 2 (0)
2012 Sydney FC 11 (0)
2013– Rockdale City Suns 41 (1)
National team
1998 Australia U-20 6 (0)
2009 Australia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17.9.14.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Paul James Reid (born 6 July 1979) is a footballer who plays for Rockdale City Suns in the NSW Premier League. Reid previously played for Wollongong Wolves during their championship winning seasons before moving to England where he played for six years with Bradford City and Brighton & Hove Albion before returning to Australia.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sydney, Australia, Reid started his youth career at Marconi Stallions alongside Socceroos, Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton in the same U-13 team and was quickly noted for his talents.[1]

Reid went on to begin his senior football career in Australia for Wollongong Wolves in 1998. He become a cult hero during his time at the Wollongong Wolves after scoring the last minute equiliser in the 2000 grand final against Perth Glory. The Wolves went on to win the game 7–6 on penalties.[2] In 2002, Reid moved to England and joined Bradford City, but only stayed for one season before joining Brighton & Hove Albion in 2003.

Reid had usually played in the right-back position in defence for the Seagulls, but the player has stated his preferred position is in the centre of midfield. Near the start of the 2006–07 season, Reid suffered a serious knee injury which saw him sidelined for nearly a year, but the player did return for the start of the 2007–08 pre-season. On 6 May 2008, it was confirmed that Reid, along with experienced trio Kerry Mayo, Gary Hart and Guy Butters were to be released from the club.[3] On 11 July 2008, Reid began training with Hereford United in a bid to win a new contract.[4]

Adelaide United[edit]

He was expected to sign with Perth Glory for the 2008–09 A-League season,[5] but instead signed with Adelaide United on a two-year deal.[6] He won a call up to the national-team squad in October 2008 along with Adelaide United team mates Scott Jamieson, Robert Cornthwaite and Eugene Galeković.[7] Despite usually playing in a deep midfield role Reid has created a number of assists from both open play and set pieces.[8][9] He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw against Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on 18 January 2009.[10]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

Reid signed a short-term end of season contract with Melbourne Heart as injury cover during the 2012 January transfer window.[11]

INSEE Police United[edit]

On 9 March, Reid agreed with a short-term contract with INSEE Police United. He arrived in Thailand on 11 March.[12]

Sydney FC[edit]

Reid playing in a pre-season game on trial with Sydney FC.

In early 2011, Reid had asked former club Adelaide United for a release to join hometown club Sydney FC for their 2011 Asian Champions League campaign, resulting in a bitter fallout between himself and then manager Rini Coolen who would not release him until season's end. In September 2012, it was announced that Reid was on trial with Sydney FC, taking part in two of their pre-season matches against A-League opposition before eventually signing a 1-year deal to join the Sky Blues beginning on 1 October 2012.[13] However, as a result of Sydney FC failing to qualify for the A-League finals, Reid, along with teammates Nathan Sherlock, Krunoslav Lovrek, Trent McClenahan, Adam Griffiths and Jarrod Kyle were released by Sydney FC at the conclusion of the 2012-13 A-League season. [14]

Rockdale City Suns[edit]

After being released as a player from Sydney FC, Reid signed for Rockdale City Suns in the NSW Premier League.[15] However, he also still works for Sydney FC as a Community Football Officer.

International career[edit]

Reid made his first senior international debut for the Socceroos on 28 January 2009 in an AFC Asian Cup qualifying match versus Indonesia.


With Wollongong Wolves:


  1. ^,the-men-who-made-harry.aspx
  2. ^ "NSL Grand Finals". Central Coast Mariners. Retrieved 2008-10-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Albion release experienced quartet". The Argus. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Reid Training at Herford". Brighton And Hove Albion FC. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  5. ^ "Glory chase nemesis". The West Australian. 2008-07-25. Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Adelaide Sign Seagulls Star". Australian FourFourTwo. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  7. ^ "Cahill and Kewell headline bloated Socceroos". 1 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Dodd heads Adelaide through". A-League. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Marcus (5 December 2008). "Rampant Reds run riot". A-League. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  10. ^ "Rampant Reds run riot". Adelaide United. 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  11. ^ Chiarell, Simon (19 February 2011). "Reid Signs On Short Term Deal". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  12. ^,paul-reid-why-i-chose-asia.aspx
  13. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (22 September 2012). "Better late than never: Reid delighted to join Sky Blues - finally". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
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  15. ^ [year=2013&tx_ttnews[month]=04&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=7417&cHash=96aefeea4f0b561b00ec79b624854b71 Second-half Suns scorch Spartans for maiden win] IGA National Premier League

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