Kristian Rees

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Kristian Rees
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Rees playing for Gold Coast United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Kristian Rees
Date of birth (1980-01-06) 6 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Youth career
Salisbury United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Salisbury United 21 (5)
1999 Para Hills 21 (0)
2000–2003 Adelaide City Force 40 (0)
2003 Adelaide City 15 (1)
2003–2004 Adelaide United 26 (0)
2004 Modbury Jets (loan) 15 (1)
2005–2007 Adelaide United 35 (2)
2007 Whittlesea Zebras 26 (2)
2007–2008 Wellington Phoenix 9 (1)
2008 Adelaide City 20 (3)
2009–2012 Gold Coast United 73 (4)
2014–2015 Palm Beach 37 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2015.

Kristian Rees (born 6 January 1980 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

He made his NSL debut playing for Adelaide City. He was also a member of Adelaide United's minor-premiership winning squad of 2005/06 and of the team that came runnersup in 2006/07.

He played for Adelaide United in the Hyundai A-League for the first 2 seasons of the competition, including during their inaugural foray into the Asian Champions League.

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.[1][2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7][8][9] 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.[10]

On 3 December 2008 he was signed to a two-year contract by Gold Coast United.[11][12]

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.

Politics[edit]

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.

Rees also ran in the 2015 Queensland election in the seat of Currumbin.[13]

Honours[edit]

With Adelaide United:

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