The story of Winston Reid is everything except a usual story of how to become a pro football player. Reid, who was born 3rd July 1988 established His career in football “through the thorn to the stars”. Although He is born in North Shore, Auckland His first serious football steps came after his Mother and Stepfather took Him with them into Denmark. The first team he played for was SUB Sonderborg, but FC Midtjylland spots His talent shortly after that. At the age of 17, Reid signed his first pro football contract and the journey started at FC Midtjylland. After much effort, Reid finally got into starting eleven in the season 2008 / 09 when he played 28 matches and scored 2 goals, pretty decent number for the young central back.
Shortly after that, Denmark became small for his enormous talent. On the 5th August of 2010, Reid signed a three-year contract with FC West Ham. We are sure that he wants to forget this season as soon as possible because he played only 12 matches, and scored 1 goal in the season West Ham got relegated into the Championship. Although some teams might sink even deeper, West Ham won the league and got promoted to Premier League in the next season. Winston Reid cemented his place in the starting eleven and even scored 2 goals. Next season was even better for him, he was a real defensive wall in front of the Jussi Jaaskelainen. He was so good this season that he won “Hammer of the year” award, an award given by the fan community when they vote for the most successful player of the year. He bought his space in the fans heart when decided to sign 6.5 years contract with the West Ham, although he had offers from Arsenal and Tottenham as well.
When we speak about his impact on the national team of New Zealand, “All Whites”, we have to mention that he scored one goal so far. However, he made his nation proud at the opening game of the World Cup 2010 when he scored in stoppage time against Slovakia, securing the first point at the World Cups for his national squad ever!
In his career nothing came easy, he had to fight for everything. In the march of the 2017th, the biggest nightmare of professional football player came true. During the Premier League game against Swansea City, Winston Reid suffered a very hard knee injury. It was obvious in the same moment that season is over for him. It was only not clear how long will he be absent from the court. 7 months after operation Reid started gym training in order to get back to the court. Although he was healthy for the 2nd half of the season, coach Pellegrini decided to give him time to fully recover and empower his leg muscles.
It’s been almost a year and a half since Reid played the last match against Swansea and it is sure that he is going to leave his heart at the court whenever he earns the spot amongst top 11. During their preseason at Switzerland, there will be enough room for him to play competitive football and earn trust from the Boss. The hardest opponent of this training camp for them will be SCR Altach, Austrian Bundes league team. Imagine what a comeback for Winston would that be if he could score after a year and a half of absence. Since it is a very unlikely scenario bookmakers weren’t so optimistic, according to the website freebets.co.uk the off is 40/1 [Bet365]. This is a great way to multiply your money and have some fun while supporting the comeback of this great sportsman. Another interesting bet would be that Reid scores 3 or more goals during the season. Since he is CB, bookies were generous here as well. With the odds of 10/1 [Bet365], it is a very interesting bet to go with it, especially when we know that early round of cups is counted as well in goal tally. If You decide to give a shot at some of the suggestions, you can use some of the great free bet offers found at freebets.co.uk to multiply your winnings and lower the risk.
If we didn’t see on his example that this is possible, we would really think that this is just another Hollywood blockbuster. One thing is sure, Winston Reid, Hammer Warrior, will fight back in the West Ham start lineup, let the time show up when this is going to happen.