Former West Ham and Brentford man announces retirement aged 34

Former West Ham and Brentford man announces retirement aged 34 after 12 months out of the game.

Former West Ham and Brentford defender Winston Reid has announced his retirement from the game.

The centre-back will play his last match for New Zealand against Australia on Thursday.

Reid is calling time on his playing career at the age of 37, as reported by beIN Sports.

West Ham and Brentford spells

West Ham swooped to sign the Auckland-born man in 2010 from Danish side FC Midtjylland and he went on to become a key player for the London club.

He made 2022 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers over a 12-year spell and chipped in with 10 goals from the back.

Reid played a key role in their promotion back to the Premier League via the play-offs back in 2012.

He started to fall out of favour during his later years at the London Stadium and was loaned out to MLS outfit Sporting Kansas City before Brentford came calling.

The Bees brought him in on loan for the second-half of the 2020/21 campaign and he helped Thomas Frank’s side win promotion to the top flight, starting in the final against Swansea City.

Reid left West Ham last year and has since been without a club, despite still playing for New Zealand.

He went to the Tokyo Olympics with his country and has 31 caps under his belt.