Rees playing for Gold Coast United in 2010
|Full name||Kristian Rees|
|Date of birth||6 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, Australia|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
|2000–2003||Adelaide City Force||40||(0)|
|2004||→ Modbury Jets (loan)||15||(1)|
|2009–2012||Gold Coast United||73||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2015.
He was released by the club to the surprise of many at the end of the 2006/07 season, and joined Whittlesea Zebras in the Victorian Premier League. He made his debut for the Zebras against Green Gully on 3 June 2007 and has been one of the stand-out players in the league, leading the previously struggling Zebras to a spot in the Grand Final. Such was his impact that despite joining the Zebras after the start of the season, he still won the Club Best & Fairest Award, and though the team could not manage to beat Preston Lions in the Grand Final, Rees capped off a magnificent season by scoring his team's goal in the final, and also hit the crossbar. He was also selected for the Victorian State Team tour of China but unfortunately work commitments prevented him from taking up the spot.
On 13 November 2007 Rees signed for A-League club Wellington Phoenix until the end of the season where he joined up with former Adelaide United teammate and captain, Ross Aloisi. At the end of the 2007-2008 A-league season, Rees and Phoenix could not agree terms to extend his contract in Wellington, and after turning down the opportunity to join Chinese Super League club, Liaoning FC, he returned to Adelaide City to link up with former team-mate, Damian Mori.
Rees ended his playing career with Palm Beach after a successful run in the FFA Cup playing alongside former Wellington Phoenix team mate Karl Dodd. Rees wasn't retired for 6 months before being lured out of retirement by the Sharks.
In the 2013 Australian federal election, Rees ran as the Palmer United Party candidate for the Division of Grey, and in the 2016 Australian federal election, is the lead Palmer candidate for the Senate for South Australia.
With Adelaide United:
- Reds defence stretched
- Adelaide releases trio
- The Advertiser
- Honours shared in inaugural Northern Community Cup
- Zebras set for flag clash
- Rees looks set to join Kiwis
- Phoenix Sign Reds Reject Rees
- Phoenix signing settling in well
- Rees gives it his all
- Ex-Reds Star Rees Off To China
- Six more names confirmed for United Archived 2 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Rees grabs chance
- Lucy Ardern (20 January 2015). "LNP expected to lose some of its margin in "safe" Gold Coast seat of Currumbin". Gold Coast Bulletin. News Corp. Retrieved 12 May 2016.